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Prix de Lutèce

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Inaugurated  1864
Website  france-galop.com
Track  Right-handed
Race type  Flat / Thoroughbred
Surface  Turf
Distance  3,000 m
Location  Longchamp Racecourse Paris, France

Auvray prix de lut ce longchamp 07 09 2014


The Prix de Lutèce is a Group 3 flat horse race in France open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 3,000 metres (about 1⅞ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early September.

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History

The event is named after Lutetia (in French, Lutèce), a Gallo-Roman city located on the site of what is now Paris. The first version was established in 1864, and it usually took place in the spring. Its conditions varied, but in its later years it was a 2,400-metre race for horses aged three or older. It continued to be staged until 1968.

The present version, a long-distance event for three-year-olds, was first held in 1978. It now serves as a trial for the following month's Prix Royal-Oak. The last horse to win both races in the same year was Agent Double in 1984.

The modern Prix de Lutèce is currently run in September, but it was part of early October's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe fixture from 1988 to 1998.

Records

Leading jockey since 1978 (5 wins):

  • Christophe Soumillon – Etendard Indien (2004), Shamdala (2005), Getaway (2006), Shemima (2008), Vazirabad (2015)
  • Leading trainer since 1978 (9 wins):

  • André Fabre – Galant Vert (1983), Balsam (1987), Mardonius (1989), Epitre (2000), Street Shaana (2001), Etendard Indien (2004), Getaway (2006), Coastal Path (2007), Brigantin (2010)
  • Leading owner since 1978 (6 wins):

  • HH Aga Khan IV – Anazid (1986), Shaiybara (1993), Shamdala (2005), Shemima (2008), Verema (2012), Vazirabad (2015)
  • Winners since 1978

    a Americain finished first in 2008, but he was relegated to second place following a stewards' inquiry.
    b The 2016 race was run at Saint-Cloud while Longchamp was closed for redevelopment.

    References

    Prix de Lutèce Wikipedia


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