After 60 years the much loved Hennessy Gold Cup has become the Ladbrokes Trophy Day. This iconic race will be the highlight of the second day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Two days of thrilling racing where legends are made…
The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival reaches its climax with an outstanding day of Jump racing featuring the Ladbrokes Trophy won in its previous incarnation, the Hennessy Gold Cup, by racing legends such as Arkle, Mill House, Burrough Hill Lad and more recently Denman.
2017 saw Total Recall thrillingly reel in and pass Whisper in the closing stages to win the Ladbrokes Trophy. The 9-2 favourite, ridden by Paul Townend and trained by Willie Mullins, was the first Irish-trained horse to win the event, previously called the Hennessey Gold Cup, since 1980.
It is always one of the highlights of the winter social calendar and with an electric atmosphere and live music after racing, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The event was established in 1957, 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.
G&T Executive provide an executive chauffeur taxi service to the Hennessy Gold Cup.