THIS season's Juddmonte International at York Racecourse promises to be a vintage renewal.

Here, The Press remembers five other epic encounters in the big race on the Knavesmire....

ROBERTO (1972) – The inaugural running of the race, then known as the Benson and Hedges Gold Cup, saw one of its most famous defeats as Brigadier Gerard lost for the only time in his career. The Vincent O'Brien-trained winner was overlooked by Lester Piggott and was ridden by Panamanian jockey Braulio Baeza, who was having his first ride in Britain. While The Brigadier had an excuse as he returned a sick horse, Roberto had already won the Derby and was in receipt of 12lb.

ONE SO WONDERFUL (1998) – Luca Cumani's filly will not go down as one of the greatest ever winners of the race, but there is no denying the fact she claimed one of the most exciting renewals. In typical Cumani style, she had been brought along steadily and was running in her first Group One. Up against the likes of Prince of Wales's winner Faithful Son, Chester House and Limpid, she came out on top by a short head in a three-way photo-finish.

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (2000) – This race typified the reason why he was known as The Iron Horse. Having beaten Sir Michael Stoute's Kalanisi by a head in the Eclipse the two dominated again, with the former making his challenge out wide so as not to engage Giant's Causeway in a battle. The tactics only narrowly failed as Aidan O'Brien's ace once again seized the day by a head.

SEA THE STARS (2009) – O'Brien had struggled all year to come up with a plan to beat John Oxx's superstar and this time the Ballydoyle handler fielded the only three other runners in the race. While Sea The Stars briefly looked in a spot of bother, the two O'Brien pacemakers only helped to allow Oxx's great warrior to smash the old track record by nearly a second.

FRANKEL (2012) – Sir Henry Cecil had waited until he felt the time was just right to step the unbeaten Frankel up to 10 furlongs, and when it finally happened the Knavesmire crowd were treated to a sumptuous display. The contempt with which he treated subsequent Champion Stakes winner Farhh and the brilliant St Nicholas Abbey had to be seen to be believed.