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French Horse Racing Tips

Horse racing is a big issue in France, with important meetings taking 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)

Race/Meeting Title
April/May Longchamp Prix Ganay

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

Deauville Prix Rothschild

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