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The Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes
Trophy is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Newbury over a distance of about 3 miles and 2½ furlongs (5,331 metres), and during its running there are twenty-one fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late November or early December.

Contents

1 History 2 Records 3 Winners 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The event was established in 1957 as the Hennessy
Hennessy
Cognac Gold Cup, and it was initially staged at Cheltenham. The winner of the inaugural running, Mandarin, was owned by Peggy Hennessy, a member of the family which founded Hennessy, the race's sponsoring company. It was transferred to Newbury in 1960, and it was won by Mandarin for a second time in 1961. The race's second running was won by Taxidermist, ridden by the amateur rider John Lawrence, later Lord Oaksey, who was the breeder and part-owner of the 2011 winner, Carruthers.[1] The race's association with Hennessy
Hennessy
continued until the 60th running, in 2016, and was British racing's longest-running commercial sponsorship at the time. The record was previously held by the Whitbread
Whitbread
Gold Cup, which was first run seven months before the "Hennessy", and which was sponsored by Whitbread
Whitbread
until 2001.[2] Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes
were announced as the new race sponsor in February 2017.[3] The race has been won by nine horses which have also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The most recent of these is Native River, the winner of the latter race in 2018. Many Clouds
Many Clouds
became the first horse to win both the Hennessy
Hennessy
Gold Cup and the Grand National, in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Records[edit] Most successful horse (2 wins):

Mandarin – 1957, 1961 Arkle
Arkle
– 1964, 1965 Denman – 2007, 2009

Leading jockey (3 wins):

Willie Robinson – Mandarin (1961), Mill House (1963), Man of the West (1968)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

Fulke Walwyn – Mandarin (1957, 1961), Taxidermist (1958), Mill House (1963), Man of the West (1968), Charlie Potheen (1972), Diamond Edge (1981)

Winners[edit]

Weights given in stones and pounds; Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".

Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer

1957 Mandarin 6 11-00 Gerry Madden Fulke Walwyn

1958 Taxidermist 6 11-01 Mr John Lawrence Fulke Walwyn

1959 Kerstin 9 11–10 Stan Hayhurst Verly Bewicke

1960 Knucklecracker 7 11-01 Derek Ancil Derek Ancil

1961 Mandarin 10 11-05 Willie Robinson Fulke Walwyn

1962 Springbok 8 10-08 Gerry Scott Neville Crump

1963 Mill House 6 12-00 Willie Robinson Fulke Walwyn

1964 Arkle 7 12-07 Pat Taaffe Tom Dreaper

1965 Arkle 8 12-07 Pat Taaffe Tom Dreaper

1966 Stalbridge Colonist 7 10-00 Stan Mellor Ken Cundell

1967 Rondetto 11 10-01 Jeff King Bob Turnell

1968 Man of the West 7 10-00 Willie Robinson Fulke Walwyn

1969 Spanish Steps 6 11-08 John Cook Edward Courage

1970 Border Mask 8 11-01 David Mould Peter Cazalet

1971 Bighorn 7 10–11 David Cartwright Charlie Vernon Miller

1972 Charlie Potheen 7 11-04 Richard Pitman Fulke Walwyn

1973 Red Candle 9 10-04 Jimmy Fox Ricky Vallance

1974 Royal Marshall II 7 10-00 Graham Thorner Tim Forster

1975 April Seventh 9 11-02 Andrew Turnell Bob Turnell

1976 Zeta's Son 7 10-09 Ian Watkinson Peter Bailey

1977 Bachelor's Hall 7 10–10 Martin O'Halloran Peter Cundell

1978 Approaching 7 10–06 Bob Champion Josh Gifford

1979 Fighting Fit 7 11-07 Richard Linley Ken Oliver

1980 Bright Highway 6 11-06 Gerry Newman Michael O'Brien

1981 Diamond Edge 10 11–10 Bill Smith Fulke Walwyn

1982 Bregawn 8 11–10 Graham Bradley Michael Dickinson

1983 Brown Chamberlin 8 11-08 John Francome Fred Winter

1984 Burrough Hill Lad 8 12-00 John Francome Jenny Pitman

1985 Galway Blaze 9 10-00 Mark Dwyer Jimmy FitzGerald

1986 Broadheath 9 10-05 Paul Nicholls David Barons

1987 Playschool 9 10-08 Paul Nicholls David Barons

1988 Strands of Gold 9 10-00 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe

1989 Ghofar 6 10-02 Hywel Davies David Elsworth

1990 Arctic Call 7 11-00 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood

1991 Chatam 7 10-06 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe

1992 Sibton Abbey 7 10-00 Adrian Maguire Ferdy Murphy

1993 Cogent 9 10-01 Dan Fortt Andrew Turnell

1994 One Man 6 10-00 Tony Dobbin Gordon W. Richards

1995 Couldn't Be Better 8 10-08 Dean Gallagher Charlie Brooks

1996 Coome Hill 7 10-00 Jamie Osborne Walter Dennis

1997 Suny Bay 8 11-08 Graham Bradley Charlie Brooks

1998 Teeton Mill 9 10-05 Norman Williamson Venetia Williams

1999 Ever Blessed 7 10-00 Timmy Murphy Mark Pitman

2000 King's Road 7 10-07 Jamie Goldstein Nigel Twiston-Davies

2001 What's Up Boys 7 10–12 Paul Flynn Philip Hobbs

2002 Gingembre [1] 8 10–13 Andrew Thornton Lavinia Taylor

2003 Strong Flow 6 11-00 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls

2004 Celestial Gold 6 10-05 Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe

2005 Trabolgan 7 11–12 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson

2006 State of Play 6 11-04 Paul Moloney Evan Williams

2007 Denman 7 11–12 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls

2008 Madison du Berlais 7 11-04 Tom Scudamore David Pipe

2009 Denman 9 11–12 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls

2010 Diamond Harry 7 10-00 Daryl Jacob Nick Williams

2011 Carruthers 8 10-04 Mattie Batchelor Mark Bradstock

2012 Bobs Worth 7 11-06 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson

2013 Triolo D'Alene 6 11-01 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson

2014 Many Clouds 7 11-06 Leighton Aspell Oliver Sherwood

2015 Smad Place 8 11-04 Wayne Hutchinson Alan King

2016 Native River 6 11-01 Richard Johnson Colin Tizzard

2017 Total Recall 8 10-08 Paul Townend Willie Mullins

1 Be My Royal finished first in 2002, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance. See also[edit]

Horseracing in Great Britain List of British National Hunt races

References[edit]

^ "Carruthers claims Hennessy
Hennessy
Gold Cup victory at Newbury". BBC Sport. 26 November 2011.  ^ " Hennessy
Hennessy
Gold Cup sponsorship ends after 60 years". BBC News. Retrieved 7 December 2016.  ^ Lees, Jon. " Hennessy
Hennessy
history as Newbury race renamed Ladbrokes Trophy". Racing Post. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 

Evening Times

1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986

Racing Post:

1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

pedigreequery.com – Hennessy
Hennessy
Gold Cup – Newbury. sportingchronicle.com – Hennessy
Hennessy
Cognac Gold Cup. Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes
Pocket Companion 1990/91. Aesculus Press. 1990. p. 42. ISBN 1-871093-21-X.  The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 225. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

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