Winning Horses

Donna Fitzgerald and Witezarif, 6 time Tevis Cup recipient

 

Updated 4/13/18

Over 90% of the Cup-Winning Horses have been Arabian or part Arabian. *Percentages rounded

Breed Tevis Cup Haggin Cup
Arabian 55 (85%)

38(73%)

Part Arabian 7 (11%) 9 (17%)
Thoroughbred cross 1 (~2%) 1 (~2%)
Ango/Arab 1 (~2%) 1 (~2%)
Appaloosa 0 1 (~2%)
Mule 0 2 (~4%)
Mustang 1 (~2%) 0
Total Wins 65 52

 

Bays and Chestnuts are Close Favorites in the Winners' Circle.
*Not all data available

Color Tevis Cup Haggin Cup
Bay 23 (37.10%) 20 (40.82%)
Chestnut 23 (36.10%) 18 (36.73%)
Grey 15 (24.19%) 10 (20.41%)
Roan 1 (1.61%) 0
Appy 0 1 (2.04%)
Total Wins 62* 49*

 

And in the Equine Battle of the Sexes, the Winner is...
*Percentages rounded

Sex Tevis Cup Haggin Cup
Gelding 47 (72%) 41 (79%)
Mare 14 (22%) 9 (17%)
Stallion 4 (6%) 2 (4%)
Total Wins 65 52

 

Some similarities between the Cup winners...

Category Tevis Cup Haggin Cup
Most wins by one horse 6 3
Youngest horse 6 years 6 years
Oldest horse 17 years 17 years

 

One horse has carried its rider to win the Tevis Cup six times, counting one tie: Witezarif, ridden by Donna Fitzgerald.
One horse has won the Haggin Cup twice with different riders: Harry, ridden by Daniel Bunn (1990) and by Marcia Smith (1992).
One horse has twice carried the winner of both trophies in the same year: Cougar's Fete, ridden by Erin McChesney (1991 and 1996).
The most Haggin Cup wins by one horse is 3: HCC Gazal, ridden by Julie Suhr, in 1983, 1984 and 1986.
The youngest horse to win the Tevis Cup was 6 years old: Chief of Tahmaroo (Paige Harper, 1962).
The youngest horses to win the Haggin Cup were 6 years old: Keno (Paige Harper, 1964), Siri (Wendell Robie, 1965), Rajah (Suzanne Morstad, 1970), El Karbaj (Hal Hall, 1972), Hazz (William Fox, 1977 ) and Fayette de Cameo (Cathy Rohm, 2001).
For 61 years, the oldest horse to win the Ride was 16 years young. In 1956 Bandos ridden by Wendell Robie set the record. In 2017, 17 year old Auli Farwa, ridden by Tennessee Lane was the first to cross the finish line.
The oldest horse to win the Haggin Cup was 17 year old MCM Last Dance ridden by Barrak Blakeley in 2014.
Fritz, owned and ridden by Marje Pryor, won the Tevis Cup in 1982 and 1983, and is an eight-time finisher, 7 times in the top six. Fritz was blind in his left eye.