Prix Bertrand du Breuil

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Prix du Betrand du Breuil
Group 3 race
Location Chantilly Racecourse
Chantilly, France
Inaugurated 1852
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
exc. G1 winners this year
Weight 56 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 September 1 last year
Purse €80,000 (2015)
1st: €40,000

The Prix Bertrand du Breuil is a Group 3 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Chantilly over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

History[edit]

The earliest version of the event was established at Chantilly in 1852. Its prize money was originally provided by the Chemin de Fer du Nord, a railway company in northern France and the race was titled the Prix de Chemin du Fer du Nord. The first running was a 1,200-metre flat race for two-year-olds, and in the following years it was a 2,400-metre event over hurdles. It reverted to being a flat race in 1856, when it became a 3,200-metre contest for horses aged three or older.

The Chemin de Fer du Nord continued to provide the total prize money until 1910. Thereafter, it contributed a partial amount each year until 1937. The funding discontinued when the regional railways merged to form the SNCF.

The present Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord was created in 1933, when its distance was cut to 1,400 metres. It was cancelled in 1940, and for the next two years it was held at Longchamp. It was run at Maisons-Laffitte in 1943, and was cancelled again in 1944. Another spell at Longchamp began in 1945.

The race was extended to 1,700 metres in 1950. It returned to Chantilly and reverted to 1,400 metres in 1955. The minimum age was raised to four in 1967, and the distance was increased to 1,600 metres in 1972.

The event was staged at Maisons-Laffitte in 1997 and 1998, and its current period at Chantilly began in 1999. It is now held on the same day as the Prix de Diane.

In 2013 the race was renamed in memory of Bertrand du Breuil (1926-2011), the last president of the Societe d'Encouragemment, forerunner of France Galop.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Menetrier – 1948, 1949
  • Spirito del Vento – 2007, 2008

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Freddy HeadApataki (1966), Regent Street (1969), My Friend Paul (1973), Rostov (1980), Big John (1982), Pluralisme (1984), Pink (1985)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • André FabreMill Native (1988), French Stress (1989), Kingsalsa (2000), Cacique (2005), Apsis (2006), Byword (2011), Fintry (2015)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Khalid AbdullahCacique (2005), Apsis (2006), Byword (2011). Mainsail (2013)

Winners since 1981[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1981 Gosport 5 Jean-Claude Desaint J. C. Cunnington Jean Laborde
1982 Big John 4 Freddy Head E. Chevalier du Fau John Michael 1:38.80
1983 Pampabird 4 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Paul de Moussac
1984 Pluralisme 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer
1985 Pink 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer
1986 Sarab 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Fahd Salman
1987 Relasure 4 Tony Cruz Patrick Biancone Ecurie Jules Ouaki
1988 Mill Native 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Paul de Moussac 1:36.80
1989 French Stress 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Paul de Moussac 1:42.90
1990 Mister Sicy 4 Gérald Mossé Nicolas Clément Mrs Michael Cahan 1:37.70
1991 Goofalik 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond David Thompson 1:39.70
1992 As Que To 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Edgard Zorbibe 1:38.80
1993 Africanus 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 1:49.00
1994 Zabar 6 Frankie Dettori Jonathan Pease Gerald Leigh 1:36.90
1995 Kaldounevees 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 1:37.00
1996 Nec Plus Ultra 5 Thierry Gillet Alain de Royer-Dupré Marquesa de Moratalla 1:39.30
1997 Perim 4 Guy Guignard Gérard-Alain Lièvre Gérard-Alain Lièvre 1:38.80
1998 Jim and Tonic 4 Gérald Mossé François Doumen John Martin 1:37.80
1999 Field of Hope 4 Sylvain Guillot Pascal Bary Grundy Bloodstock Ltd 1:41.40
2000 Kingsalsa 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:41.60
2001 Mahfooth 4 Thierry Jarnet Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:38.40
2002 Domedriver 4 Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:38.80
2003 Tripat 4 Thierry Jarnet Richard Gibson Ecurie J. L. Bouchard 1:37.50
2004 My Risk 5 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Marie Béguigné Roland Monnier 1:36.10
2005 Cacique 4 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:37.30
2006 Apsis 5 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:35.00
2007 Spirito del Vento 4 Kieren Fallon Jean-Marie Béguigné Luigi Ciampi 1:34.60
2008 Spirito del Vento 5 Olivier Peslier Jean-Marie Béguigné Luigi Ciampi 1:36.50
2009 Beacon Lodge 4 Gérald Mossé Clive Cox Mr & Mrs P. Hargreaves 1:34.87
2010 Fuisse 4 Christophe Lemaire Criquette Head-Maarek Haras du Quesnay 1:36.90
2011 Byword 5 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:36.76
2012 Vagabond Shoes 5 Stéphane Pasquier Yan Durepaire Javier Martinez Salmean 1:38.78
2013 Mainsail 4 Christophe Soumillon Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 1:41.94
2014 Pinturicchio 6 Anthony Crastus Elie Lellouche Julia Rusu 1:35.49
2015 Fintry 4 Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 1:36.00
2016 Pas de Deux 6 Antoine Coutier Yasmin Almenrader Dirk Von Mitzlaff 1:37.64
2017 Taareef 4 Ioritz Mendizabal Jean-Claude Rouget Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:34.57

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1933: Dickens
  • 1934: Rodosto
  • 1935: Rarity
  • 1936: Le Cyclone
  • 1937: Republique
  • 1938: Mandoline
  • 1939: Earnest
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Thread
  • 1942: Balthazar / Panipat *
  • 1943: Fine Art
  • 1944: no race
  • 1945: Tango
  • 1946: Vagabond
  • 1947: Thiercelin
  • 1948: Menetrier
  • 1949: Menetrier
  • 1950: Eppi d'Or
  • 1951: Commando
  • 1952: Norman
  • 1953: Voltaire
  • 1954: Fine Top
  • 1955: Soleil Royal
  • 1956:
  • 1957: Renard
  • 1958:
  • 1959:
  • 1960: Rina
  • 1961: Galant Gaditan
  • 1962: Cassis
  • 1963: Hodell
  • 1964: Nandou
  • 1965: Present
  • 1966: Apataki
  • 1967: Village Square
  • 1968: Calife
  • 1969: Regent Street
  • 1970: Irish Minstrel
  • 1971: Joshua
  • 1972: Etoile Lointaine
  • 1973: My Friend Paul
  • 1974: Ace of Aces
  • 1975: Son of Silver
  • 1976: Full of Hope
  • 1977: Mittainvilliers
  • 1978: Mad Captain
  • 1979: Fils Prodigue
  • 1980: Rostov

* The 1942 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

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