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Alain Lequeux

Alain Lequeux
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace France Flag of France
Birth date 1947
Death date November 4, 2006
Career wins 2,000+
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Prix de la Forêt
(1963, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984)
Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (1974)
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (1978)
Prix Jacques Le Marois (1980, 1990)
Prix d'Ispahan (1980, 1981, 1982)
Prix de l'Opéra (1980)
Prix Marcel Boussac (1980, 1984, 1988)
Prix Ganay (1981, 1983)
Prix Lupin (1984, 1985)
Grand Criterium (1985)
Critérium de Saint-Cloud (1987)
Prix Saint-Alary (1989)

French Classic Race wins:
Grand Prix de Paris (1978)

International race wins:
Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1980)
Washington, D.C. International Stakes (1981)
Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (1981)
E. P. Taylor Stakes (1983)
Turf Classic (1985)
Deutschland-Preis (1987)
Japan Cup (1987)
Goldene Peitsche (1988)
Premio Omenoni (1989)
Gran Premio del Jockey Club (1991)

British Classic Race wins:
St. Leger Stakes (1979)
Honours
Prix Alain Lequeux at Saint Malo
Significant horses
Providential, Triptych

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).[1]

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. [2]


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