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Prix Jacques Le Marois

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Inaugurated  1921
Website  france-galop.com
Track  Straight
Race type  Flat / Thoroughbred
Surface  Turf
Distance  1,600 m
Prix Jacques Le Marois

Location  Deauville Racecourse Deauville, France

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The Prix Jacques Le Marois is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbred colts and fillies aged three years or older. It is run at Deauville over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August.


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The event is named in memory of Jacques Le Marois (1865–1920), a president of the venue's former governing body, the Société des Courses de Deauville. It was established in 1921, and was originally restricted to three-year-olds.

Deauville Racecourse was closed during World War II, and the Prix Jacques Le Marois was cancelled in 1940. For the remainder of this period it was switched between Maisons-Laffitte (1941–43, 1945) and Longchamp (1944). It returned to Deauville in 1946, and was opened to horses aged four or older in 1952.

The Fresnay-le-Buffard stud farm became the sponsor of the Prix Jacques Le Marois in 1986. From this point the event was known as the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois.

The race was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2010. The winner now earns an invitation to compete in the same year's Breeders' Cup Mile.


Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Miesque – 1987, 1988
  • Spinning World – 1996, 1997
  • Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Freddy Head – Carabella (1967), Lyphard (1972), Northjet (1981), Miesque (1987, 1988), Hector Protector (1991)
  • Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • François Boutin – Nonoalco (1974), Miesque (1987, 1988), Priolo (1990), Hector Protector (1991), Exit to Nowhere (1992), East of the Moon (1994)
  • Leading owner (10 wins):

  • Marcel Boussac – Zariba (1922), Xander (1928), Cillas (1938), Semiramide (1939), Priam (1944), Coaraze (1945), Djelal (1947), Golestan (1948), Arbele (1952), Canthare (1953)
  • Winners since 1972

    a Proudwings finished first in 2001, but she was relegated to last place following a stewards' inquiry.


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