Famous Horse Races

Cesarewitch

Newmarket Racecourse
A Brief History Of Cesarewitch
The Cesarewitch is a famous flat handicap race for three-year-old and above thoroughbred horses, run over a distance of 2 miles 2 furlongs (3,621 metres) at Newmarket Racecourse in October. Unusually for such a long distance, the race is run in almost a straight line (just one bend after 10 furlongs). A unique feature of the Cesarewitch course is that it crosses a county border - the race starts in Cambridgeshire and finishes in Suffolk.

From a betting perspective, the Cesarewitch forms the second leg of the Autumn Double - the first leg is the Cambridgeshire Handicap, two weeks earlier. The race was first run in 1839 and was named in honour of the Russian Crown Prince, the Tsesarevich, who visited the United Kingdom and who later became Tsar Alexander II of Russia.
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Winner

Leg Spinner
Detroit City
Sergeant Cecil
Contact Dancer
Landing Light
Miss Fara
Distant Prospect
Heros Fatal
Top Cees
Spirit of Love
Turnpole
Inchcailloch
Old Red
Captain's Guest
Aahsaylad
Vintage Crop
Go South
Trainglot
Double Dutch
Nomadic Way
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Jockey

Johnny Murtagh
Jamie Spencer
Alan Munro
Royston Ffrench
Pat Eddery
Ryan Moore
Martin Dwyer
Gary Carter
Kieren Fallon
Olivier Peslier
Lindsay Charnock
Royston Ffrench
Lindsay Charnock
Tony Clark
John Williams
Walter Swinburn
Nicky Carlisle
Willie Carson
Billy Newnes
Willie Carson
Trainer

Tony Martin
Philip Hobbs
Rod Millman
Mark Johnston
Nicky Henderson
Martin Pipe
Ian Balding
Martin Pipe
Ian Balding
Mark Johnston
Mary Reveley
Jeff King
Mary Reveley
Guy Harwood
John White
Dermot Weld
John Jenkins
Jimmy FitzGerald
Brooke Sanders
Barry Hills
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Time

3:54.13
3:57.84
3:54.79
3:58.52
3:52.33
3:51.22
4:00.27
3:54.91
3:40.30
3:51.23
3:53.56
3:51.17
3:52.62
3:56.79
3:59.52
3:49.16
3:52.76
3:50.90
3:51.32
4:00.61