Prix d'Arenberg

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Prix d'Arenberg
Group 3 race
Location Chantilly Racecourse
Chantilly, France
Inaugurated 1911
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,100 metres (5½f)
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Two-year-olds
excluding Group 1 winners
Weight 56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Penalties
2½ kg for Group 2 winners
2½ kg if two Group 3 wins
1½ kg if one Group 3 win
Purse €80,000 (2016)
1st: €40,000

The Prix d'Arenberg is a Group 3 flat horse race in France open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Chantilly over a distance of 1,100 metres (about 5½ furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1911, and it was originally called the Prix des Coteaux. It was initially contested over 1,100 metres at Longchamp. It was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1919. It was shortened to 1,000 metres in 1921.

The race was renamed in memory of Auguste d'Arenberg (1837–1924), a long-serving member of the Société d'Encouragement, in 1925.

The Prix d'Arenberg was cancelled once during World War II, in 1939. It was run at Auteuil over 900 metres in 1940, Maisons-Laffitte in 1943 and Le Tremblay in 1944.

The event was transferred to Chantilly in 1975, and it returned to Longchamp in 1983. It was extended to 1,100 metres in 1994, and from this point its venue frequently changed. For brief spells it was held at Maisons-Laffitte (1994, 2002–03), Chantilly (1995, 1997, 1999–2001) and Évry (1996). It was cancelled because of budget cuts in 1998.

The Prix d'Arenberg moved back to Chantilly in 2004. It was staged at Maisons-Laffitte in 2010 and 2011 and Longchamp in 2015 over the shorter distance of 5 furlongs.

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinTexanita (1963), Farhana (1966), Zeddaan (1967), Hawkins (1977), Adraan (1979), Last Tycoon (1985)
  • Freddy HeadEnitram (1972), Sigy (1978), Greenway (1980), Sicyos (1983), Doree (1994) Pas de Reponse (1996)

Leading trainer (9 wins):

  • Criquette Head-MaarekSigy (1978), Sicyos (1983), Ravinella (1987), Divine Danse (1990), Key of Luck (1993), Doree (1994), Pas de Reponse (1996), Iron Mask (2000), Villadolide (2003)

Leading owner (5 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacXander (1927), Djerba (1946, dead-heat), Damnos (1947), Cardanil (1949), Djelfa (1950)

Winners since 1979[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1979 Adraan Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV
1980 Greenway Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer
1981 Glancing Lester Piggott William Hastings-Bass Mrs Dare Wigan
1982 Go Jogging Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Jacques Wimpfheimer
1983 Sicyos Freddy Head Criquette Head Haras d'Etreham
1984 Reasonable Cash Asmussen Pascal Bary Peter Goulandris
1985 Last Tycoon Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Richard Strauss 0:57.40
1986 Indian Forest Cash Asmussen Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok
1987 Ravinella Gary W. Moore Criquette Head Ecurie Aland
1988 Desert Dawn Gary W. Moore Lord John FitzGerald Khaled Al Ahmed 0:59.70
1989 Repercutionist Tony Cruz Alain Falourd John Kluge
1990 Divine Danse Guy Guignard Criquette Head Ecurie Aland 0:57.40
1991 Regal Scintilla Guy Guignard Toby Balding Theodore Waddington 0:57.70
1992 Zieten Steve Cauthen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 0:58.90
1993 Key of Luck Walter Swinburn Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 0:57.90
1994 Doree Freddy Head Criquette Head Khalid Abdullah 1:04.70
1995 Ella Nico [a] Olivier Doleuze Nicolas Clément Ecurie Biraben 1:05.80
1996 Pas de Reponse Freddy Head Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:05.06
1997 Starkey Kevin Woodburn Bruce Hellier Spiess / Wilde 1:05.90
1998 no race
1999 Moon Driver Sylvain Guillot Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 1:04.50
2000 Iron Mask Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:02.90
2001 Dobby Road Alain Junk Valérie Dissaux Hillbrow Breeding Ltd 1:06.60
2002 Pleasure Place Thierry Jarnet Riccardo Menichetti Razza dell'Olmo 1:05.90
2003 Villadolide Thierry Gillet Criquette Head-Maarek Ghislaine Head 1:06.10
2004 Toupie Jean-Bernard Eyquem François Rohaut Javier Gispert 1:02.90
2005 Headache Sébastien Maillot Robert Collet Robert Collet 1:03.50
2006 Beauty Is Truth Thierry Thulliez Robert Collet Richard Strauss 1:03.80
2007 Starlit Sands Jean-Bernard Eyquem Sir Mark Prescott Kirsten Rausing 1:02.20
2008 Triple Aspect Liam Jones William Haggas Margaret Findlay 1:04.10
2009 Sorciere Gérald Mossé Carlos Lerner Lady O'Reilly 1:05.80
2010 Broox Olivier Peslier Eoghan O'Neill Lucas / Marsh 1:03.60
2011 Restiadargent Maxime Guyon Henri-Alex Pantall Guy Pariente 1:06.20
2012 Cay Verde Martin Harley Mick Channon Qatar Racing Ltd 1:05.22
2013 This Time Fabrice Veron Henri-Alex Pantall Antoinette Tamagni 1:04.99
2014 High Celebrity Maxime Guyon André Fabre Ecurie Victoria Dreams 1:03.10
2015 Yakaba Maxime Guyon Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 0:55.93
2016 Afandem James Doyle Hugo Palmer Hamad Rashed Bin Ghedayer 0:57.95

a Titus Livius finished first in 1995, but he was subsequently disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1911: Joseline
  • 1912: Ecouen
  • 1913: Roselys
  • 1914–19: no race
  • 1920: Phusla
  • 1921: Tahaa
  • 1922: Epinard
  • 1923: Heldifann
  • 1924: Sherry
  • 1925: Highborn II
  • 1926: Licteur
  • 1927: Xander
  • 1928: La Fayette
  • 1929: Aude
  • 1930: Dogaresse
  • 1931: Timadora
  • 1932: Spirituelle
  • 1933: Shining Tor
  • 1934: Bao Dai
  • 1935: Mistress Ford
  • 1936: Ethiopie
  • 1937: Shrew
  • 1938: Emir d'Iran
  • 1939: no race
  • 1940: La Peri
  • 1941: Nugget
  • 1942: Fanatique
  • 1943: La Rayonne
  • 1944: Doge
  • 1945: Sayani
  • 1946: Djerba / Le Lavandou 1
  • 1947: Damnos
  • 1948:
  • 1949: Cardanil
  • 1950: Djelfa
  • 1951: Pomare
  • 1952: Kobus
  • 1953: Vamarie
  • 1954: Reinata
  • 1955: Polic
  • 1956: Skindles Hotel
  • 1957: Texana
  • 1958: Ginetta
  • 1959: Barbaresque
  • 1960: L'Epinay
  • 1961: Sturdy Man
  • 1962: Victorian Order
  • 1963: Texanita
  • 1964: Polyfoto
  • 1965: Fantastic Light
  • 1966: Farhana
  • 1967: Zeddaan
  • 1968: Don II
  • 1969: Mange Tout
  • 1970: Anna Karenina
  • 1971: Deep Diver
  • 1972: Enitram
  • 1973: La Lambarde
  • 1974: Raise a Lady
  • 1975: Diffusion
  • 1976: Black Sulphur 2
  • 1977: Hawkins
  • 1978: Sigy

1 The 1946 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
2 Haneena finished first in 1976, but she was relegated to second place following a stewards' inquiry.

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