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Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère

Group 1 race
Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère
Grand Critérium
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1853
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,400 metres (7f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
excluding geldings
Weight 57 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Purse 350,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 57.14%, 2nd: 22.86%
3rd: 11.43%, 4th: 5.71%
5th: 2.86%

The Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère is a Group 1 flat horse race in France which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,400 metres (about 7 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early October.

It is the oldest and most prestigious race in France for juvenile horses, and at present the equal richest with the Prix Morny.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1853, and it was originally called the Grand Critérium. It was initially held at Chantilly, and in its early years it was raced over 1,500 metres. It moved to Longchamp in 1857, and it was extended to 1,600 metres in 1864.

The Grand Critérium was not run in 1870 because of the Franco-Prussian War. It was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1918. It was cancelled twice during World War II, in 1939 and 1940. It was temporarily switched to Le Tremblay in 1943 and 1944.

When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Grand Critérium was classed at the highest level, Group 1. At this time it took place in mid October. It was brought forward to the Saturday of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend in 1989, but it returned to mid October in 1995.

The governing body of French racing, France Galop, restructured its program of Group 1 juvenile races in 2001. The Grand Critérium was cut to 1,400 metres – the length of the discontinued Prix de la Salamandre. From this point it was scheduled for the same day as the "Arc" – the first Sunday in October.

The race's present title, the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère, was introduced in 2003. This was in memory of Jean-Luc Lagardère (1928–2003), a successful racehorse owner and the champion breeder in France twelve times. He also served as the president of France Galop.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • George Stern – Vinicius (1902), Ob (1903), Val d'Or (1904), Ouadi Halfa (1906), Durban (1920), Clavieres (1923)
  • Roger Poincelet – Ambiorix (1948), Cosmos (1951), Tiepoletto (1958), Right Royal (1960), Hula Dancer (1962), Yelapa (1968)

Leading trainer (10 wins):

  • Henry Jennings – Miss Cath (1855), Duchess (1856), Isabella (1860), Stradella (1861), Czar (1865), Revigny (1871), Jonquille (1875), Jongleur (1876), Mantille (1877), Basilique (1879)

Leading owner (8 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacDurban (1920), Nosca (1941, dead-heat), Caravelle (1942), Priam (1943), Nirgal (1945), Ambiorix (1948), Apollonia (1955), Abdos (1961)

Winners since 1969

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1969 Breton Lester Piggott C. W. Bartholomew P. Butler 1:42.0
1970 My Swallow Lester Piggott Paul Davey David Robinson 1:43.2
1971 Hard to Beat Bill Pyers Richard Carver S. Sokolov 1:41.1
1972 Satingo Henri Samani Alec Head Germaine Wertheimer 1:44.6
1973 Mississipian Bill Pyers Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 1:39.7
1974 Mariacci Gérard Rivases J. M. de Choubersky Guy de Rothschild 1:46.2
1975 Manado Philippe Paquet François Boutin Mrs S. Vanian 1:40.4
1976 Blushing Groom Henri Samani François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 1:44.7
1977 Super Concorde Philippe Paquet François Boutin Walter Haefner 1:43.9
1978 Irish River Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Mrs Raymond Adès 1:39.0
1979 Dragon Alain Goldsztejn Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok 1:41.3
1980 Recitation Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Anthony Bodie 1:44.2
1981 Green Forest Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok 1:46.2
1982 Saint Cyrien Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 1:46.5
1983 Treizieme Gérard Dubroeucq Maurice Zilber Thomas P. Tatham 1:38.8
1984 Alydar's Best Christy Roche David O'Brien Alan Clore 1:49.0
1985 Femme Elite Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber Serge Fradkoff 1:40.0
1986 Danishkada Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:40.7
1987 Fijar Tango Alfred Gibert Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok 1:45.2
1988 Kendor Maurice Philipperon Raymond Touflan Adolf Bader 1:40.8
1989 Jade Robbery Cash Asmussen André Fabre Zenya Yoshida 1:40.6
1990 Hector Protector Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:41.1
1991 Arazi Gérald Mossé François Boutin Allen E. Paulson 1:41.4
1992 Tenby Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 1:46.9
1993 Lost World Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 1:45.9
1994 Goldmark Sylvain Guillot André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:43.4
1995 Loup Solitaire Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:37.6
1996 Revoque John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 1:37.7
1997 Second Empire Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:47.7
1998 Way of Light Cash Asmussen Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:52.5
1999 Ciro [1] Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:50.5
2000 Okawango Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:41.8
2001 Rock of Gibraltar Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Ferguson / Magnier 1:22.9
2002 Hold That Tiger Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:20.4
2003 American Post Richard Hughes Criquette Head-Maarek Khalid Abdullah 1:24.5
2004 Oratorio Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 1:19.3
2005 Horatio Nelson Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Nagle 1:20.6
2006 Holy Roman Emperor Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:18.6
2007 Rio de la Plata Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:21.5
2008 Naaqoos Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:18.4
2009 Siyouni Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:19.5

1 Barathea Guest finished first in 1999, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1853 - Celebrity
  • 1854 - Allez y Gaiement
  • 1855 - Miss Cath
  • 1856 - Duchess
  • 1857 - Tonnerre des Indes
  • 1858 - Nuncia
  • 1859 - Mon Etoile
  • 1860 - Isabella
  • 1861 - Stradella
  • 1862 - Damier
  • 1863 - Sonchamp
  • 1864 - Le Bearnais
  • 1865 - Czar
  • 1866 - Montgoubert
  • 1867 - Le Sarrazin
  • 1868 - Mademoiselle de Fligny
  • 1869 - Sornette
  • 1870 - no race
  • 1871 - Revigny
  • 1872 - Franc Tireur
  • 1873 - Fideline
  • 1874 - Perplexe
  • 1875 - Jonquille
  • 1876 - Jongleur
  • 1877 - Mantille
  • 1878 - Swift
  • 1879 - Basilique *
  • 1880 - Perplexite
  • 1881 - Vigilant
  • 1882 - Vernet
  • 1883 - Fra Diavolo
  • 1884 - The Condor
  • 1885 - Alger
  • 1886 - Frapotel
  • 1887 - Stuart
  • 1888 - May Pole
  • 1889 - Cromatella
  • 1890 - Reverend
  • 1891 - Rueil
  • 1892 - Marly
  • 1893 - Dolma Baghtche
  • 1894 - Le Sagittaire
  • 1895 - Hero
  • 1896 - Roxelane
  • 1897 - Cazabat
  • 1898 - Holocauste
  • 1899 - Ramadan
  • 1900 -
  • 1901 - Le Mandinet
  • 1902 - Vinicius
  • 1903 - Ob
  • 1904 - Val d'Or
  • 1905 - Prestige
  • 1906 - Ouadi Halfa
  • 1907 - Sauge Pourpree
  • 1908 - Golden Sky
  • 1909 - Uriel
  • 1910 - Faucheur
  • 1911 - Montrose
  • 1912 - Ecouen
  • 1913 - Le Grand Pressigny
  • 1914–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Odol
  • 1920 - Durban
  • 1921 - Kefalin
  • 1923 - Clavieres
  • 1924 - Ptolemy
  • 1925 - Dorina
  • 1926 - Flamant
  • 1927 - Kantar
  • 1928 - Amorina
  • 1929 - Godiche
  • 1930 - Indus
  • 1931 - La Bourrasque
  • 1932 - Pantalon
  • 1934 - Pampeiro
  • 1935 - Mistress Ford
  • 1936 - Teleferique
  • 1937 - Gossip
  • 1938 - Turbulent
  • 1939–40 - no race
  • 1941 - Martia / Nosca *
  • 1942 - Caravelle
  • 1943 - Priam
  • 1944 -
  • 1945 - Nirgal
  • 1946 - Clarion
  • 1947 - Rigolo
  • 1951 - Cosmos
  • 1952 - Dragon Blanc
  • 1953 - Le Geographe
  • 1954 - Beau Prince
  • 1955 - Apollonia
  • 1956 - Tyrone
  • 1958 - Tiepoletto
  • 1959 - Angers
  • 1960 - Right Royal
  • 1961 - Abdos
  • 1963 - Neptunus
  • 1965 - Soleil
  • 1966 - Silver Cloud
  • 1968 - Yelapa

* The 1879 race finished as a dead-heat between Basilique and Louis d'Or, but it was decided by a run-off.
* The 1941 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (2009).

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1853 – this race is included under its original title, Grand Critérium.



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