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Christophe Soumillon

Christophe Soumillon
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Schaerbeek, Belgium
Birth date June 4, 1981
Career wins ongoing
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

French Classic Race wins:
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2001)
Prix du Jockey Club (2001, 2003, 2006)
Grand Prix de Paris (2002, 2006, 2008)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2003, 2008)
Prix de Diane (2004, 2008)

International race wins:

Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2002)
Pretty Polly Stakes (2003)
Racing Post Trophy (2003)
Breeders' Cup Turf (2005)
Hong Kong Gold Cup (2005)
Irish Oaks (2005)
Queen Anne Stakes (2005)
Stewards' Cup (2005, 2009)
Chairman's Sprint Prize (2006)
Coronation Cup (2006)
Gran Premio di Milano (2006)
Hong Kong Derby (2006)
Hong Kong Gold Cup (2005)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (2006)
Oaks d'Italia (2006)
Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2006)
Racing awards
French flat racing Champion Jockey (2003, 2005)
Significant horses
Dalakhani, Rail Link, Mandesha, Bullish Luck
Shirocco, Viva Pataca, Hurricane Run, Overdose, Good Ba Ba

Christophe Soumillon (born June 4, 1981 in Schaerbeek, Belgium) is a Belgian-born Thoroughbred horse racing jockey.

Raised in a horse racing family, he is the son of a horse jumping jockey Jean-Marc Soumillon. Christophe Soumillon apprenticed at Chantilly Racecourse in Chantilly, France to Cédric Boutin, and won his first race in November, 1997. By the end of 1999 he had been named Champion Apprentice.

In April 2000, Soumillon won five races on the same day, tying the all-time French record. He has racked up a series of victories and in 2003 became the French champion jockey with 207 wins. On September 10, 2006 he won five races (including Prix Vermeille, Prix Niel and Prix Foy), tying the all-time French record for the second time.

Although primarily known as a flat jockey, Soumillon achieved a victory in a major hurdle race when he won the 2010 Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil (French Champion Hurdle) on Mandali.

Major wins

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  • Prix Vermeille - (4) - Pearly Shells (2002), Shawanda (2005), Mandesha (2006), Zarkava (2008)

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  • Chairman's Sprint Prize - (1) - Billet Express (2006)
  • Hong Kong Classic Mile - (1) - Thumbs Up (2009), Beauty Flash (2010)
  • Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup - (1) - Joyful Winner (2006)

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  • OTP Hungária Grand Prix - (1) - Overdose (2009)

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