Prix Dollar

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Prix Dollar
Group 2 race
Northern Baby.jpg
Northern Baby, winner in 1980, oil on canvas
painted by Bob Demuyser (1920-2003)
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1905
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Qatar
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,950 metres (1m 1¾f)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 55 kg (3yo); 57 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
* since January 1
Purse €200,000 (2016)
1st: €114,000

The Prix Dollar 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 1,950 metres (about 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late September or early October.

History[edit]

The event is named after Dollar, a successful racehorse and sire in the 19th century. It was established in 1905, and was initially contested over 3,500 metres in the autumn. It was moved to the spring and cut to 2,200 metres in 1909. It was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918.

In 1934, the race was titled the Prix du Centenaire to commemorate the centenary of the sport's main governing body at that time, the Société d'Encouragement. The Prix du Centenaire was a 2,100-metre handicap with a prize of 318,600 francs.

The Prix Dollar was cancelled from 1940 to 1943 because of World War II. It was staged at Le Tremblay with a distance of 2,150 metres in 1944 and 1945. For a period it was restricted to horses aged four or older.

The race was shortened to 2,000 metres in 1957, and extended to 2,250 metres in 1958. It reverted to 2,000 metres in 1960, and was held at Chantilly in 1965 and 1966. A new distance of 1,950 metres was introduced in 1969.

The Prix Dollar was run at Chantilly's Prix du Jockey Club meeting over 2,000 metres in 1986. It was switched to Longchamp's late September fixture in 1987. It was opened to three-year-olds and moved to the Saturday of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend in 1988. The latter race is traditionally held on the first Sunday of October.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (3 wins):


Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Freddie Palmer – Priolo (1949), Flocon (1950), Violaine (1951), Montaval (1957), Javelot (1960), Fast Dip (1964)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Percy Carter – Kiss Curl (1938), Le Temeraire (1939), Priolo (1949), Flocon (1950), Violaine (1951), Javelot (1960), Fast Dip (1964)
  • André Fabre - Al Nasr (1982), Mourtazam (1984), Creator (1989), Wiorno (1991), State Shinto (1999), Byword (2011), Fractional (2014)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • Sheikh MohammedCreator (1989), Knifebox (1993), Flemensfirth (1995, 1996), State Shinto (1999)

Winners since 1974[edit]

Trepan, winner in 1977, oil on canvas painted by Bob Demuyser (1920-2003)
Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1974 Margouillat 4 Gérard Rivases Robert de Mony-Pajol Paul de Moussac 2:02.80
1975 Allez France 5 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein
1976 Kasteel 4 Tony Murray J. M. de Choubersky Thierry van Zuylen 2:05.90
1977 Trepan 5 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Rodolph Schafer 2:05.80
1978 Trillion 4 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Hunt / Stephenson 1:59.90
1979 Trillion 5 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Hunt / Stephenson 2:10.70
1980 Northern Baby 4 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Anne-Marie d'Estainville
1981 P'tite Tete 5 Gérard Dubroeucq Gilles Delloye André Desprez 2:08.50
1982 Al Nasr 4 Alfred Gibert André Fabre Moufid Dabaghi 1:59.30
1983 Welsh Term 4 Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Owen Helman 2:03.00
1984 Mourtazam 6 Pascal Bodin André Fabre Moufid Dabaghi 2:08.00
1985 Yashgan 4 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:00.90
1986 Iades 4 Freddy Head François Boutin Niccolò Incisa Rocchetta 2:00.70
1987 Takfa Yahmed 4 Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok 2:04.60
1988 Squill 3 Guy Guignard Criquette Head Etti Plesch 2:02.40
1989 Creator 3 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:04.10
1990 Agent Bleu 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:05.90
1991 Wiorno 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:04.00
1992 Sillery 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 2:11.60
1993 Knifebox 5 Michael Roberts John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.70
1994 Alderbrook 5 Paul Eddery Julie Cecil Ernie Pick 2:04.60
1995 Flemensfirth 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.80
1996 Flemensfirth 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:07.70
1997 Alhaarth 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:59.20
1998 Insatiable 5 Olivier Peslier Sir Michael Stoute Sir Evelyn de Rothschild 2:07.70
1999 State Shinto 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:19.00
2000 Slickly 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:59.30
2001 Albarahin 6 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:10.50
2002 Dano-Mast 6 Olivier Peslier Flemming Poulsen Composit / Mosehøj 2:01.60
2003 Weightless 3 Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 2:05.40
2004 Touch of Land 4 Christophe Lemaire Henri-Alex Pantall Gary Tanaka 1:58.30
2005 Touch of Land 5 Christophe Lemaire Henri-Alex Pantall Gary Tanaka 2:04.40
2006 Soldier Hollow 6 Olivier Peslier Peter Schiergen Gestüt Park Wiedingen 1:59.40
2007 Musical Way 5 Ronan Thomas Philippe van de Poele S. Constantinidis 2:04.20
2008 Trincot 3 Ioritz Mendizabal Philippe Demercastel Ecurie Bader 2:03.50
2009 Pipedreamer 5 Dominique Boeuf John Gosden Cheveley Park Stud 2:00.30
2010 Cirrus des Aigles 4 Franck Blondel Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:09.60
2011 Byword 5 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:00.41
2012 Cirrus des Aigles 6 Olivier Peslier Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:07.95
2013 Cirrus des Aigles 7 Christophe Soumillon Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:07.95
2014 Fractional[a] 5 Raphael Marchelli André Fabre Godolphin 2:05.78
2015 Free Port Lux 4 Thierry Jarnet Freddy Head Olivier Thomas 1:59.58
2016 Potemkin[b] 5 Eduardo Pedroza Andreas Wöhler Allofs / Fahrhof 2:06.54
2017 Garlingari[b] 6 Stephane Pasquier Corine Barande-Barbe Corine Barande-Barbe 2:04.48
  1. ^ Cirrus des Aigles finished first in 2014, but he was relegated to fifth place for interference
  2. ^ a b The 2016 & 2017 races took place at Chantilly while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1905: Gouvernant
  • 1906: Kazbek
  • 1907: Eider / Procope *
  • 1908: Arga
  • 1909: Biniou
  • 1910: Sea Sick
  • 1911: Italus
  • 1912: Basse Pointe
  • 1913: El Tango
  • 1914: Mon Petiot
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Samourai
  • 1920: King's Cross
  • 1921: Zagreus
  • 1922: Zagreus
  • 1923: Grillemont
  • 1924: Premontre
  • 1925: Lotus Lily
  • 1926: Inaudi
  • 1927: Rialto
  • 1928: Bacchus
  • 1929: Renardine
  • 1930: Sulpicio
  • 1931: Picaflor
  • 1932: Tchang Ti
  • 1933: Bracken
  • 1934: Pulcherrimus
  • 1935: Amontillado
  • 1936: Cerealiste
  • 1937: Dilemne
  • 1938: Kiss Curl
  • 1939: Le Temeraire
  • 1940–43: no race
  • 1944: Alfaraz
  • 1945:
  • 1946: Kerlor
  • 1947: Hassan
  • 1948: Goody
  • 1949: Priolo
  • 1950: Flocon
  • 1951: Violaine
  • 1952: Free Man
  • 1953:
  • 1954: Marcilly
  • 1955: Le Geographe
  • 1956: Tribord
  • 1957: Montaval
  • 1958: Apostol
  • 1959: Hamanet
  • 1960: Javelot
  • 1961: Bondolfi
  • 1962: Bondolfi
  • 1963: Wild Hun
  • 1964: Fast Dip
  • 1965: Corfinio
  • 1966: Tajubena
  • 1967: Great Nephew
  • 1968: Grandier
  • 1969: Semillant
  • 1970: Priamos
  • 1971: Caro
  • 1972: Sharapour
  • 1973: Gift Card

* The 1907 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

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