|Group 2 race|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||2,400 metres (1½ miles)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
1½ kg for fillies and mares
1st: 57%, 2nd: 22%
3rd: 10.5%, 4th: 7%
The Prix Foy is a Group 2 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbred colts and fillies aged four years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.
The race serves as a trial for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which is held three weeks later at the same venue. The field usually includes some of the leading older contenders for the "Arc", and it often features horses which ran previously in such races as the Coronation Cup or the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.
The event was established in 1955, and it was originally titled the Prix Henri Foy. This was in memory of Henri Foy (1872–1954), a long-serving member of the Société d'Encouragement, a former governing body of racing in France.
The Prix Henri Foy was initially contested over 2,300 metres, and for a period it was open to horses aged three or older. The distance was cut to 2,200 metres in 1961, and the minimum age was raised to four in 1967.
The title of the race was shortened to the Prix Foy in 1969. When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971 the event was classed at Group 3 level. Since then it has usually taken place on the same day as the Prix Niel, the equivalent "Arc" trial for three-year-olds only. The present distance of the Prix Foy, 2,400 metres, was introduced in 1979. The race was promoted to Group 2 status in 1998.
Two winners of the Prix Foy have gone on to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in the same year – Allez France (1974) and Sagace (1984). Three horses have won the "Arc" after being defeated in this event – Gold River (1981), All Along (1983) and Subotica (1992).
Leading jockey (9 wins):
- Yves Saint-Martin – Suffren (1960), Acer (1964), Petrone (1968), Snow Castle (1972), Allez France (1974, 1975), Sagace (1984, 1985), Mersey (1986)
Leading trainer (8 wins):
- André Fabre – Ordinance (1987), Star Lift (1989), In the Wings (1990), Richard of York (1994), Carnegie (1995), Swain (1996), Shirocco (2006), Manduro (2007)
Leading owner (7 wins):
- Daniel Wildenstein – Petrone (1968), Allez France (1974, 1975), Sagace (1984, 1985), Mersey (1986), Star Lift (1989)
Winners since 1979
|1979||Pevero||4||Philippe Paquet||François Boutin||Gerry Oldham|
|1980||Le Marmot||4||Philippe Paquet||François Boutin||Rodolph Schafer|
|1981||Detroit||4||Pat Eddery||Olivier Douieb||Robert Sangster||2:40.8|
|1982||April Run||4||Lester Piggott||François Boutin||Diana Firestone||2:32.2|
|1983||Time Charter||4||Billy Newnes||Henry Candy||Robert Barnett||2:40.6|
|1984||Sagace||4||Yves Saint-Martin||Patrick Biancone||Daniel Wildenstein||2:38.4|
|1985||Sagace||5||Yves Saint-Martin||Patrick Biancone||Daniel Wildenstein||2:33.5|
|1986||Mersey||4||Yves Saint-Martin||Patrick Biancone||Daniel Wildenstein|
|1987||Ordinance||4||Pat Eddery||André Fabre||Khalid Abdullah|
|1988||Beeshi||4||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||Prince Fahd bin Salman||2:34.6|
|1989||Star Lift||5||Dominique Boeuf||André Fabre||Daniel Wildenstein||2:32.8|
|1990||In the Wings||4||Pat Eddery||André Fabre||Sheikh Mohammed||2:31.3|
|1991||Splash of Colour||4||Cash Asmussen||Nicolas Clément||Susumu Harada||2:30.1|
|1992||Magic Night||4||Alain Badel||Philippe Demercastel||Hideo Yokoyama||2:40.5|
|1993||Only Royale||4||Ray Cochrane||Luca Cumani||Giuseppe Sainaghi||2:51.6|
|1994||Richard of York||4||Sylvain Guillot||André Fabre||Sheikh Mohammed||2:34.6|
|1995||Carnegie||4||Thierry Jarnet||André Fabre||Sheikh Mohammed||2:35.6|
|1996||Swain||4||Thierry Jarnet||André Fabre||Sheikh Mohammed||2:31.9|
|1997||Yokohama||6||Olivier Doleuze||Criquette Head||Madeleine Paulson||2:31.8|
|1998||Limnos||4||Cash Asmussen||Dominique Sépulchre||Niarchos Family||2:42.3|
|1999||El Condor Pasa||4||Masayoshi Ebina||Yoshitaka Ninomiya||Takashi Watanabe||2:31.4|
|2000||Montjeu||4||Michael Kinane||John Hammond||Michael Tabor||2:32.8|
|2001||Hightori||4||Gérald Mossé||Philippe Demercastel||Gary A. Tanaka||2:30.1|
|2002||Aquarelliste||4||Dominique Boeuf||Elie Lellouche||Ecurie Wildenstein||2:29.0|
|2003||Ange Gabriel||5||Thierry Jarnet||Eric Libaud||Antonia Devin||2:28.6|
|2004||Policy Maker||4||Olivier Peslier||Elie Lellouche||Ecurie Wildenstein||2:38.7|
|2005||Pride||5||Christophe Lemaire||Alain de Royer-Dupré||NP Bloodstock Ltd||2:29.2|
|2006||Shirocco||5||Christophe Soumillon||André Fabre||Baron G. von Ullmann||2:32.9|
|2007||Manduro||5||Stéphane Pasquier||André Fabre||Baron G. von Ullmann||2:28.8|
|2008||Zambezi Sun||4||Stéphane Pasquier||Pascal Bary||Khalid Abdullah||2:28.8|
|2009||Spanish Moon||5||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||Khalid Abdullah||2:28.7|
- 1955 - Norman
- 1956 - Fric
- 1957 - Blockhaus
- 1958 -
- 1959 - Bel Baraka
- 1960 - Suffren
- 1961 - Right Royal
- 1962 - Exbury
- 1963 - Misti
- 1964 - Acer
- 1965 - Sigebert
- 1966 - Taneb
- 1967 - Busted
- 1968 - Petrone
- 1969 - Park Top
- 1970 - Lorenzaccio
- 1971 -
- 1972 - Snow Castle
- 1973 - Direct Flight
- 1974 - Allez France
- 1975 - Allez France
- 1976 -
- 1977 - Malacate
- 1978 - Trillion
- france-galop.com – A Brief History: Prix Foy.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix Foy (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Prix Foy – Longchamp.
- Recurring events established in 1955 – this race is included under its original title, Prix Henri Foy.