Prix d'Harcourt

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Prix d'Harcourt
Group 2 race
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1929
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
6lb for Group 1 winners *
3lb for Group 2 winners *
* since January 1 last year
Purse €130,000 (2014)
1st: €74,100

The Prix d'Harcourt is a Group 2 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles) at Longchamp in April.

History[edit]

The event is named in memory of Emmanuel d'Harcourt (1844–1928), a former president of the Société d'Encouragement. It was established in 1929, and was originally contested over 2,400 metres.[1]

The Prix d'Harcourt was held at Auteuil in 1940, and at Maisons-Laffitte in 1943 and 1944. On the latter occasion its distance was 2,000 metres.

The race's distance was changed to 2,150 metres in 1946. It was cut to 2,100 metres in 1953, and to 2,000 metres in 1958. It reverted to 2,100 metres in 1961, and was extended to 2,200 metres in 1969.

The event was formerly staged a few weeks after the Prix Ganay. The dates of the two races were interchanged in 1971, and from this point the Prix d'Harcourt was run over 2,000 metres.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Amfortas – 1931, 1932
  • Djebel1941, 1942

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinRegent (1960), Allez France (1974), Liloy (1976), Welsh Term (1983), Strawberry Road (1985)

Leading trainer (9 wins):

  • André FabreSaint Estephe (1986), Village Star (1988), Star Lift (1989), Creator (1990), Panoramic (1991), Freedom Cry (1995), Indian Danehill (2000), Manduro (2006), Cutlass Bay (2010)

Leading owner (6 wins):

  • Daniel WildensteinYelapa (1970), Allez France (1974), Liloy (1976), Grand Pavois (1987), Star Lift (1989), Freedom Cry (1995)

Winners since 1980[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1980 Three Troikas 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 2:10.60
1981 Argument 4 Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber Bruce McNall 2:14.50
1982 Lancastrian 5 Alain Lequeux David Smaga Sir Michael Sobell 2:13.10
1983 Welsh Term 4 Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Owen Helman 2:21.20
1984 Lovely Dancer 4 Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb Jacki Clérico 2:17.30
1985 Strawberry Road 6 Yves Saint-Martin Patrick Biancone Ray Stehr 2:18.10
1986 Saint Estephe 4 Alfred Gibert André Fabre Yan Houyvet 2:11.60
1987 Grand Pavois 5 Tony Cruz Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:08.10
1988 Village Star 5 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Tony Richards 2:10.50
1989 Star Lift 5 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:10.10
1990 Creator 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:02.10
1991 Panoramic 4 Steve Cauthen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:05.80
1992 Fortune's Wheel 4 Mathieu Boutin Robert Collet Richard Strauss 2:10.40
1993 Marildo 6 Guy Guignard David Smaga David Smaga 2:07.70
1994 Urban Sea 5 Eric Saint-Martin Jean Lesbordes David Tsui 2:15.10
1995 Freedom Cry 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:12.10
1996 Valanour 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:02.60
1997 River Bay 4 Thierry Jarnet John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 2:03.20
1998 Astarabad 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:14.50
1999 Dark Moondancer 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Ben Arbib 2:09.70
2000 Indian Danehill 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Edouard de Rothschild 2:13.90
2001 Earlene 4 Gérald Mossé Henri-Alex Pantall Sheikh Mohammed 2:17.80
2002 Execute 5 Thierry Gillet John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 2:03.50
2003 Ana Marie 4 Christophe Soumillon Philippe Demercastel Ecurie Bader 2:03.10
2004 Vangelis 5 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Herbert Guy 2:02.60
2005 Delfos 4 Miguel Blancpain Carlos Laffon-Parias Leonidas Marinopoulos 2:13.20
2006 Manduro 4 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Georg von Ullmann 2:01.40
2007 Boris de Deauville 4 Yann Barberot Stéphane Wattel Bryant / Haegel 2:13.40
2008 Loup Breton 4 Christophe Lemaire Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:14.60
2009 Trincot 4 Stéphane Pasquier Philippe Demercastel Ecurie Bader 2:02.88
2010 Cutlass Bay 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Godolphin 2:03.86
2011 Planteur 4 Christophe Soumillon Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:04.30
2012 Giofra 4 Maxime Guyon Alain de Royer-Dupré Haras de la Perelle 2:01.35
2013 Maxios 5 Stéphane Pasquier Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 2:04.48
2014 Smoking Sun 5 Stéphane Pasquier Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 2:01.96
2015 Al Kazeem 7 Ryan Moore Roger Charlton John Deer 2:10.02

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1929: Guy Fawkes
  • 1930: Florio
  • 1931: Amfortas
  • 1932: Amfortas
  • 1933: Taxodium
  • 1934: Assuerus
  • 1935: Mary Tudor
  • 1936: Bouillon
  • 1937: Le Duc
  • 1938: Victrix
  • 1939: Canot
  • 1940: Ksar El Srir
  • 1941: Djebel
  • 1942: Djebel
  • 1943: Tifinar
  • 1944: Un Gaillard
  • 1945: Priam
  • 1946: Oubanghi
  • 1947: Yong Lo
  • 1948: Pearl Diver
  • 1949: Goody
  • 1950: Violoncelle
  • 1951: Alizier
  • 1952: Piqu'avant
  • 1953: Faubourg
  • 1954: Gerocourt
  • 1955: Mahan
  • 1956: Tropique
  • 1957: Tapioca
  • 1958: Tanerko
  • 1959: Franc Luron
  • 1960: Regent
  • 1961: Drago
  • 1962: Vienna
  • 1963: Tang
  • 1964: Trac
  • 1965: Frontin
  • 1966: Sigebert
  • 1967: Cadmus
  • 1968: Carmarthen
  • 1969: Grandier
  • 1970: Yelapa
  • 1971: Caro
  • 1972: Pistol Packer
  • 1973: Toujours Pret
  • 1974: Allez France
  • 1975: Card King
  • 1976: Liloy
  • 1977: Kasteel
  • 1978: Monseigneur
  • 1979: Trillion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thamin, André (10 May 1929). "Le Prix d'Harcourt à Longchamp". Le Matin (in French). Retrieved 17 February 2013.