Cesarewitch Handicap

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The Cesarewitch Handicap is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Newmarket over a distance of 2 miles and 2 furlongs (3,621 metres), and finishes on the Rowley Mile. It is scheduled to take place each year in October.

Cesarewitch Handicap
Handicap race
LocationRowley Mile
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated1839
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorTogether For Racing International
WebsiteNewmarket
Race information
Distance2m 2f (3,621 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-hand "L"
QualificationThree-years-old and up
WeightHandicap
Purse£200,000 (2020)
1st: £124,500
Cesarewitch Handicap
2021
Emerald green, yellow stripe, yellow cap Yellow and brown (quartered), halved sleeves, yellow cap Purple, white sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, white star
Buzz Burning Victory Calling The Wind
Previous years
2020
Black and white check, yellow sleeves, black and white quartered cap Yellow, beige seams, yellow sleeves and cap Royal blue, white stripe, halved sleeves, royal blue and white quartered cap
Great White Shark Summer Moon Takarengo
2019
Royal blue, white seams, white and royal blue hooped cap Purple, yellow sleeves, purple and yellow striped cap Yellow, beige seams, yellow sleeves and cap
Stratum Party Playboy Summer Moon
2018
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves, light green cap Purple, yellow chevron Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
Low Sun Uradel Cleonte
2017
Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Dark blue, pink triple diamond, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap, pink star White, maroon stripe and sleeves, royal blue and yellow striped cap
Withhold London Prize Lagostovegas
2016
Royal blue, white cross belts, diamonds on sleeves, red and white quartered cap White, red seams, red and white quartered cap Maroon
Sweet Selection First Mohican Sea Of Heaven
2015
Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap Royal blue, white spots, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and spots on white cap Emerald green, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots
Grumeti Oriental Fox Quick Jack
2014
Yellow, black chevron, check cap Black, pink seams, pink sleeves, black armlets, pink cap Emerald green, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots
Big Easy De Rigueur Quick Jack
2013
Dark green, red cap, dark green diamond Dark blue, yellow chevron hoop, yellow cap WHITE, RED seams, WHITE cap, RED spots
Scatter Dice Waterclock Lieutenant Miller
2012
Dark green, yellow hoop and sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Dark blue, pink cross of lorraine and cap
Aaim To Prosper Countrywide Flame Tominator
2011
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Maroon, black armlets, black cap Dark green, red cap, dark green diamond
Never Can Tell Ermyn Lodge Colour Vision
2010-2001
2010
Dark green, yellow hoop and sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Black, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black cap, yellow stars White, red hoop and sleeves, quartered cap
Aaim To Prosper La Vecchia Scuola Plymouth Rock
2009
Emerald green, black epaulets, striped sleeves, emerald green cap Dark blue, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Dark blue, pink cross of lorraine and cap
Darley Sun Mamlook Sereth
2008
White, large royal blue spots, royal blue cap White, yellow 'v', yellow cap Dark blue, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap
Caracciola Arc Bleu Mamlook
2007
Emerald green and red quartered, emerald green sleeves, em green cap, red star White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap
Leg Spinner Caracciola Fair Along
2006
Yellow, black chevron, check cap Yellow, Olive Green collar and cuffs, Scarlet cap Terracotta, emerald green cap and tassel
Detroit City Inchnadamph Dr Sharp
2005
Black, large Yellow spots and sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Black, white disc, white sleeves, black spots, black cap, white spots Yellow, Olive Green collar and cuffs, Scarlet cap
Sergeant Cecil King Revo Inchnadamph
2004
Khaki, Dark Green cap Red, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and cap Purple and White stripes, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and White hooped cap
Contact Dancer Mr Ed High Point
2003
Black and Yellow diamonds, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Yellow, purple cross belts and armlets White, Orange star, armlets and star on cap
Landing Light Sun Bird Kristensen
2002
Pink, Black star, armlets and star on cap YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, yellow cap, royal blue star Royal blue, red stars, sleeves and star on cap
Miss Fara Direct Bearing Dubai Seven Stars
2001
Blue, yellow sleeves, red cap Light blue and orange diamonds, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Black, emerald green sleeves, striped cap
Distant Prospect Palua Give Notice
2000-1991
2000
Royal blue, red stars, sleeves and star on cap Green and red (quartered), white sleeves, green armlets, red and green quartered cap Red and yellow diabolo, yellow cap
Heros Fatal Wave Of Optimism Barba Papa
1999
Black and red diamonds, white sleeves, red armlets Yellow, emerald green spots on sleeves and cap Royal blue, red stars, sleeves and star on cap
Top Cees Dominant Duchess Heros Fatal
1998
Dark green, beige epaulets and cap Grey, royal blue seams, sleeves and cap Blue and white stripes, white sleeves, blue armlets, hooped cap
Spirit Of Love Etterby Park Spunkie
1997
Royal blue, yellow striped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Turnpole Top Cees Mawared
1996
Black, green chevron and cap Pink, Purple stars, Pink sleeves, Purple cap, Pink star Red, grey sleeves, red armlets, grey cap
Inchcailloch En Vacances Canon Can
1995
Mauve and pink (halved), reversed sleeves, quartered cap Maroon and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, check cap Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots
Old Red Nanton Point Top Cees
1994
Royal blue, white braces, hooped sleeves White, Royal Blue stars, White and Maroon striped sleeves, Maroon cap Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots
Captain's Guest Argyle Cavalier New Reputation
1993
Green, white chevron, white sleeves, green armlets, red cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Dark blue, pink epaulets
Aahsaylad Ritto My Desire
1992
YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, yellow cap, royal blue star Grey, blue stripes on body, blue cap Red, white sash, black cap, white hoop
Vintage Crop Specificity Farat
1991
White, purple chevron, sleeves and cap Yellow, Dark Blue cross belts, quartered cap Purple, White chevron, sleeves and cap
Go South Bardolph Farsi
1990-1988
1990
Red, pale green cap Apple green, black sleeves, green cap Black, white sleeves, black and maroon hooped cap
Trainglot Further Flight Clifton Chapel
1989
Red and white diamonds, black sleeves, white armlets, white cap Royal blue, white cross of lorraine and armlets, check cap Light blue, yellow hoops, white sleeves, light blue and yellow check cap
Double Dutch Chelsea Girl Travelling Light
1988
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Red and white diamonds, black sleeves, white armlets, white cap Light blue, yellow hoops, yellow cap
Nomadic Way Double Dutch Faux Pavillon
 

HistoryEdit

"Cesarewitch" is an anglicised version of Tsesarevich, the title of the heir to the throne in Imperial Russia. The race was named in honour of Tsesarevich Alexander (later Tsar Alexander II), after he donated £300 to the Jockey Club.

The event was established in 1839, and the inaugural running was won by Cruiskeen. It was founded in the same year as another major handicap at Newmarket, the Cambridgeshire. The two races came to be known as the Autumn Double.

The Cesarewitch initially took place before the Cambridgeshire, but the schedule was later reversed and it is now held two weeks after the other race. Three horses completed the double in the 19th century — Rosebery (1876), Foxhall (1881) and Plaisanterie (1885) — but the feat has been rarely attempted since then.

The race was formerly staged during Newmarket's Champions' Day meeting in mid-October and became part of a new fixture called Future Champions Day in 2011. In 2014 the Cesarewitch was separated from Future Champions Day, which was moved back a week in the calendar, and in 2015 it returned to the Saturday of the new Future Champions Festival.[1]

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Aaim To Prosper - 2010, 2012

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Doug SmithCanatrice (1939), French Design (1954), Sandiacre (1957), Come to Daddy (1959), Alcove (1960), Persian Lancer (1966)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • William DayHaco (1853), Dulcibella (1860), Thalestris (1864), Foxhall (1881)
  • Mathew DawsonLioness (1863), Julius (1867), Salvanos (1872), Stone Clink (1886)

Winners since 1974Edit

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.
Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer SP Time
1974 Ocean King 8 7-07 Tommy Carter Arthur Pitt 1025 25/1 3:59.90
1975 Shantallah 3 8-10 Brian Taylor Harry Wragg 1007 7/1
1976 John Cherry 5 9-13 Lester Piggott Jeremy Tree 1006.5 13/2
1977 Assured 4 8-04 Philip Waldron Henry Candy 1010 10/1
1978 Centurion 3 9-08 John Matthias Ian Balding 1004.5 9/2 F
1979 Sir Michael 3 7-08 Mark Rimmer Geoff Huffer 1010 10/1
1980 Popsi's Joy 4 8-06 Lester Piggott Michael Haynes 1010 10/1
1981 Halsbury 3 8-04 Joe Mercer Peter Walwyn 1014 14/1
1982 Mountain Lodge 3 7-10 Willie Carson John Dunlop 1009 9/1
1983 Bajan Sunshine 4 8-08 Brian Rouse Rod Simpson 1007 7/1 JF
1984 Tom Sharp 4 7-05 Steve Dawson Walter Wharton 1040 40/1 3:48.27
1985 Kayudee 5 8-01 Tony Murray Jimmy FitzGerald 1007 7/1
1986 Orange Hill [a] 4 7-09 Richard Fox Jeremy Tree 1020 20/1
1987 Private Audition 5 7-09 Gary Carter Mark Tompkins 1050 50/1 3:59.05
1988 Nomadic Way 3 7-09 Willie Carson Barry Hills 1006 6/1 JF 4:00.61
1989 Double Dutch 5 9-10 Billy Newnes Brooke Sanders 1007.5 15/2 3:51.32
1990 Trainglot 3 7-12 Willie Carson Jimmy FitzGerald 1006.5 13/2 3:50.90
1991 Go South 7 7-11 Nicky Carlisle John Jenkins 1033 33/1 3:52.76
1992 Vintage Crop 5 9-06 Walter Swinburn Dermot Weld 1005 5/1 F 3:49.16
1993 Aahsaylad 7 8-12 John Williams John White 1012 12/1 3:59.52
1994 Captain's Guest 4 9-09 Tony Clark Guy Harwood 1025 25/1 3:56.79
1995 Old Red 5 7-11 Lindsay Charnock Mary Reveley 1011 11/1 3:52.62
1996 Inchcailloch 7 7-03 Royston Ffrench Jeff King 1020 20/1 3:51.17
1997 Turnpole 6 7-10 Lindsay Charnock Mary Reveley 1016 16/1 3:53.56
1998 Spirit of Love 3 8-08 Olivier Peslier Mark Johnston 1011 11/1 3:51.23
1999 Top Cees [a] 9 8-10 Kieren Fallon Ian Balding 1007 7/1 3:40.30
2000 Heros Fatal 6 8-01 Gary Carter Martin Pipe 1011 11/1 3:54.91
2001 Distant Prospect 4 8-08 Martin Dwyer Ian Balding 1014 14/1 4:00.27
2002 Miss Fara 7 8-00 Ryan Moore Martin Pipe 1012 12/1 3:51.22
2003 Landing Light 8 9-04 Pat Eddery Nicky Henderson 1012 12/1 3:52.33
2004 Contact Dancer 5 8-02 Royston Ffrench Mark Johnston 1016 16/1 3:58.52
2005 Sergeant Cecil 6 9-08 Alan Munro Rod Millman 1010 10/1 3:54.79
2006 Detroit City 4 9-01 Jamie Spencer Philip Hobbs 1004.5 9/2 F 3:57.84
2007 Leg Spinner 6 8-11 Johnny Murtagh Tony Martin 1014 14/1 3:54.13
2008 Caracciola 11 9-06 Eddie Ahern Nicky Henderson 1050 50/1 3:48.30
2009 Darley Sun 3 8-06 Andrea Atzeni David Simcock 1004.5 9/2 F 3:50.27
2010 Aaim to Prosper 6 7-13 Louis Beuzelin Brian Meehan 1016 16/1 3:59.10
2011 Never Can Tell 4 8-11 Frankie Dettori Jamie Osborne 1025 25/1 3:48.04
2012 Aaim to Prosper 8 9-10 Kieren Fallon Brian Meehan 1066 66/1 3:51.51
2013 Scatter Dice 4 8-08 Silvestre de Sousa Mark Johnston 1066 66/1 3:52.75
2014 Big Easy 7 8-07 Tom Queally Philip Hobbs 1010 10/1 3:49.10
2015 Grumeti 7 8-02 Adam Beschizza Alan King 1050 50/1 3:56.02
2016 Sweet Selection 4 8-08 Silvestre de Sousa Hughie Morrison 1007 7/1 3:53.41
2017 Withhold 4 8-08 Silvestre de Sousa Roger Charlton 1005 5/1 F 3:45.59
2018 Low Sun 5 9-02 Seamie Heffernan Willie Mullins 1010 10/1 3:48.96
2019 Stratum 6 9-02 Jason Watson Willie Mullins 1025 25/1 3:58.64
2020 Great White Shark 6 8-06 Jason Watson Willie Mullins 1004.5 9/2 F 3:55.15
2021 Buzz 7 8-13 Oisin Murphy Nicky Henderson 1008 8/1 3:48.43
  1. ^ a b The 1986 and 1999 editions were held on Newmarket's July Course over a slightly shorter distance

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1839: Cruiskeen
  • 1840: Clarion
  • 1841: Iliona
  • 1842: Arcanus
  • 1843: Corranna
  • 1844: Faugh-a-Ballagh
  • 1845: The Baron
  • 1846: Wit's End
  • 1847: Caurouch
  • 1848: The Cur, owned by William Stuart Stirling-Crawfurd
  • 1849: Legerdemain
  • 1850: Glauca
  • 1851: Mrs Taft
  • 1852: Weathergage
  • 1853: Haco
  • 1854: Muscovite
  • 1855: Mr Sykes
  • 1856: Vengeance
  • 1857: Prioress [a]
  • 1858: Rocket
  • 1859: Artless
  • 1860: Dulcibella
  • 1861: Audrey
  • 1862: Hartington
  • 1863: Lioness
  • 1864: Thalestris
  • 1865: Salpinctes
  • 1866: Lecturer
  • 1867: Julius
  • 1868: Cecil
  • 1869: Cherie
  • 1870: Cardinal York
  • 1871: Corisande
  • 1872: Salvanos
  • 1873: King Lud
  • 1874: Aventuriere
  • 1875: Duke of Parma
  • 1876: Rosebery
  • 1877: Hilarious
  • 1878: Jester
  • 1879: Chippendale
  • 1880: Robert the Devil
  • 1881: Foxhall
  • 1882: Corrie Roy
  • 1883: Don Juan
  • 1884: St Gatien
  • 1885: Plaisanterie
  • 1886: Stone Clink
  • 1887: Humewood
  • 1888: Tenebreuse
  • 1889: Primrose Day
  • 1890: Sheen
  • 1891: Ragimunde
  • 1892: Burnaby
  • 1893: Cypria / Red Eyes [b]
  • 1894: Childwick
  • 1895: Rockdove
  • 1896: St Bris
  • 1897: Merman
  • 1898: Chaleureux
  • 1899: Scintillant
  • 1900: Clarehaven
  • 1901: Balsarroch
  • 1902: Black Sand
  • 1903: Grey Tick
  • 1904: Wargrave
  • 1905: Hammerkop
  • 1906: Mintagon
  • 1907: Demure
  • 1908: Yentoi
  • 1909: Submit
  • 1910: Verney
  • 1911: Willonyx
  • 1912: Warlingham
  • 1913: Fiz Yama
  • 1914: Troubadour
  • 1915: Son-in-Law
  • 1916: Sanctum
  • 1917: Furore
  • 1918: Air Raid
  • 1919: Ivanhoe
  • 1920: Bracket
  • 1921: Yutoi
  • 1922: Light Dragoon
  • 1923: Rose Prince
  • 1924: Charley's Mount
  • 1925: Forseti
  • 1926: Myra Gray
  • 1927: Eagle's Pride
  • 1928: Arctic Star
  • 1929: West Wicklow
  • 1930: Ut Majeur
  • 1931: Noble Star
  • 1932: Nitsichin
  • 1933: Seminole
  • 1934: Enfield
  • 1935: Near Relation
  • 1936: Fet
  • 1937: Punch
  • 1938: Contrevent
  • 1939: Cantatrice
  • 1940: Hunter's Moon
  • 1941: Filator
  • 1942: no race
  • 1943: Germanicus
  • 1944: no race
  • 1945: Kerry Piper
  • 1946: Monsieur l'Amiral
  • 1947: Whiteway
  • 1948: Woodburn
  • 1949: Strathspey
  • 1950: Above Board
  • 1951: Three Cheers
  • 1952: Flush Royal
  • 1953: Chantry
  • 1954: French Design
  • 1955: Curry
  • 1956: Prelone
  • 1957: Sandiacre
  • 1958: Morecambe
  • 1959: Come to Daddy
  • 1960: Alcove
  • 1961: Avon's Pride
  • 1962: Golden Fire
  • 1963: Utrillo
  • 1964: Grey of Falloden
  • 1965: Mintmaster
  • 1966: Persian Lancer
  • 1967: Boismoss
  • 1968: Major Rose
  • 1969: Floridian
  • 1970: Scoria
  • 1971: Orosio
  • 1972: Cider with Rosie
  • 1973: Flash Imp
  1. ^ The 1857 running finished as a three-way dead-heat, but it was decided by a run-off
  2. ^ The 1893 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Newmarket Racecourses to stage £2million+ Dubai Future Champions Festival". newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2015.

ReferencesEdit