48H DE L'OBSTACLE

3RD & 4TH NOVEMBER 2018 AUTEUIL RACECOURSE

48 HOURS OF RACING ACTION

1 RACE PROGRAMME

RACE PROGRAMME


-SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER-


PRIX CACAO
Steeplechase - Handicap - 5 y + - €95,000
Dist.: 2 miles 6 fur.


PRIX BOURNOSIENNE
Hurdles - Group III – 3 y - €125,000
Dist.: 2 miles 2 fur

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PRIX ROBERT WEILL (PRIX KETCH)
Hurdles - Group III - 3 y - €80,000
Dist.: 2 miles 2 fur.


PRIX OENEAS
Hurdles - Handicap – 4 y - €45,000
Dist.: 2 miles 2 fur.


GRAND PRIX D'AUTOMNE
Hurdles - Group I - 5 y + - €350,000
Dist.: 3 miles


PRIX CONGRESS
Steeplechase - Group II – 3 y - €200,000
Dist.: 2 miles 2 fur.


118EME PRIX DE France
Steeplechase - 5 y + - €52,000
Dist.: 2 miles 1 ½ fur.


- SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER -


PRIX COUNT SCHOMBERG
Hurdles - Handicap - 5 y + - €100,000
Dist.: 2 miles 2 fur.


PRIX CAMBACERES - GRANDE COURSE DE HURDLES DES 3 ANS
Hurdles -  Group I - 3 y - €250,000
Dist.: 2 miles 2 fur.


PRIX BERNARD SECLY
Hurdles - 4 and 5 y - €80,000
Dist.: 2 miles 2 fur.


PRIX MONDEVILLE
Hurdles - Handicap - 5 y + - €56,000
Dist.: 2 miles 2 fur.


PRIX MAURICE GILLOIS - GRAND STEEPLE-CHASE DES 4 ANS
Steeplechase - Group I - 4 y - €320,000
Dist.: 2 miles 6 fur.


PRIX COQ GAULOIS
Steeplechase - 4 y - €52,000
Dist.: 2 miles 6 fur.


PRIX FONDEUR
Steeplechase - 5 y - €80,000
Dist.: 2 miles 2 fur.


PRIX LA HAYE JOUSSELIN
Steeplechase - Group I - 5 y + - €520,000
Dist.: 3 miles 3 ½ fur.

2 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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3 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.


Booking : 01.49.10.20.65

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2 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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3 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

This special Champions’ Parade stare some of the greatest four-hoofed heroes that the Temple of Jumps racing has ever seen.
Discover soon the champions who will be present in 2018 ...



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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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INFORMATIONS AND BOOKING

Phone :

– 01.42.88.84.85


Mail : 

reservationhippodromes@groupe-casino.fr

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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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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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