Prix Ganay Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 399 Horse Racing

We look at the Prix Ganay ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 1m2½f at Longchamp to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Prix Ganay.

Prix Ganay Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Prix Ganay Preview

Scheduled to take place in either late April or early May at the Longchamp racecourse is the Prix Ganay, a race that is open to runners who are aged four or older and is contested over 2,100m (1m2½f) on the turf.

Established in 1889, the race was originally over 100m shorter and known as the Prix des Sablons until being renamed in honour of Jean de Ganay in 1949.

Runners from this race can go on to compete in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with Waldgeist (2019) being the last to win both races in the same season.

Prix Ganay Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Longchamp tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal Races in France section for links to these.

How competitive is the Prix Ganay market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2012 when the race had an over-round of 112%. The race in 2016 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 131%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Prix Ganay, the over-round has been 120%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £120 which is bet.

Prix Ganay Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Prix Ganay next time out then you would have backed a total of 4 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -9.81. Before placing your bet on the 2025 Prix Ganay see which other runners today are being backed on the racing predictions page.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was Sottsass, trained by J-C Rouget and ridden by Cristian Demuro who set the fastest winning time in the Prix Ganay, the runner won the race in a time of 2:06.38 when winning the race in 2020. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Mme C Barande-Barbe and jockey Olivier Peslier with Cirrus Des Aigles who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:18.90 in the 2012 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Prix Ganay over the last 20 renewals:

  1. Sottsass (2:06.38) in 2020
  2. Planteur (2:07.29) in 2011
  3. Dariyan (2:07.72) in 2016

Prix Ganay Past Winners

Here are the Prix Ganay past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Prix Ganay as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorse (Drawn)Info
Haya Zark (FR)
5yo 9-2 (8 of 9) 19/1
Alexis Pouchin
Adrien Fouassier (FR)
Iresine (FR)
6yo 9-2 (7 of 7) 43/10
Mlle Marie Velon
J-P Gauvin (FR)
State Of Rest (IRE)
4yo 9-2 (6 of 6) 63/10
Shane Crosse
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
Mare Australis (IRE)
4yo 9-2 (1 of 7) 5/2
Pierre-Charles Boudot
A Fabre (FR)
Sottsass (FR)
4yo 9-2 (4 of 5) 1/1F
Cristian Demuro
J-C Rouget (FR)
Waldgeist (GB)
5yo 9-2 (1 of 5) 17/5
Pierre-Charles Boudot
A Fabre (FR)
Cracksman (GB)
4yo 9-2 (7 of 7) 3/5F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
Cloth Of Stars (IRE)
4yo 9-2 (3 of 7) 6/5F
Mickael Barzalona
A Fabre (FR)
Dariyan (FR)
4yo 9-2 (11 of 10) 6/4F
Christophe Soumillon
A De Royer-Dupre (FR)
Cirrus Des Aigles (FR)
9yo 9-2 (7 of 7) 3/1
Christophe Soumillon
Mme C Barande-Barbe (FR)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Prix Ganay have been based:

  • FR: 15 winners with an additional 23 placings from 108 runners
  • IRE: 3 winners with an additional 1 placing from 11 runners
  • GER: 1 winner with an additional 2 placings from 13 runners
  • GB: 1 winner with an additional 1 placing from 13 runners
  • HK: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 1 runner
  • CZE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Prix Ganay Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Prix Ganay over the last 20 renewals is A Fabre who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Cutlass Bay (2010), Cloth Of Stars (2017), Waldgeist (2019) and Mare Australis (2021). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Prix Ganay are Mme C Barande-Barbe (3 wins) and A P O'Brien (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Prix Ganay trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

A Fabre19-4-6-6.90-4.56
Mme C Barande-Barbe5-3-4+5.12+3.22
A P O'Brien8-2-3-1.76-1.86
A De Royer-Dupre11-1-4-8.50-6.43
M Delzangles7-1-3-0.50-0.21
E Lellouche4-1-2-2.00-1.07
J E Pease4-1-2-2.38-1.68
J-P Gauvin3-1-1+2.30+0.69
Mario Hofer3-1-1+1.50+0.10
J-C Rouget3-1-1-1.00-1.37

Prix Ganay Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Prix Ganay over the last 20 renewals is Christophe Soumillon who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Dylan Thomas (2007), Planteur (2011), Cirrus Des Aigles (2014 & 2015) and Dariyan (2016). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Prix Ganay are Olivier Peslier (2 wins) and Pierre-Charles Boudot (2 wins). There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Prix Ganay, Stephane Pasquier has ridden a total of 11 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Prix Ganay jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Christophe Soumillon16-5-6-1.56-4.43
Olivier Peslier9-2-5-2.88+0.21
Pierre-Charles Boudot7-2-4+0.90+2.99
Maxime Guyon10-1-3-8.00-4.40
Mickael Barzalona7-1-1-4.80-5.25
Thierry Jarnet4-1-1+2.50+0.44
Ioritz Mendizabal3-1-1-0.37-1.02
Cristian Demuro3-1-2-1.00+0.13
Alexis Pouchin2-1-2+18.00+11.45
Johnny Murtagh2-1-1+2.80+1.38

Prix Ganay Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +6.37 is when runners had 1 season place. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners carried 125lbs, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-27.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2024: Winner in 8 (4,6) [9 Runners]
  • 2023: Winner in 7 (5) [7 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 6 (5) [6 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 1 (4) [7 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 4 (2) [5 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Prix Ganay is Longchamp, there has been a total number of 8 winners of this race who ran at Longchamp last time out. The next best courses which have produced the second most winners are Ascot and Meydan, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 120 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 27 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Prix Ganay:

  • Even Top (3 Wins)
  • Danehill (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Haya Zark in 2024, winning for Adrien Fouassier at odds of 19/1 under the guidance of Alexis Pouchin. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 10 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2025 Prix Ganay remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page. All figures and trends above, such as the horse's previous runs are based on the information that is available on the racing post.

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Prix Ganay Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for International racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing analyst with over 15 years of experience, delves into the intricacies of international horse racing, meticulously analyzing complex statistical data to uncover hidden trends. He spearheads the creation and management of OLBG's international horse racing trend blogs, providing valuable insights for bettors worldwide.

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