Prix Bertrand du Breuil

The Prix Bertrand du Breuil is a Group 3 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Chantilly over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.

Prix du Betrand du Breuil
Group 3 race
LocationChantilly Racecourse
Chantilly, France
Inaugurated1852
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance1,600 metres (1 mile)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
exc. G1 winners this year
Weight56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since September 1 last year
Purse€80,000 (2015)
1st: €40,000
Prix Bertrand du Breuil
2021
Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap emerald Green, Red epaulettes Emerald Green, yellow braces
Ecrivain Sagamiyra Reshabar
Previous years
2020
White, violet cap White and blue checked, green sleeves and cap Orange, grey hoops on body
Pretreville Plumatic Skalleti
2019
Royal blue White, brown chevron, orange cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Vintager Trais Fluors Lunch Lady
2018
Grey, yellow hoops, striped sleeves, yellow cap, grey star White, brown chevron, orange cap Black, red epaulets, red sleeves, black armlets, black cap
Hunaina Trais Fluors Wireless
2017
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Black, white spots, black sleeves, white armlets, black cap, white spots
Taareef Zelzal Siyoushake
2016
black, white seams, orange cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap Black, red star, red sleeves, black stars, quartered cap
Pas De Deux Impassable Sea Front
2015
Royal blue Light blue, dark blue spots, light blue sleeves, dark blue cap Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap
Fintry Avenir Certain Faufiler
2014
Black, yellow epaulets and stars on sleeves, star on cap Dark Blue, Emerald Green Diamond, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, Emerald Green cap Brown, red cap
Pinturicchio Spoil The Fun Silas Marner
2013
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap White, blue diamonds, hooped sleeves Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap
Mainsail Laygirl Poupee Flash
2012
Orange, pink star, pink sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Yellow, light blue epaulets, light blue cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Vagabond Shoes Moonwalk In Paris Evaporation
2011
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Orange, pink star, pink sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Orange, black stars, halved sleeves
Byword Vagabond Shoes Beacon Lodge
2010-2001
2010
Red Dark blue, white stars on body Mauve, light green epaulets, quartered cap
Fuisse Vertigineux Slickly Royal
2009
Orange, black stars, halved sleeves Royal blue, white epaulets and sleeves, royal blue armlets, white cap White, Lilac sash, Gold sleeves, Lilac cap
Beacon Lodge Sahpresa Precious Boy
2008
Red, light blue cross belts, light blue sleeves, red cap Black, beige sleeves and cap Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
Spirito Del Vento Athanor Mount Nelson
2007
Red, light blue cross belts, light blue sleeves, red cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Emerald green, white sash with yellow piping, emerald green and yellow check sleeves, white cap with pom pom
Spirito Del Vento Multiplex Passager
2006
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Emerald Green, Purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, green cap
Apsis Turtle Bowl Early March
2005
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Cacique Special Kaldoun Tiganello
2004
Green, purple cross belts and cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap Light blue, dark blue spots on body, dark blue cap
My Risk Charming Groom Star Valley
2003
dark Green, Pink epaulettes and cap White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Tripat Special Kaldoun Bernebeau
2002
Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap Green and pink hooped, pink sleeves, quartered cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Domedriver Altieri Greengroom
2001
Royal blue Orange, light blue stripe and sleeves White, black diamond, white sleeves, black seams, black cap
Mahfooth Up And Away Terre A Terre
2000-1990
2000
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Emerald green, maroon chevron and cap Blue, yellow stripe, striped sleeves, yellow cap
Kingsalsa Banyumanik Le Roi Chic
1999
Dark blue, yellow hoop, armlets and spots on cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Field Of Hope Alliteration Hoh Chi Min
1998
Pink, royal blue diamonds, striped sleeves and diamond on cap Orange, grey hoops on body Royal blue, red and royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap
Jim And Tonic Kaldou Star Go Between
1997
Red, black seams, red sleeves, striped cap Green, pink epaulettes, white sleeves, pink cap Pale blue, white and yellow check cap
Perim Battle Dore Trojan Sea
1996
Red, pale green cap owned by Gestut Hof Heidendom Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Nec Plus Ultra Manzoni Vetheuil
1995
White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Kaldounevees Fraam Agathe
1994
Brown, beige chevrons, brown sleeves and cap Dark green, white spots, dark blue sleeves, white spots, white cap, dark blue star Red, pale green cap
Zabar Jeune Homme Lit De Justice
1993
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap
Africanus Shanghai Gothland
1992
Maroon and white diabolo, maroon sleeves, white cap Violet, white sleeves, violet cap Yellow, grey sleeves
As Que To Star Of Cozzene Hello Pink
1991
Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Goofalik Boxing Day Eightsome
1990
Pink and royal blue check, royal blue sleeves and cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap
Mister Sicy Monsagem Val Des Bois
 

HistoryEdit

The earliest version of the event was established at Chantilly in 1852. Its prize money was originally provided by the Chemin de Fer du Nord, a railway company in northern France and the race was titled the Prix de Chemin du Fer du Nord. The first running was a 1,200-metre flat race for two-year-olds, and in the following years it was a 2,400-metre event over hurdles. It reverted to being a flat race in 1856, when it became a 3,200-metre contest for horses aged three or older.

The Chemin de Fer du Nord continued to provide the total prize money until 1910. Thereafter, it contributed a partial amount each year until 1937. The funding discontinued when the regional railways merged to form the SNCF.

The present Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord was created in 1933, when its distance was cut to 1,400 metres. It was cancelled in 1940, and for the next two years it was held at Longchamp. It was run at Maisons-Laffitte in 1943, and was cancelled again in 1944. Another spell at Longchamp began in 1945.

The race was extended to 1,700 metres in 1950. It returned to Chantilly and reverted to 1,400 metres in 1955. The minimum age was raised to four in 1967, and the distance was increased to 1,600 metres in 1972.

The event was staged at Maisons-Laffitte in 1997 and 1998, and its current period at Chantilly began in 1999. It is now held on the same day as the Prix de Diane.

In 2013 the race was renamed in memory of Bertrand du Breuil (1926–2011), the last president of the Societe d'Encouragemment, forerunner of France Galop.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Menetrier – 1948, 1949
  • Spirito del Vento – 2007, 2008

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Freddy HeadApataki (1966), Regent Street (1969), My Friend Paul (1973), Rostov (1980), Big John (1982), Pluralisme (1984), Pink (1985)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • André FabreMill Native (1988), French Stress (1989), Kingsalsa (2000), Cacique (2005), Apsis (2006), Byword (2011), Fintry (2015)

Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Khalid AbdullahCacique (2005), Apsis (2006), Byword (2011). Mainsail (2013)

Winners since 1981Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1981 Gosport 5 Jean-Claude Desaint J. C. Cunnington Jean Laborde
1982 Big John 4 Freddy Head E. Chevalier du Fau John Michael 1:38.80
1983 Pampabird 4 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington Jr. Paul de Moussac
1984 Pluralisme 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer
1985 Pink 4 Freddy Head Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer
1986 Sarab 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Fahd Salman
1987 Relasure 4 Tony Cruz Patrick Biancone Ecurie Jules Ouaki
1988 Mill Native 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Paul de Moussac 1:36.80
1989 French Stress 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Paul de Moussac 1:42.90
1990 Mister Sicy 4 Gérald Mossé Nicolas Clément Mrs Michael Cahan 1:37.70
1991 Goofalik 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond David Thompson 1:39.70
1992 As Que To 4 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche Edgard Zorbibe 1:38.80
1993 Africanus 4 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 1:49.00
1994 Zabar 6 Frankie Dettori Jonathan Pease Gerald Leigh 1:36.90
1995 Kaldounevees 4 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 1:37.00
1996 Nec Plus Ultra 5 Thierry Gillet Alain de Royer-Dupré Marquesa de Moratalla 1:39.30
1997 Perim 4 Guy Guignard Gérard-Alain Lièvre Gérard-Alain Lièvre 1:38.80
1998 Jim and Tonic 4 Gérald Mossé François Doumen John Martin 1:37.80
1999 Field of Hope 4 Sylvain Guillot Pascal Bary Grundy Bloodstock Ltd 1:41.40
2000 Kingsalsa 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:41.60
2001 Mahfooth 4 Thierry Jarnet Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:38.40
2002 Domedriver 4 Thierry Thulliez Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:38.80
2003 Tripat 4 Thierry Jarnet Richard Gibson Ecurie J. L. Bouchard 1:37.50
2004 My Risk 5 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Marie Béguigné Roland Monnier 1:36.10
2005 Cacique 4 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:37.30
2006 Apsis 5 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:35.00
2007 Spirito del Vento 4 Kieren Fallon Jean-Marie Béguigné Luigi Ciampi 1:34.60
2008 Spirito del Vento 5 Olivier Peslier Jean-Marie Béguigné Luigi Ciampi 1:36.50
2009 Beacon Lodge 4 Gérald Mossé Clive Cox Mr & Mrs P. Hargreaves 1:34.87
2010 Fuisse 4 Christophe Lemaire Criquette Head-Maarek Haras du Quesnay 1:36.90
2011 Byword 5 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:36.76
2012 Vagabond Shoes 5 Stéphane Pasquier Yan Durepaire Javier Martinez Salmean 1:38.78
2013 Mainsail 4 Christophe Soumillon Pascal Bary Khalid Abdullah 1:41.94
2014 Pinturicchio 6 Anthony Crastus Élie Lellouche Julia Rusu 1:35.49
2015 Fintry 4 Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 1:36.00
2016 Pas de Deux 6 Antoine Coutier Yasmin Almenrader Dirk Von Mitzlaff 1:37.64
2017 Taareef 4 Ioritz Mendizabal Jean-Claude Rouget Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:34.57
2018 Hunaina 4 Mickael Barzalona Henri-François Devin Trevor C Stewart 1:36.05
2019 Vintager 4 James Doyle Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:36.74
2020 Pretreville 5 Cristian Demuro Pascal Bary Gerard Augustin-Normand 1:34.50

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1933: Dickens
  • 1934: Rodosto
  • 1935: Rarity
  • 1936: Le Cyclone
  • 1937: Republique
  • 1938: Mandoline
  • 1939: Earnest
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Thread
  • 1942: Balthazar / Panipat *
  • 1943: Fine Art
  • 1944: no race
  • 1945: Tango
  • 1946: Vagabond
  • 1947: Thiercelin
  • 1948: Menetrier
  • 1949: Menetrier
  • 1950: Eppi d'Or
  • 1951: Commando
  • 1952: Norman
  • 1953: Voltaire
  • 1954: Fine Top
  • 1955: Soleil Royal
  • 1956:
  • 1957: Renard
  • 1958:
  • 1959:
  • 1960: Rina
  • 1961: Galant Gaditan
  • 1962: Cassis
  • 1963: Hodell
  • 1964: Nandou
  • 1965: Present
  • 1966: Apataki
  • 1967: Village Square
  • 1968: Calife
  • 1969: Regent Street
  • 1970: Irish Minstrel
  • 1971: Joshua
  • 1972: Etoile Lointaine
  • 1973: My Friend Paul
  • 1974: Ace of Aces
  • 1975: Son of Silver
  • 1976: Full of Hope
  • 1977: Mittainvilliers
  • 1978: Mad Captain
  • 1979: Fils Prodigue
  • 1980: Rostov

* The 1942 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit