The Prix Ganay is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 2,100 metres (about 1 mile and 2½ furlongs) at Longchamp in late April or early May.

Prix Ganay
Group 1 race
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1889
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance2,100 metres (1m 2½f)[1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up[1]
Weight58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
[1]
Purse€300,000 (2022)
1st: €171,420
[1]
Prix Ganay
2022
Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves, red cap Purple, white cross of lorraine and sleeves Yellow, green cross-belts, chevrons on sleeves, stars on cap
State Of Rest Pretty Tiger Sealiway
Previous years
2021
Red, royal blue sleeves, black cap dark Green, Pink epaulettes and cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Mare Australis Gold Trip Mogul
2020-2011
2020
Light green and dark green (halved), dark green sleeves, light green armlets, dark green cap Yellow, light blue armlets Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Sottsass Way To Paris Shaman
2019
Red, green chevron, red sleeves, red cap, green star Dark blue, light blue cross belts, dark blue sleeves, light blue diabolo, white cap Royal blue
Waldgeist Study Of Man Ghaiyyath
2018
Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Royal blue, white cap Royal blue
Cracksman Wren's Day Cloth Of Stars
2017
Royal blue Green, red epaulettes, green sleeves, green cap Pink, pink sleeves, white stars, pink cap
Cloth Of Stars Zarak Silverwave
2016
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Pink, white stars on sleeves Dark blue, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap
Dariyan Silverwave Garlingari
2015
Grey, maroon braces, striped sleeves and cap Royal blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, royal blue and white quartered cap Royal blue, white stars, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap
Cirrus Des Aigles Al Kazeem Fate
2014
Grey, maroon braces, striped sleeves and cap Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Purple, light blue chevron, light blue cap
Cirrus Des Aigles Treve Norse King
2013
White, orange star, orange sleeves, white armlets, orange cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap
Pastorius Maxios Dunaden
2012
Grey, maroon braces, striped sleeves and cap Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop and armlets, hooped cap White, royal blue stars and sleeves, royal blue cap, white star
Cirrus Des Aigles Giofra Reliable Man
2011
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Grey, maroon braces, striped sleeves and cap
Planteur Sarafina Cirrus Des Aigles
2010–2001
2010
Beige GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Cutlass Bay Shalanaya Pallodio
2009
Dark red and grey stripes, red cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Red, royal blue sleeves, black cap
Vision D'Etat Loup Breton Adlerflug
2008
Dark blue Red, yellow stripes on sleeves, stripe on cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
Duke Of Marmalade Saddex Sageburg
2007
Dark blue Green, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Orange, pink star, pink sleeves, orange stars, orange cap
Dylan Thomas Irish Wells Doctor Dino
2006
Red, light green cap Pink and black check, pink sleeves Yellow, Dark Blue cross belts and sleeves
Corre Caminos Royal Highness Manduro
2005
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Dark blue
Bago Reefscape Ace
2004
White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Royal blue Red, yellow sleeves, green cap
Execute Vespone Fair Mix
2003
Red, yellow sleeves, green cap White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Light blue, yellow hoop and armlets, yellow cap, light blue diamond
Fair Mix Execute Falbrav
2002
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Aquarelliste Execute Sensible
2001
Red, royal blue hoops, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Green, light blue cross-belts, white sleeves and cap
Golden Snake Egyptband With The Flow
2000–1992
2000
Royal blue, yellow cap Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Indian Danehill Greek Dance Chelsea Manor
1999
Royal Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Dark green, white chevron and sleeves, white cap, green star
Dark Moondancer Dream Well Croco Rouge
1998
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Beige, red sash and cap Red, white sash, black cap, white hoop
Astarabad Que Belle Taipan
1997
Yellow, green epaulets Pink, green diamond hoop, green sleeves and diamond on cap Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap
Helissio Le Destin Pilsudski
1996
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap White, red sash, red and white striped cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Valanour Luso Swain
1995
Light blue and black diabolo, light blue sleeves, quartered cap White, blue diabolo, armlets and cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Pelder Alderbrook Richard Of York
1994
Dark blue, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Yellow, mauve chevron and sleeves, mauve cap, yellow star
Marildo Intrepidity Urban Sea
1993
Yellow, green epaulets Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Grey, black sleeves and cap
Vert Amande Opera House Misil
1992
Black, blue cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap White, blue hollow box, hooped sleeves and cap
Subotica Pistolet Bleu Suave Dancer
 

HistoryEdit

The event was established in 1889, and it was originally called the Prix des Sablons. It was initially contested over 2,000 metres, and held in late March or early April.[2]

The Prix des Sablons was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1915 to 1918. It was run at Maisons-Laffitte over 2,100 metres in 1944 and 1945.

The event was renamed in memory of Jean de Ganay (1861–1948), a former president of the Société d'Encouragement, in 1949.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Prix Ganay was classed at Group 1 level. From this point it was run over 2,100 metres in late April or early May.

The leading horses from the Prix Ganay often go on to compete in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The last to win both races in the same year was Waldgeist in 2019.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (3 wins):


Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinRelko (1964), Taj Dewan (1968), Rheingold (1973), Allez France (1974, 1975), Sagace (1985)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • André FabreCreator (1990), Subotica (1992), Indian Danehill (2000), Cutlass Bay (2010), Cloth of Stars (2017), Waldgeist (2019), Mare Australis (2021)

Leading owner (6 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacGoyescas (1933), Goya II (1939, 1940), Djebel (1942), Goyama (1948), Nirgal (1949)

Winners since 1970Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1970 Grandier 6 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington Jr. Mrs Pierre Ribes 2:14.20
1971 Caro 4 Maurice Philipperon Albert Klimscha Countess Batthyany 2:08.60
1972 Mill Reef 4 Geoff Lewis Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:16.20
1973 Rheingold 4 Yves Saint-Martin Barry Hills Henry Zeisel 2:17.20
1974 Allez France 4 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 2:23.20
1975 Allez France 5 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 2:12.00
1976 Infra Green 4 Jackie Taillard Edouard Bartholomew Mrs J. Pochna 2:14.80
1977 Arctic Tern 4 Maurice Philipperon John Fellows Mrs John Knight 2:11.60
1978 Trillion 4 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber Hunt / Stephenson 2:18.20
1979 Frere Basile 4 Jean-Luc Kessas Bernard Sécly Jean-Pierre Binet 2:17.20
1980 Le Marmot 4 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Rodolph Schafer 2:15.00
1981 Argument 4 Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber Bruce McNall 2:12.20
1982 Bikala 4 Serge Gorli Patrick Biancone Jules Ouaki 2:09.70
1983 Lancastrian 6 Alain Lequeux David Smaga Sir Michael Sobell 2:16.90
1984 Romildo 4 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Gerry Oldham 2:12.00
1985 Sagace 5 Yves Saint-Martin Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:10.30
1986 Baillamont 4 Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 2:11.70
1987 Triptych 5 Tony Cruz Patrick Biancone Alan Clore 2:15.10
1988 Saint Andrews 4 Alain Badel Jean-Marie Béguigné Suzy Volterra 2:18.60
1989 Saint Andrews 5 Alain Badel Jean-Marie Béguigné Suzy Volterra 2:20.80
1990 Creator 4 Cash Asmussen André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:13.00
1991 Kartajana 4 William Mongil Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:18.40
1992 Subotica 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Olivier Lecerf 2:09.30
1993 Vert Amande 5 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:21.10
1994 Marildo 7 Guy Guignard David Smaga David Smaga 2:11.90
1995 Pelder 5 Frankie Dettori Paul Kelleway Osvaldo Pedroni 2:20.70
1996 Valanour 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:10.90
1997 Helissio 4 Olivier Peslier Élie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:12.10
1998 Astarabad 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:12.50
1999 Dark Moondancer 4 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Ben Arbib 2:11.30
2000 Indian Danehill 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Edouard de Rothschild 2:27.20
2001 Golden Snake 5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop The National Stud 2:16.70
2002 Aquarelliste 4 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:11.40
2003 Fair Mix 5 Olivier Peslier Marcel Rolland Ecurie Week-End 2:13.00
2004 Execute 7 Thierry Gillet John Hammond Ecurie Chalhoub 2:14.60
2005 Bago 4 Thierry Gillet Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 2:17.70
2006 Corre Caminos 4 Thierry Jarnet Mikel Delzangles Marquesa de Moratalla 2:17.10
2007 Dylan Thomas 4 Christophe Soumillon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:07.90
2008 Duke of Marmalade 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 2:08.30
2009 Vision d'Etat 4 Ioritz Mendizabal Eric Libaud Detré / Libaud 2:09.43
2010 Cutlass Bay 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Godolphin 2:11.80
2011 Planteur 4 Christophe Soumillon Élie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:07.29
2012 Cirrus des Aigles 6 Olivier Peslier Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:18.90
2013 Pastorius 4 Olivier Peslier Mario Hofer Stall Antanando 2:08.39
2014 Cirrus des Aigles 8 Christophe Soumillon Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:14.13
2015 Cirrus des Aigles 9 Christophe Soumillon Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:18.07
2016 Dariyan[a] 4 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:07.72
2017 Cloth of Stars[a] 4 Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 2:11.70
2018 Cracksman 4 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Anthony Oppenheimer 2:09.44
2019 Waldgeist 5 Pierre-Charles Boudot André Fabre Ammerland / Newsells Park 2:09.07
2020 Sottsass[b] 4 Cristian Demuro Jean-Claude Rouget White Birch Farm 2:06.38
2021 Mare Australis 4 Pierre-Charles Boudot André Fabre Gestut Schlenderhan 2:11.62
2022 State Of Rest 4 Shane Crosse Joseph Patrick O'Brien State Of Rest Partnership 2:08.46
  1. ^ a b The 2016 and 2017 races took place at Saint-Cloud while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment
  2. ^ The 2020 race was run at Chantilly in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1889: Acheron
  • 1890: Le Sancy
  • 1891: Barberousse
  • 1892: Berenger
  • 1893: Gouverneur
  • 1894: Galette
  • 1895: Monsieur Gabriel
  • 1896: Le Sagittaire
  • 1897: Champaubert
  • 1898: Quilda
  • 1899: Gardefeu
  • 1900: Fourire
  • 1901: Kremlin
  • 1902: Codoman
  • 1903: La Camargo
  • 1904: Caius
  • 1905: Caius
  • 1906: Rataplan
  • 1907: Maintenon
  • 1908: Moulins la Marche
  • 1909: L'Inconnu
  • 1910: Chulo
  • 1911: Ossian
  • 1912: Cadet Roussel
  • 1913: Shannon
  • 1914: Nimbus
  • 1915–18: no race
  • 1919: Ramscapelle
  • 1920: Samourai
  • 1921: Sourbier
  • 1922: Ksar
  • 1923: Le Prodige
  • 1924: Massine
  • 1925: Cadum
  • 1926: Nid d'Or
  • 1927: Biribi
  • 1928: Nino
  • 1929: Rovigo
  • 1930: Barrabas
  • 1931: La Savoyarde
  • 1932: Amfortas
  • 1933: Goyescas
  • 1934: Rodosto
  • 1935: Rentenmark
  • 1936: Ortolan
  • 1937: Chuchoteur
  • 1938: Victrix
  • 1939: Goya II
  • 1940: Goya II
  • 1941: Maurepas
  • 1942: Djebel
  • 1943: Tornado / Arcot 1
  • 1944: Norseman
  • 1945: Seer
  • 1946: Basileus
  • 1947: Chanteur
  • 1948: Goyama
  • 1949: Nirgal
  • 1950: Fontenay
  • 1951: Tantieme
  • 1952: Mat de Cocagne
  • 1953: Guersant
  • 1954: Otto
  • 1955: Elu
  • 1956: Beau Prince
  • 1957: Tanerko
  • 1958: Tanerko
  • 1959: Chief 2
  • 1960: Marino
  • 1961: Javelot
  • 1962: Misti
  • 1963: Exbury
  • 1964: Relko
  • 1965: Free Ride
  • 1966: Diatome
  • 1967: Behistoun
  • 1968: Taj Dewan
  • 1969: Carmarthen

1 The 1943 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.
2 Balbo and Malefaim finished first and second in 1959, but both were disqualified and the race was awarded to the third-placed horse.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Prix Ganay". The French Black Type. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  2. ^ "1889 Prix des Sablons". Le Gaulois. 1 April 1889. Retrieved 17 February 2013.