Royal Ascot: Copper Horse Handicap

The Copper Horse Handicap is a Handicap flat race, over 1 mile 6 furlongs and 34 yards, open to 4-year-olds and upwards, and was introduced in 2020 to extend the programme in a Covid hit year. It was introduced primarily for stayers rated 0-105 and designed to indicate potential winners of the Ebor Handicap at York later in the year.
Early history:- The inaugural running of the Copper Horse Handicap took place on Wednesday 17th June 2020 when won by the Sheikh Mohammed Obaid owned Fujaira Prince (3/1 fav) who defeated Selino (8/1), Almania (12/1) and 15 others by 3 3/4 lengths and 1/2 length.

Copper Horse Handicap 2020 Handicap 1 mile 6 furlongs 34yds
Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
1 FUJAIRA PRINCE Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian Sheikh Mohammed Obaid 3/1 fav
2 SELINO Oisin Murphy James Fanshawe Qatar Racing Ltd 8/1
3 ALMANIA Jim Crowley David Simcock Saeed Suhail 12/1
4 THEMAXWECAN James Doyle Mark Johnston Douglas Livingston 16/1
5 FLOATING ARTIST Pat Dobbs Richard Hannon Michael Pescod 12/1
6 RANCH HAND David Probert Andrew Balding Kingsclere Racing Club 5/1
7 COLLIDE Ryan Moore Hugo Palmer Khaled Abdulla 6/1
8 ALRIGHT SUNSHINE Danny Tudhope Keith Dalgleish Paul & Clare Rooney 8/1
9 HERE AND NOW Harry Bentley Ralph Beckett Hon R J Arculli 40/1
10 ERNESTO Ben Curtis Ian Williams Buxted Partnership 50/1
11 EDDYSTONE ROCK Adam Kirby John Best Curtis, Malt, Williams 40/1
12 AMAZING RED Cieren Fallon Ed Dunlop Hon R J Arculli 50/1
13 DUBAI HORIZON William Buick Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin 16/1
14 SHAILENE Silvestre De Sousa Andrew Balding George Strawbridge 25/1
15 HOCHFIELD Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Sheikh Hamden Bin Mohammed 25/1
16 DEAL A DOLLAR Stevie Donohoe David Simcock Saeed Suhail 50/1
The Copper Horse Handicap took place on Wednesday 17th June 2020 and the winner, a roan gelding by Pivotal out of Zam Zoom, won a first prize of £22,410. Over round 124%
Copper Horse Handicap Handicap 1 mile 6f 34yds 2020