|Birthplace||France Flag of France|
|Death date||November 4, 2006|
|Major racing wins, honours & awards|
|Major racing wins|
Prix de la Forêt
International race wins:
St. Leger Stakes (1979)
|Prix Alain Lequeux at Saint Malo|
Alain Lequeux (1947 - April 26, 2006) was one of France's leading jockeys in the 1970's and 1980's. He won 33 Group or Grade 1 races, including the 1981 Washington, D.C. International Stakes aboard Providential for trainer Charlie Whittingham. Son of leading French rider Guy Lequeux, he won more than 2,000 races while riding in France from 1963 to 1992. He won the 1974 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Fr-G1) (French One Thousand Guineas) with Dumka, and the 1979 St. Leger Stakes (Eng-G1) with Son of Love (Fr).
A noted gourmet, following his retirement from racing the popular and personable Lequeux owned and operated the Cafe Lequeux in Chantilly not far from the Chantilly Racecourse.
He died in hospital at Senlis, Oise on April 26, 2006 of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 59.