The jockey Thomas Gueguen and Bipolaire win the Prix La Haye Jousselin 2017

48H DE L'OBSTACLE

3RD & 4TH NOVEMBER 2018 AUTEUIL RACECOURSE

48 HOURS OF RACING ACTION

1 2 INTENSE RACE DAYS!

DISCOVER A SPECTACULAR SPORT!


The 48 Heures de l’Obstacle is a weekend bursting  with top-class racing action, with 8 hurdles races and 7 steeplechases  on the schedule (more info at the bottom of the page)


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It is a veritable celebration of jumps racing, with a programme that showcases the expertise involved in this elite sport.

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THE HIGHEST CATEGORY OF HORSE RACE


This two-day event at Auteuil boasts four Group I races, the highest category of horse race: the Grand Prix d’Automne on the Saturday, and the Prix Maurice Gillois, Prix Cambacérès and Prix La Haye Jousselin on the Sunday.


Calling all adrenaline junkies: Come and experience 48 hours of thrilling sporting action!

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- Hurdles races:
Hurdles races include a minimum of 7 obstacles to jump. These 7 “hurdles” are identical and are 1.10m high.


- Steeplechase races:
In this discipline, various different obstacles (walls, water jumps, etc.) are dotted along the course. Steeplechase obstacles are higher and more challenging than hurdles.
Steeplechase jumps vary from one race to another, and also from one racecourse to another.


DIFFERENT OBSTACLES

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Rail Ditch and Fence, also known as the “Juge de Paix”: 1.60m high by 4.10m wide, this obstacle requires the horses to leap 5 metres across.


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Rivière des Tribunes: 1 metre high and 5.50m wide, this obstacle needs plenty of speed, as the horses have to leap more than 8 metres across.


Brook : This obstacle, measuring 0.80m high by 3.45m wide, requires the horses to jump 4 metres across.


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2 THE WEEKEND’S HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday 3rd November – Grand Prix d’Automne
A Group 1 race, the highest category of horse race.

One of the most important events of the autumn, reserved for Europe’s best hurdlers aged 5 and over.
This race is run over a distance of 3 miles punctuated with 11 hurdles. The horses must be able to tackle the obstacles without losing momentum in between hurdles!


ALEX DE LARREDYA keeps his title in the 2017 edition of the Grand Prix D'Automne!

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Sunday 4th November – Prix Cambacérès
A Group 1 race, the highest category of horse race.

This race is the most important hurdles race of the year for 3-year-olds, as it unveils future hurdling champions. The horses must tackle 11 hurdles over a distance of 2 miles 2 furlongs.


MASTER DINO ans his jockey James Reveley wins the 2017 Prix Cambacérès!

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Sunday 4th November – Prix Maurice Gillois - Grand Steeple-Chase des 4 ans!
A Group 1 race, the highest category of horse race.

This steeplechase race reserved for four-year-olds is run over 2 miles and 6 furlongs and includes 18 different obstacles to jump. The winner of the race is named as the best steeplechaser of the current 4-year-old generation.


In 2015, this race was won by So French, who went on the win the Grand Steeple Chase de Paris in 2016 and 2017.


ON THE GO and his jockey James Reveley win the 2017 Prix Maurice Gillois - Grand Steeple-Chase des 4 ans!

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Sunday 4th November – Prix La Haye Jousselin

A Group 1 race, the highest category of horse race.

A second crack of the whip for horses that failed to win the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris in May, the Prix La Haye Jousselin is run over a distance of 3 miles 3 ½ furlongs and is dotted with 22 of the racecourse’s most challenging obstacles. The Rivière des Tribunes, which requires the horses to jump an astonishing 8 metres across, must be tackled twice during the race! This is the most thrilling race of the whole weekend!


In 2016, Milord Thomas, a horse trained by Dominique Bressou for American owner Magalen Bryant, became the third horse in the history of racing to win the Prix la Haye Jousselin three times!


BIPOLAIRE and his jockey Thomas Gueguen win the 2017 Prix la Haye Jousselin!

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A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

1 EXPLORE THE OBSTACLES

ADMIRE AUTEUIL RACECOURSE’S LEGENDARY OBSTACLES UP CLOSE!

At a safe distance away from the Auteuil turf, explore the life-size replicas of two of the racecourse’s most emblematic obstacles – the Rail Ditch and Fence, an obstacle of awe-inspiring proportions, and the Rivière des Tribunes, which requires a record-breaking jump of 8 metres – to help you put the participants’ exploits into perspective!


… AND SET OFF TO EXPLORE THE TEMPLE OF JUMPS RACING

Curious racegoers can join one of two different guided tours:


Tour of the course: A 45-minute tour to admire the formidable obstacles that the horses will face over the weekend from up close!


Tour of the racecourse: A 45-minute tour behind the scenes of the racecourse.

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WATCH A RACE FROM UP CLOSE!

Slip on a virtual reality headset and immerse yourself in the thick of the horse-racing action!
Admire the horses’ power as they leap over the jumps and get a thrill as you see the action happening before your very eyes!

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2 IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE HORSE-RACING EXPERIENCE

BECOME A HORSE RACING KNOW-ALL

Learn everything you need to know about horse racing thanks to our coaches in the Easy Racing Zone! Our racing experts have the keys to unlock all the secrets of this exceptional sport. 


Horse racing will no longer be a mystery thanks to them!

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WATCH A RACE FROM UP CLOSE

Slipped on a virtual reality headset and immerse yourself in the thick of the horse-racing action!


Admire the horses’ power as they leap over the jumps and get a thrill as you see the action happening before your very eyes!

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STEP INTO A JOCKEY’S STIRRUPS

Learn how to ride like a real jockey and challenge your family and friends to a race. Urge your mount on in a bid to be first past the post!

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EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF BEING IN THE FIELD

Embark on our Racing Experience and dive into the heart of a race, in the middle of a galloping field of runners!


Get a taste of what it feels like to be a real jockey!

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3 PONY RIDES AND MERRY-GO-ROUND

FANCY A BREAK FROM THE ACTION?

Our ponies are on hand to take children aged 3 and over on a gentle stroll to gave them the riding bug!

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SAVOUR A SWEET CHILDHOOD MEMORY

Take a turn on one of the beautiful wooden horses in our traditional merry-go-round!

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4 PONY RACES

THE JOCKEYS AND HORSES ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES RACING!

Our mini-jockeys and their mounts will offer you a race worthy of their elders!


Relive the 2017 edition !

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5 RETRAINED RACEHORSES

AU-DELÀ DES PISTES


Created in 2016, the “Au-Delà des Pistes” retired racehorse charity works hard to promote the retraining of  retired racehorses and to help injured horses so that they – like Mid  Dancer, Cyrlight, Oculi and all the other champions who have paraded on  5th November 2017 – enjoy a long and happy retirement.


THE SPECIAL CHAMPIONS’ PARADE

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This special Champions’ Parade stare some of the greatest four-hoofed heroes that the Temple of Jumps racing has ever seen. Discover the champion of the last edition:


Cyrlight: an unforgettable champion, owned by Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé, who won 29 of his 31 outings.
Bred by Patrick Boiteau, this big chestnut was unbeaten in his first 11 races, including the Prix Ferdinand Dufaure and Maurice Gillois in 2004. Despite several breaks in his career, he continued to dazzle at the top level, in both hurdles and steeplechase, until his 10th year.


– Stablemate and fellow steeplechase champion, Mid Dancer: four-time Group 1 winner, including 3 victories in the Gras Savoye Grand Steeple de Paris (in 2007, 2011 and 2012).
This little horse with a huge heart and extraordinary jump won no fewer than 25 races and thrilled racegoers at Auteuil for 10 consecutive seasons.


– Protégé and former representative of Ernst Iten, Remember Rose: another multiple winner of the Gras Savoye Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (in 2007 and 2009) as well as the Prix La Haye Jousselin in 2008.
He will be presented by the Saint Roch Stud (lead by Denis Bourez), where Remember Rose has been enjoying retirement since his racing career came to an end.


– Jacques Détré’s pet favourite, Oculi: winner of the Prix Ferdinand Dufaure and Maurice Gillois in 2008.
This beautiful dark bay now competes in amateur equestrian competitions with rider Valentine Neuvial.


– Another champion to have represented the Détré jersey, Monpilou, was the best Anglo-Arab of his generation and even beat “purebreds” on several occasions over the jumps at Auteuil.


– A former runner in the Papot family’s colours, Prince Oui Oui won the Prix Cambacérès in 2009.


– And finally, Rhialco, a true Auteuil gladiator owned by Pierre Coveliers: he won a selection of Group 2 and 3 races and finished in the frame in various Group 1 events. He even managed to recover his top form after fracturing his nose in a race.
He retired from competition in 2016, aged 11, when he only narrowly missed out on winning his final public outing – a performance that perfectly matched his outstanding determination to win.


These illustrious former champions, who are now aged between 10 and 17, have notched up 94 victories between them and nearly 10 million Euros in winnings in France alone. Thanks to their talent, courage and longevity, they have dazzled beyond the circle of jumps racing, and their return to France’s most important jumps racecourse is sure to delight all racing fans.


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EPIQE DAYS

1 EXCITEMENT GUARANTEED
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If you love spectacular sport and intense emotion, EpiqE Days are right up your street!

EpiqE Days are a whole new racing experience! A series of events that introduce newcomers to some exceptional disciplines such as jumps racing and trotting, during which the world’s best jockeys compete, over the course of a day or a weekend, for the Best Jockey title. These top jockeys and drivers even hold meet-and-greets backstage at the racecourse!


The EpiqE Days offer all this and much more… They are a guaranteed fun day out, something different to do with your family and friends, with entertainment and games to help you learn more about these equestrian disciplines. Dabble with virtual reality as you experience what it feels like to be in a horse race, learn how to back the right horse, have fun with your family, or enjoy a gourmet lunch with your friends…


Four exceptional events whose aim is to attract people who are eager to try a new experience into France’s most exceptional racecourses!


With your family, friends or partner, come and experience some top-class sporting action as you learn all about the rich equestrian culture of horse racing!

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2 EPIQE DAYS CHALLENGE
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THE CHALLENGE

Jump jockeys are outstanding competitors. During the 48 heures de l’Obstacle, they use all of their energy and skill in a bid to win the EpiqE Days Challenge, a title awarded to the jockey who notches up the most wins over the weekend.


In order to win the title, these top-level athletes must amass the highest number of points they can by finishing in the top 5 of every race run over the weekend.


Scores:

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Exception: in the Prix la Haye Jousselin, the points scored will be doubled.


The final ranking of 2017:

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IT’S YOUR TURN TO PLAY!

As part of the EpiqE Days Challenge, bet on the jockey you think is most likely to win the competition to be in with a chance of winning a VIP pack at the next EpiqE series event!

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3 EPIQE KIDS RACE

EPIQE KIDS RACE

THE JOCKEYS AND HORSES ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES RACING!


Young racegoers are invited onto the Auteuil turf to take part in the EpiqE Kids race!

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USEFUL INFORMATION

1 TICKETING

TICKETING

From €6 for adults (online speciale price)


From €8 on-site


Free of charge for children under 18


Racecourse gates open at 11.30 am.

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2 HOW TO GET TO AUTEUIL?

HOW TO GET TO AUTEUIL ?


ADDRESS:
Auteuil Racecourse
Route d’Auteuil aux Lacs
75016 Paris


ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT


Metro
Line 10: Get off at “Porte d’Auteuil – Hippodrome


Bus
Get off at “Porte d’Auteuil
PC1, 52, 123 (every day)
32, 241 (except Sundays and Bank Holidays)


BY CAR
Paris ring road, “Porte d’Auteuil” exit
Parking on site, subject to availability

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3 CATERING

CATERING


FOOD TRUCKS ON THE RACECOURSE:
burgers
crêpes
waffles
sweets

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COEUR DE BLÉ BAR:
Hot and cold sandwiches, drinks.


PANORAMIC RESTAURANT:
Enjoy panoramic views of the action on the course while savouring a delicious lunch in the Hyères III restaurant.

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KARLY FLIGHT:
Admire the thoroughbreds parading around the paddock as you dine in the Karly Flight brasserie.

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4 AUTEUIL RACECOURSE

AUTEUIL RACECOURSE, THE TEMPLE OF FRENCH JUMPS RACING


Auteuil racecourse is the capital of jumps racing in France, playing host to all nine of France’s most important jumps races (called Group I)  for both Hurdles and Steeplechase.

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The sensational aspect of jumps racing has played a huge role in the discipline’s popularity, as something exciting always happens in a jumps race, and spectators love the unexpected. Racing fans flock from all over France to attend the season’s greatest jumps racing events, the 48H de l’Obstacle in November and the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris in May.

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5 HOSPITALITY 48H

PACKAGES


ELEGANCE (semi-private)

•    Personalised welcome in the suite with a reserved seat in the stand
•    Cocktail lunch, complimentary bar including soft drinks, wine and Champagne
•    Access to the lawn bordering the track, to the weighing room area and the attractions in the village
•    1 car park per 4 tickets
•    10€ betting voucher included

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PRESTIGE (private)

•    Personalised welcome in the private suite with reserved seating in the stand
•    Cocktail reception or seated lunch, complimentary bar including soft drinks, wine and Champagne
•    Access to the weighing room, to the lawn bordering the track and the attractions in the village
•    1 car park per 4 tickets
•    10€ betting voucher included

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MEDIA & CONTACT

1 MEDIA

MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT


Héléna DUPUY


médias@france-galop.com

01.49.10.22.50


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2 MEDIA PARTNERS

OUR MEDIA PARTNERS

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An equestrian channel dedicated to horse racing − giving predictions,  runners and live results − Equidia is available on TV, online, on mobile  and on social networks.

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Le Parisien provides live information, photos and videos about political, social, economic and sports news.

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Providing uninterrupted news and information, the LCI channel broadcasts  Quinté races live at 1.45pm every day, as well as dedicated programmes  for EpiqE Series events.

3 CONTACT

CONTACT

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS,

PLEASE CONTACT US AT: webmaster@france-galop.com


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4 GROUPS & CORPORATE

GROUPS & CORPORATE

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For any group or corporate inquiries, please contact us

By phone : + 33 1 49 10 20 65

By Email at : groupes@france-galop.com                       

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