Princess Charlene and Prince Jacques step out for horse race

Crown Prince Jacques has accompanied mum Princess Charlene to a charity horse racing event in the French Riviera, and the four-year-old has once again stolen the show.

From left to right: Gareth Wittstock, General Secretary of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, Louis Nègre, Senator of the Alpes-Maritimes and mayor of Cagnes-sur-mer, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Crown Prince Jacques, François Forcioli-Conti, President of Société des Courses de la Côte d’Azur
and Dominique de Bellaigue, President of Trot Français © Eric Mathon / Palais Princier

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Prize – Charity Race was held on 19th July and is  organised each year at the Cagnes-sur-Mer Racecourse by the Société des Courses de la Côte d’Azur and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. In addition to Princess Charlene, the young Prince and his uncle Gareth Wittstock, who also happens to be General Secretary of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, there were a host of sporting celebrities including New Zealand rugby players Duncan Paia’aua, Julian Savea and Liam Justin Messam, Australian cyclist David Tanner and Italian K1 Kickboxing World Champion Federico Vella.

They were there to support the 15 different charities who had a horse entered in the event, which was used to help raise money for their respective causes. They included Fight Aids Monaco, Monaco Red-Cross, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, Saint Vincent de Paul, and SNSM Menton.

But the winner was a horse named Fantasia de Ligny, who won 10,000€ for the association ‘Children and Future’.

Princess Charlene of Monaco giving the award to Stéphane Cingland riding Fantasia de Ligny’s © Eric Mathon / Palais Princier

Second place went to Fresh News racing for the French Red-Cross Cagnes-sur-Mer, who won 6,000€, while Fifi Impératrice came in third place for Cœur de Course, with 4,000€ prize money.

The remaining 11 entrants received 3,000€ each.