August 21, 2018

Deauville Cheval / The preparation of yearlings

Meeting with Antoine Bellanger before the big sales in August

Before entering the Arqana ring, the young thoroughbreds, which have never been ridden, are prepared in the stud farms in the region.
Antoine Bellanger oversees this conditioning for the Ecurie des Monceaux. It is the work of a whole team that he makes us discover, before hitting the road for Deauville.

It is a profession of know-how, small gestures, knowing how to observe horses, something that you cannot do if you are not passionate

Yearling sales

Zuzanna Lupa


Deauville is the first place to sell thoroughbreds in France and the second on the European market. We can no longer count the number of stars on the grassy tracks that were awarded during the famous "Deauville sales", which have today become a real quality label in the racing sphere. The Salle Elie de Brignac had its first sale in 1892. Today, governed by the company Arqana, it hosts seven auctions throughout the year, three of which are for yearlings, two for training horses and “ready” horses. to run ”, and two livestock and mixed sales.

on horseback in Deauville

In Deauville, the alleys are cavalier and the houses are named after galloping cracks. It is one of the few places where you can take your horse for the weekend or play polo all year round. You can also buy a horse with others, meet the best jockeys in the world, learn aerobatics, gallop on the beach in the early morning, train with a horse riding pro back from the Olympics.
Stories that we share every day and that are transmitted for the pleasure of thousands of visitors who have chosen Deauville for years.
Being a horse capital in Deauville means living all these stories and leaving with the pleasure still at hand to have touched a whole world with your finger.

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