Magny Cours earned his third victory at Listed level when he captured the Prix du Pays d’Auge by three-quarters of a length at Clairefontaine August 1.
Racing in third through the early stages of the race, the six-year-old gelding by Medaglia d’Oro forged to the lead at the half-mile marker and never looked back. He easily held off a late bid from Raabihah to post a comfortable three-quarter length win.
Bred in Kentucky by owner Godolphin, Magny Cours is out of the G1 winner Indy Five Hundred, who has also produced Listed winner Albert Park (by Street Sense) and G2-placed Ecliptic. Magny Cours’ half-sister, Magical Crown, is the dam of Listed winner Good Effort. Indy Five Hundred is also a half to multiple Graded winner Delta Princess, dam of G1 winners Royal Delta (twice Champion), Delta Prince and Crown Queen.
In addition to Magny Cours, Medaglia d’Oro’s 2021 Stakes winners include Golden Sixty (multiple G1 winner and recently named Horse of the Year in Hong Kong for the second consecutive year); Souper Escape (G3 Trillium Stakes); Vigilantes Way (G3 Eatontown Stakes); Risk Taking (G3 Withers); Beautiful Gift (G3 Santa Ysabel); Moonlight d’Oro (G3 Las Virgenes) and Navratilova (Tepin Stakes).