STORIES TO SHARE

MEETING WITH PROFESSIONALS

Instructors, riders, jockeys... zoom on these professionals who made their passion a job.

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Meeting with Antoine Bellanger
Yearling manager at the Haras de Monceaux


Antoine Bellanger and his team synergize their efforts to prepare the yearlings for the Deauville August Sales and take care of them. Zoom on an unusual sale.

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Meeting with Yves Talamo
Former Jockey


After riding for several years on the Clairefontaine tracks as a flat jockey, Yves Talamo is now glad to show this place to the visitors during guided visits. Let’s meet on the morning of racing days to visit the most flowered racecourse in France!

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Meeting with Jean-Edouard Mazery and Francisco Bensadon
President of the Deauville International Polo Club and professional player


The former chairs the Deauville International Polo Club, the latter participates to the final match of the Deauville Polo Cup. Jean-Edouard Mazery and Francisco "Pancho" Bensadon, two polo professionals, describe Deauville as the “heaven of polo”.

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Meeting with Stéphane and Anastasia Wattel
Horse trainer


Horse riding is a family affair. The racing horses trained by Stéphane Wattel have won about 1,000 competitions since 1992. Encouraged by her parents to study, Anastasia became a licensed racehorse trainer in February 2018, after eight years of practical learning experiences. Meet a father and his daughter on the tracks of Deauville. A story of passion, obstinacy and transmission.

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Meeting with Jean-Claude Rouget
Trainer


He is one of the best French trainers. Jean-Claude Rouget, who has been training racing horses winning over 6,000 competitions, explained to us why he has chosen Deauville to host part of his stable.

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Meeting with Ludovic Henry
Rider


Meeting with Ludovic Henry, Olympic rider sharing with us the world of dressage, and his horse After You with whom he participated to the latest Rio Olympic Games.

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Meeting with Franck Le Mestre
Director of the Deauville-La Touques racecourse


In Deauville, fresh air and sea are not just enjoyable by humans. Horses enjoy that too. The Deauville-La Touques racecourse usually hosts many people during the Deauville Barrière Meeting. Franck Le Mestre, racecourse director, tells us about those people taking care of thoroughbred horses.

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Meeting with Bertrand Lestrade and Barbara Guenet
Jumping jockey and amateur rider


The Grand Steeplechase is one of the flagship events at the Clairefontaine racecourse. During this event, Bertrand Lestrade, twice ‘Cravache d’Or en Obstacle’ (Golden Whip in Jumping) and Barbara Guenet, World Fegentri Champion in 2014, make us discover this impressive discipline.

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