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Prix du Jockey Club

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SOTTSASS winning the Prix du Jockey Club at Hippodrome de Chantilly in Chantilly, France.
SOTTSASS winning the Prix du Jockey Club at Hippodrome de Chantilly in Chantilly, France. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

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.
Jean-Claude Rouget has trained three of the last four Derby winners.
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 was worth €900,000 in 2020 due to the coronavirus.
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 2019 Prix du Jockey Club was won by Sottsass from Persian King and Motamarris.
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Previous Prix du Jockey Club Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
SOTTSASS (FR) 3C
SIYOUNI (FR) - STARLET'S SISTER (IRE) GALILEO (IRE)
CRISTIAN DEMURO58.5J-C ROUGET5
STUDY OF MAN (IRE) 3C
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - SECOND HAPPINESS (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
S PASQUIER58.0P BARY6
BRAMETOT (IRE) 3C
RAJSAMAN (FR) - MORNING LIGHT (GER) LAW SOCIETY (USA)
CRISTIAN DEMURO58.0J-C ROUGET1
ALMANZOR (FR) 3C
WOOTTON BASSETT (GB) - DARKOVA (USA) MARIA'S MON (USA)
JEAN-BERNARD EYQUEM58.0J-C ROUGET7
NEW BAY (GB) 3C
DUBAWI (IRE) - CINNAMON BAY (GB) ZAMINDAR (USA)
VINCENT CHEMINAUD58.0A FABRE13
THE GREY GATSBY (IRE) 3C
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - MARIE VISON (IRE) ENTREPRENEUR (GB)
RYAN MOORE58.0K A RYAN6
INTELLO (GER) 3C
GALILEO (IRE) - IMPRESSIONNANTE (GB) DANEHILL (USA)
O PESLIER58.0A FABRE10
SAONOIS (FR) 3C
CHICHICASTENANGO (FR) - SAONOISE (FR) HOMME DE LOI (IRE)
A HAMELIN58.0J-P GAUVIN16
RELIABLE MAN (GB) 3C
DALAKHANI (IRE) - ON FAIR STAGE (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
G MOSSE58.0A DE ROYER DUPRE10
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) 3C
SHAMARDAL (USA) - LADY VETTORI (GB) VETTORI (IRE)
MAXIME GUYON58.0A FABRE20
LE HAVRE (IRE) 3C
NOVERRE (USA) - MARIE RHEINBERG (GER) SURAKO (GER)
C P LEMAIRE58.0J-C ROUGET4
VISION D'ETAT (FR) 3C
CHICHICASTENANGO (FR) - UBERABA (FR) GARDE ROYALE (IRE)
IORITZ MENDIZABAL58.0E LIBAUD4
LAWMAN (FR) 3C
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE) - LARAMIE (USA) GULCH (USA)
L DETTORI58.0J-M BEGUIGNE5
DARSI (FR) 3C
POLISH PRECEDENT (USA) - DARASHANDEH (IRE) DARSHAAN (GB)
C SOUMILLON58.0A DE ROYER DUPRE7
SHAMARDAL (USA) 3C
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (USA) - HELSINKI (GB) MACHIAVELLIAN (USA)
L DETTORI58.0SAEED BIN SUROOR13
BLUE CANARI (FR) 3C
ACATENANGO (GER) - DELICIEUSE LADY (GB) TREMPOLINO (USA)
THIERRY THULLIEZ58.0P BARY10
DALAKHANI (IRE) 3C
DARSHAAN (GB) - DALTAWA (IRE) MISWAKI (USA)
C SOUMILLON58.0A DE ROYER DUPRE4
SULAMANI (IRE) 3C
HERNANDO (FR) - SOUL DREAM (USA) ALLEGED (USA)
THIERRY THULLIEZ58.0P BARY11
ANABAA BLUE (GB) 3C
ANABAA (USA) - ALLEZ LES TROIS (USA) RIVERMAN (USA)
C SOUMILLON58.0C LERNER
HOLDING COURT (GB) 3C
HERNANDO (FR) - INDIAN LOVE SONG (GB) BE MY GUEST (USA)
PHILIP ROBINSON58.0M A JARVIS

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