Deauville race course. Deauville is a glamorous seaside town 2 hours from Paris which boasts 5 star hotels, a snazzy Casino and 2 beautiful race courses. Touques and Clairefontaine. The Hippodrome de Touques organised a series of top class Gr1 Listed races through August, with Europe’s most successful race Horses, Trainers, and the international Owners who invest considerably in their passion. The racing at the Deauville race courses have been exceptionally exciting this year.
The races are organised by France Galop.
Recently appointed France Galop Director General is Olivier Delloye. After 10 years working at Arqana the Yearling Sales Agency, that the Prince Aga Khan invests in, Monsieur Delloye was appointed to the organisation that owns several race courses & that organises the horse racing in France. Keenly awaited is the re-opening of Longchamp in October 2017, in time for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Longchamp is owned by the city of Paris, but is leased to France Galop. More than 6500 races are organised each year. France Galop operates Auteil, Saint Cloud,Chantilly,Maisons-Lafitte, as well as the Deauville race courses.
France Galop controls the voting rights of of the PMU, (pari-mutuel-urbain) who manage track & off-track betting operations on their behalf.
France Galop is keen to develop French race horse breeding.