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Prix Dollar

Group 2 race
Prix Dollar
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1905
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Qatar
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,950 metres (1m 1¾f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 55 kg (3yo); 57 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
* since January 1
Purse 130,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 57%, 2nd: 22%
3rd: 10.5%, 4th: 7%
5th: 3.5%

The Prix Dollar is a Group 2 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,950 metres (about 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late September or early October.

Contents

History

The event was introduced in 1905, and it was initially contested over 3,500 metres. It was named after Dollar, an important stallion in the establishment of thoroughbred breeding in France. The Prix Dollar originally took place in the autumn, but it was moved to the spring in 1909. Simultaneously its distance was cut to 2,200 metres. The race was abandoned from 1915 to 1918 because of World War I.

The 1934 running was titled the Prix du Centenaire. This was to celebrate the centenary of the Société d'Encouragement, which was the sport's main governing body in France at that time. The Prix du Centenaire was run as a limited handicap, and it was contested over 2,100 metres. The prize money was 318,600 francs.

The Prix Dollar was cancelled for much of World War II, with no race from 1940 to 1943. For the following two years it was temporarily switched to Le Tremblay, where it was run over 2,150 metres. It returned to Longchamp in 1946.

The regular distance of the race was cut to 2,000 metres in 1957. It was extended to 2,250 metres in 1958, but it reverted to 2,000 metres in 1960. The event was held at Chantilly in 1965 and 1966. Its current distance, 1,950 metres, was first introduced in 1969.

The 1986 edition of the Prix Dollar was run over 2,000 metres at Chantilly, and it took place on the same day as the Prix du Jockey Club. It was moved to late September upon its return to Longchamp in 1987. It was given its present calendar position, the Saturday of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend, in 1988. The "Arc" itself takes place on the first Sunday in October.

For many years the Prix Dollar was open to horses aged four or older. The minimum age was lowered to three in 1988.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Freddie Palmer – Priolo (1949), Flocon (1950), Violaine (1951), Montaval (1957), Javelot (1960), Fast Dip (1964)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Percy Carter – Kiss Curl (1938), Le Temeraire (1939), Priolo (1949), Flocon (1950), Violaine (1951), Javelot (1960), Fast Dip (1964)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • Sheikh MohammedCreator (1989), Knifebox (1993), Flemensfirth (1995, 1996), State Shinto (1999)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Northern Baby 4 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Anne-Marie d'Estainville
1981 P'tite Tete 5 Gérard Dubroeucq Gilles Delloye André Desprez
1982 Al Nasr 4 Alfred Gibert André Fabre Moufid F. Dabaghi
1983 Welsh Term 4 Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Owen Helman 2:03.0
1984 Mourtazam 6 Pascal Bodin André Fabre Moufid F. Dabaghi 2:08.0
1985 Yashgan 4 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:00.9
1986 Iades 4 Freddy Head François Boutin Marquis della Rocchetta 2:00.7
1987 Takfa Yahmed 4 Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok 2:04.6
1988 Squill 3 Guy Guignard Criquette Head Etti Plesch 2:02.4
1989 Creator 3 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:04.1
1990 Agent Bleu 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:05.9
1991 Wiorno 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:04.0
1992 Sillery 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 2:11.6
1993 Knifebox 5 Michael Roberts John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.7
1994 Alderbrook 5 Paul Eddery Julie Cecil Ernie Pick 2:04.6
1995 Flemensfirth 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.8
1996 Flemensfirth 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.7
1997 Alhaarth 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:59.2
1998 Insatiable 5 Olivier Peslier Sir Michael Stoute Sir Evelyn de Rothschild 2:07.7
1999 State Shinto 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:19.0
2000 Slickly 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:59.3
2001 Albarahin 6 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:10.5
2002 Dano-Mast 6 Olivier Peslier Flemming Poulsen Stald Composit & Mosehøj 2:01.6
2003 Weightless 3 Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 2:05.4
2004 Touch of Land 4 Christophe Lemaire Henri-Alex Pantall Gary A. Tanaka 1:58.3
2005 Touch of Land 5 Christophe Lemaire Henri-Alex Pantall Gary A. Tanaka 2:04.4
2006 Soldier Hollow 6 Olivier Peslier Peter Schiergen Gestüt Park Wiedingen 1:59.4
2007 Musical Way 5 Ronan Thomas Philippe Van de Poële Stephanos Constantinidis 2:04.2
2008 Trincot 3 Ioritz Mendizabal Philippe Demercastel Ecurie Bader 2:03.5
2009 Pipedreamer 5 Dominique Boeuf John Gosden Cheveley Park Stud 2:00.3

Earlier winners

  • 1905 - Gouvernant
  • 1906 - Kazbek
  • 1907 - Eider / Procope *
  • 1908 - Arga
  • 1909 - Biniou
  • 1910 - Sea Sick
  • 1911 - Italus
  • 1912 - Basse Pointe
  • 1913 - El Tango
  • 1914 - Mon Petiot
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Samourai
  • 1920 - King's Cross
  • 1921 - Zagreus
  • 1922 - Zagreus
  • 1923 - Grillemont
  • 1924 - Premontre
  • 1925 - Lotus Lily
  • 1926 - Inaudi
  • 1927 - Rialto
  • 1928 - Bacchus
  • 1929 - Renardine
  • 1930 - Sulpicio
  • 1931 - Picaflor
  • 1932 - Tchang Ti
  • 1933 - Bracken
  • 1934 - Pulcherrimus
  • 1935 -
  • 1936 - Cerealiste
  • 1937 -
  • 1938 - Kiss Curl
  • 1939 - Le Temeraire
  • 1940–43 - no race
  • 1944 - Alfaraz
  • 1945 -
  • 1946 - Kerlor
  • 1947 - Hassan
  • 1948 - Goody
  • 1949 - Priolo
  • 1950 - Flocon
  • 1951 - Violaine
  • 1952 - Free Man
  • 1953 -
  • 1954 - Marcilly
  • 1955 - Le Geographe
  • 1956 - Tribord
  • 1957 - Montaval
  • 1958 - Apostol
  • 1959 - Hamanet
  • 1960 - Javelot
  • 1961 - Bondolfi
  • 1962 - Bondolfi
  • 1963 - Wild Hun
  • 1964 - Fast Dip
  • 1965 -
  • 1966 - Tajubena
  • 1967 - Great Nephew
  • 1968 - Grandier
  • 1969 - Semillant
  • 1970 - Priamos
  • 1972 - Sharapour
  • 1973 - Gift Card
  • 1974 - Margouillat
  • 1976 - Kasteel
  • 1977 - Trepan

* The 1907 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

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