Prix Morny

The Prix Morny is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Deauville over a distance of 1,200 metres (about 6 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.

Prix Morny
Group 1 race
LocationDeauville Racecourse
Deauville, France
Inaugurated1865
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorDarley
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance1,200 metres (6f)[1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackStraight
QualificationTwo-year-olds
excluding geldings
[1]
Weight57 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
[1]
Purse350,000 (2018)
1st: €199,990
[1]
Prix Morny
2020
Gold, burgundy chevron, burgundy seams on sleeves, gold cap Emerald green, red sleeves, yellow cap White, maroon and purple striped sleeves
Campanelle Nando Parrado Rhythm Master
Previous years
2019
Royal blue Dark green, red cap, dark green diamond Red, gold braid, white sleeves and cap with gold tassel
Earthlight Raffle Prize Golden Horde
2018
yellow, black striped sleeves, white cap white, gold stars on sleeves, gold star on cap Pink, green shoulders, pink sleeves, green armlets, pink cap, green hooped
Pretty Pollyanna Signora Cabello True Mason
2017
Red, black inverted triangle, black star on cap grey, blue diamonds, grey sleeves and cap Yellow, black cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, black striped, yellow cap
Unfortunately Havana Grey Different League
2016
Black, green chevrons, stars on sleeves, green cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Dark blue
Lady Aurelia Alrahma Peace Envoy
2015
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Silver, gold braid, gold cap White, violet cap
Shalaa Gutaifan Tourny
2014
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
The Wow Signal Hootenanny Ervedya
2013
Dark blue White, purple cap Yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap
No Nay Never Vorda Rizeena
2012
Dark blue, light blue spots on sleeves and cap Dark Blue Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Reckless Abandon George Vancouver Parliament Square
2011
Grey, maroon stars, grey cap, maroon star Orange, beige cap White, red stars, light blue sleeves and cap
Dabirsim Family One Vladimir
2010–2001
2010
Pink, emerald green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Red, light green cap Blue and white hoops, white sleeves, blue armlets, hooped cap
Dream Ahead Tin Horse Pontenuovo
2009
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Orange, black triple diamond, orange cap, black diamonds
Arcano Special Duty Canford Cliffs
2008
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Dark blue, yellow hoop ROYAL BLUE, emerald green chevron, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap
Bushranger Gallagher Lord Shanakill
2007
Dark Blue Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap
Myboycharlie Natagora Alexandros
2006
Mauve Light Blue, White cap DARK GREEN, white seams, white sleeves, dark green armlet, white cap
Dutch Art Magic America Excellent Art
2005
Orange, brown seams, brown sleeves, orange seams, orange cap, brown spots Dark blue Lime green
Silca's Sister Ivan Denisovich Always Hopeful
2004
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots
Divine Proportions Layman Russian Blue
2003
White, green disc, striped cap Dark green, pink epaulets and cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Whipper Much Faster Denebola
2002
White, green stripes, green cap Royal blue, white striped sleeves, white cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Elusive City Zafeen Loving Kindness
2001
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap White and dark green hoops, white sleeves, dark green armlets, hooped cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Johannesburg Zipping Meshaheer
2000–1990
2000
Light Green and Yellow check, Yellow cap Beige Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Bad As I Wanna Be Noverre Rolly Polly
1999
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Maroon, white sleeves, white cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Fasliyev Warm Heart Bachir
1998
Dark blue Light green, dark blue hooped sleeves, striped cap Orange, brown seams, brown sleeves, orange seams, orange cap, brown spots
Orpen Exeat Golden Silca
1997
Red, pale green cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Charge D'Affaires Xaar Heeremandi
1996
Black, white chevron hoop and cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap
Bahamian Bounty Zamindar Pas De Reponse
1995
Light blue and orange diamonds, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, orange star White, Emerald green Hoop, White Sleeves, White Cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Tagula With Fascination Barricade
1994
Red, black chevrons, white sleeves, black armlets, white cap Brown, yellow cross belts and cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Hoh Magic Bruttina Tereshkova
1993
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap
Coup De Genie Psychobabble Spain Lane
1992
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap White, red spots, armlets and cap Yellow, light green epaulets, star on cap
Zafonic Secrage Marina Park
1991
White, red epaulets, blue sleeves, white stars, red cuffs, red and blue quartered cap Green, white sash, red cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Arazi Kenbu Lion Cavern
1990
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Red Yellow and black hoops, yellow cap
Hector Protector Divine Danse Acteur Francais
 

HistoryEdit

The event is named in memory of Auguste de Morny (1811–1865), the founder of Deauville Racecourse. It was established in 1865, and it was originally called the Prix de Morny. The inaugural race was over 1,000 metres, and the prize for the winning owner was 9,150 francs.

The second and third runnings of the Prix de Morny were contested over 1,200 metres. It was extended to 1,300 metres in 1868, and to 1,400 metres in 1870.

The race became known as the Prix de Deux Ans in 1871, and its distance was cut to 1,200 metres in 1887. It was renamed the Prix Morny, a shortened version of its original title, in 1911.

The Prix Morny was abandoned from 1914 to 1918, and again in 1940. Its usual venue was closed during World War II, so it was held temporarily at Longchamp (1941–42, 1944) and Maisons-Laffitte (1943, 1945). The first two editions at Longchamp were run over 1,000 metres, and the 1944 running was contested over 1,300 metres.

The event opened to foreign horses in 1947, and that year's race was won by a British colt named Delirium. An earlier spell as an international race (1875 to 1908) had yielded no foreign winners.

RecordsEdit

Leading jockey (10 wins):

  • George SternEperon (1900), Farnus (1901), Vinicius (1902), Val d'Or (1904), Mehari (1908), Porte Maillot (1911), Marka (1912), Durzetta (1920), Zariba (1921), Banstar (1925)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • Robert Denman – Present Times (1884), Frapotel (1886), Farnus (1901), Vinicius (1902), Val d'Or (1904), Mehari (1908), Porte Maillot (1911), Marka (1912)

Leading owner (13 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacDurzetta (1920), Zariba (1921), Banstar (1925), Cecias (1932), Corrida (1934), Semiramide (1938), Esmeralda (1941), Coaraze (1944), Nirgal (1945), Cadir (1946), Auriban (1951), Cordova (1953), Apollonia (1955)

Winners since 1968Edit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1968 Princeline Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington Jr. Mrs Pierre Ribes 1:16.4
1969 Amber Rama Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet Arpad Plesch 1:10.4
1970 My Swallow Lester Piggott Paul Davey David Robinson 1:17.7
1971 Daring Display Freddy Head William Head Lady Granard 1:13.7
1972 Filiberto Jean Cruguet Angel Penna Sr. Countess Batthyany 1:10.8
1973 Nonoalco Lester Piggott François Boutin María Félix Berger 1:10.8
1974 Broadway Dancer Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Sr. Daniel Wildenstein 1:11.7
1975 Vitiges Gérard Rivases Gérard Philippeau Mrs Marc Laloum 1:11.4
1976 Blushing Groom Henri Samani François Mathet HH Aga Khan IV 1:12.4
1977 Super Concorde Philippe Paquet François Boutin Walter Haefner 1:12.0
1978 Irish River Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington Jr. Mrs Raymond Adès 1:12.7
1979 Princesse Lida Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 1:11.7
1980 Ancien Régime Maurice Philipperon John Fellows Robin Scully 1:10.1
1981 Green Forest Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok 1:11.9
1982 Deep Roots Willie Carson Pascal Bary Corine Barande-Barbe 1:11.1
1983 Siberian Express Alfred Gibert Mitri Saliba Mahmoud Fustok 1:10.1
1984 Seven Springs Gary W. Moore John Fellows Robin Scully 1:09.9
1985 Regal State Darren Beadman John Fellows Robin Scully 1:12.6
1986 Sakura Reiko Éric Legrix Patrick Biancone Enshoku Zen 1:14.5
1987 First Waltz Maurice Philipperon Edouard Bartholomew Sir Robin McAlpine 1:12.8
1988 Tersa Gérald Mossé François Boutin Allen Paulson 1:15.6
1989 Machiavellian Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:12.8
1990 Hector Protector Freddy Head François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:14.4
1991 Arazi Gérald Mossé François Boutin Allen Paulson 1:13.3
1992 Zafonic Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:14.8
1993 Coup de Genie Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:13.1
1994 Hoh Magic Michael Hills Michael Bell David Allport 1:11.7
1995 Tagula Walter Swinburn Ian Balding R. & E. Hitchins 1:11.6
1996 Bahamian Bounty Frankie Dettori David Loder Lucayan Stud 1:11.0
1997 Chargé d'Affaires Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Marquesa de Moratalla 1:12.7
1998 Orpen Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:10.5
1999 Fasliyev Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:11.0
2000 Bad As I Wanna Be Gérald Mossé Brian Meehan Joe Allbritton 1:10.3
2001 Johannesburg Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 1:10.4
2002 Elusive City Kieren Fallon Gerard Butler Thoroughbred Corp. 1:10.4
2003 Whipper Sébastien Maillot Robert Collet Elias Zaccour 1:14.0
2004 Divine Proportions Christophe Lemaire Pascal Bary Niarchos Family 1:12.8
2005 Silca's Sister Ted Durcan Mick Channon Aldridge Racing Ltd 1:12.0
2006 Dutch Art Christophe Soumillon Peter Chapple-Hyam Susan Roy 1:13.6
2007 Myboycharlie Kieren Fallon Tommy Stack Sue Magnier 1:13.1
2008 Bushranger Johnny Murtagh David Wachman Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:09.9
2009 Arcano Richard Hills Brian Meehan Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:07.9
2010 Dream Ahead William Buick David Simcock Khalifa Dasmal 1:09.6
2011 Dabirsim Frankie Dettori Christophe Ferland Simon Springer 1:10.0
2012 Reckless Abandon Gérald Mossé Clive Cox Deadman / Barrow 1:09.6
2013 No Nay Never David Flores Wesley Ward Magnier / Tabor / Smith 1:09.82
2014 The Wow Signal Frankie Dettori John Quinn Al Shaqab Racing 1:11.93
2015 Shalaa Frankie Dettori John Gosden Al Shaqab Racing 1:13:31
2016 Lady Aurelia Frankie Dettori Wesley Ward Stonestreet / Bolton / Leidel 1:10:61
2017 Unfortunately Tony Piccone Karl Burke Laughton / Burke 1:08.92
2018 Pretty Pollyanna Silvestre de Sousa Michael Bell T & W Gredley 1:10.24
2019 Earthlight Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 1:12.00
2020 Campanelle Frankie Dettori Wesley Ward Stonestreet Stables LLC 1:11.80

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1865: Puebla
  • 1866: Le Petit Caporal
  • 1867: Marcello
  • 1868: Masaniello
  • 1869: Roquefort
  • 1870: Eole
  • 1871: Seul
  • 1872: Flageolet
  • 1873: Perla
  • 1874: Macaron
  • 1875: Fusion
  • 1876: Astree
  • 1877: Mantille
  • 1878: Swift
  • 1879: Louis d'Or
  • 1880: Strelitz
  • 1881: Favorite
  • 1882: Chitre
  • 1883: Directrice
  • 1884: Present Times
  • 1885: Alger
  • 1886: Frapotel
  • 1887: Widgeon
  • 1888: Fontanas
  • 1889: Cromatella
  • 1890: Zingaro
  • 1891: Ranes
  • 1892: Marly
  • 1893: Fresca
  • 1894: Le Sagittaire
  • 1895: Daphnis
  • 1896: Indian Chief
  • 1897: Washington
  • 1898: Justitia
  • 1899: Lucie
  • 1900: Eperon
  • 1901: Farnus
  • 1902: Vinicius
  • 1903: Theleme
  • 1904: Val d'Or
  • 1905: Prestige
  • 1906: Sagamore
  • 1907: Valda
  • 1908: Mehari
  • 1909: Messidor
  • 1910: Manfred
  • 1911: Porte Maillot
  • 1912: Marka
  • 1913: Sardanapale
  • 1914–18: no race
  • 1919: Sourbier
  • 1920: Durzetta
  • 1921: Zariba
  • 1922: Mackenzie
  • 1923: Golden Hope
  • 1924: La Habanera
  • 1925: Banstar
  • 1926: Fairy Legend
  • 1927: Kantar
  • 1928: Necklace
  • 1929: Chateau Bouscaut
  • 1930: Pearl Cap
  • 1931: Eadhild
  • 1932: Cecias
  • 1933: Brantôme
  • 1934: Corrida
  • 1935: Mistress Ford
  • 1936: Tizona
  • 1937: Ad Astra
  • 1938: Semiramide
  • 1939: Furane
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Esmeralda
  • 1942: Fanatique
  • 1943: Sampiero
  • 1944: Coaraze
  • 1945: Nirgal
  • 1946: Cadir
  • 1947: Delirium
  • 1948: Amour Drake
  • 1949: Ksarinor
  • 1950: Sanguine
  • 1951: Auriban
  • 1952: Bozet
  • 1953: Cordova
  • 1954: Chingacgook
  • 1955: Apollonia
  • 1956: Mr Pickwick
  • 1957: Neptune
  • 1958: Oceanic
  • 1959: Pharamond
  • 1960: Solitude
  • 1961: Prudent
  • 1962: Darannour
  • 1963: Revoquee
  • 1964: Grey Dawn
  • 1965: Soleil
  • 1966: Le Conquerant
  • 1967: Madina

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Prix Morny". The French Black Type. Retrieved 18 August 2018.