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Prix du Conseil de Paris

Group 2 race
Prix du Conseil de Paris
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1893
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres (1½ miles)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 55 kg (3yo); 58 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since January 1
Purse 130,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 57%, 2nd: 22%
3rd: 10.5%, 4th: 7%
5th: 3.5%

The Prix du Conseil de Paris is a Group 2 flat horse race in France which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.

Contents

History

The event was established in 1893, and it was originally called the Prix du Conseil Municipal. It was named after Paris Municipal Council, which funded the event, and which had signed a new leasehold of Longchamp Racecourse in July 1891.

It was the second major international race to be launched by the Société d'Encouragement – the first was the Grand Prix de Paris thirty years earlier. Unlike that event, which was restricted to three-year-olds, the new race was open to horses aged three or older. The basic weights were initially set at 53 kg for three-year-olds and 58 kg for their elders. A penalty of up to 6 kg could be incurred for a horse's previous performances. With a winner's prize of 100,000 francs, it was the second richest race in France (behind the Grand Prix de Paris). Prior to the introduction of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the Prix du Conseil Municipal was the most prestigious event of Longchamp's autumn schedule.

Before the outbreak of World War I, the race was regularly contested by horses trained outside France. Three British horses were successful during this period, but the most celebrated challenger, Pretty Polly, was defeated in 1904. The event was abandoned throughout the war, with no running from 1914 to 1918. When the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was introduced in 1920, the Prix du Conseil Municipal was initially scheduled to take place one week later. The interval was increased to a fortnight in 1925.

The Prix du Conseil Municipal was cancelled only once during World War II, in 1939. It was temporarily switched to Auteuil in 1940, and to Le Tremblay in 1943 and 1944. Its distance was extended to 2,600 metres at Auteuil, and it was cut to 2,300 metres at Le Tremblay.

When the present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, the Prix du Conseil Municipal was classed at Group 2 level. Its title was changed to the Prix du Conseil de Paris in 1974, as a consequence of reforms to the statutes of Paris.

Records

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Rae Johnstone – Assuerus (1933), Vandale (1946), Espace Vital (1948), Worden (1952)
  • Yves Saint-MartinZamazaan (1968), Recupere (1973), Sagace (1983), Lashkari (1984)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • André FabreVillage Star (1987), Sunshack (1994), De Quest (1995), First Magnitude (1999), Crimson Quest (2000), Crossharbour (2008)

Leading owner (6 wins):

  • HH Aga Khan IVZamazaan (1968), Kamaraan (1974, 1975), Lashkari (1984), Altayan (1986), Daramsar (2006)

Winners since 1978

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1978 Noir et Or 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Paul de Moussac 2:34.0
1979 Salpinx 3 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Peter Goulandris 2:36.8
1980 En Calcat 4 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Pierre Barthe 2:41.3
1981 Rahotep 3 Jean-Luc Kessas Bernard Sécly Jean-Claude Weill 2:45.7
1982 Marasali 4 Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb Serge Fradkoff 2:51.7
1983 Sagace 3 Yves Saint-Martin Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:33.8
1984 Lashkari 3 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:46.4
1985 Jupiter Island 6 Tony Ives Clive Brittain Marquess of Tavistock 2:34.6
1986 Altayan 3 Olivier Poirier Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:35.1
1987 Village Star 4 Steve Cauthen André Fabre A. J. Richards 2:44.2
1988 Her Highness 4 Richard Briard Georges Bridgland Georges Bridgland 2:40.5
1989 Robore 4 Alfred Gibert Noël Pelat Marquis de Geoffre 2:30.4
1990 Passing Sale 3 Gérald Mossé Bernard Sécly André Boutboul 2:35.8
1991 Sleeping Car 3 Eric Legrix Pascal Bary Tomokazu Iizuka 2:37.6
1992 Garden of Heaven 3 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Brian Voak 2:41.0
1993 Dancienne 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Hideo Yokoyama 2:47.7
1994 Sunshack 3 Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:34.5
1995 De Quest 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:27.4
1996 Annaba 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:37.2
1997 Majorien 3 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:37.2
1998 Blushing Risk 3 Gérald Mossé Henri-Alex Pantall Patricia Beck 2:49.1
1999 First Magnitude 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:35.3
2000 Crimson Quest 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sultan Al Kabeer 2:34.4
2001 Yavana's Pace 9 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston Joan Keaney 2:44.4
2002 Ange Gabriel 4 Thierry Jarnet Eric Libaud Antonia Devin 2:40.7
2003 Vallee Enchantee 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:29.3
2004 Pride 4 Davy Bonilla Alain de Royer-Dupré NP Bloodstock Ltd 2:39.1
2005 Montare 3 Christophe Lemaire Jonathan Pease George Strawbridge 2:32.1
2006 Daramsar 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:30.9
2007 Montare 5 Christophe Lemaire Jonathan Pease George Strawbridge 2:29.4
2008 Crossharbour 4 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:34.7
2009 Cirrus des Aigles 3 Franck Blondel Corine Barande-Barbe J. C. A. Dupouy 2:33.5

Earlier winners

  • 1893 - Callistrate
  • 1894 - Best Man
  • 1897 - Winkfield's Pride
  • 1898 - Gardefeu
  • 1899 - Libaros
  • 1900 - Codoman
  • 1901 - Kilmarnock
  • 1902 - La Camargo
  • 1903 - La Camargo
  • 1904 - Presto
  • 1905 - Macdonald II
  • 1907 - Luzerne
  • 1908 - Biniou
  • 1909 - Hag to Hag
  • 1910 - Ossian
  • 1911 - Basse Pointe
  • 1912 - Shannon
  • 1914–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Loisir
  • 1920 - Meddlesome Maid
  • 1921 - Flechois
  • 1922 - Le Prodige
  • 1923 - Dauphin
  • 1924 - Tricard
  • 1925 - Nid d'Or
  • 1926 - Olibrius
  • 1927 - Cerulea
  • 1928 - Balmoral
  • 1930 - Erodion
  • 1931 - Sans Ame
  • 1932 - Macaroni
  • 1933 - Assuerus
  • 1934 - Cadmus
  • 1935 - Come In
  • 1936 - Cousine
  • 1937 - Sanguinetto
  • 1938 - Nica
  • 1939 - no race
  • 1940 - Porphyros
  • 1941 - Horatius
  • 1942 - Porphyros
  • 1943 - Royalhunter
  • 1944 - Galene
  • 1945 - Basileus
  • 1946 - Vandale
  • 1947 - Goyama
  • 1948 - Espace Vital
  • 1949 - Vela
  • 1950 - Violoncelle
  • 1951 -
  • 1952 - Worden
  • 1953 - Savoyard
  • 1954 - Clochard
  • 1955 - Mahan
  • 1956 - Arcadius
  • 1957 - Thila
  • 1958 - Tombeur
  • 1959 - Blue Net
  • 1960 - Astana
  • 1961 - Carteret
  • 1962 - Arcor
  • 1963 - Nyrcos
  • 1964 - Timmy Lad
  • 1965 - Hammam
  • 1966 - Pasquin
  • 1967 - Bagdad
  • 1969 - Karabas
  • 1970 - Armos
  • 1971 - Ex Libris
  • 1972 - Monsieur D
  • 1973 - Recupere
  • 1974 - Kamaraan
  • 1975 - Kamaraan
  • 1976 - On My Way
  • 1977 - Monseigneur


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix du Conseil de Paris (2009).

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1893 – this race is included under its original title, Prix du Conseil Municipal.



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