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Prix du Prince d'Orange

Group 3 race
Prix du Prince d'Orange
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1882
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
Weight 56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since January 1
Purse 80,000 (2009)
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

The Prix du Prince d'Orange is a Group 3 flat horse race in France which is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

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History

The event was established in 1882, and it was originally open to horses aged three or older. It was named in memory of Prince William of Orange (1840–1879), the eldest son of King William III of the Netherlands. The Prince lived in Paris, and he became a member of the Jockey-Club de Paris in 1863. Shortly before his death he took up racehorse ownership, but only one of his horses recorded a victory. In the early part of its history the Prix du Prince d'Orange was run over 2,400 metres, and it was staged at Longchamp.

The race was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1918. It was cancelled twice during World War II, in 1939 and 1940. It was temporarily switched to Le Tremblay in 1943 and 1944, where it was contested over 2,200 metres.

The regular distance of the Prix du Prince d'Orange was cut to 2,200 metres in 1963. It was shortened to 2,000 metres in 1972. The race was restricted to three-year-olds in 1994.

The Prix du Prince d'Orange has sometimes served as a trial for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (established in 1920). Five horses have won both events in the same year – Ksar, Motrico (twice), Ivanjica, Alleged and Saumarez.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • George Stern – Caius (1904), Biniou (1908, 1909), Gros Papa (1910, dead-heat), Floraison (1912), Dagor (1913)
  • Freddy HeadGoodly (1969), Hallez (1971), Ivanjica (1976), Carwhite (1977), Lovely Dancer (1983), Triptych (1988)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • André FabreCariellor (1985, dead-heat), In the Wings (1989), Arcangues (1992), Apple Tree (1993), Loup Sauvage (1997), State Shinto (1999)

Leading owner (5 wins):

Winners since 1980

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1980 Dunette 4 Georges Doleuze E. Chevalier du Fau Mrs Harry Love
1981 Vayrann 3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV
1982 General Holme 3 Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb Khalid Abdullah
1983 Lovely Dancer 3 Freddy Head Olivier Douieb Jacki Clérico
1984 Lovely Dancer 4 Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb Jacki Clérico

1985

Cariellor (DH) 4 Lester Piggott André Fabre Suzy Volterra

1985

Romildo (DH) 5 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Gerry Oldham
1986 Fitnah 4 Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Miss H. Al Maktoum
1987 Groom Dancer 3 Dominique Boeuf Tony Clout Marvin L. Warner, Jr. 2:16.7
1988 Triptych [1] 6 Freddy Head Patrick Biancone Peter M. Brant 2:04.9
1989 In the Wings 3 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:12.5
1990 Saumarez 3 Gérald Mossé Nicolas Clément Bruce McNall 2:11.5
1991 Passing Sale 4 David Bouland Bernard Sécly André Boutboul 2:10.5
1992 Arcangues 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:07.5
1993 Apple Tree 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Paul de Moussac 2:14.8
1994 Millkom 3 Jean-René Dubosc Jean-Claude Rouget Jean-Claude Gour 2:12.3
1995 Tamure 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:25.9
1996 Baroud d'Honneur 3 Franck Blondel Jean-François Bernard Axelle Nègre 2:17.5
1997 Loup Sauvage 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:14.0
1998 Quel Senor 3 Gérald Mossé François Doumen John D. Martin 2:11.6
1999 State Shinto 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:12.5
2000 Hightori 3 Gérald Mossé Philippe Demercastel Ecurie Bader 2:11.0
2001 Equerry 3 Jamie Spencer Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:10.4
2002 Tau Ceti 3 Thierry Jarnet John Hammond Niarchos Family 2:13.0
2003 Weightless 3 Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 2:05.9
2004 Delfos 3 Miguel Blancpain Carlos Laffon-Parias Leonidas Marinopoulos 2:09.4
2005 Corre Caminos 3 Thierry Jarnet Mikel Delzangles Marquesa de Moratalla 2:07.8
2006 Best Name 3 Christophe Lemaire Robert Collet Paul Vidal 2:14.1
2007 Literato 3 Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget Hervé Morin 2:07.3
2008 Never on Sunday 3 Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget Daniel-Yves Trèves 2:06.3
2009 Cirrus des Aigles 3 Franck Blondel Corine Barande-Barbe J. C. A. Dupouy 2:06.3

1 Lesotho finished first in 1988, but he was relegated to last place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

Earlier winners

  • 1882 - Octave
  • 1883 - Azur
  • 1884 - Azur
  • 1886 - Fricandeau
  • 1887 - Tenebreuse
  • 1888 - Athos
  • 1889 - Achille
  • 1890 - Wandora
  • 1891 -
  • 1892 - Fra Angelico
  • 1893 - Fra Angelico
  • 1894 - Ravioli
  • 1897 - Launay
  • 1898 - Gardefeu
  • 1899 - Jeanne Brunette
  • 1900 - Fourire
  • 1901 - Arkinglass
  • 1902 - La Camargo
  • 1903 - Maximum
  • 1904 - Caius
  • 1905 - Presto
  • 1906 - Montlieu
  • 1907 - Bethsaida
  • 1908 - Biniou
  • 1909 - Biniou
  • 1910 - Gros Papa / Ronde de Nuit *
  • 1911 - Alcantara
  • 1912 - Floraison
  • 1913 - Dagor
  • 1914–18 - no race
  • 1919 - Tullamore
  • 1920 - Cid Campeador
  • 1921 - Harpocrate
  • 1923 - Guercoeur
  • 1924 - Cadum
  • 1925 - Cadum
  • 1926 -
  • 1927 - Sac a Papier
  • 1928 - Finglas
  • 1929 - Kantar
  • 1931 - Lovelace
  • 1933 - Phlegeton
  • 1934 - Negundo
  • 1936 - Arkina
  • 1937 - Gonfalonier
  • 1938 - Vatellor
  • 1939–40 - no race
  • 1941 - Macaron
  • 1943 - Guirlande / Norseman *
  • 1944 - Folle Nuit
  • 1945 - Micipsa
  • 1946 - Achille
  • 1947 - Oviedo
  • 1948 - Yong Lo
  • 1949 -
  • 1950 - Medium
  • 1951 - Florian
  • 1952 - Silnet
  • 1953 - Worden
  • 1955 - Cordova
  • 1956 - Tanerko
  • 1957 - Tanerko
  • 1958 - Chief
  • 1960 - Charlottesville
  • 1961 - Wordpam
  • 1962 - Kistinie
  • 1963 - Soltikoff
  • 1964 - Le Fabuleux
  • 1966 - Pasquin
  • 1967 - Carmarthen
  • 1968 - Petrone
  • 1969 - Goodly
  • 1970 - A Chara
  • 1971 - Hallez
  • 1972 -
  • 1973 - Toujours Pret
  • 1974 - On My Way
  • 1975 - Kasteel
  • 1977 - Carwhite
  • 1979 - Rusticaro

* The 1910 and 1943 races were dead-heats and have joint winners.

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Prix du Prince d'Orange (2009).

See also



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