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Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp


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Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp 1 Longchamp Racecourse Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp


Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp

The Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp is an annual French Grade 1 flat horse race for thoroughbred horses two years and older. It is raced over turf in early October over a distance of 1000m at the historical Longchamp Racecourse located on the banks of the Seine River in Paris. It carries a purse of 250,000 euros.

The Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp was inaugurated in 1957 with the Prix du Moulin to celebrate Longchamp Racecourse's 100th anniversary. While the Prix du Moulin is now run in September, the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp is still raced on the same day as France's biggest race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp was named after the Abbaye de Longchamp, a 13th century abbey that once overshadowed the northern part of what is now Longchamp Racecourse. In 1971 the Prix de l'Abbaye was awarded a Grade 2 classification which was upgraded to Grade 1 in 1976.

As a 1000m race, the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp has always attracted the top French (and indeed foreign) sprinters. In fact, since 1980 only three French horses have won the auspicious race which includes 1996 winner Kistena, 2001 winner Imperial Beauty and Marchand d'Or, who won the race in 2008.

The fastest ever time for the Prix de l'Abbaye was 54.3 second set in 1983 by Habibti. The jockey with the most wins is Yves Saint-Martin with five - in 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966 and 1975. Trainer Fran?s Mathet has celebrated a record eight victories - in 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1974.


Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp - Past Winners

2004 Var
2005 Avonbridge
2006 Desert Lord
2007 Benbaun
2008 Marchand d'Or


Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp - Betting

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