French Horse Racing Tips
Horse racing is a big issue in France, with important meeting staking place on the flat and over jumps. Many of the finest National Hunt horses in Britain and Ireland began their career in France, and French flat racers are feared all over the world.
If you're looking for the latest news and tips regarding French racing, including tips for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, you've come to the right place.
French Racing Tips - Famous Meetings
The most famous horse race in France is undoubtedly the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. This 12-furlong Group One is the richest flat race in Europe, and has been won by many of flat racing's most famous horses.
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting takes place at the end of July, and nine Group One races will be staged during the two-week meeting at Paris Longchamp.
In May, Longchamp stages the French version of the 2000 Guineas, the 1000 Guineas. Chantilly racecourse stages the French versions of the Oaks and the Derby in June, while Deauville's major races all take place during August.
French Racing Tips Schedule (Major Meetings)
|May||Longchamp||French Guineas Meeting|
|June||Chantilly||French Derby Meeting|
|Saint Cloud||Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud|
|July||Longchamp||Grand Prix de Paris|
|Chantilly||Prix Jean Prat|
|August||Deauville||Prix Morny Meeting|
|September||Longchamp||Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe Trials Meeting|
|October||Longchamp||Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe Meeting|
|November||Saint-Cloud||Criterium de Saint-Cloud|