Grand Military Gold Cup

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Grand Military Gold Cup
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The Grand Military Gold Cup is a National Hunt steeplechase in England which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of about 3 miles (3 miles and 37 yards or 4,862 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in March.

The race was first run in 1841 and the 150th running took place in 2013.

The race is restricted to (currently serving) Military Amateur Riders. Ownership of the horses in the race is also limited to serving or ex-serving members of the armed forces. A similar race, the Royal Artillery Gold Cup, is run at Sandown in February.[1]

Winners since 1949[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
1949 Demon Vino 7 J Phillips R Brignall Major
1950 Klaxton 10 Capt W Gibson Ivor Anthony
1951 Klaxton 11 Capt W Gibson Ivor Anthony
1952 Klaxton 12 Capt W Gibson Ivor Anthony
1953 Atom Bomb 9 Maj P Fielden C Mitchell
1954 Pointsman 6 Maj C Blacker A Kilpatrick
1955 Skatealong 7 Maj P Fielden C Mitchell
1956 Cottage Lace 9 Capt W Gibson R Turnell
1957 Easter Breeze 9 Maj R Dill Harry Thomson Jones
1958 Stalbridge Park 8 Sir Nicholas Nuttall A Kilpatrick
1959 Golden Drop 8 Capt P Upton C Mitchell
1960 Joan's Rival 6 Capt Piers Bengough A Kilpatrick
1961 Stalbridge Park 11 Sir Nicholas Nuttall A Kilpatrick
1962 Cash Desire 7 Maj P Greenwood H Smyth
1963 Baxter 7 Lord Fermoy A O'Brien (Ir)
1964 Threepwood 11 Capt N Ansell N Ansell
1965 Rueil 8 B Leigh Tim Forster
1966 Willow King C Perry J Barratt
1967 Indian Spice 7 Capt J Powell Fred Winter
1968 Ballyverine 8 Capt G Nicoll Ken Cundell
1969Abandoned because of waterlogged state of course
1970 Charles Dickens 6 Maj Piers Bengough A Kilpatrick
1971 Charles Dickens 7 Maj Piers Bengough A Kilpatrick
1972 Charles Dickens 8 Lt Col Piers Bengough A Kilpatrick
1973 Ziguenor 11 Maj D Chesney D Chesney
1974 Pakie 9 Maj Andrew Parker Bowles Fulke Walwyn
1975Abandoned because of waterlogged state of course
1976 Lucky Edgar 11 Capt A Cramsie Lord Ullswater
1977 Double Bridal 6 Capt C Price Fulke Walwyn
1978 Mr Snowman 9 C Sample Tim Forster
1979 Ten Up 12 Capt J Hodges Capt J Hodges
1980 Beeno 8 Broderick Munro-Wilson Broderick Munro-Wilson
1981 The Drunken Duck 8 Broderick Munro-Wilson Broderick Munro-Wilson
1982 Ballyross[1] 11 Maj C Price Tim Forster
1983 Burnt Oak 7 Col A Cramsie David Nicholson
1984 Special Cargo 11 Gerald Oxley Fulke Walwyn
1985 Special Cargo 12 Gerald Oxley Fulke Walwyn
1986 Special Cargo 13 Gerald Oxley Fulke Walwyn
1987 Burnt Oak 11 Mr P Nicholson David Nicholson
1988 Columbus 11 Maj C Lane Fulke Walwyn
1989 Brother Geoffrey 10 Capt A Smith-Maxwell David Nicholson
1990 The Argonaut 12 Mr Gerald Oxley Fulke Walwyn
1991 Brunton Park 13 Capt C Ward Thomas John Jenkins
1992 Gunner Stream 8 Mr B Marquis Richard Holder
1993 On The Other Hand 10 Captain A Ogden Gordon W. Richards
1994 Quick Rapor Mr Dominic Alers-Hankey Richard Barber
1995 Country Member Maj Oliver Ellwood Andrew Turnell
1996 Norman Conqueror Maj Oliver Ellwood Tim Thomson Jones
1997 Act The Wag Capt A Ogden Martin Todhunter
1998 Silver Stick Mr Miles Watson Mick Easterby
1999 Court Melody Mr Dominic Alers-Hankey Paul Nicholls
2000 Camitrov Mr R Sturgis Nicky Henderson
2001 Kings Mistral 8 Mr H Norton Patrick Chamings
2002 Folly Road 12 Mr J Snowden D Williams
2003 Kings Mistral 10 Lt A Michael Patrick Chamings
2004 Mercato 8 Capt R T Sturgis John Best
2005 Whitenzo 9 Capt J Snowden Paul Nicholls
2006 Inca Trail 10 Capt J Snowden Paul Nicholls
2007 Hoo La Baloo 6 Capt J Snowden Paul Nicholls
2008 Bolachoir 6 Capt A Michael Patrick Chamings
2009 Oakfield Legend 8 LBdr Sally Randell Pip Payne
2010 Scots Dragoon 8 Maj A Michael Nicky Henderson
2011 Blu Teen 11 LBdr Jody Sole D J Staddon
2012 Masked Man 9 Capt Harry Wallace Charlie Mann
2013 Merrion Square 7 LBdr Jody Sole Paul Nicholls
2014 Bradley 10 LBdr Sally Randell Fergal O'Brien
2015 Loose Chips 9 Miss Sally Randell Charlie Longsdon
2016 Jennys Surprise 8 Lt Col Erica Bridge Fergal O'Brien
2017 Rathlin Rose 9 Capt Guy Disney David Pipe
2018 Baden 7 Lt Billy Aprahamian Nicky Henderson

1 The 1982 race took place at Kempton Park

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Royal Artillery Gold Cup History". Retrieved 7 March 2015.