Famous Horse Races

Gimcrack Stakes

York Racecourse
A Brief History Of Gimcrack Stakes
The Gimcrack Stakes is a Group 2 flat horse race for two-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings run over a distance of 6 furlongs and 3 yards (1,210 metres) at York Racecourse during the Ebor Festival meeting in August.

It was first run in 1846 and is named after Gimcrack, a popular grey racehorse in the 18th century, none of whose 27 victories was actually at York. The owner of the winning horse in this race is traditionally invited to give a speech at the annual Gimcrack Dinner held at the racecourse in December.
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Winner

Sir Gerry
Conquest
Amadeus Wolf
Tony James
Balmont
Country Reel
Rock of Gibraltar
Bannister
Mull of Kintyre
Josr Algarhoud
Carrowkeel
Abou Zouz
Royal Applause
Chilly Billy
Turtle Island
Splendent
River Falls
Mujtahid
Rock City
Sharp N' Early
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Jockey

Jamie Spencer
Jimmy Fortune
Neil Callan
Seb Sanders
Pat Eddery
Frankie Dettori
Michael Kinane
Johnny Murtagh
Michael Kinane
Kieren Fallon
Pat Eddery
Frankie Dettori
Walter Swinburn
Kieren Fallon
John Reid
Alan Munro
Bruce Raymond
Willie Carson
Willie Carson
Brian Rouse
Trainer

James Fanshawe
William Haggas
Kevin Ryan
Clive Brittain
Jeremy Noseda
David Loder
Aidan O'Brien
Richard Hannon
Aidan O'Brien
Mick Channon
Barry Hills
David Loder
Barry Hills
Lynda Ramsden
Peter Chapple-Hyam
Paul Cole
Richard Hannon
Robert Armstrong
Richard Hannon
Richard Hannon
Owner


Time

1:14.16
1:11.81
1:09.75
1:14.30
1:11.07
1:12.61
1:11.23
1:12.50
1:11.51
1:10.28
1:13.39
1:10.78
1:11.42
1:12.78
1:13.49
1:11.42
1:13.72
1:10.55
1:10.97
1:09.84