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Prix Daru

Group 2 race (discontinued)
Prix Daru
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1841
Last run April 17, 1977
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 2,100 metres (1m 2½f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds

The Prix Daru was a Group 2 flat horse race in France which was open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It was run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,100 metres (about 1 mile and 2½ furlongs), and it was scheduled to take place each year in mid April.

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History

The event was established in 1841, and it was originally called the Poule des Produits. It was initially held at the Champ de Mars, and it was later transferred to Longchamp. Its title was changed to the Prix Daru in 1877.

It was one of several races which were collectively known as the Poules des Produits. These were the key trials for the Prix du Jockey Club which were introduced by the Société d'Encouragement in the 19th century. The other events (listed by their modern titles) were the Prix Lupin, the Prix Hocquart, the Prix Noailles and the Prix Greffulhe. With the exception of the Prix Lupin (the Grande Poule des Produits), each race had specific conditions of entry based on the nationality of a horse's sire or dam. The condition assigned to the Prix Daru, first implemented in 1885, was that the dams of participating horses were born outside France. An entry was submitted before a horse's birth, in the year of its conception. A large number of paying entries enabled the event to be funded.

The Prix Daru merged with the Prix Noailles in 1943, and the combined event was called the Prix Daru-Noailles. Both races usually took place at Longchamp, but the merged event was temporarily switched to Le Tremblay (1943) and Maisons-Laffitte (1944–45). The first running was contested over 2,400 metres, and it was then cut to 2,100 metres. The 1946 edition was held at Longchamp, and after this the Prix Daru and the Prix Noailles were restored as two separate races.

When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Prix Daru was classed at Group 2 level. It was last run in 1977, and the final winner was Carwhite, ridden by Freddy Head, trained by Alec Head and owned by Jacques Wertheimer.

Winners

  • 1841 - Cauchemar
  • 1842 - Angora
  • 1843 - Governor
  • 1844 - Commodor Napier
  • 1847 - Glands
  • 1848 - Lioubliou
  • 1850 - Babiega
  • 1851 - Illustration
  • 1852 - Aguila
  • 1854 - Lysisca
  • 1855 - Monarque
  • 1856 - Nat
  • 1857 - Florin
  • 1858 - Gouvieux
  • 1859 - Geologie
  • 1860 - Violette
  • 1863 - Pergola
  • 1864 - Bois Roussel
  • 1865 - Tourmalet
  • 1866 - Marengo
  • 1867 - Cerf Volant
  • 1868 - Ouragan
  • 1869 - Peripetie
  • 1871 - no race
  • 1873 - Boiard
  • 1875 - Almanza
  • 1876 - Braconnier
  • 1877 - La Jonchere
  • 1878 - Stathouder
  • 1879 - Salteador
  • 1880 - Voilette
  • 1881 - Albion IV
  • 1882 - Mademoiselle de Senlis
  • 1883 - Rubens
  • 1884 - Archiduc
  • 1885 - Extra
  • 1886 - Jupin
  • 1887 - Le Sancy
  • 1888 - Stuart
  • 1889 - Thomery
  • 1890 - Flibustier
  • 1891 - Ermak
  • 1892 - Diarbek
  • 1893 - Fousi Yama
  • 1894 - Idle Boy
  • 1898 - Le Samaritain
  • 1899 - Perth
  • 1901 - Saxon
  • 1902 - Arizona
  • 1903 - Caius
  • 1905 - Jardy
  • 1906 - Crillon
  • 1907 - Sans Souci
  • 1908 - Gigolo
  • 1910 - Or du Rhin
  • 1911 - Shetland
  • 1912 - Floraison
  • 1913 - Ecouen
  • 1914 - La Farina
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1920 - Boscobel
  • 1922 - Zariba
  • 1923 - Le Capucin
  • 1924 - Pot au Feu
  • 1925 - Lucide
  • 1926 - Soubadar
  • 1927 - Mon Talisman
  • 1928 - Mondovi
  • 1929 - Donatello
  • 1930 - Potiphar
  • 1931 - Barneveldt
  • 1932 - Shred
  • 1934 - Le Gosse
  • 1935 - Ipe
  • 1936 - Bel Aethel
  • 1937 - Victrix
  • 1938 - Astrologer
  • 1939 - Mon Tresor
  • 1940 - Loliondo
  • 1941 - Le Corail
  • 1950 - Damasco
  • 1953 - Buisson d'Or
  • 1954 - Gritti
  • 1955 - Kurun
  • 1956 - Ambiax
  • 1957 - Amber
  • 1958 - Yoggi
  • 1959 - Gric
  • 1960 - Pharamond
  • 1961 - Moutiers
  • 1963 - Beau Persan
  • 1964 - Papaya
  • 1965 - Jacambre
  • 1966 - Pasha
  • 1967 - Carmarthen
  • 1968 - Scherzo
  • 1969 - Budapest
  • 1970 - Gyr
  • 1971 - Irish Ball
  • 1973 - Rose Laurel
  • 1974 - Dankaro
  • 1975 - Easy Regent
  • 1977 - Carwhite


References

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1841 – the Prix Daru is included under its original title, Poule des Produits.



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