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Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud

Group 1 race
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud
Location Saint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
Inaugurated 1904
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres (1½ miles)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Purse 400,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 57.14%, 2nd: 22.86%
3rd: 11.43%, 4th: 5.71%
5th: 2.86%

The Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is a Group 1 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Saint-Cloud over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1904, and it was originally called the Prix du Président de la République. It was initially held at Maisons-Laffitte, and it was contested over 2,500 metres by horses aged three or older. The race was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. It resumed in 1919 at a new track, Saint-Cloud.

During World War II the race was cancelled once, in 1940. For the remainder of the war, while Saint-Cloud was closed, it was temporarily switched to alternative venues. The event's original title was discarded in 1941 following the end of the French Third Republic. The newly-named Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud was run at Longchamp (1941–42), Maisons-Laffitte (1943, 1945) and Le Tremblay (1944) before returning to its regular home in 1946.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud was classed at the highest level, Group 1. Its distance was cut to 2,400 metres in 1987, and the minimum age of participating horses was raised to four in 2005.

Ten winners of the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud have also won France's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (first run in 1920). The most recent of these is Montjeu, the winner of the "Arc" in 1999 and this event in 2000.

Records

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinRelko (1964), Rheingold (1972, 1973), Dahlia (1974), Shakapour (1980, dead-heat), Akarad (1981), Strawberry Road (1985)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • François Mathet – Tanerko (1957, 1958), Match (1962), Relko (1964), Exceller (1977), Shakapour (1980, dead-heat), Akarad (1981)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacCorrida (1936), Djebel (1942), Ardan (1945), Coaraze (1946), Goyama (1948)

Winners since 1970

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1970 Gyr 3 Bill Williamson Etienne Pollet Winston F. Guest 2:36.8
1971 Ramsin 4 Henri Samani Geoffroy Watson Baron Thierry van Zuylen 2:43.7
1972 Rheingold 3 Yves Saint-Martin Barry Hills Henry Zeisel 2:41.9
1973 Rheingold 4 Yves Saint-Martin Barry Hills Henry Zeisel 2:35.6
1974 Dahlia 4 Yves Saint-Martin Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:39.4
1975 Un Kopeck 4 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Jacques Marx 2:38.0
1976 Riverqueen 3 Freddy Head Christian Datessen Ghislaine Head 2:34.9
1977 Exceller 4 Freddy Head François Mathet Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:32.8
1978 Guadanini 4 Henri Samani Richard Carver Joseph Kaida 2:41.7
1979 Gay Mecene 4 Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:33.4

1980

Dunette (DH) 4 Georges Doleuze E. Chevalier du Fau Mrs Harry Love 2:39.8

1980

Shakapour (DH) 4 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 2:39.8
1981 Akarad 3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 2:38.9
1982 Glint of Gold 4 Pat Eddery Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:41.4
1983 Diamond Shoal 4 Steve Cauthen Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:34.9
1984 Teenoso 4 Lester Piggott Geoff Wragg Eric Moller 2:34.5
1985 Strawberry Road 6 Yves Saint-Martin Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:34.5
1986 Acatenango 4 Steve Cauthen Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Fährhof 2:37.2
1987 Moon Madness 4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop Duchess of Norfolk 2:26.5
1988 Village Star 5 Cash Asmussen André Fabre A. J. Richards 2:36.3
1989 Sheriff's Star 4 Tony Ives Lady Herries Duchess of Norfolk 2:35.8
1990 In the Wings 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:29.6
1991 Epervier Bleu 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:28.1
1992 Pistolet Bleu 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:30.3
1993 User Friendly 4 George Duffield Clive Brittain William J. Gredley 2:28.5
1994 Apple Tree 5 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sultan Al Kabeer 2:30.6
1995 Carnegie 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:35.2
1996 Helissio 3 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:27.4
1997 Helissio 4 Cash Asmussen Elie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:29.5
1998 Fragrant Mix 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:31.3
1999 El Condor Pasa 4 Masayoshi Ebina Yoshitaka Ninomiya Takashi Watanabe 2:28.8
2000 Montjeu 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Michael Tabor 2:31.4
2001 Mirio 4 Christophe Soumillon J. M. de Choubersky Erik Soderberg 2:29.3
2002 Ange Gabriel 4 Thierry Jarnet Eric Libaud Antonia Devin 2:28.6
2003 Ange Gabriel 5 Thierry Jarnet Eric Libaud Antonia Devin 2:30.9
2004 Gamut 5 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Gay Smith 2:36.1
2005 Alkaased 5 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Michael Charlton 2:31.3
2006 Pride 6 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré NP Bloodstock Ltd 2:35.9
2007 Mountain High 5 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Magnier / Tabor 2:29.7
2008 Youmzain 5 Richard Hughes Mick Channon Jaber Abdullah 2:28.2
2009 Spanish Moon 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Khalid Abdullah 2:27.4
2010 Plumania 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Wertheimer et Frère 2:34.4

Earlier winners

  • 1904 - Gouvernant
  • 1907 - Querido
  • 1908 - Sea Sick
  • 1909 - Verdun
  • 1911 - Ossian
  • 1912 - De Viris
  • 1913 - Predicateur
  • 1914 - Sardanapale
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Radames
  • 1920 - Eugene de Savoie
  • 1921 - Pomme de Terre
  • 1922 - Kircubbin
  • 1923 - Bahadur
  • 1924 - Pot au Feu
  • 1925 - Cadum
  • 1926 - Nino
  • 1927 - Nino
  • 1928 - Mon Talisman
  • 1929 - Bubbles
  • 1930 - Feb
  • 1931 - Barneveldt
  • 1933 - Macaroni
  • 1934 - Assuerus
  • 1935 - Louqsor
  • 1937 - Vatellor
  • 1938 - Victrix
  • 1939 - Genievre
  • 1940 - no race
  • 1941 - Maurepas
  • 1943 - Escamillo
  • 1944 - Un Gaillard
  • 1946 - Coaraze
  • 1947 - Yong Lo
  • 1948 - Goyama
  • 1949 - Medium
  • 1950 - Ocarina
  • 1951 - Violoncelle
  • 1952 - Fast Fox
  • 1953 - Magnific
  • 1955 - Chingacgook
  • 1956 - Burgos / Oroso *
  • 1957 - Tanerko
  • 1958 - Tanerko
  • 1960 - Sheshoon
  • 1961 - Dicta Drake
  • 1966 - Sea Hawk
  • 1967 - Taneb
  • 1968 - Hopeful Venture
  • 1969 - Felicio

* The 1956 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2009).

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1904 – this race is included under its original title, Prix du Président de la République.



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