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Prix Herod

Listed race
Prix Herod
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 1,400 metres (7f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
excluding Listed winners
and Group-placed horses
Weight 57 kg
1½ kg for fillies
Purse 55,000 (2009)
1st: €27,500

The Prix Herod is a Listed flat horse race in France which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,400 metres (about 7 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.



The event is named after the racehorse Herod, one of the three 18th-century foundation sires. During the early part of its history it was held at Le Tremblay. It was later transferred to Evry, where its regular distance was 1,600 metres.

The race was run at Saint-Cloud over 1,500 metres in 1997, and at Maisons-Laffitte over 1,400 metres for several years thereafter. It was switched to Deauville in 2002, and its length was cut to 1,300 metres in 2004.

The Prix Herod was moved to Longchamp in 2005, and at the same time it reverted to 1,400 metres. It is now held at the same meeting as the Prix du Conseil de Paris.


Leading jockey since 1979 (3 wins):

  • Gérald MosséAssombrie (1990), Mendocino (1991), Daylami (1996)

Leading trainer since 1979 (5 wins):

  • François BoutinGilgit (1980), Flying Sauce (1982), Assombrie (1990), Mendocino (1991), Vitellozzi (1994)
  • Robert ColletBerkeley Court (1983), Captive Island (1984), Flying Trio (1985), Albacora (1997), Radhwa (1999)

Leading owner since 1979 (3 wins):

  • HH Aga Khan IVDaylami (1996), Grand Vadla (2005), Sceptre Rouge (2007)

Winners since 1979






1979 Forbidden Fruit Henri Samani P. Laloum Mrs Marc Laloum
1980 Gilgit Philippe Paquet François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1981 African Joy Serge Gorli E. Chevalier du Fau Hubert Mamo
1982 Flying Sauce Alain Lequeux François Boutin Peter Goulandris
1983 Berkeley Court Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Elias Zaccour
1984 Captive Island Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Mrs Daniel Bertrand
1985 Flying Trio Freddy Head Robert Collet Patrick Arnett
1986 Groom Dancer Dominique Boeuf Tony Clout Marvin L. Warner, Jr.
1987 Triteamtri Dominique Boeuf Tony Clout Marvin L. Warner, Jr.
1988 Silver Tornado Tony Cruz Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok
1989 Follidays Eric Legrix Jean-Marie Béguigné Guy de Rothschild 1:42.85
1990 Assombrie Gérald Mossé François Boutin Pierre Rossier 1:39.38
1991 Mendocino Gérald Mossé François Boutin Allen E. Paulson 1:41.69
1992 Fastness Cash Asmussen David Smaga Lord Weinstock 1:38.49
1993 Dare and Go Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:48.37
1994 Vitellozzi Cash Asmussen François Boutin Sheikh Mohammed 1:44.98
1995 Vitaba Dominique Boeuf Pascal Bary Jean-Louis Bouchard 1:39.77
1996 Daylami Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:44.37
1997 Albacora Thierry Jarnet Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 1:33.70
1998 Berkoutchi Olivier Peslier Henri-Alex Pantall Roland Monnier 1:29.60
1999 Radhwa Sébastien Maillot Robert Collet Micheline Vidal 1:28.90
2000 Innit Thierry Thulliez Mick Channon Tim Corby 1:23.60
2001 Medecis Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head-Maarek Wertheimer et Frère 1:32.90
2002 Power Elite Olivier Plaçais André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:32.10
2003 Joyce L. Hammer-Hansen Horst Steinmetz Stall Nizza 1:23.10
2004 Campo Bueno Gregory Benoist Xavier Nakkachdji B. Wayne Hughes 1:19.90
2005 Grand Vadla Christophe Soumillon André Fabre HH Aga Khan IV 1:27.60
2006 Stoneside Olivier Peslier F. Rodriguez Puertas Anthony Forde 1:21.30
2007 Sceptre Rouge Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:22.30
2008 Pride Dancer Stéphane Pasquier Yan Durepaire Cuadra La Cincha 1:23.00
2009 Saying Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:25.10

Earlier winners

  • 1931 - Laeken
  • 1932 - Rodosto
  • 1934 - The Nile
  • 1935 - Gong
  • 1936 - En Fraude
  • 1949 - Fontaine
  • 1956 - Denisy
  • 1959 - Wordpam
  • 1960 - Ploermel
  • 1962 - Partisane
  • 1966 - Tiepolo
  • 1969 - Without Fear
  • 1970 - Irish Ball
  • 1973 - Kamaraan
  • 1974 - Karad
  • 1977 - Jik


See also


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