Prix Marcel Boussac

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Prix Marcel Boussac
Critérium des Pouliches
Group 1 race
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1969
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQatar
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance1,600 metres (1 mile) [1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed [1]
QualificationTwo-year-old fillies [1]
Weight56 kg [1]
Purse€240,000 (2020)
1st: €137,136
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Prix Marcel Boussac
2020
Owner Miguel Castro Megias.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Le Haras De La Gousserie.svg
Tiger TanakaTasmaniaRougir

The Prix Marcel Boussac is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to two-year-old thoroughbred fillies. 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 early October.

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It is France's only Group 1 event exclusively for juvenile fillies. The leading participants usually become major contenders for the following year's fillies' Classics.

History

The event was established in 1969, and it was originally called the Critérium des Pouliches. The best two-year-old fillies had previously competed against male horses in the Grand Critérium.

The race was given its present title in 1980, in memory of Marcel Boussac (1889–1980). Boussac was a highly successful owner/breeder, and he served as chairman of the sport's former governing body in France, the Société d'Encouragement.

The Prix Marcel Boussac took place on Longchamp's middle course (moyenne piste) until 1986. It was switched to the main course (grande piste) in 1987.

The race is held on the same day as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The fixture is usually staged on the first Sunday in October.

Records

Leading jockey (3 wins):

Leading trainer (5 wins):

Leading owner (4 wins):(includes part ownership)


Winners

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1969Vela Lester Piggott Richard Carver, Jr.S. Sokolov1:40.30
1970Two to ParisJean-Claude DesaintJohn Cunnington, Jr.L. P. Doherty1:42.10
1971Dark BabyGeorges DoleuzeJean LaumainMaurice Fournier1:39.50
1972 Allez France Yves Saint-Martin Albert Klimscha Daniel Wildenstein 1:38.00
1973 Hippodamia Bill Pyers Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 1:43.00
1974Oak HillY. JosseGeorges BridglandMrs Serge Houyvet1:47.80
1975 Theia Yves Saint-Martin Raymond TouflanS. de Lopez-Tarragoya1:44.30
1976KamiciaF. FlachiJean LaumainMrs Henri Rabatel1:49.70
1977Tarona Philippe Paquet François Boutin Gerry Oldham1:41.90
1978PitasiaAlfred GibertAage Paus Sir Douglas Clague 1:48.30
1979Aryenne Yves Saint-Martin John FellowsD. G. Volkert1:41.30
1980Tropicaro Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber Benjamin Coates1:43.40
1981Play It Safe Lester Piggott François Boutin Diana Firestone 1:46.90
1982Goodbye ShelleyJohn LoweSteve NortonMrs S. R. Brook1:47.40
1983AlmeiraDominique VincentJ. C. CunningtonCountess Batthyany1:38.80
1984 Triptych Alain Lequeux David SmagaAlan Clore1:46.70
1985 Midway Lady Lester Piggott Ben Hanbury Harry Ranier 1:37.90
1986 Miesque Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:37.50
1987Ashayer Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:37.40
1988Mary Linoa Alain Lequeux David SmagaDavid Smaga1:41.20
1989 Salsabil Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:40.30
1990 Shadayid Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:40.70
1991 Culture Vulture Richard Quinn Paul Cole Chris Wright 1:40.60
1992 Gold Splash Gérald Mossé Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:44.90
1993Sierra Madre Gérald Mossé Pascal Bary Jean-Louis Bouchard1:45.40
1994Macoumba Freddy Head Criquette Head Haras d'Etreham1:43.80
1995Miss Tahiti Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:40.20
1996 Ryafan Frankie Dettori John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:39.80
1997Loving Claim Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:37.60
1998Juvenia Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:43.00
1999Lady of Chad Olivier Peslier Richard Gibson John Martin1:44.90
2000Amonita Thierry Jarnet Pascal Bary Mrs Paul de Moussac1:36.30
2001 Sulk Frankie Dettori John Gosden James Wigan1:43.00
2002 Six Perfections Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:37.90
2003Denebola Christophe Lemaire Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:40.90
2004 Divine Proportions Christophe Lemaire Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:36.70
2005 Rumplestiltskin Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor et al.1:37.30
2006 Finsceal Beo Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Michael Ryan1:34.90
2007 Zarkava Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:37.00
2008Proportional Stéphane Pasquier Criquette Head-Maarek Khalid Abdullah 1:36.00
2009Rosanara Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:37.20
2010 Misty for Me Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:42.50
2011 Elusive Kate William Buick John Gosden Magnolia Racing / Hood 1:38.10
2012Silasol Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-Parias Wertheimer et Frère 1:44.62
2013Indonesienne Flavien Prat Christophe Ferland Wertheimer et Frère 1:38.74
2014 Found Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:37.45
2015Ballydoyle Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:35.44
2016 Wuheida [lower-alpha 1] William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:35.85
2017 Wild Illusion [lower-alpha 1] James Doyle Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:37.47
2018Lily's Candle Pierre-Charles Boudot Fabrice VermeulenMartin S Schwartz Racing1:38.98
2019 Albigna Shane Foley Jessica Harrington Niarchos family 1:41.26
2020 Tiger Tanaka Jessica Marcialis Charley RossiMiguel Castro Megias1:43.13
  1. 1 2 The 2016 & 2017 runnings took place at Chantilly while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment

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