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Prix de Lieurey

Group 3 race
Prix de Lieurey
Location Deauville Racecourse
Deauville, France
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Shadwell
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
excluding G1 & G2 winners
from earlier in same year
Weight 56 kg
2 kg if G1 or G2 placed *
2 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since January 1
Purse 80,000 (2009)
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix de Lieurey is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Deauville over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

It is one of two races in France, along with the Prix Imprudence, which were promoted to Group 3 status in 2009. Before its promotion the Prix de Lieurey had been classed as a Listed event for at least thirty years, and its distance and venue were unchanged throughout this period. The only winners since 1978 to subsequently achieve victory at the highest level, Group 1 or Grade I, are Kool Kat Katie (E. P. Taylor Stakes) and May Ball (Prix Maurice de Gheest).

The commune of Lieurey, in the Haute-Normandie region of France, is about 35 km (22 miles) south-east of Deauville.


Records since 1979

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Thierry JarnetLost Prairie (1993), Desert Kaya (1994), Vadlamixa (1995), Soeur Ti (1998), Zietory (2003)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • François BoutinTrephine (1980), Tysfjsa (1981), Pasadoble (1982), Pinaflore (1990)
  • André FabreJ'ai Deux Amours (1989), Lost Prairie (1993), Desert Kaya (1994), Vadlamixa (1995)

Leading owner (3 wins):

  • Ecurie Aland – Sentimentalite (1986), Liska's Dance (1987), Most Precious (1988)

Winners since 1978






1978 Heresty Alfred Gibert
1979 Magic Pearl Michel Gentile Freddie Palmer Baroness G. de Waldner
1980 Trephine Philippe Paquet François Boutin Mrs Jean Couturié
1981 Tysfjsa Philippe Paquet François Boutin Baron van Gysel
1982 Pasadoble Gary W. Moore François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1983 Tearing Lester Piggott David Smaga Xavier Beau
1984 Albertine Eric Legrix Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein
1985 Just in Front Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet William du Pont
1986 Sentimentalite Yves Saint-Martin Criquette Head Ecurie Aland
1987 Liska's Dance Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Ecurie Aland
1988 Most Precious Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Ecurie Aland 1:48.0
1989 J'ai Deux Amours Cash Asmussen André Fabre Claude Puerari
1990 Pinaflore Gérald Mossé François Boutin Jean-Luc Lagardère
1991 Quilesse Freddy Head Nicolas Clément Stavros Niarchos 1:45.5
1992 Irish Source Olivier Peslier Arnaud de Moussac Andrew Crichton 1:53.9
1993 Lost Prairie Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:43.0
1994 Desert Kaya Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 1:45.4
1995 Vadlamixa Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 1:44.6
1996 Moon Is Up Cash Asmussen John Hammond Niarchos Family 1:44.3
1997 Kool Kat Katie Olivier Peslier David Loder Lucayan Stud 1:42.2
1998 Soeur Ti Thierry Jarnet Robert Collet Micheline Vidal 1:44.8
1999 Tycoon's Dolce Sylvain Guillot Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 1:46.9
2000 May Ball Frankie Dettori John Gosden Lord Hartington 1:44.1
2001 Shawara Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:42.6
2002 Mooring Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 1:42.4
2003 Zietory Thierry Jarnet Paul Cole Fairy Story Partnership 1:43.9
2004 Mamela Dominique Boeuf Andreas Löwe Stall Tessie 1:46.5
2005 In Clover Davy Bonilla Freddy Head George Strawbridge 1:48.2
2006 Gwenseb Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-Parias Wertheimer et Frère 1:43.8
2007 Cicerole Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget Exors of G. de Rothschild 1:44.5
2008 Sefroua Ioritz Mendizabal Jean-Claude Rouget Nelson Radwan 1:44.9
2009 Soneva Christophe Soumillon Yves de Nicolay Arno Curty 1:45.5


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

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