In May 2017 QIPCO was announced as the new title partner of the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, one of the highlights of the international racing calendar.
With prize-money of 1.5 Million Euros (857.000 Euros to the winner), the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club is the second richest race in France. If the winner is bred in France or is an assimilated French bred, the total prize-money for the winner will reach 1.4 Million Euros, making the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club the richest “Derby” in Europe.
The QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club is not only the most prestigious prize for three-year-olds in France, it is also a stepping stone to major races in the international calendar. The 2016 winner Almanzor went on to win the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown and the Champion Stakes at Ascot (both sponsored by QIPCO). At the end of the season Almanzor was the highest rated horse trained in Europe.
QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club
"We are delighted to be the title partner of the Prix du Jockey Club. It is one of the most important races in Europe with an amazing history and an impressive record of winners, including the likes of Montjeu and Shamardal, who have been a major influence on the breed."
- Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani