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The 2010 Prix du Jockey Club took place on Sunday 6 June at Chantilly.

By Khider Messaoud June 22 2010
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Chantilly is unique and, with France Galop having spent millions of Euros in upgrading the racecourse, it's one of my favourites in the world! Just look at the photos and you will agree with me.

The setting for Chantilly 2010 was ideal: sunny and hot with a slight breeze nicely refreshing the big Chantilly crowds who came in numbers  to witness a truly exciting raceday.. With 8 races on the card and the entertainement provided by the horsemen of the famous Cavaliers de Morachi, it was really a treat for all the punters young and old.

22 world class horses made it to start for this Jockey Club group 1 race, run over a distance of 2100 metre. The favourite amongst the English and French racegoers, Cape Blanco, trained by O'Brien and saddled by the experienced Jockey J.P. Murtagh, was a disappointement and was nowhere to be seen in the final straight (finished 10th).

The race was won by Andre Fabre's trained horse, Lope de Vega  (Shamardal USA & Lady Vettori GB) saddled by the young Jockey Maxime Guyon. The horse led from the start of the straight and was in front all the way to the finish. Another win for  Andre Fabre and for the Gestut Ammerland stables. Second was Planteur (IRE) and third was Pain Perdu.

About the Author

Khider Messaoud
Swinley Travel Ltd, trading as SwinleySport.com, are a specialist worldwide Tour Operator. They organise packaged tours and hospitality to the top worldwide Horse Racing events such as the Breeders Cup,The Kentucky Derby , The Japan and Singapore cups , the Melbourne Cup, The Dubai World Cup,The Irish & French Derbies and of course to the Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe in Paris'. They also feature, for trotting & harness racing, the Prix d'Amerique in Paris and the Elitloppet at Solvalla in Sweden.