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1 THE DARLEY SERIES

#DARLEYSERIES : ALLEZ LES BLEUS

The #DarleySeries is made up of three races for 2-year-old colts and fillies, run over 5 ½ or 6 furlongs in July and August:


Darley Prix Robert Papin (Gr2) on 21st July in Deauville
Darley Prix de Cabourg (Gr3) on 28th July in Deauville
Darley Prix Morny (Gr1) on 18th August in Deauville.

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The Darley Stud has been a long-term partner of France Galop.

Darley is sponsoring the Darley Prix Morny (Gr1) day, which also features the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Gr1), since 2006. At the heart of the Barrière de Deauville meeting, in August around the yearling sales, this partnership allows Darley to showcase the exceptional quality of its sires around the globe thanks to the international renown of this meeting.

This year, Darley will also be associated with two traditional launchpads to the Darley Prix Morny, which takes place this year on August 18th, as always in Deauville. This is the Darley Prix Robert Papin (Gr2) and the Darley Prix de Cabourg (Gr3). These two juvenile championships are run on July 21 for 1,100 meters in Maisons-Laffitte and July 28 for 1,200 meters in Deauville respectively.

These three 2-year Group races, which have seen many young champions take off to a great career in the past, will form the Darley Series.


Darley are offering to the winning breeder of the Darley Prix Morny (the final in the series) a 2019 nomination up to the value of €10,000. However if the same horse has also won the Darley Prix Robert Papin or Darley Prix de Cabourg en route to winning the Darley Prix Morny this will be increased up to the value of €20,000. *

In addition, the winning owners of each of the three races will be invited to the Darley Stallion Parade in 2020.

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2 USEFUL INFO


SUNDAY 21st JULY - MAISONS-LAFFITTE RACECOURSE

Gate open at noon - Entrance, parking and free animations


**HOW TO GET TO DEAUVILLE RACECOURSE**


45 avenue Hocquart de Turtot 14800 Deauville


BY TRAIN:

SNCF station: 

Deauville (from Paris Saint-Lazare)

Tel: 00 33 8 92 35 35 35


BY CAR:

A13 Paris-Caen motorway
– Turn off at the Deauville junction
– Follow the road into the town centre
– After the train station, turn left down Avenue de la République
– Before the church, turn left towards Saint Arnoult
– The racecourse is 400m along the road, on your left.
Car parks payable on entry: €3


BY TAXI:

Deauville-Trouville taxis: Tel.: +33 (0)2 31 87 11 11


**HOW TO GET TO MAISONS-LAFFITTE**


1 avenue de la Pelouse - 78 600 Maisons-Laffitte


RATP

RER A toward Cergy and free shuttles from the station starting at noon.


TRAIN

Saint-Lazare station, ligne L stop Maisons-Laffitte and free shuttles from the station starting at noon.


TAXIS
Place de la Libération - Tel.: 01 39 62 21 72


CAR
From Paris La Défense - Pont de Bezons : after Sartrouville Bridge, turn right.

From Pontoise, Poissy and Versailles, Saint-Germain en Laye, Maisons-Laffitte town centre: go through the entry gates to the park and continue straight ahead until Place Wagram, then take the second road on the right.


THE CHAMPIONSHIP

1  DARLEY PRIX ROBERT PAPIN

SUNDAY 21st JULY : DARLEY PRIX ROBERT PAPIN


Maisons-Laffitte racecourse - 2-year-olds, 5 ½ furlongs


This race was created in 1892 in Maisons-Laffitte, under the name of the Omnium de Deux Ans. It was renamed in 1928, to commemorate a former president of the Société Sportive d'Encouragement.

Robert Papin (1848-1926)
After the war of 1870, Robert Papin wrote for equestrian newspapers under the pseudonym Robert de Lizy, a name he kept as the owner of the horses who ran in his colours (light blue jersey, light blue silk). In 1887, he was one of the founding members of the Société Sportive d'Encouragement with Alfred de Rollepot and Eugène Adam, the president, who had Papin as his right-hand man. Following the death of Eugène Adam, he took over the society’s presidency on 4th June 1904 until his death in November 1926. Robert Papin was responsible for the expansion of the Société Sportive in the first three decades of the 20th century.  



Current title-holder: A'ALI


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2 DARLEY PRIX DE CABOURG

SUNDAY 28th JULY : DARLEY PRIX CABOURG


Deauville-La Touques racecourse – 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs

This race was created in 1921 by the Société d’Encouragement which, at the beginning of the year, had taken over the Société des Courses de Deauville following the death of its president, Count Jacques Le Marois. It is one of the races run in reparation for the Darley Prix Morny, and has always been held on La Touques racecourse. 

The Prix de Cabourg was given Group 3 status in 1988.

History:
It took 56 years for a winner of the Prix de Cabourg to go on to win the Prix Morny. This first ever exploit was achieved by Super Concorde (1977), and only five other horses have managed the double since.  

Current title-holder
: EARTHLIGHT


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3  DARLEY PRIX MORNY

SUNDAY 18th AUGUST : DARLEY PRIX MORNY

Deauville-La Touques racecourse – 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs, €350,000

One of the oldest races in France, created the year after the launch of Deauville in 1865, it is also the first Group 1 of the season for 2-year-olds. Despite this, it has often revealed the season’s overall champion. It was named after the Duke of Morny, half-brother to Napoleon III, who created Longchamp, the Grand Prix de Paris and the Deauville races!

Race record: 1'07''90 in 2009 (ARCANO)

Current title-holder: Pretty Pollyanna (F2, GB, Oasis Dream), owned by W. J. & T.C.O.  Gredley, bred by Stetchworth Park Stud & Middle Park Stud,  trained by Michael Bell and ridden by par Silvestre De Sousa.


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DARLEY

1 DARLEY

DARLEY: DUBAIAN STALLIONS AT THE BREEDERS’ SERVICE
The Darley brand represents the international thoroughbred blood stock created in 1981 by Mohammed ben Rachid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates. The name was inspired by one of the three purebred Arab horses, Darley Arabian (1700-1730), an ancestor of all of the world’s thoroughbreds, which reminds us of the Arab origins of the modern-day racehorse.

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Given his highly voluntarist strategy and his involvement in the globalisation of thoroughbred racing that took place in the 1980s, Sheik Mohammed Al Maktoum became one of the most influential people in the horse world in Europe and in the United States, as well as in Australia and Japan, where he became one of the first foreign owners to be given the right to compete.

Sheik Mohammed also used racing to transform Dubai into the cosmopolitan metropolis it is today, by creating the Nad El Sheba racecourse, then one in Meydan, one of the world’s largest racecourses which, every March, hosts the richest race in the international racing calendar: the Dubai World Cup, with its 10 million dollars in prize money!

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Darley offers the services of its 52 stallions in six countries across the world, and several hundreds of foals are born every year under its banner. Most go on to race in the colours of Sheik Mohammed Al Maktoum (created in 1978) or the Dubaian colours of Godolphin, created in 1994 by the Al Maktoum brothers, to promote the Emirate worldwide.

Since 2006, the Darley name has been associated with the Darley Prix Morny and Darley Prix Jean Romanet events, two of the five Group 1 races run during the Deauville summer meeting, but also the Darley Prix Kergorlay (Group 2), which is run on the same day.

Since 2018, Darley has also sponsored the Darley Prix Robert Papin (Gr2) and Prix de Cabourg (Gr3), two major springboards for the Darley Prix Morny, thanks to a brand-new French racing series, the #DarleySeries.

2 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS



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