Famous Horse Races

Goodwood Cup

Goodwood Racecourse
A Brief History Of Goodwood Cup
The Goodwood Cup is a Group 2 flat horse race for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 2 miles at Goodwood Racecourse during the Glorious Goodwood meeting in late July / early August.

Unusually for a flat race there are no starting stalls - the horses start near the winning post and removing the stalls in time for the finish would not be possible.

The race was first run in 1812 with a distance of 2 miles 5 furlongs. This was shortened to 2 miles 4 furlongs in 1990 and to 2 miles in 1991. As the Goodwood Cup was reduced in length, the distance of the secondary staying race at the meeting - the Goodwood Stakes - was increased.
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Winner

Allegretto
Yeats
Distinction
Darasim
Persian Punch
Jardines Lookout
Persian Punch
Royal Rebel
Kayf Tara
Double Trigger
Double Trigger
Grey Shot
Double Trigger
Tioman Island
Sonus
Further Flight
Further Flight
Lucky Moon
Mazzacano
Sadeem
Age

4
5
6
6
10
5
8
4
5
7
6
4
4
4
4
6
5
3
4
5
Jockey

Ryan Moore
Michael Kinane
Michael Kinane
Joe Fanning
Martin Dwyer
Michael Kinane
Richard Quinn
Michael Kinane
Frankie Dettori
Darryll Holland
Michael Roberts
Pat Eddery
Jason Weaver
Richard Quinn
Pat Eddery
Michael Hills
Michael Hills
Willie Carson
Pat Eddery
Greville Starkey
Trainer

Sir Michael Stoute
Aidan O'Brien
Sir Michael Stoute
Mark Johnston
David Elsworth
Alan Jarvis
David Elsworth
Mark Johnston
Saeed bin Suroor
Mark Johnston
Mark Johnston
Ian Balding
Mark Johnston
Paul Cole
John Gosden
Barry Hills
Barry Hills
John Dunlop
Guy Harwood
Guy Harwood
Owner


Time

3:25.61
3:21.55
3:29.56
3:26.93
3:27.86
3:21.63
3:27.09
3:31.71
3:23.67
3:29.19
3:24.81
3:25.17
3:25.86
3:23.57
3:35.36
3:24.04
3:28.69
4:11.75
4:32.84
4:36.34