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Prix Eugène Adam

Group 2 race
Prix Eugène Adam
Location Maisons-Laffitte
France
Inaugurated 1893
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight 58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Purse 400,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 57%, 2nd: 22%
3rd: 10.5%, 4th: 7%
5th: 3.5%

The Prix Eugène Adam is a Group 2 flat horse race in France which is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Maisons-Laffitte over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1893, and it was originally called the Prix Monarque. This was in honour of Monarque, the sire of Gladiateur. It was run as the "Prix du Président de la République" in 1903, but it reverted to its former name when a different race, the future Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, adopted this title in 1904. From its launch until 1910 it was usually run on Maison-Laffitte's straight track, and for a period thereafter it was contested on the venue's right-handed course.

The race was given its present title, the Prix Eugène Adam, in 1911. This was in memory of Eugène Adam (1840–1904), a co-founder and president of the Société Sportive d'Encouragement, an organisation which owned Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse. The new title had been used previously for what is now the Prix Exbury.

The Prix Eugène Adam was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. It was cancelled once during World War II, in 1940. It was temporarily switched to Auteuil in 1944, and at this venue it was contested over 2,100 metres. The race was transferred to Saint-Cloud in 1946, and it continued there for over fifty years.

The event was held at Maisons-Laffitte in 1998 and 1999, and at Deauville in 2000 and 2001. It returned to the former in 2002, and since then it has been subtitled the "Grand Prix de Maisons-Laffitte".

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinJour et Nuit (1964), Silver Shark (1966), Quiludi (1971), Citheron (1972), Crow (1976)

Leading trainer (13 wins):

  • André FabreMourjane (1983), Cariellor (1984), Courtroom (1985), Un Desperado (1986), Sarhoob (1988), River Warden (1989), Arcangues (1991), Carnegie (1994), Radevore (1996), Kirkwall (1997), Sobieski (2000), Valixir (2004), Archange d'Or (2005)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacBanstar (1926), Negundo (1933), Micipsa (1943), Goyama (1946), Sandjar (1947), Cordova (1954), Anaram (1960)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Corvaro Philippe Paquet François Boutin Gerry Oldham
1981 Bellman Freddy Head Criquette Head Ecurie Aland
1982 What a Guest Freddy Head Robert Collet Owen Helman
1983 Mourjane Alain Lequeux André Fabre Moufid F. Dabaghi
1984 Cariellor Alain Lequeux André Fabre Suzy Volterra 2:05.0
1985 Courtroom Lester Piggott André Fabre Guy de Rothschild 2:09.9
1986 Un Desperado Alfred Gibert André Fabre Moufid F. Dabaghi 2:04.2
1987 Motley Cash Asmussen Jonathan Pease Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:06.0
1988 Sarhoob Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.1
1989 River Warden Dominique Boeuf André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:05.9
1990 Dashing Blade John Matthias Ian Balding Jeff Smith 2:03.6
1991 Arcangues Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:07.9
1992 Pollen Count Steve Cauthen John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:05.6
1993 Revelation Tony Cruz Richard Hannon Cheveley Park Stud 2:07.6
1994 Carnegie Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.6
1995 Royal Solo Brent Thomson Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 2:08.3
1996 Radevore [1] Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:05.3
1997 Kirkwall Olivier Peslier André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:07.9
1998 Dr Fong Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil The Thoroughbred Corp. 2:02.5
1999 Dubai Millennium Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:03.6
2000 Sobieski Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:10.2
2001 King of Tara Thierry Thulliez François Doumen Robert Ng 2:04.5
2002 Burning Sun Richard Quinn Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:03.6
2003 Look Honey Yann Lerner Carlos Lerner Halil Aygun 2:02.4
2004 Valixir Eric Legrix André Fabre Lagardère Family 2:07.9
2005 Archange d'Or Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Edouard E. de Rothschild 2:01.3
2006 Flashing Numbers Ioritz Mendizabal Mario Hofer Turf Syndikat 2006 2:00.8
2007 Harland Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Sheikh Mohammed 2:01.6
2008 Twice Over Ted Durcan Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:07.8
2009 Debussy Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Princess Haya of Jordan 2:02.8

1 Desert Boy finished first in 1996, but he was relegated to third place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1893 - Saint Ferjeux
  • 1894 -
  • 1895 -
  • 1896 -
  • 1897 - Vidame
  • 1898 -
  • 1899 - Fourire
  • 1900 - Codoman
  • 1901 -
  • 1902 - Exema
  • 1903 - Alpha
  • 1904 - Gouvernant
  • 1905 - Val d'Or
  • 1907 - Biniou
  • 1908 - Magellan
  • 1909 - Chulo
  • 1910 - Marsa
  • 1911 - Gavarni
  • 1912 - Amoureux
  • 1913 - Blarney
  • 1914 - Sardanapale
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Cesaire
  • 1920 - Petit Palais
  • 1921 - Guerriere
  • 1922 - Gaurisankar
  • 1923 - Checkmate
  • 1924 - Canape
  • 1925 - Ptolemy
  • 1926 - Banstar
  • 1927 - Queen Iseult
  • 1928 - Guy Fawkes
  • 1929 - Argonaute
  • 1930 - Potiphar
  • 1931 - Ilex
  • 1932 - Gris Perle
  • 1933 - Negundo
  • 1934 - Astronomer
  • 1935 - Vignes du Seigneur
  • 1936 - Don Milo
  • 1937 - Teleferique
  • 1938 - Patoche
  • 1939 -
  • 1940 - no race
  • 1941 - Kourtchi
  • 1942 - Good Admiral
  • 1943 - Micipsa
  • 1944 - Coadjuteur
  • 1945 - Achille
  • 1946 - Goyama
  • 1947 - Sandjar
  • 1948 -
  • 1949 - Bahadur Fair
  • 1950 - Ksarinor
  • 1951 - Mat de Cocagne
  • 1952 - Fine Top
  • 1953 - Xacam
  • 1954 - Cordova
  • 1955 - Beau Prince
  • 1956 - Chateau Latour
  • 1957 - Balbo
  • 1958 - Speedway
  • 1959 - Memorandum
  • 1960 - Anaram
  • 1961 - Star
  • 1962 - Trac
  • 1963 - Corpora
  • 1964 - Jour et Nuit
  • 1965 - Trictrac
  • 1966 - Silver Shark
  • 1967 - Saint Leonard
  • 1968 - Timmy My Boy
  • 1969 - Hitchcock
  • 1970 - Highest Hopes
  • 1971 - Quiludi
  • 1972 - Citheron
  • 1973 - Rose Laurel
  • 1974 - Mannsfeld
  • 1975 - Free Round
  • 1976 - Crow
  • 1977 - Casaque
  • 1978 - Gay Mecene
  • 1979 - Planing


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix Eugène Adam (2009).

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1893 – the Prix Eugène Adam is included under its original title, Prix Monarque.



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