Prix de Fontainebleau

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Prix de Fontainebleau
Group 3 race
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1889
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-old colts
Weight 58 kg
Purse €80,000 (2013)
1st: €40,000

The Prix de Fontainebleau is a Group 3 flat horse race in France open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts. It is run over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile) at Longchamp in April.

History[edit]

The event is named after Fontainebleau Forest, the location of the Hippodrome de la Solle racecourse. The Société d'Encouragement organised an annual race meeting at the venue from 1862 to 1891.

The Prix de Fontainebleau was introduced at Longchamp in 1889. It was originally a 2,200-metre contest restricted to horses having their first race of the season.[1]

The modern Prix de Fontainebleau was established in 1952. It was initially run over 1,600 metres, and designed to serve as a trial for the first colts' Classics of the year. The first winner, Thunderhead, subsequently won the 2,000 Guineas in England.

The race's distance was modified several times during the 1960s. It was run over 1,400 metres (1965), 1,300 metres (1966) and 1,500 metres (1967) before reverting to 1,600 metres in 1968.

Sixteen winners of the modern Prix de Fontainebleau have achieved victory in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains. The first was Neptunus in 1964, and the most recent was Silver Frost in 2009.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey since 1952 (6 wins):

  • Maurice PhilipperonFarabi (1967), Blinis (1971), Arctic Tern (1976), Irish River (1979), Castle Guard (1983), Kendor (1989)

Leading trainer since 1952 (9 wins):

  • Etienne Pollet – Thunderhead (1952), Tosco (1953), Tenareze (1956), Pantouflard (1958), Aerodynamic (1961), Prudent (1962), Neptunus (1964), Grey Dawn (1965), Timmy My Boy (1968)

Leading owner since 1952 (4 wins):

  • Gertrude WidenerAerodynamic (1961), Prudent (1962), Grey Dawn (1965), Timmy My Boy (1968)
  • HH Aga Khan IVBlushing Groom (1977), Ashkalani (1996), Daylami (1997), Rajsaman (2010)

Winners since 1974[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1974 Mount Hagen Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 1:43.20
1975 Monsanto Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein
1976 Arctic Tern Maurice Philipperon John Fellows Mrs John Knight 1:45.00
1977 Blushing Groom Henri Samani François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 1:49.00
1978 Kenmare Alain Badel François Mathet Guy de Rothschild 1:48.60
1979 Irish River Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Mrs Raymond Adès 1:50.60
1980 Nice Havrais Freddy Head François Boutin Alan Clore
1981 Cresta Rider Philippe Paquet François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1982 Melyno Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet Stavros Niarchos 1:45.40
1983 Castle Guard Maurice Philipperon John Fellows Peter Richards
1984 Mendez Cash Asmussen François Boutin Philip Niarchos 1:47.60
1985 No Pass No Sale Alfred Gibert Robert Collet René Aubert 1:50.40
1986 Fast Topaze Cash Asmussen Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok 1:46.70
1987 Soviet Star Greville Starkey André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:42.10
1988 Blushing John Freddy Head François Boutin Allen Paulson 1:41.70
1989 Kendor Maurice Philipperon Raymond Touflan Adolf Bader 1:43.10
1990 Linamix Gérald Mossé François Boutin Jean-Luc Lagardère 1:43.60
1991 Hector Protector Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:41.50
1992 Rainbow Corner Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:41.10
1993 Zieten Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:44.20
1994 Fadeyev Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:47.00
1995 Atticus Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:43.10
1996 Ashkalani Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:38.40
1997 Daylami Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:39.80
1998 With the Flow Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Marshall Jenney 1:50.20
1999 Indian Danehill Olivier Peslier André Fabre Edouard de Rothschild 1:48.00
2000 Berine's Son Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Edouard de Rothschild 1:52.80
2001 Denon Thierry Jarnet Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 1:50.20
2002 Bowman Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:40.70
2003 Clodovil Olivier Plaçais André Fabre Lagardère Family 1:44.00
2004 American Post Christophe Soumillon Criquette Head-Maarek Khalid Abdullah 1:38.50
2005 Laverock Miguel Blancpain Carlos Laffon-Parias Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:45.40
2006 Stormy River Thierry Thulliez Nicolas Clément Ecurie Mister Ess A S 1:38.20
2007 Chichi Creasy Ronan Thomas Nicole Rossio Béatrice Rossio 1:38.20
2008 Tamayuz Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:48.30
2009 Silver Frost Olivier Peslier Yves de Nicolay John Cotton 1:39.49
2010 Rajsaman Thierry Jarnet Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:39.36
2011 Glaswegian [a] Stéphane Pasquier Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 1:39.69
2012 Dragon Pulse Gregory Benoist Mikel Delzangles Tan Kai Chah 1:40.73
2013 Gengis Stéphane Pasquier Georges Doleuze Claire Stephenson 1:44.08
2014 Ectot Gregory Benoist Elie Lellouche Augustin-Normand / Vidal 1:39.13

a The 2011 winner Glaswegian was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Beauty Lead.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1889: Amazon
  • 1890: Yellow
  • 1891: Closerie
  • 1892: Diarbek
  • 1893: Brocart
  • 1894: Le Pompon
  • 1895: Salambo
  • 1896: Pas de Danse
  • 1897: Nisard
  • 1898: Volnay
  • 1899: Fourire
  • 1900: Ivry
  • 1901: Quartier Mestre
  • 1902: Retz
  • 1903: Alpha
  • 1904: Lorlot
  • 1905: Saint Michel
  • 1906: Organiste
  • 1907: Calomel
  • 1908: Quintette
  • 1909: Negofol
  • 1910: Aloes III
  • 1911: Made in England
  • 1912: De Viris
  • 1913: Riverain
  • 1914: Oreste
  • 1920: Sourbier
  • 1921: Vespertilion
  • 1922: Gaurisankar
  • 1923: Mackenzie
  • 1924: Indra
  • 1925: The Sirdar
  • 1926: War Mist
  • 1927: Lusignan
  • 1928: Whirligig
  • 1929: Paris Voyeur
  • 1930: Commanderie
  • 1931: Fondor
  • 1932: Macaroni
  • 1933: Le Cacique
  • 1934: Duplex
  • 1935: Peut Etre
  • 1936: Genetout
  • 1937: Le Calme
  • 1938: Cor de Chasse
  • 1939: Mon Tresor
  • 1940: Prince Igor
  • 1941: Rhodora
  • 1942: Warrior
  • 1943: Sextidi
  • 1944: Prince Bio
  • 1945: Chanteur
  • 1947: Solina
  • 1948: Turmoil
  • 1952: Thunderhead
  • 1953: Tosco
  • 1954: Ferriol
  • 1955: Chargeur
  • 1956: Tenareze
  • 1957: Franc Luron
  • 1958: Pantouflard
  • 1959: Javelot
  • 1960: Bondolfi
  • 1961: Aerodynamic
  • 1962: Prudent
  • 1963: Manderley
  • 1964: Neptunus
  • 1965: Grey Dawn
  • 1966: Barbare
  • 1967: Farabi
  • 1968: Timmy My Boy
  • 1969: Le Mas Marvent
  • 1970: Breton
  • 1971: Blinis
  • 1972: Hard to Beat
  • 1973: African Sky

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1889 Prix de Fontainebleau". Le Gaulois. 1 April 1889. Retrieved 17 February 2013.