Prix Jean Prat

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The Prix Jean Prat is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Deauville over a distance of 1,400 metres (about 7 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early July.

Prix Jean Prat
Group 1 race
LocationDeauville Racecourse
Calvados, Normandy, France
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance1,400 metres (7 furlongs)[1]
excluding geldings
Weight58 kg
1½ kg for fillies
Purse€400,000 (2022)
1st: €228,560
Prix Jean Prat
Maroon, royal blue hoop, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Black and orange (quartered), white sleeves, black cap Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel
Tenebrism Light Infantry Lusail
Previous years
White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green armlet, emerald green and white striped cap Red, yellow panel, yellow chevrons on sleeves, red cap Royal blue, emerald green cap
Laws Of Indices Thunder Moon Midtown
Royal blue Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Burgundy, yellow rising sun, burgundy cap
Pinatubo Lope Y Fernandez Malotru
Pink, grey sash Royal blue, white cap Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
Too Darn Hot Space Blues Fox Champion
Purple, green star, purple sleeves, green stars, purple cap, green star Blue, blue sleeves, blue cap Dark Blue
Intellogent Cascadian Gustav Klimt
Royal blue White, brown chevron, white sleeves, orange cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Thunder Snow Trais Fluors Gold Luck
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Red and black stripes, red sleeves Red, dark blue diamonds on body, diamond on cap
Zelzal Stormy Antarctic Spectre
Royal blue Mauve Dark green, white star
Territories Dutch Connection Helene Paragon
Maroon, white spots, white sleeves, maroon striped, maroon cap, white spots Dark blue and white stripes, purple sleeves, purple and white striped cap White, purple cap
Charm Spirit Shifting Power La Hoguette
CLARET, GOLD braid, CLARET sleeves, GOLD cap Yellow, red cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap
Havana Gold Silverfield Mondialiste
Beige Emerald green, black chevrons on sleeves Yellow, green sleeves, yellow armlets
Aesop's Fables Gregorian Coup De Theatre
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Red, emerald green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap
Mutual Trust Zoffany Strong Suit
Red, black spots, black sleeves, red cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Yellow, red chevron and sleeves, emerald green cap
Dick Turpin Siyouni Xtension
Royal blue, emerald green chevron, armlets and cap Yellow, green seams on body red cap Red, royal blue sleeves, black cap
Lord Shanakill Oiseau De Feu Irian
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap White, dark green chevron, cuffs on sleeves and quartered cap. Royal blue
Tamayuz Raven's Pass Rio De La Plata
Red, white chevron, sleeves and cap Yellow and blue check, blue sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, blue stars Light green, dark green diamonds on body
Lawman Stoneside Golden Titus
Dark blue, red striped sleeves, striped cap Yellow and blue diamonds GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
Stormy River Kentucky Dynamite Viva Macau
Green, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Royal blue, white triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamonds on cap
Turtle Bowl Starpix Rocamadour
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Bago Cacique Ershaad
Dark blue, red striped sleeves, striped cap Red, dark blue epaulets, yellow star on cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
Vespone Prince Kirk Tashkandi
Red Royal blue, yellow cap Royal blue
Rouvres Imtiyaz Shaanmer
Maroon, Grey epaulets Dark blue Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Olden Times King Of Tara Denon
Red, white armlets Green, beige triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Dark green, red cap, dark green diamond
Suances Bach Pacino
Royal blue, red epaulets, striped cap Royal blue Royal blue, yellow cap
Golden Snake Slip Stream Indian Danehill
Royal blue Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap White, green stripes, green cap
Almutawakel Gold Away Dr Fong
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Starborough Mamalik Kirkwall
Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Le Triton Martiniquais Blackwater
Maroon, white sash and sleeves, maroon cap, white star Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap
Torrential Annus Mirabilis Labeeb
Red, white triple diamond, white sleeves, red cap, white diamond Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Yellow and black hoops, yellow cap
Millkom Darnay Lassigny
Green, white cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
Le Balafre Bigstone Semillon
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Emerald green, yellow seams, quartered cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Kitwood Lucky Lindy Shanghai
Beige, black sleeves and cap Orange, green hoop and armlets, hooped cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Sillery Balleroy Nine Carat
Royal blue, yellow chevron and armlets, black cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Blue, red triple diamond, sleeves and cap
Priolo Satin Wood Septieme Ciel


The event was established in 1858. It was originally the opening leg of a two-part series called the Prix Biennal. The second leg, for horses aged four or older, was first run in 1859. Both races were staged at Longchamp.

The three-year-olds' division of the Prix Biennal was run over 2,000 metres. For a period it was held in April, and it served as a trial for the Prix du Jockey Club.

Both Prix Biennal races were renamed the Prix Jean Prat in 1940. This was in memory of Jean Prat (1847–1940), a successful racehorse owner and breeder.

The version for three-year-olds was switched to late May or early June in 1961. It was shortened to 1,850 metres in 1962. It was transferred to Chantilly and cut to 1,800 metres in 1967. The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and for several years the event held Group 2 status.

The race was promoted to Group 1 level in 1985. From this point the version for older horses was known as the Prix Vicomtesse Vigier. The Prix Jean Prat returned to Longchamp in 1986.

The event returned to Chantilly in 1995, and was cut to 1,600 metres and moved to early July in 2005. The distance was further reduced to 1,400 metres in 2019 and the event was moved to a new home at Deauville.[2]


Leading jockey since 1940 (6 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinJour et Nuit (1964), Silver Shark (1966), Antipode (1974), Earth Spirit (1976), Melyno (1982), Ginger Brink (1983)

Leading trainer since 1940 (5 wins):

  • François MathetJour et Nuit (1964), Silver Shark (1966), Maroun (1971), Lightning (1977), Melyno (1982)
  • François BoutinSpeedy Dakota (1975), Cresta Rider (1981), Mendez (1984), Baillamont (1985), Priolo (1990)
  • André Fabre - Local Talent (1989), Kitwood (1992), Mutual Trust (2011), Aesop's Fables (2012), Territories (2015)

Leading owner since 1940 (5 wins):

  • GodolphinAlmutawakel (1998), Aesop's Fables (2012), Territories (2015), Thunder Snow (2017), Pinatubo (2020)

Winners since 1977Edit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1977 Lightning Gérard Dubroeucq François Mathet Guy de Rothschild 1:49.90
1978 Dom Racine Lester Piggott Olivier Douieb Robert Sangster 1:48.80
1979 Young Generation Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Tony Ward 1:51.10
1980 Night Alert Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:48.20
1981 Cresta Rider Philippe Paquet François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:50.40
1982 Melyno Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet Stavros Niarchos 1:46.10
1983 Ginger Brink Yves Saint-Martin Robert Collet Albert Yank 1:50.90
1984 Mendez Cash Asmussen François Boutin Philip Niarchos 1:52.80
1985 Baillamont Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:54.60
1986 Magical Wonder Cash Asmussen Georges Mikhalidès Mahmoud Fustok 1:51.80
1987 Risk Me Tony Cruz Paul Kelleway Lewis Norris 1:56.40
1988 Lapierre Steve Cauthen Clive Brittain Mrs J. M. Khan 1:54.00
1989 Local Talent Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:59.50
1990 Priolo Gérald Mossé François Boutin Ecurie Skymarc Farm 1:53.70
1991 Sillery Dominique Boeuf Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 1:51.30
1992 Kitwood Steve Cauthen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:58.00
1993 Le Balafre Olivier Peslier Nicolas Clément Joseph de Lastours 1:53.10
1994 Millkom Jean-René Dubosc Jean-Claude Rouget Jean-Claude Gour 1:56.00
1995 Torrential Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 1:55.90
1996 Le Triton Freddy Head Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:48.60
1997 Starborough Frankie Dettori David Loder Sheikh Mohammed 1:51.70
1998 Almutawakel Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:51.90
1999 Golden Snake Michael Hills Barry Hills Mohamed Obaida 1:54.50
2000 Suances Gérald Mossé M. Delcher Sánchez Jed Cohen 1:53.40
2001 Olden Times Pat Eddery John Dunlop Prince A. A. Faisal 1:48.10
2002 Rouvres Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head-Maarek Alec Head 1:46.50
2003 Vespone Christophe Lemaire Nicolas Clément Ecurie Mister Ess A S 1:47.10
2004 Bago Thierry Gillet Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 1:46.60
2005 Turtle Bowl Olivier Peslier François Rohaut Berend van Dalfsen 1:36.10
2006 Stormy River Thierry Thulliez Nicolas Clément Ecurie Mister Ess A S 1:37.80
2007 Lawman Olivier Peslier Jean-Marie Béguigné Marzocco / Ciampi 1:41.20
2008 Tamayuz Davy Bonilla Freddy Head Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:37.60
2009 Lord Shanakill Jim Crowley Karl Burke Mogeely Stud / Gittins 1:38.90
2010 Dick Turpin Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. John Manley 1:36.30
2011 Mutual Trust Maxime Guyon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:40.45
2012 Aesop's Fables Maxime Guyon André Fabre Godolphin 1:37.59
2013 Havana Gold Mickael Barzalona Richard Hannon Sr. Qatar Racing Ltd & CSH 1:37.01
2014 Charm Spirit Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani 1:41.01
2015 Territories Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 1:36.12
2016 Zelzal Grégory Benoist Jean-Claude Rouget Al Shaqab Racing 1:34.48
2017 Thunder Snow Christophe Soumillon Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:38.78
2018 Intellogent Pierre-Charles Boudot Fabrice Chappet Fiona Carmichael 1:35.83
2019 Too Darn Hot Frankie Dettori John Gosden Andrew Lloyd Webber 1:21.29
2020 Pinatubo William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:23.03
2021 Laws of Indices Olivier Peslier Ken Condon Miss C R Holmes 1:24.09
2022 Tenebrism Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Westerberg/Coolmore/Merribelle Stables 1:22.91

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1867: Nemea
  • 1868: Mortemer
  • 1870: Sornette
  • 1872: Revigny
  • 1874: Bieville
  • 1875: My Emmy
  • 1876: Le Drole
  • 1877: Boiador
  • 1878: Clocher
  • 1879: Fido
  • 1880: Beauminet
  • 1881: Vizir
  • 1883: Satory
  • 1884: Little Duck
  • 1885: Reluisant
  • 1886: Alger
  • 1887: Cherie
  • 1888: St. Gall
  • 1889: Tire-Larigot
  • 1890: Yellow
  • 1892: Diarbek
  • 1893: Preux
  • 1894: Polygone
  • 1895: Launay
  • 1896: Arreau
  • 1897: Valparaiso
  • 1898: Madrid
  • 1899: Holocauste
  • 1900: Codoman
  • 1901: Grand Pont
  • 1902: Bahr Yousouf
  • 1903: Caius
  • 1904: Fifre
  • 1905: Genial
  • 1906: Prestige
  • 1907: Calomel
  • 1908: Sea Sick
  • 1909: Verdun
  • 1911: Rubinat
  • 1914: Durbar
  • 1920: Odol
  • 1921: Grazing
  • 1922: Mazeppa
  • 1923: São Paulo
  • 1924: Le Gros Morne
  • 1925: Coram
  • 1926: Diplomate
  • 1927: Flamant
  • 1928: Kantar
  • 1929: Arbaletrier
  • 1930: Le Tourbillon
  • 1931: Roi de Trefle
  • 1932: Macaroni
  • 1933: Le Cacique
  • 1934: Duplex
  • 1935: Le Gazon
  • 1936: Vatellor
  • 1937: Galloway
  • 1938: Canot
  • 1939: Galerien
  • 1940: Corviglia
  • 1941: La Barca
  • 1942: Puymirol
  • 1943: Dogat
  • 1944: Laborde
  • 1945: Obelisque
  • 1946: Souverain
  • 1947: L'Imperial
  • 1948: Jocker
  • 1949: Marveil
  • 1950: Janus
  • 1951: Le Tyrol
  • 1952: La Varende
  • 1954: Peppermint
  • 1955: Fauchelevent
  • 1956: Incitatus
  • 1957: Le Haar
  • 1958: Launay
  • 1959: Memorandum
  • 1960: Angers
  • 1961: Bobar
  • 1962: Tang
  • 1963: Spy Well
  • 1964: Jour et Nuit
  • 1965: Esso
  • 1966: Silver Shark
  • 1967: Locris
  • 1968: Lorenzaccio
  • 1969: Hill Run
  • 1970: Master Guy
  • 1971: Maroun
  • 1972: Riverman
  • 1973: Sharp Edge
  • 1974: Antipode
  • 1975: Speedy Dakota
  • 1976: Earth Spirit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Prix Jean Prat". The French Black Type. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  2. ^ "European Pattern Committee announces changes to the 2019 European Programme of Black Type Races". British Horseracing Authority. 6 February 2019.