Prix Vermeille

The Prix Vermeille is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbred fillies and mares aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

Prix Vermeille
Group 1 race
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1897
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQatar
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance2,400 metres (1½ miles)[1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
fillies and mares[1]
Weight55 kg (3yo); 58½ kg (4yo+)[1]
Purse€600,000 (2021)
1st: €342,840
[1]
Prix Vermeille
2022
Red, green star, green sleeves, red cap, green star Maroon, dark blue diabolo, dark blue sleeves and cap Dark green, dark blue hoop and armlets, star on cap
Sweet Lady Lilac Road La Parisienne
Previous years
2021
Grey, maroon triple diamond, white sleeves, grey cap, maroon diamonds Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap blue, orange spot, orange striped sleeves, orange striped cap
Teona Snowfall La Joconde
2020-2011
2020
emerald Green, Red epaulettes Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap
Tarnawa Raabihah Dame Malliot
2019
Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Royal blue Royal blue, light blue sleeves and cap
Star Catcher Musis Amica Ligne D'Or
2018
Royal blue blue, orange spot, orange striped sleeves, orange striped cap emerald Green, Red epaulettes
Kitesurf Magic Wand Zarkamiya
2017
Red, black stars, red sleeves, red cap, black stars White, emerald green hoop Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Bateel Journey Left Hand
2016
Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Royal blue Green, yellow stars, black sleeves and cap
Left Hand Endless Time The Juliet Rose
2015
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Orange, large royal blue spots, spots on sleeves and cap
Treve Candarliya Sea Calisi
2014
Red, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap Emerald green, black chevrons on sleeves GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
Baltic Baroness Pomology Dolniya
2013
Grey, maroon epaulets, red cap White, royal blue hoop, royal blue and white striped sleeves and cap Beige
Treve Wild Coco Tasaday
2012
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Black and yellow stripes, red sleeves Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap
Shareta Pirika Solemia
2011
Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Black, yellow stars on cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
Galikova Testosterone Shareta
2010–2001
2010
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
Midday Plumania Sarafina
2009
Orange, large royal blue spots, spots on sleeves and cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Stacelita Plumania Board Meeting
2008
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Pink, grey sash White, Dark Green chevron, cuffs on sleeves and quartered cap
Zarkava Dar Re Mi Michita
2007
Green, light blue cross-belts, white sleeves and cap Maroon, white sleeves, white cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
Mrs Lindsay West Wind Passage Of Time
2006
Emerald green, chocolate epaulettes and cap White, emerald green hoop Pink and black check, pink sleeves
Mandesha Montare Royal Highness
2005
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Pink and black check, pink sleeves Black and yellow stripes, red sleeves
Shawanda Royal Highness Paita
2004
Emerald green, maroon chevron, maroon cap Silver and lilac diagonal halves with silver and lilac sash, lilac sleeves, quartered cap Blue, white stars on body, star on cap
Sweet Stream Royal Fantasy Pride
2003
Royal blue Dark blue Blue, white seams, sleeves and cap
Mezzo Soprano Yesterday Fidelite
2002
White, blue chevron, pink cap Blue, white spots on body Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Pearly Shells Ana Marie Bright Sky
2001
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Grey, pink cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Aquarelliste Diamilina Mare Nostrum
2000–1991
2000
Blue, white disc, white cap Red and yellow stripes, black sleeves Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap
Volvoreta Reve D'Oscar Egyptband
1999
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Royal blue White and dark green hoops, white sleeves, dark green armlets, hooped cap
Daryaba Etizaaz Cerulean Sky
1998
Grey, blue sleeves, striped cap White, red sash, red and white striped cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
Leggera Cloud Castle Zainta
1997
Emerald green, white sash with yellow piping, emerald green and yellow check sleeves, white cap with pom pom Red and yellow stripes, black sleeves Royal blue, yellow chevron and armlets, black cap
Queen Maud Gazelle Royale Brilliance
1996
Green, yellow quartered cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
My Emma Papering Miss Tahiti
1995
Red, green diamond, green sleeves and diamonds on cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Carling Valley Of Gold Larrocha
1994
Dark green, pink epaulets and cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves BLACK and WHITE DIABOLO, black sleeves, red cap
Sierra Madre Yenda State Crystal
1993
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Intrepidity Wemyss Bight Bright Moon
1992
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Beige, royal blue sleeves and cap Yellow, mauve chevron and sleeves, mauve cap, yellow star
Jolypha Cunning Urban Sea
1991
Mauve, light green epaulets, quartered cap Yellow and black hoops, yellow cap White, dark blue chevron, red cap
Magic Night Pink Turtle Crnagora
1990–1989
1990
Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Beige and Brown check, quartered cap Grey and maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap
Salsabil Miss Alleged In The Groove
1989
White, black hoop, armlets and cap Yellow and black hoops, yellow cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Young Mother Sierra Roberta Colorado Dancer
 

HistoryEdit

The event is named after a filly foaled in 1853. She was initially known as Merveille, but was later renamed Vermeille. She did not have a remarkable racing career, but was highly successful as a broodmare.

The Prix Vermeille was established in 1897, and was originally restricted to fillies aged three. Due to World War I, it was abandoned from 1914 to 1918.

The event was cancelled twice during World War II, in 1939 and 1940. It was temporarily switched to Le Tremblay in 1943 and 1944.

The race was opened to four-year-old fillies in 2004, and to older mares in 2006.

Preceded by the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and the Prix de Diane, the Prix Vermeille is the final leg of France's fillies' Triple Crown. The feat of winning all three has been achieved by six horses, most recently Zarkava in 2008.

The Prix Vermeille is held three weeks before the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and it sometimes serves as a trial for that event. The 2013 winner, Treve was the sixth horse to win both races in the same year.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (7 wins):

  • Yves Saint-MartinGolden Girl (1963), Casaque Grise (1967), Saraca (1969), Allez France (1973), Paulista (1974), Sharaya (1983), Darara (1986)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Alain de Royer-DupréSharaya (1983), Darara (1986), Daryaba (1999), Shawanda (2005), Mandesha (2006), Zarkava (2008), Shareta (2012)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacDurban (1921), Merry Girl (1928), La Circe (1933), Corteira (1948), Janiari (1956), Arbencia (1957), Astola (1961, dead-heat)
  • HH Aga KhanSharaya (1983), Darara (1986), Daryaba (1999), Shawanda (2005), Mandesha (2006), Zarkava (2008), Shareta (2012)

Winners since 1965Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1965 Aunt Edith 3 Lester Piggott Noel Murless John Hornung 2:31.50
1966 Haltilala 3 Jean Deforge Geoffroy Watson Guy de Rothschild 2:34.40
1967 Casaque Grise 3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet Mrs François Dupré 2:43.70
1968 Roseliere 3 Yann Josse Georges Bridgland Mrs Georges Bridgland 2:45.40
1969 Saraca 3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet Arpad Plesch 2:38.80
1970 Highest Hopes 3 Joe Mercer Dick Hern Brook Holliday 2:29.20
1971 Pistol Packer 3 Freddy Head Alec Head Ghislaine Head 2:34.70
1972
(dh)
Paysanne
San San
3
3
Jean Deforge
Jean Cruguet
Geoffroy Watson
Angel Penna
Guy de Rothschild
Countess Batthyany
2:35.60
1973 Allez France 3 Yves Saint-Martin Albert Klimscha Daniel Wildenstein 2:43.40
1974 Paulista 3 Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna Daniel Wildenstein 2:33.60
1975 Ivanjica 3 Gary W. Moore Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:34.70
1976 Lagunette 3 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Marius Berghgracht 2:40.20
1977 Kamicia 3 Alain Badel Jean Laumain Mrs Henri Rabatel 2:30.50
1978 Dancing Maid 3 Freddy Head Alec Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:34.00
1979 Three Troikas 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head 2:30.30
1980 Mrs Penny 3 John Matthias Ian Balding Eric Kronfeld 2:34.90
1981 April Run 3 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Diana Firestone 2:32.90
1982 All Along 3 Greville Starkey Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:29.90
1983 Sharaya 3 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:42.10
1984 Northern Trick 3 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 2:40.90
1985 Walensee 3 Éric Legrix Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:32.70
1986 Darara 3 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:38.70
1987 Bint Pasha 3 Pat Eddery Paul Cole Fahd Salman 2:31.70
1988 Indian Rose 3 Tony Cruz Jean-Marie Béguigné Guy de Rothschild 2:28.80
1989 Young Mother 3 Alain Badel Jean-Marie Béguigné Jean-Marie Béguigné 2:33.10
1990 Salsabil 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 2:29.60
1991 Magic Night 3 Alain Badel Philippe Demercastel Mrs P. Demercastel 2:27.80
1992 Jolypha 3 Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:32.80
1993 Intrepidity 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 2:36.80
1994 Sierra Madre 3 Gérald Mossé Pascal Bary Jean-Louis Bouchard 2:35.30
1995 Carling 3 Thierry Thulliez Corine Barande-Barbe Ecurie Delbart 2:32.80
1996 My Emma 3 Cash Asmussen Rae Guest Matthews Breeding 2:31.30
1997 Queen Maud 3 Olivier Peslier Jean de Roualle Gary Tanaka 2:28.20
1998 Leggera 3 Richard Quinn John Dunlop Hildegard Focke 2:41.40
1999 Daryaba 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:30.60
2000 Volvoreta 3 Michael Kinane Carlos Lerner Maria-Soledad Vidal 2:26.30
2001 Aquarelliste 3 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 2:29.40
2002 Pearly Shells 3 Christophe Soumillon François Rohaut 6C Racing Ltd 2:26.00
2003 Mezzo Soprano 3 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:26.10
2004 Sweet Stream 4 Thierry Gillet John Hammond Team Valor 2:29.50
2005 Shawanda 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:32.00
2006 Mandesha 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Zahra Aga Khan 2:29.20
2007 Mrs Lindsay 3 Johnny Murtagh François Rohaut Bettina Jenney 2:27.00
2008 Zarkava 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:26.00
2009 Stacelita [a] 3 Christophe Lemaire Jean-Claude Rouget Schwartz / Monastic 2:29.10
2010 Midday 4 Tom Queally Henry Cecil Khalid Abdullah 2:32.40
2011 Galikova 3 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 2:34.38
2012 Shareta 4 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré Aga Khan IV 2:29.06
2013 Treve 3 Frankie Dettori Criquette Head-Maarek Sheikh Joaan al Thani 2:36.82
2014 Baltic Baroness 4 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Gestut Ammerland 2:28.22
2015 Treve 5 Thierry Jarnet Criquette Head-Maarek Al Shaqab Racing 2:34.09
2016 Left Hand[b] 3 Maxime Guyon Carlos Laffon-Parias Wertheimer et Frère 2:33.23
2017 Bateel[b] 5 Pierre-Charles Boudot Francis-Henri Graffard Al Asayl Bloodstock 2:32.90
2018 Kitesurf 4 Mickael Barzalona André Fabre Godolphin 2:26.39
2019 Star Catcher 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Anthony Oppenheimer 2:27.63
2020 Tarnawa 4 Christophe Soumillon Dermot Weld Aga Khan IV 2:26.42
2021 Teona 3 Olivier Peslier Roger Varian Ali Saeed 2:31.99
2022 Sweet Lady 4 Grégory Benoist Francis-Henri Graffard Gemini Stud 2:35.50
  1. ^ Dar Re Mi finished first in 2009, but she was relegated to fifth place following a stewards' inquiry
  2. ^ a b The 2016 and 2017 races took place at Chantilly while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1897: Ortie Blanche
  • 1898: Melina
  • 1899: Sesara
  • 1900: Semendria
  • 1901: La Camargo
  • 1902: Ophelia
  • 1903: Mater
  • 1904: Profane
  • 1905: Brienne
  • 1906: Bethsaida
  • 1907: Claudia
  • 1908: Medeah
  • 1909: Ronde de Nuit
  • 1910: Basse Pointe
  • 1911: Tripolette
  • 1912: Reveuse
  • 1913: Moia
  • 1914–18: no race
  • 1919: Stearine
  • 1920: Meddlesome Maid
  • 1921: Durban
  • 1922: Sainte Ursule
  • 1923: Quoi
  • 1924: Isola Bella
  • 1925: La Habanera
  • 1926: Dorina
  • 1927: Samphire
  • 1928: Merry Girl
  • 1929: Calandria
  • 1930: Commanderie
  • 1931: Pearl Cap
  • 1932: Kiddie
  • 1933: La Circe
  • 1934: Mary Tudor
  • 1935: Crisa
  • 1936: Mistress Ford
  • 1937: Tonnelle
  • 1938: Ma Normandie
  • 1939–40: no race
  • 1941: Longthanh
  • 1942: Vigilance
  • 1943: Folle Nuit
  • 1944: La Belle du Canet
  • 1945: Nikellora
  • 1946: Pirette
  • 1947: Procureuse
  • 1948: Corteira
  • 1949: Bagheera
  • 1950: Kilette
  • 1951: Orberose
  • 1952: La Mirambule
  • 1953: Radio
  • 1954: Philante
  • 1955: Wild Miss
  • 1956: Janiari
  • 1957: Arbencia
  • 1958: Bella Paola
  • 1959: Mi Carina
  • 1960: Lezghinka
  • 1961: Anne la Douce / Astola [a]
  • 1962: Monade
  • 1963: Golden Girl
  • 1964: Astaria
  1. ^ The 1961 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Prix Vermeille". The French Black Type. Retrieved 12 October 2018.