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Prix Djebel

Group 3 race
Prix Djebel
Location Maisons-Laffitte
France
Inaugurated 1949
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,400 metres (7f)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-year-old
colts & geldings
Weight 58 kg
Purse 80,000 (2010)
1st: €40,000

The Prix Djebel is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to three-year-old Thoroughbred colts and geldings. It is run at Maisons-Laffitte over a distance of 1,400 metres (about 7 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in April.

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History

The event is named after Djebel, a successful racehorse in France during the early 1940s, and subsequently the country's leading sire. It was established in 1949, the same year as the equivalent race for fillies, the Prix Imprudence. For a period it was classed at Listed level, and it was promoted to Group 3 status in 2010.

The Prix Djebel serves as a trial for the first colts' Classics of the European flat season. The most recent winner to achieve victory in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains was Kingmambo in 1993. The last to win the 2,000 Guineas Stakes was Makfi in 2010.

Records

Leading jockey since 1979 (5 wins):

  • Cash AsmussenL'Emigrant (1983), Highest Honor (1986), Ocean Falls (1989), Kingmambo (1993), Psychobabble (1994)

Leading trainer since 1979 (7 wins):

  • François BoutinNureyev (1980), Zino (1982), L'Emigrant (1983), Machiavellian (1990), Ganges (1991), Kingmambo (1993), Psychobabble (1994)

Leading owner since 1979 (6 wins):

  • Stavros NiarchosNureyev (1980), L'Emigrant (1983), Machiavellian (1990), Kingmambo (1993), Psychobabble (1994), Byzantium (1996)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 Goodmor Jean-Pierre Lefèvre Philippe Lallié Mabel de Forest
1980 Nureyev Philippe Paquet François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1981 Diamond Prospect Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok
1982 Zino Freddy Head François Boutin Gerry Oldham
1983 L'Emigrant Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1984 Diamada Alfred Gibert Georges Bridgland Mrs Paul L. Hexter
1985 Dreams to Reality Eric Legrix Patrick Biancone Prince Yazid Saud
1986 Highest Honor Cash Asmussen Pascal Bary Ecurie I. M. Farès 1:34.20
1987 Saint Andrews Alfred Gibert Jean-Marie Béguigné Suzy Volterra
1988 Shaindy Gerard Bianchi H. Rossi René Chanaux 1:28.40
1989 Ocean Falls Cash Asmussen André Fabre Paul de Moussac
1990 Machiavellian Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:24.60
1991 Ganges Gérald Mossé François Boutin Allen E. Paulson 1:26.90
1992 Cardoun Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Edgard Zorbibe 1:26.40
1993 Kingmambo Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:28.70
1994 Psychobabble Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:36.20
1995 Pennekamp [1] Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:17.41
1996 Byzantium [1] Gérald Mossé John Hammond Stavros Niarchos 1:18.93
1997 Fantastic Fellow Olivier Peslier Clive Brittain The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:26.80
1998 Ippon Jean-René Dubosc Jean-Claude Rouget Robert Bousquet 1:34.00
1999 Berkoutchi Olivier Peslier Henri-Alex Pantall Roland Monnier 1:25.70
2000 Danger Over Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 1:25.70
2001 Greengroom [2] Dominique Boeuf Carlos Laffon-Parias Wertheimer et Frère 1:30.20
2002 Massalani Olivier Peslier André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 1:27.00
2003 Mister Charm [3] Ioritz Mendizabal Jean-Claude Rouget Lagardère Family 1:26.60
2004 Whipper Christophe Soumillon Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 1:28.70
2005 Salut Thomas Sébastien Maillot Robert Collet Roger Jesus 1:29.80
2006 Stormy River Thierry Thulliez Nicolas Clément Ecurie Mister Ess A S 1:30.30
2007 US Ranger Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget Michael Tabor 1:23.70
2008 Salut l'Africain Ioritz Mendizabal Robert Collet Mrs Didier Ricard 1:31.90
2009 Le Havre Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget G. Augustin-Normand 1:23.00
2010 Makfi Christophe Lemaire Mikel Delzangles Mathieu Offenstadt 1:29.00

1 The 1995 and 1996 editions were run at Evry over 1,300 metres.
2 The 2001 running was held at Longchamp.
3 The 2003 winner Mister Charm was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Green Channel.

Earlier winners

  • 1949 – Amour Drake
  • 1950 – Ensorceleur
  • 1952 – Guersant
  • 1954 – Damelot
  • 1955 – Beau Prince
  • 1956 – Philius
  • 1959 – Taboun
  • 1961 – L'Epinay
  • 1962 – Prince Altana
  • 1964 – Takawalk
  • 1965 – The Marshal
  • 1966 – Kashmir II
  • 1967 – Astec
  • 1969 – Don II
  • 1970 – Roi Soleil
  • 1972 – Big Bead
  • 1973 – Targowice
  • 1976 – Vitiges
  • 1977 – Hasty Reply
  • 1978 – Solanum


See also

References




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