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08 April 2021

The G2 Prix d’Harcourt (2000m) takes place at Longchamp on Sunday and is frequently used as a stepping stone for the G1 Prix Ganay (2100m), which itself is a key trial for the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2400m). We look at the previous ten renewals to note the success of horses who have competed in the first two races. 

The 2020 Cartier Horse of the Year, Ghaiyyath (Dubawi) - crowned after a superb Flat season that included three G1 triumphs - won the 2019 renewal of the Prix d’Harcourt before finishing third in the Prix Ganay. In 2015, another of Dubawi’s progeny, Al Kazeem, won prior to a runner-up position behind superstar Cirrus des Aigles (Even Top) in the Prix Ganay. He scored in the G1 Gold Cup at Curragh (2112m) before retiring. Other notable horses to have finished placed in the Longchamp G1 after Prix d’Harcourt success are Maxios (Monsun) in 2013 and Giofra (Dansili). Both triumphed in G1 company subsequently. 

Two horses have completed the double in the past ten seasons. Planteur (Danehill Dancer) in 2011 and Cloth Of Stars (Sea The Stars) when both races were held at Chantilly in 2017. The table below demonstrates the importance of the Prix d’Harcourt for finding the leading Prix Ganay contenders: - 

Year Horse Prix d'Harcourt Prix Ganay
2019 Ghaiyyath 1st 3rd
2017 Cloth Of Stars 1st 1st
2015 Al Kazeem 1st 2nd
2013 Maxios 1st 2nd
2012 Giofra 1st 2nd
2011 Planteur 1st 1st

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