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When is the 2024 Sprint Cup?

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2023
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  • We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2024 Sprint Cup
  • This Group One will be run at Haydock on Saturday 7th September 2024
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The Sprint cup at Haydock. (Getty)

When is the 2024 Sprint Cup?


The 2024 Sprint Cup will be run at Haydock Park racecourse on Saturday 7th September 2024.

What is the Sprint Cup?


The Sprint Cup is the biggest race staged at Haydock Park during the flat racing season. The Sprint Cup is a Group One race run over six furlongs and it's open to horses of three-years-old or older.

Who won the Sprint Cup?


Trainer, Ed Bethell and jockey, Callum Rodriguez celebrated their first Group One victories at Haydock in 2023, as Regional claimed a surprise victory in the Sprint Cup.

Which horses will run in the Sprint Cup?


Regional could return to defend his Sprint Cup crown in 2024, along with this year's beaten favourite, Shaquille. Horses who impress in races like the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, the July Cup and the Prix Maurice de Gheest will often go on to run in Haydock's flat racing feature.

Where is the Sprint Cup run?


The Sprint Cup is run at Haydock racecourse, situated in Merseyside, England

Where can I watch the Sprint Cup?


The Sprint Cup will be shown on channels like ITV and RacingTV, but the easiest way would be to stream the race live. If you plan on watching the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.

Sprint Cup Live Streaming 


The bet365 live streaming service covers a wide range of horse racing on a daily basis. Here's how to stream the 2024 Sprint Cup live online:

  1. Visit bet365 > live streaming > horse racing
  2. Log-in or register for an account (use the bet365 bonus code NEWBONUS if opening a new account)
  3. Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.

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Sprint Cup History


Devised by the legendary Robert Sangster, the Sprint Cup was added to the British flat racing schedule in 1966.

Initially, the Sprint Cup was open to horses of all ages. Be Friendly was only a juvenile when he won the first Sprint Cup, before successfully defending his crown as a three-year-old 12 months later.

The Sprint Cup was originally held in November, but was pushed back to September in 1979. Juveniles were free to enter the Sprint Cup right up until 1994, after which the race became open only to horses of three years old and above.

Be Friendly remains the only horse to ever win the Sprint Cup twice. Great Sprinters like Moorestyle, Habibti and Ajdal all triumphed at Haydock in the 1980s, but none were able to successfully defend the trophy.

Pat Eddery is the joint-most successful jockey in the Sprint Cup, with the last of his three wins coming on Danehill in 1989. Lester Piggott also rode the winner at Haydock three times, as did Willie Carson and Bruce Raymond.

Carson guided the great Dayjur to a fantastic victory in the 1990 Sprint Cup. John Dunlop then saddled Lavinia Fontana before she was ridden to victory by Jason Weaver in 1994. Two years later, John's son Ed Dunlop trainer the winner, with Iktamaal coming out on top.

Frankie Dettori's only Sprint Cup winner came on Diktat in 1999. John Dunlop's fourth and final winner came in 2002, when the great Invincible Spirit scored in excellent style.

African Rose came over from France to win the 2008 Sprint Cup for Criquette Head-Maarek. Dream Ahead and Society Rock then scored at Haydock, and both have gone on to be successful sires at stud.

Tom Hogan's stable star, Gordon Lord Byron scored a popular victory in 2013. David O'Meara then celebrated the biggest win of his training career when G Force won the 2015 Sprint Cup.

Three-year-olds have dominated the Sprint Cup in recent history. Five of the six winners between 2014 and 2019 were three, including Twilight Son, Quiet Reflection, Harry Angel and Hello Youmzain.

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