Famous Horse Races

Doncaster Cup

Doncaster Racecourse
A Brief History Of Doncaster Cup
The Doncaster Cup, known at times in the past as the Doncaster Gold Cup, is a Group 2 flat horse race for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 2 miles 2 furlongs (3,621 metres) at Doncaster Racecourse during the St Leger meeting in September.

First run in 1766, it is the oldest continuing regulated horse race in the world, though not since its early years has it overshadowed the St. Leger Stakes, now considered Doncaster's leading race. Together with the 2 mile (3,219 m) Goodwood Cup and 2½ mile (4,023 m) Ascot Gold Cup, the Doncaster Cup is part of Britain's Stayers' Triple Crown for horses capable of running longer distances. Only six horses have ever swept the series, one of them twice.
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Winner

Septimus
Sergeant Cecil
Millenary
= Millenary
= Kasthari
Persian Punch
Boreas
Alleluia
Enzeli
Far Cry
Double Trigger
Canon Can
Double Trigger
Double Trigger
Arcadian Heights
Assessor
Further Flight
Great Marquess
Al Maheb
Weld
Kneller
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7
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7
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3
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Jockey

Johnny Murtagh
Frankie Dettori
Richard Quinn
Richard Quinn
Johnny Murtagh
Martin Dwyer
Jamie Spencer
Jamie Mackay
Johnny Murtagh
Kevin Darley
Darryll Holland
Kieren Fallon
Frankie Dettori
Jason Weaver
Frankie Dettori
Richard Quinn
Michael Hills
Pat Eddery
Michael Roberts
Willie Carson
Pat Eddery
Trainer

Aidan O'Brien
Rod Millman
John Dunlop
John Dunlop
Howard Johnson
David Elsworth
Luca Cumani
Sir Mark Prescott
John Oxx
Martin Pipe
Mark Johnston
Henry Cecil
Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston
Geoff Wragg
Richard Hannon
Barry Hills
Henry Cecil
Alec Stewart
William Jarvis
Henry Cecil
Owner


Time

3:48.41
3:58.37
3:51.15
3:51.86
3:51.86
3:56.67
3:50.29
3:58.16
3:52.90
3:56.01
3:55.92
3:52.17
3:53.00
3:58.74
3:57.32
4:03.84
3:55.60
3:56.03
4:01.05
4:00.10
3:53.77