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Prix La Haye Jousselin

Group 1 race
Prix La Haye Jousselin
Location Auteuil Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1880
Race type Steeplechase
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 5,500 metres (3m 3½f)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Five-years-old and up
Weight 65 kg (5yo); 67 kg (6yo+)
Allowances
2 kg for mares
Purse 520,000 (2009)
1st: €234,000

The Prix La Haye Jousselin is a Group 1 steeplechase in France which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Auteuil over a distance of 5,500 metres (about 3 miles and 3½ furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

The race usually features horses which also compete in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, the most prestigious steeplechase in France. There are twenty-two obstacles to be jumped, and the most notorious of these is the Rail-Ditch and Fence (the Juge de Paix).

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History

The event was established in 1880, and it was originally called the Prix de la Croix de Berny. It was initially contested over 6,000 metres, and it was cut to 5,600 metres in 1893. It was given its present title in 1903, and at the same time it was shortened by 100 metres.

Its new title was in memory of Edmond de La Haye Jousselin (1839–1903), a founding member of the Société des Steeple-Chases de France. As a steward and administrator of this organisation, La Haye Jousselin assisted with the design of Auteuil's racetracks, and he oversaw the construction of its obstacles. He later became the vice-chairman, a position he occupied until his death.

The Prix La Haye Jousselin was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1918. It was cancelled once during World War II, in 1939. It was cut to 4,500 metres in 1940, and it was restored to 5,500 metres in 1941.

Notable winners of the Prix La Haye Jousselin include The Fellow, a subsequent winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and Al Capone II, a repeat winner in the 1990s. The latter achieved the extraordinary feat of winning the race seven times in successive years from 1993 to 1999. Many winners have also achieved victory in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, which is held at the same venue in late May. The most recent of these is Remember Rose, the winner of the latter event in 2009.

Records

Leading jockey (8 wins):

  • Jean-Yves Beaurain – Katko (1989), Al Capone II (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)

Leading trainer (9 wins):

  • Bernard SéclyKatko (1989), Al Capone II (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999), El Paso III (2001)

Leading owner (8 wins):

  • Robert Fougedoire – Al Capone II (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999), El Paso III (2001)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

1980 Car d'Azur 7 Denis Bailliez Jack Barbe Mrs Jean Muller
1981 Ardfern 8 Denis Leblond Jean-Paul Gallorini Daniel Wildenstein
1982 Jasmin II 7 Michel Chirol André Fabre Michel Thibault
1983 V'la Parame 8 Patrice Lemaire Jack Barbe Mrs Albert Aubaud
1984 Le Pontif 7 Bruno Jollivet René Cherruau Michelle Crossouard
1985 Le Pontif 8 Bruno Jollivet René Cherruau Michelle Crossouard
1986 Otage du Perche 6 Serge Bérard Philippe Lamotte d'Argy Philippe Lamotte d'Argy
1987 Aveu de Kervero 7 Jacques Morin Carlos Lerner Carlos Lerner
1988 Oteuil 8 Bruno Jollivet René Cherruau Mrs Raymond Saulais
1989 Katko 6 Jean-Yves Beaurain Bernard Sécly Pierre de Montesson
1990 The Fellow 5 Adam Kondrat François Doumen Marquesa de Moratalla
1991 Tito l'Effronte 6 Bruno Jollivet Jean Dasque Jean Dasque
1992 Ucello II 6 Christophe Aubert François Doumen Marquesa de Moratalla
1993 Al Capone II 5 Jean-Yves Beaurain Bernard Sécly Robert Fougedoire
1994 Al Capone II 6 Jean-Yves Beaurain Bernard Sécly Robert Fougedoire
1995 Al Capone II 7 Jean-Yves Beaurain Bernard Sécly Robert Fougedoire
1996 Al Capone II 8 Jean-Yves Beaurain Bernard Sécly Robert Fougedoire
1997 Al Capone II 9 Jean-Yves Beaurain Bernard Sécly Robert Fougedoire
1998 Al Capone II 10 Jean-Yves Beaurain Bernard Sécly Robert Fougedoire
1999 Al Capone II 11 Jean-Yves Beaurain Bernard Sécly Robert Fougedoire
2000 First Gold 7 Thierry Doumen François Doumen Marquesa de Moratalla
2001 El Paso III 9 Laurent Métais Bernard Sécly Robert Fougedoire
2002 Sunny Flight 8 Philippe Sourzac Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé Patrick Boiteau
2003 Batman Senora 7 Cyrille Gombeau Ian Williams Georges Polinski
2004 Turgot 7 Laurent Métais J. Bertran de Balanda Bryant / Jackson
2005 Golden Flight 6 Jacques Ricou Guillaume Macaire John D. Cotton
2006 Princesse d'Anjou 5 Philip Carberry François-Marie Cottin Jean-Paul Sénéchal
2007 Mid Dancer 6 Cyrille Gombeau Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé Sean Mulryan
2008 Remember Rose 5 Christophe Pieux Jean-Paul Gallorini Ernst Iten
2009 Remember Rose 6 Christophe Pieux Jean-Paul Gallorini Ernst Iten

Earlier winners

  • 1880 - Basque
  • 1881 - Basque
  • 1882 - Vatan
  • 1883 - Tant Mieux
  • 1884 - Entraineur
  • 1885 - Baudres
  • 1886 - Rostrenen
  • 1887 - La Vigne
  • 1888 - Montgeroult
  • 1889 - Bandmaster
  • 1890 - no race
  • 1891 - Silversmith
  • 1892 - Mondeville
  • 1893 - Le Rakos
  • 1894 - Olifant
  • 1895 - Turco
  • 1896 - Solitaire
  • 1897 - Marise
  • 1898 - Prefet
  • 1899 - Bucheron
  • 1900 - Maragon
  • 1901 - Killarney
  • 1902 - Killarney
  • 1903 - Bebe
  • 1904 - Violon II
  • 1905 - Dandolo
  • 1906 - Cintra
  • 1907 - Royal Visiteur
  • 1908 - Pharaon
  • 1909 - Sauveur
  • 1910 - Sauveur
  • 1911 - Trudon
  • 1912 - Magicienne
  • 1913 - Montagnard
  • 1914–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Cesar Auguste
  • 1920 - Heros XII
  • 1921 - Heros XII
  • 1922 - L'Yser
  • 1923 - Onyx II
  • 1924 - Gorey
  • 1925 - Vitrail
  • 1926 - The Coyote
  • 1927 - Maguelonne
  • 1928 - Rhyticere
  • 1929 - Heugon
  • 1930 - La Granja
  • 1931 - Millionnaire II
  • 1932 - Andromaque II
  • 1933 - Yarlas
  • 1934 - Fleuret
  • 1935 - Manteau de Savoie
  • 1936 - Storm
  • 1937 - Bao Dai
  • 1938 - Siklos
  • 1939 - no race
  • 1940 - Jalgreya
  • 1941 - Frere Victor
  • 1942 - Merigo
  • 1943 - Le Chevreuil
  • 1944 - Merigo
  • 1945 - Symbole
  • 1946 - Fabiano
  • 1947 - Meli Melo
  • 1948 - Rideo
  • 1949 - Meli Melo
  • 1950 - Meli Melo
  • 1951 - Rameau
  • 1952 - Fifrelet
  • 1953 - Diamant de Bourgogne
  • 1954 - Le Phare
  • 1955 - Quo Vadis
  • 1956 - Hunorisk
  • 1957 - Aredien
  • 1958 - Meslay
  • 1959 - Illuminee
  • 1960 - Pirate IV
  • 1961 - Azzemour II
  • 1962 - Silfol
  • 1963 - Liberty's
  • 1964 - Caid II
  • 1965 - Cresus
  • 1966 - Weather Permitting
  • 1967 - Meristria
  • 1968 - Haroue
  • 1969 - Huron
  • 1970 - Ravageur
  • 1971 - Samour
  • 1972 - Jouventur
  • 1973 - Klavier
  • 1974 - Kashtan
  • 1975 - Frederik
  • 1976 - Tofano
  • 1977 - Dom Helion
  • 1978 - Great Mist
  • 1979 - Sambristan


References


See also

  • Recurring events established in 1880 – this race is included under its original title, Prix de la Croix de Berny.



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