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Coronation Cup

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cracksman winning the coronation cup
CRACKSMAN winning the Coronation Cup. Picture: Pat Healy Photography

The Coronation Cup is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for open class horses at Epsom conducted by the Jockey Club.
The Coronation Cup is run over one mile, four furlongs and 6 yards for four year olds and up. It was first run in 1902 and was won by Osboch.
It is the leading race for older horses running at Epsom each season. It is an obvious lead up for horses heading to Royal Ascot.
Run over the same course as the Derby and Oaks and on the same weekend, it is often a small field.
The race was originated to commemorate King Edwards VII’s coronation. During the wars it was conducted at Newbury and Newmarket.
St Nicholas Abbey is the only three time winner in 2011, 2012, 2013.
The equal oldest winner is the grand French horse Cirrus Des Aigles who scored as an 8yo in 2014.
Elite horse Cracksman was expected to bolt in in 2018 when a 7-2 on elect however he scrambled home by a head.
Leading trainer is Ballydoyle’s Aidan O’Brien who has trained the winner eight times over the last 14 years. His winners include fabled stayers like Yeats, St Nicholas Abbey and Highland Reel.
Most wins as a jockey is by Lester Piggott with nine.
The Coronation Cup is worth £420,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Coronation Cup include Cracksman (2018), Highland Reel (2017), Postponed (2016), Cirrus Des Aigles (2014), St Nicholas Abbey (2011/2012/2013), Fame And Glory (2010), Yeats (2005), Warrsan (2003/2004), Daliapour (2000), Daylami (1999), Singspiel (1997), Swain (1996), Triptych (1987/1988), Rainbow Quest (1985), Roberto (1973), Mill Reef (1972), Petite Etoile (1960/1961), The White Knight (1907/1908) and Pretty Polly (1905/1906).
The 2018 Coronation Cup was won by Cracksman from Salouen and Windstross.


Racing and Sports

Previous Coronation Cup Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
DEFOE (IRE) 5G
DALAKHANI (IRE) - DULKASHE (IRE) PIVOTAL (GB)
ANDREA ATZENI57.0ROGER VARIAN2
CRACKSMAN (GB) 4H
FRANKEL (GB) - RHADEGUNDA (GB) PIVOTAL (GB)
L DETTORI57.0JOHN GOSDEN6
HIGHLAND REEL (IRE) 5H
GALILEO (IRE) - HVEGER (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
RYAN MOORE57.0A P O'BRIEN3
POSTPONED (IRE) 5H
DUBAWI (IRE) - EVER RIGG (GB) DUBAI DESTINATION (USA)
ANDREA ATZENI57.0ROGER VARIAN3
PETHER'S MOON (IRE) 5H
DYLAN THOMAS (IRE) - SOFTLY TREAD (IRE) TIROL (GB)
PAT DOBBS57.0RICHARD HANNON JR5
CIRRUS DES AIGLES (FR) 8G
EVEN TOP (IRE) - TAILLE DE GUEPE (FR) SEPTIEME CIEL (USA)
C SOUMILLON57.0MME C BARBE7
ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE) 6H
MONTJEU (IRE) - LEAPING WATER (GB) SURE BLADE (USA)
J P O'BRIEN57.0A P O'BRIEN3
ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE) 5H
MONTJEU (IRE) - LEAPING WATER (GB) SURE BLADE (USA)
J P O'BRIEN57.0A P O'BRIEN4
ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE) 4H
MONTJEU (IRE) - LEAPING WATER (GB) SURE BLADE (USA)
RYAN MOORE57.0A P O'BRIEN1
FAME AND GLORY (GB) 4H
MONTJEU (IRE) - GRYADA (GB) SHIRLEY HEIGHTS (GB)
J MURTAGH57.0A P O'BRIEN8
ASK (GB) 6H
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) - REQUEST (GB) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
RYAN MOORE57.0SIR MICHAEL STOUTE8
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) 4M
GALILEO (IRE) - AFFIANCED (IRE) ERINS ISLE (IRE)
J MURTAGH57.0A P O'BRIEN7
SCORPION (IRE) 5H
MONTJEU (IRE) - ARDMELODY (GB) LAW SOCIETY (USA)
M KINANE57.0A P O'BRIEN2
SHIROCCO (GER) 5H
MONSUN (GER) - SO SEDULOUS (USA) THE MINSTREL (CAN)
C SOUMILLON57.0A FABRE5
YEATS (IRE) 4H
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) - LYNDONVILLE (IRE) TOP VILLE (GB)
K FALLON57.0A P O'BRIEN9
WARRSAN (IRE) 6H
CAERLEON (USA) - LUCAYAN PRINCESS (IRE) HIGH LINE (GB)
D HOLLAND57.0C E BRITTAIN5
WARRSAN (IRE) 5H
CAERLEON (USA) - LUCAYAN PRINCESS (IRE) HIGH LINE (GB)
PHILIP ROBINSON57.0C E BRITTAIN4
BOREAL (GER) 4H
JAVA GOLD (USA) - BRITANNIA (GER) TARIM (GB)
K FALLON57.0P SCHIERGEN3
MUTAFAWEQ (USA) 5H
SILVER HAWK (USA) - THE CARETAKER (GB) CAERLEON (USA)
L DETTORI57.0SAEED BIN SUROOR1
DALIAPOUR (IRE) 4H
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) - DALARA (IRE) DOYOUN (IRE)
K FALLON57.0SIR MICHAEL STOUTE2

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