Prix de l'Opéra

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Prix de l'Opéra Race Facts

  • Location: Longchamp Racecourse, Paris, France
  • Inaugural Race: 1974
  • Distance: 2,000 metres (1 1/4 miles)
  • Track Type: Right-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Fillies & mares, Three-year-olds and up
  • 2023 Purse: $531,000
  • 2023 Race Date: Sunday, October 1st

2023 Prix de l'Opéra Race Results

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / SHOW
12
Blue Rose Cen
Aurelien Lemaitre / Christopher Head
$5.40 / $3.00
11
Jackie Oh
Ryan Moore / A P O'Brien
$5.80
9
Lumiere Rock
Dylan Browne McMonagle / Joseph Patrick O'Brien
$4.20
3
Al Husn
Jim Crowley / Roger Varian
4
State Occasion
Rossa Ryan / Ralph Beckett
8
Excellent Truth
Maxime Guyon / M Delcher Sanchez
6
Jannah Rose
Christophe Soumillon / C Laffon-Parias
1
Darkaniya
Mickael Barzalona / F-H Graffard
2
Stay Alert
Oisin Murphy / Hughie Morrison
10
Muskoka
Lukas Delozier / Henk Grewe

Exotic Payoffs:

  • $1.00 Quinella (12-11) Paid: $18.30

Watch the 2023 Prix de l'Opéra

Prix de l'Opéra Race History

The Prix de l'Opéra is Group I flat thoroughbred horse race run each year at the Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France. Inaugurated in 1974, the race was initially classified as a Group 2 race and contested at 1,850 metres. In 2000, the race was extended to 2,000 metres and elevated to Group 1 status.

A few notable winners include European Champion Three-Year-Old FIllies: Mandesha (2006) and Petrushka (2000). In 2020, Tarnawa won the race prior to taking first at the Breeders' Cup Turf later that year.

As part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge Series, the winner automatically qualifies for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

Prix de l'Opéra Past Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey / Trainer
Distance / Time
2023
Blue Rose Cen
Aurelien Lemaitre / Christopher Head
1¼ M / 2:03.71
2022
Place Du Carrousel
Mickael Barzalona / André Fabre
1¼ M / 2:12.64
2021
Rougir
Maxime Guyon / Cedric Rossi
1¼ M / 2:11.15
2020
Tarnawa
Christophe Soumillon / Dermot Weld
1¼ M / 2:12.87
2019
Villa Marina
Olivier Peslier / Carlos Laffon-Parias
1¼ M / 2:09.09
2018
Wild Illusion
William Buick / Charlie Appleby
1¼ M / 2:04.32
2017
Rhododendron
Seamie Heffernan / Aidan O'Brien
1¼ M / 2:03.60
2016
Speedy Boarding
Frederik Tylicki / James Fanshawe
1¼ M / 2:02.03
2015
Covert Love
Pat Smullen / Hugo Palmer
1¼ M / 2:04.43
2014
We Are
Thierry Jarnet / Freddy Head
1¼ M / 2:02.43