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La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte

Group 3 race
La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte
Location Maisons-Laffitte
France
Inaugurated 1906
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 54½ kg (3yo); 57 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3½ kg for Group 1 winners *
3½ kg if two Group 2 wins *
2½ kg if one Group 2 win *
2½ kg if two Group 3 wins *
1½ kg if one Group 3 win *
* since January 1
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Maisons-Laffitte over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

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History

The event was established in 1906, and it was initially titled La Coupe d'Or – "The Gold Cup". In its early years it offered a valuable trophy. For the 1907 edition this was a gold cup supported by two ivory figures sculpted by Henri Allouard. It was decided in 1912 that such a trophy (worth 20,000 francs) would only be awarded to owners who won the race three times within twelve years. This was never achieved. La Coupe d'Or was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1918.

The race was cancelled twice during World War II, in 1939 and 1940. It was given its current title, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, in 1941. The trophy scheme was scrapped, and instead the winning owners were presented with an objet d'art or a souvenir. The event was temporarily switched to Longchamp in 1941 and 1942, and to Le Tremblay in 1944. It returned to Longchamp in 1945, and to Maisons-Laffitte in 1946.

The distance of the race, 2,000 metres, has remained unchanged throughout its history.

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Roger Poincelet – Cordon Rouge (1943), Un Gaillard (1944), Oural (1946), Dalama (1961), Tout Fait (1965)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • René Pelat – Cordon Rouge (1943), Oural (1946), Jocker (1948, 1949), Jolly Friar (1954)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacPriam (1945), Pharsale (1952), Dalama (1961), Locris (1970)
  • Sheikh MohammedNasr El Arab (1988), Tel Quel (1991), Knifebox (1992), Lord of Men (1998)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Discretion 4 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Sir Michael Sobell
1981 Glenorum 4 Alain Lequeux David Smaga Helen G. Stollery
1982 Coquelin 3 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1983 Bylly the Kid 7 Serge Prou Raymond Touflan Yves Duffaut
1984 Estrapade 4 Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber Bruce McNall 2:08.6
1985 Palace Music 4 Eric Legrix Patrick Biancone Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:02.0
1986 Antheus 4 Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer
1987 Tabayaan 3 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV
1988 Nasr El Arab 3 Eric Legrix André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:01.6
1989 Petrullo 4 Guy Guignard Richard Casey C. A. Webster 2:03.8
1990 Dr Somerville 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:06.0
1991 Tel Quel 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed
1992 Knifebox 4 Darryll Holland John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:03.2
1993 Hatoof 4 Walter Swinburn Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:08.0
1994 Dernier Empereur 4 Sylvain Guillot André Fabre Gary A. Tanaka 2:04.1
1995 Gunboat Diplomacy 4 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:06.2
1996 Running Flame 4 Olivier Peslier John Hammond Gary Biszantz 2:06.3
1997 Turning Wheel 4 Cash Asmussen Dominique Sépulchre Niarchos Family 2:06.7
1998 Lord of Men 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:00.8
1999 Chelsea Manor 3 Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 2:06.1
2000 Agol Lack 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sultan Al Kabeer 1:59.9
2001 Jim and Tonic 7 Thierry Thulliez François Doumen John D. Martin 2:05.5
2002 Fair Mix 4 Stéphane Pasquier Marcel Rolland Ecurie Week-End 2:03.3
2003 Gruntled 4 Thierry Gillet John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 2:01.6
2004 Fair Mix 6 Stéphane Pasquier Marcel Rolland Mrs Joseph Shalam 1:59.4
2005 Prospect Park 4 Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-Parias Wertheimer et Frère 2:05.4
2006 Musical Way 4 Ronan Thomas Philippe Van de Poële Stephanos Constantinidis 1:59.7
2007 Musical Way 5 Ronan Thomas Philippe Van de Poële Stephanos Constantinidis 2:03.2
2008 Pallodio 3 Davy Bonilla John Hammond Anne-Marie Springer 2:04.7
2009 Chinchon 4 Gérald Mossé Carlos Laffon-Parias Sarl Darpat France 2:01.9

Earlier winners

  • 1907 - Ben
  • 1908 - Sea Sick
  • 1909 - Syphon
  • 1910 - Le Rubicon
  • 1911 - Cadet Roussel
  • 1912 - Martial
  • 1914–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Bambino
  • 1920 - Le Rapin
  • 1921 - Harpocrate
  • 1922 - Bahadur
  • 1923 - Scopas
  • 1924 - Scaramouche
  • 1925 - Ptolemy
  • 1926 - Apelle
  • 1927 - Iberia
  • 1928 - Javelot
  • 1929 - Kantara
  • 1930 - Parth For Ever
  • 1931 - Sans Ame
  • 1932 - Jus de Raisin *
  • 1933 - Magnus
  • 1934 - Sa Parade
  • 1935 - Rarity
  • 1936 - Davout
  • 1937 - Frexo
  • 1938 - Khasnadar
  • 1939–40 - no race
  • 1941 - Triancourt
  • 1942 -
  • 1943 - Cordon Rouge
  • 1944 - Un Gaillard
  • 1945 - Priam
  • 1946 - Oural
  • 1947 - L'Imperial
  • 1948 - Jocker
  • 1949 - Jocker
  • 1950 - Violoncelle
  • 1951 -
  • 1952 - Pharsale
  • 1953 - Cosmos
  • 1954 - Jolly Friar
  • 1955 - The Parson
  • 1956 - Cobetto
  • 1957 - Franc Luron
  • 1958 - Fric
  • 1959 -
  • 1960 - Point d'Amour
  • 1961 - Dalama
  • 1962 - Djebel Traffic
  • 1963 - Monade
  • 1964 - Trac / Visavis *
  • 1965 - Tout Fait
  • 1966 - Prominer / Vagabonde *
  • 1967 - A Tempo
  • 1968 - Batitu
  • 1969 - Karabas
  • 1970 - Locris
  • 1971 - Gold Rod
  • 1972 - Tratteggio
  • 1973 - Amadou
  • 1974 - Wittgenstein
  • 1975 - Trepan
  • 1976 - Iron Duke
  • 1977 - Dona Barod
  • 1978 - Rusticaro
  • 1979 - Look Fast

* The 1932 race finished as a dead-heat between Fenolo and Jus de Raisin, but it was decided by a run-off.
* The 1964 and 1966 races were dead-heats and have joint winners.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte (2009).

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1906 – this race is included under its original title, La Coupe d'Or.



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