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Prix de la Nonette

Group 3 race
Prix de la Nonette
Location Deauville Racecourse
Deauville, France
Inaugurated 1952
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Darley
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 57 kg
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix de la Nonette 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 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

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History

The event was established in 1952, and it was originally held at Longchamp. It was named after the Nonette river, a tributary of the Oise in northern France. It was initially contested over 2,200 metres, and it was then extended to 2,400 metres in 1959. It was shortened to 2,100 metres in 1961.

The Prix de la Nonette was transferred to Deauville in 1980, and at the same time its distance was cut to 2,000 metres. The event subsequently returned to Longchamp for two brief periods — 1984–85 and 1989–91 — but it has otherwise remained at Deauville.

The race often serves as a trial for the following month's Prix Vermeille. The first horse to win both contests was Lezghinka in 1960, and the most recent was Pearly Shells in 2002.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Freddy HeadHecuba (1969), Pistol Packer (1971), Detroit (1980), Fitnah (1985), Grafin (1994), Matiara (1995)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • André FabreSierra Roberta (1989), Colour Chart (1990), Luna Wells (1996), Diamilina (2001), Grey Lilas (2004), Tashelka (2007)

Leading owner (3 wins):

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 Pitasia Alfred Gibert Aage Paus Sir Douglas Clague
1980 Detroit Freddy Head Olivier Douieb Robert Sangster 2:06.0
1981 Leandra Alain Lequeux Pierre Pelat Baron Thierry van Zuylen
1982 Grease Gary W. Moore François Boutin Josephine Abercrombie
1983 Sharaya Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:07.7
1984 Northern Trick Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 2:04.3
1985 Fitnah Freddy Head Criquette Head Miss H. Al Maktoum 2:06.2
1986 Galunpe Alfred Gibert Bernard Sécly J. M. Aubry-Dumand 2:15.9
1987 Karmiska Gérald Mossé François Boutin Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:10.9
1988 Animatrice Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:09.5
1989 Sierra Roberta Cash Asmussen André Fabre Paul de Moussac 2:05.6
1990 Colour Chart Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:06.8
1991 Caerlina Eric Legrix Jean de Roualle Kaichi Nitta 2:12.7
1992 River Nymph Gérald Mossé Jean de Roualle Mrs Charles Thieriot 2:18.7
1993 Shemaka Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:06.8
1994 Grafin Freddy Head François Boutin Sheikh Mohammed 2:14.9
1995 Matiara Freddy Head Criquette Head Ecurie Aland 2:11.3
1996 Luna Wells [1] Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:10.7
1997 Dust Dancer Pat Eddery John Dunlop Hesmonds Stud 2:13.9
1998 Zainta Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:10.5
1999 Star of Akkar Thierry Gillet Jean-Claude Rouget Marquesa de Moratalla 2:13.7
2000 Di Moi Oui Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Grundy Bloodstock Ltd 2:13.1
2001 Diamilina Olivier Peslier André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:10.6
2002 Pearly Shells Christophe Soumillon François Rohaut 6C Racing Ltd 2:09.3
2003 State of Art Dominique Boeuf David Smaga Baron Thierry van Zuylen 2:09.2
2004 Grey Lilas Gary Stevens André Fabre Gestüt Ammerland 2:29.8
2005 Viane Rose Ioritz Mendizabal Jean-Claude Rouget Antonio Caro 2:11.9
2006 Germance Ioritz Mendizabal Jean-Claude Rouget Nelson Radwan 2:11.2
2007 Tashelka Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:10.2
2008 Lady Marian Dominique Boeuf Werner Baltromei R'stall Gestüt Hachtsee 2:06.7
2009 Charity Belle Frankie Dettori John Gosden Princess Haya of Jordan 2:07.3

1 Bint Salsabil and Bint Shadayid finished first and second in 1996, but the race was awarded to the third-placed horse.

Earlier winners

  • 1952 - Harbour Grace
  • 1953 - Gourabe
  • 1954 - Chimere Fabuleuse
  • 1955 - Anne
  • 1956 - Yasmin
  • 1957 - Denisy
  • 1958 - Djelouba
  • 1959 - Matchiche
  • 1960 - Lezghinka
  • 1961 - La Bergerette
  • 1962 - Salinas
  • 1963 - Royal Girl
  • 1964 -
  • 1965 - Tinganeve
  • 1966 - Bubunia
  • 1967 - Silver Cloud
  • 1968 - Pola Bella
  • 1969 - Hecuba
  • 1970 - Popkins
  • 1971 - Pistol Packer
  • 1972 - Rescousse
  • 1973 - Gay Style
  • 1974 - Paulista
  • 1976 - Theia
  • 1977 - Kamicia
  • 1978 - Tempus Fugit


References


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

See also



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