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.
Edition 2023 :
Marhaba Ya Sanafi clinched an impressive victory in the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains 2023, ahead of Isaac Shelby and Breizh Sky. This win will go down in history as the first Group 1 victory in France for trainer Andreas Schutz.