DEAUVILLE-LA TOUQUES, FIRST FLAT RACECOURSE

There are two categories of gallop races, those with obstacles and those without obstacles, called "flat". It is on the racecourse of Deauville-La Touques that we can see the most of them during the year. It is particularly famous for the races on its long straight line! It deserves its nickname of "4 seasons" racecourse with its program of about forty days of flat races, the discipline where the speed of thoroughbreds is expressed. In 2003, Deauville-La Touques was the first racecourse to inaugurate a fibrous sand track, which allows it to organize races in winter, when the snow whitens the Normandy countryside. Its grass track takes over during the summer months, sometimes at night thanks to its new generation lighting.

Valentin DESBRIEL - Scoopdyga
Valentin DESBRIEL - Scoopdyga

WHAT IF YOU CAME FOR THE SUMMER MEETING?

During the month of August, the Deauville-La Touques racecourse concentrates a program of unparalleled richness and diversity over a period of twenty days, including no less than six Group 1 races, the highest level of the equestrian competition scale. For a month, the world's greatest thoroughbred owners and representatives of the major French and international racing houses will meet at Deauville. Crack jockeys from all over the world, seduced by the excellence of the program, particularly appreciate participating in the meeting.

THE TRAINING CENTER

Deauville-La Touques occupies a very special place among French racecourses, as it is complemented by a Racehorse Training Center, known as one of the largest in Europe. It welcomes over 400 horses all year round, and over 700 in summer!
> Discover the training center here

HORSE RACING SCHOOL

The racecourse has also been home to the AFASEC (Association de Formation et d'Action Sociale des Écuries de Courses) since 1988, a horseracing school which aims to train the best riders (gallop horses) and drivers (trotting horses).

Valentin DESBRIEL - Scoopdyga

The race calendar

All dates here

8 must-see races

 

The Meeting de Deauville Barrière is renowned for its prestigious gallop races! Over the course of a month, 8 races will see the best French and international riders compete. At the end of July, the Haras d'Etreham Prix Jean Prat offers spectators a foretaste of the summer season. Then it's all over: the Prix Rothschild opens the ball, followed by the Prix Maurice de Gheest, Al Rayyan Cup Prix Kesberoy & Doha Cup Prix Manganate, Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois and Sumbe Prix Morny. As every year, the Lucien Barrière Grand Prix de Deauville closes the meeting.

 

DISCOVER THE 8 RACES HERE

THIS WAY TO THE VISIT !

In summer, the Deauville-La Touques racecourse puts on a whole circuit to introduce the public to the ins and outs of horse racing. Among other things, a race simulator lets you experience the race like a jockey, and coaches accompany visitors for an introduction to betting. Children won't be outdone by the Galop Kids Village, packed with horse-related fun: inflatable games, pony rides, games with small horses... There's plenty to keep the whole family entertained all summer long.

 

> All activities on the racecourse in detail here

 

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Our tourist information offices :

DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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TOUQUES TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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