Prix Thomas Bryon


Prix Thomas Bryon

Turf race infobox
class = Group 3
horse race = Prix Thomas Bryon


caption =
location = Saint-Cloud Racecourse
Saint-Cloud, France
inaugurated = 1924
race type = Thoroughbred - Flat race
website = [http://www.france-galop.com/All-the-races.233+M52087573ab0.0.html?&course_id=1560&no_cache=1&numero_id=156 France-Galop.com]
distance = 1,600 metres (1 mile)
track = Turf, left-handed
qualification = Two-year-olds
excluding Group 1 winners

weight = 56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Penalties
2½ kg for Group 2 winners
2½ kg if two Group 3 wins
1½ kg if one Group 3 win

purse = 80,000 "(2008)"
Distribution
1st: 50%, 2nd: 20%, 3rd: 15%
4th: 10%, 5th: 5%

bonuses =
The Prix Thomas Bryon is a Group 3 flat horse race in France open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1,600 metres (approximately 1 mile) at Saint-Cloud Racecourse, and it takes place annually in October.

It is named in honour of Thomas Bryon, an Englishman who helped establish thoroughbred horse racing in France in the 19th century. Bryon published several racing guides and manuals, such as "The Sportman's Companion for the Turf" (1827) and "Le Haras Français" (1828). The latter was the first attempt at a French stud-book. On November 11, 1833 he was the secretary at the founding meeting of the "Société d'Encouragement", which was to become the main governing body of horse racing in France. The following year he released the first volume of the "Calendrier des Courses de Chevaux" – the French Racing Calendar.

The Prix Thomas Bryon was first run in 1924, and its distance was initially set at 1,600 metres. This was cut to 1,500 metres in 1927. Throughout World War II the race was abandoned, with no running from 1939 to 1945. The event's only departure from Saint-Cloud came in 1954, when it was temporarily switched to Longchamp. This was because of modernisation work at its regular home. At Longchamp the distance of the race reverted to 1,600 metres, and this was maintained upon its return to Saint-Cloud in 1955.

A second period over 1,500 metres began in 1958, and it continued at this length until 1990. It returned to 1,600 metres in 1991. The race is presently scheduled for the first half of October, but before 2001 it was often contested in late October or November.

Records

Leading jockey (4 wins):
* Roger Poincelet – "Iror (1947), Fort Napoleon (1949), Atrax (1959), Blaze of Glory (1961)"
* Yves Saint-Martin – "Sweet Girl (1960), Paolina (1963), First Bloom (1971), Melyno (1981)"----Leading trainer (7 wins):
* François Mathet – "Apostol (1956), Regent (1958), Sweet Girl (1960), Paolina (1963), General (1976), Kenmare (1977), Melyno (1981)"----Leading owner (4 wins):
* François Dupré – "Apostol (1956), Regent (1958), Sweet Girl (1960), Paolina (1963)"
* Guy de Rothschild – "Chesa (1962), Fermina (1965), General (1976), Kenmare (1977)"

Winners since 1979

Earlier winners


* 1924 - Frisette
* 1925 - Nino
* 1926 - Farnese / Pescaro *
* 1927 - Costette
* 1928 - Meeting
* 1929 - Potiphar
* 1930 - Mydas
* 1931 - Formosan / Pure Folie *
* 1932 - Bipearl
* 1933 - Mas d'Antibes
* 1934 - Sanglot
* 1935 - Fastnet
* 1936 - Solace
* 1937 - La Sultane
* 1938 - Blue Moon
* 1939–45 - "no race"
* 1946 -


* 1947 - Iror
* 1948 - Tulette
* 1949 - Fort Napoleon
* 1950 - Mat de Cocagne
* 1951 - La Mirambule
* 1952 - For Chemist
* 1953 -
* 1954 -
* 1955 - Cernobbio
* 1956 - Apostol
* 1957 - La Malivoye
* 1958 - Regent
* 1959 - Atrax
* 1960 - Sweet Girl
* 1961 - Blaze of Glory
* 1962 - Chesa
* 1963 - Paolina


* 1964 - Faristan
* 1965 - Fermina
* 1966 - Farabi
* 1967 - Lady Millie
* 1968 - Beaugency
* 1969 - Army Court
* 1970 -
* 1971 - First Bloom
* 1972 - Targowice
* 1973 - Northern Taste
* 1974 - Dealer's Ace
* 1975 - Arctic Tern
* 1976 - General
* 1977 - Kenmare
* 1978 - Bellypha
* The 1926 and 1931 races were dead-heats and have joint winners.

References

* [http://www.france-galop.com/All-the-races.233+M52087573ab0.0.html?&course_id=1560&no_cache=1&numero_id=156 France-Galop.com]
* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/index.php?search_bar=stakes&query_type=stakes&field=view&id=954 PedigreeQuery.com]
* Racing Post:
** [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=97976&r_date=1989-10-17 1989] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=102677&r_date=1990-10-16 1990] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=107639&r_date=1991-10-25 1991] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=112568&r_date=1992-10-26 1992] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=117536&r_date=1993-10-25 1993] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=122763&r_date=1994-10-25 1994] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=128340&r_date=1995-11-4 1995] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=232404&r_date=1996-11-11 1996] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=245552&r_date=1997-11-8 1997] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=259190&r_date=1998-11-7 1998]
** [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=274880&r_date=1999-11-13 1999] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=294139&r_date=2000-11-17 2000] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=307897&r_date=2001-10-15 2001] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=323728&r_date=2002-10-14 2002] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=340512&r_date=2003-10-14 2003] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=359814&r_date=2004-10-7 2004] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=393065&r_date=2005-10-8 2005] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=418265&r_date=2006-10-6 2006] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=442674&r_date=2007-10-13 2007] , [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?&race_id=467926&r_date=2008-10-10 2008]

ee also

* List of French flat horse races


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