June 27, 2018

A new race Sunday and a new Group 1 in Deauville

The race calendar in Deauville is enriched with a new date

Sunday, July 8, 2018, a new gallop race meeting will kick off the summer season at the Deauville - La Touques racetrack on the occasion of the Qatar Prix Jean Prat. The latter had previously argued at Chantilly.


Qatar Jean Prat Prize

Prix ​​du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard - Jacques le Marois 2017 EpiqE

The addition of this grand prize to the Deauvillais calendar gives the Normandy racetrack an additional race labeled Group 1, the level of excellence of the Gallop. Deauville now hosts 8 Group 1 races (6 for English thoroughbreds and 2 for Arabian thoroughbreds).
The Qatar Prix Jean Prat confronts horses, male and female, 3 years old on a race of 1.600 meters in a straight line. This grand prize offers spectators a taste of the Deauville Barrière Meeting which will take place this year from Sunday July 28 to Wednesday August 29.
Indeed, the horses that stand out in the Qatar Prix Jean Prat often take date for the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard - Jacques Le Marois, the most endowed race (€ 1 million in allowances) of the Deauville Meeting Barrière, which will be contested on Sunday August 12 over the same distance and also in a straight line.

To venture even further...

There are several categories of races: Group 1, 2 and 3 races, Listed Races, handicap races and conditions races.
The registration conditions for starters of a race meet three criteria regardless of the category of race: age, gender and race.

Alexis Toureau

What is a group race?
The group races bring together the best horses and their aim is to identify the champions who will become breeders (stallions and broodmares). At the very top of the classification of these selection races are the Group 1 races. They constitute the level of excellence of the races and make it possible to reveal and confirm horses that combine exceptional qualities. Races such as the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the Prix du Jockey Club, the Prix de Diane Longines, or the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris belong to this category. Each year, there are only 27 Group 1 flat events (8 of which are run in Deauville) and 9 for the Obstacle in France. Then come those of Group 2 and those of Group 3.


Listed Races, or access to Group races.
They are considered as a stage before entering the Group races. Like the Group races, the Listed races are selection races of the best champions who will then be selected for reproduction. The list of all these selection races (Groups and Listed Races) is subject to the agreement of a European body, the European Pattern Committee.
The winners of the selection races are listed in bold, like those of the group race winners, in the auction catalogs. These “black types” give more value to the horse for sale.

Handicap races
In theory, these races oppose horses which all have the same chances of winning the test.
For this, the handicappers of France Galop assign a weight-bearing value to the horses in view of its previous performances. This value is readjusted after each race.


Condition races
These events are open to horses meeting the qualification criteria for the race. The conditions are mainly linked to the prize list and the winnings of a horse. From 2017, a distinction according to the age of the horses is implemented.
For young horses (2 and 3 years old), a distinction is made: races for unreleased (horses that have never raced), races for Maiden (horses that have never won) and Class 1 races or 2 for horses having won one or more times.
For horses of age (4 years old and above), the races are identified by letter, the most selective being those classified A then B, D, E, F.
The architecture of the program is pyramidal: it forces horses that have won in a category to go to the next level.

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More information

Sunday July 8 - Hippodrome Deauville La touques - Start of operations: 13:35 p.m.
Entrance from 8 euros (5 euros at reduced rate) and free for children and young people under 18.


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