British Champions Long Distance Cup

British Champions Long Distance Cup
(ex Jockey Club Cup)
Group 2 race
Location Ascot Racecourse
Ascot, England
Inaugurated 1873
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor QIPCO
Website Ascot
Race information
Distance 1m 7f 209y (3,209 metres)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 8 st 13 lb (3yo);
9 st 7 lb (4yo+)
Allowances
3 lb for fillies and mares
Purse Β£500,000 (2021)
1st: Β£283,550
British Champions Long Distance Cup
2021
Yellow, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Light blue, dark blue hollow box, striped sleeves and cap Black, yellow cap
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The British Champions Long Distance Cup is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile 7 furlongs and 209 yards (3,209 metres), and it is scheduled to take place as part of British Champions Day each year in October.

History

The event was originally held at Newmarket under the title Jockey Club Cup. It was established in 1873, and was initially contested over 2ΒΌ miles.

The distance of the race was shortened to 1Β½ miles in 1959. It was extended to its current length in 1963. The event was given Group 3 status in 1971.

For a period the Jockey Club Cup was staged during Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Meeting. It was switched to the venue's Champions Day fixture in 2000. It had a prize fund of Β£65,000 in 2010.[1]

The race was transferred to Ascot and given its present name in 2011. It became part of the newly created British Champions Day, and its purse was increased to Β£200,000. It now serves as the long-distance final of the British Champions Series and was upgraded from Group 3 to Group 2 from its 2014 running.[2]

Records

Most successful horse (5 wins):

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Sir Gordon Richards – Brumeux (1930), Brulette (1932), Felicitation (1934), Foxglove II (1938), Shahpoor (1943), Vic Day (1948, 1949)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Barry Hills – Further Flight (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995), Rainbow High (1999), Tastahil (2010)

Winners since 1978

  1. ^ The 1999 edition was held on Newmarket's July Course over 2 miles and 24 yards

Earlier winners

  • 1873: Flageolet
  • 1874: Gang Forward
  • 1875: Carnelion
  • 1876: Braconnier
  • 1877: Verneuil
  • 1878: Silvio
  • 1879: Jannette
  • 1880: Chippendale
  • 1881: Corrie Roy
  • 1882: Chippendale
  • 1883: Ladislas
  • 1884: St Gatien
  • 1885: St Gatien
  • 1886: St Gatien
  • 1887: Carlton
  • 1888: Reve d'Or
  • 1889: Sheen
  • 1890: Wild Monk
  • 1891: Patrick Blue
  • 1892: Buccaneer
  • 1893: Lady Rosebery
  • 1894: Callistrate
  • 1895: Florizel II
  • 1896: Canterbury Pilgrim
  • 1897: Count Schomberg
  • 1898: Merman
  • 1899: Mazagan
  • 1900: Osbech
  • 1901: King's Courier
  • 1902: Black Sand
  • 1903: Mead
  • 1904: Zinfandel
  • 1905: Pretty Polly
  • 1906: Bachelor's Button
  • 1907: Radium
  • 1908: Radium
  • 1909: Amadis
  • 1910: Lagos
  • 1911: Willonyx
  • 1912: Aleppo
  • 1913: Aleppo
  • 1914: Son-in-Law
  • 1915: Son-in-Law
  • 1916: Hurry On
  • 1917: Brown Prince
  • 1918: Queen's Square
  • 1919: Gay Lord
  • 1920: no race
  • 1921: Nippon
  • 1922: Bucks Hussar
  • 1923: Tranquil
  • 1924: Plack
  • 1925: Bucellas
  • 1926: Bongrace
  • 1927: Mont Bernina
  • 1928: Invershin
  • 1929: Fairway
  • 1930: Brumeux
  • 1931: Noble Star
  • 1932: Brulette
  • 1933: Nitsichin
  • 1934: Felicitation
  • 1935: Quashed
  • 1936: Quashed
  • 1937: Buckleigh
  • 1938: Foxglove II
  • 1939: no race
  • 1940: Atout Maitre[a]
  • 1941: no race
  • 1942: Afterthought
  • 1943: Shahpoor
  • 1944: Ocean Swell
  • 1945: Amber Flash
  • 1946: Felix
  • 1947: Laurentis
  • 1948: Vic Day
  • 1949: Vic Day
  • 1950: Colonist II
  • 1951: Eastern Emperor
  • 1952: Blarney Stone
  • 1953: Ambiguity
  • 1954: Yorick
  • 1955: Romany Air
  • 1956: Donald
  • 1957: Flying Flag
  • 1958: French Beige
  • 1959: Vacarme
  • 1960: Parthia
  • 1961: Apostle
  • 1962: Pardao
  • 1963: Gaul
  • 1964: Oncidium
  • 1965: Goupi
  • 1966: Hermes
  • 1967: Dancing Moss
  • 1968: Riboccare
  • 1969: High Line
  • 1970: High Line
  • 1971: High Line
  • 1972: Irvine
  • 1973: Parnell
  • 1974: Petty Officer
  • 1975: Blood Royal
  • 1976: Bright Finish
  • 1977: Grey Baron
  1. ^ The 1940 running took place at Nottingham over 2 miles and 4 furlongs

See also

References

  1. ^ "2010 Jockey Club Cup". International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  2. ^ "European Pattern Committee announces changes to the 2014 European Black Type Programme". britishorseracingauthority.com. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.

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