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PRIX DU JOCKEY CLUB

Sunday 6th June 2021 Chantilly Racecourse

WHERE RACING HISTORY IS WRITTEN

1 Prix du Jockey Club

PRIX DU JOCKEY CLUB


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The 181st edition of the legendary Prix du Jockey Club, a race reserved for 3-year-old thoroughbreds, will be held on Sunday 6th June 2021 at Chantilly racecourse.

The cream of this year’s three-year-old crop will take to the course in a bid to clinch this title, one of the most prestigious in Europe.

These champion thoroughbreds have only one chance to win this hotly-contested race!


This event is one of the most selective races of the season, and is won every year by the fastest 3-year-old thoroughbred.


This Group 1 race – the highest category of horse race – was created in 1836 and is run over a distance of a mile and 2 ½ furlongs, with a 3 furlong uphill finish.

Since 2005, the date that the Prix du Jockey-Club was shortened to a mile and 2½ furlongs, only three horses have managed the “Poule d’Essai – Prix du Jockey Club” double: Shamardal in 2005, Lope de Vega in 2010 and Brametot in 2017.


We look forward to seeing you in 2021!



Relive the 2020 race:



British raider Mishriff wins the 2020 Prix du Jockey Club


The British-trained and bred colt Mishriff landed the Prix du Jockey Club 2020 run at Chantilly on Sunday. He was ridden by Ioritz Mendizabal, who hails from the Basque region of France, and who won this race in 2008 with Vision d’Etat. 


Throughout the race Mishriff stayed up near the pace. Caught slightly flat-footed when his rivals kicked for home, Prince Faisal’s homebred colt quickly found his stride and flew home to overtake the leader, The Summit, who came here off a second place on the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains last time out. 


The hot favourite in the race, Victor Ludorum, found himself at the back of the field throughout the race. He made up an incredible amount of ground in the straight to come and challenge the leaders, finishing an honorable third. Dawn Intello was the surprise of the race, defying his outsider status to finish fourth.


Mishriff carries the colours of Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia, who bred the colt at his British base of Nawara Stud. These colours were previously carried to Classic Glory by Make Believe, the sire of Mishriff, in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains in 2015 under Olivier Peslier. Other great horses to run in the colours of Prince Faisal, are Rafha, winner of the Prix de Diane in 1990, and the great sprinter Invincible Spirit, now a leading sire. This was a first Jockey Club success for trainer John Gosden (who also trains Enable). Mishriff came into the race off a success in a Listed at Newmarket, having begun his year with a trip to
Riyad to take part in the inaugural meeting of the Saudi Cup, the richest race in the world with prizemoney of 20 million dollars. He finished second in the Saudi Derby on the dirt, behind the Japanese runner Full Flat.


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2 A brief History

A BRIEF HISTORY


Since 1836, the Prix du Jockey Club has crowned the year's best 3-year-old thoroughbred.


The Prix du Jockey Club dates right back to the start of French racing history, when it quickly became known as a highly selective race that played an important role in improving the thoroughbred breed.


From very early on it was won by some of history’s greatest champions, and since its creation in 1836 this Group I race – the highest category of horse race – has brought more than a hundred stallions into the spotlight, ensuring the breed’s longevity.


Shortened from a mile-and-a-half to a mile and 2½ furlongs in 2005, the course has been tackled by the world’s very best racing champions!

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The Prix du Jockey Club dates right back to the start of French racing  history, when it quickly became known as a highly selective race that  played an important role in improving the thoroughbred breed.

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1951 - Sicambre - ©APRH


From very early on it was won by some of history’s greatest champions, and since its creation in 1836 the race has brought more than a hundred stallions into the spotlight. 


Shortened from a mile-and-a-half to a mile and 2 ½ furlongs in 2005, the course has been tackled by the world’s very best racing champions and is considered to be one of Europe's best races for 3-year-olds. 


The record-holder for the most Prix du Jockey Club titles is Yves Saint-Martin, with an impressive nine victories to his name! 

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1971 - Rheffic - ©APRH


PALMARES



2020  


Horse: MISHRIFF

Time: 2'04"01

Jockey: I. MENDIZABAL

Owner: PRINCE A. FAISAL

Trainer:  J. GOSDEN



2019


Horse: SOTTSASS

Time: 2'03"0

Jockey: C.DEMURO

Owner: WHITE BIRCH FARM

Trainer: JC. ROUGET



2018  


Horse: STUDY OF MAN
Time: 2'07"44
Jockey : S. PASQUIER
Owner : FLAXMAN STABLES IRELAND L.T.D

Trainer: P. BARY



2017

Horse: BRAMETOT
Time: 02’06″51
Jockey: C. DEMURO
Owner: AL SHAQAB/G. AUGUSTIN-NORMAND
Trainer: JC. ROUGET (S)

2016
Horse : AlMANZOR
Time : 02’11″62
Jockey : JB. EYQUEM
Owner : EC. A. CARO/G.AUGUSTIN-NORMAND
Trainer : JC. ROUGET (S)

2015
Horse : NEW BAY GB
Time : 02’05″69 :
Jockey : V. CHEMINAUD
Owner : KHALID ABDULLAH
Trainer : A. FABRE (S)

2014
Horse :
THE GREY GATSBY (IRE)
Time : 02’05″58 :
Jockey : RL. MOORE
Owner : FRANK GILLESPIE
Trainer : KA. RYAN

2013
Horse : INTELLO (GER)
Time : 02’07″89 :
Jockey : O. PESLIER
Owner : WERTHEIMER & FRERE
Trainer : A. FABRE (S)

2012
Horse : SAONOIS
Time : 02’08″10 :
Jockey : A. HAMELIN
Owner : PASCAL TREYVE
Trainer : JP. GAUVIN (S)

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1961 - Right Royal - ©APRH



DISCOVER ALL THE SECRETS OF RACING

1 Discover the world of racing

DISCOVER THE WORLD OF RACING  

 
On Sunday 6th June 2021, come along to Chantilly racecourse to learn all about the world of racing with your friends and family!
 
Enjoy a day of high-octane races, including the Prix du Jockey Club, which was created in 1836 and is one of the world’s longest-running sporting events!
 
Revel in the excitement of this thrilling world as you immerse yourself in the racing experience!

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LEARN ALL THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT HORSE RACING


In this special area, first-time racegoers can learn all they need to know about the Sport of Kings. 


Our experts are on hand to share all the secrets of this exceptional sport.




2 Pony rides, merry-go-round and race simulator 

MERRY-GO-ROUND

All aboard!


Choose your mount and take a turn on our traditional merry-go-round with your whole family! You can have as many goes as you like, and children ride free of charge!



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PONY RIDES

A magical experience


Treat your children (aged 3 and over) to a free pony ride! Our “unicorn” ponies are on hand to give tiny tots a magical first experience in the saddle!

 


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STEP INTO A JOCKEY’S STIRRUPS


Find out how the jockeys feel as they take to the course, place bets on your family members and challenge them to a race! A fun-filled, free activity for budding jockeys!


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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

1 Tickets

TICKETS

2021 tickets available soon
To receive an email alert when ticket sales open and get exclusive information and offers, sign up to our newsletter here.

Gates open at 12 noon.


Buy a ticket for the Panoramic Stand from €5 and the Winning Post Stand from €8, on presale from our online ticketing website.

- Free of charge for children under 12 (General Category)

 
Parking: €3


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2 How to get to Chantilly Racecourse 

HOW TO GET TO CHANTILLY RACECOURSE


ADRESS :

Hippodrome de Chantilly
Avenue de la Plaine des Aigles

60500 Chantilly


Gates open at noon.


SECURITY INFORMATION:

On Sunday 31st May 2020, increased security checks will be carried out at the racecourse entrances.

We advise visitors not to bring rucksacks, sports bags, motorbike helmets, glass bottles or any other large items into the racecourse. Please leave them in the left luggage office.


Pushchairs are permitted inside the racecourse.
For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted.



TRAVELLING BY CAR:


A1 motorway, junction 7: Survilliers or junction 8: Senlis-Chamant then follow signs to Chantilly.

Parking available on site (limited spaces).
We strongly recommend booking a parking space in advance.


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TRAVELLING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:


Train from Gare du Nord / Grandes Lignes – get off at “Gare de Chantilly”: trains leave every 30 minutes.

Train info: https://www.transilien.com


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3 Catering


2019

CATERING


A wide variety of refreshments are available all day long.

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Food trucks: burgers, hot dogs
Sweet treats: pancakes, waffles, sweets, ice creams
Drinks: soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, coffee*
Central Bar: hot and cold meals; a choice of sandwiches, pastries, drinks
Champagne and wine bars*: by the parade ring and behind the weighing room.

Picnic tables and giant cushions are available so that you can make the most of the Chantilly countryside.


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Panoramic Restaurant
(Includes general entry, weighing room access & parking)
Enjoy sweeping views of the course as you savour a selection of tasty dishes. 

 
SET MENU priced at €120 inc. VAT / person

Appetiser
Elderberry kir cocktail & organic, locally-sourced fruit juices, with 2 amuse-bouche.

Starter

Trout & scallop tartare with green apple, fresh herbs and sea asparagus from the bay of the Somme, with a lemongrass zest.

Main course
Veal medallion with a creamy mushroom sauce served with crushed Juliette des Sables potatoes with truffle oil, vegetable stir fry, and Guiscard butter sauce.

Cheese
Cheese platter from the Hauts de France: Tomme au foin, Bray au lin and Bleu de Picardie…

Dessert
Crunchy cinnamon dessert
Coffee/tea
Vegetarian dishes/gluten-free bread available by request and subject to availability.



*Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink responsibly.


4 Chantilly Racecourse


CHANTILLY, THE WORLD'S LARGEST TRAINING GROUND FOR THOROUGHBREDS IS IN FRANCE


Chantilly’s training centre, which is managed by France Galop and located just a few miles outside of Paris, is the only centre of its kind in the world. 


Bright and early every morning, more than 2,500 racehorses head out to train on the centre’s 2,000 hectares of gallops. This magnificent sight is orchestrated by 110 trainers and 1,000 exercise riders.


THE CHARMS OF THE CHANTILLY ESTATE

Less than an hour’s drive outside of Paris, the Chantilly Estate houses treasures that have been passed down its line of illustrious owners: Anne, Duke of Montmorency, the Bourbon-Condé lineage, Henri d’Orléans, Duke of Aumale. The château is home to the Condé Museum and its collection of paintings, among which are masterpieces by Raphaël, Botticelli, Clouet, Poussin, Watteau, Ingres, Delacroix. Inside the château, the Cabinet des Livres library boasts 13,000 books, including the world’s most precious manuscript: Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (15th century)!

The estate’s 115 hectares of grounds are unique thanks to the hugely diverse gardens. The Grandes Écuries, a masterpiece of 18th century architecture, are among the most luxurious stables in the world. Inside, the Horse Museum gives an insight into the relationship between man and horse, while the team of 20 horses and 7 riders give performances all year round.


MEDIA & CONTACT

1 Media partners


OUR MEDIA PARTNERS



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Equidia is the go-to TV channel for horse racing, and is available from all network operators.


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RMC, which stands for Radio Monte-Carlo, is a general-interest radio station. Get all news and sport live on RMC.fr.

2 Media

MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT

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3 Contact

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact us at: 


webmaster[at]france-galop.com

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