Hall of fame

Previous winners Grote Steeple-Chase of Flanders

  Year         Horse                                         Jockey                                          Owner
1887 RedPath
1888 RedPath
1889 RedPath
1892 RedPath
1893 RedPath
1895 RedPath
1896 RedPath
1922 Ortie Van de Poele
1924 Ortie Van de Poele
1962 Misti de Peste Voss
1963 Dominico R. Couétil Couétil
1964 Pitchaut L.Boudin Arnublier
1965 Chifropa R.Géneau van Tieghem C.
1966 Arusiato Schyts Mme Borel
1967 Baladin Follett Desimp
1968 Saigon Légnin Couétil
1969 Ramses IV Fruies G. Couétil
1970 Vent du Nord Faillot D. Couétil J.
1971 Tanneguy Cherruau R. Chaignon R.
1972 Baroud Il Bouteloup R. Laguerre A.
1973 Maji Temmerman R. Camino S.
1974 Kildagin Sutherne J. Pilkinton T.
1975 Kildagin Sutherne J. Pilkinton T.
1976 Artimon II Cpt. Marlin B. Mme de Noalles
1977 Esnerac Gabard J.C. Mme Cornee C.
1978 Gottland Bouteloup R. Chevrollier R.
1979 Indore II Jouenne A. Mme Chaignon
1980 Castaplume Godefroy M. Carteaud M.
1981 Huggy Kazmierczak A. Van Landschoot A.
1982 Castaplume Donlores R. Carteaud M.
1983 Piggly Wiggly Bouteloup R. Kemseke Walter
1984 Jeroboam II Louveau A. Mme Ambroise R.
1985 Rosy Silver Fauliau M. Petitpas P.H.
1986 Kif Blois Henri Mme Chaignon Roger
1987 Nizami Moression M. Chaignon Roger
1988 Nikel III Bigot P. Mme Chapdelaine J.
1989 [Le Calin Smeulders F. Lemiale H.
1990 Noubatous Louveau A. Barenton A.
1991 Dakhla Lemartinel E. Ecurie Cheval Atlantique
1992 Tamoure II Daireaux J.P. Daireaux J.P.
1993 Umea IV Lemartinel E. Augonnet Y.
1994 Limonaire Sourzac Ph. Lelièvre J.L.
1995 Vaddyto Maussion Michel Chaignon Gilles
1996 Beau Noir Blois Henri Fertillet Loic
1997 Nommeo Potier O. Fertillet Yannick
1998 Beau Noir Fouchard Yannis. Fertillet Loic
1999 Geelong Desoutter D. Bordes E.
2000 Grailoorn de Mee Berra David Cohen C.
2001 Galapagos Guiheneuf J. Peltier Philippe
2002 Repere Guiheneuf J. Peltier Philippe
2003 Herculanum Milliere N. Van Landschoot J.
2004 The top Guiheneuf J. Lepage D.
2005 Gael D’angron Hondier X. Huyck D. / Van Mele
2006 Yalsadam Porcher S. Leray Eric
2007 Kan Nejd Terrien Hubert Guido Verkindere
2008 Royal Verrie Berra David Peltier Philippe
2009 Ocean D’or Blais A. Leray Eric
2010 Alpha Speed Juteau Stephan Follain Jérôme
2011 Royal Fou Marc-Antoine Dragon Patrick Quinton (Ecurie des Dunes)
2012 Martalin Jérome Zuliani Patrick Quinton (Ecurie des Dunes)
2013 Martalin Jérome Zuliani Patrick Quinton (Ecurie des Dunes)
2014 Royal Fou Jordan Duchêne Patrick Quinton (Ecurie des Dunes)
2015 Taupin Rochelais Thomas Beaurain Patrick Quinton (Ecurie des Dunes)
2016 Taupin Rochelais Thomas Beaurain Patrick Quinton (Ecurie des Dunes)
2017 Taupin Rochelais Thomas Beaurain Patrick Quinton (Ecurie des Dunes)
2018 Taupin Rochelais Thomas Beaurain Patrick Quinton (Ecurie des Dunes)
2019 Van Gogh du Granit David Noonan Fergus G. Wilson

Jens Dendoncker puts his shoulders to the wheel of Horse 4 Brain


Tickets on sale for Waregem Koers

In just over three months, many eyes will once again be on Waregem Koerse, still the oldest one-day sporting event in our country. On Tuesday 27 August, more than 35,000 spectators will once again be able to indulge in an afternoon of trotting and canter of the highest order. Among those 35,000 people, there are also 6,000 loyal VIPs who consider Waregem Koerse an event not to be missed as the start of the autumn.



 A total spectacle with top sport and entertainment that go hand in hand, but Waregem Koerse also wants to engage socially with, among other things, the Horse Race 4Brain for charity for the fourth year in a row. Just before the ING Great Steeple Chase, a number of Famous Flemings will compete against each other in duo sulky’s with the aim of raising money for more research into brain disorders. This year’s showpiece will be presenter and comedian Jens Dendoncker, himself an occasional victim of an epileptic seizure and ambassador of the Flemish Epilepsy League.

“So I’m going to try to collect as much money as possible for the Epilepsy League during the Horse Race 4Brain,” Jens explains, “and I also want to emphasize that epilepsy is really too often underestimated, but it is not the intention that only me and epilepsy will be in the spotlight. The 4Brain project of Professor Paul Boon, among others, should receive the greatest attention. That’s about all brain disorders.” In the meantime, it has been shown that not three but even more than four out of ten people will have to deal with a brain disorder in one way or another. Waregem Koerse is very happy that Jens Dendoncker is putting his shoulders to the wheel of this project.


Revenge for Quinton?

Of course, the Horse Race 4Brain is only part of the well-filled program. From half past one to seven o’clock, a total of no less than 10 races will be run, with the ING Great Steeple Chase as the eye-catcher halfway through. Will Polinuit of the French top trainer Nicolle succeed in winning for the third time in a row and will he thus enter the gallery of the very greatest of Waregem Koerse or will that other French top trainer Patrice Quinton succeed in winning again after two years without victory flowers. The prize pool proves that Waregem Koerse is alive: no less than € 361,000! This is an increase of €83,000 compared to last year. Below is the full program.


Crystal Cup

Waregem Koerse is part of the prestigious Crystal Cup, a series of 11 races in six European countries. The challenge, with a prize pool of €815,000, starts for the second year in Waregem and ends in May 2025 in Lion d’Angers, France.



The many fans of Waregem Koerse would like to experience it from the front row and can now buy their tickets via the website www.waregemkoerse.be. If you buy now, you buy cheaper! In the first wave – from now on – you pay € 13 for the central square, € 25 for the weighing area and € 60 for the seated grandstand. Waregem Koerse will continue to focus on sustainability and environmental awareness. For example, fans with a Waregem Koerse ticket can come to Waregem by train at half the price. Shuttle buses will be waiting at Waregem station to take them to the hippodrome.


Waregem Koerse Game

Waregem Koerse GameAnd for one fan, it can get even more crazy: the winner of the Waregem Koerse Game gets to participate in the Horse Race 4Brain in a duo sulky. To have a chance to win this unique moment, fans simply participate in the Waregem Koerse game. This can be found on the website from 31 May. The winner will be announced at the beginning of August.