Hennesey Cognac Gold Cup (Racehorse) (1) - P.Culling 1978 - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W
Hennesey Cognac Gold Cup (Racehorse) - P.Culling 1978 - Framed Print- 12"H x 16"W
The Hennessy Gold Cup is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is a handicap race, and it is run at Newbury
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 association with Hennessy has continued throughout its history, and this now represents British racing's longest commercial sponsorship.