DahlBury Named New Sponsor of G1 Coronation Cup

Bangkok is standing his first season at Chapel Stud | Mark Cranham

DahlBury was announced as the new sponsor for the 1 1/2-mile G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs on Ladies Day, June 3. The vision of owner/breeder Simon Davies, Chief Executive Officer of the global telecommunications firm Spectra Group (UK) Ltd., DahlBury's stallion roster is based at Chapel Stud in Worcestershire. Middle distance and staying horses for both the Flat and National Hunt are the focus of the stud, which stands Planteur (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), Walzertakt (Ger) (Montjeu {Ire}), and Bangkok (Ire) (Australia {GB}).

Simon Davies said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Coronation Cup, which is one of the top races of its kind and is the ideal showcase of what we're trying to achieve with DahlBury, we want to help break the myth that middle-distance racehorses can't retire to stud, stand under both codes and be commercial.

“We're investing in British Thoroughbreds, and we hope that our operation will help to challenge some of the currently-held notions around 'dual-purpose' sires. We believe that middle-distance sires have a lot more to offer in this country, you only have to look at the success that they are having in Japan at the moment.

“Planteur has had an incredibly successful couple of years on the back of the successes of Trueshan and his other stakes winners and we hope that this venture is the start of something really exciting for British racing.”

Phil White, London Regional Director at The Jockey Club, added of the 120th edition of the historic race, “We're delighted to have DahlBury on board as sponsor for the G1 Coronation Cup, in what is a historic year both for Epsom Downs and for racing as a whole.

“We are honoured that Her Majesty The Queen has chosen to be at The Cazoo Derby during the central weekend for the celebrations of her historic reign, which we are hoping will put more eyes than ever before on this fantastic sport.

“DahlBury has a fantastic vision for how they can contribute to British racing and breeding, and it is fitting that they have chosen to sponsor the Coronation Cup, which is one of the premier middle-distance races in the calendar.

“There have been some fantastic winners of this race over the years, and we hope that this partnership will act as a platform for further success in this division down the line.”

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