GRAND PRIX DE SAINT-CLOUD
Created in 1904, the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is run by the best racehorses in Europe over the classic distance of a mile and a half.
Though it used to be the season’s first big race for three-year-olds, since 2005 it has been reserved for horses aged 4 and over.
The Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud is a first test over the same distance as the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October 2021).
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud 2021: Broome wins for Ireland and Japan!
He should ba at the star of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on 3 October at ParisLongchamp.
Broome is a five-year-old horse trained in Ireland by Aidan O'Brien. The horse carries the Japanese colours of Masaaki Matsushima, whose dream is to win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
He co-owns the horse with Coolmore, an Irish partnership which comprises John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Masaaki Matsushima has had horses trained in Europe since the autumn of 2018 and, success in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, enabled him to savour his first Group 1 win.
He bought his first English thoroughbred in Japan in 2013, and his first starter graced the racecourse in 2015. Broome is clearly back to his best this season, having had a somewhat difficult time of it in 2020.
Who will win the 2022 edition?