The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains is the first Group 1 race of the year for three-year-old colts over a distance of one mile.
The French equivalent to England’s 2,000 Guineas, the race is the first major test for the new generation.
A decisive race in terms of its ability to shape the season, it provides an indication as to whether the participants can move up to a mile and two and a half furlongs at the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club or stay at this distance.
A landmark event in the early stages of the season, it is the first chapter in a story that will run until October.
ENGLISH-TRAINED MODERN GAMES DASHES TEXAS’ DREAMS
English colt Modern Games won the 2022 Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains, the crowning event for 3 year-old milers.