Visit the Clairefontaine racecourse with a jockey

Let Yves Talamo, former jockey and winner of the tierce on several occasions, guide you.

S. Boyer-Engel

Although he was not destined for this career but for that of a restaurateur, he ran and won numerous races in the featherweight category (under 44 kg) in flat races for 32 years! When he retired, he decided to pass on his knowledge to the younger generation and became a trainer at the jockeys' school (AFASEC) and then a spotter at the Clairefontaine racecourse. Lookout?
It consists in signaling from the racetrack the slightest incident of race. He also shares his passion for horses during guided tours, sometimes accompanied by Louis Auriemma, also known as Luigi, also a former jockey who trains future competitors. These two experts in the field will be your guides for a two-hour visit to the heart of the racetrack - which they know like the back of their hand - with stories and anecdotes.

Go behind the scenes at Clairefontaine with Yves Talamo

Practical information

Come to the scales at 10am (or 2pm on days of semi-night racing) to discover the official weighing of the jockeys and to immerse yourself in the world of horses until the excitement of the start of the competition!

Deauville-Clairefontaine racetrack
Route de Clairefontaine
14800 Tourgéville


Contact us:
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices :

Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
See opening hours

Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
See opening hours

32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
See opening hours

40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
See opening hours

20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
See opening hours

Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
See opening hours