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Gold Cup 2022 Racecard

The Gold Cup is a Group 1 Flat race held on the third day of Royal Ascot (Thursday), over a distance of roughly two and a half miles, and is open to horses of four years and older.

4:20 Thu 16 Jun GOLD CUP

Distance: 19f 210y Age: 4yo + Prize: £283,550 Going:

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
863-52264
jockey silks 1. ALIGNAK
T: Jamie Osborne
6
9-4
863-52264
2
7143275-3
jockey silks 2. ALOUNAK (FR)
T: Andrew Balding
7
9-4
7143275-3
3
11536-403
jockey silks 3. BARON SAMEDI
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
5
9-4
11536-403
4
22142020-
jockey silks 4. BROOME (IRE)
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
6
9-4
22142020-
5
3621232-3
jockey silks 5. CALLING THE WIND (IRE)
T: Richard Hughes
6
9-4
3621232-3
6
23111
jockey silks 6. EARLOFTHECOTSWOLDS (FR)
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
8
9-4
23111
7
55310-208
jockey silks 7. EAST ASIA (IRE)
T: Ian Williams
7
9-4
55310-208
8
2472-9413
jockey silks 8. ENEMY
T: Ian Williams
5
9-4
2472-9413
9
19/31901-8
jockey silks 9. LAND OF WINTER (FR)
T: Rae Guest
6
9-4
19/31901-8
10
6531-4046
jockey silks 10. NAYEF ROAD (IRE)
T: Charlie & Mark Johnston
6
9-4
6531-4046
11
213224-69
jockey silks 11. RODRIGO DIAZ
T: David Simcock
5
9-4
213224-69
12
12142-575
jockey silks 12. SKAZINO (FR)
T: Richard Chotard, France
6
9-4
12142-575
13
0/141123-1
jockey silks 13. STRADIVARIUS (IRE)
T: John & Thady Gosden
8
9-4
0/141123-1
14
11/26111-1
jockey silks 14. TRUESHAN (FR)
T: Alan King
6
9-4
11/26111-1
15
551/51
jockey silks 15. CLEVELAND (IRE)
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
4
9-3
551/51
16
11/3069-24
jockey silks 16. HIGH DEFINITION (IRE)
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
4
9-3
11/3069-24
17
16/14-11
jockey silks 17. KYPRIOS (IRE)
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
4
9-3
16/14-11
18
2/225120-
jockey silks 18. MOJO STAR (IRE)
T: Richard Hannon
4
9-3
2/225120-
19
1/235611-2
jockey silks 19. SCOPE (IRE)
T: Ralph Beckett
4
9-3
1/235611-2
20
1121101-5
jockey silks 20. SUMMER'S KNIGHT
T: Sir Mark Prescott Bt
4
9-3
1121101-5
21
912552-53
jockey silks 21. TASHKHAN (IRE)
T: Brian Ellison
4
9-3
912552-53
22
223255-14
jockey silks 22. WORDSWORTH (IRE)
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
4
9-3
223255-14
23
7821113-2
jockey silks 23. BUBBLE SMART
T: M. Delzangles, France
5
9-1
7821113-2
24
112-
jockey silks 24. BURNING VICTORY (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
9-1
112-
25
112/8214-8
jockey silks 25. LISMORE (IRE)
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
5
9-1
112/8214-8
26
4/94225-01
jockey silks 26. PRINCESS ZOE (GER)
T: Anthony Mullins, Ireland
7
9-1
4/94225-01
27
2/25614-24
jockey silks 27. SEARCH FOR A SONG (IRE)
T: D. K. Weld, Ireland
6
9-1
2/25614-24

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With a purse of £500,000, £283,550 of that going to winning connections, it is the feature race on the Thursday card, and the premier stayers’ race of the UK Flat calendar.

At around a quarter of a mile longer than any other UK pattern race, it represents an extreme test of stamina, and is the first leg of the Stayers’ Triple Crown, followed by the Goodwood Cup (Group 1, 2m) and the Doncaster Cup (Group 2, 2m 2f).

The race has been run annually for over 200 years, having been established in 1807, though it was originally open to horses of three years and older. It has almost always been known as the ‘Ascot Gold Cup’, but in fact ‘Ascot’ does not appear in the race’s official name.

With no maximum age allowed, horses commonly compete in the Gold Cup in successive years, and many have managed successive wins. Since the turn of the millennium, two horses have managed such a feat: the Mark-Johnston-trained Royal Rebel (2001, 2002) and Aidan O’Brien’s brilliant Yeats, who won a record four times (2006-2009). Unsurprisingly, O’Brien is also the leading trainer, with seven wins altogether (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016).

The jockey record is equally impressive, with the great Lester Piggott managing no fewer than 11 Gold Cup victories over the course of 25 years (1957, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981 and 1982).

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Gold Cup 2022 FAQs

What distance is the Gold Cup?

2 miles, 3 furlongs 210 yards

What day of the Royal Ascot meeting is it on?

Thursday

What time is the Gold Cup?

16:20

What weights are carried in the Gold Cup?

9 st 2 lb. 1 lb allowance for four-year-olds. 3 lb allowance for fillies

What is the purse for the Gold Cup?

£250,000 (2020)

Who is the leading jockey in the Gold Cup*?

Lester Piggott, with 11 wins

Who is the leading trainer in the Gold Cup*?

Aidan O’Brien, with 7 wins

Who won the Gold Cup?

You can check out our Gold Cup results page here to see a List of previous winners.

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