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Prix Lupin

Group 1 race (discontinued)
Prix Lupin
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1855
Last run May 16, 2004
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 2,100 metres (1m 2½f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
excluding geldings
Weight 58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Purse 200,000 (2004)
1st: €114,280

The Prix Lupin was a Group 1 flat horse race in France which was open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It was run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,100 metres (about 1 mile and 2½ furlongs), and it was scheduled to take place each year in May.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1855, and it was originally called the Prix de l'Empereur. It was initially held at the Champ de Mars, and it was transferred to Longchamp in 1857. It was not run in 1871 because of the Franco-Prussian War. Its title was changed to the Grande Poule des Produits in 1872.

It was one of several races which were collectively known as the Poules des Produits. These were the key trials for the Prix du Jockey Club which were introduced by the Société d'Encouragement in the 19th century. The other events (listed by their modern titles) were the Prix Noailles, the Prix Daru, the Prix Hocquart and the Prix Greffulhe. Unlike the other races, the Grande Poule des Produits had no specific conditions of qualification. The others had restrictions based on the nationality of a horse's sire or dam.

The race was given a new name, the Prix Lupin, in 1896. This was in memory of Auguste Lupin (1807–1895), a successful racehorse owner and breeder in France. Lupin owned six winners of the Prix du Jockey Club and six of the Prix de Diane. He also owned four winners of this event – Isolier, Dollar, Almanza and Xaintrailles.

The Prix Lupin was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. It was cancelled once during World War II, in 1940. It was temporarily switched to Le Tremblay in 1943 and Maisons-Laffitte in 1944. Its distance at Le Tremblay was 2,150 metres.

When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Prix Lupin was classed at the highest level, Group 1. It was discontinued in 2005 as a result of a restructured program for three-year-olds in France.

Records

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • George Stern – Saxon (1901), Ajax (1904), Genial (1905), Floraison (1912), Insensible (1919), Ksar (1921), Irismond (1924)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Tom Jennings, Sr. – Mademoiselle de Chantilly (1857), Union Jack (1859), Le Mandarin (1865), Trocadero (1867), Braconnier (1876), Clementine (1878), Leon (1881)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • Frédéric de Lagrange – Mademoiselle de Chantilly (1857), Union Jack (1859), Le Mandarin (1865), Trocadero (1867), Braconnier (1876), Clementine (1878), Leon (1881)
  • Edmond Blanc – Soukaras (1883), Gouverneur (1891), Gouvernail (1894), Saxon (1901), Caius (1903), Ajax (1904), Genial (1905)
  • Edouard A. de RothschildSans Souci (1907), Floraison (1912), Le Farina (1914), Bubbles (1928), Brantome (1934), Aromate (1935), Bacchus (1939)
  • Marcel BoussacIrismond (1924), Tourbillon (1931), Ardan (1944), Djelal (1947), Ambiorix (1949), Dankaro (1974), Acamas (1978)

Winners 1969–2004

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1969 Prince Regent Jean Deforge Etienne Pollet Countess de la Valdène 2:23.0
1970 Stintino Gérard Thiboeuf François Boutin Gerry Oldham 2:16.2
1971 Tarbes Y. Josse Georges Bridgland Mrs Georges Bridgland 2:15.5
1972 Hard to Beat Lester Piggott Richard Carver S. Sokolov 2:20.6
1973 Kalamoun Henri Samani François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 2:14.4
1974 Dankaro Gérard Rivases Roger Poincelet Marcel Boussac 2:10.2
1975 Green Dancer Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:15.7
1976 Youth Freddy Head Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:13.6
1977 Pharly Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Antonio Blasco 2:18.7
1978 Acamas Yves Saint-Martin Guy Bonnaventure Marcel Boussac 2:14.8
1979 Top Ville Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 2:09.3
1980 Belgio Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Henri Boccara 2:09.0
1981 No Lute Pat Eddery Robert Sangster Robert Sangster 2:18.9
1982 Persepolis Lester Piggott François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 2:09.8
1983 L'Emigrant Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 2:19.3
1984 Dahar Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber Bruce McNall 2:13.2
1985 Metal Precieux Alain Lequeux Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:12.7
1986 Fast Topaze Cash Asmussen Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok 2:10.1
1987 Groom Dancer Dominique Boeuf Tony Clout Marvin L. Warner, Jr. 2:12.0
1988 Exactly Sharp Eric Legrix Robert Collet Jean-Pierre Binet 2:08.4
1989 Galetto Eric Legrix J. C. Cunnington Countess Batthyany 2:10.9
1990 Epervier Bleu Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:10.0
1991 Cudas Freddy Head François Boutin Allen E. Paulson 2:11.9
1992 Johann Quatz Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 2:12.5
1993 Hernando Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 2:10.3
1994 Celtic Arms Gérald Mossé Pascal Bary Jean-Louis Bouchard 2:08.8
1995 Flemensfirth Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:17.2
1996 Helissio Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:10.3
1997 Cloudings Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:18.2
1998 Croco Rouge Sylvain Guillot Pascal Bary Wafic Saïd 2:10.3
1999 Gracioso Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:10.9
2000 Ciro Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier / Santulli 2:13.5
2001 Chichicastenango Alain Junk Philippe Demercastel Béatrice Brunet 2:10.5
2002 Act One Thierry Gillet Jonathan Pease Gerald Leigh 2:09.5
2003 Dalakhani Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:09.4
2004 Voix du Nord Dominique Boeuf David Smaga Baron Thierry van Zuylen 2:08.5

Earlier winners

  • 1855 - Baroncino
  • 1856 - Isolier
  • 1857 - Mademoiselle de Chantilly
  • 1858 - Gouvieux
  • 1859 - Union Jack
  • 1860 - Beauvais
  • 1861 - Finlande
  • 1862 - Choisy le Roi
  • 1863 - Dollar
  • 1864 - Bois Roussel
  • 1865 - Le Mandarin
  • 1866 -
  • 1867 - Trocadero
  • 1868 - Suzerain
  • 1869 - Cerdagne
  • 1870 - Sornette
  • 1871 - no race
  • 1872 - Little Agnes
  • 1873 - Franc Tireur
  • 1874 - Sabre
  • 1875 - Almanza
  • 1876 - Braconnier
  • 1877 - Jongleur
  • 1878 - Clementine
  • 1879 - Salteador
  • 1880 - Beauminet
  • 1881 - Leon
  • 1882 - Vigilant
  • 1883 - Soukaras
  • 1884 - Archiduc
  • 1885 - Xaintrailles
  • 1886 - Jupin
  • 1887 - Tenebreuse
  • 1888 - Stuart
  • 1889 - Cleodore
  • 1890 - Puchero
  • 1891 - Gouverneur
  • 1892 - Chene Royal
  • 1893 - Callistrate
  • 1894 - Gouvernail
  • 1895 - Le Sagittaire
  • 1896 - Champignol
  • 1897 - Palmiste
  • 1898 - Gardefeu
  • 1899 - Holocauste
  • 1900 - Ivry
  • 1901 - Saxon
  • 1902 -
  • 1903 - Caius
  • 1905 - Genial
  • 1907 - Sans Souci
  • 1908 - Holbein
  • 1910 - Coquille
  • 1911 - Alcantara
  • 1912 - Floraison
  • 1913 - Ecouen
  • 1914 - La Farina
  • 1915–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Insensible
  • 1920 - Battersea
  • 1922 - Joyeux Drille
  • 1923 - Massine
  • 1924 - Irismond
  • 1925 - Aquatinte
  • 1926 - Biribi
  • 1927 - Mon Talisman
  • 1928 - Bubbles
  • 1929 - Hotweed
  • 1930 - Xandover
  • 1932 - Shred
  • 1933 - Cappiello
  • 1935 - Aromate
  • 1936 - Mieuxce
  • 1937 - Clairvoyant
  • 1938 - Castel Fusano
  • 1939 - Bacchus
  • 1940 - no race
  • 1942 - Tornado
  • 1943 - Pensbury
  • 1945 - Mistral
  • 1946 - Prince Chevalier
  • 1947 - Djelal
  • 1948 - Rigolo
  • 1951 - Mat de Cocagne
  • 1952 - Vamos
  • 1953 - Dandy Drake
  • 1954 - Sica Boy
  • 1955 - Nistralin
  • 1956 - Tanerko
  • 1957 - Al Mabsoot
  • 1958 - Alegrador
  • 1959 - Midnight Sun
  • 1960 - Charlottesville
  • 1961 - Right Royal
  • 1962 - Montfleur
  • 1963 - Duc de Gueldre
  • 1964 - Le Fabuleux
  • 1966 - Behistoun
  • 1967 - Roi Dagobert


References


  • galopp-sieger.dePrix Lupin (ex Prix de l'Empereur / Grande Poule des Produits).

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1855 – the Prix Lupin is included under its original title, Prix de l'Empereur.



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