Ascot Gold Cups History., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-17


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ASCOT GOLD CUPS HISTORY The Gold Cup is the oldest trophy still raced for at Ascot having been first given in 1821 From 1S45 until the outbreak of the war iu the Crimea nine years later this trophy was known as the Emperors Cup and was presented annually by the Czar of Russia In 1S54 however It reverted to its old title of the Gold Cup and as such it has been known ever since In 1838 Queen Victoria gave the first Queens Vase which still remains the prin ¬ cipal event of the first days racing The other event of primary Importance the Royal Hunt Cup was first established in 184 The Sketch

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