Grand Prix d'Automne

The Grand Prix d'Automne is a Group 1 hurdle race in France which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Auteuil over a distance of 4,800 metres (about 3 miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late October or early November.

Grand Prix d'Automne
Group 1 race
LocationAuteuil Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1929
Race typeHurdle race
Website[1]
Race information
Distance4,800 metres (3m)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFive-years-old and up
Weight65 kg (5yo); 67 kg (6yo+)
Allowances
2 kg for mares
Grand Prix d'Automne
2019
Light Green and Royal Blue diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Orange, grey seams on sleeves, grey cap Yellow, orange cross of lorraine, orange sleeves, orange cap
Galop Marin Paul's Saga Bergerac

HistoryEdit

The race was first run in 1929 as an autumn counterpart to the Grand Prix du Printemps, a handicap race run at the same course in spring. The Grand Prix d'Automne, however, was a weight-for-age event until becoming a handicap in 1940 before reverting to weight-for-age in 1990. Originally run over 3,800 metres race has been run over a variety of distances. The race was run over 4100 metres between 1930 and 1938, 4000 metres from 1940 to 1942, 4500 metres from 1943 to 1967, 4600 metres in 1968, 4300 metres in 1969, 4100 metres from 1970 to 1990 and 4800 metres since 1991. The race was open to four-year-olds until 1989.

The race was not run in 1939.

RecordsEdit

Leading horses (3 wins):

  • Evohé (1934, 1936, 1937), Mon Romain (1997, 1998, 1999)

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Tommy Dunn – Evohé (1934, 1936, 1937)
  • Claude Maire – Prosper II (1952), Méhariste (1955, 1956)
  • Cyrille Gombeau – Topkar (1995), Royal Chance (1996), Grande Haya (2004)
  • Régis Schmidlin – Questarabad (2009, 2010) and Saint du Chenet (2012)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • William HeadFilidor (1931), Evohé (1934, 1936, 1937), Daring (1944), Vatelys (1946), Blue Butterfly (1947), Maisons-Laffitte (1951)

Leading owner (3 wins):

  • Antony Vidal – Evohé (1934, 1936, 1937)
  • Michel Daugreilh – Mon Romain (1997, 1998, 1999)

Winners since 1997Edit

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
1997 Mon Romain 5 Anne-Sophie Madelaine Jean Lesbordes Michel Daugreilh
1998 Mon Romain 6 Anne-Sophie Madelaine Jean Lesbordes Michel Daugreilh
1999 Mon Romain 7 Philippe Chevalier Marcel Rolland Michel Daugreilh
2000 Le Sauvignon 6 Dominique Bressou Jehan Bertran de Balanda David J. Jackson
2001 Magnus 5 Christophe Pieux Jacques Ortet Naji Pharaon
2002 Laveron 7 Thierry Doumen François Doumen Dirk Grauert
2003 Katiki 6 Laurent Metais Jean-Paul Gallorini J Shalam & J Ouechec
2004 Grande Haya 5 Cyrille Gombeau Alain Bonin Dominique Vacher
2005 Millenium Royal 5 Arnaud Duchene Francois Doumen J Vasicek
2006 Zaiyad 5 Jacques Ricou Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé Sean Mulryan
2007 Zaiyad 6 Jacques Ricou Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé Sean Mulryan
2008 Monoalco 8 David Berra Philippe Peltier Philippe Peltier
2009 Questarabad 5 Regis Schmidlin Marcel Rolland Mrs Roger Polani
2010 Questarabad 6 Regis Schmidlin Marcel Rolland Mrs Roger Polani
2011 La Segnora 5 Frederic Ditta Yann-Marie Porzier Paul Sebag
2012 Saint du Chénet 6 Regis Schmidlin Marcel Rolland Magalen Bryant
2013 Reve de Sivola 8 James Reveley Nick Williams Paul Duffy
2014 Zarkandar 7 Vincent Cheminaud Paul Nicholls Chris Giles & Potensis Ltd
2015 Thousand Stars 11 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins Hammer & Trowel Syndicate
2016 Alex de Larredya 6 Gaetan Masure Francois Nicolle Simon Munir
2017 Alex de Larredya 7 Gaetan Masure Francois Nicolle Simon Munir
2018 Galop Marin 6 Morgan Regairaz Dominique Bressou Mme Patrick Papot
2019 Galop Marin 7 Morgan Regairaz Dominique Bressou Mme Patrick Papot

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1929 - Le Bouif
  • 1930 - Hoca
  • 1931 - Filidor/ Rebenti (dead heat)
  • 1932 - Port Said
  • 1933 - Prince Oli
  • 1934 - Evohé
  • 1935 - Anonyme
  • 1936 - Evohé
  • 1937 - Evohé
  • 1938 - Barboteur
  • 1939 - no race
  • 1940 - Duralumet
  • 1941 - Cocktail
  • 1942 - Kargal
  • 1943 - Quibus
  • 1944 - Daring
  • 1945 - Houdon
  • 1946 - Vatelys
  • 1947 - Blue Butterfly
  • 1948 - Tyran
  • 1949 - Pyrrhus
  • 1950 - Pyrrhus
  • 1951 - Maisons-Laffitte
  • 1952 - Prosper
  • 1953 - Eole
  • 1954 - James Stuart
  • 1955 - Méhariste
  • 1956 - Méhariste
  • 1957 - Romantisme
  • 1958 - Ming
  • 1959 - Marivaux
  • 1960 - Sweater
  • 1961 - Marivaux
  • 1962 - Liberty's
  • 1963 - Novio
  • 1964 - Sapin
  • 1965 - Pansa
  • 1966 - Rivoli
  • 1967 - Silvor
  • 1968 - Francois Saubaber
  • 1969 - Arrondi
  • 1970 - Tim
  • 1971 - Hardatit
  • 1972 - Roy du Sillon
  • 1973 - Dulcio
  • 1974 - Porto Rafti
  • 1975 - Soyor
  • 1976 - Quart de Vin
  • 1977 - Manor
  • 1978 - Tetrac
  • 1979 - Pavo Real
  • 1980 - Pavino
  • 1981 - Whit
  • 1982 - Nous Aussi
  • 1983 - Gelas
  • 1984 - Fils de Reine
  • 1985 - Cutty Sark Memory
  • 1986 - Duke of Riva
  • 1987 - Oteuil
  • 1988 - Reve Bleu
  • 1989 - Afkal
  • 1990 - Rose or No
  • 1991 - El Triunfo
  • 1992 - Vieux Bourbon
  • 1993 - Bitwood
  • 1994 - Algan
  • 1995 - Topkar
  • 1996 - Royal Chance

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