Thursday, 11 July 2013

Big Race Facts - The July Cup



The Darley July Cup - Newmarket
History : The July Stakes is the oldest surviving event for two-year-olds in the British flat racing calendar. It was established in 1786, and it was originally open to horses of either gender. The conditions initially stipulated that those horses sired by Eclipse or Highflyer should carry an additional weight of three pounds.
The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for a period the July Stakes was classed at Group 3 level. The event was restricted to colts and geldings in 1977, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 2003.
The July Stakes is currently held on the opening day of Newmarket's three-day July Festival
meeting.
Draw Record last 5 years :
2012 : 11, 10, 12, 8 (12) Heavy
2011 : 2, 9, 7, 1 (16) Good to Firm
2010 : 4, 5, 1, 13 (14) Good to Firm
2009 : 5, 4, 9, 13 (13) Good to Firm
2008 : 8, 5, 10, 12 (13) Good
Age of Winner - 4, 3, 4, 4, 5
2012 : 1st Mayson, 2nd The Cheka, 3rd Society Rock, 4th Ortensia
2011 : 1st Dream Ahead, 2nd Bated Breath, 3rd Hitchens, 4th Libranno
2010 : 1st Starspanglebanner, 2nd Equiano, 3rd Alverta, 4th Kingsgate Native
2012 Review - the winner who had been taken to post early, showed bright pace down the centre and had all his rivals in trouble heading down to the two furlong pole, keeping up the gallop to win emphatically.
Going - Heavy
Time - 1m 15.90s

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