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The Prix Vermeille is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for three year olds and up fillies and mares at Longchamp conducted by France Galop.
The Prix Vermeille is run over 2400m. It was first run in 1897 and was won by Ortie Blanche.
Vermeille was a quality broodmare in the 1800s.
The race is part of Arc Trial day run three weeks prior to the Arc meeting.
After being a three year old race, it became open to four year olds in 2004 and even older mares in 2006.
Grand filly Zarkava won the Pouliches and Diane and then off a break took out the Vermeille before ending her short career with a brilliant Arc de Triomphe victory.
The great mare Treve won the race twice in 2013 and 2015. The first of them came before her first Arc win.
Yves Saint-Martin won the race seven times as a jockey and so does Alain de Royer-Dupre as leading trainer.
The last non-French winner was Star Catcher in 2019 for John Gosden.
The Prix Vermeille was worth €600,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Prix Vermeille include Star Catcher (2019), Treve (2013/2015), Shareta (2012), Midday (2010), Stacelita (2009), Zarkava (2008), Shawanda (2005), Aquarelliste (2001), Intrepidity (1993), Salsabil (1990), Bint Pasha (1987), All Along (1982), Three Troikas (1979), Allez France (1973), Aunt Edith (1965), Monade (1962), Bella Paola (1958) and Pearl Cap (1931).
The 2019 Prix Vermeille was won by Star Catcher from Musis Amica and Ligne D'Or.
Previous Prix Vermeille Winners
| STAR CATCHER (GB) 3F |
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - LYNNWOOD CHASE (USA) HORSE CHESTNUT (SAF)
|L DETTORI||55.0||JOHN GOSDEN||1|
| KITESURF (GB) 4F |
DUBAWI (IRE) - SHIMMERING SURF (IRE) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE)
|M BARZALONA||58.5||A FABRE||8|
| BATEEL (IRE) 5M |
DUBAWI (IRE) - ATTRACTIVE CROWN (USA) CHIEF'S CROWN (USA)
|PIERRE-CHARLES BOUDOT||58.5||F-H GRAFFARD||4|
| LEFT HAND (GB) 3F |
DUBAWI (IRE) - BALLADEUSE (FR) SINGSPIEL (IRE)
|MAXIME GUYON||54.5||C LAFFON-PARIAS||2|
| TREVE (FR) 5M |
MOTIVATOR (GB) - TREVISE (FR) ANABAA (USA)
|THIERRY JARNET||58.5||CRIQUETTE HEAD-MAAREK||8|
| BALTIC BARONESS (GER) 4M |
SHAMARDAL (USA) - BORN WILD (GER) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
|MAXIME GUYON||58.5||A FABRE||2|
| TREVE (FR) 3F |
MOTIVATOR (GB) - TREVISE (FR) ANABAA (USA)
|L DETTORI||54.5||CRIQUETTE HEAD-MAAREK||3|
| SHARETA (IRE) 4M |
SINNDAR (IRE) - SHAWARA (IRE) BARATHEA (IRE)
|C P LEMAIRE||58.0||A DE ROYER DUPRE||9|
| GALIKOVA (FR) 3F |
GALILEO (IRE) - BORN GOLD (USA) BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
|O PESLIER||54.5||FREDDIE HEAD||2|
| MIDDAY (GB) 4M |
OASIS DREAM (GB) - MIDSUMMER (GB) KINGMAMBO (USA)
|T P QUEALLY||58.5||SIR HENRY CECIL||6|
| STACELITA (FR) 3F |
MONSUN (GER) - SOIGNEE (GER) DASHING BLADE (GB)
|C P LEMAIRE||54.5||J-C ROUGET||9|
| ZARKAVA (IRE) 3F |
ZAMINDAR (USA) - ZARKASHA (IRE) KAHYASI (IRE)
|C SOUMILLON||54.5||A DE ROYER DUPRE||10|
| MRS LINDSAY (USA) 3F |
THEATRICAL (IRE) - VOLE VOLE MONAMOUR (USA) WOODMAN (USA)
|J MURTAGH||55.0||FRANCOIS ROHAUT||2|
| MANDESHA (FR) 3F |
DESERT STYLE (IRE) - MANDALARA (IRE) LAHIB (USA)
|C SOUMILLON||54.0||A DE ROYER DUPRE|
| SHAWANDA (IRE) 3F |
SINNDAR (IRE) - SHAMAWNA (IRE) DARSHAAN (GB)
|C SOUMILLON||54.0||A DE ROYER DUPRE||4|
| SWEET STREAM (ITY) 4M |
SHANTOU (USA) - SNUG DINNER (IRE) JAREER (USA)
|THOMAS GILLET||58.0||J E HAMMOND||6|
| MEZZO SOPRANO (USA) 3F |
DARSHAAN (GB) - MORN OF SONG (USA) BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
|L DETTORI||57.5||SAEED BIN SUROOR||2|
| PEARLY SHELLS (GB) 3F |
EFISIO (GB) - PIFFLE (GB) SHIRLEY HEIGHTS (GB)
|C SOUMILLON||57.5||FRANCOIS ROHAUT||9|
| AQUARELLISTE (FR) 3F |
DANEHILL (USA) - AGATHE (USA) MANILA (USA)
|DOMINIQUE BOEUF||57.5||E LELLOUCHE||1|
| VOLVORETA (GB) 3F |
SUAVE DANCER (USA) - ROBERTIYA (FR) DON ROBERTO (USA)
|M KINANE||57.5||C LERNER||7|
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