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Prix du Palais-Royal

Group 3 race
Prix du Palais Royal
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1968
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); 59 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
3 kg if two Group 2 wins *
2 kg if one Group 2 win *
2 kg if two Group 3 wins *
1 kg if one Group 3 win *
* since July 1 last year
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix du Palais Royal 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 May or early June.

The event is named after the Palais-Royal, a palace and an associated garden located in Paris. The race was established in 1968, and with one exception — the 1996 running at Deauville — it has always taken place at Longchamp. Its distance has remained at 1,400 metres since its creation. Prior to its launch there had been a different event at Saint-Cloud with a similar title, the "Prix Palais Royal". This was named after a racehorse called Palais Royal, the runner-up in the 1928 St. Leger Stakes.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Freddy HeadRegent Street (1969), Prince Mab (1981), Honeyland (1983), Funambule (1990), Robin des Pins (1992)
  • Cash AsmussenBon Vent (1988), Polish Precedent (1989), Polski Boy (1991), Voleris (1993), Cherokee Rose (1995)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • André FabreBon Vent (1988), Polish Precedent (1989), Lunasalt (2001), Art Master (2005)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Daniel WildensteinAfrican Sky (1973), Gravelines (1976), Bon Vent (1988), Blu Air Force (2000)

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Baptism 4 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree John Hay Whitney
1981 Prince Mab 3 Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer
1982 Indian King 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood J. Levy
1983 Honeyland 4 Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer
1984 Harlow 4 George Duffield Sir Mark Prescott John E. Anthony
1985 Spectacular Joke 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Paul de Moussac
1986 Comrade in Arms 4 Gérard Dubroeucq Philippe Lallié D. W. Molins
1987 Turkish Ruler 4 Jorge Velásquez Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok
1988 Bon Vent 3 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:22.0
1989 Polish Precedent 3 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:22.3
1990 Funambule 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head Etti Plesch 1:23.2
1991 Polski Boy 3 Cash Asmussen Robert Collet René Aubert 1:22.7
1992 Robin des Pins 4 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:22.7
1993 Voleris 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond David Thompson 1:21.4
1994 Young Ern 4 Richard Quinn Simon Dow M. F. Kentish 1:23.9
1995 Cherokee Rose 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Sheikh Mohammed 1:25.9
1996 Mistle Cat 6 Wendyll Woods Sean Woods Peter K. L. Chu 1:27.5
1997 Nombre Premier 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Marquesa de Moratalla 1:19.3
1998 Hidden Meadow 4 Olivier Peslier Ian Balding George Strawbridge 1:20.2
1999 Russian Revival 6 Ray Cochrane John Gosden Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:17.9
2000 Blu Air Force 3 Olivier Peslier Bruno Grizzetti Daniel Wildenstein 1:20.4
2001 Lunasalt 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 1:20.2
2002 Frenchmans Bay 4 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton Michael Pescod 1:21.7
2003 Saratan 6 Stéphane Pasquier Mikel Delzangles Marquesa de Moratalla 1:21.6
2004 Puppeteer 4 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré 6C Racing Ltd 1:19.8
2005 Art Master 4 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:18.6
2006 Satri 4 Olivier Peslier Jean-Marie Béguigné Enrico Ciampi 1:20.1
2007 Garnica 4 Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget Edmund A. Gann 1:25.6
2008 Garnica 5 Stéphane Pasquier David Nicholls O'Reilly / Maher 1:21.0
2009 Dunkerque [1] 4 Dominique Boeuf Criquette Head-Maarek Alec Head 1:19.4
2010 Dalghar 4 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:17.40

1 As de Trebol finished first in 2009, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1968 - Holy Smoke
  • 1969 - Regent Street
  • 1970 - Yellow God
  • 1971 - Assouan
  • 1972 - Hadrianus
  • 1973 - African Sky
  • 1974 - Sincerely
  • 1975 - Dandy Lute
  • 1976 - Gravelines
  • 1977 - Diligo
  • 1978 - Pas de Deux
  • 1979 - By the Sea


References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix du Palais Royal (2009).

See also



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