The Prix de Paris “Marathon Race”, scheduled for Sunday February 28 at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes, will close the Prix d’Amérique Races ZEturf competition. This Group I will also be the third Ultimate Final, after the Prix d’Amérique “Legend Race” and the Prix de France “Speed Race”. The champions will compete over 4,150 meters, or two laps of the Parisian Grande Piste, a very long course which is perfectly suited to competitors who also shine in the uphill, the other discipline of Trotting. Several tenors of racing under the saddle have won the Prix de Paris “Marathon Race” in the past. The penultimate episode is dedicated to Jag de Bellouet.
A precocious subject, Jag de Bellouet made his debut at the mounted trot, quickly revealing great potential. He won a Group II at 3, on his fifth outing. The resident of Christophe Gallier is however often at fault. His entourage tried him on the harness in January 2001, when he was 4 years old. He quickly signed his first victory in this discipline and rose to the top. He removed a Group II in November. He still lacks the consecration: a success in a Group I. He still has to wait three years. Glory finally arrives on January 18, 2004, and not in just any race. Jag de Bellouet triumphs in the Prix de Cornulier, the world championship under the saddle which he will win three times in all. He will not leave the highest level thereafter, regardless of the specialty. The bay horse followed with a splendid third place in the Prix d’Amérique “Legend Race”, then an honorary runner-up in the Prix de France “Speed Race”.
Arrives on February 15, 2004. Jag de Bellouet remains on three performances in only four weeks in the biggest confrontations. However, he does enter the Prix de Paris “Marathon Race”. The then 7-year-old crack was patient at the start of the course, then took the advantage with some 1,000 meters from the goal. At the peak of his art, Jag de Bellouet imposes himself detached from his opponents. This victory is the first in an impressive series of 13! The last was in the Prix d’Amérique “Legend Race” on January 30, 2005. After 115 races and 36 successes, Jag de Bellouet bowed out on January 28, 2007, at the age of 10. He will become a very good stallion. Chica de Joudes, who is competing in the Prix de Paris “Marathon Race” this Sunday, is part of his production.
Watch the victory of Jag de Bellouet in the Prix de Paris “Marathon Race” 2004 below: