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Prix Corrida

Group 2 race
Prix Corrida
Location Saint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
Inaugurated 1979
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,100 metres (1m 2½f)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
fillies & mares
Weight 56 kg
1 kg if not Group winner *
2 kg for Group 1 winners *
1 kg for Group 2 winners *
* since June 1 last year
Purse 130,000 (2009)
1st: 57%, 2nd: 22%
3rd: 10.5%, 4th: 7%
5th: 3.5%

The Prix Corrida is a Group 2 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged four years or older. 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 late May or early June.

The event is named after Corrida, a successful mare in the 1930s who was dual winner of France's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Its title was previously used for an event at Le Tremblay which was contested each year from 1950 until the course's closure in 1967. The present Prix Corrida was established at Saint-Cloud in 1979, and it was originally classed at Group 3 level. The race left its regular venue for a period during the 1990s, when it was switched initially to Evry (1994–95) and then to Lyon (1996–99). At the latter track its distance was temporarily extended to 2,200 metres. It returned to Saint-Cloud in 2000, and it was promoted to Group 2 status in 2004.



Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Olivier PeslierCamporese (1997), Trumbaka (2003), Actrice (2004), Plumania (2010)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • André FabreFly Me (1984), Galla Placidia (1986), Diese (1993), Luna Mareza (1995), Plumania (2010)

Leading owner (2 wins):








1979 Tintagel 4 Henri Samani J. R. Lyon Mrs O. Fox-Pitt
1980 Ho Han Wai 4 Alain Lequeux Aage Paus Sir Douglas Clague
1981 Daeltown 4 Alain Lequeux David Smaga Xavier Beau
1982 La Hougue 4 Georges Doleuze Guy Bonnaventure Naji Pharaon
1983 Radiance 4 Alfred Gibert E. Bartholomew Sir Robin McAlpine
1984 Fly Me 4 Freddy Head André Fabre Moufid F. Dabaghi
1985 Lady Tamara 4 Henri Samani Jean-Marie Béguigné N. A. Souter
1986 Galla Placidia 4 Alfred Gibert André Fabre William Kazan
1987 Bonshamile 4 Dominique Regnard John Hammond Charles E. Schmidt
1988 Birthday Fever 4 Henri Samani J. C. Cunnington Hubertus Liebrecht 2:31.60
1989 Athyka 4 Cash Asmussen Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer
1990 Ode 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:14.30
1991 Echoes 4 Freddy Head Dominique Sépulchre Stavros Niarchos 2:17.30
1992 Fabulous Hostess 4 Corey Black Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:15.30
1993 Diese 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:17.40
1994 Elacata 4 Guy Guignard Bruno Schütz Stall Marcassargues 2:13.45
1995 Hollywood Dream 4 Cash Asmussen Uwe Ostmann Gestüt Ittlingen 2:23.13
1996 Luna Mareza 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:22.90
1997 Camporese 4 Olivier Peslier Peter Chapple-Hyam Michael Tabor 2:21.40
1998 Lexa 4 Dominique Boeuf Helena van Zuylen Baron Thierry van Zuylen 2:16.10
1999 Majoune 4 Sébastien Beaumard Jean-Pierre Pelat Claude Ankri 2:20.40
2000 Super Tassa 4 Thierry Thulliez Valfredo Valiani Valfredo Valiani 2:16.50
2001 Acceleration 4 Stéphane Pasquier Valérie Dissaux Hillbrow Breeding Ltd 2:12.90
2002 Jomana 4 Olivier Plaçais Henri-Alex Pantall Sheikh Mohammed 2:19.70
2003 Trumbaka 4 Olivier Peslier Criquette Head-Maarek Wertheimer et Frère 2:20.70
2004 Actrice 4 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:13.50
2005 Elopa 4 Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz Stall Gamshof 2:15.50
2006 Pride 6 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré NP Bloodstock Ltd 2:17.20
2007 Mandesha 4 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Princess Zahra Aga Khan 2:25.30
2008 Fair Breeze 5 Jean-Pierre Carvalho Mario Hofer Stall Margarethe 2:15.90
2009 Alpine Rose 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Ecurie des Monceaux et al. 2:16.00
2010 Plumania 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Wertheimer et Frère 2:13.60


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