The Ascot Gold Cup is arguably the most prestigious long-distance flat race in the world.
The race was first run in 1807, making it the longest surviving race at Royal Ascot.
Despite the trend towards speed over stamina in the breeding industry, the Gold Cup has endured as one of the highlights of the British flat racing season.
Yeats famously won the race for four consecutive seasons while other multiple winners include Sagaro, Ardross and Stradivarius.
Find out more about the Ascot Gold Cup:
- 1 Ascot Gold Cup – Race Overview
- 2 Famous Ascot Gold Cup Winners & History
- 3 Ascot Gold Cup Previous Winners
- 4 Ascot Gold Cup Previous Result
- 5 Ascot Gold Cup 2023 Odds
- 6 Ascot Gold Cup Tips
- 7 Key Ascot Gold Cup Trials
- 8 Ascot Gold Cup Betting Trends
- 9 Ascot Gold Cup Stats
- 10 Top Trainers and Jockeys of the Ascot Gold Cup
- 11 Betting on the Ascot Gold Cup 2023
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- 12 Popular Questions
- 13 Summary of the Ascot Gold Cup
- 14 2023 Royal Ascot Festival Posts
Ascot Gold Cup – Race Overview
The Ascot Gold Cup is still widely regarded as the highlight of Royal Ascot and is the feature race on day 3, known as Ladies’ Day.
The popularity of the race owes much to the fact that the same horses return year after year. Very few flat racers truly stay this marathon trip and top-class stayers like Yeats and Stradivarius can dominate the division for several seasons.
Famous Ascot Gold Cup Winners & History
The inaugural running of the Ascot Gold Cup in 1807 was won by the three-year-old Master Jackey. The enormous prestige of the Gold Cup once attracted Epsom Derby winners with Ocean Swell winning both races in 1945.
The last three-year-old to win was Gainsborough in 1918 but this age group is no longer eligible.
The first horse to win three Gold Cups was Sagaro (1975 – 1977), trained in France by Francois Boutin and ridden by Lester Piggott. The horse is remembered by the Sagaro Stakes, an early-season Gold Cup trial at Ascot.
The late seventies and early eighties were the golden age for the Ascot Gold Cup.
Le Moss won back-to-back Gold Cups in 1979 and 1980 for Henry Cecil, defeating the Irish-trained Ardross in three epic encounters for the stayers’ Triple Crown. Le Moss was retired to stud and Ardross was purchased by Charles St George and moved to Henry Cecil’s stable. He won the Gold Cup in 1981 and 1982 and was beaten only a head in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on his final start.
Yeats eclipsed the record of Sagaro by winning four successive Ascot Gold Cups between 2006 and 2009. He had been favourite for the Epsom Derby in 2004 but was forced to miss the race through injury.
A statue of Yeats stands proudly in the parade ring at Ascot racecourse to honour this great champion.
Her Majesty The Queen fulfilled a lifelong dream when Estimate won the Gold Cup in 2013. Her Majesty became the first reigning monarch to win the race when Ryan Moore drove Estimate home in front of a jubilant crowd.
The staying star of recent seasons has been John Gosden’s Stradivarius, completing a hat-trick of victories between 2018 and 2020.
Ascot Gold Cup Previous Winners
Take a look at the previous winners of the Ascot Gold Cup:
|1820||Champignon||4||–||–||T A Fraser||–|
|1821||Banker||5||–||W Butler||Duke of York||–|
|1822||Sir Huldibrand||4||–||–||J Ramsbottom||–|
|1823||Marcellus||4||Will Wheatley||William Chifney||Earl of Darlington||–|
|1824||Bizarre||4||Bill Arnull||Dixon Boyce||Lord George Cavendish||–|
|1825||Bizarre||5||Bill Arnull||Dixon Boyce||Lord George Cavendish||–|
|1826||Chateau Margaux||4||George Dockeray||R Stephenson||C Wyndham||–|
|1827||Memnon||5||Sam Chifney Jr.||William Chifney||Earl of Darlington||–|
|1828||Bobadilla||3||Thomas Lye||Robert Pettit||A Molony||–|
|1829||Zinganee||4||Sam Chifney Jr.||William Chifney||6th Earl of Chesterfield||–|
|1830||Lucetta||4||Jem Robinson||H Scott||Sir Mark Wood, 2nd Baronet||–|
|1831||Cetus||4||Jem Robinson||H Scott||Sir Mark Wood, 2nd Baronet||–|
|1832||Camarine||4||Jem Robinson||H Scott||Sir Mark Wood, 2nd Baronet||–|
|1833||Galata||4||Bill Arnull||Charles Marson||2nd Marquess of Exeter||–|
|1834||Glaucus||4||William Scott||John Scott||6th Earl of Chesterfield||–|
|1835||Glencoe||4||Jem Robinson||James Edwards||5th Earl of Jersey||–|
|1836||Touchstone||5||John Barham Day||John Scott||1st Marquess of Westminster||–|
|1837||Touchstone||6||William Scott||John Scott||1st Marquess of Westminster||–|
|1838||Grey Momus||3||William Day||John Barham Day||Lord George Bentinck||–|
|1839||Caravan||5||Jem Robinson||Isaac Day||Isaac Day||–|
|1840||St Francis||5||Sam Chifney Jr.||Robert Pettit||Robert Pettit||–|
|1841||Lanercost||6||William Noble||William I'Anson||W Ramsay||–|
|1842||Beeswing||9||D Cartwright||–||William Orde||–|
|1843||Ralph||5||Jem Robinson||W Edwards||4th Earl of Albemarle||–|
|1844||The Emperor||3||George Whitehouse||W Edwards||4th Earl of Albemarle||–|
|1845||The Emperor||4||George Whitehouse||W Edwards||4th Earl of Albemarle||–|
|1846||Alarm||4||Nat Flatman||Montgomery Dilly||Charles Greville||–|
|1847||The Hero||4||Alfred Day||John Barham Day||John Barham Day||–|
|1848||The Hero||5||Alfred Day||John Barham Day||John Barham Day||–|
|1849||Van Tromp||5||Charles Marlow||John Fobert||13th Earl of Eglinton||–|
|1850||The Flying Dutchman||4||Charles Marlow||John Fobert||13th Earl of Eglinton||–|
|1851||Woolwich||5||Job Marson||John Scott||A Campbell||–|
|1852||Joe Miller||3||George Mann||William Day||Mr Farrance||–|
|1853||Teddington||5||Job Marson||Alec Taylor Sr.||John Massey Stanley||–|
|1854||West Australian||4||Alfred Day||John Scott||1st Baron Londesborough||–|
|1855||Fandango||3||Tommy Ashmall||George Abdale||2nd Earl of Zetland||–|
|1856||Winkfield||5||James Bartholomew||S Death||S Walker||–|
|1857||Skirmisher||3||John Charlton||George Abdale||2nd Earl of Zetland||–|
|1858||Fisherman||5||John Wells||T Parr||J B Starkey||–|
|1859||Fisherman||6||William Cresswell||T Parr||F Higgins||–|
|1860||Rupee||3||Harry Grimshaw||Jos Dawson||7th Earl of Stamford||–|
|1861||Thormanby||4||Harry Custance||Mathew Dawson||James Merry||–|
|1862||Asteroid||4||John Wells||G Manning||Sir Joseph Hawley||–|
|1863||Buckstone||4||Arthur Edwards||Mathew Dawson||James Merry||–|
|1864||Scottish Chief||3||Harvey Covey||Mathew Dawson||James Merry||–|
|1865||Ely||4||Harry Custance||Tom Olliver||W S Cartwright||–|
|1866||Gladiateur||4||Harry Grimshaw||Tom Jennings||Frédéric de Lagrange||–|
|1867||Lecturer||4||George Fordham||John Day||4th Marquess of Hastings||–|
|1868||Blue Gown||3||Tom Cannon||John Porter||Sir Joseph Hawley||–|
|1869||Brigantine||3||F Butler||William Day||Sir Frederick Johnstone||–|
|1870||Sabinus||3||Robert Rowell||–||J G Hessey||–|
|1871||Mortemer||6||George Fordham||Tom Jennings||C. J. Lefevre||–|
|1872||Henry||4||George Fordham||Tom Jennings||C. J. Lefevre||–|
|1873||Cremorne||4||Charles Maidment||William Gilbert||Henry Savile||–|
|1874||Boiard||4||William Carver||–||Henri Delamarre||–|
|1875||Doncaster||5||George Fordham||Robert Peck||James Merry||–|
|1876||Apology||5||John Osborne Jr.||John Osborne||Mr Seabrook||–|
|1877||Petrarch||4||Tom Cannon||Joseph Cannon||4th Earl of Lonsdale||–|
|1878||Verneuil||4||Jem Goater||Tom Jennings||Frédéric de Lagrange||–|
|1879||Isonomy||4||Tom Cannon||John Porter||Frederick Gretton||–|
|1880||Isonomy||5||Tom Cannon||John Porter||Frederick Gretton||–|
|1881||Robert the Devil||4||Tom Cannon||Charles Blanton||Charles Brewer||–|
|1882||Foxhall||4||Tom Cannon||William Day||James R. Keene||–|
|1883||Tristan||5||George Fordham||Tom Jennings||C. J. Lefevre||–|
|1884||St. Simon||3||Charles Wood||Mathew Dawson||6th Duke of Portland||–|
|1885||St. Gatien||4||Charles Wood||James Waugh||Jack Hammond||–|
|1886||Althorp||4||Tom Cannon||John Porter||Maurice de Hirsch||–|
|1887||Bird of Freedom||5||Billy Warne||J Ryan||D Baird||–|
|1888||Timothy||4||Jack Robinson||James Jewitt||Harry McCalmont||–|
|1889||Trayles||4||Jack Robinson||James Jewitt||W de la Rue||–|
|1890||Gold||4||Frederic Webb||Tom Jennings||Prince Soltykoff||–|
|1891||Morion||4||John Watts||Richard Marsh||Lord Hartington||–|
|1892||Buccaneer||4||George Barrett||S Pickering||Lord Rosslyn||–|
|1893||Marcion||3||Seth Chandley||W Matthews||R C Vyner||–|
|1894||La Fleche||5||John Watts||Richard Marsh||Maurice de Hirsch||–|
|1895||Isinglass||5||Tommy Loates||James Jewitt||Harry McCalmont||–|
|1896||Love Wisely||3||Sam Loates||Alec Taylor Jr.||William Bass||–|
|1897||Persimmon||4||John Watts||Richard Marsh||Prince of Wales||–|
|1898||Elf||5||E Watkins||Richard Count||Jacques de Brémond||–|
|1899||Cyllene||4||Sam Loates||William Jarvis||Sir Charles Rose||–|
|1900||Merman||8||Tod Sloan||Jack Robinson||Mr. Jersey||–|
|1901||Santoi||4||Fred Rickaby||Wallace Davis||George Edwardes||–|
|1902||William the Third||4||Morny Cannon||John Porter||6th Duke of Portland||–|
|1903||Maximum||4||Archie McIntyre||Richard Count||Jacques de Brémond||–|
|1904||Throwaway||5||Willie Lane||Herbert Braime||Fred Alexander||–|
|1905||Zinfandel||5||Morny Cannon||Charles Beatty||8th Baron Howard de Walden||–|
|1906||Bachelor's Button||7||Danny Maher||Charles Peck||Solomon Joel||–|
|1907||The White Knight||4||William Halsey||Harry Sadler||Tom Kirkwood||–|
|1908||The White Knight||5||William Halsey||Harry Sadler||Tom Kirkwood||–|
|1909||Bomba||3||Freddie Fox||Fred Pratt||Jimmy de Rothschild||–|
|1910||Bayardo||4||Danny Maher||Alec Taylor Jr.||Alfred W. Cox||–|
|1911||Willonyx||4||William Higgs||Sam Darling||Charles Howard||–|
|1912||Prince Palatine||4||Frank O'Neill||Henry Beardsley||Thomas Pilkington||–|
|1913||Prince Palatine||5||William Saxby||Henry Beardsley||Thomas Pilkington||–|
|1914||Aleppo||5||Freddie Fox||Alec Taylor Jr.||Alfred W. Cox||–|
|1915||Apothecary||3||Edward Lancaster||Fred Pratt||–||–|
|1917||Gay Crusader[a]||3||Steve Donoghue||Alec Taylor Jr.||Alfred W. Cox||–|
|1918||Gainsborough[a]||3||Joe Childs||Alec Taylor Jr.||Lady James Douglas||–|
|1919||By Jingo!||5||George Hulme||James Rhodes||W T de Pledge||–|
|1920||Tangiers||4||George Hulme||Richard Dawson||Sir William Nelson||–|
|1921||Periosteum||4||Frank Bullock||Basil Jarvis||Ben Irish||–|
|1922||Golden Myth||4||Charlie Elliott||Jack Jarvis||Sir George Bullough||–|
|1923||Happy Man||7||Victor Smyth||Thomas Hogg||F Hardy||–|
|1924||Massine||4||Fred Sharpe||Elijah Cunnington||Henri Ternynck||–|
|1925||Santorb||4||Steve Donoghue||James Rhodes||A Barclay-Walker||–|
|1926||Solario||4||Joe Childs||Reg Day||Sir John Rutherford||–|
|1927||Foxlaw||5||Brownie Carslake||Reg Day||Sir Abe Bailey||–|
|1928||Invershin||6||Brownie Carslake||George Digby||John Reid Walker||–|
|1929||Invershin||7||Richard Perryman||George Digby||John Reid Walker||–|
|1930||Bosworth||4||Tommy Weston||Frank Butters||17th Earl of Derby||–|
|1931||Trimdon||5||Joe Childs||Joseph Lawson||Charles Lambton||–|
|1932||Trimdon||6||Joe Childs||Joseph Lawson||Charles Lambton||–|
|1933||Foxhunter||4||Harry Wragg||Jack Jarvis||Edward Esmond||–|
|1934||Felicitation||4||Gordon Richards||Frank Butters||Aga Khan III||–|
|1935||Tiberius||4||Tommy Weston||Joseph Lawson||Sir Abe Bailey||–|
|1936||Quashed||4||Richard Perryman||Colledge Leader||Lord Stanley||–|
|1937||Precipitation||4||Patrick Beasley||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Lady Zia Wernher||–|
|1938||Flares||5||Bobby Jones||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||William Woodward Sr.||–|
|1939||Flyon||4||Eph Smith||Jack Jarvis||1st Baron Milford||–|
|1940||no race 1940||–||–||–||–||–|
|1941||Finis[a]||6||Harry Wragg||Ossie Bell||Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen||–|
|1942||Owen Tudor[a]||4||Gordon Richards||Fred Darling||Catherine Macdonald-Buchanan||–|
|1943||Ujiji[a]||4||Gordon Richards||Joseph Lawson||Alfred Allnatt||–|
|1944||Umiddad[a]||4||Gordon Richards||Frank Butters||Aga Khan III||–|
|1945||Ocean Swell||4||Eph Smith||Jack Jarvis||6th Earl of Rosebery||–|
|1946||Caracalla||4||Charlie Elliott||Charles Semblat||Marcel Boussac||–|
|1947||Souverain||4||Marcel Lollierou||Henri Delavaud||F. R. Schmitt||–|
|1948||Arbar||4||Charlie Elliott||Charles Semblat||Marcel Boussac||–|
|1949||Alycidon||4||Doug Smith||Walter Earl||18th Earl of Derby||–|
|1950||Supertello||4||Doug Smith||John Waugh||Wilfred Harvey||4:25.00|
|1951||Pan||4||Roger Poincelet||Etienne Pollet||Eugène Constant||4:22.40|
|1952||Aquino||4||Gordon Richards||Sam Armstrong||Maharanee of Baroda||4:29.60|
|1953||Souepi||5||Charlie Elliott||George Digby||George Digby||4:35.20|
|1954||Elpenor||4||Jacques Doyasbère||Charlie Elliott||Marcel Boussac||4:32.80|
|1955||Botticelli||4||Enrico Camici||Enrico della Rocchetta||Mario della Rocchetta||4:29.02|
|1956||Macip||4||Serge Boullenger||Charlie Elliott||Marcel Boussac||4:48.80|
|1957||Zarathustra||6||Lester Piggott||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Terence Gray||4:23.93|
|1958||Gladness||5||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||John McShain||4:30.18|
|1959||Wallaby||4||Freddie Palmer||Percy Carter||Geoffroy de Waldner||4:34.02|
|1960||Sheshoon||4||George Moore||Alec Head||Prince Aly Khan||4:28.42|
|1961||Pandofell||4||Lester Piggott||Freddie Maxwell||H. Warwick Daw||4:30.32|
|1962||Balto||4||Freddie Palmer||Max Bonaventure||André Rueff||4:48.04|
|1963||Twilight Alley||4||Lester Piggott||Noel Murless||Lady Sassoon||4:52.95|
|1964||no race 1964, course waterlogged [b]||–||–||–||–||–|
|1965||Fighting Charlie||4||Lester Piggott||Freddie Maxwell||Lady Mairi Bury||4:34.47|
|1966||Fighting Charlie||5||Greville Starkey||Freddie Maxwell||Lady Mairi Bury||4:34.56|
|1967||Parbury||4||Joe Mercer||Derek Candy||Herbert Holt||4:36.05|
|1968||Pardallo||5||Bill Pyers||Mick Bartholomew||Suzy Volterra||4:35.84|
|1969||Levmoss||4||Bill Williamson||Seamus McGrath||Seamus McGrath||4:25.60|
|1970||Precipice Wood||4||Jimmy Lindley||Rosemary Lomax||Bobby McAlpine||4:27.35|
|1971||Random Shot [c]||4||Geoff Lewis||Arthur Budgett||Mrs G. Benskin||4:41.39|
|1972||Erimo Hawk [c]||4||Pat Eddery||Geoffrey Barling||Y. Yamamoto||4:28.69|
|1973||Lassalle||4||Jimmy Lindley||Richard Carver Jr.||Zenya Yoshida||4:33.46|
|1974||Ragstone||4||Ron Hutchinson||John Dunlop||16th Duke of Norfolk||4:35.01|
|1975||Sagaro||4||Lester Piggott||François Boutin||Gerry Oldham||4:48.60|
|1976||Sagaro||5||Lester Piggott||François Boutin||Gerry Oldham||4:26.15|
|1977||Sagaro||6||Lester Piggott||François Boutin||Gerry Oldham||4:28.25|
|1978||Shangamuzo||5||Greville Starkey||Michael Stoute||Mrs E. Charles||4:27.30|
|1979||Le Moss||4||Lester Piggott||Henry Cecil||Carlo d'Alessio||4:25.22|
|1980||Le Moss||5||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||Carlo d'Alessio||4:28.40|
|1981||Ardross||5||Lester Piggott||Henry Cecil||Charles St George||4:51.23|
|1982||Ardross||6||Lester Piggott||Henry Cecil||Charles St George||4:35.24|
|1983||Little Wolf||5||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||Lord Porchester||4:24.36|
|1984||Gildoran||4||Steve Cauthen||Barry Hills||Robert Sangster||4:18.81|
|1985||Gildoran||5||Brent Thomson||Barry Hills||Robert Sangster||4:25.19|
|1986||Longboat||5||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||Dick Hollingsworth||4:22.11|
|1987||Paean||4||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||Lord Howard de Walden||4:33.26|
|1988||Sadeem [d]||5||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||Sheikh Mohammed||4:15.67|
|1989||Sadeem||6||Willie Carson||Guy Harwood||Sheikh Mohammed||4:22.68|
|1990||Ashal||4||Richard Hills||Harry Thomson Jones||Hamdan Al Maktoum||4:28.58|
|1991||Indian Queen||6||Walter Swinburn||Lord Huntingdon||Sir Gordon Brunton||4:23.90|
|1992||Drum Taps||6||Frankie Dettori||Lord Huntingdon||Yoshio Asakawa||4:18.29|
|1993||Drum Taps||7||Frankie Dettori||Lord Huntingdon||Yoshio Asakawa||4:32.57|
|1994||Arcadian Heights||6||Michael Hills||Geoff Wragg||John Pearce||4:27.67|
|1995||Double Trigger||4||Jason Weaver||Mark Johnston||Ron Huggins||4:20.25|
|1996||Classic Cliche||4||Michael Kinane||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||4:23.20|
|1997||Celeric||5||Pat Eddery||David Morley||Christopher Spence||4:26.19|
|1998||Kayf Tara||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||4:32.36|
|1999||Enzeli||4||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||HH Aga Khan IV||4:18.85|
|2000||Kayf Tara||6||Michael Kinane||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||4:24.53|
|2001||Royal Rebel||5||Johnny Murtagh||Mark Johnston||Peter Savill||4:18.92|
|2002||Royal Rebel||6||Johnny Murtagh||Mark Johnston||Peter Savill||4:25.64|
|2003||Mr Dinos||4||Kieren Fallon||Paul Cole||Constantine Shiacolas||4:20.15|
|2004||Papineau||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||4:20.90|
|2005||Westerner [e]||6||Olivier Peslier||Élie Lellouche||Ecurie Wildenstein||4:19.49|
|2006||Yeats||5||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Nagle||4:20.45|
|2007||Yeats||6||Michael Kinane||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Nagle||4:20.78|
|2008||Yeats||7||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Nagle||4:21.14|
|2009||Yeats||8||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Magnier / Nagle||4:20.73|
|2010||Rite Of Passage||6||Pat Smullen||Dermot Weld||Dr Ronan Lambe||4:16.92|
|2011||Fame and Glory||5||Jamie Spencer||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier et al||4:37.51|
|2012||Colour Vision||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||4:42.05|
|2013||Estimate||4||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||HM Queen Elizabeth II||4:20.51|
|2014||Leading Light||4||Joseph O'Brien||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||4:21.09|
|2015||Trip To Paris||4||Graham Lee||Ed Dunlop||La Grange Partnership||4:22.61|
|2016||Order of St George||4||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||4:26.21|
|2017||Big Orange||6||James Doyle||Michael Bell||Bill Gredley||4:22.40|
|2018||Stradivarius||4||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Bjorn Nielsen||4:21.08|
|2019||Stradivarius||5||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Bjorn Nielsen||4:30.88|
|2020||Stradivarius||6||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Bjorn Nielsen||4:32.60|
|2021||Subjectivist||4||Joe Fanning||Mark Johnston||Dr Jim Walker||4:20.28|
|2022||Kyprios||4||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien||Moyglare Stud / Smith / Magnier / Tabor||4:26.52|
|2023||Courage Mon Ami||4||Frankie Dettori||John and Thady Gosden||Wathnan Racing||4:20.97|
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Ascot Gold Cup 2023 Odds
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Ascot Gold Cup Tips
Here are the tips for the Ascot Gold Cup 2023:
- 2 points to win on TBC
- 1 point each way on TBC
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Key Ascot Gold Cup Trials
Double Trigger (1995), Colour Vision (2012) and Estimate (2013) all won the Sagaro Stakes before winning the Gold Cup.
Mr Dinos (2003), Papineau (2004) and Big Orange (2017) are among those to win the Henry II Stakes before taking the top stayers’ prize.
Yeats used The Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan as a stepping-stone to his Ascot victories in 2007 and 2008.
O’Brien used the same path for Fame And Glory (2011) and Leading Light (2014).
It is possible for top stayers to emerge from handicaps, Trip To Paris doing exactly that in 2015. He won the Chester Cup off an official rating of 95 before finishing second in the Henry II Stakes and winning at Ascot.
Ascot Gold Cup Betting Trends
Favourites have a fine record in the Ascot Gold Cup, winning eight of the last twelve renewals.
Stradivarius started favourite for each of his three victories while the O’Brien trio of Yeats, Fame And Glory and Leading Light were also market leaders.
Shock results are rare in this event where a proven stayer tends to dominate the betting.
Rite Of Passage (2010) did spring a surprise when returned at 20-1 for Dermot Weld and the late Pat Smullen.
Trip To Paris (2015) started at 12-1 but all other recent winners have been prominent in the Gold Cup betting.
Ascot Gold Cup Stats
- Horses aged four to six have dominated this event.
- Only defending champions Drum Taps (1993) and Yeats (2008 and 2009) have managed to win beyond the age of six in modern times.
- Almost all recent winners had raced within the previous 2 months prior to Royal Ascot.
- A high percentage of those had already won at least once at Group 1 to 3 level and were rated 117 or above.
- There are very few flat races over this extreme distance and most of the field will be going into unknown territory in the home straight. It is a big risk to support horses that do not have proven form over two miles or further.
- Fillies and mares rarely take part in the Ascot Gold Cup but Estimate proved that the fairer sex can take the ultimate staying prize.
Top Trainers and Jockeys of the Ascot Gold Cup
Lester Piggott is by far the most successful jockey in the history of the Gold Cup with eleven victories. As well as his hat-trick aboard Sagaro, his other victories include Gladness (1958), Le Moss (1979) and Ardross (1981, 1982).
Frankie Dettori has eight Gold Cup victories to his credit, including three aboard Stradivarius.
Aidan O’Brien is the leading trainer in Ascot Gold Cup history with seven winners. Four of his victories were provided by Yeats with his most recent success coming with Order Of St George in 2016.
Betting on the Ascot Gold Cup 2023
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What day is Ascot Gold Cup?
The Ascot Gold Cup will take on the 22nd of June 2023.
What distance is the Ascot Gold Cup?
The Ascot Gold Cup is 2 miles, 3 furlongs and 210 yards long.
What time is the Ascot Gold Cup?
The Ascot Gold Cup will start at 16:20.
Summary of the Ascot Gold Cup
The Gold Cup is one of the highlights of Royal Ascot week and the prospect of true champions defending their crown makes it popular with the punters.
The racing public have a special affection for top stayers like Double Trigger, Persian Punch, Yeats and more recently Stradivarius.
With a long and rich history, it remains one of the great races of the flat racing season.
The Britannia Stakes takes place on the same day as the following races:
2023 Royal Ascot Festival Posts
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- Betfair Royal Ascot
- Betfred Royal Ascot
- BetVictor Royal Ascot
- Betway Royal Ascot
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- Britannia Stakes
- Buckingham Palace Stakes
- Chesham Stakes
- Commonwealth Cup
- Copper Horse Stakes
- Coral Royal Ascot
- Coronation Stakes
- Coventry Stakes
- Diamond Jubilee Stakes
- Duke of Cambridge Stakes
- Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
- Golden Gates Stakes
- Hampton Court Stakes
- Hardwicke Stakes
- Horse Racing At Ascot Today
- Jersey Stakes
- Kensington Palace Stakes
- King Edward VII Stakes
- King George V Stakes
- King’s Stand Stakes
- Ladbrokes Royal Ascot
- Norfolk Stakes
- Paddy Power Royal Ascot
- Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes
- Parimatch Royal Ascot
- Prince of Wales’s Stakes
- Queen Alexandra Stakes
- Queen Anne Stakes
- Queen Mary Stakes
- Queen’s Vase
- Ribblesdale Stakes
- Royal Ascot
- Royal Ascot Betting Offers
- Royal Ascot Day 1 Tips
- Royal Ascot Day 2 Tips
- Royal Ascot Day 3 Tips
- Royal Ascot Day 4 Tips
- Royal Ascot Day 5 Tips
- Royal Hunt Cup
- Sandringham Handicap
- Sky Bet Royal Ascot
- St James’s Palace Stakes
- Tote Royal Ascot Betting Offers
- Unibet Royal Ascot
- Virgin Bet Royal Ascot
- What To Wear At The Races
- William Hill Royal Ascot
- Windsor Castle Stakes
- Wokingham Stakes
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If you do choose to bet, please bet responsibly.