The Prix Rothschild, an incredible straight line race!
It opens the meeting at the end of July/beginning of August

This Group 1 race, the highest level of the competition, is reserved for mares aged 3 and over. It is run over a distance of 1,600 meters, the Mile, which emphasizes speed. A spectacular race for the public because the pack, launched at more than 60 Km/h, passes at the level of the racetrack, a few centimeters from the spectators!

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LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest, a rare confrontation between Sprinters and Milers
Early August

This is one of the most eagerly awaited races at the Deauville Barrière Meeting, as it is one of the only European meetings at the intermediate distance of 1,300 meters. Thanks to this originality, this race run in a straight line allows an interesting and unusual confrontation between the sprinters, specialists in distances between 1,000 and 1,200 meters, and the Milers, whose preferred distance is 1,600 meters.

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The spectacular Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard - Jacques Le Marois and its record prize money
It is also run in a straight line over a distance of 1,600 meters. It is the most highly endowed grand prix of the Deauville Barrière Meeting with 1 million euros to be shared by the top five finishers. Open to horses, males and females, aged 3 years and over, it can pit young hopefuls against their confirmed elders. Champions come from all over Europe for this race and sometimes even from further away. It is one of the most spectacular races of the Meeting.


Al Rayyan Cup Prix Kesberoy & Doha Cup Prix Manganate, Arabian thoroughbreds enter the ring
Early August
These two Group 1 races feature Arabian thoroughbreds. One is for 3 year old horses and the second for 4 year old horses and more, i.e. horses already confirmed. The Arabian thoroughbreds are at the origin of the most popular breed in gallop races, the English thoroughbred. In the 18th century, oriental stallions were crossed with English broodmares, thus giving birth to the English thoroughbred breed, renowned for its speed.


The Darley Prix Morny, the consecration of the best young sprinter
Around August 20th
This straight-line event is run over a short distance of 1,200 meters at a high speed of more than 60 km/h when crossing the finish post. The young champions have barely one minute, the race clock, to make the difference! On the same day, the Deauville-La Touques racecourse also hosts the Darley Prix Jean Romanet, another Group 1 race for 4-year-old mares run over 2,000 meters. The Darley Prix Jean Romanet is a preparatory stage for the Qatar Prix Vermeille, run three weeks later at Paris-Longchamp. Its record of achievement includes some of the greatest European champions of the young century. 


The Lucien Barrière Grand Prix of Deauville, the race that announces the continuation
Last weekend of August
This race, labelled Group 2, is reserved for English thoroughbreds aged 3 and over. It takes place over the rare distance of 2,500 meters which requires speed and stamina. It is not uncommon for the winner to set his or her sights on the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the world's greatest race held in October at the Hippodrome de Paris-Longchamp.


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