Yorkshire Cup (horse race)

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Yorkshire Cup
Group 2 race
LocationYork Racecourse
York, England
Inaugurated1927
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorMatchbook
WebsiteYork
Race information
Distance1m 5f 188y (2,787m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight9 st 1 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Penalties
5 lb for Group 1 winners *
3 lb for Group 2 winners*
* since 31 August last year
Purse£165,000 (2019)
1st: £93,572
Yorkshire Cup
2019
Black, yellow cap Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Silver, tassel on cap
Stradivarius Southern France Mildenberger

The Yorkshire Cup is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile, 5 furlongs and 188 yards (2,787 metres) at York in May.

History[edit]

Formerly a weight-for-age race, the event was revived as a handicap in 1927.[1] It was originally contested over 2 miles. The first running was won by Templestowe.[2]

The Yorkshire Cup was abandoned from 1940 to 1944. A substitute called the Yorkshire Autumn Cup, for horses aged three or older, was staged in 1945.

The event became a conditions race after the war.[3] It temporarily reverted to a handicap in 1951. That year's edition was titled the Yorkshire Stayers' Handicap.[4] Its previous format was restored in 1952.[5]

The race continued with its original distance until 1965.[6] It was cut to 1¾ miles in 1966.[7] It was given Group 2 status in 1971.

The Yorkshire Cup became part of the British Champions Series in 2011.[8] It is now the first race in the long-distance division, which concludes with the British Champions Long Distance Cup in October.

The race is currently held on the final day of York's three-day Dante Festival meeting. It is run the day after the Dante Stakes.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (8 wins):

  • Lester PiggottPandofell (1961), Aunt Edith (1966), Knockroe (1972), Bruni (1976), Bright Finish (1977), Noble Saint (1980), Ardross (1981, 1982)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Cecil Boyd-RochfortThe Scout II (1931), Kingstone (1945), Premonition (1954), Dickens (1960), Sagacity (1962), Raise You Ten (1964), Apprentice (1965)

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1927 Templestowe 5 Tommy Weston Robert Colling
1928 Royal Pom 4 George Baines Ronald Farquharson
1929 The Consul 4 Willie Stephenson William Rose Jarvis
1930 The Bastard[a] 4 Harry Wragg Jack Jarvis
1931 The Scout II 4 Joe Childs Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
1932 Trimdon 6 Joe Childs Joseph Lawson
1933 Orpen 5 Dick Perryman Frank Butters
1934 Within-the-Law 5 W. Wells J. Cannon
1935 Felicitation 5 Freddie Fox Frank Butters
1936 Valerius 5 Tommy Weston Joseph Lawson
1937 Silversol 4 Billy Nevett Matthew Peacock
1938 Suzerain 5 Bill Rickaby Ted Leader
1939 Finis 4 Harry Wragg Ossie Bell
1940 no race 1940–44
1945 Kingstone 3 Doug Smith Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
1946 Stirling Castle 4 Eph Smith Joseph Lawson
1947 No Orchids 4 Harry Blackshaw M. Everitt
1948 Whiteway 4 Bill Evans Norman Bertie
1949 Woodburn 4 Bill Rickaby Charles Elsey
1950 Miraculous Atom 6 Billy Nevett Sam Hall
1951 Orderly Ann 5 A. Carson Tommy Shedden
1952 Eastern Emperor 4 Bill Rickaby Jack Jarvis
1953 Childe Harold 4 Jack Brace Bill Dutton
1954 Premonition 4 Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
1955 By Thunder! 4 Wally Swinburn Sam Armstrong
1956 Romany Air 5 Bill Rickaby Reginald Day
1957 Souverlone 4 Joe Sime Harry Peacock
1958 Brioche 4 Edgar Britt Charles Elsey
1959 Cutter 4 Manny Mercer John Oxley 3:59.60
1960 Dickens 4 Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 3:28.00
1961 Pandofell 4 Lester Piggott Freddie Maxwell
1962 Sagacity 4 Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 3:43.30
1963 Honour Bound 5 Doug Smith Fred Rimell
1964 Raise You Ten 4 Harry Carr Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
1965 Apprentice 5 Stan Clayton Cecil Boyd-Rochfort 3:36.00
1966 Aunt Edith 4 Lester Piggott Noel Murless 3:21.60
1967 Salvo 4 Ron Hutchinson Harry Wragg 3:19.00
1968 Sweet Story 6 Jimmy Etherington Dick Peacock
1969 Quartette 5 Russ Maddock Tommy Gosling
1970 Rangong 5 Sandy Barclay Noel Murless
1971 Alto Volante 4 Brian Taylor Freddie Maxwell 3:00.50
1972 Knockroe 4 Lester Piggott Peter Nelson
1973 Celtic Cone 6 Greville Starkey Frank Cundell 2:58.20
1974 Buoy 4 Joe Mercer Dick Hern 2:56.40
1975 Riboson 4 Joe Mercer Dick Hern 3:06.70
1976 Bruni 4 Lester Piggott Ryan Price 3:06.40
1977 Bright Finish 4 Lester Piggott Jeremy Tree 3:05.90
1978 Smuggler 5 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:56.30
1979 Pragmatic 4 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton 3:07.90
1980 Noble Saint 4 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong 2:56.00
1981 Ardross 5 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil 3:08.30
1982 Ardross 6 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil
1983 Line Slinger 4 Edward Hide Bill Elsey 3:19.40
1984 Band 4 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2:57.20
1985 Ilium 4 Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones 3:05.40
1986 Eastern Mystic 4 Pat Eddery Luca Cumani 3:12.26
1987 Verd-Antique 4 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil 3:08.89
1988 Moon Madness 5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 3:00.51
1989 Mountain Kingdom 5 Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain 2:52.92
1990 Braashee 4 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart 2:56.79
1991 Arzanni 4 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 2:57.94
1992 Rock Hopper 5 Pat Eddery Michael Stoute 2:59.91
1993 Assessor 4 Richard Quinn Richard Hannon Sr. 2:59.23
1994 Key to My Heart 4 John Reid Dudley Moffatt 2:55.87
1995 Moonax 4 Pat Eddery Saeed bin Suroor 2:58.89
1996 Classic Cliche 4 Michael Kinane Saeed bin Suroor 2:52.77
1997 Celeric 5 Pat Eddery David Morley 2:59.39
1998 Busy Flight 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills 3:04.02
1999 Churlish Charm 4 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. 3:05.61
2000 Kayf Tara 6 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:55.06
2001 Marienbard 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:57.30
2002 Zindabad 6 Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 2:54.90
2003 Mamool 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 2:52.54
2004 Millenary 7 Richard Quinn John Dunlop 3:01.61
2005 Franklins Gardens 5 Darryll Holland Mark Tompkins 3:02.78
2006 Percussionist 5 Darryll Holland Howard Johnson 3:12.41
2007 Sergeant Cecil 8 Jimmy Fortune Rod Millman 2:59.63
2008 Geordieland 7 Shane Kelly Jamie Osborne 3:02.47
2009 Ask 6 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:05.36
2010 Manifest 4 Tom Queally Henry Cecil 2:58.99
2011 Duncan 6 William Buick John Gosden 2:58.33
2012 Red Cadeaux 6 Tom McLaughlin Ed Dunlop 3:02.89
2013 Glen's Diamond 5 Tony Hamilton Richard Fahey 3:01.39
2014 Gospel Choir 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:00.36
2015 Snow Sky 4 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 2:57.64
2016 Clever Cookie 8 P. J. McDonald Peter Niven 3:01.12
2017 Dartmouth 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute 3:01.90
2018 Stradivarius 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 2:55.15
2019 Stradivarius 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden 3:01.21
  1. ^ The 1930 winner The Bastard was later exported to Australia and renamed The Buzzard

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yorkshire Cup Today". Glasgow Herald. 17 May 1927. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  2. ^ "1927 Yorkshire Cup". Glasgow Herald. 18 May 1927. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ "1950 Yorkshire Cup". Glasgow Herald. 17 May 1950. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  4. ^ "1951 Yorkshire Stayers' Handicap". Glasgow Herald. 6 June 1951. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  5. ^ "1952 Yorkshire Cup". Glasgow Herald. 21 May 1952. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  6. ^ "1965 Yorkshire Cup". Glasgow Herald. 20 May 1965. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  7. ^ "1966 Yorkshire Cup". Glasgow Herald. 12 May 1966. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  8. ^ "2011 British Champions Series". britishchampionsseries.com. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013.