Prix d'Ispahan

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Prix d'Ispahan
Group 1 race
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1873
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance1,850 metres (about 9 furlongs or about 1 1/8 miles) [1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up [1]
Weight58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
[1]
Purse 250,000 (2021)
1st: €142,850
[1]
Prix d'Ispahan
2021
Owner J C Seroul.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Sunderland Holding Inc.svg
SkalletiTilsitMy Oberon
Previous years
2020
Owner Ballymore Thoroughbred Ltd.svg Owner Mr P K Siu.svg Owner Mr Gary Woodward.svg
Persian KingStormy AntarcticPogo
2019
Owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum.svg Owner Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd.svg Owner Scea Haras De Saint Pair.svg
Zabeel PrinceStudy Of ManTrais Fluors
2018
Owner Sarl Darpat France.svg Owner Mr B E Nielsen.svg Owner Scea Haras De Saint Pair.svg
RecoletosAlmodovarTrais Fluors
2017
Owner Al Shaqab Racing.svg Owner Godolphin white cap.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
MekhtaalRobin Of NavanUsherette
2016
Owner Eishindo Co Ltd.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Hspirit.svg
A Shin HikariDariyanSilverwave
2015
Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Oti Management Pty Ltd.svg Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg
SolowGailo ChopSparkling Beam
2014
Owner Mr J C A Dupouy.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Mrs Emma Kennedy.svg
Cirrus Des AiglesAnodinPollyana
2013
Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani.svg Owner Princess Zahra Aga Khan.svg
MaxiosPlanteurMandour
2012
Owner Ammerland Verwaltung GmbH and Co.svg Owner Ahmed Al Falasi.svg Owner J-P Gallorini.svg
Golden LilacPlanteurNo Risk At All
2011
Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Mr J C A Dupouy.svg Owner Saeed Nasser Al Romaithi.svg
GoldikovaCirrus Des AiglesRajsaman
2010–2001
2010
Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg Owner Gestut Schlenderhan.svg
GoldikovaBywordWiener Walzer
2009
Owner Mr D Treves.svg Owner J C Seroul.svg Owner Mr Richard Morecombe.svg
Never On SundayGris De GrisRunaway
2008
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Princess Zahra Aga Khan.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg
SageburgDarjinaLoup Breton
2007
Owner Baron G von Ullmann.svg Owner B Van Dalfsen.svg Owner Ecurie Mister Ess A S.svg
ManduroTurtle BowlStormy River
2006
Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Baron G von Ullmann.svg Owner Mr L Marinopoulos.svg
LaverockManduroKrataios
2005
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Elvstroem Syndicate.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg
ValixirElvstroemCacique
2004
Owner Scuderia Pieffegi.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Mr Tim Corby.svg
Prince KirkSix PerfectionsCheckit
2003
Owner Scuderia Rencati Srl.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Cheveley Park Stud.svg
FalbravBright SkyCarnival Dancer
2002
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg
Best Of The BestsPoussinBanks Hill
2001
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Gary A Tanaka.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
ObservatoryHightoriEkraar
2000–1991
2000
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Baron Edouard De Rothschild.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg
SendawarIndian DanehillChelsea Manor
1999
Owner Mr Wafic Said.svg Owner Takao Watanabe.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg
Croco RougeEl Condor PasaGold Away
1998
Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Ecurie Aland.svg
Loup SauvageAstarabadMarathon
1997
Owner Mr A E Oppenheimer.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner A Larsson.svg
SasuruWiximSimon Du Desert
1996
Owner S M R M.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg
HallingGunboat DiplomacyVetheuil
1995
Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Osvaldo Pedroni.svg Owner David Smaga.svg
Green TunePelderMarildo
1994
Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg Owner David Smaga.svg
BigstoneMuhtarramMarildo
1993
Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Scuderia Laghi.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg
ArcanguesMisilShanghai
1992
Owner HRH Prince Fahd Salman.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg
ZomanArcanguesExit To Nowhere
1991
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Ecurie Skymarc Farm.svg Owner HRH Prince Fahd Salman.svg
SanglamorePrioloZoman
1990–1988
1990
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Mr Ivan Allan.svg
CreatorVal Des BoisCitidancer
1989
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner M Grafin Batthyany.svg Owner Mrs P de Moussac.svg
Indian SkimmerGabinaFrench Stress
1988
Owner Stavros Niarchos.svg Owner Mme L Volterra.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
MiesqueSaint AndrewsJalaajel
 

The Prix d'Ispahan is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,850 metres (about 1 mile and 1¼ furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

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History

The inaugural running of the Prix d'Ispahan was the showpiece event of a meeting held at Longchamp on 13 July 1873. The meeting had been hastily arranged to honour the Shah of Persia, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, who was making an official visit to Paris. The race was named after Ispahan, the French name for Isfahan, a former capital city of Persia.

The Prix d'Ispahan was initially contested over 3,000 metres, and it was originally open to horses aged three or older. Its distance was cut to 2,400 metres in its second year, and it was further reduced to 2,200 metres in 1891, and to 2,100 metres in 1903.

The race was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. Its present length, 1,850 metres, was introduced in 1921. It was cancelled once during World War II, in 1940. It was run over 2,000 metres at Le Tremblay in 1943 and 1944.

The present system of race grading began in 1971, and the Prix d'Ispahan was classed at the highest level, Group 1. The minimum age of participating horses was raised to four in 1987. It was staged at Chantilly in 1991, and at this venue its distance was 1,800 metres. The race was opened to geldings in 2001.

In 2020, Prix d'Ispahan moved to July and three years old horses can run by one time basis. [2]

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):


Leading jockey (7 wins):


Leading trainer (9 wins):


Leading owner (8 wins):

Winners since 1969

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1969Grandier5 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington Jr.Mrs Pierre Ribes1:55.8
1970 Caro 3 Bill Williamson Albert KlimschaCountess Batthyany1:56.8
1971Mister Sic Top4Alfred GibertG. PézerilLucien Deshayes2:02.4
1972 Riverman 3 Freddy Head Alec Head Germaine Wertheimer 1:54.2
1973La Troublerie4 Yves Saint-Martin Gérard PhilippeauMrs Marc Laloum1:52.9
1974 Allez France 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Sr. Daniel Wildenstein 1:55.7
1975Ramirez4 Philippe Paquet François Boutin María Félix Berger 1:51.3
1976Full of Hope6Bill PyersGilles DelloyeC. F. Delecroix1:54.4
1977Lightning3Gérard DubroeucqFrançois Mathet Guy de Rothschild 1:52.9
1978Carwhite4 Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:53.9
1979 Irish River 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington Jr.Mrs Raymond Adès1:51.7
1980Nadjar4 Alain Lequeux Aage PausGunnar Schjelderup1:57.4
1981 The Wonder 3 Alain Lequeux Jacques de ChevignyMrs Alain du Breil1:57.7
1982 Al Nasr 4 Alain Lequeux André Fabre Moufid F. Dabaghi1:54.3
1983Crystal Glitters3 Yves Saint-Martin Mitri SalibaMahmoud Fustok1:53.0
1984Crystal Glitters4Alfred Gibert André Fabre Mahmoud Fustok1:50.6
1985 Sagace 5 Éric Legrix Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 1:51.1
1986Baillamont4 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:50.8
1987Highest Honor4 Cash Asmussen Pascal Bary Ecurie I. M. Fares 1:55.3
1988 Miesque 4 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:55.2
1989 Indian Skimmer 5 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 1:52.3
1990Creator4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:51.5
1991 Sanglamore 4 Pat Eddery Roger Charlton Khalid Abdullah 1:49.9
1992Zoman5 Alan Munro Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 1:54.6
1993 Arcangues 5 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:50.7
1994 Bigstone 4 Olivier Peslier Élie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 1:51.7
1995Green Tune4 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:53.7
1996 Halling 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:02.9
1997Sasuru4 Michael Hills Geoff Wragg Anthony Oppenheimer 1:54.6
1998Loup Sauvage4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:52.7
1999Croco Rouge4 Thierry Jarnet Pascal Bary Wafic Saïd 1:53.7
2000 Sendawar 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 1:59.3
2001 Observatory 4 Richard Hughes John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:51.0
2002Best of the Bests5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:51.4
2003 Falbrav 5 Kieren Fallon Luca Cumani Rencati / Yoshida 1:51.0
2004Prince Kirk4Marco MonterisoEmilio BorromeoScuderia Pieffegi1:52.0
2005 Valixir 4 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Aga Khan IV 1:50.9
2006Laverock4 Davy Bonilla Carlos Laffon-Parias Gainsborough Stud 1:52.2
2007 Manduro 5 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Baron G. von Ullmann1:58.0
2008Sageburg4 Olivier Peslier Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 1:53.7
2009Never on Sunday4 Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget Daniel-Yves Trèves1:57.2
2010 Goldikova 5 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:49.4
2011 Goldikova 6 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:51.0
2012 Golden Lilac 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Gestut Ammerland1:51.85
2013 Maxios 5 Stéphane Pasquier Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 1:56.55
2014 Cirrus des Aigles 8 Christophe Soumillon Corine Barande-BarbeJean-Claude Dupouy1:57.98
2015 Solow 5 Maxime Guyon Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:51.30
2016 A Shin Hikari [lower-alpha 1] 5 Yutaka Take Masanori SakaguchiEishindo Co Ltd1:53.29
2017Mekhtaal [lower-alpha 1] 4Gregory Benoist Jean-Claude Rouget Al Shaqab Racing1:49.92
2018Recoletos4 Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-PariasSarl Darpat France1:52.80
2019 Zabeel Prince 6 Andrea Atzeni Roger Varian Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum1:53.07
2020 [lower-alpha 2] Persian King 4 Pierre-Charles Boudot André Fabre Ballymore & Godolphin 1:47.21
2021 Skalleti 6 Gérald Mossé Jerome ReynierJean-Claude Seroul1:53.57
  1. 1 2 The 2016 and 2017 races took place at Chantilly while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment
  2. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the race moved to mid-July, ran at Chantilly with 1800 metres and open for three-years old horses

Earlier winners

  1. The 1898 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Prix d'Ispahan". The French Black Type. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  2. French racing to restart with four Group races and Monday slot for the Guineas