Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp

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The Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged two years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,000 metres (about 5 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early October.

Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp
Group 1 race
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1957
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQatar
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance1,000 metres (5f)
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-years-old and up
Weight54 kg (2yo); 62 kg (3yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Purse€350,000 (2021)
1st: €199,990
Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp
2023
Red, yellow star Royal blue, maroon and white hooped sleeves Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Highfield Princess Perdika Aesop's Fables
Previous years
2022
Light blue, orange epaulets Grey, black seams, black cap, grey pom pom Yellow, blue checked, blue sleeves, yellow armlets, blue cap
The Platinum Queen White Lavender Coeur De Pierre
2021
Grey, orange disc, grey cap Dark blue, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap
A Case Of You Air De Valse Glass Slippers
2020-2011
2020
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Red, white cross belts, white sleeves, red spots, red and white quartered cap
Wooded Glass Slippers Liberty Beach
2019
White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, dark blue and white quartered cap Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Maroon, mauve epaulets
Glass Slippers So Perfect El Astronaute
2018
Red, white spots on cap Yellow, red spots,yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red hoop Grey
Mabs Cross Gold Vibe Soldier's Call
2017
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap White,Large Black Spots, Black Cap Royal blue
Battaash Marsha Profitable
2016
White, large black spots, black cap Dark blue Red, white hoops, pink cap
Marsha Washington Mecca's Angel
2015
Yellow, black chevron, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Blue, white sleeves, red chevrons, red cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Goldream Rangali Muthmir
2014
Black, pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Blue, white sleeves, red chevrons, red cap Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap
Move In Time Rangali Moviesta
2013
Red, white spots, white cap Blue and white hoops, red sleeves, white cap Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves
Maarek Catcall Hamza
2012
Emerald green, orange epaulets and armlets, white cap, orange star Red, red cap, white spots Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap
Wizz Kid Mayson Hamish McGonagall
2011
Yellow, Red triple diamond, armlets and cap Dark blue, beige braces, hooped sleeves and cap White, red striped sleeves, check cap
Tangerine Trees Secret Asset Sole Power
2010-2001
2010
Dark Green, Yellow hoop and armlets, check cap Royal blue, white striped sleeves, white cap Dark blue, pink hollow box and cap
Gilt Edge Girl Lady Of The Desert Mar Adentro
2009
ROYAL BLUE, white inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap Terracotta, Grey epaulets White, royal blue and white striped sleeves, royal blue cap
Total Gallery Fleeting Spirit War Artist
2008
Orange, Light Blue disc, Orange sleeves and cap Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sle ves, Black cap Royal blue, maroon stars
Marchand D'or Moorhouse Lad Borderlescott
2007
Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Royal Blue, Yellow diamonds on sleeves and cap Purple, White star, sleeves and star on cap
Benbaun Kingsgate Native Desert Lord
2006
Purple, White star, sleeves and star on cap Grey, Royal blue seams, sleeves and cap Black and white hoops, royal blue cap, white star
Desert Lord Reverence Moss Vale
2005
Royal blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, quartered cap Red, white stars, armlets and stars on cap Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, red armlets, red cap
Avonbridge Striking Ambition Fire Up The Band
2004
Royal blue, white disc, royal blue sleeves, white spots Royal blue, white stripe, beige sleeves and cap Yellow, dark blue spots on sleeves
Var The Tatling Royal Millennium
2003
Royal blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, quartered cap Dark green and white (halved), striped sleeves, pink cap Royal blue, white stripe, beige sleeves and cap
Patavellian The Trader The Tatling
2002
Black, White chevron hoop and cap Black, white cross-belts and cuffs, red cap White and dark green hoops, white sleeves, dark green armlets, hooped cap
Continent Slap Shot Zipping
2001
Dark blue, white cap Red and yellow check, red sleeves, yellow cap Light blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap
Imperial Beauty Bahamian Pirate Pipalong
2000-1991
2000
Maroon, White spots, White cap, Maroon spots Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Light blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap
Namid Superstar Leo Pipalong
1999
Yellow, blue hoop, red sleeves, red and blue quartered cap Orange, grey cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, orange cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Agnes World Imperial Beauty Keos
1998
Light blue, yellow epaulettes, diamonds on sleeves and cap Royal blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, royal blue and white quartered cap White and dark green hoops, white sleeves, dark green armlets, hooped cap
My Best Valentine Averti Sainte Marine
1997
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap
Carmine Lake Pas De Reponse Royal Applause
1996
Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Beige, black sleeves and cap Black, red stripe, diabolo on sleeves, striped cap
Kistena Anabaa Hever Golf Rose
1995
Black, red stripe, diabolo on sleeves, striped cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Mauve and White check, striped sleeves
Hever Golf Rose Cherokee Rose Eveningperformance
1994
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Red and white stripes, light green sleeves, red cap, white star Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap
Lochsong Mistertopogigo Spain Lane
1993
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Purple and yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves and cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Lochsong Stack Rock Monde Bleu
1992
Light blue, dark blue diamond and diamond on cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Pink, royal blue triple diamond, white sleeves, royal blue cap, pink diamond
Mr Brooks Keen Hunter Elbio
1991
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star White, red hoop, striped sleeves, quartered cap Dark green
Keen Hunter Sheikh Albadou Magic Ring
1990-1983
1990
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Black and White (halved), check cap, Light Blue sleeves Maroon, white sash, white sleeves, maroon armlets, checked cap
Dayjur Lugana Beach Pharaoh's Delight
1989
White, Emerald green Hoop, White Sleeves, White Cap Blue, yellow sash, yellow peak on cap Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap
Silver Fling Zadracarta Nabeel Dancer
1988
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Yellow, dark blue sleeves, black cap White, Emerald green Hoop, White Sleeves, White Cap
Handsome Sailor Caerwent Silver Fling
1987
White, red cross-belts, hooped sleeves and cap Grey, lemon sleeves, orange cap White, dark blue cap
Polonia La Grande Epoque Tenue de Soiree
1986
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Red, black hoop, quartered cap Mauve, sky blue stripes and sleeves, mauve cap
Double Schwartz Parioli Hallgate
1985
White, red epaulets, blue sleeves, white stars, red cuffs, red and blue quartered cap Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Red, black hoop, quartered cap
Committed Vilikaia Parioli
1984
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Light blue and black stripes, red sleeves and cap Dark blue, white sleeves, red and blue hooped cap
Committed Habibti Anita's Prince
1983
Light blue and black stripes, red sleeves and cap Purple, emerald green sash, purple sleeves, white armlets, emerald green cap, white spots White, dark blue cap
Habibti Soba Sicyos
 

History

The event is named after the Abbaye de Longchamp, an abbey founded in the 13th century by Isabelle, the sister of Saint Louis. The abbey was located on what became the northern edge of the racecourse. It was destroyed during the French Revolution, and its site is now partly occupied by the Château de Longchamp.

The Prix de l'Abbaye was one of two major races introduced to celebrate Longchamp's centenary in 1957. Both were added to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe fixture, which is usually on the first Sunday in October. The other event, the Prix du Moulin, was subsequently moved to September.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Prix de l'Abbaye was initially given Group 2 status. It was promoted to Group 1 level in 1976. It originally excluded geldings, but the restriction was lifted in 2001.

The Prix de l'Abbaye became part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2009. From this point the winner earned an automatic invitation to compete in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. It was removed from the series in 2011.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinFortino (1962), Texanita (1963), Silver Shark (1965), Farhana (1966), Lianga (1975)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • François MathetTexana (1957), Edellic (1958), Fortino (1962), Texanita (1963, 1964), Silver Shark (1965), Farhana (1966), Moubariz (1974)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • François DupréTexana (1957), Fortino (1962), Texanita (1963, 1964)
  • Robert SangsterCommitted (1984), Double Schwartz (1986), Handsome Sailor (1988), Carmine Lake (1997)

Winners since 1972

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1972 Deep Diver 3 Bill Williamson Paul Davey David Robinson 0:57.00
1973 Sandford Lad 3 Tony Murray Ryan Price C. T. Olley 0:59.20
1974 Moubariz 3 Henri Samani François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 0:59.70
1975 Lianga 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 0:59.20
1976
(dh)
Gentilhombre
Mendip Man
3
4
Terry McKeown
Alfred Gibert
Neil Adam
Aage Paus
J. Murrell
Mrs Jack Davis
1:00.30
1977 Gentilhombre 4 Paul Cook Neil Adam J. Murrell 0:58.00
1978 Sigy 2 Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 0:59.00
1979 Double Form 4 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton Baroness Thyssen 0:56.70
1980 Moorestyle 3 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong Moores Furnishings Ltd 0:56.30
1981 Marwell 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sir Edmund Loder 0:59.70
1982 Sharpo 5 Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree Monica Sheriffe 1:01.20
1983 Habibti 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Mohamed Mutawa 0:54.30
1984 Committed 4 Steve Cauthen Dermot Weld Robert Sangster 0:59.80
1985 Committed 5 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Allen Paulson 0:55.20
1986 Double Schwartz 5 Pat Eddery Charlie Nelson Robert Sangster 0:56.80
1987 Polonia 3 Christy Roche Jim Bolger Henryk de Kwiatkowski 0:56.70
1988 Handsome Sailor 5 Michael Hills Barry Hills Robert Sangster 0:57.00
1989 Silver Fling 4 John Matthias Ian Balding George Strawbridge 0:59.90
1990 Dayjur 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 0:58.70
1991 Keen Hunter 4 Steve Cauthen John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 0:59.40
1992 Mr Brooks 5 Lester Piggott Richard Hannon Sr. Paul Green 1:02.30
1993 Lochsong 5 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding Jeff Smith 0:59.70
1994 Lochsong 6 Frankie Dettori Ian Balding Jeff Smith 0:57.20
1995 Hever Golf Rose 4 Jason Weaver Joe Naughton Michael Hanson 0:57.70
1996 Kistena 3 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 0:59.30
1997 Carmine Lake 3 John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 0:56.90
1998 My Best Valentine 8 Ray Cochrane Vic Soane The Valentines 0:58.90
1999 Agnes World 4 Yutaka Take Hideyuki Mori Takao Watanabe 1:01.40
2000 Namid 4 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx Lady Clague 0:55.10
2001 Imperial Beauty 5 Yutaka Take John Hammond Magnier / Tabor 1:00.30
2002 Continent 5 Darryll Holland David Nicholls Lucayan Stud 0:57.20
2003 Patavellian 5 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton Daniel Deer 0:59.30
2004 Var 5 Frankie Dettori Clive Brittain Mohammed Rashid 0:55.00
2005 Avonbridge 5 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton Daniel Deer 0:56.90
2006 Desert Lord 6 Jamie Spencer Kevin Ryan Bull & Bell Partnership 0:54.80
2007 Benbaun 6 Pat Smullen Mark Wallace Ransley / Birks / Hillen 0:56.70
2008 Marchand d'Or 5 Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Carla Giral 0:54.40
2009 Total Gallery 3 Johnny Murtagh Stan Moore Coleman Bloodstock Ltd 0:55.10
2010 Gilt Edge Girl 4 Luke Morris Clive Cox Wood Street V / Harper 0:57.00
2011 Tangerine Trees 6 Tom Eaves Bryan Smart Tangerine Trees P'ship 0:55.53
2012 Wizz Kid 4 Gérald Mossé Robert Collet Maeve Mahony 1:01.17
2013 Maarek 6 Declan McDonogh Barry Lalor Lisbunny Syndicate 0:57.50
2014 Move In Time 6 Daniel Tudhope David O'Meara A Turton, J Blackburn & R Bond 0:56.42
2015 Goldream 6 Martin Harley Robert Cowell J Sargeant & Mrs J Morley 0:54.79
2016 Marsha 3 Luke Morris Mark Prescott Elite Racing Club 0:57.27
2017 Battaash 3 Jim Crowley Charles Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 0:57.59
2018 Mabs Cross 4 Gérald Mossé Michael Dods David W Armstrong 0:57.11
2019 Glass Slippers 3 Tom Eaves Kevin Ryan Bearstone Stud 0:58.04
2020 Wooded 3 Pierre-Charles Boudot Francis-Henri Graffard Al Shaqab Racing 0:58.52
2021 A Case of You 3 Ronan Whelan Adrian McGuinness Gary Devlin 0:58.02
2022 The Platinum Queen 2 Hollie Doyle Richard Fahey Middleham Park Racing XV 0:58.65
2023 Highfield Princess 6 Jason Hart John Quinn Trainers House Enterprises 0:55.07

Earlier winners

  • 1957: Texana
  • 1958: Edellic
  • 1959: Sly Pola
  • 1960: High Bulk
  • 1961: L'Epinay
  • 1962: Fortino
  • 1963: Texanita
  • 1964: Texanita
  • 1965: Silver Shark
  • 1966: Farhana
  • 1967: Pentathlon
  • 1968: Be Friendly
  • 1969: Tower Walk
  • 1970: Balidar
  • 1971: Sweet Revenge

See also

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