Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud

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Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud
Group 1 race
Location Saint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
Inaugurated 1904
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres (1½ miles)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Purse €400,000 (2012)
1st: €228,560

The Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Saint-Cloud over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1904, and it was originally called the Prix du Président de la République. It was initially contested at Maisons-Laffitte over 2,500 metres by horses aged three or older. It was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. It resumed at Saint-Cloud in 1919.

The race was cancelled once during World War II, in 1940. Its original title was discarded in 1941, following the end of the French Third Republic. The newly named Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud was run at Longchamp (1941–42), Maisons-Laffitte (1943, 1945) and Le Tremblay (1944) before returning to Saint-Cloud in 1946.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud was classed at Group 1 level. It was cut to 2,400 metres in 1987, and closed to three-year-olds in 2005.

The Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud became part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2011. The winner now earns an automatic invitation to compete in the same year's Breeders' Cup Turf.[1]

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Nino – 1926, 1927
  • Tanerko – 1957, 1958
  • Rheingold1972, 1973
  • Helissio1996, 1997
  • Ange Gabriel – 2002, 2003

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinRelko (1964), Rheingold (1972, 1973), Dahlia (1974), Shakapour (1980, dead-heat), Akarad (1981), Strawberry Road (1985)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • François Mathet – Tanerko (1957, 1958), Dicta Drake (1961), Match (1962), Relko (1964), Exceller (1977), Shakapour (1980, dead-heat), Akarad (1981)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacCorrida (1936), Djebel (1942), Ardan (1945), Coaraze (1946), Goyama (1948)

Winners since 1970[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1970 Gyr 3 Bill Williamson Etienne Pollet Winston Guest 2:36.80
1971 Ramsin 4 Henri Samani Geoffroy Watson Thierry van Zuylen 2:43.70
1972 Rheingold 3 Yves Saint-Martin Barry Hills Henry Zeisel 2:41.90
1973 Rheingold 4 Yves Saint-Martin Barry Hills Henry Zeisel 2:35.60
1974 Dahlia 4 Yves Saint-Martin Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:39.40
1975 Un Kopeck 4 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Jacques Marx 2:38.00
1976 Riverqueen 3 Freddy Head Christian Datessen Ghislaine Head 2:34.90
1977 Exceller 4 Freddy Head François Mathet Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:32.80
1978 Guadanini 4 Henri Samani Richard Carver, Jr. Joseph Kaida 2:41.70
1979 Gay Mecene 4 Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:33.40
1980
(dh)
Dunette
Shakapour
4
3
Georges Doleuze
Yves Saint-Martin
E. Chevalier du Fau
François Mathet
Mrs Harry Love
HH Aga Khan IV
2:39.80
1981 Akarad 3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 2:38.90
1982 Glint of Gold 4 Pat Eddery Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:41.40
1983 Diamond Shoal 4 Steve Cauthen Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:34.90
1984 Teenoso 4 Lester Piggott Geoff Wragg Eric Moller 2:34.50
1985 Strawberry Road 6 Yves Saint-Martin Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:34.50
1986 Acatenango 4 Steve Cauthen Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Fährhof 2:37.20
1987 Moon Madness 4 Pat Eddery John Dunlop Duchess of Norfolk 2:26.50
1988 Village Star 5 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Tony Richards 2:36.30
1989 Sheriff's Star 4 Tony Ives Lady Herries Duchess of Norfolk 2:35.80
1990 In the Wings 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:29.60
1991 Epervier Bleu 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:28.10
1992 Pistolet Bleu 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:30.30
1993 User Friendly 4 George Duffield Clive Brittain Bill Gredley 2:28.50
1994 Apple Tree 5 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sultan Al Kabeer 2:30.60
1995 Carnegie 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:35.20
1996 Helissio 3 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:27.40
1997 Helissio 4 Cash Asmussen Elie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:29.50
1998 Fragrant Mix 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:31.30
1999 El Condor Pasa 4 Masayoshi Ebina Yoshitaka Ninomiya Takashi Watanabe 2:28.80
2000 Montjeu 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Michael Tabor 2:31.40
2001 Mirio 4 Christophe Soumillon J. M. de Choubersky Erik Soderberg 2:29.30
2002 Ange Gabriel 4 Thierry Jarnet Eric Libaud Antonia Devin 2:28.60
2003 Ange Gabriel 5 Thierry Jarnet Eric Libaud Antonia Devin 2:30.90
2004 Gamut 5 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Gay Smith 2:36.10
2005 Alkaased 5 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani Mike Charlton 2:31.30
2006 Pride 6 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré NP Bloodstock Ltd 2:35.90
2007 Mountain High 5 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Magnier / Tabor 2:29.70
2008 Youmzain 5 Richard Hughes Mick Channon Jaber Abdullah 2:28.20
2009 Spanish Moon 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute Khalid Abdullah 2:27.40
2010 Plumania 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Wertheimer et Frère 2:34.40
2011 Sarafina 4 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:34.40
2012 Meandre 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Rothschild Family 2:31.50
2013 Novellist 4 Ryan Moore Andreas Wöhler Dr Christoph Berglar 2:31.12
2014 Spiritjim 4 Christophe Lemaire Pascal Bary Hspirit 2:34.83

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1904: Gouvernant
  • 1905: Finasseur
  • 1906: Maintenon
  • 1907: Querido
  • 1908: Sea Sick
  • 1909: Verdun
  • 1910: Oversight
  • 1911: Ossian
  • 1912: De Viris
  • 1913: Predicateur
  • 1914: Sardanapale
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Radames
  • 1920: Eugene de Savoie
  • 1921: Pomme de Terre
  • 1922: Kircubbin
  • 1923: Bahadur
  • 1924: Pot au Feu
  • 1925: Cadum
  • 1926: Nino
  • 1927: Nino
  • 1928: Mon Talisman
  • 1929: Bubbles
  • 1930: Feb
  • 1931: Barneveldt
  • 1932: Prince Rose
  • 1933: Macaroni
  • 1934: Assuerus
  • 1935: Louqsor
  • 1936: Corrida
  • 1937: Vatellor
  • 1938: Victrix
  • 1939: Genievre
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Maurepas
  • 1942: Djebel
  • 1943: Escamillo
  • 1944: Un Gaillard
  • 1945: Ardan
  • 1946: Coaraze
  • 1947: Yong Lo
  • 1948: Goyama
  • 1949: Medium
  • 1950: Ocarina
  • 1951: Violoncelle
  • 1952: Fast Fox
  • 1953: Magnific
  • 1954: Banassa
  • 1955: Chingacgook
  • 1956: Burgos / Oroso *
  • 1957: Tanerko
  • 1958: Tanerko
  • 1959: Herbager
  • 1960: Sheshoon
  • 1961: Dicta Drake
  • 1962: Match
  • 1963: Exbury
  • 1964: Relko
  • 1965: Sea Bird
  • 1966: Sea Hawk
  • 1967: Taneb
  • 1968: Hopeful Venture
  • 1969: Felicio

* The 1956 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule". breederscup.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.