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Ancient Cross Ayr Silver Cup and Gosforth Park Cup winner

Ancient Cross (Graham Gibbons) at York

Ancient Cross


GENDER: gelding

FOALED: 2004

SIRE: Machiavellian
DAM: Magna Graecia


OWNER: Bown, Hull, Hall, Fiddes, Swales

RACES:94 WINS: 7 2nd: 15 3rd: 9

PRIZEMONEY:£ 118,203

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Ancient Cross joined us in March 2008 after running just once for Mark Johnston. He was placed five times in his first season here, but did not win his first race until the age of five.

Ancient Cross was a horse who got better with age. After many placed runs he won his first race at Musselburgh in 2009 and won again a few weeks later at Catterick.

After winning at York in May 2011 he scored his biggest career win in the 2011 Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle. Ancient Cross was again a winner at York's Dante Festival in 2013 and the following month he won the Ayr Silver Cup under top weight.

As time was catching up with him, it was decided to retire him in June 2016. However, he went out with a bang and he became a popular winner at Hamilton Park when he came home in front for Joanna Mason, which was to be Ancient Cross's last race.

More about Ancient Cross

No trouble for Cross in Cup: Fine change of pace seals second win of the season

Ancient Cross: Three generation pedigree

bay gelding
Machiavellian Mr Prospector Raise A Native
Gold Digger
Coup de Folie Halo
Raise The Standard
Magna Graecia Warning Known Fact
Slightly Dangerous
Grecian Slipper Sadler's Wells
Helen Street

Race wins

Date Race Jockey Racecourse

08/06/16 hamilton-park.co.uk Amateur Riders Handicap (6f) Joanna Mason Hamilton

21/09/13 William Hill Ayr Silver Cup (6f) Pat Cosgrave Ayr

16/05/13 Betfred Mobile Sports Handicap (5f) Paul Mulrennan York

24/06/11 Gosforth Park Sprint Cup (5f) Graham Gibbons Newcastle

12/05/11 Totepool Stakes (5f) Graham Gibbons York

17/10/09 BetExtra Win Only and totesport Handicap (7f) Phillip Makin Catterick

14/09/09 Tote Placepot Handicap (7f) Phillip Makin Musselburgh

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