Prix Exbury

The Prix Exbury is a Group 3 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles) at Saint-Cloud in March.

Prix Exbury
Group 3 race
Le Capucin.jpg
Le Capucin winner in 1925
LocationSaint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
Inaugurated1891
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight57 kg
Allowances
1 kg if not Group placed *
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since May 1 last year
[1]
Purse€80,000 (2020)
1st: €40,000
Prix Exbury
2021
Orange, grey hoops on body Light blue, yellow diamond on body Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Skalleti Grand Glory Ecrivain
Previous years
2020
Mcalpine tartan, gold cap Orange, grey hoops on body Orange, grey seams on sleeves, grey cap
Simona Spirit Of Nelson Pappalino
2019
Royal blue, white cap Royal blue Black and light blue check, black sleeves, light blue cap
Soleil Marin Magny Cours Air Pilot
2018
Black and light blue check, black sleeves, light blue cap Yellow, light blue armlets Blue and yellow (quartered), blue sleeves, yellow armlets, quartered cap
Air Pilot Way To Paris Star Victory
2017
Royal blue Blue and yellow (quartered), blue sleeves, yellow armlets, quartered cap White, black sleeves, red cap
Cloth Of Stars Star Victory Cafe Royal
2016
Dark blue, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Blue, orange epaulets and armlets, quartered cap
Garlingari Sumbal Affaire Solitaire
2015
Blue, orange epaulets and armlets, quartered cap Maroon, Grey epaulets Red, white stars, green sleeves, white stars, red cap
Affaire Solitaire Meadow Creek Arkaitz
2014
Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap Yellow, blue cross of lorraine and armlets
Norse King Singing Rose Vista
2013
Black, purple chevrons on body Pink, black hoops, black cap White, violet cap
Saga Dream Don Bosco Espero
2012
Yellow, white and light blue striped sleeves, light blue cap Light Blue, Dark Blue and Yellow striped sleeves and striped cap Black, purple chevrons on body
Chinchon War Is War Saga Dream
2011
Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap Grey, maroon braces, striped sleeves and cap Red
Polytechnicien Cirrus Des Aigles Silver Pond
2010–2001
2010
Yellow, light blue and white striped sleeves, Light Blue cap Mauve, light blue cap Light blue, yellow cross of lorraine and armlets, striped cap
Chinchon Starlish La Boum
2009
Red, pale green cap Yellow and blue stripes, blue cap, yellow star Yellow, light blue and white striped sleeves, Light Blue cap
Court Canibal Diyakalanie Chinchon
2008
Yellow, green cross-belts and star on cap Dark blue, grey stars, dark blue cap, grey star Turquoise, old gold sleeves, red cap
Spirit One Balius Aspectus
2007
Blue, Yellow cross of Lorraine, armlets and cap Dark blue, grey stars, dark blue cap, grey star Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
Pearl Sky Elasos Runaway
2006
Dark green, pink seams on body, hooped cap White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Kendor Dine Special Kaldoun Gold Sound
2005
Red, black disc, spots on sleeves and cap Black, pink star, pink cap, black star Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Samando Lord Du Sud Pont D'Or
2004
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Red, black disc, spots on sleeves and cap
Polish Summer Bright Sky Samando
2003
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Emerald green, white sash with yellow piping, emerald green and yellow check sleeves, white cap with pom pom Light blue, emerald green star, emerald green cap, light blue star
Aquarelliste Caesarion Border Arrow
2002
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Red, green star and sleeves, star on cap Slate grey, royal blue cap, gold tassel
Jomana Five Fishes Maid Of Dawkins
2001
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star White,blue stars on body and cap Yellow, green striped sleeves
Earlene Bleu D'Altair Honorifique
2000–1995
2000
Royal blue, yellow cap Grey, pink cap Pink, purple stripe, purple sleeves, pink armlets, quartered cap
Russian Hope Amilynx Double Heart
1999
Emerald green, black collar, cuffs and cap Red, emerald green chevron, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green star Pink, royal blue diamonds, striped sleeves and diamond on cap
Barbola Borgia Jim And Tonic
1998
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap emerald Green, Red epaulettes Yellow, purple seams, yellow cap
Loup Sauvage Astarabad Jim And Tonic
1997
Light blue and black diabolo, light blue sleeves, quartered cap Pink, green triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap White, black diabolo, white sleeves and cap
Nero Zilzal Le Destin Thames
1996
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Dark blue, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Yellow, large black spots
Gunboat Diplomacy Red Roses Story Tot Ou Tard
1995
Pink and white stripes, pink cap Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap Yellow, black chevrons and sleeves
Tuesday's Special En Cascade Matarun
 

HistoryEdit

The event was originally called the Prix Boiard. It was named after Boiard, a successful racehorse in the 1870s. It was established in 1891, and initially run at Maisons-Laffitte over 2,000 metres.[2] It was open to horses aged three or older.

The race was renamed in memory of Eugène Adam (1840–1904), a former president of the Société Sportive d'Encouragement, in 1905.[3] It reverted to its original title when the present Prix Eugène Adam was given its name in 1911.

The Prix Boiard was abandoned from 1915 to 1918. It was contested at Saint-Cloud over 2,100 metres in 1919. It returned to Maisons-Laffitte in 1920, and began a longer spell at Saint-Cloud in 1929. Its distance was 2,100 metres in 1931 and 1932.

The event was held at Longchamp from 1940 to 1942. It was run at Le Tremblay over 2,150 metres in 1943, and Maisons-Laffitte over 2,200 metres in 1944 and 1945. It returned to Saint-Cloud in 1946.

The race was won by a horse called Exbury in 1963, and it was renamed in his honour in 1969. From this point it was closed to three-year-olds. It was given Group 3 status in 1971.

The Prix Exbury is usually France's first Group race of the year.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Fourire – 1899, 1900
  • Macdonald II – 1904, 1905
  • Djebel1941, 1942
  • Un Gaillard – 1943, 1944
  • Yaxilio – 1970, 1971
  • Mister Sic Top – 1972, 1973
  • Chinchon – 2010, 2012

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Olivier PeslierMatarun (1994), Gunboat Diplomacy (1996), Nero Zilzal (1997), Loup Sauvage (1998), Court Canibal (2009), Polytechnicien (2011), Chinchon (2012)

Leading trainer (10 wins):

  • André FabreAl Nasr (1982), Imyar (1983), Mille Balles (1984), Village Star (1987), Tuesday's Special (1995), Loup Sauvage (1998), Polish Summer (2004), Polytechnicien (2011), Cloth of Stars (2017), Soleil Marin (2019)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacGoyescas (1933), Goya II (1940), Djebel (1941, 1942), Ardan (1945), Goyama (1947), Nirgal (1948)

Winners since 1981Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1981 Armistice Day 5 Yves Saint-Martin C. de Watrigant Luis Urbano Sanabria 2:19.30
1982 Al Nasr 4 Alain Lequeux André Fabre Moufid Dabaghi 2:26.80
1983 Imyar 4 Alain Badel André Fabre Peter Baumgartner 2:18.20
1984 Mille Balles 4 Freddy Head André Fabre Guy de Rothschild 2:15.50
1985 Darly 6 Freddy Head David Smaga Georges Blizniansky
1986 New Target 5 Jean-Michel Breux Élie Lellouche Mrs Gerard Sarfati
1987 Village Star 4 Dominique Regnard André Fabre Tony Richards 2:10.80
1988 Coeur de Lion 4 Yvonnick Claudic J. R. Lyon Richard Swift 2:25.40
1989 Saint Andrews 5 Alain Badel Jean-Marie Béguigné Suzy Volterra 2:18.90
1990 Mansonnien 6 Dominique Boeuf Noël Pelat Mrs Bernard Destremau 2:07.90
1991 Leariva 4 Alain Lequeux David Smaga Thierry van Zuylen 2:18.70
1992 Fortune's Wheel 4 Mathieu Boutin Robert Collet Richard Strauss 2:13.70
1993 Urban Sea 4 Mathieu Boutin Jean Lesbordes David Tsui 2:09.20
1994 Matarun 6 Olivier Peslier Henri van de Poele Roland Soula 2:15.10
1995 Tuesday's Special 5 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Patrick Offenstadt 2:24.70
1996 Gunboat Diplomacy 5 Olivier Peslier Élie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:08.60
1997 Nero Zilzal 4 Olivier Peslier Élie Lellouche Osvaldo Pedroni 2:11.50
1998 Loup Sauvage 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:18.80
1999 Barbola 4 Thierry Thulliez Jean de Roualle Bob McCreery 2:17.60
2000 Russian Hope 5 Goulven Toupel Henri-Alex Pantall Edouard de Rothschild 2:15.30
2001 Earlene 4 Thierry Thulliez Henri-Alex Pantall Sheikh Mohammed 2:24.70
2002 Jomana 4 Olivier Plaçais Henri-Alex Pantall Sheikh Mohammed 2:14.40
2003 Aquarelliste 5 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:13.85
2004 Polish Summer 7 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:10.70
2005 Samando 5 Éric Legrix François Doumen Hans Wirth 2:16.40
2006 Kendor Dine 4 Stéphane Pasquier Yves de Nicolay Didier Kahn 2:15.60
2007 Pearl Sky 4 Anthony Crastus Yves de Nicolay Hugh Hogg 2:13.80
2008 Spirit One 4 Christophe Soumillon Philippe Demercastel Bouzid Chehboub 2:12.80
2009 Court Canibal 4 Olivier Peslier Mikel Delzangles Marquesa de Moratalla 2:14.20
2010 Chinchon 5 Christophe Soumillon Carlos Laffon-Parias SARL Darpat France 2:16.60
2011 Polytechnicien 5 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Wertheimer et Frère 2:10.50
2012 Chinchon 7 Olivier Peslier Carlos Laffon-Parias SARL Darpat France 2:08.10
2013 Saga Dream 7 Thierry Jarnet Freddy Lemercier Freddy Lemercier 2:20.11
2014 Norse King 5 Alexis Badel Myriam Bollack-Badel Jeff Smith 2:10.19
2015 Affaire Solitaire 5 Nicolas Perret Patrick Khozian Luigi Roveda 2:08.54
2016 Garlingari 5 Stéphane Pasquier Corine Barande-Barbe Corine Barande-Barbe 2:09.98
2017 Cloth of Stars 4 Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 2:07.05
2018 Air Pilot 9 Christophe Soumillon Ralph Beckett Lady Cobham 2:24.49
2019 Soleil Marin 5 Pierre-Charles Boudot André Fabre Godolphin 2:17.29
2020 Simona 4 Alexis Badel Francis-Henry Graffard Nigel & Carolyn Elwes 2:14.87
2021 Skalleti 6 Pierre-Charles Boudot Jerome Reynier Jean-Claude Seroul 2:11:11

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1891: Sledge
  • 1892: Courlis
  • 1893: Hoche
  • 1894: Fousi Yama
  • 1895: Merlin
  • 1896: Omnium II
  • 1897: Castelnau
  • 1898: Quilda
  • 1899: Fourire
  • 1900: Fourire
  • 1901: Codoman
  • 1902: Cheri
  • 1903: La Camargo
  • 1904: Macdonald II
  • 1905: Macdonald II
  • 1906: Prestige
  • 1907: Maintenon
  • 1908: Biniou
  • 1909: Verdun
  • 1910: Lieutel
  • 1911: Badajoz
  • 1912: Martial
  • 1913: Isard
  • 1914: Nimbus
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Mont Saint Eloi
  • 1920: Tchad
  • 1921: Souviens Toi
  • 1922: Cid Campeador
  • 1923: Niceas
  • 1924: Sir Gallahad
  • 1925: Le Capucin
  • 1926: Cerulea
  • 1927: King's Darling
  • 1928: Motrico
  • 1929: Tuvari
  • 1930: Mysarch
  • 1931: Le Tourbillon
  • 1932: Parsee
  • 1933: Goyescas
  • 1934: Le Centaure
  • 1935: Farfadette
  • 1936: Renette
  • 1937: Le Calme
  • 1938: Sanguinetto
  • 1939: Feerie
  • 1940: Goya II
  • 1941: Djebel
  • 1942: Djebel
  • 1943: Un Gaillard
  • 1944: Un Gaillard
  • 1945: Ardan
  • 1946: Oural
  • 1947: Goyama
  • 1948: Nirgal
  • 1949: Tharsis
  • 1950: Wild Mec
  • 1951: Alizier
  • 1952: L'Aiglon
  • 1953: Fine Top
  • 1954: Banassa
  • 1955: Soleil Levant
  • 1956: Tropique
  • 1957: Fric
  • 1958: Mon Triomphe
  • 1959: Tombeur
  • 1960: Siva
  • 1961: Djebel Traffic
  • 1962: Match
  • 1963: Exbury
  • 1964: Prima Donna
  • 1965: Free Ride
  • 1966: Diatome
  • 1967: Claquesous
  • 1968: Taglietto
  • 1969: Carmarthen
  • 1970: Yaxilio
  • 1971: Yaxilio
  • 1972: Mister Sic Top
  • 1973: Mister Sic Top
  • 1974: Shari
  • 1975: no race *
  • 1976: Citoyen
  • 1977: Cheraw
  • 1978: Pappagallo
  • 1979: Tempus Fugit
  • 1980: Kamaridaan

* The 1975 running was abandoned because of snow.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prix Exbury". The French black type. Retrieved 6 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "1891 Prix Boiard". Le Petit Journal (in French). 9 May 1891. Retrieved 17 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "1905 Prix Eugène Adam". Le Matin (in French). 15 April 1905. Retrieved 17 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)