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

173rd Waregem Koerse

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Waregem Koerse as planned on 31 August

Traditions do not need to be touched, even in strange Corona times like this. For a while, the rumour was that Waregem Koerse would be postponed one day to Wednesday 1 September, in the hope that more would be allowed in September.

“We have to take all possible scenarios into account in a special Corona year, but it is a tradition that Waregem Koerse takes place on the Tuesday after the last Sunday of August, so we do not want to change that”, explains general manager Bram Vandewalle. “And who knows, there may be more easing in the coming weeks.”

Arabian thoroughbreds

“We were equally certain that Waregem Koerse would be able to continue on 31 August in front of a limited audience. We are in constant contact with the government authorities, so we hope to get clarity soon about the exact measures and therefore also about the exact number of spectators. Waregem Koerse is a total experience that deserves a lot of people. All the usual ingredients will be present again. More than that, we also provide something completely new with a competition for Arabian thoroughbred horses. Waregem Koerse new look.”


A lot of attention is also paid to the charity. There are the duo races for companies again. All duos race for nice amounts that are donated to a charity that chooses a company within the broader framework of the UGent 4Brain Fund, founded by the renowned Professor Paul Boon. 4Brain researches brain disorders.

Ticket sales

It is clear that Waregem Koerse now shifts a few gears higher. “And important”, continues Bram Vandewalle, “we have been flexible. We have taken into account different scenarios. There are also new VIP formulas. Companies can welcome their guests in their own corona-free Club House, a private VIP tent, so to say.”

Of course, as many spectators as possible are also counted on on the middle square (tickets at 12 euros) and in the zone ‘weighing place’ (tickets at 25 euros), all in corona-free conditions. For tickets you can go to the website of Waregem Koerse, www.waregemkoerse.be from next Wednesday, 16June.

“It will be a 173rd edition that many people are already looking forward to”, waregem’s mayor Kurt Vanryckeghem also enthusiastically announces. “Waregem Koerse is the annual apotheosis of a week in which Waregem is central.”