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Prix d'Harcourt

Group 2 race
Prix d'Harcourt
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1929
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
1½ kg for Group 2 winners *
* since January 1 last year
Purse 130,000 (2010)
1st: €74,100

The Prix d'Harcourt is a Group 2 flat horse race in France which is open to Thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in April.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1929, and it was originally contested over 2,400 metres. It was named in memory of Emmanuel d'Harcourt (1844–1928), a former president of one of the sport's governing bodies at that time, the Société d'Encouragement. He was also a successful racehorse owner and breeder, and he owned the Haras de Saint-Georges and Haras de Marly-la-Ville stud farms.

The Prix d'Harcourt was temporarily switched to alternative venues during World War II. It was held at Auteuil in 1940 (in the autumn), and at Maisons-Laffitte in 1943 and 1944. The second running at the latter venue was over 2,000 metres, and for a period thereafter its distance was frequently modified. It was changed to 2,150 metres in 1946, to 2,100 metres in 1953, and to 2,000 metres in 1958. It was subsequently extended to 2,100 metres in 1961, and to 2,200 metres in 1969.

The race was formerly scheduled to be run a few weeks after the Prix Ganay, but the dates were interchanged in 1971. The Prix d'Harcourt has been run over 2,000 metres since then, and it now serves as a trial for the other race. The last horse to win both events in the same year was Indian Danehill in 2000.

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinRegent (1960), Allez France (1974), Liloy (1976), Welsh Term (1983), Strawberry Road (1985)

Leading trainer (9 wins):

  • André FabreSaint Estephe (1986), Village Star (1988), Star Lift (1989), Creator (1990), Panoramic (1991), Freedom Cry (1995), Indian Danehill (2000), Manduro (2006), Cutlass Bay (2010)

Leading owner (6 wins):

  • Daniel WildensteinYelapa (1970), Allez France (1974), Liloy (1976), Grand Pavois (1987), Star Lift (1989), Freedom Cry (1995)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Three Troikas 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 2:10.60
1981 Argument 4 Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber Bruce McNall 2:14.50
1982 Lancastrian 5 Alain Lequeux David Smaga Sir Michael Sobell 2:13.10
1983 Welsh Term 4 Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Owen Helman 2:21.20
1984 Lovely Dancer 4 Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb Jacki Clérico 2:17.30
1985 Strawberry Road 6 Yves Saint-Martin Patrick Biancone Ray Stehr 2:18.10
1986 Saint Estephe 4 Alfred Gibert André Fabre Yan Houyvet 2:11.60
1987 Grand Pavois 5 Tony Cruz Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:08.10
1988 Village Star 5 Cash Asmussen André Fabre A. J. Richards 2:10.50
1989 Star Lift 5 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:10.10
1990 Creator 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:02.10
1991 Panoramic 4 Steve Cauthen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:05.80
1992 Fortune's Wheel 4 Mathieu Boutin Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 2:10.40
1993 Marildo 6 Guy Guignard David Smaga David Smaga 2:07.70
1994 Urban Sea 5 Eric Saint-Martin Jean Lesbordes David Tsui 2:15.10
1995 Freedom Cry 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:12.10
1996 Valanour 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:02.60
1997 River Bay 4 Thierry Jarnet John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 2:03.20
1998 Astarabad 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:14.50
1999 Dark Moondancer 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Ben Arbib 2:09.70
2000 Indian Danehill 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Edouard E. de Rothschild 2:13.90
2001 Earlene 4 Gérald Mossé Henri-Alex Pantall Sheikh Mohammed 2:17.80
2002 Execute 5 Thierry Gillet John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 2:03.50
2003 Ana Marie 4 Christophe Soumillon Philippe Demercastel Ecurie Bader 2:03.10
2004 Vangelis 5 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Herbert Guy 2:02.60
2005 Delfos 4 Miguel Blancpain Carlos Laffon-Parias Leonidas Marinopoulos 2:13.20
2006 Manduro 4 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Baron G. von Ullmann 2:01.40
2007 Boris de Deauville 4 Yann Barberot Stéphane Wattel Bryant / Haegel 2:13.40
2008 Loup Breton 4 Christophe Lemaire Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:14.60
2009 Trincot 4 Stéphane Pasquier Philippe Demercastel Ecurie Bader 2:02.88
2010 Cutlass Bay 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Godolphin 2:03.86

Earlier winners

  • 1929 –
  • 1930 – Florio
  • 1931 – Amfortas
  • 1932 – Amfortas
  • 1933 – Taxodium
  • 1934 – Assuerus
  • 1935 – Mary Tudor
  • 1936 – Bouillon
  • 1937 – Le Duc
  • 1938 – Victrix
  • 1939 – Canot
  • 1940 – Ksar El Srir
  • 1943 – Tifinar
  • 1944 –
  • 1945 – Priam
  • 1946 –
  • 1947 – Yong Lo
  • 1948 – Pearl Diver
  • 1949 – Goody
  • 1950 – Violoncelle
  • 1951 – Alizier
  • 1952 – Piqu'avant
  • 1953 – Faubourg
  • 1954 – Gerocourt
  • 1955 – Mahan
  • 1956 – Tropique
  • 1957 – Tapioca
  • 1958 – Tanerko
  • 1959 – Franc Luron
  • 1960 – Regent
  • 1961 – Drago
  • 1962 – Vienna
  • 1963 – Tang
  • 1964 – Trac
  • 1965 – Frontin
  • 1966 – Sigebert
  • 1967 – Cadmus
  • 1968 – Carmarthen
  • 1969 – Grandier
  • 1970 – Yelapa
  • 1972 – Pistol Packer
  • 1973 – Toujours Pret
  • 1975 – Card King
  • 1976 – Liloy
  • 1977 – Kasteel
  • 1978 – Monseigneur


See also

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix d'Harcourt (2010).



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