Prix de Ris-Orangis
|Group 3 race|
|Prix de Ris-Orangis|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1,200 metres (6f)|
|Qualification||Three-years-old and up|
|Weight||54½ kg (3yo); 57 kg (4yo+)|
1½ kg for fillies and mares
4 kg for Group 1 winners *
3 kg for Group 2 winners *
2 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since August 1 last year
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%
The Prix de Ris-Orangis is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Maisons-Laffitte over a distance of 1,200 metres (about 6 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.
The event was established in 1970, and it was initially called the Prix d'Evry. It was named after a new racecourse at Evry which was then under construction. The inaugural running of the race was held at Saint-Cloud. It was originally contested over 1,600 metres by horses aged four or older, and it took place in early spring. It was transferred to Maisons-Laffitte in 1971, and simultaneously it was given Group 3 status.
The race moved to Evry upon the opening of the track in 1973. At the same time its title was changed to the Prix de Ris-Orangis. This refers to Ris-Orangis, a commune in which part of the new racecourse was situated.
There were several changes to the Prix de Ris-Orangis in 1987. Its distance was cut to 1,200 metres, the minimum age of participating horses was lowered to three, and it was switched to July. The racecourse at Evry closed after the 1996 season, and so the event was moved to a different venue, Deauville, in 1997.
The Prix de Ris-Orangis was held at Maisons-Laffitte in 2006, and it was transferred back to Deauville the following year. The race returned to Maisons-Laffitte in 2009.
Leading jockey (4 wins):
- Yves Saint-Martin – El Rastro (1974, 1975), Nadjar (1980), Naishakar (1984)
Leading trainer (4 wins):
- Angel Penna, Sr. – Gift Card (1973), El Rastro (1974, 1975, 1976)
Leading owner (4 wins):
- Daniel Wildenstein – El Rastro (1974, 1975, 1976), Vertige (1986)
Winners since 1979
|1979||El Muleta||4||Freddy Head||François Boutin||Antonio Boesso|
|1980||Nadjar||4||Yves Saint-Martin||Aage Paus||Gunnar Schjelderup|
|1981||Hilal||5||Alfred Gibert||Mitri Saliba||Mahmoud Fustok|
|1982||Big John||4||Alain Lequeux||E. Chevalier du Fau||John Michael|
|1983||Princes Gate||6||Trevor Rogers||Harry Thomson Jones||Hamdan Al Maktoum||1:51.80|
|1984||Naishakar||5||Yves Saint-Martin||Alain de Royer-Dupré||HH Aga Khan IV||1:43.20|
|1985||Truculent||4||Freddy Head||Criquette Head||Jacques Wertheimer||1:39.60|
|1986||Vertige||4||Eric Legrix||Patrick Biancone||Daniel Wildenstein||1:52.70|
|1987||Handsome Sailor||4||Ron Quinton||Barry Hills||Robert Sangster||1:08.55|
|1988||Export Price||4||Freddy Head||Pascal Bary||Ecurie I. M. Farès||1:12.77|
|1989||Cricket Ball||6||Gérald Mossé||John Fellows||Robin Scully||1:10.87|
|1990||Ron's Victory||3||Tony Cruz||Alain Falourd||J. S. Moss||1:08.73|
|1991||Divine Danse||3||Guy Guignard||Criquette Head||Ecurie Aland||1:10.43|
|1992||Wedding of the Sea||3||Thierry Jarnet||André Fabre||Sheikh Mohammed||1:10.69|
|1993||Three for Fantasy||3||Olivier Peslier||Nicolas Clément||Anne de Contades||1:11.19|
|1994||West Man||3||Sylvain Guillot||Robert Collet||Henri Chalhoub||1:09.87|
|1995||Diffident||3||Thierry Jarnet||André Fabre||Sheikh Mohammed||1:13.79|
|1996||Miesque's Son||4||Cash Asmussen||John Hammond||Niarchos Family||1:09.23|
|1997||Monaassib||6||Daragh O'Donohoe||Ed Dunlop||Maktoum Al Maktoum||1:09.80|
|1998||Keos||4||Cash Asmussen||John Hammond||Niarchos Family||1:10.60|
|1999||Keos||5||Cash Asmussen||John Hammond||Niarchos Family||1:11.10|
|2000||Gorse||5||Gérald Mossé||Henry Candy||Girsonfield Ltd||1:12.60|
|2001||Sartorial||5||Seb Sanders||Peter Makin||Gretta Sarfaty Marchant||1:10.60|
|2002||Zipping||3||Davy Bonilla||Robert Collet||Richard C. Strauss||1:09.40|
|2003||Swedish Shave||5||Thierry Jarnet||Richard Gibson||Sten Thynell||1:08.90|
|2004||The Trader||6||Fergus Sweeney||Michael Blanshard||Mrs C. J. Ward||1:10.70|
|2005||Striking Ambition||5||Thierry Thulliez||Roger Charlton||Peter Webb||1:09.30|
|2006||Presto Shinko||5||Thierry Thulliez||Richard Hannon||Major Tony Everett||1:11.70|
|2007||Tiza||5||Christophe Soumillon||Alain de Royer-Dupré||James L. Atkinson||1:11.20|
|2008||Mariol||5||Sébastien Maillot||Robert Collet||Vidal Family||1:10.60|
|2009||Tiza||7||Dominique Boeuf||Alain de Royer-Dupré||Jean-Claude Seroul||1:11.20|
- 1970 - Prince Regent
- 1971 - Dictus
- 1972 -
- 1973 - Gift Card
- 1974 - El Rastro
- 1975 - El Rastro
- 1976 - El Rastro
- 1977 - Mittainvilliers
- 1978 - Sanedtki
- france-galop.com – A Brief History: Prix de Ris-Orangis.
- galop.courses-france.com – Prix de Ris-Orangis – Palmarès depuis 1983.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix de Ris-Orangis (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Prix de Ris-Orangis.
- Recurring events established in 1970 – the Prix de Ris-Orangis is included under its original title, Prix d'Evry.