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Grand Prix de Deauville

Group 2 race
Grand Prix de Deauville
Location Deauville Racecourse
Deauville, France
Inaugurated 1866
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Lucien Barrière
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,500 metres (1m 4½f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 53½ kg (3y); 58½ kg (4y+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
3 kg if two Group 2 wins *
1½ kg if one Group 2 win *
1½ kg if two Group 3 wins *
* since October 1 last year
Purse 200,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 57%, 2nd: 22%
3rd: 10.5%, 4th: 7%
5th: 3.5%

The Grand Prix de Deauville is a Group 2 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Deauville over a distance of 2,500 metres (about 1 mile and 4½ furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

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History

The race was first run on August 6, 1866, and it was originally called the Coupe de Deauville. It was named after its trophy, an objet d'art which was then worth 10,000 francs. The inaugural prize fund was 20,000 francs. The distance was initially set at 2,400 metres.

The event was unaffected by the Franco-Prussian War, as it took place before the war in 1870 and upon the restoration of peace in 1871. The latter was the first running under the present title, the "Grand Prix de Deauville". The race was opened to foreign horses in 1872, and there soon followed a short period of successes by international contenders. These included the Hungarian filly Kincsem, who won in 1878, and the British horse Tristan, who became a multiple winner with three consecutive victories from 1882 to 1884.

The distance of the Grand Prix de Deauville was increased to 2,500 metres in 1886, and then to 2,600 metres in 1903. The race was known as the "Grand Prix de Trouville-Deauville" from 1908 to 1911 – Trouville is a commune in Calvados which borders Deauville. The event was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1918.

It was cancelled only once during World War II, in 1940. For the remainder of the war, while its regular venue was closed, the race was switched temporarily between Longchamp (1941–42, 1945), Maisons-Laffitte (1943) and Le Tremblay (1944). The Longchamp and Maisons-Laffitte editions were contested over 2,500 metres.

The Grand Prix de Deauville's usual distance was extended to 2,700 metres in 1973. The present length, 2,500 metres, was introduced in 1990.

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinBounteous (1962), Val de Loir (1963), Ashmore (1976), Perrault (1981), Baby Turk (1986)
  • Dominique BoeufBorromini (1989), Robertet (1990), Policy Maker (2003), Irish Wells (2006, 2007)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • André FabreZalataia (1983), Borromini (1989), Modhish (1992), Swain (1995), Epistolaire (1998), Polish Summer (2002), Cherry Mix (2004), Getaway (2008)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • Frédéric de Lagrange – Montgoubert (1867), Trocadero (1868), Mortemer (1869), Nougat (1876), Castillon (1881)
  • Daniel WildensteinSchönbrunn (1970), Ashmore (1974, 1976), Air de Cour (1985), Robertet (1990)

Winners since 1978

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1978 Santalino 5 Georges Doleuze Alain Bruneteau J. Bruneau de la Salle
1979 First Prayer 5 Maurice Philipperon Robert Collet Jacques de Hesdin
1980 Glenorum 3 Lester Piggott David Smaga Helen G. Stollery 2:56.1
1981 Perrault 4 Yves Saint-Martin Pierre Pelat Baron Thierry van Zuylen 2:58.6
1982 Real Shadai 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Zenya Yoshida 2:59.0
1983 Zalataia 4 Freddy Head André Fabre Francis Baral 3:01.6
1984 Ti King 3 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 3:00.1
1985 Air de Cour 3 Eric Legrix Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 3:14.1
1986 Baby Turk 4 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré Anne-Marie d'Estainville 3:18.5
1987 Almaarad 4 Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 3:01.4
1988 Ibn Bey 4 Michael Roberts Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 3:00.4
1989 Borromini 3 Dominique Boeuf André Fabre Paul de Moussac 3:10.5
1990 Robertet 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:48.5
1991 Snurge 4 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Martyn Arbib 2:46.3
1992 Modhish 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:55.5
1993 Snurge 6 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Martyn Arbib 2:42.6
1994 White Muzzle 4 John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Teruya Yoshida 2:55.4
1995 Swain 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:46.1
1996 Strategic Choice 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Martyn Arbib 2:44.3
1997 Taipan 5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop Lord Swaythling 2:53.8
1998 Epistolaire 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Edouard E. de Rothschild 2:41.6
1999 Courteous 4 Pat Eddery Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:46.5
2000 Russian Hope 5 Christophe Soumillon Henri-Alex Pantall Edouard E. de Rothschild 2:40.5
2001 Holding Court 4 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis John Good 2:41.3
2002 Polish Summer 5 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:44.6
2003 Policy Maker [1] 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:52.1
2004 Cherry Mix 3 Thierry Gillet André Fabre Lagardère Family 2:55.1
2005 Marend 4 Stéphane Pasquier Dominique Sépulchre Mrs A. Elias de Proenca 2:50.4
2006 Irish Wells 3 Dominique Boeuf François Rohaut Berend van Dalfsen 2:50.1
2007 Irish Wells 4 Dominique Boeuf François Rohaut Berend van Dalfsen 2:45.5
2008 Getaway 5 Frankie Dettori André Fabre Baron G. von Ullmann 2:48.2
2009 Jukebox Jury 3 Royston Ffrench Mark Johnston Alan Spence 2:49.7

1 Polish Summer finished first in 2003, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1866 - Affidavit
  • 1867 - Montgoubert
  • 1868 - Trocadero
  • 1869 - Mortemer
  • 1870 - Dutch Skater
  • 1871 - La Perichole
  • 1872 - Bivouac
  • 1873 - Sir John
  • 1874 - Perla
  • 1875 - Saint Cyr
  • 1876 - Nougat
  • 1877 - Vinaigrette
  • 1879 - El Rey
  • 1880 - Le Destrier
  • 1881 - Castillon
  • 1882 - Tristan
  • 1883 - Tristan
  • 1884 - Tristan
  • 1885 - Althorp
  • 1886 - Polyeucte
  • 1887 - Pythagoras
  • 1888 - Galaor
  • 1889 - Le Sancy
  • 1890 - Le Sancy
  • 1891 -
  • 1892 - Naviculaire
  • 1893 - Galette
  • 1894 - Algarade
  • 1895 - Merlin
  • 1896 - Riposte
  • 1897 - Van Diemen
  • 1898 - Le Samaritain
  • 1899 - Fourire
  • 1900 - Monsieur Amedee
  • 1901 - Jacobite
  • 1902 - Maximum
  • 1903 -
  • 1904 - Turenne
  • 1905 -
  • 1907 - Punta Gorda
  • 1908 - Cheikh
  • 1909 - Biniou
  • 1910 - Joie
  • 1911 - Basse Pointe
  • 1912 - Gorgorito
  • 1913 - Isard
  • 1914–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Verdier
  • 1920 - Tullamore
  • 1921 - Zagreus
  • 1922 - Bahadur
  • 1923 - Sao Paulo
  • 1924 - Swansea
  • 1925 - Dark Diamond
  • 1926 - Asteroide
  • 1927 - Le Polisson
  • 1928 - La Futelaye
  • 1929 - Charlemagne
  • 1930 - Rieur
  • 1931 - Celerina
  • 1932 - Confidence
  • 1933 - Queen of Scots
  • 1934 - Morvillars
  • 1935 - Ping Pong
  • 1936 - Fantastic
  • 1937 - Saint Preux
  • 1938 - Terre Rose
  • 1939 - Birikil
  • 1940 - no race
  • 1941 - Jock
  • 1942 - Adaris
  • 1943 - Cordon Rouge
  • 1944 - Verso II
  • 1945 - Basileus
  • 1946 - Kerlor
  • 1947 - Le Paillon
  • 1948 - Turmoil
  • 1949 -
  • 1950 - Alizier
  • 1951 - Coast Guard
  • 1952 - Damaka
  • 1953 - Flute Enchantee
  • 1954 - Doux Vert
  • 1955 - Rosa Bonheur
  • 1956 - Tall Chief
  • 1957 - Scot
  • 1958 - Chippendale
  • 1959 - Fils de Roi
  • 1960 - Wordpam
  • 1961 - Molvedo
  • 1962 - Bounteous
  • 1964 - Sailor
  • 1965 - Sailor
  • 1966 - Lionel
  • 1967 - Lionel
  • 1968 -
  • 1969 - Djakao
  • 1970 - Schönbrunn
  • 1971 - Miss Dan
  • 1972 - Novius
  • 1973 - Card King
  • 1974 - Ashmore
  • 1975 - L'Ensorceleur *
  • 1976 - Ashmore
  • 1977 - Dom Alaric

* Duke of Marmalade finished first in 1975, but he was relegated to fifth place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Grand Prix de Deauville (2009).

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1866 – this race is included under its original title, Coupe de Deauville.



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