Prix Jacques Le Marois

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Prix Jacques Le Marois
Group 1 race
Northjet.jpg
Northjet, oil on canvas
Painting by Bob Demuyser (1920–2003)
Location Deauville Racecourse
Deauville, France
Inaugurated1921
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance1,600 metres (1 mile) [1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationThree-years-old and up
excluding geldings
[1]
Weight56½ kg (3yo); 59½ kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
[1]
Purse€600,000 (2020)
1st: €342,840
[1]
Prix Jacques Le Marois
2020
Owner Paul and Jenny Green.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd.svg
Palace PierAlpine StarCircus Maximus
Previous years
2020
Owner Paul and Jenny Green.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd.svg
Palace PierAlpine StarCircus Maximus
2019
Owner Robert Ng France.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
RomanisedShamanLine of Duty
2018
Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Sarl Darpat France.svg Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg
Alpha CentauriRecoletosWith You
2017
Owner Al Shaqab Racing.svg Owner Godolphin white cap.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Al WukairInns Of CourtThunder Snow
2016
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Scea Haras De Saint Pair.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
RibchesterVadamosErvedya
2015
Owner Baron Edouard De Rothschild.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Stall Furstenhof.svg
EsoteriqueTerritoriesWild Chief
2014
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Al Shaqab Racing.svg
KingmanAnodinOlympic Glory
2013
Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg Owner HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg
Moonlight CloudOlympic GloryIntello
2012
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Teruya Yoshida.svg
ExcelebrationCityscapeElusive Kate
2011
Owner Mr R C Strauss.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Mr Teruya Yoshida.svg
Immortal VerseGoldikovaSahpresa

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

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History

The event is named in memory of Jacques Le Marois (1865–1920), a president of the venue's former governing body, the Société des Courses de Deauville. It was established in 1921, and was originally restricted to three-year-olds.

Deauville Racecourse was closed during World War II, and the Prix Jacques Le Marois was cancelled in 1940. For the remainder of this period it was switched between Maisons-Laffitte (1941–43, 1945) and Longchamp (1944). It returned to Deauville in 1946, and was opened to horses aged four or older in 1952.

The Fresnay-le-Buffard stud farm became the sponsor of the Prix Jacques Le Marois in 1986. From this point the event was known as the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois.

The race was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2010. The winner now earns an invitation to compete in the same year's Breeders' Cup Mile. [2]

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):


Leading jockey (6 wins):


Leading trainer (7 wins):


Leading owner (10 wins):

Winners since 1972

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1972 Lyphard 3 Freddy Head Alec Head Germaine Wertheimer 1:38.20
1973 Kalamoun 3Henri SamaniFrançois Mathet Aga Khan IV 1:36.00
1974 Nonoalco 3 Lester Piggott François Boutin María Félix Berger 1:37.20
1975 Lianga 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 1:34.60
1976 Gravelines 4Gary W. Moore Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 1:35.10
1977 Flying Water 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 1:44.20
1978Kenmare3Alain BadelFrançois Mathet Guy de Rothschild 1:38.60
1979 Irish River 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington Jr.Mrs Raymond Adès1:35.40
1980Nadjar4 Alain Lequeux Aage PausA. D. D. Rogers1:38.40
1981 Northjet 4 Freddy Head Olivier DouiebSerge Fradkoff1:34.50
1982 The Wonder 4 Pat Eddery Jacques de ChevignyMarquesa de Moratalla1:35.50
1983 Luth Enchantee 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington Jr.Paul de Moussac1:35.90
1984 Lear Fan 3 Pat Eddery Guy Harwood Ahmed bin Salman 1:34.90
1985Vin de France3 Éric Legrix Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 1:38.20
1986Lirung4 Steve Cauthen Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Fährhof1:36.40
1987 Miesque 3 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:36.00
1988 Miesque 4 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:38.60
1989 Polish Precedent 3 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:37.30
1990 Priolo 3 Alain Lequeux François Boutin Ecurie Skymarc Farm 1:38.20
1991 Hector Protector 3 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:39.40
1992Exit to Nowhere4 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:40.80
1993 Sayyedati 3 Walter Swinburn Clive Brittain Mohamed Obaida1:39.80
1994 East of the Moon 3 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:35.70
1995Miss Satamixa3 Sylvain Guillot André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 1:35.70
1996 Spinning World 3 Cash Asmussen Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 1:39.10
1997 Spinning World 4 Cash Asmussen Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 1:34.40
1998 Taiki Shuttle 4Yukio Okabe Kazuo Fujisawa Taiki Farm1:37.40
1999 Dubai Millennium 3 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:44.30
2000Muhtathir5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:34.60
2001Vahorimix [lower-alpha 1] 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 1:38.80
2002 Banks Hill 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:35.00
2003 Six Perfections 3 Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:38.30
2004Whipper3 Christophe Soumillon Robert Collet Richard Strauss1:38.40
2005 Dubawi 3 Kerrin McEvoy Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.90
2006Librettist4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:43.10
2007 Manduro 5 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Georg von Ullmann1:37.40
2008 Tamayuz 3 Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:36.40
2009 Goldikova 4 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:33.50
2010 Makfi 3 Christophe Soumillon Mikel DelzanglesMathieu Offenstadt1:39.40
2011 Immortal Verse 3 Gérald Mossé Robert Collet Richard Strauss1:38.30
2012 Excelebration 4 Christophe Soumillon Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:34.60
2013 Moonlight Cloud 5 Thierry Jarnet Freddy Head George Strawbridge Jr. 1:33.39
2014 Kingman 3 James Doyle John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:41.90
2015 Esoterique 5 Pierre-Charles Boudot André Fabre Édouard de Rothschild 1:36.12
2016 Ribchester 3 William Buick Richard Fahey Godolphin 1:36.16
2017Al Wukair3 Frankie Dettori André Fabre Al Shaqab Racing1:38.51
2018 Alpha Centauri 3 Colm O'Donoghue Jessica Harrington Niarchos family 1:34.27
2019 Romanised 3Billy LeeKen Condon Robert Ng 1:35.16
2020 Palace Pier 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 1:38.06
  1. Proudwings finished first in 2001, but she was relegated to last place following a stewards' inquiry

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Prix Jacques Le Marois". The French Black Type. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. "2012 Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule" (PDF). breederscup.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.