Weatherbys Super Sprint

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Weatherbys Super Sprint
Sales race
Location Newbury Racecourse
Newbury, England
Inaugurated 1991
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Weatherbys
Website Newbury
Race information
Distance 5f 34y (1,037 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Two-year-olds
sold publicly at specified sales
for maximum values of:
£47,500 before July 1 last year;
£50,500 after June 30 last year
Weight 9 st 3 lb
Allowances
5 lb for fillies
1 lb for each £3,000 below max.
(minimum weight 8 st)
Penalties
8 lb for Group winners
5 lb for Listed winners
3 lb for Class 2 winners
Purse £250,000 (2017)
1st: £122,925
Weatherbys Super Sprint
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The Weatherbys Super Sprint is a flat horse race in Great Britain open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Newbury over a distance of 5 furlongs and 34 yards (1,037 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1991, and it was initially called the Newbury Sales Super Sprint Trophy. It was designed for horses sold as yearlings by public auction for less than a specified price. The concept was devised by Lord Carnarvon and Richard Hannon Sr..[1]

The weight carried by a horse in the Weatherbys Super Sprint is determined by its sale price, with one pound deducted for each £3,000 below the maximum value.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (2 wins):

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Richard Hannon Sr.Lyric Fantasy (1992), Risky (1993), Miss Stamper (1996), Presto Vento (2002), If Paradise (2003), Lady Livius (2005), Monsieur Chevalier (2009)

Winners[edit]

Year
Winner
Weight
Jockey
Trainer
Time
1991 Paris House 8-03 John Carroll Jack Berry 1:02.17
1992 Lyric Fantasy 8-11 Michael Roberts Richard Hannon Sr. 1:03.22
1993 Risky 8-10 Walter Swinburn Richard Hannon Sr. 1:04.06
1994 Brief Glimpse 8-02 Michael Hills David Chappell 1:01.58
1995 Blue Iris 8-01 Willie Carson Michael Jarvis 1:04.22
1996 Miss Stamper 8-02 David Harrison Richard Hannon Sr. 1:00.59
1997 Lord Kintyre 8-07 Brett Doyle Rod Millman 1:00.52
1998 Flanders 8-11 Lindsay Charnock Tim Easterby 1:02.96
1999 Don Puccini 8-11 John Stack Bryan Smart 1:01.52
2000 Superstar Leo 8-06 Michael Hills William Haggas 0:59.19
2001 Good Girl 8-05 Michael Roberts Tim Easterby 1:00.86
2002 Presto Vento 8-09 Eddie Ahern Richard Hannon Sr. 1:01.14
2003 If Paradise 8-07 Dane O'Neill Richard Hannon Sr. 1:01.05
2004 Siena Gold 8-01 Frankie McDonald Brian Meehan 1:01.89
2005 Lady Livius 8-05 Martin Dwyer Richard Hannon Sr. 1:01.54
2006 Elhamri 9-04 Declan McDonogh Sylvester Kirk 1:01.32
2007 no race 2007 [a]
2008 Jargelle 8-06 Liam Jones William Haggas 1:02.12
2009 Monsieur Chevalier 8-12 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 1:02.86
2010 Temple Meads 8-06 Richard Mullen Ed McMahon 1:03.55
2011 Charles the Great 8-11 Jimmy Fortune Andrew Balding 1:03.53
2012 Body and Soul 7-12 Duran Fentiman Tim Easterby 1:06.55
2013 Peniaphobia 8-08 Paul Hanagan Richard Fahey 0:59.50
2014 Tiggy Wiggy 9-01 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Jr. 0:59.85
2015 Lathom 9-00 Tony Hamilton Richard Fahey 1:00.76
2016 Mrs Danvers 8-00 Luke Morris Jonathan Portman 1:01.19
2017 Bengali Boys 8-07 Barry McHugh Richard Fahey 1:04.05

a The 2007 running was abandoned because of heavy rainfall.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armytage, Marcus (18 July 2009). "Richard Hannon wins Super Sprint for seventh time". Telegraph. Retrieved 4 September 2011.