Prix du Jockey Club
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The Prix du Jockey Club is a Group 1 race run under Set Weight conditions for three year old colts and fillies at Chantilly conducted by France Galop.
The Prix du Jockey Club is run over 2100m. It was first run in 1836 and was won by Franck.
The Prix du Jockey Club is the French Derby and the equivalent of the English version run on the same weekend.
Originally only available to horses bred in France, it was a 2500m and then 2400m race. In 2005 the race was shortened to 2100m.
The race was run at various courses during the War years including Moulins, Chantilly and Maisons-Laffitte and then in WWII at Longchamp and Le Tremblay.
When grading started it was a Group 1 and Assert in 1982 was the first foreign horse to win it.
Nine horses have done the Prix du Jockey Club/Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe double with Dalakhani the most recent in 2003.
Most wins as a jockey is by Yves Saint-Martin with nine and the leading trainer is Tom Jennings Snr with ten.
Reliable Man, by previous winner Dalakhani, would after that, be brought to Australia and under Chris Waller’s tutelage win a Queen Elizabeth at Randwick.
The last non-French winner was The Grey Gatsby in 2014 for Kevin Ryan.
The Prix du Jockey Club is worth €1,500,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Prix du Jockey Club include Almanzor (2016), New Bay (2015), Reliable Man (2011), Vision d’Etat (2008), Shamardal (2005), Dalakhani (2003), Montjeu (1999), Peintre Celebre (1997), Celtic Swing (1995), Suave Dancer (1991), Darshaan (1984), Reliance (1965), Right Royal (1961), Scratch (1950), Ardan (1944), Le Pacha (1941), Mon Talisman (1927) and Ksar (1921).
The 2018 Prix du Jockey Club was won by Study Of Man from Patascoy and Louis D’Or.
Previous Prix du Jockey Club Winners
| SOTTSASS (FR) 3C |
SIYOUNI (FR) - STARLET'S SISTER (IRE) GALILEO (IRE)
|CRISTIAN DEMURO||58.5||J-C ROUGET||5|
| STUDY OF MAN (IRE) 3C |
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - SECOND HAPPINESS (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
|S PASQUIER||58.0||P BARY||6|
| BRAMETOT (IRE) 3C |
RAJSAMAN (FR) - MORNING LIGHT (GER) LAW SOCIETY (USA)
|CRISTIAN DEMURO||58.0||J-C ROUGET||1|
| ALMANZOR (FR) 3C |
WOOTTON BASSETT (GB) - DARKOVA (USA) MARIA'S MON (USA)
|JEAN-BERNARD EYQUEM||58.0||J-C ROUGET||7|
| NEW BAY (GB) 3C |
DUBAWI (IRE) - CINNAMON BAY (GB) ZAMINDAR (USA)
|VINCENT CHEMINAUD||58.0||A FABRE||13|
| THE GREY GATSBY (IRE) 3C |
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - MARIE VISON (IRE) ENTREPRENEUR (GB)
|RYAN MOORE||58.0||K A RYAN||6|
| INTELLO (GER) 3C |
GALILEO (IRE) - IMPRESSIONNANTE (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
|O PESLIER||58.0||A FABRE||10|
| SAONOIS (FR) 3C |
CHICHICASTENANGO (FR) - SAONOISE (FR) HOMME DE LOI (IRE)
|A HAMELIN||58.0||J-P GAUVIN||16|
| RELIABLE MAN (GB) 3C |
DALAKHANI (IRE) - ON FAIR STAGE (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
|G MOSSE||58.0||A DE ROYER DUPRE||10|
| LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) 3C |
SHAMARDAL (USA) - LADY VETTORI (GB) VETTORI (IRE)
|MAXIME GUYON||58.0||A FABRE||20|
| LE HAVRE (IRE) 3C |
NOVERRE (USA) - MARIE RHEINBERG (GER) SURAKO (GER)
|C P LEMAIRE||58.0||J-C ROUGET||4|
| VISION D'ETAT (FR) 3C |
CHICHICASTENANGO (FR) - UBERABA (FR) GARDE ROYALE (GB)
|IORITZ MENDIZABAL||58.0||E LIBAUD||4|
| LAWMAN (FR) 3C |
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE) - LARAMIE (USA) GULCH (USA)
|L DETTORI||58.0||J-M BEGUIGNE||5|
| DARSI (FR) 3C |
POLISH PRECEDENT (USA) - DARASHANDEH (IRE) DARSHAAN (GB)
|C SOUMILLON||58.0||A DE ROYER DUPRE||7|
| SHAMARDAL (USA) 3C |
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA) - HELSINKI (GB) MACHIAVELLIAN (USA)
|L DETTORI||58.0||SAEED BIN SUROOR||13|
| BLUE CANARI (FR) 3C |
ACATENANGO (GER) - DELICIEUSE LADY (GB) TREMPOLINO (USA)
|THIERRY THULLIEZ||58.0||P BARY||10|
| DALAKHANI (IRE) 3C |
DARSHAAN (GB) - DALTAWA (IRE) MISWAKI (USA)
|C SOUMILLON||58.0||A DE ROYER DUPRE||4|
| SULAMANI (IRE) 3C |
HERNANDO (FR) - SOUL DREAM (USA) ALLEGED (USA)
|THIERRY THULLIEZ||58.0||P BARY||11|
| ANABAA BLUE (GB) 3C |
ANABAA (USA) - ALLEZ LES TROIS (USA) RIVERMAN (USA)
|C SOUMILLON||58.0||C LERNER|
| HOLDING COURT (GB) 3C |
HERNANDO (FR) - INDIAN LOVE SONG (GB) BE MY GUEST (USA)
|PHILIP ROBINSON||58.0||M A JARVIS|
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