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Prix de Saint-Georges

Group 3 race
Prix de Saint-Georges
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1929
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,000 metres (5f)
Track Turf, straight
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 54 kg (3yo); 58 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
1 kg if not Group placed *
Penalties
4 kg for Group 1 winners *
3 kg for Group 2 winners *
3 kg if two Group 3 wins *
2 kg if one Group 3 win *
* since June 1 last year
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix de Saint-Georges is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,000 metres (about 5 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was established in 1929, and it was named after the stud farm Haras de Saint-Georges, located in the Allier department near to Moulins. This was owned by Emmanuel d'Harcourt (1844–1928), who was a former president of one of the sport's governing bodies at that time, the Société d'Encouragement. He was also commemorated by the title of another race at Longchamp, the Prix d'Harcourt.

The Prix de Saint-Georges was cancelled in 1940 because of World War II, and from 1943 to 1945 it was temporarily switched to Maisons-Laffitte. The only subsequent departure from its regular venue was in 1968, when it was held at Chantilly.

The European Pattern system for grading flat races, introduced in 1971, presently classes the Prix de Saint-Georges at Group 3 level. It is one of four open-age "Group" races in France which are run over the sprint distance of 1,000 metres. It is followed by the Prix du Gros Chêne in June, the Prix du Petit Couvert in September and the Prix de l'Abbaye in early October. The fastest winning time in the Prix de Saint-Georges is 55.2s, which was recorded by both Sainte Marine in 1998 and Peace Offering in 2007.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinJannic (1960), Fortino (1962), Montgomery (1971), Adraan (1980), Last Tycoon (1986)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • François Mathet – Polic (1957), Texana (1958), Jannic (1960), Fortino (1962), Adraan (1980)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • François DupréPolic (1957), Texana (1958), Jannic (1960), Fortino (1962)
  • Monica Sheriffe – Constans (1972, 1973, 1974), Sharpo (1981)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Adraan 3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV
1981 Sharpo 4 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Monica Sheriffe
1982 Blue Courtier 5 Alain Bredillet Daniel Becquemin Arve Farestveit
1983 Sky Lawyer 5 Gérard Dubroeucq Raymond Touflan Ecurie Chandre-Cozzi 0:59.10
1984 Sicyos 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head Haras d'Etreham 0:56.60
1985 Parioli 4 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Danny Arnold 0:55.80
1986 Last Tycoon 3 Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 0:56.20
1987 Tenue de Soiree 3 Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Haras d'Etreham 0:56.50
1988 Glifahda 5 Freddy Head David Smaga Baron Thierry van Zuylen 0:59.10
1989 Holst 5 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 0:56.40
1990 Ron's Victory 3 Tony Cruz Alain Falourd J. S. Moss 0:58.10
1991 Pont-Aven 4 Cash Asmussen Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 1:00.30
1992 Elbio 5 Steve Cauthen Peter Makin Brian Brackpool 0:56.90
1993 Robin des Pins 5 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 0:57.10
1994 West Man 3 William Mongil Robert Collet Henri Chalhoub 0:57.80
1995 Struggler 3 Frédéric Sanchez Carlos Laffon-Parias Hamad Ali 0:58.20
1996 Anabaa 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 0:59.60
1997 Hever Golf Rose 6 Seb Sanders Joe Naughton Hever Racing Club 0:59.80
1998 Sainte Marine 3 Dominique Boeuf Robert Collet Richard C. Strauss 0:55.20
1999 Black Rock Desert 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 0:57.50
2000 Sampower Star 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 0:58.90
2001 Dananeyev 5 Olivier Doleuze Carlos Laffon-Parias Wertheimer et Frère 0:56.00
2002 Maybe Forever 3 Yutaka Take Carlos Laffon-Parias Maktoum Al Maktoum 0:56.90
2003 Best Walking 4 Thierry Jarnet Werner Hefter Stall Cimba 0:56.00
2004 The Trader 6 Jamie Spencer Michael Blanshard Mrs C. J. Ward 0:56.80
2005 Chineur 4 Christophe Lemaire Mikel Delzangles Marquesa de Moratalla 0:57.70
2006 Latona 4 Thierry Gillet Jonathan Pease John Goelet 0:56.70
2007 Peace Offering 7 Adrian Nicholls David Nicholls Lady O'Reilly 0:55.20
2008 Only Answer 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Wertheimer et Frère 0:57.00
2009 Mood Music [1] 5 Maxime Guyon Mario Hofer WH Sport International 0:55.78
2010 Marchand d'Or 7 Davy Bonilla Mikel Delzangles Mme Jean-Louis Giral 0:55.90

1 Inxile finished first in 2009, but he was relegated to third place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1929 -
  • 1930 - Zambelli
  • 1931 -
  • 1932 - My Beauty
  • 1933 -
  • 1934 - Makila
  • 1935 - If
  • 1936 -
  • 1937 - Iskandar
  • 1938 - Turbator
  • 1939 -
  • 1940 - no race
  • 1941 - Thread
  • 1942 - Djerme
  • 1943 - Fine Art
  • 1944 -
  • 1945 -
  • 1946 - Boree
  • 1947 - Thiercelin
  • 1948 - Merry Maid
  • 1949 - Rio
  • 1950 - Sarrau
  • 1951 - Fast Street
  • 1952 -
  • 1953 - Aria Viva
  • 1954 -
  • 1955 - Basque
  • 1956 - Palariva
  • 1957 - Polic
  • 1958 - Texana
  • 1959 - Blysmus
  • 1960 - Jannic
  • 1961 - Carissimo
  • 1962 - Fortino
  • 1963 - L'Epinay
  • 1964 - Takawalk
  • 1965 - Polyfoto
  • 1966 - Yours
  • 1967 - Yours
  • 1968 - Tudor Black
  • 1969 -
  • 1970 - Prime Action
  • 1971 - Montgomery
  • 1972 - Constans
  • 1973 - Constans
  • 1974 - Constans
  • 1975 - Flirting Around
  • 1976 - Girl Friend
  • 1977 - Girl Friend
  • 1978 - Polyponder
  • 1979 - King of Macedon


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix de Saint-Georges (2009).

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