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Prix Hocquart

Group 2 race
Prix Hocquart
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1861
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,200 metres (1m 3f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
excluding geldings
Weight 58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Purse 130,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 57%, 2nd: 22%
3rd: 10.5%, 4th: 7%
5th: 3.5%

The Prix Hocquart is a Group 2 flat horse race in France which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,200 metres (about 1 mile and 3 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1861, and it was originally titled the Prix de Longchamp. In its early years the race's distance was set at 2,500 metres. The 1871 running was abandoned because of the Franco-Prussian War.

The Prix de Longchamp was one of several events which were collectively known as the Poules des Produits. These were the key trials for the Prix du Jockey Club, which were all established by the Société d'Encouragement in the 19th century. By 1882 there were five such races – the other four, listed by their modern titles, were the Prix Daru, the Prix Lupin, the Prix Noailles and the Prix Greffulhe. All but the Prix Lupin (known from 1872 to 1895 as the Grande Poule des Produits) had specific conditions of entry, which were based on the nationality of a horse's sire or dam. The Prix de Longchamp was restricted to horses whose dams were covered by stallions born and bred in France. As with the other Poules des Produits, each entry was submitted before a horse's birth, in the year of its conception. This attracted a large number of paying entries, which enabled the event to be funded.

The race was given its present title, the Prix Hocquart, in 1885. This was in memory of Louis Hocquart de Turtot (1823–1884), who was a founder member of the board of French horse racing. The distance of the Prix Hocquart was shortened to 2,400 metres in 1902. It was cancelled throughout World War I, and it did not return until 1920.

The event was abandoned just once during World War II, in 1940. From 1943 to 1945 it was temporarily switched to Le Tremblay, where it was run over 2,300 metres. The only subsequent departure from its regular venue was from 1997 to 2000, when it was contested at Chantilly over 2,200 metres. The present distance, 2,300 metres, was introduced in 2005. The last winner of the Prix Hocquart to achieve victory in the Prix du Jockey Club was Bering in 1986.

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinReliance (1965), Margouillat (1973), Darshaan (1984), Mouktar (1985), Sadjiyd (1987)
  • Freddy HeadBourbon (1971), Talleyrand (1972), Val de l'Orne (1975), Montcontour (1977), Mot d'Or (1980)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Alain de Royer-DupréDarshaan (1984), Mouktar (1985), Sadjiyd (1987), Rifapour (1995), Lord Flashheart (2000), Khalkevi (2002)
  • André FabreJeu de Paille (1983), Nasr El Arab (1988), Dancehall (1989), Vadlawys (1994), Hurricane Run (2005), Democrate (2008)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • Henri Delamarre – Matamore (1865), Victorieuse (1866), Patricien (1867), Faublas (1872), Filoselle (1876), Vesuve (1877), Vin Sec (1891)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 Le Marmot Philippe Paquet François Boutin Rodolph Schafer 2:43.2
1980 Mot d'Or Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:32.0
1981 Rahotep Jean-Luc Kessas Bernard Sécly Jean-Claude Weill 2:45.2
1982 Cadoudal Jean-Luc Kessas Bernard Sécly André Boutboul 2:43.8
1983 Jeu de Paille Henri Samani André Fabre Guy de Rothschild 2:41.8
1984 Darshaan Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:36.2
1985 Mouktar Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:35.6
1986 Bering Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 2:36.1
1987 Sadjiyd Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:28.3
1988 Nasr El Arab Steve Cauthen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:28.9
1989 Dancehall Cash Asmussen André Fabre Tomohiro Wada 2:29.2
1990 Top Waltz Eric Legrix Jean-Marie Béguigné Adolf Renk 2:31.9
1991 Pistolet Bleu Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:30.0
1992 Adieu au Roi Walter Swinburn Jean Lesbordes David Tsui 2:37.2
1993 Regency Pat Eddery Criquette Head Khalid Abdullah 2:34.6
1994 Vadlawys Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:34.4
1995 Rifapour Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:29.3
1996 Arbatax Cash Asmussen Pascal Bary Mrs François Boutin 2:32.0
1997 Shaka Jean-René Dubosc Jean-Claude Rouget Robert Bousquet 2:22.8
1998 Sayarshan Sylvain Guillot Pascal Bary Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:22.1
1999 Falcon Flight Sylvain Guillot Pascal Bary Ecurie J. L. Bouchard 2:16.2
2000 Lord Flasheart Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Jean-Claude Seroul 2:23.6
2001 Maille Pistol Jean-René Dubosc Jean-Claude Rouget Michel Roussel 2:34.4
2002 Khalkevi Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:32.2
2003 Coroner Stéphane Pasquier Jean-Claude Rouget Marquesa de Moratalla 2:35.8
2004 Lord du Sud Eric Legrix Jean-Claude Rouget Béatrice Hermelin 2:35.9
2005 Hurricane Run Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Gestüt Ammerland 2:18.5
2006 Numide Ioritz Mendizabal Jean-Claude Rouget Ecurie I. M. Farès 2:23.0
2007 Anton Chekhov Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier / Smith 2:23.0
2008 Democrate Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Skymarc / Moussac / Gill 2:15.2
2009 Wajir Anthony Crastus Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:17.6
2010 Silver Pond Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-Parias Haras Du Quesnay 2:17.0

Earlier winners

  • 1861 - Good Bye
  • 1862 - Allez y Rondement
  • 1863 - Villafranca
  • 1864 - Gedeon
  • 1865 - Matamore
  • 1866 - Victorieuse
  • 1867 - Patricien
  • 1868 - Le Bosphore
  • 1869 - Pandour
  • 1870 - Bigarreau
  • 1871 - no race
  • 1872 - Faublas II
  • 1873 - Absalon
  • 1874 - Succes
  • 1875 - Saint Cyr
  • 1876 - Filoselle
  • 1877 - Vesuve
  • 1878 - Stathouder
  • 1879 - Salteador
  • 1880 - Versigny
  • 1881 - Serpolette
  • 1882 - Dictateur II
  • 1883 - Farfadet
  • 1884 - Silex
  • 1885 - Extra
  • 1886 - Upas
  • 1887 - Vanneau
  • 1888 - Saint Gall
  • 1889 - Aerolithe
  • 1890 - Yellow
  • 1891 - Vin Sec
  • 1892 -
  • 1893 - Ragotsky
  • 1894 - Polygone
  • 1895 - Roitelet
  • 1896 - Kerym
  • 1897 - Canvass Back
  • 1898 -
  • 1899 - Perth
  • 1900 - Ivry
  • 1901 -
  • 1902 - Maximum
  • 1903 - Ex Voto
  • 1904 - Orange Blossom
  • 1905 - Brienne
  • 1907 - Pitti
  • 1908 - Lieutel
  • 1909 - Mehari
  • 1910 - My Star
  • 1911 - Faucheur
  • 1912 - Zenith
  • 1913 - Pere Marquette
  • 1914 - Sardanapale
  • 1915–19 - no race
  • 1920 - Caliban
  • 1922 - Joyeux Drille
  • 1923 - Massine
  • 1924 - Vineuil
  • 1925 - Belfonds
  • 1926 - Soubadar
  • 1927 - Flamant
  • 1928 - Palais Royal
  • 1929 - Hotweed
  • 1930 - Veloucreme
  • 1932 - Bishop's Rock
  • 1933 - Le Grand Cyrus
  • 1934 - Maravedis
  • 1935 - Louqsor
  • 1936 - Mieuxce
  • 1937 - Clairvoyant
  • 1938 - Royal Gift
  • 1939 - Irifle
  • 1940 - no race
  • 1942 - Hern the Hunter
  • 1943 - Verso II
  • 1945 - Chanteur
  • 1946 - Adrar
  • 1947 - Timor
  • 1948 - My Love
  • 1949 - Val Drake
  • 1950 - L'Amiral
  • 1952 - Auriban
  • 1953 - Fort de France
  • 1954 - Prince Rouge
  • 1955 - Rapace
  • 1956 - Floriados
  • 1957 - Argel
  • 1958 - San Roman
  • 1960 - Angers
  • 1961 - Moutiers
  • 1963 - Le Mesnil
  • 1964 - Free Ride
  • 1965 - Reliance
  • 1966 - Hauban
  • 1967 - Frontal
  • 1968 - Valmy
  • 1969 - Beaugency
  • 1970 - Gyr
  • 1971 - Bourbon
  • 1972 - Talleyrand *
  • 1973 - Margouillat
  • 1974 - Poil de Chameau
  • 1975 - Val de l'Orne
  • 1976 - Grandchant
  • 1977 - Montcontour
  • 1978 - Frere Basile

* The 1972 winner Talleyrand was later renamed Hakkodate.

References


See also

  • Recurring events established in 1861 – the Prix Hocquart is included under its original title, Prix de Longchamp.



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