Grand Prix de Paris

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The Grand Prix de Paris is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

Grand Prix de Paris
Group 1 race
Grand Prix de Paris in 2012
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1863
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorJuddmonte
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance2,400 metres (1½ miles)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
excluding geldings
Weight58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Purse600,000 (2022)
1st: €342,840
Grand Prix de Paris
2023
dark Green, Pink epaulettes and cap Dark blue Maroon
Feed The Flame Adelaide River Soul Sister
Previous years
2022
White, violet cap Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop and armlets, hooped cap Light green and black stripes, light green sleeves
Onesto Simca Mille El Bodegon
2021
Royal blue Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Light blue, light blue and black diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, black star
Hurricane Lane Wordsworth Alenquer
2020-2011
2020
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Red, royal blue sleeves, black cap dark Green, Pink epaulettes and cap
Mogul In Swoop Gold Trip
2019
purple, white seams, white stripes on purple sleeves, purple cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Royal blue
Japan Slalom Jalmoud
2018
purple, white seams, white stripes on purple sleeves, purple cap White, white sleeves, purple cap Silver, tassel on cap
Kew Gardens Neufbosc Dee Ex Bee
2017
Green, red epaulettes, green sleeves, green cap Silver, tassel on cap Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap
Shakeel Permian Venice Beach
2016
White, violet cap Light blue and red diamonds, light blue sleeves, red cap, light blue diamond Royal blue, white cap
Mont Ormel Red Verdon Cloth Of Stars
2015
Dark blue, light blue crossbelts, striped sleeves, white cap White, brown chevron, orange cap Dark blue, large yellow spots
Erupt Ampere Storm The Stars
2014
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Green, pink sleeves, blue cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Gallante Prince Gibraltar Teletext
2013
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Maroon, Grey epaulets
Flintshire Manndawi Ocovango
2012
Dark blue Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Royal blue
Imperial Monarch Last Train Saint Baudolino
2011
Yellow, Blue cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap White, royal blue stars and sleeves, royal blue cap, white star
Meandre Seville Reliable Man
2010-2001
2010
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Behkabad Planteur Jan Vermeer
2009
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Dark blue Royal blue
Cavalryman Age Of Aquarius Mastery
2008
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Montmartre Prospect Wells Magadan
2007
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap White, Red stripe, Red armlets and cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Zambezi Sun Axxos Sagara
2006
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap White, purple hoop, purple sleeves, white armlets, purple cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Rail Link Red Rocks Sudan
2005
Dark blue Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star White, dark blue sleeves, orange cap
Scorpion Desideratum Orion Star
2004
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, dark blue cap
Bago Cacique Alnitak
2003
Dark blue, red striped sleeves, striped cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap White, purple star, sleeves and cap
Vespone Magistretti Look Honey
2002
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Royal blue, yellow cap Dark green, pink epaulets and cap
Khalkevi Shaanmer Without Connexion
2001
White, pink seams, striped cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Pink
Chichicastenango Mizzen Mast Bonnard
2000-1991
2000
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap White, green sleeves, green cap, white diamond
Beat Hollow Premier Pas Rhenium
1999
Grey, pink cap Royal blue, yellow cap White, yellow hoop and cap
Slickly Indian Danehill Sardaukar
1998
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Royal blue Dark green, white chevron and sleeves, white cap, green star
Limpid Almutawakel Croco Rouge
1997
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Yellow, mauve epaulets, armlets and cap
Peintre Celebre Ithaki Shaka
1996
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Yellow, light blue stars on body and cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Grape Tree Road Glory Of Dancer Android
1995
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Grey, pink cap
Valanour Singspiel Diamond Mix
1994
Red, white triple diamond, white sleeves, red cap, white diamond Dark red, black sleeves and cap Dark green, pink epaulets and cap
Millkom Solid Illusion Celtic Arms
1993
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Fort Wood Bigstone Siam
1992
Yellow and black hoops, yellow cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Dark green, pink epaulets and cap
Homme De Loi Kitwood Guislaine
1991
Black, blue cap Beige, black sleeves and cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap
Subotica Sillery Kotashaan
1990-1988
1990
Black, white chevron hoop and cap Royal blue, yellow chevron and armlets, black cap White, brown sleeves, hooped cap
Saumarez Priolo Tirol
1989
Green, white sash, red cap White, royal blue frame and sleeves, white armlets, royal blue cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Dancehall Norberto Creator
1988
Green, red armlets and cap White, red cross-belts and cap with gold tassel Blue, red hoop, white sleeves, red cap
Fijar Tango Pasakos Welkin
 

History

The event was created by the Société d'Encouragement, a former governing body of horse racing in France. It originally served as a showpiece for the best home-bred three-year-olds to compete against international opponents over 3,000 metres. It was established in 1863, and the inaugural running was won by a British colt called The Ranger. The initial prize of 100,000 francs was raised by the Duc de Morny, who obtained half of the money from the Paris Municipal Council and an equal share of the remainder from each of the five main regional railway companies. For a period it was France's richest and most prestigious race.

The Grand Prix de Paris was abandoned because of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871. It was cancelled throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. It continued to be the country's leading flat race until the introduction of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 1920. The event was temporarily switched to Le Tremblay in 1943 and 1944. It was extended to 3,100 metres in 1964.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Grand Prix de Paris was classed at the highest level, Group 1. It reverted to 3,000 metres in 1978, and it was shortened to 2,000 metres in 1987. It was sponsored by Louis Vuitton from 1988 to 1992, and the sponsorship of Juddmonte Farms began in 2001.

The distance of the Grand Prix de Paris was increased to 2,400 metres in 2005. It is normally held at an evening meeting on July 14, the French national holiday of Bastille Day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 running was postponed to 13 September, replacing the Prix Niel, traditionally run at that time.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Tom Lane – Stuart (1888), Fitz Roya (1890), Clamart (1891), Rueil (1892), Ragotsky (1893), Perth (1899)

Leading trainer (13 wins):

  • André FabreDancehall (1989), Subotica (1991), Homme de Loi (1992), Fort Wood (1993), Grape Tree Road (1996), Peintre Celebre (1997), Limpid (1998), Slickly (1999), Rail Link (2006), Cavalryman (2009), Meandre (2011), Flintshire (2013), Gallante (2014)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • Edmond BlancNubienne (1879), Clamart (1891), Rueil (1892), Andree (1895), Arreau (1896), Quo Vadis (1903), Ajax (1904)
  • Aga Khan IV - Charlottesville (1960), Sumayr (1985), Valanour (1995), Khalkevi (2002), Montmartre (2008), Behkabad (2010), Shakeel (2017)

Winners since 1957

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1957 Altipan Roger Poincelet Etienne Pollet Gérard Delloye 3:13.40
1958 San Roman Roger Poincelet Daniel Lescalle Victor Lyon 3:12.96
1959 Birum Léon Flavien Max Bonaventure André Belinguier 3:13.46
1960 Charlottesville George Moore Alec Head Aga Khan IV 3:19.80
1961 Balto Maxime Garcia Max Bonaventure André Rueff 3:10.14
1962 Armistice Jean Deforge John Cunnington, Jr. Mathieu Goudchaux 3:10.10
1963 Sanctus Roger Poincelet Etienne Pollet Jean Ternynck 3:12.70
1964 White Label Louis Heurteur Geoffroy Watson Guy de Rothschild 3:23.50
1965 Reliance Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet François Dupré 3:23.76
1966 Danseur Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet François Dupré 3:24.48
1967 Phaeton Léon Flavien Max Bonaventure Mrs Jean Stern 3:22.60
1968 Dhaudevi Freddy Head Robert Corme Mrs Georges Courtois 3:18.60
1969 Chaparral Freddy Head William Head Mrs Guy Weisweiller 3:19.80
1970 Roll of Honour Lester Piggott Richard Carver, Jr. Earl Scheib 3:23.90
1971 Rheffic Bill Pyers François Mathet Mrs François Dupré 3:27.50
1972 Pleben Marcel Depalmas Geoffroy Watson Baron de Redé 3:23.60
1973 Tennyson Alfred Gibert Peter Head Walter Burmann 3:17.70
1974 Sagaro Lester Piggott François Boutin Gerry Oldham 3:27.60
1975 Matahawk Robert Jallu Henri van de Poele Mrs Edouard Stern 3:17.90
1976 Exceller Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet Nelson Bunker Hunt 3:20.50
1977 Funny Hobby Philippe Paquet Jacques de Chevigny Mrs T. J. Caralli 3:21.70
1978 Galiani Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber André Ben Lassin 3:18.20
1979 Soleil Noir Henri Samani François Mathet Guy de Rothschild 3:21.70
1980 Valiant Heart Alfred Gibert Bernard Sécly André Michel 3:25.10
1981 Glint of Gold John Matthias Ian Balding Paul Mellon 3:25.50
1982 Le Nain Jaune Henri Samani François Mathet Guy de Rothschild 3:18.40
1983 Yawa Philip Waldron Geoff Lewis Elisha Holding 3:24.00
1984 At Talaq Tony Murray Harry Thomson Jones Hamdan Al Maktoum 3:14.00
1985 Sumayr Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 3:20.00
1986 Swink Walter Swinburn Jonathan Pease Nelson Bunker Hunt 3:19.30
1987 Risk Me Steve Cauthen Paul Kelleway Lewis Norris 2:08.30
1988 Fijar Tango Tony Cruz Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok 2:05.80
1989 Dancehall Cash Asmussen André Fabre Tomohiro Wada 2:03.60
1990 Saumarez Steve Cauthen Nicolas Clément Bruce McNall 2:07.50
1991 Subotica Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Olivier Lecerf 2:05.20
1992 Homme de Loi Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Paul de Moussac 2:03.90
1993 Fort Wood Sylvain Guillot André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:01.60
1994 Millkom Jean-René Dubosc Jean-Claude Rouget Jean-Claude Gour 2:04.40
1995 Valanour Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:02.20
1996 Grape Tree Road Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Michael Tabor 2:02.30
1997 Peintre Celebre Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:08.40
1998 Limpid Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:03.20
1999 Slickly Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Jean-Luc Lagardère 2:03.90
2000 Beat Hollow Richard Quinn Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:03.70
2001 Chichicastenango Alain Junk Philippe Demercastel Béatrice Brunet 2:01.00
2002 Khalkevi Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:02.40
2003 Vespone Christophe Lemaire Nicolas Clément Ecurie Mister Ess A S 2:01.10
2004 Bago Thierry Gillet Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 2:05.60
2005 Scorpion Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:24.30
2006 Rail Link Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:26.40
2007 Zambezi Sun Stéphane Pasquier Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 2:31.60
2008 Montmartre Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:26.20
2009 Cavalryman Maxime Guyon André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:27.60
2010 Behkabad Gérald Mossé Jean-Claude Rouget Aga Khan IV 2:33.30
2011 Meandre Maxime Guyon André Fabre Rothschild Family 2:26.63
2012 Imperial Monarch Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 2:35.47
2013 Flintshire Maxime Guyon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:28.57
2014 Gallante Pierre-Charles Boudot André Fabre Magnier, Smith & Tabor 2:41.76
2015 Erupt Stéphane Pasquier Francis-Henri Graffard Niarchos Family 2:31.07
2016 Mont Ormel[a][b] Cristian Demuro Pia Brandt Gerard Augustin-Normand 2:29.56
2017 Shakeel[a] Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:30.42
2018 Kew Gardens Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier, Smith & Tabor 2:28.62
2019 Japan Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith, Magnier & Tabor 2:27.07
2020 Mogul[c] Pierre-Charles Boudot Aidan O'Brien Derrick Smith, Magnier & Tabor 2:24.76
2021 Hurricane Lane William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 2:33.59
2022 Onesto Stéphane Pasquier Fabrice Chappet Augustin-Normand, Dubois et al 2:27.76
2023 Feed The Flame Cristian Demuro Pascal Bary Ecurie Jean-Louis Bouchard 2:26.71

a The 2016 and 2017 races took place at Saint-Cloud while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment.
b The 2016 winner Mont Ormel was later exported to Hong Kong and renamed Helene Charisma.
c The 2020 race was run in September owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier winners

  • 1863: The Ranger
  • 1864: Vermouth
  • 1865: Gladiateur
  • 1866: Ceylon
  • 1867: Fervacques *
  • 1868: The Earl
  • 1869: Glaneur
  • 1870: Sornette
  • 1871: no race
  • 1872: Cremorne
  • 1873: Boiard
  • 1874: Trent
  • 1875: Salvator
  • 1876: Kisber
  • 1877: Saint Christophe
  • 1878: Thurio
  • 1879: Nubienne
  • 1880: Robert the Devil
  • 1881: Foxhall
  • 1882: Bruce
  • 1883: Frontin
  • 1884: Little Duck
  • 1885: Paradox
  • 1886: Minting
  • 1887: Tenebreuse
  • 1888: Stuart
  • 1889: Vasistas
  • 1890: Fitz Roya
  • 1891: Clamart
  • 1892: Rueil
  • 1893: Ragotsky
  • 1894: Dolma Baghtche
  • 1895: Andree
  • 1896: Arreau
  • 1897: Doge
  • 1898: Le Roi Soleil
  • 1899: Perth
  • 1900: Semendria
  • 1901: Cheri
  • 1902: Kizil Kourgan
  • 1903: Quo Vadis
  • 1904: Ajax
  • 1905: Finasseur
  • 1906: Spearmint
  • 1907: Sans Souci
  • 1908: Northeast
  • 1909: Verdun
  • 1910: Nuage
  • 1911: As d'Atout
  • 1912: Houli
  • 1913: Bruleur
  • 1914: Sardanapale
  • 1915–16: no race
  • 1917: Brumelli
  • 1918: Montmartin
  • 1919: Galloper Light
  • 1920: Comrade
  • 1921: Lemonora
  • 1922: Kefalin
  • 1923: Filibert de Savoie
  • 1924: Transvaal
  • 1925: Reine Lumiere
  • 1926: Take My Tip
  • 1927: Fiterari
  • 1928: Cri de Guerre
  • 1929: Hotweed
  • 1930: Commanderie
  • 1931: Barneveldt
  • 1932: Strip the Willow
  • 1933: Cappiello
  • 1934: Admiral Drake
  • 1935: Crudité
  • 1936: Mieuxce
  • 1937: Clairvoyant
  • 1938: Nearco
  • 1939: Pharis
  • 1940: Maurepas
  • 1941: Le Pacha
  • 1942: Magister
  • 1943: Pensbury
  • 1944: Deux Pour Cent
  • 1945: Caracalla
  • 1946: Souverain
  • 1947: Avenger
  • 1948: My Love
  • 1949: Bagheera
  • 1950: Vieux Manoir
  • 1951: Sicambre
  • 1952: Orfeo
  • 1953: Northern Light
  • 1954: Popof
  • 1955: Phil Drake
  • 1956: Vattel

* The 1867 race finished as a dead-heat between Fervacques and Patricien, but it was decided by a run-off.

See also

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