Prix du Cadran

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Prix du Cadran
Group 1 race
Shafaraz.jpg
Shafaraz, oil on canvas
Painting by Bob Demuyser (1920–2003)
Location Longchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1837
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQatar
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance4,000 metres (2½ miles) [1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed [1]
QualificationFour-years-old and up [1]
Weight58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
[1]
Purse€300,000 (2021)
1st: €171,420
[1]
Prix du Cadran
2021
Owner The Barbury Lions.svg Owner Mr B E Nielsen.svg Owner Zak Bloodstock.svg
TrueshanStradivariusBubble Smart
Previous years
2020
Owner Patrick F Kehoe.svg Owner Guido Werner Hermann Schmitt.svg Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg
Princess ZoeAlkuinCall The Wind
2019
Owner Jean Gilbert.svg Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg Owner Paul and Jenny Green.svg
HoldthasigreenCall The WindDee Ex Bee
2018
Owner Mr George Strawbridge.svg Owner Jean Gilbert.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Call The WindHoldthasigreenMorgan Le Faye
2017
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Nicolas Saltiel.svg Owner Charvat Group.svg
VazirabadMille Et MilleTrip To Rhodos
2016
Owner H R H Sultan Ahmad Shah.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr A N Solomons.svg
Quest For MoreVazirabadNearly Caught
2015
Owner Nicolas Saltiel.svg Owner Patrick Hendrickx.svg Owner Mrs Angela McAlpine and Partners.svg
Mille Et MilleKicky BlueFun Mac
2014
Owner Mr and Mrs W J Williams.svg Owner A Ismoilov.svg Owner Dr R Lambe.svg
High JinxBathyrhonPale Mimosa
2013
Owner Dr Ingrid Hornig.svg Owner Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mrs I H Stewart-Brown.svg
AltanoTac De BoistronTimes Up
2012
Owner Dieter Burkle.svg Owner Mr and Mrs W J Williams.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
Molly MaloneHigh JinxColour Vision
2011
Owner Mr Henri de Pracomtal.svg Owner Stall D'Angelo.svg Owner Team Valor.svg
Kasbah BlissTres Rock DanonBrigantin
2010–2001
2010
Owner S Tripier-Mondancin.svg Owner Mlle Micheline Vidal.svg Owner Mr Henri de Pracomtal.svg
GentooWinter DreamKasbah Bliss
2009
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr Henri de Pracomtal.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
AlandiKasbah BlissYeats
2008
Owner Cuadra Miranda S.L.U.svg Owner Mme L Calamari.svg Owner Horst Rapp.svg
BannabyIncanto DreamOrion Star
2007
Owner Gestut Hachtsee.svg Owner Jean Uzel.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
Le MiracleVareveesYeats
2006
Owner Mr Terry Cooper.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Gestut Hachtsee.svg
Sergeant CecilShamdalaLe Miracle
2005
Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg Owner Mr J P Repard.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg
ReefscapeAlcazarOstankino
2004
Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Mrs A G Kavanagh.svg Owner J-R De Aragao Bozano.svg
WesternerCut QuartzLe Carre
2003
Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner R Sallet.svg Owner Mr Markus Graff.svg
WesternerGerminisDarasim
2002
Owner Mrs I H Stewart-Brown.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Mrs A G Kavanagh.svg
Give NoticePushkinCut Quartz
2001
Owner R Sallet.svg Owner T Biasioli.svg Owner Mrs Michael Watt.svg
GerminisGenericSan Sebastian
2000–1992
2000
Owner Mrs Michael Watt.svg Owner Mr J C Smith.svg Owner Mr P D Savill.svg
San SebastianPersian PunchRoyal Rebel
1999
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mrs Michael Watt.svg Owner Mrs A Head.svg
TajounSan SebastianDivination
1998
Owner Sir David Wills.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mrs Michael Watt.svg
InvermarkTiraazSan Sebastian
1997
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Christopher Spence.svg Owner Mr J C Smith.svg
Chief ContenderCelericPersian Punch
1996
Owner Patrick Sebagh.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Scuderia Mirabelle.svg
NononitoMoonaxAlways Earnest
1995
Owner Mme Myriam Bollack-Badel.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Patrick Sebagh.svg
Always EarnestMoonaxNononito
1994
Owner Michel Perret.svg Owner Mme C Bourg.svg Owner Edwin N Cohen.svg
MolesnesAlways EarnestSafety In Numbers
1993
Owner Mr B E Nielsen.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
AssessorSought OutSonus
1992
Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner Yoshio Asakawa.svg Owner Mme M-S Vidal.svg
Sought OutDrum TapsDariyoun
 

The Prix du Cadran 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 4,000 metres (about 2½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early October.

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It is France's most prestigious race for "stayers" – horses which specialise in racing over long distances. It is the French equivalent of the Gold Cup, the leading stayers' race in Great Britain.

History

The event is named after a clock face (cadran) at the École Militaire, a building located alongside its original venue, the Champ de Mars. It was first run in 1837, and was initially contested over one and a quarter laps of the track, about 2,500 metres.

The race was extended to 4,000 metres in 1843, and increased to 4,200 metres in 1846. It was held at Versailles in 1848, due to that year's French Revolution. It was not run in 1850, and its distance changed several times in the following decade. It was restricted to four-year-olds in 1854. It was transferred to Longchamp in 1857, and reverted to 4,200 metres in 1858. It was cancelled in 1871, because of the Franco-Prussian War.

The Prix du Cadran was re-opened to horses aged five or older and cut to 4,000 metres in 1913. It was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. It was cancelled once during World War II, in 1940. It was staged at Le Tremblay over 4,100 metres from 1943 to 1945. It was abandoned because of student protests in 1968.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Prix du Cadran was classed at the highest level, Group 1. For a period it took place in late May. It was opened to geldings in 1986.

The race was moved to the Saturday of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend in 1991. It was later switched to the same day as the "Arc", usually the first Sunday in October.

Records

Most successful horse (4 wins):


Leading jockey (5 wins):


Leading trainer (15 wins):

(note: the trainers of some of the early winners are unknown)

Leading owner (11 wins):

Winners since 1969

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1969 Levmoss 4 Bill Williamson Seamus McGrathSeamus McGrath4:42.70
1970Le Chouan4Bill Pyers Maurice Zilber Daniel Wildenstein 4:28.70
1971Ramsin4Henri SamaniGeoffroy WatsonThierry van Zuylen4:49.00
1972Rock Roi5Duncan Keith Peter Walwyn Roger Hue-Williams4:30.60
1973 Lassalle 4Jimmy LindleyRichard Carver Jr.Zenya Yoshida4:40.50
1974Recupere4 Yves Saint-Martin Gilles DelloyeAlan Clore4:40.50
1975Le Bavard4Alfred GibertMax BonaventureHenry Aubert4:40.00
1976 Sagaro 5 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Gerry Oldham4:20.90
1977 Buckskin 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 4:36.00
1978 Buckskin 5 Yves Saint-Martin Peter Walwyn Daniel Wildenstein 4:38.10
1979El Badr4Henri SamaniMitri SalibaMahmoud Fustok4:17.30
1980Shafaraz7 Maurice Philipperon Pierre BianconeYurk Skalka4:17.40
1981 Gold River 4 Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 4:38.00
1982El Badr7Alfred GibertMitri SalibaMahmoud Fustok5:19.10
1983Karkour5 Freddy Head Joseph AudonEcurie Manhattan4:49.60
1984Neustrien5 Éric Legrix Patrick Biancone Naji Pharaon4:45.50
1985Balitou6 Éric Legrix Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 4:17.90
1986Air de Cour4 Éric Legrix Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 4:21.10
1987 Royal Gait 4Olindo MongelluzzoGerardo VillartaManuel Pereira-Arias4:28.90
1988Yaka5 Cash Asmussen Alain CheletMrs Arthur Dewez4:34.00
1989Trebrook5 Éric Legrix Jean LesbordesGeorges Blizniansky4:23.10
1990Mercalle4Maurice BoulandMaurice BoulandRaymond Le Poder4:19.20
1991Victoire Bleue4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 4:27.00
1992Sought Out4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Lord Weinstock 4:41.10
1993 Assessor 4 John Reid Richard Hannon Sr. Bjorn Nielsen4:38.20
1994Molesnes4 Olivier Peslier Marcel RollandMitaab bin Abdullah4:27.50
1995Always Earnest7Alain BadelMyriam Bollack-BadelMrs Claude Bourg4:36.50
1996 Nononito 5 Thierry Jarnet Jean LesbordesPatrick Sebagh4:31.50
1997 Chief Contender 4 Olivier Doleuze Peter Chapple-Hyam Sue Magnier 4:16.40
1998 Invermark 4 Richard Hughes James Fanshawe Sir David Wills4:47.80
1999Tajoun5 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 4:51.80
2000 San Sebastian 6 Davy Bonilla John Dunlop Mrs Michael Watt4:14.10
2001Germinis7Renaud JanneauPatrice ChevillardRobert Sallet4:46.30
2002 Give Notice 5 Johnny Murtagh John Dunlop Stewart-Brown / Meacock4:23.80
2003 Westerner 4 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 4:37.50
2004 Westerner 5 Olivier Peslier Élie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 4:19.80
2005Reefscape4 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 4:36.00
2006 Sergeant Cecil 7 Frankie Dettori Rod MillmanTerry Cooper4:20.90
2007Le Miracle6 Dominique Boeuf Werner BaltromeiR'stall Gestüt Hachtsee4:29.80
2008Bannaby5 Christophe Soumillon M. Delcher SánchezCuadra Miranda SL4:22.20
2009 Alandi 4 Michael Kinane John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 4:12.70
2010Gentoo6 Gérald Mossé Alain LyonSerge Tripier-Mondancin4:40.80
2011Kasbah Bliss9 Gérald Mossé François Doumen Henri de Pracomtal4:30.52
2012Molly Malone4 Umberto Rispoli Mikel DelzanglesDieter Bürkle4:43.60
2013Altano7Eduardo PedrozaAndreas WohlerFrau Dr I Hornig4:24.38
2014High Jinx6 Ryan Moore James Fanshawe Mr & Mrs W. J. Williams4:12.22
2015Mille Et Mille5 Thierry Thulliez Carlos LernerNicolas Saltiel4:22.61
2016Quest For More [lower-alpha 1] 6 George Baker Roger Charlton Sultan Ahmad Shah 4:23.57
2017 Vazirabad [lower-alpha 1] 5 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 4:34.60
2018Call The Wind4Aurelien Lemaitre Freddy Head George Strawbridge4:24.41
2019Holdthasigreen7Tony PicconeBruno AudouinJean Gilbert & Claude Le Lay4:41.83
2020 Princess Zoe 5Joey SheridanAnthony MullinsPatrick Kehoe & Mrs P Crampton4:38.88
2021 Trueshan 5 James Doyle Alan King Singula Partnership4:28.10
  1. 1 2 The 2016 and 2017 races took place at Chantilly while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment

Earlier winners

* Vamos finished first in 1953, but he was disqualified.

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References

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