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4 june 2017

Chantilly racecourse

open gates 11.30 am

CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RACECOURSES.
WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE CHÂTEAU AND THE STABLES, IT PROVIDES A STUNNING BACKDROP FOR A LEGENDARY RACE.
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A splendid backdrop for blossoming talents

Chantilly… An exceptional venue in more ways than one.

Its colourful history began in the Middle Ages, and horses have always played a central role in the estate.

From a medieval fortress to a luxurious château, the Chantilly estate has been witness to a great many adventures over the centuries. Today, its racecourse plays hosts to some of France’s greatest races.

 Chantilly is also Europe’s largest training centre, and boasts some impressive figures:

-          Almost 3,000 horses present on site every day

-          1,900 hectares of land

-          120 hectares of turf track, 120 km of synthetic fibresand track

-          A 12-km jumps racing course

-          One dirt course (sand, silt and clay). 

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The racecourse…

A veritable Temple of Speed, the racecourse was inaugurated in 1834 and sits opposite the Château’s stunning stables (which used to house 240 horses!). Nestled in the heart of a breathtaking estate, surrounded by a forest and the Le Nôtre gardens, and sharing the spotlight with the buildings’ flamboyant architecture, this 65-hectare course has become the emblem of French horse racing. Its facilities include:

-          A long track (or Jockey Club Track) measuring a mile-and-a-half (3-furlong home straight, 10-metre uphill climb over the last 4 furlongs, courses ranging from one to three miles)

-          A 6-furlong Sprint

-          A medium track measuring 1 mile 2 ¾ furlongs

-          A round track (courses ranging from 7 furlongs to a mile-and-a-half)

-          A fibresand track measuring a mile and 1 ½ furlongs, which runs on the inside of the turf track 

Owners’ Garden

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A prestigious prize to be won