Famous Horse Races

Ascot Gold Cup

Ascot Racecourse
A Brief History Of Ascot Gold Cup
The Ascot Gold Cup is a Group 1 flat horse race in for four-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs (4,023 metres) at Ascot Racecourse during June.

First run in 1807, the Gold Cup is traditionally held on Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot, it is the most popular race of the festival with spectators, and is the most high quality long distance flat race in the Northern Hemisphere. In earlier years the greatest horses in the continent would run in this race, as to prove a horse great they would prove themselves over many different distances. This is less true today, with the winners gaining popular love, rather than incredible stud values.
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Winner

Yeats
Yeats
Westerner
Papineau
Mr Dinos
Royal Rebel
Royal Rebel
Kayf Tara
Enzeli
Kayf Tara
Celeric
Classic Cliché
Double Trigger
Arcadian Heights
Drum Taps
Drum Taps
Indian Queen
Ashal
Sadeem
Sadeem
Paean
Longboat
Gildoran
Gildoran
Little Wolf
Ardross
Ardross
Le Moss
Le Moss
Shangamuzo
Sagaro
Sagaro
Sagaro
Ragstone
Age

6
5
6
4
4
6
5
6
4
4
5
4
4
6
7
6
6
4
6
5
Jockey

Michael Kinane
Kieren Fallon
Olivier Peslier
Frankie Dettori
Kieren Fallon
Johnny Murtagh
Johnny Murtagh
Michael Kinane
Johnny Murtagh
Frankie Dettori
Pat Eddery
Michael Kinane
Jason Weaver
Michael Hills
Frankie Dettori
Frankie Dettori
Walter Swinburn
Richard Hills
Willie Carson
Greville Starkey
Trainer

Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
Elie Lellouche
Saeed bin Suroor
Paul Cole
Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston
Saeed bin Suroor
John Oxx
Saeed bin Suroor
David Morley
Saeed bin Suroor
Mark Johnston
Geoff Wragg
Lord Huntingdon
Lord Huntingdon
Lord Huntingdon
Tom Jones
Guy Harwood
Guy Harwood
Owner

Sue Magnier
Sue Magnier
Ecurie Wildenstein
Godolphin Stables
Con Shiacolas
Peter Savill
Peter Savill
Godolphin Stables
HH Aga Khan IV
Godolphin Stables
Christopher Spence
Godolphin Stables
Ron Huggins
John Pearce
Yoshio Asakawa
Yoshio Asakawa
Sir Gordon Brunton
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed
Sheikh Mohammed
Time

4:20.78
4:20.45
4:19.49
4:20.90
4:20.15
4:25.64
4:18.92
4:24.53
4:18.85
4:32.36
4:26.19
4:23.20
4:20.25
4:27.67
4:32.57
4:18.29
4:23.90
4:28.58
4:22.68
4:15.67