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Prix Gladiateur

Group 3 race
Prix Gladiateur
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1807
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Qatar
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 3,100 metres (1m 7½f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 57 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
1 kg if not Group placed *
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since September 1 last year
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix Gladiateur is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 3,100 metres (about 1 mile and 7½ furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1807, and it is considered to be the oldest surviving horse race in France. The original version was called the Grand Prix, and it was run over two circuits of the Champ de Mars – a distance of 4,000 metres. The title was changed to the Grand Prix Royal in 1834, and the race was temporarily switched to Chantilly in 1846. There were two further title changes during its time at the Champ de Mars – it became the Grand Prix National in 1848, and the Grand Prix Impérial in 1853.

The race moved to Longchamp upon the opening of the venue in 1857. At the same time its distance was increased to 6,000 metres – considerably longer than most other flat races. Its title was changed to the Grand Prix de l'Empereur in 1861, and simultaneously it was extended to 6,200 metres. This extreme length, approximately equal to 3 miles and 7 furlongs, was maintained for almost a century thereafter.

The present title, the Prix Gladiateur, was introduced in 1869. This was in honour of the French racehorse Gladiateur, the first foreign winner of the English Triple Crown. He also won this race as a four-year-old in 1866. The newly-titled event was not run in 1870 because of the Franco-Prussian War.

The Prix Gladiateur was run at Chantilly in 1906. It was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1918. The race was cancelled twice during World War II, in 1939 and 1940. It was switched to Le Tremblay in 1943 and 1944.

The distance of the Prix Gladiateur was cut to 4,800 metres in 1955. It was shortened to 4,000 metres in 1977, and to 3,100 metres in 1991.

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Spreoty – Hervine (1852), Echelle (1853), Royal Quand Meme (1854), Monarque (1857), Mon Etoile (1862)

Leading trainer (13 wins):

  • Tom Jennings, Sr. – Hervine (1852), Echelle (1853), Royal Quand Meme (1854), Monarque (1857), Lysiscote (1860), Surprise (1861), Gladiateur (1866), Auguste (1868), Trocadero (1869), Nougat (1876), Verneuil (1878), Clementine (1879), Courtois (1880)

Leading owner (10 wins):

  • Frédéric de Lagrange – Monarque (1857), Lysiscote (1860), Surprise (1861), Gladiateur (1866), Auguste (1868), Trocadero (1869), Nougat (1876), Verneuil (1878), Clementine (1879), Courtois (1880)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Anifa 4 Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok
1981 Kelbomec 5 Jean-Claude Desaint J. C. Cunnington Mrs Jacques Barker
1982 Kelbomec 6 Jean-Claude Desaint J. C. Cunnington Mrs Jacques Barker
1983 Balitou 4 Cash Asmussen Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein
1984 Mister Jack 5 Yves Saint-Martin Pierre Biancone Jacques Baillif
1985 Balitou 6 Eric Legrix Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein
1986 Silver Green 5 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré Marquesa de Moratalla
1987 Yaka 4 Dominique Boeuf Alain Chelet Mrs Arthur Dewez
1988 Sadeem 5 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Sheikh Mohammed 4:21.3
1989 Hi Lass 4 Tony Cruz Jonathan Pease Arthur Budgett 4:22.1
1990 River Test 4 Freddy Head David Smaga Lord Weinstock 4:25.2
1991 Victoire Bleue 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 3:21.0
1992 Le Montagnard 4 Christian Phelippeau Guy Henrot Joel Blandin 3:26.7
1993 Oh So Risky 6 John Williams David Elsworth Oh So Risky Syndicate 3:22.9
1994 Safety in Numbers 4 Tony Ives Lady Herries Edwin N. Cohen 3:32.3
1995 L'Ile Tudy 5 Alain Badel Myriam Bollack-Badel Georges Halphen 3:21.8
1996 Always Aloof 5 Olivier Peslier Michael Stoute Sven Hanson 3:19.1
1997 Orchestra Stall 5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop Sir David Sieff 3:18.3
1998 Tiraaz 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 3:31.1
1999 Tajoun 5 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 3:24.2
2000 Orchestra Stall 8 Thierry Thulliez John Dunlop Sir David Sieff 3:23.8
2001 Yavana's Pace 9 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Joan Keaney 3:25.5
2002 Miraculous 5 Thierry Jarnet Didier Prod'homme Bernard Giraudon 3:20.1
2003 Darasim 5 Joe Fanning Mark Johnston Markus Graff 3:18.8
2004 Westerner 5 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 3:26.6
2005 Reefscape 4 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 3:28.4
2006 Le Miracle 5 Dominique Boeuf Werner Baltromei R'stall Gestüt Hachtsee 3:15.9
2007 Varevees 4 Thierry Jarnet Joel Boisnard Jean Uzel 3:15.0
2008 Kasbah Bliss 6 Thierry Thulliez François Doumen Henri de Pracomtal 3:14.5
2009 Kasbah Bliss 7 Thierry Thulliez François Doumen Henri de Pracomtal 3:18.4

Earlier winners

Note: The available results of the race date back to 1834. This was when the first volume of a calendar was published for the Société d'Encouragement, a governing body of French racing.


  • 1834 -
  • 1835 - Miss Annette
  • 1836 - Volante
  • 1837 - Frank
  • 1838 - Corisandre
  • 1839 - Eylau
  • 1840 - Nautilus
  • 1841 - Giges
  • 1842 -
  • 1843 - Jenny
  • 1844 - Drummer
  • 1845 - Cavatine
  • 1846 - Fitz Emilius
  • 1847 - Predestinee
  • 1848 - Morok
  • 1849 - Dulcamara
  • 1850 - Serenade
  • 1851 - Messine
  • 1852 - Hervine
  • 1853 - Echelle
  • 1854 - Royal Quand Meme
  • 1855 - Festival
  • 1856 - Ronzi
  • 1857 - Monarque
  • 1858 - Miss Cath
  • 1859 - Tippler
  • 1860 - Lysiscote
  • 1861 - Surprise
  • 1862 - Mon Etoile
  • 1863 - Souvenir
  • 1864 - Noelie
  • 1865 - Ninon de Lenclos
  • 1867 - Vertugadin
  • 1868 - Auguste
  • 1869 - Trocadero
  • 1870 - no race
  • 1871 - Don Carlos
  • 1872 -
  • 1873 -
  • 1874 - Christiania
  • 1875 - Figaro
  • 1876 - Nougat
  • 1877 -
  • 1878 - Verneuil
  • 1879 - Clementine
  • 1880 - Courtois
  • 1881 - Pourquoi
  • 1882 - Bariolet
  • 1883 - Mademoiselle de Senlis
  • 1884 - Satory
  • 1885 -
  • 1886 - Escarboucle
  • 1887 - Upas
  • 1888 - Tenebreuse
  • 1889 - Tenebreuse
  • 1890 -
  • 1891 - Mirabeau
  • 1892 - Primrose
  • 1893 - Aquarium
  • 1894 - Aquarium
  • 1895 - La Licorne
  • 1897 - Elf
  • 1898 - Elf
  • 1899 - Patriarche
  • 1900 -
  • 1901 - M'lle de Longchamps
  • 1902 - Amer Picon
  • 1903 - Amer Picon
  • 1904 - Vieux Paris
  • 1905 - Maximum
  • 1906 - Clyde
  • 1907 - Punta Gorda
  • 1908 - Rabat Joie
  • 1909 - Sea Sick
  • 1910 - Pierre Benite
  • 1911 - Basse Pointe
  • 1912 - Chambre de l'Edit
  • 1913 - Philippe
  • 1914–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Passebreul
  • 1920 - Bachlyk
  • 1921 - Odol
  • 1922 - Flechois
  • 1923 - Flechois
  • 1924 - Trevise
  • 1925 - Cerfeuil
  • 1926 - Tomy
  • 1927 - Soun
  • 1928 - Bouda
  • 1929 - Nopal
  • 1930 - Monsieur le Marechal
  • 1931 - Filidor
  • 1932 - Reverende
  • 1933 - Voila
  • 1934 - Prince Oli
  • 1935 - Dejazcomba
  • 1936 - Bokbul
  • 1937 - Trevisani
  • 1938 - Pretender
  • 1939–40 - no race
  • 1941 - Rosette
  • 1942 -
  • 1943 - L'Aligote
  • 1945 - Woodcutter
  • 1946 -
  • 1947 - Blue Butterfly
  • 1948 - Monticola
  • 1949 - Blue Butterfly
  • 1950 - Vatelys
  • 1951 - Deux Points
  • 1952 - Ysard
  • 1953 - Xaret
  • 1954 - Ring Etoile
  • 1955 - Fil Rouge
  • 1956 - Savoyard
  • 1957 - Romantisme
  • 1958 - Ranchiquito
  • 1959 - Epsom Victory
  • 1960 - Epsom Victory
  • 1961 - Taine
  • 1962 - Hunch
  • 1963 - Kistinie
  • 1964 - Greyhound
  • 1965 - Fantomas
  • 1966 - Pompon Rouge
  • 1967 - Alciglide
  • 1968 - Samos
  • 1969 - Clairon
  • 1970 - Faux Monnayeur
  • 1971 - Barado
  • 1972 - Hickleton
  • 1973 - Lassalle
  • 1974 - Forceful
  • 1975 - Campo Moro
  • 1976 - Knight Templar
  • 1977 - John Cherry
  • 1978 - Biliboy
  • 1979 - Marson


References


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

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1807 – the Prix Gladiateur is included under its original title, Grand Prix.



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