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Prix Edmond Blanc

Group 3 race
Prix Edmond Blanc
Location Saint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
Inaugurated 1921
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since January 1 last year
Purse 80,000 (2010)
1st: €40,000

The Prix Edmond Blanc is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to Thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Saint-Cloud over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in March or April.

Contents

History

The event is named in memory of Edmond Blanc (1856–1920), who founded Saint-Cloud Racecourse in 1901. Blanc was a leading racehorse owner and breeder, whose many successes included seven victories in the Grand Prix de Paris.

The Prix Edmond Blanc was established in 1921, and it was originally open to horses aged three or older. During the early part of its history it was contested over 1,500 metres. The inaugural winner, Le Filon, carried the colours of Edmond Blanc (orange jersey and blue cap), which were adopted by his widow after his death.

Saint-Cloud Racecourse was closed throughout World War II, and the Prix Edmond Blanc was not run from 1940 to 1945. Its distance was extended to 1,600 metres in 1954, and the minimum age was raised to four in 1962. The planned runnings in 1963, 1970 and 1971 were abandoned because of bad weather.

Records

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Charlie Elliott – Dictateur VIII (1931), Goyescas (1933), Negundo (1935), Goya II (1939)

Leading trainer (3 wins):

  • François Mathet – Menetrier (1948), Faubourg (1953), Afayoon (1975)
  • Max Bonaventure – Franc Luron (1959, 1960), Martel (1968)
  • André FabreCrystal Glitters (1984), French Stress (1989), Dansili (2000)
  • John HammondPolar Falcon (1991), Flag Down (1994), Kaldounevees (1995)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacZariba (1923), Goyescas (1933), Negundo (1935), Goya II (1939)
  • Jean Stern – Sanguinetto (1937), Salieri (1938), Franc Luron (1959, 1960)

Winners since 1981

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1981 In Fijar 4 Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok
1982 The Wonder 4 Freddy Head Jacques de Chevigny Marquesa de Moratalla
1983 Kebir 4 Greville Starkey Patrick Biancone Pierre Goral 1:51.20
1984 Crystal Glitters 4 Alfred Gibert André Fabre Mahmoud Fustok 1:50.40
1985 Nikos 4 Alain Badel J. C. Cunnington Countess Batthyany 1:55.20
1986 Ephialtes 4 Alain Junk Charlie Milbank Egon Wanke 1:45.80
1987 Highest Honor 4 Eric Saint-Martin Pascal Bary Ecurie I. M. Farès 1:53.70
1988 Rose or No 4 Gérard Dubroeucq Philippe Demercastel Ecurie Jules Ouaki 1:58.70
1989 French Stress 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Paul de Moussac 1:49.10
1990 Val des Bois 4 Guy Guignard Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:40.40
1991 Polar Falcon [1] 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond David Thompson 1:39.32
1992 Exit to Nowhere 4 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:53.20
1993 Take Risks 4 Mathieu Boutin Jean Lesbordes David Tsui 1:46.30
1994 Flag Down 4 Gérald Mossé John Hammond Cheveley Park Stud 1:50.50
1995 Kaldounevees 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 1:41.80
1996 Wavy Run 5 Olivier Doleuze Carlos Laffon-Parias Jose Gonzalez 1:41.50
1997 Simon du Desert 4 Christian Hanotel Robert Collet Arne Larsson 1:39.00
1998 Marathon 4 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Alec Head 1:43.60
1999 Gold Away 4 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:46.90
2000 Dansili 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:54.00
2001 Golani 4 Davy Bonilla Elie Lellouche Claude Cohen 1:54.70
2002 Bedawin 6 Christophe Soumillon François Doumen Henri de Pracomtal 1:41.40
2003 Salselon 4 Alessandro Parravani Mario Ciciarelli Scuderia Briantea 1:41.80
2004 My Risk 5 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Marie Béguigné Roland Monnier 1:43.00
2005 Valentino 6 Ioritz Mendizabal Alain de Royer-Dupré Fierro / Forien 1:48.90
2006 Svedov 5 Stéphane Pasquier Elie Lellouche Claude Cohen 1:52.00
2007 Racinger 4 Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Pierre Goral 1:43.60
2008 König Turf 6 Stéphane Pasquier Christian Sprengel Stall Route 66 1:52.20
2009 Gris de Gris 5 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Jean-Claude Seroul 1:43.20
2010 Gris de Gris 6 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré Jean-Claude Seroul 1:50.30

1 The 1991 running took place at Evry.

Earlier winners

  • 1921 – Le Filon
  • 1922 – Bahadur
  • 1923 – Zariba
  • 1924 – Niceas
  • 1925 – Premontre
  • 1926 –
  • 1927 – Brumaire
  • 1928 –
  • 1929 – Dictateur VIII
  • 1930 –
  • 1931 – Dictateur VIII
  • 1932 – Tapinois
  • 1933 – Goyescas
  • 1934 –
  • 1935 – Negundo
  • 1936 – Monarkie
  • 1937 – Sanguinetto
  • 1938 – Salieri
  • 1939 – Goya II
  • 1940–45 – no race
  • 1946 – Sayani
  • 1947 – Chanteur
  • 1948 – Menetrier
  • 1949 – Manitou
  • 1950 – Manitou
  • 1951 – Buffalo Bill
  • 1952 – Orneiro
  • 1953 – Faubourg
  • 1954 – Fine Top
  • 1955 –
  • 1956 – Beau Prince
  • 1957 – Tenareze
  • 1958 – Blockhaus
  • 1959 – Franc Luron
  • 1960 – Franc Luron
  • 1961 – Fin Bec
  • 1962 – Bobar
  • 1963 – no race
  • 1964 – Prima Donna
  • 1965 – Astaria
  • 1966 – Dschingis Khan
  • 1967 – A Tempo
  • 1968 – Martel
  • 1969 – Semillant
  • 1970–71 – no race
  • 1972 – Marinover
  • 1973 – La Troublerie
  • 1974 – El Rastro
  • 1975 – Afayoon
  • 1976 – Full of Hope
  • 1977 – Baly Rockette
  • 1978 – Sanedtki
  • 1979 – Weth Nan
  • 1980 – Wolverton


See also

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix Edmond Blanc (2010).



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