Prix du Conseil de Paris

The Prix du Conseil de Paris is a Group 2 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,400 metres (about ​1 12 miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.

Prix du Conseil de Paris
Group 2 race
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated1893
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
Websitefrance-galop.com
Race information
Distance2,400 metres (​1 12 miles)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight55 kg (3yo); 58 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1 12 kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since January 1
Purse€130,000 (2016)
1st: €74,100

HistoryEdit

The event was established in 1893, and it was originally called the Prix du Conseil Municipal. It was funded by Paris Municipal Council, which had recently signed a new leasehold of Longchamp Racecourse.

The Prix du Conseil Municipal was the second major international race introduced by the Société d'Encouragement. The first, the Grand Prix de Paris, had been launched thirty years earlier. Unlike that event, which was restricted to three-year-olds, the new race was open to horses aged three or older. The basic weights to be carried were 53 kg for three-year-olds and 58 kg for their elders. A penalty of up to 6 kg could be incurred for previous performances.

With an initial prize of 100,000 francs, the Prix du Conseil Municipal was France's second richest race after the Grand Prix de Paris. Prior to the creation of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, it was the most prestigious event of Longchamp's autumn schedule.

Before World War I, the race regularly featured horses trained outside France. Three British horses were successful during this period. The event was abandoned throughout the war, with no running from 1914 to 1918. The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was introduced in 1920, and from this point the Prix du Conseil Municipal took place a week later. The interval was increased to a fortnight in 1925.

The race was cancelled once during World War II, in 1939. It was run at Auteuil over 2,600 metres in 1940, and at Le Tremblay over 2,300 metres in 1943 and 1944.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Prix du Conseil Municipal was classed at Group 2 level. It was renamed the Prix du Conseil de Paris in 1974, after reforms to the statutes of Paris.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Omnium II1895, 1896
  • La Camargo – 1902, 1903
  • Porphyros – 1940, 1942
  • Kamaraan – 1974, 1975
  • Montare – 2005, 2007

Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Rae JohnstoneAssuerus (1933), Vandale (1946), Espace Vital (1948), Worden (1952)
  • Yves Saint-MartinZamazaan (1968), Recupere (1973), Sagace (1983), Lashkari (1984)

Leading trainer (8 wins):

  • André FabreVillage Star (1987), Sunshack (1994), De Quest (1995), First Magnitude (1999), Crimson Quest (2000), Crossharbour (2008), Prince Bishop (2010), Manatee (2014)

Leading owner (7 wins):

  • HH Aga Khan IVZamazaan (1968), Kamaraan (1974, 1975), Lashkari (1984), Altayan (1986), Daramsar (2006), Vadamar (2011)

Winners since 1978Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1978 Noir et Or 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Paul de Moussac 2:34.00
1979 Salpinx 3 Philippe Paquet François Boutin Peter Goulandris 2:36.80
1980 En Calcat 4 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr. Pierre Barthe 2:41.30
1981 Rahotep 3 Jean-Luc Kessas Bernard Sécly Jean-Claude Weill 2:45.70
1982 Marasali 4 Alain Lequeux Olivier Douieb Serge Fradkoff 2:51.70
1983 Sagace 3 Yves Saint-Martin Patrick Biancone Daniel Wildenstein 2:33.80
1984 Lashkari 3 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:46.40
1985 Jupiter Island 6 Tony Ives Clive Brittain Marquess of Tavistock 2:34.60
1986 Altayan 3 Olivier Poirier Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:35.10
1987 Village Star 4 Steve Cauthen André Fabre Tony Richards 2:44.20
1988 Her Highness 4 Richard Briard Georges Bridgland Georges Bridgland 2:40.50
1989 Robore 4 Alfred Gibert Noël Pelat Marquis de Geoffre 2:30.40
1990 Passing Sale 3 Gérald Mossé Bernard Sécly André Boutboul 2:35.80
1991 Sleeping Car 3 Eric Legrix Pascal Bary Tomokazu Iizuka 2:37.60
1992 Garden of Heaven 3 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Brian Voak 2:41.00
1993 Dancienne 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Hideo Yokoyama 2:47.70
1994 Sunshack 3 Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:34.50
1995 De Quest 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:27.40
1996 Annaba 3 Frankie Dettori John Gosden Sheikh Mohammed 2:37.20
1997 Majorien 3 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:37.20
1998 Blushing Risk 3 Gérald Mossé Henri-Alex Pantall Patricia Beck 2:49.10
1999 First Magnitude 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:35.30
2000 Crimson Quest 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Sultan Al Kabeer 2:34.40
2001 Yavana's Pace 9 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston Joan Keaney 2:44.40
2002 Ange Gabriel 4 Thierry Jarnet Eric Libaud Antonia Devin 2:40.70
2003 Vallee Enchantee 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche Ecurie Wildenstein 2:29.30
2004 Pride 4 Davy Bonilla Alain de Royer-Dupré NP Bloodstock Ltd 2:39.10
2005 Montare 3 Christophe Lemaire Jonathan Pease George Strawbridge 2:32.10
2006 Daramsar 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:30.90
2007 Montare 5 Christophe Lemaire Jonathan Pease George Strawbridge 2:29.40
2008 Crossharbour 4 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:34.70
2009 Cirrus des Aigles 3 Franck Blondel Corine Barande-Barbe Jean-Claude Dupouy 2:33.50
2010 Prince Bishop 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre Godolphin 2:40.80
2011 Vadamar 3 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:32.34
2012 Saga Dream 6 Thierry Jarnet Freddy Lemercier Freddy Lemercier 2:47.62
2013 Norse King 4 Alexis Badel Myriam Bollack-Badel Jeff Smith 2:44.81
2014 Manatee 3 Maxime Guyon André Fabre Godolphin 2:40.96
2015 Ming Dynasty[a] 3 Umberto Rispoli Mikel Delzangles Qatar / Wildenstein 2:34.99
2016 One Foot In Heaven[a] 4 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré Fair Salinia Ltd 2:29.63
2017 Traffic Jam[a] 4 Stéphane Pasquier Nicolas Clement Alexis Adamian 2:32.13
2018 Listen In 4 Aurelien Lemaitre Freddy Head George Strawbridge 2:40.83
2019 Subway Dancer 7 Radek Koplik Zdeno Koplik Bonanza Racing Stables 2:29.57

a The 2015, 2016 and 2017 runnings took place at Chantilly while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment.

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1893: Callistrate
  • 1894: Best Man
  • 1895: Omnium II
  • 1896: Omnium II
  • 1897: Winkfield's Pride
  • 1898: Gardefeu
  • 1899: Libaros
  • 1900: Codoman
  • 1901: Kilmarnock
  • 1902: La Camargo
  • 1903: La Camargo
  • 1904: Presto
  • 1905: Macdonald II
  • 1906: Maintenon
  • 1907: Luzerne
  • 1908: Biniou
  • 1909: Hag to Hag
  • 1910: Ossian
  • 1911: Basse Pointe
  • 1912: Shannon
  • 1913: Nimbus
  • 1914–18: no race
  • 1919: Loisir
  • 1920: Meddlesome Maid
  • 1921: Flechois
  • 1922: Le Prodige
  • 1923: Dauphin
  • 1924: Tricard
  • 1925: Nid d'Or
  • 1926: Olibrius
  • 1927: Cerulea
  • 1928: Balmoral
  • 1929: Motrico
  • 1930: Erodion
  • 1931: Sans Ame
  • 1932: Macaroni
  • 1933: Assuerus
  • 1934: Cadmus
  • 1935: Come In
  • 1936: Cousine
  • 1937: Sanguinetto
  • 1938: Nica
  • 1939: no race
  • 1940: Porphyros
  • 1941: Horatius
  • 1942: Porphyros
  • 1943: Royalhunter
  • 1944: Galene
  • 1945: Basileus
  • 1946: Vandale
  • 1947: Goyama
  • 1948: Espace Vital
  • 1949: Vela
  • 1950: Violoncelle
  • 1951:
  • 1952: Worden
  • 1953: Savoyard
  • 1954: Clochard
  • 1955: Mahan
  • 1956: Arcadius
  • 1957: Thila
  • 1958: Tombeur
  • 1959: Blue Net
  • 1960: Astana
  • 1961: Carteret
  • 1962: Arcor
  • 1963: Nyrcos
  • 1964: Timmy Lad
  • 1965: Hammam
  • 1966: Pasquin
  • 1967: Bagdad
  • 1968: Zamazaan
  • 1969: Karabas
  • 1970: Armos
  • 1971: Ex Libris
  • 1972: Monsieur D
  • 1973: Recupere
  • 1974: Kamaraan
  • 1975: Kamaraan
  • 1976: On My Way
  • 1977: Monseigneur

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