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Lieurey History: An alternative to the Rothschild

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August, ParisLongchamp

Prix de Lieurey


Group 3, 3-year-old fillies, 1,600m/1m, €56,000

Created in 1972

Last winner: Fount (f3, GB by Frankel ex Ventura, by Chester House), owned by Khalid Abdullah, bred by Juddmonte Farms, trained by André Fabre, ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot.

Record-time: 1’40’’9, Zibelina (2013)

The race is run in 2020 for the 34th time

The 2019 edition

History

Taking its name from the important Normandy town located in the Eure region, this race was created in 1972 for 3-year-old fillies never having won previously. Originally contested over a mile and a half, its distance was cut to a mile in 1977. In 1987, the Prix de Lieurey was elevated to listed race status and then in 2009, it became a Group 3 event. Until 2010 it benefitted from the sponsorship of Shadwell, but this support was moved to the Prix de la Nonette in 2011, due to the fact that the yearling sales were pushed back a week. In 2020, the Prix de Lieurey will be run for the 34th time since becoming a listed race in 1987.

Owners

  • Jean-Luc Lagardère (3 wins): Pinaflore (1990), Desert Kaya (1994), Vadlamixa (1995).
  • Ecurie Aland (2 wins): Liska’s Dance (1987), Most Precious (1988).
  • Stavros Niarchos (2 wins): Quilesse (1991), Moon Is Up (1996).
  • Aga Khan (2 wins): Shawara (2001), Sarkyla (2012).
  • Wertheimer&Frère (2 wins): Gwenseb (2006), Bawina (2014).


Trainers

  • André Fabre (7 wins): J’ai Deux Amours (1989), Lost Prairie (1993), Desert Kaya (1994), Vadlamixa (1995), Lady Frankel (2017), Wind Chimes (2018), Fount (2019).
  • Alain de Royer-Dupré (3 wins): Shawara (2001), Sarkyla (2012), Trixia (2016).
  • Christiane Head (2 wins): Liska’s Dance (1987), Most Precious (1988).
  • Robert Collet (2 wins): Sœur Ti (1998), Tycoon’s Dolce (1999).
  • Jean-Claude Rouget (2 wins): Cicerole (2007), Sefroua (2008)*.
  • François Rohaut (2 wins): Via Medici (2010), Sandy’s Charm (2011).
  • Carlos Laffon-Parias (2 wins): Gwenseb (2006), Bawina (2014)

The three first fillies home that day were all trained by Jean-Claude Rouget.
 

Riders

  • Thierry Jarnet (5 wins): Lost Prairie (1993), Desert Kaya (1994), Vadlamixa (1995), Sœur Ti (1998), Zietory (2003).
  • Olivier Peslier (5 wins): Irish Source (1992), Kool Kat Katie (1997), Gwenseb (2006), Bawina (2014), Trixia (2016).
  • Pierre-Charles Boudot (3 wins): Lady Frankel (2017), Wind Chimes (2018), Fount (2019).
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