Prix Ganay

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Prix Ganay
Group 1 race
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1889
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 2,100 metres (1m 2½f)[1]
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up[1]
Weight 58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
[1]
Purse €300,000 (2017)
1st: €171,420
[1]
Prix Ganay
2017
Royal blue Green, red epaulettes, green sleeves, green cap Pink, pink sleeves, white stars, pink cap
Cloth Of Stars Zarak Silverwave

The Prix Ganay is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 2,100 metres (about 1 mile and 2½ furlongs) at Longchamp in late April or early May.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1889, and it was originally called the Prix des Sablons. It was initially contested over 2,000 metres, and held in late March or early April.[2]

The Prix des Sablons was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. It was run at Maisons-Laffitte over 2,100 metres in 1944 and 1945.

The event was renamed in memory of Jean de Ganay (1861–1948), a former president of the Société d'Encouragement, in 1949.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Prix Ganay was classed at Group 1 level. From this point it was run over 2,100 metres in late April or early May.

The leading horses from the Prix Ganay often go on to compete in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The last to win both races in the same year was Dylan Thomas in 2007.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (3 wins):


Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinRelko (1964), Taj Dewan (1968), Rheingold (1973), Allez France (1974, 1975), Sagace (1985)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Harry Count – Rovigo (1929), Rodosto (1934) Basileus (1946), Chanteur (1947), Fontenay (1950)
  • Geoffroy Watson – Victrix (1938), Guersant (1953), Exbury (1963), Free Ride (1965), Diatome (1966)
  • Alain de Royer-DupréKartajana (1991), Valanour (1996), Astarabad (1998), Dark Moondancer (1999), Dariyan (2016)
  • André Fabre - Creator (1990), Subotica (1992), Indian Danehill (2000), Cutlass Bay (2010), Cloth of Stars (2017)

Leading owner (6 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacGoyescas (1933), Goya II (1939, 1940), Djebel (1942), Goyama (1948), Nirgal (1949)

Winners since 1970[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1970 Grandier 6 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Mrs Pierre Ribes 2:14.20
1971 Caro 4 Maurice Philipperon Albert Klimscha Countess Batthyany 2:08.60
1972 Mill Reef 4 Geoff Lewis Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:16.20
1973 Rheingold 4 Yves Saint-Martin Barry Hills Henry Zeisel 2:17.20
1974 Allez France 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 2:23.20
1975 Allez France 5 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 2:12.00
1976 Infra Green 4 Jackie Taillard Edouard Bartholomew Mrs J. Pochna 2:14.80
1977 Arctic Tern 4 Maurice Philipperon John Fellows Mrs John Knight 2:11.60
1978 Trillion 4 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Hunt / Stephenson 2:18.20
1979 Frere Basile 4 Jean-Luc Kessas Bernard Sécly Jean-Pierre Binet 2:17.20
1980 Le Marmot 4 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Rodolph Schafer 2:15.00
1981 Argument 4 Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber Bruce McNall 2:12.20
1982 Bikala 4 Serge Gorli Patrick Biancone Jules Ouaki 2:09.70
1983 Lancastrian 6 Alain Lequeux David Smaga Sir Michael Sobell 2:16.90
1984 Romildo 4 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Gerry Oldham 2:12.00
1985 Sagace 5 Yves Saint-Martin Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:10.30
1986 Baillamont 4 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 2:11.70
1987 Triptych 5 Tony Cruz Patrick Biancone Alan Clore 2:15.10
1988 Saint Andrews 4 Alain Badel Jean-Marie Béguigné Suzy Volterra 2:18.60
1989 Saint Andrews 5 Alain Badel Jean-Marie Béguigné Suzy Volterra 2:20.80
1990 Creator 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:13.00
1991 Kartajana 4 William Mongil Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:18.40
1992 Subotica 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Olivier Lecerf 2:09.30
1993 Vert Amande 5 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:21.10
1994 Marildo 7 Guy Guignard David Smaga David Smaga 2:11.90
1995 Pelder 5 Frankie Dettori Paul Kelleway Osvaldo Pedroni 2:20.70
1996 Valanour 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:10.90
1997 Helissio 4 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:12.10
1998 Astarabad 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:12.50
1999 Dark Moondancer 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Ben Arbib 2:11.30
2000 Indian Danehill 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Edouard de Rothschild 2:27.20
2001 Golden Snake 5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop The National Stud 2:16.70
2002 Aquarelliste 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:11.40
2003 Fair Mix 5 Olivier Peslier Marcel Rolland Ecurie Week-End 2:13.00
2004 Execute 7 Thierry Gillet John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 2:14.60
2005 Bago 4 Thierry Gillet Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 2:17.70
2006 Corre Caminos 4 Thierry Jarnet Mikel Delzangles Marquesa de Moratalla 2:17.10
2007 Dylan Thomas 4 Christophe Soumillon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:07.90
2008 Duke of Marmalade 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:08.30
2009 Vision d'Etat 4 Ioritz Mendizabal Eric Libaud Detré / Libaud 2:09.43
2010 Cutlass Bay 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Godolphin 2:11.80
2011 Planteur 4 Christophe Soumillon Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:07.29
2012 Cirrus des Aigles 6 Olivier Peslier Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:18.90
2013 Pastorius 4 Olivier Peslier Mario Hofer Stall Antanando 2:08.39
2014 Cirrus des Aigles 8 Christophe Soumillon Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:14.13
2015 Cirrus des Aigles 9 Christophe Soumillon Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:18.07
2016 Dariyan[a] 4 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:07.72
2017 Cloth of Stars[a] 4 Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 2:11.70

a The 2016 and 2017 races took place at Saint-Cloud while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1889: Acheron
  • 1890: Le Sancy
  • 1891: Barberousse
  • 1892: Berenger
  • 1893: Gouverneur
  • 1894: Galette
  • 1895: Monsieur Gabriel
  • 1896: Le Sagittaire
  • 1897: Champaubert
  • 1898: Quilda
  • 1899: Gardefeu
  • 1900: Fourire
  • 1901: Kremlin
  • 1902: Codoman
  • 1903: La Camargo
  • 1904: Caius
  • 1905: Caius
  • 1906: Rataplan
  • 1907: Maintenon
  • 1908: Moulins la Marche
  • 1909: L'Inconnu
  • 1910: Chulo
  • 1911: Ossian
  • 1912: Cadet Roussel
  • 1913: Shannon
  • 1914: Nimbus
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Ramscapelle
  • 1920: Samourai
  • 1921: Sourbier
  • 1922: Ksar
  • 1923: Le Prodige
  • 1924: Massine
  • 1925: Cadum
  • 1926: Nid d'Or
  • 1927: Biribi
  • 1928: Nino
  • 1929: Rovigo
  • 1930: Barrabas
  • 1931: La Savoyarde
  • 1932: Amfortas
  • 1933: Goyescas
  • 1934: Rodosto
  • 1935: Rentenmark
  • 1936: Ortolan
  • 1937: Chuchoteur
  • 1938: Victrix
  • 1939: Goya II
  • 1940: Goya II
  • 1941: Maurepas
  • 1942: Djebel
  • 1943: Tornado / Arcot 1
  • 1944: Norseman
  • 1945: Seer
  • 1946: Basileus
  • 1947: Chanteur
  • 1948: Goyama
  • 1949: Nirgal
  • 1950: Fontenay
  • 1951: Tantieme
  • 1952: Mat de Cocagne
  • 1953: Guersant
  • 1954: Otto
  • 1955: Elu
  • 1956: Beau Prince
  • 1957: Tanerko
  • 1958: Tanerko
  • 1959: Chief 2
  • 1960: Marino
  • 1961: Javelot
  • 1962: Misti
  • 1963: Exbury
  • 1964: Relko
  • 1965: Free Ride
  • 1966: Diatome
  • 1967: Behistoun
  • 1968: Taj Dewan
  • 1969: Carmarthen

1 The 1943 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
2 Balbo and Malefaim finished first and second in 1959, but both were disqualified and the race was awarded to the third-placed horse.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Prix Ganay". The French Black Type. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "1889 Prix des Sablons". Le Gaulois. 1 April 1889. Retrieved 17 February 2013.