Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown Past Winners

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The Irish Gold Cup (Irish: Corn Óir na hÉireann) is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are seventeen fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in February.

The event was first run in 1987, and it was originally titled the Vincent O’Brien Irish Gold Cup. It was named after Vincent O’Brien (1917–2009), who was a successful racehorse trainer. The race was renamed the Hennessy Gold Cup in 1991, when Hennessy began sponsoring and it was often referred to as the “Irish Hennessy”, as there was also a long-established chase in Great Britain called the Hennessy Gold Cup. Hennessy’s sponsorship ended after the 2015 running and the 2016 event was run as the unsponsored Irish Gold Cup. Unibet are sponsoring the Irish Gold Cup from 2017 to 2019. In 2017, it was run as the Stan James Irish Gold Cup Chase and in 2018 as the Unibet Irish Gold Cup.

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