Horse racing in Deauville




The two racecourses at Deauville, an international equestrian showcase and regional pole of attraction, are the setting for prestigious races, thoroughbred sales, a polo championship, equestrian competitions, and a carriage competition. In 2010, the “Pôle International du Cheval”, became the latest addition to the Deauville facilities.

The first official flat race in Deauville was held in 1863 on a temporary racecourse on the beach. The Deauville-La Touques racecourse was inaugurated in 1864, even before the church was built! The racecourse became the place to be and be seen. But it quickly became clear that a second racecourse was needed. In1924, the Municipality of Deauville bought the Clairefontaine site in Tourgéville, and the “Petit Clairefontaine” with its Norman architecture was inaugurated in 1928.

Fifty percent of the winners of horse races and equestrian sports in France were born, bred and trained in the region. Deauville has one of France's largest racehorse training centres. Opened in 1983, it can accommodate 300 horses on an annual basis (600 in summer). Its school, A.F.A.S.E.C, provides courses in the equestrian professions.


Deauville-La-Touques racecourse

Located in the heart of the town, the racecourse makes its own contribution to the unique local atmosphere. With meetings during the seven month season, including in winter thanks to its special “all-weather track”, it is one of the leading flat racecourses in France. It draws an international clientele of connoisseurs attracted by the prestige of its races, but succeeds in combining conviviality with pageantry.


Schedule 2013 at Deauville-La Touques :

March : 1st, 7th and 8th
June : 29th
July : 3rd, 4th, 5th, 27th, 28th and 30th
August : 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, 26th and 27th
October : 22nd and 23rd
December :
3rd, 4th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 27th and 29th

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Rates : Admission 3 euros only in Summer – Under 18: no charge.

Guided tours : every Sunday, day of races, during the afternoon in July and August.

Services :
Restaurants: “ La Toque“ and“ Les Jardins du Paddock “ (by reservation: +33 (0)2 31 14 20 53 - +33 (0)2 31 14 31 14), snack “ Les Haras “ and “ Les Casaques “.

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

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Deauville Clairefontaine racecourse

It is the only racecourse on the Normandy coast providing competitions in three specialities (flat, trotting and obstacles), with races in July, August and October. Each summer, every meeting is associated with a theme (ecology, luck, children, the local region, etc.) with a wealth of related activities.


Schedule 2013 at Deauville-Clairefontaine :

June : 28th
July : 2nd, 8th, 20th, 26th and 29th
August : 3rd, 5th, 8th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 22nd, 24th and 28th
October : 21st and 25th

copyrights : hippodrome Deauville-Clairefontaine

Rates : Admission 3 euros only in Summer – Under 18: no charge.

Guided tours : every morning, on race days at 10:00 am (2:00 pm on evening race days) in July and August. Free admission. Departure from the Information desk.

Services :
Restaurants: Panoramic restaurant and “ La Terrasse “ (reservation: +33 (0)6 72 96 23 11), snack, picnic baskets, catering for groups.
Child minding centre for children from 3 to 10 years (subject to availability), creative activities, pony tours, cart rides, baby cars...

Route de Clairefontaine - F-14800 Tourgéville (3 km)
Tél. : +33 (0)2 31 14 69 00

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