Famous Horse Races

Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup

Newbury Racecourse
A Brief History Of Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup
The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup is a Grade 3 National Hunt horse race for five-year-old and above horses run over a distance of 3 miles 2½ furlongs (5,331 metres) at Newbury Racecourse in late November.

It is a prestigious handicap chase, and is the most important race of its kind before Christmas. There are twenty-one fences to be jumped in the race.

It takes its name from Hennessy Cognac, the long term sponsors of the race.
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Winner



Denman
State of Play
Trabolgan
Celestial Gold
Strong Flow
Gingembre *
What's Up Boys
King's Road
Ever Blessed
Teeton Mill
Suny Bay
Coome Hill
Couldn't Be Better
One Man
Cogent
Sibton Abbey
Chatam
Arctic Call
Ghofar
Strands of Gold
Playschool
Broadheath
Galway Blaze
Burrough Hill Lad
Brown Chamberlin
Bregawn
Diamond Edge
Bright Highway
Fighting Fit
Approaching
Bachelor's Hall
Zeta's Son
April Seventh
Royal Marshall II
Red Candle
Charlie Potheen
Bighorn
Border Mask
Spanish Steps
Man of the West
Rondetto
Stalbridge Colonist
Arkle
Arkle
Mill House
Springbok
Mandarin
Knucklecracker
Kerstin
Taxidermist
Mandarin
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Jockey



Sam Thomas
Paul Moloney
Mick Fitzgerald
Timmy Murphy
Ruby Walsh
Andrew Thornton
Paul Flynn
Jamie Goldstein
Timmy Murphy
Norman Williamson
Graham Bradley
Jamie Osbourne
Dean Gallagher
Tony Dobbin
Dan Fortt
Adrian Maguire
Peter Scudamore
Jamie Osbourne
Hywel Davies
Peter Scudamore
Paul Nicholls
Paul Nicholls
Mark Dwyer
John Francome
John Francome
Graham Bradley
Bill Smith
Gerry Newman
Richard Linley
Bob Champion
Martin O'Halloran
Ian Watkinson
Andrew Turnell
Graham Thorner
Jimmy Fox
Richard Pitman
David Cartwright
David Mould
John Cook
Willie Robinson
Jeff King
Stan Mellor
Pat Taaffe
Pat Taaffe
Willie Robinson
Gerry Scott
Willie Robinson
Derek Ancil
Stan Hayhurst
Mr John Lawrence
Gerry Madden
Trainer



Paul Nicholls
Evan Williams
Nicky Henderson
Martin Pipe
Paul Nicholls
Lavinia Taylor
Philip Hobbs
Nigel Twiston-Davies
Mark Pitman
Venetia Williams
Charlie Brooks
Walter Dennis
Charlie Brooks
Gordon W. Richards
Andrew Turnell
Ferdy Murphy
Martin Pipe
Oliver Sherwood
David Elsworth
Martin Pipe
David Barons
David Barons
Jimmy FitzGerald
Jenny Pitman
Fred Winter
Michael Dickinson
Fulke Walwyn
Michael O'Brien
Ken Oliver
Josh Gifford
Peter Cundell

Bob Turnell
Tim Forster
Ricky Vallance
Fulke Walwyn


Edward Courage

Bob Turnell
Ken Cundell
Tom Dreaper
Tom Dreaper
Fulke Walwyn
Neville Crump
Fulke Walwyn
Derek Ancil
Verly Bewicke
Fulke Walwyn
Fulke Walwyn
Owner




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11-12
11-04
11-12
10-05
11-00
10-13
10-12
10-07
10-00
10-05
11-08
10-00
10-08
10-00
10-01
10-00
10-06
11-00
10-02
10-00
10-08
10-05
10-00
12-00
11-08
11-10
11-10
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11-07
10-06
10-10
10-09
11-02
10-00
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11-04
10-11
11-01
11-08
10-00
10-01
10-00
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12-07
12-00
10-08
11-05
11-01
11-10
11-01
11-00