The Doncaster Cup is a Group 2 race over two and a quarter miles during the St Leger Festival in September at Doncaster Racecourse.
The Doncaster Cup takes place on Saturday 16th September 2023.
This race takes place on Day 3 of the St Leger Festival along with other races such as The Flying Childers Stakes and Flying Scotsman Stakes.
The Cup is one of the most prestigious staying races of the season and is Doncaster’s oldest surviving race.
Notable past winners include three times winner Double Trigger (1995, 1996, 1998), Persian Punch (2003) and Her Majesty The Queen’s Estimate (2014).
Find out more about the Doncaster Cup:
- 1 Race Overview – The Doncaster Cup
- 2 Doncaster Cup Odds 2023
- 3 Doncaster Cup Tips 2023
- 4 Doncaster Cup Previous Winners
- 5 Doncaster Cup Previous Result
- 6 Famous Doncaster Cup Winners
- 7 Key Doncaster Cup Trials
- 8 Doncaster Cup Betting Trends
- 9 Doncaster Cup – Top Trainers and Jockeys
- 10 Best Doncaster Cup Betting Sites
- 11 Doncaster Cup FAQ's
- 12 Summary of Doncaster Cup
- 13 Resources
- 14 2023 Doncaster St Leger Festival Posts
- 15 Related September Articles
Race Overview – The Doncaster Cup
The Doncaster Cup is a Group 2 flat race for horses aged three and above contested in the United Kingdom. It is held every year in September and is run over a distance of 2 miles, 1 furlong, and 197 yards at Doncaster.
Check out our guides to all the other Group 2 horse races.
Doncaster Cup Odds 2023
Here are the latest odds for the Doncaster Cup in 2023:
- There is no open book of odds in the ante-post market for this event yet
Doncaster Cup Tips 2023
Here are some tips for Doncaster Cup in 2023:
- 2 points to win for TBC at odds of TBC
- 1 point each way for TBC at odds of TBC
Some of the horses in the Doncaster Cup will run in other events later in the year. Stay updated on the horses and place ante-post bets if you want to wager on them.
Doncaster Cup Previous Winners
|1803||Remembrancer||3||Ben Smith||John Smith||10th Earl of Strathmore|
|1804||Sir Oliver||4||Lord Grey|
|1805||Caleb Quotem||3||C Scaife||4th Earl Fitzwilliam|
|1808||Laurel Leaf||3||T Duncombe|
|1812||Slender Billy||4||J Glover|
|1813||Viscount||4||James Croft||Sir Willam Maxwell|
|1814||Tramp||4||Tommy Sykes||Richard Watt|
|1815||Catton||6||6th Earl of Scarbrough|
|1816||Filho da Puta||4||J. Scott||Thomas Houldsworth|
|1818||Rasping||5||6th Duke of Leeds|
|1820||Juggler||5||Isaac Blades||T O Powlett|
|1821||Consul||5||H Edwards||J G Lambton|
|1822||Euphrates||6||Jem Robinson||J Dilly|
|1823||Figaro||4||Thomas Lye||A Farquharson|
|1824||Mercutio||5||H Edwards||6th Duke of Leeds|
|1825||Lottery||5||George Nelson||Mr Whittaker|
|1826||Fleur-de-Lis||4||George Nelson||Sir M W Ridley|
|1827||Mulatto||4||Thomas Lye||4th Earl Fitzwilliam|
|1828||Laurel||4||Thomas Nicholson||Major Yarburgh|
|1829||Voltaire||3||Thomas Lye||John Smith||Lord Darlington|
|1830||Retriever||4||Thomas Lye||Lord Kelburn|
|1831||The Saddler||3||Thomas Lye||Mr Wagstaff|
|1832||Galopade||4||Bob Johnson||R Riddell|
|1833||Rockingham||3||Thomas Nicholson||Richard Shepherd||Richard Watt|
|1834||Tomboy||5||Bob Johnson||William Orde|
|1835||Touchstone||4||William Scott||John Scott||1st Marquess of Westminster|
|1836||Touchstone||5||William Scott||John Scott||1st Marquess of Westminster|
|1837||Beeswing||4||D Cartwright||James Watson||Willam Orde|
|1838||Don John||3||Nat Flatman||John Scott||6th Earl of Chesterfield|
|1839||Charles the Twelfth||3||William Scott||John Scott||Major Yarburgh|
|1840||Beeswing||7||D Cartwright||James Watson||Willam Orde|
|1841||Beeswing||8||D Cartwright||James Watson||Willam Orde|
|1842||Beeswing||9||D Cartwright||James Watson||Willam Orde|
|1843||Alice Hawthorn||5||R Hesseltine||R Hesseltine||H Wormald|
|1844||Alice Hawthorn||6||J Burnby||R Hesseltine||G Salvin|
|1845||Sweetmeat||3||G Whitehouse||W Hadlow||A W Hill|
|1846||The Hero||3||Alfred Day||John Barham Day||John Barham Day|
|1847||War Eagle||3||S Mann||Charles Marson||E Bouverie|
|1848||Chanticleer||5||Nat Flatman||William I'Anson||James Merry|
|1849||Canezou||4||Frank Butler||John Scott||Lord Stanley|
|1850||Voltigeur||3||Nat Flatman||Robert Hill||2nd Earl of Zetland|
|1851||The Ban||3||J Arnold||Alec Taylor, Sr.||Sir Joseph Hawley|
|1852||Teddington||4||Job Marson||Alec Taylor, Sr.||John Massey Stanley|
|1853||Hungerford||5||J Charlton||W King||Meyer de Rothschild|
|1854||Virago||3||John Wells||John Barham Day||Henry Padwick|
|1855||Rataplan||5||A Cowley||W Wyatt||C Thellusson|
|1856||Fandango||4||Job Marson||George Abdale||2nd Earl of Zetland|
|1857||Vedette||3||Tom Chaloner||George Abdale||2nd Earl of Zetland|
|1858||Vedette||4||John Osborne||George Abdale||2nd Earl of Zetland|
|1859||Newcastle||3||George Fordham||Joseph Dawson||7th Earl of Stamford|
|1860||Sabreur||3||Tom Chaloner||G Abdale||2nd Earl of Zetland|
|1861||Kettledrum||3||Ralph Bullock||George Oates||Charles Towneley|
|1862||Tim Whiffler||3||Ralph Bullock||T S Dawson||Lord W Powlett|
|1863||Macaroni||3||Tom Chaloner||James Godding||Richard Naylor|
|1864||General Peel||3||H Covey||Thomas Dawson||5th Earl of Glasgow|
|1865||Ackworth||4||George Fordham||John Day||4th Marquess of Hastings|
|1866||Rama||3||S Kenyon||W Goater||12th Earl of Westmorland|
|1867||Achievement||3||S Kenyon||James Dover||Mark Pearson|
|1868||Mandrake||4||John Osborne||Thomas Dawson||J Johnstone|
|1869||Good Hope||3||W Gray||Thomas Dawson||J Johnstone|
|1870||Sornette||3||T Handley||C Pratt||Major Fridolin|
|1872||Dutch Skater||6||George Fordham||T Jennings||C J Lefevre|
|1873||Uhlan||4||Charles Maidment||W Gilbert||H Savill|
|1874||Lily Agnes||3||W Chaloner||J Snarry|
|1875||Fraulein||5||Jem Goater||W Goater||Mr Gomm|
|1876||Craig Millar||4||Thomas Chaloner||Alec Taylor, Sr.||William Stirling Crawfurd|
|1877||Hampton||5||Frederic Webb||Robert Peck||R G Hobson|
|1878||Pageant||7||Tom Cannon||John Porter||Frederick Gretton|
|1879||Isonomy||4||Tom Cannon||John Porter||Frederick Gretton|
|1880||Dresden China||4||J Snowden||William I'Anson Jnr||C Perkins|
|1881||Petronel||4||Fred Archer||J Jewitt||8th Duke of Beaufort|
|1882||Retreat||5||Charles Wood||T Wadlow||3rd Earl of Bradford|
|1883||Thebais||5||Charles Wood||John Porter||Sir Frederick Johnstone|
|1884||Louis d'Or||7||Tom Cannon||Alfred Hayhoe||Leopold de Rothschild|
|1885||Hambledon||3||J Fagan||William I'Anson Jnr||William I'Anson Jnr|
|1886||The Bard||3||Charles Wood||Martin Gurry||Robert Peck|
|1887||Carlton||4||George Barrett||Alec Taylor, Sr.||Lord E Somerset|
|1888||Grafton||3||George Barrett||R Sherrard||Sir George Chetwynd|
|1889||Claymore||5||Frederic Webb||J Humphreys||3rd Earl Howe|
|1890||Tyrant||5||T Calder||W Walters||A M Singer|
|1891||Queen's Birthday||4||John Watts||C Lund||Major Joicey|
|1892||Chesterfield||4||Charles Loates||C W Golding||J T Davies|
|1893||Prisoner||3||Morny Cannon||James Waugh||5th Earl Cadogan|
|1894||Sweet Duchess||3||S Chandeley||Robert Sherwood||Sir R W Griffith|
|1895||Kilsallaghan||4||Morny Cannon||J Jewitt||James Machell|
|1896||Laodamia||6||E Hunt||Thomas Lewis||W W Fulton|
|1897||Winkfield's Pride||4||Morny Cannon||Jack Robinson||J C Sullivan|
|1898||Pinfold||3||Charles Wood||George Blackwell||Sir J Miller|
|1899||Calveley||4||Morny Cannon||John Porter||1st Duke of Westminster|
|1900||King's Courier||3||Lester Reiff||E Wishard||J A Drake|
|1901(dh)||Merry GalSidus||44||Lester ReiffDanny Maher||Jack Robinson||William Hall-Walker|
|1902||William the Third||4||Morny Cannon||John Porter||6th Duke of Portland|
|1903||Wavelet's Pride||6||Danny Maher||J D Edwards||J D Edwards|
|1904||Robert le Diable||5||William Lane||Dick Dawson||5th Earl of Carnarvon|
|1905||Bachelor's Button||6||Herbert Jones||Charles Peck||Solomon Joel|
|1906||Velocity||4||Danny Maher||P Peebles||Mrs H V Jackson|
|1907||Velocity||5||Herbert Jones||P Peebles||Mrs H V Jackson|
|1908||Radium||5||Otto Madden||John Watson||Leopold de Rothschild|
|1909||Amadis||3||Otto Madden||William Waugh||7th Viscount Falmouth|
|1910||Bronzino||3||Freddie Fox||Frederick Pratt||J A de Rothschild|
|1911||Lemberg||4||Frank Wootton||Alec Taylor, Jr.||Alfred W. Cox|
|1912||Prince Palatine||4||F O'Neill||Henry Beardsley||Thomas Pilkington|
|1913||Long Set||6||William Higgs||J H Batho||Solomon Joel|
|1914||Willbrook||3||Steve Donoghue||Colledge Leader||J Ryan|
|1919||Haki||7||Joe Childs||Alec Taylor, Jr.||2nd Viscount Astor|
|1920||Buchan||4||Frank Bullock||Alec Taylor, Jr.||2nd Viscount Astor|
|1921||Flamboyant||3||W Lister||Reg Day||Mrs G Robinson|
|1922||Devizes||5||Charlie Elliott||Jack Jarvis||Sir W Cooke|
|1923||Silurian||4||Tommy Weston||George Lambton||17th Earl of Derby|
|1924||Santorb||3||Steve Donoghue||J Rhodes||B Walker|
|1925||St Germans||4||Frank Bullock||Alec Taylor, Jr.||2nd Viscount Astor|
|1926||Bongrace||3||Freddie Fox||Jack Jarvis||5th Earl of Rosebery|
|1927||Bythorne||3||Tommy Weston||Frank Butters||17th Earl of Derby|
|1928||Pons Asinorum||6||F N Winter||Walter Earl||Solomon Joel|
|1929||Athford||4||Michael Beary||Dick Dawson||W Barnett|
|1930||Brown Jack||6||Joe Childs||Ivor Anthony||Harold Augustus Wernher|
|1931||Singapore||4||Gordon Richards||Thomas Hogg||1st Baron Glanely|
|1932||Foxhunter||3||Gordon Richards||Jack Jarvis||E Esmond|
|1933||Colorado Kid||4||Gordon Richards||Victor Gilpin||G Loder|
|1934||Alcazar||3||Joe Childs||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||W Woodward|
|1935||Black Devil||4||Joe Childs||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||W Woodward|
|1936||Buckleigh||4||Gordon Richards||Thomas Hogg||1st Baron Glanely|
|1937||Haulfryn||4||Gordon Richards||G Metcalfe||F Minoprio|
|1938||Epigram||5||Brownie Carslake||Noel Cannon||J V Rank|
|1946||Marsyas||6||Charlie Elliott||Charles Semblat||Marcel Boussac|
|1947||Trimbush||7||Doug Smith||P Vasey||Mrs F Senior|
|1948||Auralia||5||Doug Smith||Reg Day||Mrs A Johnston|
|1949||Alycidon||4||Doug Smith||Walter Earl||17th Earl of Derby|
|1950||Aldborough||5||Doug Smith||Fulke Walwyn||Dorothy Paget|
|1951||Fast Fox||4||Freddie Palmer||P Carter||Baron G de Waldner|
|1952||Aquino||4||Gordon Richards||F Armstrong||Maharanee of Baroda|
|1953(dh)||SouepiNick La Rocca||54||Charlie ElliottJoe Mercer||G DigbyR J Colling||G DigbyF Williams|
|1954||Osborne||7||Harry Carr||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||W P Wyatt|
|1955||Entente Cordiale||4||Doug Smith||George Colling||18th Earl of Derby|
|1956||Atlas||3||Harry Carr||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Queen Elizabeth II|
|1957||French Beige||4||G Littlewood||Henry Peacock||R F Dennis|
|1958||Agreement||4||Doug Smith||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Queen Elizabeth II|
|1959||Agreement||5||Harry Carr||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||Queen Elizabeth II|
|1960||Exar||4||Lester Piggott||Noel Murless||Carlo Vittadini|
|1961||Pandofell||4||Lester Piggott||F Maxwell||H W Daw|
|1962||Bonnard||4||Ron Hutchinson||J Clayton||Marchese della Rochetta|
|1963||Raise You Ten||3||Doug Smith||Cecil Boyd-Rochfort||P Widener|
|1964||Grey of Falloden||5||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||3rd Viscount Astor|
|1965||Prince Hansel||5||D Yates||David Thom||J Barker|
|1966||Piaco||3||Taffy Thomas||Geoffrey Barling||M Watney|
|1967||Crozier||4||Frankie Durr||Peter Walwyn||A D G Oldrey|
|1968||The Accuser||4||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||Lord Rotherwick|
|1969||Canterbury||4||Bill Williamson||Paddy Prendergast||J Olin|
|1970||Magna Carta||4||Geoff Lewis||Ian Balding||Queen Elizabeth II||4:02.40|
|1971||Rock Roi||4||Duncan Keith||Peter Walwyn||F Hue-Williams||4:00.60|
|1972||Biskrah||5||Joe Mercer||Scobie Breasley||Lady Beaverbrook||4:01.60|
|1973||Attica Meli||4||Geoff Lewis||Noel Murless||Louis Freedman|
|1974||Proverb||4||Willie Carson||Barry Hills||J Chandler-Freeman|
|1975||Crash Course||4||Tony Kimberley||Jeremy Hindley||Mrs J Hindley|
|1976||Sea Anchor||4||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||Dick Hollingsworth||4:04.80|
|1977||Shangamuzo||4||Pat Eddery||Gavin Hunter||Mrs E Charles|
|1978||Buckskin||5||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||Daniel Wildenstein|
|1979||Le Moss||4||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||Carlo d'Alessio|
|1980||Le Moss||5||Joe Mercer||Henry Cecil||Carlo d'Alessio|
|1981||Protection Racket||3||John Lowe||Jeremy Hindley||Serge Fradkoff||3:52.70|
|1982||Ardross||6||Lester Piggott||Henry Cecil||Charles St George|
|1983||Karadar||5||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||Aga Khan IV|
|1984||Wagoner||4||Tony Ives||Peter Walwyn||A D G Oldrey|
|1985||Spicy Story||4||Steve Cauthen||Ian Balding||Paul Mellon|
|1986||Longboat [a]||5||Willie Carson||Dick Hern||Dick Hollingsworth||3:56.85|
|1987||Buckley||4||Ray Cochrane||Luca Cumani||Mrs A L Chapman||3:59.17|
|1988||Kneller||3||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||Charles St George||3:53.77|
|1989||Weld||3||Willie Carson||William Jarvis||9th Baron Howard de Walden||4:00.10|
|1990||Al Maheb||4||Michael Roberts||Alec Stewart||Hamdan Al Maktoum||4:01.05|
|1991||Great Marquess||4||Pat Eddery||Henry Cecil||Charles St George||3:56.03|
|1992||Further Flight||6||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||Simon Wingfield Digby||3:55.60|
|1993||Assessor||4||Richard Quinn||Richard Hannon Sr.||Bjorn Nielsen||4:03.84|
|1994||Arcadian Heights||6||Frankie Dettori||Geoff Wragg||John Pearce||3:57.32|
|1995||Double Trigger||4||Jason Weaver||Mark Johnston||R W Huggins||3:58.74|
|1996||Double Trigger||5||Frankie Dettori||Mark Johnston||R W Huggins||3:53.00|
|1997||Canon Can||4||Kieren Fallon||Henry Cecil||Canon Ltd||3:52.17|
|1998||Double Trigger||7||Darryll Holland||Mark Johnston||R W Huggins||3:55.92|
|1999||Far Cry||4||Kevin Darley||Martin Pipe||Nicky Chambers||3:56.01|
|2000||Enzeli||5||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||Aga Khan IV||3:52.90|
|2001||Alleluia||3||Jamie Mackay||Sir Mark Prescott||Sonia Rogers||3:58.16|
|2002||Boreas||7||Jamie Spencer||Luca Cumani||Aston House Stud||3:50.29|
|2003||Persian Punch||10||Martin Dwyer||David Elsworth||Jeff Smith||3:56.67|
|2004(dh)||KasthariMillenary||57||Johnny MurtaghRichard Quinn||Howard JohnsonJohn Dunlop||Elliott BrothersNeil Jones||3:51.86|
|2005||Millenary||8||Richard Quinn||John Dunlop||Neil Jones||3:51.15|
|2006||Sergeant Cecil [b]||7||Frankie Dettori||Rod Millman||Terry Cooper||3:58.37|
|2007||Septimus||4||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||3:48.41|
|2008||Honolulu||4||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien||Smith / Magnier / Tabor||4:03.40|
|2009||Askar Tau||4||Ryan Moore||Marcus Tregoning||Nurlan Bizakov||3:54.15|
|2010||Samuel||6||William Buick||John Gosden||Normandie Stud||3:52.99|
|2011||Saddler's Rock||3||Niall McCullagh||John Oxx||Michael O'Flynn||3:49.83|
|2012||Times Up||6||Eddie Ahern||John Dunlop||I H Stewart-Brown & M J Meacock||3:58.11|
|2013||Times Up||7||Ryan Moore||Ed Dunlop||I H Stewart-Brown & M J Meacock||3:59.09|
|2014||Estimate||5||Ryan Moore||Michael Stoute||Queen Elizabeth II||3:55.91|
|2015||Pallasator||6||Andrea Atzeni||Mark Prescott||Qatar Racing||3:49.60|
|2016||Sheikhzayedroad||7||Martin Harley||David Simcock||Mohammed Jaber||3:52.97|
|2017||Desert Skyline||3||Silvestre de Sousa||David Elsworth||Benham / Whitford / Quinn / Quinn||3:51.88|
|2018||Thomas Hobson||8||Ryan Moore||Willie Mullins||Susannah Ricci||3:53.17|
|2019||Stradivarius||5||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Bjorn Nielsen||3:59.28|
|2020||Spanish Mission||4||William Buick||Andrew Balding||Team Valor & Gary Barber||3:55.84|
|2021||Stradivarius||7||Frankie Dettori||John & Thady Gosden||Bjorn Nielsen||3:53.02|
|2022||Coltrane||5||David Probert||Andrew Balding||Mick and Janice Mariscotti||4:01.03|
Doncaster Cup Previous Result
🏆Doncaster Cup Stakes (G2)
3600 m, 130.000 GBP, for 3yo+
(5G Mastercraftsman – Promise Me, by Montjeu)
J :David Probert
T :Andrew Balding
O :Mick and Janice Mariscotti
B :Rockfield Farm
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Famous Doncaster Cup Winners
The Doncaster Cup was first run in 1766 and was originally staged over four miles. It was shortened to two miles and five furlongs in 1825 and to its current distance in 1891.
The most notable early winner was Beeswing who won the race a record four times; 1837, 1840, 1841 and 1842. The popular mare won 51 of her 63 career starts including the 1842 Ascot Gold Cup.
Another famous name on the roll of honour is Brown Jack, successful in 1930. He won the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot on a remarkable six occasions.
Sir Henry Cecil enjoyed plenty of success in this race in the late seventies and early eighties. He won it with champion stayers Buckskin (1978), Le Moss (1979, 1980) and Ardross (1982).
The more popular Doncaster Cup winner in modern times was Double Trigger, trained by Mark Johnston. He won it three times between 1995 and 1998 and started a well-backed favourite on each occasion.
The 2004 Doncaster Cup produced a dead-heat between Millenary and Kasthari. Millenary returned to win outright the following season.
Her Majesty The Queen’s Estimate had won the Ascot Gold Cup in 2013 and rewarded her supporters when starting hot favourite for the 2014 Doncaster Cup.
Times Up added his name to the list of dual winners in 2012 and 2013. He was trained by the late John Dunlop to his first victory with son Ed preparing him for a repeat win the following season.
The most recent dual winner was three-times Ascot Gold Cup winner Stradivarius (2019 and 2021). He remained in training as an eight-year-old to target a record-equalling fourth Ascot victory but finished third in a controversial race, sparking a temporary break in the Gosden/Dettori partnership.
Key Doncaster Cup Trials
The most informative trial for the Doncaster Cup in recent years has been the Lonsdale Cup at York. Six of the last twelve winners ran in the Lonsdale on their previous start with three of them winning and two placed.
Most winners had run in either the Ascot Gold Cup or Goodwood Cup earlier in the season.
Other useful form guides include the Irish St Leger Trial and Prix Kergorlay.
Seven of the last twelve winners (2014 to 2020 inclusive) ran in the British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot in October. Only Sheikhzayedroad (2016) managed to win the Ascot race while Thomas Hobson (2018) and Stradivarius (2019) finished second.
Other possible targets include the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp in which Stradivarius also finished runner-up in 2021.
Doncaster Cup Betting Trends
There has been no age bias in the Doncaster Cup with a wide range of winners from three to ten.
Persian Punch (2003) won as a ten-year-old. Millenary (2005) and Thomas Hobson (2018) were successful as eight-year-olds. It is rare for three-year-olds to win the Doncaster Cup, Desert Skyline (2017) being the most recent to so.
Only Alleluia in 2001 and Saddler’s Rock in 2011 had managed to do so since Weld in 1989.
Favourites have a tremendous recent record in the Doncaster Cup. They won all five renewals from 2017 to 2021 and seven of the last eight. Stradivarius was a 1-9 favourite when landing the odds in 2019 and was 4-11 for his second success two years’ later. Other well-backed winning favourites include Estimate (2014), Thomas Hobson (2018) and Spanish Mission (2020).
Shock results are extremely rare with most winners being from the first three in the Doncaster Cup betting. Petrizzo (1986) looked to have pulled off a major shock but was disqualified in favour of the well-supported Longboat after a stewards’ enquiry.
Eleven of the last twelve Doncaster Cup winners had raced within the previous month.
Previous winning form in a Group race and at least one victory over two miles are other key factors.
An official rating of 107 or higher is usually required to win this race. Only Saddler’s Rock (2011) fell below this mark in recent years with a rating of 101.
The highest officially rated winner was Stradivarius on 121 in both 2019 and 2021.
Doncaster Cup – Top Trainers and Jockeys
The late Sir Henry Cecil drew level with Cecil Boyd-Rochfort on seven Doncaster Cup winners when Canon Can won in 1997. Cecil’s previous winners included Buckskin (1978), Le Moss (1979, 1980) and Ardross (1982).
Aidan O’Brien won the race for the first time with Septimus in 2007 and followed up in 2008 with Honolulu. He has not trained the winner since but his retained rider Ryan Moore has been the man to follow in the Doncaster Cup in recent times. He has won it four times; Askar Tau (2009), Times Up (2013), Estimate (2014) and Thomas Hobson (2018).
Moore is four winners adrift of Joe Mercer who won it a record eight times between 1953 and 1980.
Best Doncaster Cup Betting Sites
The Doncaster Cup is one of the highlights of the St Leger Festival and has been voted one of the favourites in recent seasons.
This race has featured some very popular and well-known horses in its time, for example, Stradavarius winning the 2021 and 2019 races.
Here are the best Doncaster Cup betting sites offering free bets or great existing customer promotions:
- bet365 St. Leger Festival Free Bets
- William Hill St Leger offer, bet 10 get 30 in free bets
- BetVictor promotion of bet £10 get £40 free bets on Doncaster Cup Race
- bet365 ITV free bet promo
- Betfred bet £10 get £60 in betting bonuses is a popular 2023 St Leger Festival
Check out our guide if you are wanting to research all the best UK horse racing betting sites in 2023.
All of the above sites made our current list of the best horse betting sites around.
Doncaster Cup FAQ's
How Can I Watch The Doncaster Cup Race?
The best places to watch the Doncaster Cup Race are:
- ITV Racing
- Sky Sports Racing
- Bet365 Live Streaming
- Bookmakers with Live Streaming
As the Doncaster Cup Race is broadcasted on ITV television the ITV Racing bet365 free bet promotion is going to be many of the horse racing punters’ number one betting offer for existing customers.
If you are abroad and looking to watch the race check out our guide on where to watch the horse racing events.
With ITV Racing featuring the Doncaster St Leger Festival races, the Doncaster Cup Race will be watched by millions live on television.
What Are the Important Facts About The Doncaster Cup Race?
Here are interesting facts about the Doncaster Cup:
The Doncaster Cup is run at Doncaster Racecourse, South Yorkshire, England
The Doncaster Cup prize money is £73,723
The Doncaster Cup is for horses aged 3 or over
The Doncaster Cup is a Group 2 flat horse race in Great Britain
The Doncaster Cup distance is 1 furlong and 197 yards
The Doncaster Cup is held on the 3rd day of Doncaster’s four-day St. Leger Festival
The Doncaster Cup is run on the same day as the Flying Childers Stakes
Where is the Doncaster Cup held?
The Doncaster Cup is held at Doncaster Racecourse.
What distance is the Doncaster Cup?
The Doncaster Cup is 2 miles, 1 furlong, and 197 yards long.
Summary of Doncaster Cup
We hoped you enjoyed our guide to the Doncaster Cup.
The race is one of the most prestigious staying races of the flat year.
It has been won by many greats over the years, including one of our favourites – Double Trigger!
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- Haydock Sprint Cup
- Haynes, Hanson and Clark Conditions Stakes
- Horse Racing In September
- Irish Champion Stakes
- Irish St Leger
- Jockey Club Rose Bowl
- Joe McGrath Handicap
- Joel Stakes
- John Musker Fillies' Stakes
- Juvenile Turf Stakes
- KPMG Enterprise Stakes
- Legacy Cup
- Listowel Printing Works Handicap
- Listowel Stakes
- Loughbrown Stakes
- Martin Molony Stakes
- Matron Stakes
- May Hill Stakes
- Middle Park Stakes
- Mill Reef Stakes
- Moyglare Stud Stakes
- Navigation Stakes
- Northfields Handicap
- Oyster Stakes
- Park Hill Stakes
- Park Stakes
- Petingo Handicap
- Portland Handicap
- Princess Royal Stakes
- Renaissance Stakes
- Rockfel Stakes
- Rosemary Stakes
- Royal Lodge Stakes
- Scarbrough Stakes
- Sceptre Stakes
- September Stakes
- Silken Glider Stakes
- Sirenia Stakes
- Solario Stakes
- Sovereign Path Handicap
- St Leger
- Stand Cup
- Stonehenge Stakes
- Superior Mile
- Tattersalls Stakes
- Testimonial Stakes
- Vincent O'Brien National Stakes
- Weld Park Stakes
- World Trophy