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Prix Perth

Group 3 race
Prix Perth
Location Saint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
Inaugurated 1901
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 56 kg (3yo); 57 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3½ kg for Group 1 winners *
3½ kg if two Group 2 wins *
2½ kg if one Group 2 win *
2½ kg if two Group 3 wins *
1½ kg if one Group 3 win *
* since January 1
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix Perth is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Saint-Cloud over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late October or early November.

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History

The event was established in 1901, and it was originally contested over 2,200 metres. It was named in honour of Perth, a racehorse whose successful career had concluded the previous year. The race was initially held at Maisons-Laffitte, and it was then transferred to Saint-Cloud. It was extended to 2,400 metres in 1906, and to 2,500 metres in 1908.

The Prix Perth was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1918. The first post-war race was run over 2,400 metres at Saint-Cloud, and the second over 2,500 metres at Maisons-Laffitte. It began a period over 2,500 metres at Saint-Cloud in 1921.

The race was cancelled twice during World War II, in 1939 and 1940. Its regular venue was closed during this period, so it was switched temporarily to Longchamp (1941–42, 1945), Maisons-Laffitte (1943) and Le Tremblay (1944). Throughout this time its distance was 3,000 metres, and this was reverted to 2,500 metres in 1946.

The present version of the Prix Perth began in 1949, when it was cut to 1,600 metres. With the exception of one edition at Longchamp in 1954, this version has continually taken place at Saint-Cloud. When the present grading system was introduced in 1971, the race was classed at Group 3 level. It was contested over 1,550 metres in 1978, but it returned to 1,600 metres the following year.

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Paul Blanc – Prince Ki (1946), Symphonie (1947), Ksarinor (1950), Bougainville (1951), Riverain (1953)
  • Dominique BoeufFrench Stress (1988), Handsome Ridge (1998), Special Kaldoun (2002), Passager (2006), Zafisio (2009)

Leading trainer (4 wins):


Leading owner (3 wins):

  • Jean Stern – Bougainville (1951), Sweet Home (1957), Lelio (1960)
  • Mahmoud Fustok – Hilal (1980), Green Paradise (1984), Over the Ocean (1985)

Winners since 1981

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1981 Princes Gate 4 Greville Starkey Harry Thomson Jones Mrs R. Vereker
1982 Commodore Blake 5 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute David Minton
1983 Rare Roberta 3 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Guiting Stud Ltd
1984 Green Paradise 3 Yves Saint-Martin Roger Wojtowiez Mahmoud Fustok
1985 Over the Ocean 3 Alain Badel Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok
1986 Gay Minstrel 5 Freddy Head Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer
1987 Malaspina 3 Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Ghislaine Head
1988 French Stress 3 Dominique Boeuf André Fabre Paul de Moussac 1:42.9
1989 Miss Kenmare 4 Eric Legrix Marcel Rolland Henri Chalhoub
1990 Taffeta and Tulle 4 Pat Eddery Nicolas Clément Sheikh Mohammed 1:49.7
1991 Susurration 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Pin Oak Stable 1:50.3
1992 Northern Crystal 4 Sylvain Guillot André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:49.5
1993 Zabar 5 Cash Asmussen Jonathan Pease Gerald Leigh 1:51.8
1994 Freedom Cry 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:49.0
1995 Nec Plus Ultra [1] 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Marquesa de Moratalla 1:38.2
1996 River Bay 3 Thierry Jarnet John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 1:52.4
1997 Jim and Tonic 3 Gérald Mossé François Doumen Haras d'Ecouves 1:47.8
1998 Handsome Ridge 4 Dominique Boeuf John Gosden Platt Promotions Ltd 1:53.9
1999 Danzigaway 3 Davy Bonilla Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:51.8
2000 Jim and Tonic 6 Gérald Mossé François Doumen John D. Martin 1:49.5
2001 Keltos 3 Davy Bonilla Carlos Laffon-Parias Tanaka / Marinopoulos 1:45.5
2002 Special Kaldoun 3 Dominique Boeuf David Smaga Ecurie Chalhoub 1:50.9
2003 My Risk 4 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Marie Béguigné Roland Monnier 1:47.6
2004 Valentino 5 Ioritz Mendizabal Alain de Royer-Dupré Fierro / Forien 1:45.4
2005 Rageman 5 Stéphane Pasquier Michel Cheno Marquesa de Moratalla 1:44.6
2006 Passager 3 Dominique Boeuf Criquette Head-Maarek Alec Head 1:41.6
2007 Chopastair 6 Jean-Bernard Eyquem Thierry Lemer Ivoula / Blazy 1:46.5
2008 Vertigineux 4 Philippe Sogorb Carole Dufrèche C. & P. Dufrèche 1:45.7
2009 Zafisio 3 Dominique Boeuf Roger Curtis Downs / Looney 1:45.3

1 Neverneyev finished first in 1995, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1901 -
  • 1902 - Exema
  • 1903 - Exema
  • 1904 - Hebron
  • 1905 - Presto
  • 1906 - Montlieu
  • 1907 - Moulins la Marche
  • 1908 - Mafia II
  • 1909 - Herouval
  • 1910 - Ronde de Nuit
  • 1911 - Lahire
  • 1912 - Agenda
  • 1913 - Fidelio
  • 1914–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Samourai
  • 1920 - Manor
  • 1921 - Astypalee
  • 1922 - Subaltern
  • 1923 - Kefalin
  • 1924 - Mazeppa
  • 1925 - Le Debardeur
  • 1926 - Le Debardeur
  • 1927 - Petit Bob
  • 1928 - Sachet
  • 1929 - Amorina
  • 1930 - Florac
  • 1931 - Tapinois
  • 1932 - Foxarella
  • 1933 - Annonciade
  • 1934 - Grand Lama
  • 1935 - Bilbao
  • 1936 - Sanglot
  • 1937 -
  • 1938 -
  • 1939–40 - no race
  • 1941 - Babouino
  • 1942 - Duralumet
  • 1943 - Guirlande
  • 1944 - L'Aretin
  • 1945 - Boum
  • 1946 - Prince Ki
  • 1947 - Symphonie
  • 1948 -
  • 1949 - Floral Art
  • 1950 - Ksarinor
  • 1951 - Bougainville
  • 1952 - La Fangeaye
  • 1953 - Riverain
  • 1954 - Le Lanfonnet
  • 1955 - Eban
  • 1956 - Blockhaus
  • 1957 - Sweet Home
  • 1958 - La Vanda
  • 1959 - Red Arrow
  • 1960 - Lelio
  • 1961 - Rieuse
  • 1962 - Aravios
  • 1963 - Piaf
  • 1964 - Baldric II
  • 1965 - Tycoon
  • 1966 - Adjar
  • 1967 -
  • 1968 -
  • 1969 - Jimmy Reppin
  • 1970 - Lord Gayle
  • 1971 - Sparkler
  • 1972 - Gift Card
  • 1973 - Silver Zara
  • 1974 - El Rastro
  • 1975 - Riot in Paris
  • 1976 - Dominion
  • 1977 -
  • 1978 - A Thousand Stars
  • 1979 - Tannenberg
  • 1980 - Hilal


References


See also



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