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Prix de Condé

Group 3 race
Prix de Condé
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1867
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,800 metres (1⅛ miles)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
excluding G1 & G2 winners
Weight 56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Penalties
2½ kg if two Group 3 wins
1½ kg if one Group 3 win
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix de Condé is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,800 metres (about 1⅛ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.

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History

The event was established in 1867, and it was initially held at Chantilly. It was named in honour of the Princes of Condé, the former owners of the Château de Chantilly, a mansion which overlooks the racecourse. Upon the death of Louis Henri de Condé (1756–1830), the last of the Condé line, the estate was bequeathed to Henri d'Orléans, the Duc d'Aumale. The Prix de Condé was originally contested over 2,000 metres. It was not run in 1870 because of the Franco-Prussian War.

The race was transferred to its present venue, Longchamp, in 1907. The regular version was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1918. There was a substitute event at Chantilly in 1917.

The Prix de Condé was cancelled only once during World War II, in 1939. It was temporarily switched to Auteuil in 1940, Maisons-Laffitte in 1943 and Le Tremblay in 1944. Its distance was shortened to 1,800 metres at Auteuil and Maisons-Laffitte.

When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Prix de Condé was classed at Group 3 level. The usual distance of the race, which had been 2,000 metres since its launch, was cut to 1,800 metres in 1985.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Roger Poincelet – Telegram (1949), Simplon (1952), Altipan (1956), Gelsemium (1958), Tchita (1960), Le Mesnil (1962)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Etienne Pollet – Lagides (1955), Altipan (1956), Gelsemium (1958), Tchita (1960), Le Mesnil (1962), Jacambre (1964)
  • André FabreDancehall (1988), Cristofori (1991), New Frontier (1996), Thief of Hearts (1997), Graikos (2002), Linda's Lad (2005)

Leading owner (4 wins):

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 The Wonder Yves Saint-Martin Jacques de Chevigny Mrs Alain du Breil
1981 Beau Pretender Freddy Head Raymond Touflan Jean-Pierre Lehmann
1982 Nile Hawk Yves Saint-Martin Maurice Zilber Garo Vanian
1983 Long Mick Cash Asmussen François Boutin Jean-Luc Lagardère
1984 Idealiste Freddy Head Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer
1985 Minatzin Steve Cauthen Guy Bonnaventure Norman Ross
1986 Groom Dancer Dominique Boeuf Tony Clout Marvin L. Warner, Jr. 1:55.4
1987 Triteamtri Dominique Boeuf Tony Clout Marvin L. Warner, Jr.
1988 Dancehall Cash Asmussen André Fabre Bruce McNall 1:59.6
1989 Dr Somerville Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:52.0
1990 Pistolet Bleu Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 1:52.2
1991 Cristofori Steve Cauthen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:55.5
1992 Shemaka William Mongil Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:56.2
1993 Celtic Arms Dominique Boeuf Pascal Bary Jean-Louis Bouchard 2:01.5
1994 Poliglote Freddy Head Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:55.0
1995 Go Between Eric Saint-Martin Antonio Spanu Naji Pharaon 2:02.5
1996 New Frontier [1] Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Michael Tabor 2:01.3
1997 Thief of Hearts Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:50.5
1998 Bienamado Richard Hughes Peter Chapple-Hyam Toffan / McCaffery 1:59.1
1999 Lord Flasheart Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Jean-Claude Seroul 2:04.1
2000 Panis Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Ecurie J. L. Bouchard 1:53.9
2001 Rashbag Dominique Boeuf Jean-Claude Rouget Daniel-Yves Trèves 2:03.7
2002 Graikos Olivier Plaçais André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:58.4
2003 Latice Christophe Lemaire Jean-Marie Béguigné Enrico Ciampi 1:51.4
2004 Musketier Christophe Lemaire Pascal Bary Ecurie J. L. Bouchard 1:59.6
2005 Linda's Lad Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Sean Mulryan 1:54.2
2006 Midnight Beauty Christophe Lemaire M. Delcher Sánchez Jorge Postigo Silva 1:54.2
2007 High Rock Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget Robert Bousquet 1:51.6
2008 Naval Officer Ioritz Mendizabal Jean-Claude Rouget Joseph Allen 1:53.5
2009 Zeitoper Ahmed Ajtebi Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:57.9

1 Monza finished first in 1996, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1867 - Lady Henriette
  • 1868 - Massinissa
  • 1869 - Bachelette
  • 1870 - no race
  • 1871 - Revigny
  • 1872 -
  • 1873 - Saltarelle
  • 1874 - Almanza
  • 1875 - Basquine
  • 1876 - Jongleur
  • 1877 - Solliciteuse
  • 1878 - Sheridan
  • 1879 - La Flandrie
  • 1880 - La Bultee
  • 1881 - Seigneur
  • 1882 - Farfadet
  • 1883 - Escogriffe
  • 1884 - Valentin
  • 1885 - Utrecht
  • 1886 - Oviedo
  • 1887 - Saint Gall
  • 1888 - Prophete
  • 1889 - Bougie
  • 1890 - Primerose
  • 1891 - Fair Head
  • 1892 - Argenteuil
  • 1893 - Le Pompon
  • 1894 - Le Justicier
  • 1895 -
  • 1896 - Ortie Blanche
  • 1897 - Volnay
  • 1898 - Sospiro
  • 1899 - Codoman
  • 1900 - Jacobite
  • 1901 - Kruger
  • 1902 - Etang d'Or
  • 1903 - Feuille de Chou
  • 1904 - Genial
  • 1905 - Monsieur Perichon
  • 1906 - Claudia
  • 1907 - Talo Biribil
  • 1908 - Aveu
  • 1909 - Saint Just
  • 1910 - Made in England
  • 1911 - Mongolie
  • 1912 - Pirpiriol
  • 1913 - Oreste
  • 1914–16 - no race
  • 1917 - Chateau Lafite
  • 1918 - no race
  • 1919 - Campa
  • 1920 - Harpocrate
  • 1921 - Ramus
  • 1922 - Massine
  • 1923 - Roquentin
  • 1924 - Sherry
  • 1925 - Becassine
  • 1926 - Accalmie
  • 1927 - Bubbles
  • 1928 -
  • 1929 - Beldurhissa
  • 1930 - Barneveldt
  • 1931 - Gris Perle
  • 1932 - Minestrone
  • 1933 - Denver
  • 1934 - Finlandaise
  • 1935 - Amalia
  • 1936 - Galloway
  • 1937 - Castel Fusano
  • 1938 - Galerien
  • 1939 - no race
  • 1940 -
  • 1941 - Massinor
  • 1942 - Verso II
  • 1943 - Laborde
  • 1944 - Basileus
  • 1945 - Prince Chevalier
  • 1946 - Rose O'Lynn
  • 1947 -
  • 1948 - Tagala
  • 1949 - Telegram
  • 1950 - Le Tyrol
  • 1951 - Le Bourgeois
  • 1952 - Simplon
  • 1953 - Friendship
  • 1954 - Walhalla
  • 1955 - Lagides
  • 1956 - Altipan
  • 1957 - Apple Pippin
  • 1958 - Gelsemium
  • 1959 - Wordpam
  • 1960 - Tchita
  • 1961 - Montfleur
  • 1962 - Le Mesnil
  • 1963 - Le Fabuleux
  • 1964 - Jacambre
  • 1965 - A Tempo
  • 1966 - Phaeton
  • 1967 - La Lagune
  • 1968 - Longpont
  • 1969 - Faldor
  • 1970 - Skelda
  • 1971 - Relpin
  • 1972 - Margouillat
  • 1973 - Riverton
  • 1974 -
  • 1975 - French Friend
  • 1976 - El Criollo
  • 1977 - Pevero
  • 1978 - Top Ville
  • 1979 - Corvaro


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix de Condé (2009).

See also



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