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How many French Group 1 races are there?

Historical racecourses Of these, 27 Group 1 races are run and form a third of the European total at this level. These Groups 1 rendezvous include worldwine known Prix de Diane, Prix du Jockey Club, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

How many races does France have?

France offers a rich and diversified racing programme. With over 155 racecourses (plus another 100 reserved for trotting), the Hexagon boasts the highest number of racecourses in Europe.

What is a Class 1 Listed race?

Group One, Group 1, Grade I or G1 is the term used for the highest level of Thoroughbred and Standardbred stakes races in many countries. To attain or maintain a Group One status, the average rating for the first four finishers in the race must be 115 or higher over a three-year period.

What is a Group 2 race?

Group 2 and 3 races are still of high importance but are a step or two below the top tier in terms of quality. In these races the weights are calculated in a similar manner to Group 1 contests, but there is also the addition of penalties to make the races more competitive.

What was the greatest horse race in France?

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Location Longchamp Racecourse Paris, France
Inaugurated 1920
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Qatar
Race information

Is there horse racing in Germany?

Group 1 Racing in Germany Some of the race courses in Germany are known as the best in Europe and one of them is Iffezhiem Racecourse, also referred to as the home of horse racing in Germany. The biggest race is the Deutsches Derby, which was established in 1869 and is ran at Hamburg each year.

Where is racing in France?

Racing 92

Founded 1890 (Racing Club) 2001 (merged clubs)
Location Nanterre, France
Ground(s) Paris La Défense Arena (Capacity: 30,681)
President Jacky Lorenzetti
Official website

Is there horse racing in France?

France is well known for Horse Racing, Chantilly, Deauville and Saint-Cloud are also beautiful places to enjoy French horse racing.

Is a chase a flat race?

Different horses usually excel at either hurdling or chasing. These are flat races (i.e. with no jumps) designed for horses that are just starting to race in order to allow them to gain a bit of experience over longer distances.

What is class 4 in horse racing?

Class 4 Handicaps 0-100 and 0-115 and Novice Handicaps 0-100 and 0-115. Class 5 Handicaps 0-85 and 0-95 and Novice Handicaps 0-85 and 0-95. Class 6 National Hunt Flat Races and Hunter’s Steeplechases.

What is Group 3 in horse racing?

You can read more about different ratings in horse racing here! Class 1 – Official Ratings 96+. Features Classics and subdivided into Groups 1, 2 and 3. Class 2 – Official Ratings range from 86-100, 91-105, 96-110. Class 3 – Official Ratings range from 76-90 and 81-95.

When is the first Group 1 race in France?

The Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas) and Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) will be the first Group 1 races of the French season at Longchamp on Monday, June 1 – a national public holiday for ‘Pentecost Monday’.

Which is the most famous horse racing race in France?

France has one of the most popular horse racing industries in Europe. It is home to the world famous Group 1, Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe held at Longchamp Racecourse. Other Group 1’s include the Grand Prix de Paris, the Prix du Jockey Club (the French Derby) and the Prix de Diane.

When do the French races start in May?

French racing restarts on May 11 in the French capital with a bang as Longchamp hosts the Group 2 Prix d’Harcourt (2000m) for older horses plus the Prix de Fontainebleau (1600m) and Prix de la Grotte (1600m), Group 3 races that are crucial lead up events for each Guineas.

When is the French Grand Prix in Longchamp?

The Prix Ganay (2100m), originally scheduled for last Saturday (April 25) as the season-opening Group 1 race, has been shifted to Longchamp on June 14.