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Prix d'Aumale

Group 3 race
Prix d'Aumale
Location Chantilly Racecourse
Chantilly, France
Inaugurated 1921
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
excluding G1 & G2 winners
and dual G3 winners
Weight 55 kg
Penalties
3 kg for Group 3 winners
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix d'Aumale is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Chantilly over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

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History

The earliest version of the Prix d'Aumale was established in 1835. It was run at Chantilly, and it continued until the end of the July Monarchy in 1848.

The present version, introduced in 1921, was named in honour of Henri d'Orléans (1822–1897), the Duc d'Aumale. Upon his death the Duc bequeathed his Chantilly estate, including the racecourse and the château, to the Institut de France.

The Prix d'Aumale was originally open to horses of either gender, and in the early part of its history it was held at Chantilly. It was abandoned during World War II, with no running from 1940 to 1945. Since then its venue has changed frequently. In the post-war period it was staged at Longchamp (1946–47, 1949–51, 1955), Chantilly (1948) and Deauville (1952–54). It began a more prolonged spell at Chantilly in 1956.

The race was restricted to fillies only in 1966. At the same time it returned to Longchamp, where it continued until 1968. The event was not contested from 1969 to 1971.

Since 1972 the venue of the Prix d'Aumale has been switched regularly between two racecourses – Longchamp (1972, 1983–96, 2002–03) and Chantilly (1973–82, 1997–2001, 2004–present). The race has held Group 3 status since 1979.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Rae Johnstone – Ninon (1934), Bland Caress (1935), Balaton (1946), Amour Drake (1948), Pharsale (1950), Chateau Latour (1955)
  • Roger Poincelet – Noory (1952), Beigler Bey (1953), Iadwiga (1958), Tapageur (1962), Neptunus (1963), Ailes du Chant (1966)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • François BoutinAntrona (1975), Play It Safe (1981), Air Distingue (1982), Coup de Folie (1984), Mackla (1989), Ghostly (1994)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Jean Stern – White Wing (1922), Arpette (1932), Amalaric (1933), Star (1960)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 Indigene Jean-Pierre Lefèvre Philippe Lallié Lawrence M. Gelb
1980 Ukraine Girl Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Meg Mullion
1981 Play It Safe Philippe Paquet François Boutin Diana Firestone
1982 Air Distingue Jean-Luc Kessas François Boutin Martha Miller
1983 Eastern Dawn Freddy Head Jean de Roualle Martha Miller
1984 Coup de Folie Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1985 Galunpe Jean-Luc Kessas Bernard Sécly J. M. Aubry-Dumand
1986 Princesse du Bourg Daniel Vignali Raymond Touflan Adolf Bader
1987 Riviere d'Or Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer
1988 Mary Linoa Alain Lequeux David Smaga David Smaga 1:40.2
1989 Mackla Freddy Head François Boutin Mrs Gerry Oldham 1:43.5
1990 Magic Night Dominique Boeuf Philippe Demercastel Mrs P. Demercastel 1:41.0
1991 Guislaine Dominique Boeuf Pascal Bary Jean-Louis Bouchard 1:40.2
1992 Kindergarten Steve Cauthen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:44.6
1993 Bonash Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:49.2
1994 Ghostly Cash Asmussen François Boutin Ecurie Skymarc Farm 1:45.5
1995 Shake the Yoke Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Serge Brunswick 1:43.6
1996 Joyeuse Entree Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Marquesa de Moratalla 1:39.1
1997 Anna Palariva Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:38.1
1998 Saytarra Frankie Dettori David Loder Saeed bin M. Al Maktoum 1:42.7
1999 Dignify Sylvain Guillot David Loder Godolphin 1:41.7
2000 Green Minstrel Olivier Peslier Jean-Marie Béguigné Xavier Beau 1:42.8
2001 Quad's Melody Thierry Jarnet Jean-Marie Béguigné Ecurie Fabien Ouaki 1:47.4
2002 Loving Pride Ronan Thomas Criquette Head-Maarek Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:39.2
2003 Green Noon Yann Lerner Carlos Lerner Mrs Jean-François Gerles 1:37.5
2004 Birthstone Christophe Lemaire Henri-Alex Pantall Sheikh Mohammed 1:38.9
2005 Sirene Doloise Stéphane Pasquier Alain Bonin C. Hennel de Beaupréau 1:39.1
2006 Poltava Dominique Boeuf David Smaga Malcolm Parrish 1:39.4
2007 Top Toss Christophe Soumillon Yves de Nicolay Ecurie Skymarc Farm 1:40.9
2008 Soneva Christophe Soumillon Yves de Nicolay Arno Curty 1:41.8
2009 Middle Club Ioritz Mendizabal Richard Hannon Bob McCreery 1:37.5

Earlier winners

  • 1921 - Zariba
  • 1922 - White Wing
  • 1923 - Doddles
  • 1924 - Pervencheres
  • 1925 - Diplomate
  • 1926 - Fairy Legend
  • 1927 - Cestona
  • 1928 -
  • 1929 - Diademe
  • 1930 -
  • 1931 -
  • 1932 - Arpette
  • 1933 - Amalaric
  • 1934 - Ninon
  • 1935 - Bland Caress
  • 1936 - May Wong
  • 1937 - Castel Fusano
  • 1938 - Ravioli
  • 1939 - Lighthouse
  • 1940–45 - no race
  • 1946 - Balaton
  • 1947 -
  • 1948 - Amour Drake
  • 1949 - Nuit de Folies
  • 1950 - Pharsale
  • 1951 - Faubourg
  • 1952 - Noory
  • 1953 - Beigler Bey
  • 1954 - Soleil Royal
  • 1955 - Chateau Latour
  • 1956 - Jabot
  • 1957 - Yla
  • 1958 - Iadwiga
  • 1959 - Drago
  • 1960 - Star
  • 1961 - Hodell
  • 1962 - Tapageur
  • 1963 - Neptunus
  • 1964 - Prince du Vent
  • 1965 - Nasambi
  • 1966 - Ailes du Chant
  • 1967 - Ortanique
  • 1968 - Kerande
  • 1969–71 - no race
  • 1972 - Amira
  • 1973 - Tropical Cream
  • 1974 - Seventh Heaven
  • 1975 - Antrona
  • 1976 - Proud Event
  • 1977 - Pink Valley
  • 1978 - Dunette


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