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Prix Saint Roman

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Location  Various, France
Race type  Flat / Thoroughbred
Last run  14 November 2000
Surface  Turf
Distance  1,800 metres (pre-1997) 1,600 metres (1997–2000)
Qualification  Two-year-olds (fillies only 1998–2000) excluding Group 1 winners

The Prix Saint-Roman was a Group 3 flat horse race in France open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. For much of its history it was run at Longchamp over a distance of 1,800 metres (about 1⅛ miles), and it was scheduled to take place each year in late September or early October.

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History

During the 1890s and early 1900s, the event was a 3,000-metre race for older horses. It was staged in early October, on the same day as the Prix du Conseil Municipal.

The Prix Saint-Roman was restricted to two-year-olds and cut to 1,800 metres in 1907. It became part of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting in 1920.

The present system of race grading was introduced in 1971, and the Prix Saint-Roman was classed at Group 3 level.

The race was moved to the week before the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 1989. It was transferred to Évry in 1991, and switched to November in 1994. It was relocated to Saint-Cloud and shortened to 1,600 metres in 1997.

The Prix Saint-Roman was closed to colts and geldings in 1998. It continued as a fillies' race until 2000. It was replaced the following year by the Prix Miesque, a Group 3 race at Maisons-Laffitte.

Records

Leading jockey since 1977 (4 wins):

  • Freddy Head – Trigonome (1981), Saint Cyrien (1982), Truculent (1983), Tagel (1988)
  • Leading trainer since 1977 (4 wins):

  • François Boutin – Corvaro (1979), Blushing John (1987), Tagel (1988), Zindari (1993)
  • Leading owner since 1977 (2 wins):

  • Paul de Moussac – Noir et Or (1977), Pigeon Voyageur (1990)
  • Sheikh Mohammed – Conmaiche (1986), Richard of York (1992)
  • Allen Paulson – Blushing John (1987), Tagel (1988)
  • Earlier winners

    * The 1910 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

    References

    Prix Saint-Roman Wikipedia


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