The Coronation Cup
The Coronation Cup, so called due to being established in celebration of the Coronation of Edward VII back in 1902. This makes it a lot more recent than both the Oaks and the Derby held during the Derby Festival, though it is still a Group 1 race.
The legendary Lester Piggott still retains the record for riding the highest number of winners in this race at a staggering 9 victories spanning 4 decades! In recent years, Aiden O’Brien has been doing very well, with horses that he’s trained winning in 3 out of the previous 5 years – though looking back through the years, the wins tend to come for trainers in small clusters.
The Coronation Cup is open to horses 4 years old and upwards, unlike the 2 Classics held at the Derby Festival which are limited to 3 year olds only, however, all three races are held over the same distance of 1m 4f and 10yds.
|2009||Ask||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||5/1||Good|
|2008||Soldier of Fortune||Jonny Murtagh||Aiden O’Brien||9/4||Good|
|2007||Scorpion||Michael Kinane||Aiden O’Brien||8/1||Good to Soft|
|2006||Shirocco||André Fabre||Christophe Soumillon||8/11F||Good|
|2005||Yeats||Kieren Fallon||Aiden O’Brien||5/1||Good|