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In the heart of Deauville, the Deauville-La-Touques racecourse was imagined when the Deauville urban plan was created in 1860. It was designed by the architect Saint-Germain - also architect of the Vincennes racetrack and built, like Deauville - on old dry marshes. It was inaugurated on August 28, 1864 by the Duke of Morny.

From the end of the 1880th century to the present day, the Deauville-La Touques racecourse will be overhauled many times. In 1919, construction of the pavilion of scales, in 2000, the Second Empire style grandstands were rebuilt on the initiative of Count Jacques Le Marois (capacity: 1921 spectators). In 1991, the Société d'Encouragement bought land south of the racecourse and installed stables built by Charles Adda. At the end of October 2, two additional race meetings were held. It is the birth of an autumn meeting. A 000 meter long sand track (with rubber fibers and an oil for the binder) was inaugurated on July 6, 2003. Usable for training and racing whatever the weather, even in winter, it helps preserve the grassy track. Thus is scheduled for the first time in December 2003 a meeting with meetings in December and January.

Stéphane Wattel

"For the Gallop races, Deauville is central. The race program at the Deauville-La Touques racetrack, which is spread out over the year, offers many possibilities for running horses trained on the spot."

Stéphane Wattel Deauville racing horse trainer

With an area of ​​75 hectares - including 20 tracks - and a capacity of 10 people including 000 in the stands, Deauville-La Touques consists of three tracks: two in grass and one in fiber sand. The grass tracks are 2 meters long (straight track) and 000 meters long (round track). The fiber-sand track measures 1 meters. In the center of the racetrack: three polo fields on which the famous Lucien Barrière Deauville Polo Cup tournament takes place.

On the remaining 55 hectares of the racetrack, Deauville-La Touques offers a large village. A “reception-information” kiosk with binocular rental, a shop, a games village and a “play for the first time…” space are available to everyone. It is also possible to eat in 4 different places.

32 avenue Hocquart de Turtot
F-14800 Deauville
+33 (0)2 31 14 20 00

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