Prix Edmond Blanc

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Prix Edmond Blanc
Group 3 race
Edmond Blanc
Edmond Blanc 1856-1920
Location Saint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
Inaugurated 1921
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)[1]
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up[1]
Weight 57 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since 1 June last year
[1]
Purse €80,000 (2017)
1st: €40,000
[1]

The Prix Edmond Blanc is a Group 3 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile) at Saint-Cloud in late March or early April.

History[edit]

The event is named after Edmond Blanc (1856–1920), a leading racehorse owner who founded Saint-Cloud Racecourse. It was established in 1921, and was originally open to horses aged three or older. It was initially contested over 1,500 metres.

The first winner of the race was owned by Edmond Blanc's widow. Her horse carried the racing colours inherited from her husband, orange jersey and blue cap.[2]

The Prix Edmond Blanc was abandoned throughout World War II, with no running from 1940 to 1945. It was extended to 1,600 metres in 1954.

The race was closed to three-year-olds in 1962. It was cancelled due to bad weather in 1963, 1970 and 1971.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Dictateur VIII – 1929, 1931
  • Manitou III – 1949, 1950
  • Franc Luron – 1959, 1960
  • Gris de Gris – 2009, 2010

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Charlie ElliottDictateur VIII (1931), Goyescas (1933), Negundo (1935), Goya II (1939)
  • Christophe SoumillonBedawin (2002), My Risk (2004), Skins Game (2011), Moonwalk in Paris (2012)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

  • André FabreCrystal Glitters (1984), French Stress (1989), Dansili (2000), Jimmy Two Times (2017)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacZariba (1923), Goyescas (1933), Negundo (1935), Goya II (1939)
  • Jean Stern – Sanguinetto (1937), Salieri (1938), Franc Luron (1959, 1960)

Winners since 1981[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1981 In Fijar 4 Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok 1:56.10
1982 The Wonder 4 Freddy Head Jacques de Chevigny Marquesa de Moratalla
1983 Kebir 4 Greville Starkey Patrick Biancone Pierre Goral 1:51.20
1984 Crystal Glitters 4 Alfred Gibert André Fabre Mahmoud Fustok 1:50.40
1985 Nikos 4 Alain Badel J. C. Cunnington Countess Batthyany 1:55.20
1986 Ephialtes 4 Alain Junk Charlie Milbank Egon Wanke 1:45.80
1987 Highest Honor 4 Eric Saint-Martin Pascal Bary Ecurie I. M. Fares 1:53.70
1988 Rose or No 4 Gérard Dubroeucq Philippe Demercastel Ecurie Jules Ouaki 1:58.70
1989 French Stress 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Paul de Moussac 1:49.10
1990 Val des Bois 4 Guy Guignard Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:40.40
1991 Polar Falcon [a] 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond David Thompson 1:39.32
1992 Exit to Nowhere 4 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:53.20
1993 Take Risks 4 Mathieu Boutin Jean Lesbordes David Tsui 1:46.30
1994 Flag Down 4 Gérald Mossé John Hammond Cheveley Park Stud 1:50.50
1995 Kaldounevees 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 1:41.80
1996 Wavy Run 5 Olivier Doleuze Carlos Laffon-Parias Jose Gonzalez 1:41.50
1997 Simon du Desert 4 Christian Hanotel Robert Collet Arne Larsson 1:39.00
1998 Marathon 4 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Alec Head 1:43.60
1999 Gold Away 4 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:46.90
2000 Dansili 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:54.00
2001 Golani 4 Davy Bonilla Elie Lellouche Claude Cohen 1:54.70
2002 Bedawin 6 Christophe Soumillon François Doumen Henri de Pracomtal 1:41.40
2003 Salselon 4 Alessandro Parravani Mario Ciciarelli Scuderia Briantea 1:41.80
2004 My Risk 5 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Marie Béguigné Roland Monnier 1:43.00
2005 Valentino 6 Ioritz Mendizabal Alain de Royer-Dupré Fierro / Forien 1:48.90
2006 Svedov 5 Stéphane Pasquier Elie Lellouche Claude Cohen 1:52.00
2007 Racinger 4 Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Pierre Goral 1:43.60
2008 König Turf 6 Stéphane Pasquier Christian Sprengel Stall Route 66 1:52.20
2009 Gris de Gris 5 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Jean-Claude Seroul 1:43.20
2010 Gris de Gris 6 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré Jean-Claude Seroul 1:50.30
2011 Skins Game 5 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Claude Rouget Marquesa de Moratalla 1:48.10
2012 Moonwalk in Paris 4 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Claude Rouget Ecurie J. L. Tepper 1:40.60
2013 Silas Marner 6 Jean-Bernard Eyquem Jean-Claude Rouget Cuadra Montalban SRL 1:48.30
2014 Sommerabend 7 Gérald Mossé Mirek Rulec Stall Am Alten 1:42.51
2015 Kalsa 4 Gregory Benoist Robert Collet James Oldham 1:47.14
2016 Maimara 4 Gregory Benoist Mikel Delzangles Alain Louis-Dreyfus 1:46.12
2017 Jimmy Two Times 4 Vincent Cheminaud André Fabre Haras de Saint Pair 1:37.78

a The 1991 running took place at Évry.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1921: Le Filon
  • 1922: Bahadur
  • 1923: Zariba
  • 1924: Niceas
  • 1925: Premontre
  • 1926: Brumaire
  • 1927: King Arthur
  • 1928: Orosmade
  • 1929: Dictateur VIII
  • 1930: Mysarch
  • 1931: Dictateur VIII
  • 1932: Tapinois
  • 1933: Goyescas
  • 1934: Le Centaure
  • 1935: Negundo
  • 1936: Monarkie
  • 1937: Sanguinetto
  • 1938: Salieri
  • 1939: Goya II
  • 1940–45: no race
  • 1946: Sayani
  • 1947: Chanteur
  • 1948: Menetrier
  • 1949: Manitou III
  • 1950: Manitou III
  • 1951: Buffalo Bill
  • 1952: Orneiro
  • 1953: Faubourg
  • 1954: Fine Top
  • 1955:
  • 1956: Beau Prince
  • 1957: Tenareze
  • 1958: Blockhaus
  • 1959: Franc Luron
  • 1960: Franc Luron
  • 1961: Fin Bec
  • 1962: Bobar
  • 1963: no race
  • 1964: Prima Donna
  • 1965: Astaria
  • 1966: Dschingis Khan
  • 1967: A Tempo
  • 1968: Martel
  • 1969: Semillant
  • 1970–71: no race
  • 1972: Marinover
  • 1973: La Troublerie
  • 1974: El Rastro
  • 1975: Afayoon
  • 1976: Full of Hope
  • 1977: Baly Rockette
  • 1978: Sanedtki
  • 1979: Weth Nan
  • 1980: Wolverton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Prix Edmond Blanc". The French black type. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Courses à Saint-Cloud". Le Figaro (in French). 27 March 1921. Retrieved 17 February 2013.