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Prix de la Porte Maillot

Group 3 race
Prix de la Porte Maillot
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1867
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,400 metres (7f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 54 kg (3yo); 58 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3½ kg for Group 1 winners *
3½ kg if two Group 2 wins *
2½ kg if one Group 2 win *
2½ kg if two Group 3 wins *
1½ kg if one Group 3 win *
* since October 1 last year
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix de la Porte Maillot 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 1,400 metres (about 7 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June or early July.

It is named after the Porte Maillot, a gateway to the Bois de Boulogne which separates the city of Paris from the commune of Neuilly-sur-Seine. From here the Avenue de Longchamp leads towards the racecourse. A race with this title has been regularly staged at the venue since 1867, although in its earlier years it was a minor event.

The profile of the Prix de la Porte Maillot was raised when it became part of the prestigious Grand Prix de Paris meeting in 1952. For the first three years it was contested over 1,600 metres, and it was then cut to 1,400 metres in 1955. The race has continued to be held at Longchamp without exception, but it is no longer run on the same day as the Grand Prix de Paris. The fastest winning time over its present length is 1m 18.3s, which was achieved by Lucky Strike in 2003.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Freddy HeadDedini (1967), African Joy (1983), Vilikaia (1985), Funambule (1990)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • Criquette Head-MaarekVilikaia (1985), Balbonella (1987), Blue Note (1988), Funambule (1990), Borodislew (1993, dead heat), Occupandiste (1997)

Leading owner (3 wins):

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 El Muleta 4 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Antonio Boesso
1980 Luck of the Draw 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Sir Michael Sobell
1981 Gosport 5 Jean-Claude Desaint J. C. Cunnington Jean Laborde
1982 Exclusive Order 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Paul de Moussac
1983 African Joy 4 Freddy Head David Smaga Hubert Mamo
1984 Never So Bold 4 Steve Cauthen Robert Armstrong Edward Kessly
1985 Vilikaia 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head Robert Sangster
1986 Northern Premier 3 Cash Asmussen Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok
1987 Balbonella 3 Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum
1988 Blue Note 3 Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 1:22.1
1989 Gabina 4 Eric Legrix J. C. Cunnington Jürgen Schiefelbein 1:22.0
1990 Funambule 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head Etti Plesch 1:25.0
1991 Tiangar 3 William Mongil Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:21.3
1992 Dilum 3 Alan Munro Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 1:20.4

1993

Borodislew (DH) 3 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head John T. L. Jones, Jr. 1:19.7

1993

Nidd (DH) 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:19.7
1994 Unblest 3 Cash Asmussen James Fanshawe 3rd Baron Vestey 1:19.9
1995 Cherokee Rose 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Sheikh Mohammed 1:22.3
1996 A Magicman 4 Neil Grant Hartmut Steguweit Stall Dagobert 1:20.3
1997 Occupandiste 4 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:21.2
1998 Donkey Engine 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Marquesa de Moratalla 1:18.8
1999 Tumbleweed Ridge 6 Michael Tebbutt Brian Meehan Tumbleweed Partnership 1:20.0
2000 Josr Algarhoud 4 Sylvain Guillot Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:19.4
2001 Tertullian 6 Filip Minarik Peter Schiergen Gestüt Schlenderhan 1:19.2
2002 War Zone 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:20.3
2003 Lucky Strike 5 Adrie de Vries Jan Pubben Stall Lucky Stables 1:18.3
2004 Charming Groom 5 Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:20.7

2005

Brunel (DH) 4 Darryll Holland William Haggas Highclere T'bred Racing X 1:19.8

2005

Coupe de Champe (DH) 4 Christophe Lemaire Patrick Tual Jacques Seror 1:19.8
2006 Marchand d'Or 3 Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Carla Giral 1:22.0
2007 Marchand d'Or 4 Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Carla Giral 1:19.9
2008 Vertigineux 4 Philippe Sogorb Carole Dufrèche C. & P. Dufrèche 1:19.9
2009 Smooth Operator 3 Maxime Guyon Mario Hofer Stall Jenny 1:20.0
2010 Joanna 3 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Claude Rouget Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:24.23

Earlier winners

  • 1952 - Guersant
  • 1953 - Cobalt
  • 1954 - Falstaff
  • 1955 -
  • 1956 - Verrieres
  • 1957 - Balbo
  • 1958 - Shut Up
  • 1959 - Radjah
  • 1960 - Debut
  • 1961 - Tertullien
  • 1962 - Prince Altana
  • 1963 - Linacre
  • 1964 - Kirkland Lake
  • 1965 - The Marshal
  • 1966 - Soleil
  • 1967 - Dedini
  • 1968 - Rosetta
  • 1969 - Democratie
  • 1970 - Great Heron
  • 1971 - Faraway Son
  • 1972 - Sallust
  • 1973 - Boldboy
  • 1974 - El Rastro
  • 1975 - Hamada
  • 1976 - Son of Silver
  • 1977 - Polyponder
  • 1978 -


References


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

See also



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