Prix Exbury

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Prix Exbury
Group 3 race
Le Capucin.jpg
Le Capucin winner in 1925
Location Saint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
Inaugurated 1891
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
1 kg if not Group placed *
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since May 1 last year
[1]
Purse €80,000 (2015)
1st: €40,000

The Prix Exbury is a Group 3 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 Saint-Cloud in March.

History[edit]

The event was originally called the Prix Boiard. It was named after Boiard, a successful racehorse in the 1870s. It was established in 1891, and initially run at Maisons-Laffitte over 2,000 metres.[2] It was open to horses aged three or older.

The race was renamed in memory of Eugène Adam (1840–1904), a former president of the Société Sportive d'Encouragement, in 1905.[3] It reverted to its original title when the present Prix Eugène Adam was given its name in 1911.

The Prix Boiard was abandoned from 1915 to 1918. It was contested at Saint-Cloud over 2,100 metres in 1919. It returned to Maisons-Laffitte in 1920, and began a longer spell at Saint-Cloud in 1929. Its distance was 2,100 metres in 1931 and 1932.

The event was held at Longchamp from 1940 to 1942. It was run at Le Tremblay over 2,150 metres in 1943, and Maisons-Laffitte over 2,200 metres in 1944 and 1945. It returned to Saint-Cloud in 1946.

The race was won by a horse called Exbury in 1963, and it was renamed in his honour in 1969. From this point it was closed to three-year-olds. It was given Group 3 status in 1971.

The Prix Exbury is usually France's first Group race of the year.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Fourire – 1899, 1900
  • Macdonald II – 1904, 1905
  • Djebel1941, 1942
  • Un Gaillard – 1943, 1944
  • Yaxilio – 1970, 1971
  • Mister Sic Top – 1972, 1973
  • Chinchon – 2010, 2012

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Olivier PeslierMatarun (1994), Gunboat Diplomacy (1996), Nero Zilzal (1997), Loup Sauvage (1998), Court Canibal (2009), Polytechnicien (2011), Chinchon (2012)

Leading trainer (9 wins):

  • André FabreAl Nasr (1982), Imyar (1983), Mille Balles (1984), Village Star (1987), Tuesday's Special (1995), Loup Sauvage (1998), Polish Summer (2004), Polytechnicien (2011), Cloth of Stars (2017)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacGoyescas (1933), Goya II (1940), Djebel (1941, 1942), Ardan (1945), Goyama (1947), Nirgal (1948)

Winners since 1981[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1981 Armistice Day 5 Yves Saint-Martin C. de Watrigant Luis Urbano Sanabria 2:19.30
1982 Al Nasr 4 Alain Lequeux André Fabre Moufid Dabaghi 2:26.80
1983 Imyar 4 Alain Badel André Fabre Peter Baumgartner 2:18.20
1984 Mille Balles 4 Freddy Head André Fabre Guy de Rothschild 2:15.50
1985 Darly 6 Freddy Head David Smaga Georges Blizniansky
1986 New Target 5 Jean-Michel Breux Elie Lellouche Mrs Gerard Sarfati
1987 Village Star 4 Dominique Regnard André Fabre Tony Richards 2:10.80
1988 Coeur de Lion 4 Yvonnick Claudic J. R. Lyon Richard Swift 2:25.40
1989 Saint Andrews 5 Alain Badel Jean-Marie Béguigné Suzy Volterra 2:18.90
1990 Mansonnien 6 Dominique Boeuf Noël Pelat Mrs Bernard Destremau 2:07.90
1991 Leariva 4 Alain Lequeux David Smaga Thierry van Zuylen 2:18.70
1992 Fortune's Wheel 4 Mathieu Boutin Robert Collet Richard Strauss 2:13.70
1993 Urban Sea 4 Mathieu Boutin Jean Lesbordes David Tsui 2:09.20
1994 Matarun 6 Olivier Peslier Henri van de Poele Roland Soula 2:15.10
1995 Tuesday's Special 5 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Patrick Offenstadt 2:24.70
1996 Gunboat Diplomacy 5 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:08.60
1997 Nero Zilzal 4 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Osvaldo Pedroni 2:11.50
1998 Loup Sauvage 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:18.80
1999 Barbola 4 Thierry Thulliez Jean de Roualle Bob McCreery 2:17.60
2000 Russian Hope 5 Goulven Toupel Henri-Alex Pantall Edouard de Rothschild 2:15.30
2001 Earlene 4 Thierry Thulliez Henri-Alex Pantall Sheikh Mohammed 2:24.70
2002 Jomana 4 Olivier Plaçais Henri-Alex Pantall Sheikh Mohammed 2:14.40
2003 Aquarelliste 5 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:13.85
2004 Polish Summer 7 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:10.70
2005 Samando 5 Eric Legrix François Doumen Hans Wirth 2:16.40
2006 Kendor Dine 4 Stéphane Pasquier Yves de Nicolay Didier Kahn 2:15.60
2007 Pearl Sky 4 Anthony Crastus Yves de Nicolay Hugh Hogg 2:13.80
2008 Spirit One 4 Christophe Soumillon Philippe Demercastel Bouzid Chehboub 2:12.80
2009 Court Canibal 4 Olivier Peslier Mikel Delzangles Marquesa de Moratalla 2:14.20
2010 Chinchon 5 Christophe Soumillon Carlos Laffon-Parias SARL Darpat France 2:16.60
2011 Polytechnicien 5 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Wertheimer et Frère 2:10.50
2012 Chinchon 7 Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-Parias SARL Darpat France 2:08.10
2013 Saga Dream 7 Thierry Jarnet Freddy Lemercier Freddy Lemercier 2:20.11
2014 Norse King 5 Alexis Badel Myriam Bollack-Badel Jeff Smith 2:10.19
2015 Affaire Solitaire 5 Nicolas Perret Patrick Khozian Luigi Roveda 2:08.54
2016 Garlingari 5 Stephane Pasquier Corine Barande-Barbe Corine Barande-Barbe 2:09.98
2017 Cloth of Stars 4 Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 2:07.05

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1891: Sledge
  • 1892: Courlis
  • 1893: Hoche
  • 1894: Fousi Yama
  • 1895: Merlin
  • 1896: Omnium II
  • 1897: Castelnau
  • 1898: Quilda
  • 1899: Fourire
  • 1900: Fourire
  • 1901: Codoman
  • 1902: Cheri
  • 1903: La Camargo
  • 1904: Macdonald II
  • 1905: Macdonald II
  • 1906: Prestige
  • 1907: Maintenon
  • 1908: Biniou
  • 1909: Verdun
  • 1910: Lieutel
  • 1911: Badajoz
  • 1912: Martial
  • 1913: Isard
  • 1914: Nimbus
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Mont Saint Eloi
  • 1920: Tchad
  • 1921: Souviens Toi
  • 1922: Cid Campeador
  • 1923: Niceas
  • 1924: Sir Gallahad
  • 1925: Le Capucin
  • 1926: Cerulea
  • 1927: King's Darling
  • 1928: Motrico
  • 1929: Tuvari
  • 1930: Mysarch
  • 1931: Le Tourbillon
  • 1932: Parsee
  • 1933: Goyescas
  • 1934: Le Centaure
  • 1935: Farfadette
  • 1936: Renette
  • 1937: Le Calme
  • 1938: Sanguinetto
  • 1939: Feerie
  • 1940: Goya II
  • 1941: Djebel
  • 1942: Djebel
  • 1943: Un Gaillard
  • 1944: Un Gaillard
  • 1945: Ardan
  • 1946: Oural
  • 1947: Goyama
  • 1948: Nirgal
  • 1949: Tharsis
  • 1950: Wild Mec
  • 1951: Alizier
  • 1952: L'Aiglon
  • 1953: Fine Top
  • 1954: Banassa
  • 1955: Soleil Levant
  • 1956: Tropique
  • 1957: Fric
  • 1958: Mon Triomphe
  • 1959: Tombeur
  • 1960: Siva
  • 1961: Djebel Traffic
  • 1962: Match
  • 1963: Exbury
  • 1964: Prima Donna
  • 1965: Free Ride
  • 1966: Diatome
  • 1967: Claquesous
  • 1968: Taglietto
  • 1969: Carmarthen
  • 1970: Yaxilio
  • 1971: Yaxilio
  • 1972: Mister Sic Top
  • 1973: Mister Sic Top
  • 1974: Shari
  • 1975: no race *
  • 1976: Citoyen
  • 1977: Cheraw
  • 1978: Pappagallo
  • 1979: Tempus Fugit
  • 1980: Kamaridaan

* The 1975 running was abandoned because of snow.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prix Exbury". The French black type. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "1891 Prix Boiard". Le Petit Journal (in French). 9 May 1891. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "1905 Prix Eugène Adam". Le Matin (in French). 15 April 1905. Retrieved 17 February 2013.