Prix de la Forêt

The Prix de la Forêt is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,400 metres (about 7 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early October.

Prix de la Forêt
Group 1 race
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1858
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorQatar
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance1,400 metres (7f)[1]
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed[1]
QualificationThree-years-old and up[1]
Weight57 kg (3yo); 58 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
[1]
Purse€350,000 (2021)
1st: €199,990
[1]
Prix de la Forêt
2021
Royal blue White, brown chevron, orange cap Light blue, red cross belts, red sleeves, light blue armlets, quartered cap
Space Blues Pearls Galore Entscheiden
Previous years
2020
Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Royal blue Maroon, mauve epaulets
One Master Earthlight Safe Voyage
2019
Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap dark Green, Pink epaulettes and cap Red, yellow panel, yellow chevrons on sleeves, red cap
One Master City Light Speak In Colours
2018
Royal Blue, White cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves and cap royal blue, white cap royal blue, beige cap
One Master Inns Of Court Dutch Connection
2017
Black, pink sleeves, black armlets Dark blue, yellow hoop Silver, gold braid, gold diamond on maroon cap
Aclaim So Beloved Karar
2016
Dark green, black chevron, white cap Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Red, maroon seams and armlets
Limato Karar Suedois
2015
Maroon, Grey epaulets Dark green, black chevron, white cap Royal blue
Make Believe Limato Toormore
2014
Silver, gold braid, maroon cap, gold tassel Red, white maltese cross, white cap Dark green, royal blue chevron, armlets and cap
Olympic Glory Gordon Lord Byron Noozhoh Canarias
2013
White, emerald green hoop Red, white maltese cross, white cap Red, red cap, white spots
Moonlight Cloud Gordon Lord Byron Garswood
2012
Pink, blue star and armlets Light blue, orange epaulets Yellow, white sleeves, yellow cap
Gordon Lord Byron Penitent Kendam
2011
ENE Pink, emerald green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap White, red triple diamond, sleeves and cap
Dream Ahead Goldikova Surfrider
2010–2001
2010
Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Maroon, grey diamond Red, black spots, black sleeves, red cap
Goldikova Paco Boy Dick Turpin
2009
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Brown, yellow cross-belts and cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap
Varenar Sweet Hearth Goldikova
2008
Maroon, grey diamond Royal blue, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Paco Boy Natagora Us Ranger
2007
Yellow, Dark Blue cross belts and sleeves Dark blue and orange (quartered), orange sleeves, dark blue stars, orange cap, dark blue star Orange, Light Blue disc, Orange sleeves and cap
Toylsome Welsh Emperor Marchand D'or
2006
Royal blue Red and black diamonds, black sleeves and cap Dark blue and orange (quartered), orange sleeves, dark blue stars, orange cap, dark blue star
Caradak Linngari Welsh Emperor
2005
Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Court Masterpiece Caradak Mirabilis
2004
Dark blue, beige armlets Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Blue, Silver yoke and cuffs, Yellow collar, Yellow cap,blue button
Somnus Denebola Le Vie Dei Colori
2003
Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap Dark blue, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap Red, pale green cap
Etoile Montante Royal Millennium Saratan
2002
Beige, black sleeves and cap Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Green, white disc, hooped sleeves and cap
Dedication Medecis Cayoke
2001
Purple Royal blue Purple, yellow hoops and armlets, hooped cap
Mount Abu China Visit Warningford
2000–1991
2000
Blue and white checked, white sleeves, blue cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap White, blue sash, orange cap, blue star
Indian Lodge Dansili Sugarfoot
1999
Dark blue, yellow hoop, armlets and spots on cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Green, white star, black hooped sleeves and quartered cap
Field Of Hope Keos Trans Island
1998
Royal blue, yellow sash Red, light green cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Tomba Charge D'Affaires Keos
1997
Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap Royal Blue, White hoops and sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Royal blue, yellow sash
Occupandiste Gothenberg Tomba
1996
Black, yellow 'DD' and shoulders, grey sleeves Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Black and yellow stripes, red sleeves
A Magicman Miesque's Son Shaanxi
1995
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Blue, yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, star on cap Dark green
Poplar Bluff Bin Ajwaad Inzar
1994
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap Grey, royal blue stars on body, blue cap, grey star Royal blue, white seams, sleeves and cap
Bigstone Missed Flight Neverneyev
1993
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Black and yellow stripes, red sleeves Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
Dolphin Street Ski Paradise Tinners Way
1992
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Light blue, orange sleeves and cap Green, white sash, red cap
Wolfhound Silicon Bavaria Kenbu
1991
Royal Blue, Light Blue cap White, red diamond, striped sleeves, quartered cap Pink, black chevrons on body, white cap
Danseuse Du Soir Itsabrahma Osario
1990–1983
1990
Blue, red triple diamond, sleeves and cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Blue, yellow start and sleeves, quartered cap
Septieme Ciel Norwich Philippi
1989
Blue, orange sleeves, black cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Green, red armlets and cap
Gabina Royal Touch Aliocha
1988
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Blue, orange sleeves, black cap Black, white sleeves, red cap, black star
Salse Gabina Big Shuffle
1987
Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Beige, brown chevron, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Green, red armlets and cap
Soviet Star Highest Honor Turkish Ruler
1986
Dark green Green, yellow sleeves, red and green hooped cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
Sarab Risk Me Whakilyric
1985
Brown, beige chevrons, brown sleeves and cap Blue, orange sleeves, black cap Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots
Brocade Nikos Breath Taking
1984
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Blue, orange sleeves, black cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves
Procida Nikos Rousillon
1983
Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Yellow and black hoops, yellow cap White, black hoop and armlets, red cap, gold tassel
Ma Biche Pampabird Aragon
 

HistoryEdit

The event was originally held at Chantilly, and it is named after Chantilly Forest. It was established in 1858, and was initially a 2,100-metre race for two or three-year-old colts and fillies. It took place in late October.

The Prix de la Forêt was not run in 1870, because of the Franco-Prussian War. It was cut to 1,600 metres and opened to older horses in 1878. It was cancelled again in 1906, and transferred to Longchamp in 1907.

The race was abandoned throughout World War I, with no running from 1914 to 1918. It was shortened to 1,400 metres in 1923. It was cancelled once during World War II, in 1939. It was staged at Auteuil in 1940, and Le Tremblay in 1943 and 1944.

The event was closed to two-year-olds in 1995, and opened to geldings in 2001. It was moved to the Saturday of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend in 2005. It was switched to the same day as the "Arc", the first Sunday in October, in 2010.

The Prix de la Forêt was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2012. The winner now earns an automatic invitation to compete in the same year's Breeders' Cup Mile.[2]

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Alfred Carratt – Normandie (1866), Mathilde (1871), Premier Mai (1874), Phenix (1878), Barberine (1885)
  • Alain LequeuxMirna (1963), Sanedtki (1977, 1978), Producer (1979), Procida (1984)
  • Freddy HeadBarbare (1966), Regent Street (1968), Lyphard (1972), Ma Biche (1983), Septieme Ciel (1990)
  • Olivier Peslier - Bigstone (1994), Poplar Bluff (1995), Etoile Montante (2003), Goldikova (2010), Make Believe (2015)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • Henry Jennings – Wedding (1859), Finlande (1860), Normandie (1866), Mathilde (1871), Christiania (1872), Barcarolle (1873), Premier Mai (1874), Peronne (1881)

Leading owner (9 wins):

  • Marcel BoussacDurzetta (1920), Zariba (1921), La Moqueuse (1928), Esmeralda (1941), Caravelle (1943, 1944), Goyama (1945), Pharsale (1950), Pharaos (1951)

Winners since 1970Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1970 Stratege 2 Maurice Philipperon Richard Carver Jr. Jean Ternynck 1:23.00
1971 Faraway Son 4 Yves Saint-Martin Maurice Zilber Daniel Wildenstein 1:21.70
1972 Lyphard 3 Freddy Head Alec Head Germaine Wertheimer 1:23.70
1973 African Sky 3 Yves Saint-Martin Albert Klimscha Daniel Wildenstein 1:23.60
1974 Northern Taste 3 Jean-Claude Desaint John Cunnington Sr. Zenya Yoshida 1:29.00
1975 Roan Star 2 Willie Carson Roger Poincelet Mrs H. Lazar 1:24.10
1976 Pharly 2 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington Jr. Antonio Blasco 1:26.00
1977 Sanedtki 3 Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb B. Zimmerman 1:25.40
1978 Sanedtki 4 Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb Serge Fradkoff 1:22.50
1979 Producer 3 Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber Roy Gottlieb 1:24.30
1980 Moorestyle 3 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong Moores Furnishings Ltd 1:25.80
1981 Moorestyle 4 Lester Piggott Robert Armstrong Moores Furnishings Ltd 1:30.40
1982 Pas de Seul 3 Christy Roche David O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:27.70
1983 Ma Biche 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:22.60
1984 Procida 3 Alain Lequeux François Boutin Stavros Niarchos 1:27.70
1985 Brocade 4 Pat Eddery Guy Harwood Gerald Leigh 1:21.60
1986 Sarab 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Fahd Salman 1:23.30
1987 Soviet Star 3 Greville Starkey André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:25.80
1988 Salse 3 Willie Carson Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 1:24.00
1989 Gabina 4 Éric Legrix J. C. Cunnington Jürgen Schiefelbein 1:21.00
1990 Septieme Ciel 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head Johnny Jones 1:19.40
1991 Danseuse du Soir 3 Dominique Boeuf Élie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 1:22.80
1992 Wolfhound 3 Pat Eddery John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 1:24.80
1993 Dolphin Street 3 Cash Asmussen John Hammond Stavros Niarchos 1:26.90
1994 Bigstone 4 Olivier Peslier Élie Lellouche Daniel Wildenstein 1:21.20
1995 Poplar Bluff 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 1:18.40
1996 A Magicman 4 Andreas Suborics Hartmut Steguweit Stall Dagobert 1:22.80
1997 Occupandiste 4 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:21.40
1998 Tomba 4 Kieren Fallon Brian J. Meehan John Good 1:27.10
1999 Field of Hope 4 Sylvain Guillot Pascal Bary Grundy Bloodstock Ltd 1:20.80
2000 Indian Lodge 4 Pat Eddery Amanda Perrett Cohn / Parker 1:22.30
2001 Mount Abu 4 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden Seidler / Smith 1:22.90
2002 Dedication 3 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head-Maarek Ghislaine Head 1:18.70
2003 Étoile Montante 3 Olivier Peslier Criquette Head-Maarek Khalid Abdullah 1:22.60
2004 Somnus 4 Michael Kinane Tim Easterby Legard / Sidebottom / Sykes 1:22.30
2005 Court Masterpiece 5 Gérald Mossé Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:22.20
2006 Caradak 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:20.90
2007 Toylsome 8 Stéphane Pasquier Jens Hirschberger Georg von Ullmann 1:22.50
2008 Paco Boy 3 Christophe Soumillon Richard Hannon Sr. Calvera Partnership 2 1:19.80
2009 Varenar 3 Stéphane Pasquier Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 1:19.20
2010 Goldikova 5 Olivier Peslier Freddy Head Wertheimer et Frère 1:22.10
2011 Dream Ahead 3 William Buick David Simcock Khalifa Dasmal 1:18.10
2012 Gordon Lord Byron 4 William Buick Tom Hogan Cahalan / Schneider 1:25.17
2013 Moonlight Cloud 5 Thierry Jarnet Freddie Head George Strawbridge 1:21.08
2014 Olympic Glory 4 Frankie Dettori Richard Hannon Jr. Al Shaqab Racing 1:17.73
2015 Make Believe 4 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Prince A. A. Faisal 1:17.05
2016 Limato[a] 4 Harry Bentley Henry Candy Paul G Jacobs 1:21.83
2017 Aclaim[a] 4 Oisin Murphy Martyn Meade Canning Downs & Partner 1:25.75
2018 One Master 4 Pierre-Charles Boudot William Haggas Lael Stable 1:20.29
2019 One Master 5 Pierre-Charles Boudot William Haggas Lael Stable 1:23.66
2020 One Master 6 Pierre-Charles Boudot William Haggas Lael Stable 1:24.75
2021 Space Blues 5 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:22.97
  1. ^ a b The 2016 and 2017 runnings took place at Chantilly while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment.

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1858: Union Jack
  • 1859: Wedding
  • 1860: Finlande
  • 1861: Bravoure
  • 1862:
  • 1863: Eva
  • 1864: Tourmalet
  • 1865: Salambo
  • 1866: Normandie
  • 1867: Nemea
  • 1868: Pompier
  • 1869: Monseigneur
  • 1870: no race
  • 1871: Mathilde
  • 1872: Christiania
  • 1873: Barcarolle
  • 1874: Premier Mai
  • 1875: Bibletto
  • 1876: Kilt
  • 1877: Astree
  • 1878: Phenix
  • 1879: Seymour
  • 1880: Castillon
  • 1881: Peronne
  • 1882: Veston
  • 1883: Azur
  • 1884: Azur
  • 1885: Barberine
  • 1886: Fricandeau
  • 1887: Acheron
  • 1888: Catharina
  • 1889: Alicante
  • 1890: Chalet
  • 1891: Le Nord
  • 1892: Fra Angelico
  • 1893: Dolma Baghtche
  • 1894: Omnium II
  • 1895: Hero
  • 1896: Castelnau
  • 1897: Royal Mint
  • 1898: Herse
  • 1899: Semendria
  • 1900: La Camargo
  • 1901: Limousin
  • 1902: Mireille
  • 1903: Lorlot
  • 1904: Adam
  • 1905: Prestige
  • 1906: no race
  • 1907: Valda
  • 1908: Princess Margaret
  • 1909: Moulins la Marche
  • 1910: Ronde de Nuit
  • 1911: Montrose / Petulance [a]
  • 1912: Blarney
  • 1913: Le Grand Pressigny
  • 1914–18: no race
  • 1919: Cid Campeador
  • 1920: Durzetta
  • 1921: Zariba
  • 1922: Épinard
  • 1923: Scaramouche
  • 1924: Niceas
  • 1925: Brumaire
  • 1926: Licteur
  • 1927: Coram
  • 1928: La Moqueuse
  • 1929: Chateau Bouscaut
  • 1930: Baoule
  • 1931: Four in Hand
  • 1932: Assuerus / Lovelace [a]
  • 1933: Jocrisse
  • 1934: Jus de Raisin
  • 1935: Gong
  • 1936: Mousson
  • 1937: Blue Star
  • 1938: Dixiana
  • 1939: no race
  • 1940: Corviglia
  • 1941: Esmeralda
  • 1942: Buena Vista
  • 1943: Caravelle
  • 1944: Caravelle
  • 1945: Goyama
  • 1946: Vagabond
  • 1947: Menetrier
  • 1948: Fontenay
  • 1949: Tantieme
  • 1950: Pharsale
  • 1951: Pharaos
  • 1952: Guersant
  • 1953: Fine Top
  • 1954: Fine Top
  • 1955: Vareta
  • 1956: Midget
  • 1957: Oferista
  • 1958: Currito
  • 1959: Hautain
  • 1960: Mincio
  • 1961: Snob
  • 1962: Spy Well
  • 1963: Mirna
  • 1964: Kirkland Lake
  • 1965: Red Slipper
  • 1966: Barbare
  • 1967: Cabhurst
  • 1968: Regent Street
  • 1969: Democratie
  1. ^ a b The 1911 and 1932 races were dead-heats and have joint winners.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Prix de la Forêt". The French Black Type. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ "2012 Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule" (PDF). breederscup.com. Retrieved 1 July 2012.