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Prix Cléopâtre

Group 3 race
Prix Cléopâtre
Location Saint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
Inaugurated 1952
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,100 metres (1m 2½f)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 55 kg
Penalties
4 kg for Group 1 winners
3 kg for Group 2 winners
2 kg for Group 3 winners
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix Cléopâtre is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Saint-Cloud over a distance of 2,100 metres (about 1 mile and 2½ furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event is named after Queen Cleopatra, and it was established at its present venue, Saint-Cloud, in 1952. It has continued here with two exceptions – it was temporarily switched to Maisons-Laffitte in 1990 and to Evry in 1991. The race's distance has remained unchanged throughout its history. The Prix Cléopâtre sometimes serves as a trial for the Prix de Diane, although no horse has won both races since Pawneese in 1976. In recent years it has regularly taken place on May 1, the French public holiday of Fête du Travail.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Olivier PeslierDiamonixa (1998), Sunday Picnic (1999), Spring Oak (2001), Turtle Bow (2002)

Leading trainer (10 wins):

  • André FabreWemyss Bight (1993), Valley of Gold (1995), Allurement (1997), Diamonixa (1998), Sunday Picnic (1999), Spring Oak (2001), Vadawina (2005), Alloway (2006), Vadapolina (2007), Flying Cloud (2009)

Leading owner (6 wins):

  • Guy de RothschildCerisoles (1957), Azulene (1959), Marella (1960), Alphee (1966), Insolite (1971), Indian Rose (1988)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 Mabeaute Philippe Paquet François Boutin Marquesa de Moratalla
1980 Hortensia Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb Robert Sangster
1981 April Run Philippe Paquet François Boutin Diana M. Firestone 2:20.40
1982 Paradise Jean-Claude Desaint Guy Bonnaventure Nelson Bunker Hunt
1983 Alexandrie Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer
1984 Eastland Eric Legrix Patrick Biancone Bruce McNall
1985 Devalois Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head
1986 El Fabulous Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Ecurie Aland
1987 Birthday Fever Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Hubertus Liebrecht
1988 Indian Rose Alain Badel Jean-Marie Béguigné Guy de Rothschild 2:15.40
1989 Sudaka Gérard Dubroeucq Elie Lellouche Claude Cohen 2:15.50
1990 Caprarola Gérald Mossé François Boutin Mrs Gerry Oldham 2:12.70
1991 Brooklyn's Dance Guy Guignard Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:15.27
1992 Garendare Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:16.40
1993 Wemyss Bight Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:16.80
1994 Kalajana Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:16.10
1995 Valley of Gold Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:20.20
1996 Khalisa Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:16.50
1997 Allurement Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:20.40
1998 Diamonixa Olivier Peslier André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:12.20
1999 Sunday Picnic Olivier Peslier André Fabre Teruya Yoshida 2:17.15
2000 Gold Round Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 2:19.20
2001 Spring Oak Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:22.57
2002 Turtle Bow Olivier Peslier François Rohaut Andrew Crichton 2:15.20
2003 Sweet Folly Frankie Dettori Henri-Alex Pantall Sheikh Mohammed 2:17.10
2004 Steel Princess Thierry Jarnet Richard Gibson Richard F. Barnes 2:16.30
2005 Vadawina Christophe Soumillon André Fabre HH Aga Khan IV 2:12.80
2006 Alloway Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Haras de la Perelle 2:14.50
2007 Vadapolina Christophe Soumillon André Fabre HH Aga Khan IV 2:10.30
2008 Leo's Starlet Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré William J. Preston 2:13.60
2009 Flying Cloud Maxime Guyon André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:13.60

Earlier winners

  • 1952 - Marche Lorraine
  • 1954 - Marijuana
  • 1955 - Mahina
  • 1956 - Djelfina
  • 1957 - Cerisoles
  • 1958 -
  • 1959 - Azulene
  • 1960 - Marella
  • 1961 - Carpe Diem
  • 1962 -
  • 1963 - Doronic
  • 1964 - Res
  • 1965 - Ma
  • 1966 - Alphee
  • 1967 - Dourdan
  • 1968 - Hugger Mugger
  • 1969 - Lastarria
  • 1970 - Peronelle
  • 1971 - Insolite
  • 1972 - Licata
  • 1973 - Passiova
  • 1974 - Tropical Cream
  • 1975 - Feuille Morte
  • 1977 -
  • 1978 - Abalvina


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix Cléopâtre (2009).

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