Doncaster Cup Tips & Preview

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The Doncaster Cup is one of the feature races of the St Leger Festival, and we have the latest betting tips and information about the race.

Frankie Dettori riding in the Doncaster Cup.
DateFriday, September 9th, 2022
Start TimeTBC
Distance2m 2f
TypeFlat
Prize£100,000
Where to Watch  Live Stream
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Horses’ Age3-Year-Old and over.

The event was established in 1766 and was originally called the Doncaster Gold Cup. The Doncaster Cup was promoted to Group 2 status in 2003. It’s the oldest race currently run under the rules of horse racing.

It’s the last leg of Britain’s Stayers’ Triple Crown with the first leg being the Ascot Gold Cup and the second leg being the Goodwood Cup which is held at Glorious Goodwood.

The Doncaster Cup is held on the third day of the St Leger Festival and the first horse who to win the Stayers’ Triple Crown was Stradivarius.

The most successful jockey in the race is Joe Mercer OBE, he won the race 8 times between 1953 to 1980. The legendary trainer Henry Cecil won the race 7 time and he is the joint leading trainer in the race with Cecil Boyd-Rochfort who trained his first winner in 1934.

Doncaster Cup: Tips, Predictions and Previews

Check back in on the week of the 2022 St Leger Festival for the latest betting tips and previews of the Doncaster Cup from our expert horse racing pundits.

Doncaster Cup: Recent Winners

YearHorseJockeyTrainer
2021StradivariusFrankie DettoriJohn Gosden
2020Spanish MissionWilliam BuickAndrew Balding
2019StradivariusFrankie DettoriJohn Gosden
2018Thomas HobsonRyan MooreWillie Mullins
2017Desert SkylineSilvestre de SousaDavid Elsworth
Dave has worked in the horse racing industry for over 7 years. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the racing world, including Sir AP McCoy, Sam Twiston-Davies, Emma Spencer, Aidan Coleman, and Nick Scholfield to name a few. Dave has worked at all the major racing festivals in the UK and Ireland, including Royal Ascot, the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National.
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