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21 October 2021

Analysing the breeding of previous French Classic winners provides a different approach to selecting juveniles to follow into their three-year-old campaign. We look at the sires of the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches - in the table below each winner has the sire listed and notes for the stallion – important victories, preferred distance and other relevant information.  

There are two stand-out statistics to note. Out of the last ten renewals of both the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, fourteen of the winners were sired by horses who won in France including French Classic winners Shamardal and Le Havre (responsible for four). 

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POULE D’ESSAI DES POULICHES

Year

Winner

Sire

Sire Notes

2021

Couersamba

The Wow Signal

Won G1 Prix Morny (1200m) as a juvenile

2020

Dream and Do

Siyouni

Second in G1 Prix Jean Prat (1400m), won G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (1400m)

2019

Castle Lady

Shamardal

Dual French Classic winner

2018

Teppal

Camacho

Second in G2 Jersey Stakes (1400m)

2017

Precieuse

Medaaly

Won G1 Racing Post Trophy (1600m)

2016

La Cressonniere

Le Havre

Won G1 Prix du Jockey Club (2100m)

2015

Ervedya

Siyouni

Second in G1 Prix Jean Prat (1400m), won G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (1400m)

2014

Avenir Certain

Le Havre

Won G1 Prix du Jockey Club (2100m)

2013

Flotilla

Cable Bay

Never raced in FR, won G3 John of Gaunt (1400m)

2012

Beauty Parlour

Deep Impact

JPN stallion, winner of 7 G1 over 2000m+

POULE D’ESSAI DES POULAINS

Year

Winner

Sire

Sire Notes

2021

St Mark’s Basilica

Siyouni

Second in G1 Prix Jean Prat (1400m), won G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (1400m)

2020

Victor Ludorum

Shamardal

Dual French Classic winner

2019

Persian King

Kingman

Won G1 Jacques le Marois (1600m) & G1 Irish 2000 Guineas (1600m)

2018

Olmedo

Declaration of War

Won G1 Queen Anne (1600m), never raced in FR

2017

Brametot

Rajsaman

Won G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein (1600m), better as older horse

2016

The Gurkha

Galileo

Champion 3yr old, won G1 Derby (2400m), G1 Irish Derby (2400m) & G1 King George (2400m)

2015

Make Believe

Makfi

Won G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest (1600m) and G1 2000 Guineas (1600m)

2014

Karakontie

Bernstein

American stallion, G3 Railway Stakes (1200m) winner, never raced in FR

2013

Style Vendome

Anabaa

Won G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest (1600m)

2012

Lucayan

Turtle Bowl

Won G1 Prix Jean Prat (1400m)

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