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Prix Saint-Roman

Group 3 race (discontinued)
Prix Saint-Roman
Location Various, France
Last run November 14, 2000
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 1,800 metres (pre 1997)
1,600 metres (1997–00)
Track Turf
Qualification Two-year-olds
(fillies only 1998–00)
excluding Group 1 winners
Weight 56 kg
Penalties
3 kg for Group winners
Purse 55,492 (2000)
1st: €33,539

The Prix Saint-Roman was a Group 3 flat horse race in France which was open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. For much of its history it was run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,800 metres (about 1⅛ miles), and it was scheduled to take place each year in late September or early October.

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History

The event was originally open to juveniles of either gender. It was traditionally run on the day before the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which usually takes place on the first Sunday in October. When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Prix Saint-Roman was classed at Group 3 level. For a period it was the only event with such a status to be staged on the Saturday of "Arc" weekend.

The race was brought forward by a week in 1989, and it was transferred to Evry two years later. From 1994 onwards it took place in November. It was switched to Saint-Cloud in 1997, and at the same time its distance was cut to 1,600 metres.

The Prix Saint-Roman was restricted to fillies in 1998, and this version was contested three times before it was discontinued. It was replaced by the Prix Miesque, a Group 3 event for two-year-old fillies at Maisons-Laffitte.

Records

Leading jockey since 1977 (4 wins):

  • Freddy HeadTrigonome (1981), Saint Cyrien (1982), Truculent (1983), Tagel (1988)

Leading trainer since 1977 (4 wins):

  • François BoutinCorvaro (1979), Blushing John (1987), Tagel (1988), Zindari (1993)

Leading owner since 1977 (2 wins):

  • Paul de Moussac – Noir et Or (1977), Pigeon Voyageur (1990)

Winners 1977–2000

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1977 Noir et Or Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Paul de Moussac
1978 Top Ville Henri Samani François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV
1979 Corvaro Philippe Paquet François Boutin Gerry Oldham
1980 Mariacho Georges Doleuze Freddie Palmer Mrs Alexandre Savin
1981 Trigonome Freddy Head Robert Collet Philippe Sanglier
1982 Saint Cyrien Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head
1983 Truculent Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer
1984 Vaguely Pleasant Gary W. Moore Jean de Roualle André Ben Lassin
1985 Arokar Cash Asmussen Jacques de Chevigny Prince Kais Al Said
1986 Conmaiche Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed
1987 Blushing John Yves Saint-Martin François Boutin Allen E. Paulson 1:51.20
1988 Tagel Freddy Head François Boutin Allen E. Paulson 1:53.50
1989 Bleu de France Eric Legrix Jean-Marie Béguigné Guy de Rothschild 2:10.60
1990 Pigeon Voyageur Cash Asmussen André Fabre Paul de Moussac 2:01.50
1991 Calling Collect Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche G. Gatto-Roissard 1:56.66
1992 Richard of York Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:54.68
1993 Zindari Gérald Mossé François Boutin Khalid Abdullah 1:57.58
1994 Vaneyck Sylvain Guillot Philippe Demercastel Michel Debeusscher 2:09.13
1995 Spinning World Olivier Peslier Jonathan Pease Stavros Niarchos 2:04.45
1996 Voyagers Quest John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Richard Kaster 2:01.98
1997 Eco Friendly Darryll Holland Barry Hills Bill Gredley 1:52.10
1998 Mother of Pearl Olivier Peslier Peter Chapple-Hyam Magnier / Sangster 1:51.10
1999 Texalina Gérald Mossé Jean de Roualle Bernard Jeffroy 1:55.60
2000 Perfect Plum George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott Sir Edmund Loder 1:52.30

Earlier winners

  • 1907 - Quintette
  • 1908 - Reyna
  • 1909 - Coquille
  • 1910 - Grand Seigneur / Lahire *
  • 1911 - Romagny
  • 1912 - Amadou
  • 1913 - Frileux
  • 1919 - Strepera
  • 1920 - Soldat
  • 1921 - Kefalin
  • 1922 - Massine
  • 1924 - Eleusis
  • 1925 - Baltique
  • 1927 - Kerka
  • 1929 - La Savoyarde
  • 1935 - Horncastle
  • 1936 - Gonfalonier
  • 1947 - Rigolo
  • 1948 - Coast Guard
  • 1951 - Silnet
  • 1952 - Fort de France
  • 1953 - Beigler Bey
  • 1956 - Amber
  • 1957 - Lackawanna
  • 1959 - Mincio
  • 1960 - Tchita
  • 1962 - Chutney
  • 1963 - Michilimackinac
  • 1965 - War Paint
  • 1966 - Timour
  • 1968 - Prince Regent
  • 1969 - Ananndpour
  • 1970 - Sharapour
  • 1972 - Vexin
  • 1973 - Riverton
  • 1975 - Far North

* The 1910 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

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