Prix du Moulin de Longchamp

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Prix du Moulin de Longchamp
Group 1 race
Northjet.jpg
Northjet, oil on canvas
Painting by Bob Demuyser (1920-2003)
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated 1957
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Qatar
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
excluding geldings
Weight 56 kg (3yo); 58 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Purse €450,000 (2016)
1st: €257,130
Prix du Moulin de Longchamp
2016
White, brown chevron, orange cap Red, blue diamonds on body, blue pom pom on cap Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
Vadamos Spectre Zelzal

The Prix du Moulin de Longchamp is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbred colts and fillies aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

History[edit]

The event is named after the Moulin de Longchamp, a windmill located within the grounds of the racecourse. The mill was originally part of an abbey, and its foundation stone was laid by Saint Louis in 1256. It was destroyed during the French Revolution, but reconstructed when the racecourse was built in 1856.

The Prix du Moulin de Longchamp was one of two major races introduced to celebrate Longchamp's centenary in 1957. Both initially took place on the first Sunday in October, the same day as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The other race, the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp, is still held at that meeting.

The Prix du Moulin was moved to late September in 1974, and to the first Sunday of that month in 1980. It was formerly contested on Longchamp's middle course (the moyenne piste), but was switched to the main course (the grande piste) in 1987.

The race was rescheduled for mid-September in 2011.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Cash AsmussenMendez (1984), Soviet Star (1988), Polish Precedent (1989), Kingmambo (1993), Spinning World (1997), Indian Lodge (2000)

Leading trainer (6 wins):

  • André FabreSoviet Star (1988), Polish Precedent (1989), Ski Paradise (1994), Nebraska Tornado (2003), Grey Lilas (2004), Vadamos (2016)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • HH Aga Khan IVSilver Shark (1966), Ashkalani (1996), Sendawar (1999), Ervedya (2015)

Winners since 1975[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1974 Mount Hagen 3 Philippe Paquet Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 1:48.5
1975 Delmora 3 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Gerry Oldham 1:41.00
1976 Gravelines 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 1:42.00
1977 Pharly 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Antonio Blasco 1:40.60
1978 Sanedtki 4 Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb Serge Fradkoff 1:37.90
1979 Irish River 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Mrs Raymond Adès 1:38.80
1980 Kilijaro 4 Freddy Head Olivier Douieb Serge Fradkoff 1:36.90
1981 Northjet 4 Freddy Head Olivier Douieb Serge Fradkoff 1:35.20
1982 Green Forest 3 Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok 1:34.90
1983 Luth Enchantee 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Paul de Moussac 1:38.90
1984 Mendez 3 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Philip Niarchos 1:43.40
1985 Rousillon 4 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Khalid Abdullah 1:39.00
1986 Sonic Lady 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:35.80
1987 Miesque 3 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:37.50
1988 Soviet Star 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:40.30
1989 Polish Precedent 3 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:38.50
1990 Distant Relative 4 Pat Eddery Barry Hills Wafic Saïd 1:38.30
1991 Priolo 4 Gérald Mossé François Boutin Ecurie Skymarc Farm 1:38.40
1992 All At Sea 3 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 1:40.70
1993 Kingmambo 3 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:37.60
1994 Ski Paradise 4 Yutaka Take André Fabre Teruya Yoshida 1:37.80
1995 Ridgewood Pearl 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx Anne Coughlan 1:36.90
1996 Ashkalani 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 1:37.20
1997 Spinning World 4 Cash Asmussen Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 1:37.10
1998 Desert Prince 3 Olivier Peslier David Loder Lucayan Stud 1:40.90
1999 Sendawar 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:35.20
2000 Indian Lodge 4 Cash Asmussen Amanda Perrett Cohn / Parker 1:40.80
2001 Slickly 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:39.00
2002 Rock of Gibraltar 3 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Ferguson / Magnier 1:39.30
2003 Nebraska Tornado 3 Richard Hughes André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:38.70
2004 Grey Lilas 3 Eric Legrix André Fabre Gestüt Ammerland 1:37.50
2005 Starcraft 5 Christophe Lemaire Luca Cumani The Australian Syndicate 1:36.10
2006 Librettist 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:38.10
2007 Darjina 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Zahra Aga Khan 1:36.80
2008 Goldikova 3 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:36.70
2009 Aqlaam 4 Richard Hills William Haggas Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:38.87
2010 Fuisse 4 Stéphane Pasquier Criquette Head-Maarek Haras du Quesnay 1:37.83
2011 Excelebration 3 Jamie Spencer Marco Botti Giuliano Manfredini et al. 1:37.74
2012 Moonlight Cloud 4 Thierry Jarnet Freddy Head George Strawbridge 1:36.90
2013 Maxios 5 Stephane Pasquier Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 1:40.73
2014 Charm Spirit 3 Thierry Jarnet Freddy Head Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani 1:35.90
2015 Ervedya 3 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Claude Rouget Aga Khan IV 1:42.26
2016 Vadamos[a] 5 Vincent Cheminaud André Fabre Haras de Saint Pair 1:38.27

a The 2016 race took place at Chantilly while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1957: Rose Royale
  • 1958: Lilya
  • 1959: Ginetta
  • 1960: Mincio
  • 1961: Belle Shika
  • 1962: Romulus
  • 1963: Hula Dancer
  • 1964: Mirna
  • 1965: Red Slipper
  • 1966: Silver Shark
  • 1967: Great Nephew
  • 1968: Pola Bella
  • 1969: Habitat
  • 1970: Gold Rod
  • 1971: Faraway Son
  • 1972: Sallust
  • 1973: Sparkler

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