Prix Daniel Wildenstein

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Prix Daniel Wildenstein
Group 2 race
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1882
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Qatar
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 56 kg (3yo); 57½ kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
2 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg if two Group 2 wins *
1 kg if one Group 2 win *
* since January 1
Purse €200,000 (2012)
1st: €114,000

The Prix Daniel Wildenstein is a Group 2 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late September or early October.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1882, and it was originally called the Prix du Rond Point. It was initially run over 2,200 metres, and was cut to 2,000 metres in 1891. It was extended to 2,100 metres in 1903, and reverted to 2,000 metres in 1909.

The race was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1919. It was shortened to 1,600 metres in 1921, and increased to 1,700 metres in 1922.

The Prix du Rond Point was cancelled twice during World War II, in 1939 and 1940. It was held at Maisons-Laffitte in 1943, and Le Tremblay in 1944.

The distance was cut to 1,600 metres in 1953, and it returned to 1,700 metres in 1958. It was set at 1,400 metres in 1959, and restored to 1,600 metres in 1969.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Prix du Rond Point was classed at Group 3 level. For a period it took place in early September, and it was switched to late September in 1980.

The event was added to the two-day Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting in 1987. For several years it was staged on the same day as the Arc, the first Sunday in October. It was promoted to Group 2 status in 1990, and moved to the Saturday of the meeting in 2001.

The race was renamed in memory of Daniel Wildenstein (1917–2001), a leading racehorse owner and breeder, in 2002.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Cameleon – 1889, 1890
  • Le Meridional – 1955, 1957
  • Special Kaldoun – 2003, 2005
  • Spirito del Vento – 2007, 2008

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinEmbellie (1965), Rockcress (1969), Prince Jet (1970), Faraway Son (1971), Monsanto (1976)
  • Frankie DettoriDecorated Hero (1997), Fly to the Stars (1998), Kabool (2000), China Visit (2001), Echo of Light (2006)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • Richard Count – Champosoult (1894), Estragon (1896), Capo d'Istria (1897), Gorenflot (1898)
  • Saeed bin SuroorFly to the Stars (1998), Kabool (2000), China Visit (2001), Echo of Light (2006)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Emile Deschamps – Champosoult (1894), Estragon (1896), Gorenflot (1898), Vangoyen (1913)
  • GodolphinFly to the Stars (1998), Kabool (2000), China Visit (2001), Echo of Light (2006)

Winners since 1978[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1978 Homing 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern 2nd Baron Rotherwick 1:35.60
1979 Wolverton 3 Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:42.60
1980 Hilal 4 Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok
1981 Daeltown 4 Alain Lequeux David Smaga Xavier Beau
1982 Ya Zaman 5 Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok
1983 Pampabird 4 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Paul de Moussac 1:41.60
1984 Duke of Silver 3 Alfred Gibert André Fabre William Kazan 1:54.20
1985 Pink 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:39.90
1986 Magical Wonder 3 Jorge Velásquez Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok 1:43.80
1987 Waajib 4 Michael Roberts Alec Stewart Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:36.20
1988 In Extremis 3 Guy Guignard Criquette Head Ecurie Aland 1:38.40
1989 Golden Opinion 3 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:38.40
1990 Zoman 3 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Fahd Salman 1:38.30
1991 Bistro Garden 3 Eric Legrix Pascal Bary Ross Gilbert 1:39.00
1992 Arazi 3 Steve Cauthen François Boutin Sheikh Mohammed 1:44.00
1993 Voleris 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond David Thompson 1:42.10
1994 Missed Flight 4 George Duffield Chris Wall Walter Grubmuller 1:39.00
1995 Shaanxi 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Teruya Yoshida 1:39.50
1996 Alhaarth 3 Richard Hills Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:38.60
1997 Decorated Hero 5 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Herbert Allen 1:35.90
1998 Fly to the Stars 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:41.20
1999 Trans Island 4 Kieren Fallon Ian Balding Al Muallim Partnership 1:44.90
2000 Kabool 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:36.40
2001 China Visit 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:44.80
2002 Domedriver 4 Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:39.90
2003 Special Kaldoun 4 Dominique Boeuf David Smaga Ecurie Chalhoub 1:42.40
2004 Cacique 3 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:37.50
2005 Special Kaldoun 6 Dominique Boeuf David Smaga Ecurie Chalhoub 1:40.80
2006 Echo of Light 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.00
2007 Spirito del Vento 4 Olivier Peslier Jean-Marie Béguigné Luigi Ciampi 1:40.90
2008 Spirito del Vento 5 Olivier Peslier Jean-Marie Béguigné Luigi Ciampi 1:39.10
2009 Tamazirte 3 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Claude Rouget Vallée Martigny / Rabineau 1:38.60
2010 Royal Bench 3 Olivier Peslier Robert Collet Richard Strauss 1:44.30
2011 Rajsaman 4 Thierry Jarnet Freddy Head Saeed Al Romaithi 1:38.23
2012 Zinabaa 7 Gérald Mossé Michel Macé Ecurie Victoria Dreams 1:44.49
2013 Pollyanna 4 Flavien Prat D Prod'Homme Bryan Lynam 1:40.24

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1882: Integre
  • 1883: Precy
  • 1884: Mahmoud
  • 1885:
  • 1886: Jaguar / Souci *
  • 1887:
  • 1888: Halbran
  • 1889: Cameleon
  • 1890: Cameleon
  • 1891:
  • 1892: Cigare
  • 1893:
  • 1894: Champosoult
  • 1895: Gibraltar
  • 1896: Estragon
  • 1897: Capo d'Istria
  • 1898: Gorenflot
  • 1899:
  • 1900: Kiss
  • 1901: Abdy
  • 1902: Marechal Niel
  • 1903:
  • 1904: Xenophon
  • 1905: Amalecite
  • 1906: Le Horo
  • 1907: Elysee
  • 1908: Pyreneen
  • 1909: Lezard
  • 1910: Canteloup
  • 1911: Joyeux
  • 1912: Hargicourt
  • 1913: Vangoyen
  • 1914–19: no race
  • 1920: Mounbeou
  • 1921: Marvel
  • 1922: Select
  • 1923: Dauphin
  • 1924: El Paso
  • 1925: Condover
  • 1926: Pacific
  • 1927: Cosquillosa
  • 1928: La Moqueuse
  • 1929: Mysarch
  • 1930: Ultra Violet
  • 1931: Campra
  • 1932: Angelico
  • 1933: Relique
  • 1934: Rarity
  • 1935: Tracias
  • 1936: Sanguinetto
  • 1937: Aurangzeb
  • 1938: Saint Preux
  • 1939–40: no race
  • 1941: Treacle
  • 1942: Puymirol
  • 1943: Mitchouby
  • 1944: Nonant le Pin
  • 1945: Epi d'Or
  • 1946:
  • 1947: Adios
  • 1948: Clarion
  • 1949:
  • 1950: Bunker
  • 1951: Eppi d'Or
  • 1952: Ksarinor
  • 1953: Fine Top
  • 1954: Jolly Friar
  • 1955: Le Meridional
  • 1956: Le Mioche
  • 1957: Le Meridional
  • 1958: Tangation
  • 1959: Petite Caille
  • 1960: Mienne
  • 1961:
  • 1962: Phaleron
  • 1963: Aquilla
  • 1964: Musical
  • 1965: Embellie
  • 1966: Canadel
  • 1967: Lemmy
  • 1968: Montevideo
  • 1969: Rockcress
  • 1970: Prince Jet
  • 1971: Faraway Son
  • 1972: Daring Display
  • 1973: Princess Arjumand
  • 1974: Nonoalco
  • 1975: Delmora
  • 1976: Monsanto
  • 1977: Pharly

* The 1886 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

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