Prix du Jockey Club

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Qipco Prix du Jockey Club
(French Derby)
Group 1 race
ASSERT.jpg
Assert , oil on canvas
Painting by Bob Demuyser (1920–2003)
Location Chantilly Racecourse
Chantilly, France
Inaugurated1836
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQipco
Website france-galop.com
Race information
Distance2,100 metres (1m 2½f) [1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
excluding geldings
[1]
Weight58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
[1]
Purse 1,500,000 (2021)
1st: €857,100
[1]
Prix du Jockey Club
2021
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Le Haras De La Gousserie.svg Owner Gerard Augustin-Normand.svg
St Mark's BasilicaSealiwayMillebosc
Previous years
2020
Owner Prince A A Faisal.svg Owner Lily Chan Li Lei.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
MishriffThe SummitVictor Ludorum
2019
Owner Peter M Brant.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
SottsassPersian KingMotamarris
2018
Owner Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd.svg Owner Mr Roberto Cocheteux Tierno.svg Owner Mr Camille Garnier.svg
Study Of ManPatascoyLouis D'Or
2017
Owner Al Shaqab Racing.svg Owner Gestut Ammerland star on cap.svg Owner Sarl Darpat France.svg
BrametotWaldgeistRecoletos
2016
Owner Ecurie Antonio Caro and Gerard Augustin-Normand.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Robert Ng France.svg
AlmanzorZarakDicton
2015
Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mr Joseph Allen.svg
New BayHighland ReelWar Dispatch
2014
Owner Mr F Gillespie.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner J F Gribomont.svg
The Grey GatsbyShamkiyrPrince Gibraltar
2013
Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Mr D Treves.svg Owner Godolphin SNC.svg
IntelloMorandiSky Hunter
2012
Owner P Treyve.svg Owner Godolphin SNC.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg
SaonoisSaint BaudolinoNutello
2011
Owner Pride Racing Club.svg Owner Mr F Tabone.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
Reliable ManBubble ChicBaraan
2010–2001
2010
Owner Ammerland Verwaltung GmbH and Co.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Hg Wernicke.svg
Lope De VegaPlanteurPain Perdu
2009
Owner The Cool Silk Partnership.svg Owner Ecurie Aland.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
Le HavreFuisseWestphalia
2008
Owner J Detre.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mr Stefan Friborg.svg
Vision D'etatFamous NameNatagora
2007
Owner C Marzocco.svg Owner MR H MORIN.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
LawmanLiteratoShamdinan
2006
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Paul Vidal.svg Owner Baroness Karin Von Ullmann France.svg
DarsiBest NameArras
2005
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Ammerland Verwaltung GmbH and Co.svg Owner Mr Salem Suhail.svg
ShamardalHurricane RunRocamadour
2004
Owner Ecurie Jean-Louis Bouchard.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Lagardere Family.svg
Blue CanariProspect ParkValixir
2003
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Marquesa de Moratalla.svg
DalakhaniSuper CelebreCoroner
2002
Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Miss Sarah J Leigh.svg Owner Jumeirah Racing.svg
SulamaniAct OneSimeon
2001
Owner C Mimouni.svg Owner Mme B Brunet.svg Owner Mrs V Shelton.svg
Anabaa BlueChichicastenangoGrandera
2000–1991
2000
Owner Mrs P Good.svg Owner Edmund A Gann.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
Holding CourtLord FlasheartCircus Dance
1999
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr and Mrs Gary Pinchen.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
MontjeuNowhere To ExitRhagaas
1998
Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Mr Wafic Said.svg Owner Ga Oldham.svg
Dream WellCroco RougeSestino
1997
Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Mr Wafic Said.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
Peintre CelebreOscarAstarabad
1996
Owner Ecurie Jean-Louis Bouchard.svg Owner Richard S Kaster.svg Owner M Debeusscher.svg
RagmarPolaris FlightLe Destin
1995
Owner Mr P D Savill.svg Owner Wertheimer and Frere.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Celtic SwingPoligloteWinged Love
1994
Owner Ecurie Jean-Louis Bouchard.svg Owner Ecurie Fabien Ouaki.svg Owner Jellaby Owner.svg
Celtic ArmsSolid IllusionAlriffa
1993
Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Mrs P de Moussac.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
HernandoDernier EmpereurHunting Hawk
1992
Owner Mme B Houillion.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg
PolytainMarignanContested Bid
1991
Owner H Chaloub.svg Owner Oliver Lecerf.svg Owner Allen E Paulson.svg
Suave DancerSuboticaCudas
1990–1981
1990
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
SanglamoreEpervier BleuErdelistan
1989
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Tomohiro Wada.svg Owner Dr Jorjorgen Dieter Schiefelbein.svg
Old VicDancehallGaletto
1988
Owner Marquesa de Moratalla.svg Owner MR LLOYD M. WHITESELL.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg
Hours AfterGhost Buster'sEmmson
1987
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mrs P de Moussac.svg Owner prince k al said.svg
NatrounTrempolinoNaheez
1986
Owner Mrs A Head.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
BeringAltayanBakharoff
1985
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Ecurie Wildenstein.svg Owner Mrs P de Moussac.svg
MouktarAir de CourPremier Role
1984
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
DarshaanSadler's WellsRainbow Quest
1983
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Mr Robin F Scully.svg
CaerleonL'EmigrantEsprit du Nord
1982
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Mr Teruya Yoshida.svg Owner Mrs P Robeson.svg
AssertReal ShadaiBois de Grace
1981
Owner Jules Ouaki.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Bob Demuyser.svg
BikalaAkaradGap of Dunloe
 

The Prix du Jockey Club, sometimes referred to as the French Derby, is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Chantilly over a distance of 2,100 metres (about 1 mile and 2½ furlongs) each year in early June.

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History

The format of the race was inspired by the English Derby, and it was named in homage to the Jockey Club based at Newmarket in England. It was established in 1836, and it was originally restricted to horses born and bred in France. Its distance was initially 2,500 metres, and this was cut to 2,400 metres in 1843. It was switched to Versailles during the Revolution of 1848, and it was cancelled due to the Franco-Prussian War in 1871.

The race was abandoned in 1915, and for three years thereafter it was replaced by the Prix des Trois Ans. This took place at Moulins in 1916, Chantilly in 1917 and Maisons-Laffitte in 1918. The first two runnings after World War I were held at Longchamp.

A substitute race called the Prix de Chantilly was run at Auteuil over 2,600 metres in 1940. The Prix du Jockey Club was staged at Longchamp in 1941 and 1942, and at Le Tremblay over 2,300 metres in 1943 and 1944. It returned to Longchamp for the following three years, and on the second occasion it was opened to foreign participants.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Prix du Jockey Club was classed at the highest level, Group 1. The first foreign-trained horse to win was Assert in 1982. The distance was shortened to 2,100 metres in 2005.

Nine winners of the Prix du Jockey Club have subsequently won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The first was Ksar in 1921, and the most recent was Dalakhani in 2003.

Records

Leading jockey (9 wins):

Leading trainer (10 wins):

Leading owner (12 wins):

Winners since 1950

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1950 Scratch Rae Johnstone Charles Semblat Marcel Boussac 2:32.2
1951 Sicambre Paul BlancMax BonaventureJean Stern2:35.1
1952AuribanRae Johnstone Charles Semblat Marcel Boussac 2:29.2
1953ChamantMaxime GarciaMick BartholomewHenri Letellier2:29.4
1954Le Petit PrinceRené Bertiglia Charles Semblat Laudy Lawrence2:43.3
1955RapaceFreddie PalmerRobert WallonFrançois de Ganay2:37.4
1956PhiliusSerge Boullenger Charlie Elliott Marcel Boussac 2:45.1
1957AmberMaxime GarciaRichard CarverMrs André Mariotti2:34.0
1958TamanarJean DeforgeJohn Cunnington Sr.Ramon Beamonte2:34.8
1959 Herbager Guy ChancelierPierre Pelat Simone Del Duca 2:34.0
1960 Charlottesville George Moore Alec Head HH Aga Khan IV 2:34.8
1961 Right Royal Roger Poincelet Etienne PolletElisabeth Couturié2:31.6
1962 Val de Loir Freddie PalmerMax BonaventureMarquise du Vivier2:29.4
1963SanctusMaurice LarraunEtienne PolletJean Ternynck2:33.4
1964Le FabuleuxJean MassardWilliam HeadMrs Guy Weisweiller2:32.4
1965 Reliance Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet François Dupré 2:36.2
1966Nelcius Yves Saint-Martin Miguel ClémentPaul Duboscq2:36.8
1967AstecAndré JézéquelA. LieuxLouis de La Rochette2:29.8
1968Tapalque Yves Saint-Martin François MathetArpad Plesch2:32.2
1969Goodly Freddy Head William HeadMaurice Lehmann2:30.4
1970 Sassafras Yves Saint-Martin François MathetArpad Plesch2:31.1
1971RhefficBill PyersFrançois Mathet Mrs François Dupré 2:32.0
1972Hard to Beat Lester Piggott Richard Carver Jr.Junzo Kashiyama2:27.1
1973Roi Lear Freddy Head Alec Head Germaine Wertheimer 2:34.2
1974 Caracolero Philippe Paquet François Boutin María Félix Berger 2:32.1
1975 Val de l'Orne Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:35.2
1976 Youth Freddy Head Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:27.4
1977 Crystal Palace Gérard DubroeucqFrançois Mathet Guy de Rothschild 2:29.6
1978 Acamas Yves Saint-Martin Guy Bonnaventure Marcel Boussac 2:32.3
1979 Top Ville Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 2:25.3
1980 Policeman Willie Carson Charlie MilbankFrederick Tinsley2:27.3
1981 Bikala Serge Gorli Patrick Biancone Jules Ouaki2:29.5
1982 Assert Christy Roche David O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:29.5
1983 Caerleon Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:27.3
1984 Darshaan Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:32.2
1985 Mouktar Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:34.0
1986 Bering Gary Williams Moore Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 2:24.1
1987 Natroun Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:30.8
1988 Hours After Pat Eddery Patrick Biancone Marquesa de Moratalla2:33.4
1989 Old Vic Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:28.7
1990 Sanglamore Pat Eddery Roger Charlton Khalid Abdullah 2:24.7
1991 Suave Dancer Cash Asmussen John Hammond Henri Chalhoub2:27.4
1992 Polytain Frankie Dettori Antonio SpanuMrs Bruno Houillion2:30.3
1993 Hernando Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 2:27.2
1994 Celtic Arms Gérald Mossé Pascal Bary Jean-Louis Bouchard2:31.3
1995 Celtic Swing Kevin Darley Lady Herries Peter Savill2:32.8
1996 Ragmar Gérald Mossé Pascal Bary Jean-Louis Bouchard2:27.2
1997 Peintre Celebre Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:29.6
1998 Dream Well Cash Asmussen Pascal Bary Niarchos family 2:29.3
1999 Montjeu Cash Asmussen John Hammond Michael Tabor 2:33.5
2000 Holding Court Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis John Good2:31.8
2001 Anabaa Blue Christophe Soumillon Carlos LernerCharles Mimouni2:27.9
2002 Sulamani Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Niarchos family 2:25.0
2003 Dalakhani Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:26.7
2004 Blue Canari Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Jean-Louis Bouchard2:25.2
2005 Shamardal Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:09.0
2006 Darsi Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:05.8
2007 Lawman Frankie Dettori Jean-Marie Béguigné Marzocco / Ciampi2:05.9
2008 Vision d'Etat Ioritz Mendizabal Eric LibaudDetré / Libaud2:08.6
2009 Le Havre Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget G. Augustin-Normand2:06.8
2010 Lope de Vega Maxime Guyon André Fabre Gestüt Ammerland2:07.1
2011 Reliable Man Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Pride Racing Club2:07.7
2012 Saonois Antoine HamelinJean-Pierre GauvinPascal Trevye2:08.1
2013 Intello Olivier Peslier André Fabre Wertheimer et Frère 2:07.89
2014 The Grey Gatsby Ryan Moore Kevin RyanFrank Gillespie2:05.58
2015 New Bay Vincent Cheminaud André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:05.69
2016 Almanzor Jean-Bernard Eyquem Jean-Claude Rouget Caro & Augustin-Normand2:11.62
2017 Brametot Cristian Demuro Jean-Claude Rouget Al Shaqab / Augustin-Normand2:06.51
2018 Study of Man Stéphane Pasquier Pascal Bary Flaxman Stables Ireland 2:07.44
2019 Sottsass Cristian Demuro Jean-Claude Rouget White Birch Farm2:02.90
2020 Mishriff [lower-alpha 1] Ioritz Mendizabal John Gosden A A Faisal2:04.01
2021 St Mark's Basilica Ioritz Mendizabal Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:07.30
  1. The 2020 race took place in July due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France

Earlier winners

1 The 1843 and 1856 races finished as dead-heats, but each was decided by a run-off.
2 The 1882, 1886 and 1908 races were dead-heats and have joint winners.

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Prix du Jockey Club". The French Black Type. Retrieved 4 June 2017.