CHANNEL WINS THE 2019 PRIX DE DIANE LONGINES!
It was the French filly Channel (Nathaniel) who came out on top in the 170th running of the Prix de Diane Longines, this Sunday at Chantilly.
Owner Samuel De Barros’ filly, trained in Chantilly by Francis-Henri Graffard and ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot gamely held off the strong attack of Commes (Le Havre), one of four runners in the race trained by Jean-Claude Rouget. Grand Glory closed strongly to take third place under Gérald Mossé, who himself has won this race on five occasions.
Etoile (Siyouni) was placed fourth ahead of Cala Tarida (Garswood) trained by Frédéric Rossi near Marseilles. The favourite for the race, Siyarafina (Pivotal), owned by His Highness the Aga Khan, only managed to take sixth place.
It is a first victory in the Prix de Diane Longines for Pierre-Charles Boudot, Francis-Henri Graffard and Samuel De Barros, owner of Channel. And what’s more! Samuel de Barros, whose wife, Elodie Mangeard de Barros comes from a stud renowned for producing trotters, has only one racehorse in training!
Le Prix de Diane Longines is a Group 1 race, the highest level in horse racing, and is open to fillies only.
Run over a distance of 10 and a half furlongs and offering a purse of one million euros, 571,400 euros of which go to the winner, it crowns the season’s champion three-year-old filly.
The race has produced many great horses over the years, and as in previous seasons, the 2019 winner will have every chance of lining up in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, held later in the year at ParisLongchamp.
Longines is also showcasing the best young jockeys from over ten countries in the Prix Longines Future Racing Stars.
Run over 9 furlongs at Chantilly, it is a race known for revealing the champion horses of tomorrow, while the Championnat du Monde Longines Fegentri crowns the best rider season after season.
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PRIX DE DIANE LONGINES 2019 - RESULTS
1. PRIX LONGINES FUTURE RACING STARS
2. PRIX PAUL DE MOUSSAC LONGINES
3. PRIX HOCQUART LONGINES
Winner: AL HILALEE
4. PRIX DE DIANE LONGINES
5. GRAND HANDICAP DE L'HIPPODROME DES PRINCES DE CONDÉ LONGINES
Winner: RED MOUNTAIN
6. CHAMPIONNAT DU MONDE LONGINES FEGENTRI - PRIX DE LA REINE MARIE-AMELIE LONGINES présenté par LE FIGAROSCOPE
Vainqueur : BUBBLE BROOK
7. QATAR DERBY DES PUR-SANG ARABE DE 4 ANS
Vainqueur : HAYYAN
8. PRIX BERTRAND DU BREUIL LONGINES
9. PRIX DE BELLEVAL LONGINES
Winner: POUR LA FAMILLE