Prix de Royallieu

The Prix de Royallieu 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 2,800 metres (about 1 mile and 6 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late September or early October.

Prix de Royallieu
Group 1 race
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQatar
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance2,800 metres (1m 6f)[1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed[1]
QualificationThree-years-old and up
fillies and mares
exc. G1 winners this or last year
[1]
Weight54½ kg (3yo); 57½ kg (4yo+)
Penalties
3 kg for Group 2 winners *
3 kg if two Group 3 wins *
* since January 1
[1]
Purse€300,000 (2021)
1st: €171,420
[1]
Prix de Royallieu
2021
Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Light blue, red cross belts, red sleeves, light blue armlets, quartered cap emerald Green, Red epaulettes
Loving Dream Believe In Love Valia
Previous years
2020
Royal blue, yellow stripe, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets and star on yellow cap Maroon and yellow chevrons, maroon sleeves, yellow cuffs, yellow star on cap emerald Green, Red epaulettes
Wonderful Tonight Pista Ebaiyra
2019
Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Dark blue Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap
Anapurna Delphinia Enbihaar
2018
Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white stars on cap Blue, blue sleeves, yellow cap Green, red epaulettes, green sleeves, green cap
Princess Yaiza Palombe Shahnaza
2017
Green, yellow stars, black sleeves, black cap White, green hoop, white sleeves, white cap Blue, blue sleeves, blue cap
The Juliet Rose Listen In Kitesurf
2016
Green, yellow stars, black sleeves, black cap Lime green, red epaulets White, white sleeves, purple cap
The Juliet Rose Almela Sotteville
2015
Green, red epaulettes, green sleeves, green cap Royal blue, light blue epaulettes and cap Green, pink epaulettes, green sleeves, pink cap
Candarliya Lady Of Kyushu Scalambra
2014
Dark blue, white star, red sleeves, red cap Pink, brown epaulettes, pink sleeves, pink cap, brown quartered Green, red epaulettes, green sleeves, green cap
Frine Mayhem Zarshana
2013
Green, red epaulettes, green sleeves, green cap White, black sleeves, white cap, black stars Green, orange epaulettes, green sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star
Ebiyza Chalnetta Galvaun
2012
emerald Green, Red epaulettes Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Orange, blue large spots, orange sleeves, blue spots, orange cap, blue spots
Dalkala Shirocco Star La Conquerante
2011
Red And White halved, Diabolo On Sleeves, Quartered Cap Grey, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, maroon cap Royal blue
Sea Of Heartbreak Miss Crissy Modeyra
2010–2001
2010
Yellow, red sleeves, yellow striped, black cap white, green hoop Dark blue, green cross belts, dark blue sleeves, green cap, dark blue quartered
Maria Royal High Heeled Sarah Lynx
2009
Green, Red epaulettes Blue, blue sleeves, lightblue cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap
Daryakana Peinture Rare Plumania
2008
Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap White, dark blue sleeves, orange cap Pink, Grey sash, Pink sleeves and cap
Balladeuse Tres Rapide Dar Re Mi
2007
Yellow, Emerald Green sash, armlets and cap Black, Red spots, Red sleeves, Black chevrons, Black cap GREEN, Red epaulettes, Green sleeves, Green cap
Anna Pavlova Princesse Dansante Darsha
2006
White, Green hoop Blue, White epaulettes, striped cap Orange and Purple hoops
Montare Lahudood Alix Road
2005
Grey, Pink cap Green, Red epaulettes White, Green sleeves, Hooped cap
Oiseau Rare Kastoria Guadalajara
2004
Red, black disc, spots on sleeves and cap Royal blue, yellow cap emerald Green, Red epaulettes
Samando Russian Hill Behkara
2003
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Yellow, white hoop and armlets Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots
Moon Search Whortleberry Ocean Silk
2002
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Blue, white seams, white sleeves, white cap Light blue, mauve spots on body and cap
Dance Routine Trumbaka Tigertail
2001
Emerald green and white check, striped sleeves, emerald green cap Royal blue, white epaulets, striped cap Grey, pink cap
Moon Queen Ranin Street Shaana
2000-1991
2000
emerald Green, Red epaulettes White, emerald green hoop, white cap Royal blue, yellow chevron and armlets, black cap
Mouramara Beyond The Waves Playact
1999
Royal blue Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Yellow, black epaulets
Fairy Queen Daring Miss Abyaan
1998
White, red chevrons on body, quartered cap Red and yellow stripes, black sleeves White, light blue armlets
Lexa Gazelle Royale Bimbola
1997
Royal blue McAlpine tartan, gold cap emerald Green, Red epaulettes
Tulipa Dame Kiri Kassana
1996
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap emerald Green, Red epaulettes
Annaba Whitewater Affair Zafzala
1995
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star emerald Green, Red epaulettes Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Russian Snows Daraydala Genovefa
1994
emerald Green, Red epaulettes Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Light green, dark green sleeves and cap
Dalara Noble Rose Sunrise Song
1993
Yellow, green epaulets emerald Green, Red epaulettes Royal blue, yellow cap
Halesia Rayseka Lille Hammer
1992
Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Yellow and black hoops, yellow cap Light Blue, Chocolate sleeves, hooped cap
Fabulous Hostess Good To Dance Spring
1991
owned by A Chevalier Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Saganeca Brooklyn's Dance Wajd
1990-1989
1990
Yellow, black spots, yellow sleeves and cap Grey, Lemon sleeves, Orange cap Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap
Madame Dubois Spendomania Echoes
1989
White and red diamonds, white sleeves, red armlets, white cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap owned by L Al Swaidi
Passionaria Robertet Carmita
 

HistoryEdit

The event is named after Royallieu, an area where the stables of Frédéric de Lagrange were located in the late 19th century. The original version was open to horses of either gender aged three or older. It was contested over 3,000 metres in late October.

The race was restricted to three-year-old fillies and cut to 2,600 metres in 1922. It was cancelled in 1939 and 1940 because of World War II. For the following two years it was run at Le Tremblay over 2,500 metres, and it resumed at Longchamp in 1943.

The Prix de Royallieu was opened to older fillies and mares in 1965. It was given Group 3 status in 1971, and was shortened to 2,500 metres in 1972.

The event was promoted to Group 2 level and moved to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend in 1988. The latter race is traditionally held on the first Sunday of October. The race was run at Group 1 level for the first time in 2019, when the distance was increased from 2500 metres to 2800 metres.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse since 1922 (2 wins):

  • The Juliet Rose – 2016, 2017

Leading jockey since 1922 (6 wins):

  • Gérald Mossé Saganeca (1991), Dalara (1994), Mouramara (2000), Daryakana (2009), Maria Royal (2010), Frine (2014)
  • Frankie DettoriAnnaba (1996), Tulipa (1997), Moon Queen (2001), Anna Pavlova (2007), Anapurna (2019), Loving Dream (2021)

Leading trainer since 1922 (8 wins):

  • Alain de Royer-DupréEuliya (1984), Sharaniya (1986), Dalara (1994), Daryakana (2009), Maria Royal (2010), Dalkala (2012), Ebiyza (2013), Candarliya (2015)

Leading owner since 1922 (8 wins):

  • HH Aga Khan IVEuliya (1984), Sharaniya (1986), Dalara (1994), Mouramara (2000), Daryakana (2009), Dalkala (2012), Ebiyza (2013), Candarliya (2015)

Winners since 1975Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1975 Gramy 4 Maurice Philipperon E. Chevalier du Fau Pierre Ribes
1976 Paint the Town 3 Maurice Philipperon John Fellows Peggy Augustus 2:52.60
1977 Trillion 3 Alain Badel François Mathet Hunt / Stephenson
1978 Amazer 3 Yves Saint-Martin Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt
1979 Sealy 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head Ghislaine Head
1980 Mariella 3 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Gerry Oldham 2:49.30
1981 Don't Sulk 3 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Stavros Niarchos
1982 Gipsy Road 3 Cash Asmussen François Boutin Peter Goulandris
1983 High Hawk 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop Sheikh Mohammed 2:39.90
1984 Euliya 3 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:47.80
1985 Mersey 3 Éric Legrix Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:41.00
1986 Sharaniya 3 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:40.40
1987 Her Highness 3 Richard Briard Georges Bridgland Georges Bridgland 2:46.30
1988 Summer Trip 3 Alfred Gibert John Fellows Robin Scully 2:41.60
1989 Passionaria 3 Cash Asmussen John Hammond D. M. Kendall 2:38.90
1990 Madame Dubois 3 Pat Eddery Henry Cecil Cliveden Stud 2:42.60
1991 Saganeca 3 Gérald Mossé Antonio Spanu Ecurie Matemy Farm 2:41.90
1992 Fabulous Hostess 4 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Jacques Wertheimer 2:53.80
1993 Halesia 4 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche Enrique Sarasola 2:49.00
1994 Dalara 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:42.20
1995 Russian Snows 3 Michael Kinane John Oxx Sheikh Mohammed 2:47.00
1996 Annaba 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:43.20
1997 Tulipa 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:39.40
1998 Lexa 4 Dominique Boeuf Helena van Zuylen Thierry van Zuylen 2:44.80
1999 Fairy Queen 3 Sylvain Guillot Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 3:03.80
2000 Mouramara 3 Gérald Mossé John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 2:37.50
2001 Moon Queen 3 Frankie Dettori Jean-Claude Rouget Joseph Allen 2:49.30
2002 Dance Routine 3 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:39.40
2003 Moon Search 4 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:48.60
2004 Samando 4 Stéphane Pasquier François Doumen Hans Wirth 2:39.40
2005 Oiseau Rare 3 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre Bethy Lagardère 2:40.30
2006 Montare 4 Olivier Peslier Jonathan Pease George Strawbridge 2:39.50
2007 Anna Pavlova 4 Frankie Dettori Richard Fahey Galaxy Racing 2:41.30
2008 Balladeuse 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Wertheimer et Frère 2:38.30
2009 Daryakana 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:38.40
2010 Maria Royal 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré Slim Chiboub 2:49.60
2011 Sea of Heartbreak 4 Olivier Peslier Roger Charlton D. G. Hardisty B'stock 2:53.90
2012 Dalkala 3 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:57.04
2013 Ebiyza 3 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:44.17
2014 Frine 4 Gérald Mossé Carlos Laffon-Parias 19th Duke of Alburquerque 2:37.29
2015 Candarliya 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:37.05
2016 The Juliet Rose[a] 3 Stéphane Pasquier Nicolas Clement Mayfair / Equifrance 2:31.14
2017 The Juliet Rose[a] 4 Stéphane Pasquier Nicolas Clement Mayfair / Equifrance 2:35.55
2018 Princess Yaiza 3 Andrea Atzeni Gavin Cromwell Lindsay Laroche 2:43.87
2019 Anapurna 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Meon Valley Stud 3:10.98
2020 Wonderful Tonight 3 Tony Piccone David Menuisier Christopher Wright 3:11.22
2021 Loving Dream 3 Frankie Dettori John & Thady Gosden Lordship Stud 3:09.67
2022 Sea La Rosa 4 Tom Marquand William Haggas Sunderland Holding Inc 3:13.76
  1. ^ a b The 2016 & 2017 runnings took place at Chantilly while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1922: Chantepie
  • 1923: Pomare
  • 1924: Tetratela
  • 1925: Frisette
  • 1926: Gitane
  • 1927: Buanderie
  • 1928: L'Olivete
  • 1929: Nitakrit
  • 1930: Aude
  • 1931: Brunhild
  • 1932: Foxarella
  • 1933: Armoise
  • 1934: Samee
  • 1935: Medea
  • 1936: Miraflore
  • 1937: Kiss Curl
  • 1938: Queen
  • 1939–40: no race
  • 1941: Veronique
  • 1942: Fidgette
  • 1943: Pistole
  • 1944–45: no race
  • 1946: Campanelle
  • 1947: Apostille
  • 1948: Frenaux
  • 1949:
  • 1950: Polaire
  • 1951: Monrovia
  • 1952: Lovely Princess
  • 1953: Donica
  • 1954: Rowena
  • 1955: Vallee du Gave
  • 1956:
  • 1957: Tehmany
  • 1958: Dalaba
  • 1959: Persepolis
  • 1960: Pasquinade
  • 1961: Bobette
  • 1962: L'X
  • 1963: Monique
  • 1964:
  • 1965: Cassette
  • 1966: Andrusa
  • 1967: Monatrea
  • 1968: Silana
  • 1969: Riverside
  • 1970: Prime Abord
  • 1971: Example
  • 1972: Guillotina
  • 1973: Sybarite
  • 1974: Ambrellita

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Prix de Royallieu". The French Black Type. Retrieved 5 October 2018.