Christophe Soumillon

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Christophe Soumillon
Occupation Jockey
Born (1981-06-04) 4 June 1981 (age 40)
Schaerbeek, Belgium
Career winsongoing
Major racing wins
French Classic Race wins:
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2001)
Prix du Jockey Club (2001, 2003, 2006)
Grand Prix de Paris (2002, 2006, 2008)
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2003, 2008)
Prix de Diane (2004, 2008)

International race wins:

Dubai Duty Free Stakes (2002)
Pretty Polly Stakes (2003)
Racing Post Trophy (2003)
Breeders' Cup Turf (2005)
Hong Kong Gold Cup (2005)
Irish Oaks (2005)
Queen Anne Stakes (2005)
Stewards' Cup (2005, 2009, 2016)
Chairman's Sprint Prize (2006)
Coronation Cup (2006)
Gran Premio di Milano (2006)
Hong Kong Derby (2006)
Hong Kong Gold Cup (2005)
K. George VI & Q. Elizabeth Stakes (2006)
Oaks d'Italia (2006)
Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2006)
Hong Kong Mile (2008, 2019)
Tenno Sho (Autumn) (2010)
Champion Stakes (2011, 2016)
Jebel Hatta (2014, 2019)
Deutsches Derby (2014)
Japan Cup (2014)
Dubai Sheema Classic (2015)
Irish Champion Stakes (2016)
Dubai World Cup (2018, 2019)
Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (2019)
Racing awards
French flat racing Champion Jockey (2003, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Significant horses
Dalakhani, Rail Link, Mandesha,
Shirocco, Viva Pataca, Hurricane Run, Overdose, Good Ba Ba, Zarkava

Christophe Soumillon (born 4 June 1981 in Schaerbeek, Belgium) is a Belgian Thoroughbred horse racing jockey.



Raised in a horse racing family, he is the son of a horse jumping jockey Jean-Marc Soumillon. [1] Christophe Soumillon apprenticed at Chantilly Racecourse in Chantilly, France to Cédric Boutin, and won his first race in November 1997. By the end of 1999, he had been named Champion Apprentice.

In April 2000, Soumillon won five races on the same day, tying the all-time French record. He has racked up a series of victories and in 2003 became the French champion jockey with 207 wins. On 10 September 2006 he won five races (including Prix Vermeille, Prix Niel and Prix Foy), tying the all-time French record for the second time.

Although primarily known as a flat jockey, Soumillon has achieved victories in major hurdle races when he won the 2010 Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil (French Champion Hurdle) on Mandali and the 2013 Grand Course de Haies des 3 Ans on Hippomene.

Major wins

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