48H DE L'OBSTACLE

THE ORIGINAL MOUNTED CAVALCADE Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November 2022 Auteuil Racecourse

A UNIQUE FAMILY OUTING

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MERRY-GO-ROUND

A ride to remember


Climb on board for a magical ride on the merry-go-round, a classical fairground favourite. 

Choose your mount and off you go! You can enjoy as many rides as you want. Admission free for children.


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MEET THE PONIES

Magical moments


Join your children (ages 3 and over) for a free introduction to the world of horses. 

Our ponies are waiting to share this unique moment with you. And it’s all free too!


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SACK RACES AND PONY HOP RACE


Ready, set, go! All young racegoers are invited to take part in our sack races and Pony Hop Race organised on the racecourse.
Your children will be at the very heart of the action!

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...AND PONYCYCLE®!


Fancy an adventure? These new-generation rocking horses take children on a wonderful ride around the racecourse!  

A fun and safe introduction to life in the saddle.


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BOUNCY CASTLE


Children are also invited to play on our new bouncy castle, which is open all day long!

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JOIN THE ADVENTURE


Armed with a booklet that features a host of racing-themed games, children are invited to take part in a treasure hunt to discover the racecourse and its typical sites.

A 45-50 minute itinerary, with a certificate and special gift up for grabs!

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2 Your day at the racecourse

What’s in store at the 48H de l’Obstacle 2021:

On 12th and 13th November 2022, enjoy two full days of top-class sport and a host of free entertainment for children (pony rides, merry-go-round, sack races and Pony Hop Race, giant games: memory, sudoku, hoopla…). Excitement guaranteed!


SCHEDULE:

- 12:00pm: Head to Auteuil racecourse!
It’s time for the racecourse gates to open, the free entertainment to begin, and the refreshment points to start serving! From restaurants to food trucks, there is something for all appetites!

- First race begins:
x 1pm, then every 30 minutes until 5pm.

Watch the weekend’s 15 thrilling races from the edge of the course. A spectacular show that everyone will love!


- Around 15 minutes before each race: head to the paddock to see the jockeys and horses that are set to race.

- Around 10-15 minutes after each race: the winning horses and jockeys will be back in the parade ring. You can see them collect their prizes and applaud their exploits!


- In need of refreshment?
Our food trucks serve pancakes, waffles, candy floss, sweets and more. Grab a sweet treat then get back to enjoying the free entertainment!
 
- Entertainment stops at 5.30pm

- 7pm: The tunnel leading from the racecourse to Porte d’Auteuil metro station closes at 7pm.


- 8pm: The racecourse closes at 8pm.
Take advantage of the special presale price on our ticketing website!


EXPLORE THE TEMPLE OF JUMPS RACING


If you want to see even more of the racecourse, join one of two guided tours:


– Walk the course: 45 minutes around the course at Auteuil, taking in the daunting obstacles that the horses have to clear over the course of the weekend!


€12 per person. Starts at 10.45am.



– Behind the scenes at the racecourse: 45 minutes to discover all the hidden secrets of Auteuil racecourse!


€8 per person. 3 tours: 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.



See you in 2022!

TWO SOLID DAYS OF JUMP RACING

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.


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


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, Prix Maurice Gillois, Prix  Cambacérès and Prix La Haye Jousselin.


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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.





2 The weekend’s highlights


THE WEEKEND'S HIGHLIGHTS


Grand Prix d’Automne
A Group 1 race, the highest category of horse race.


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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 16 hurdles. 


The horses must be able to tackle the obstacles without losing momentum in between hurdles!




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Prix Cambacérès - Grande Course de Haies des 3 ans
A Group 1 race, the highest category of horse race.


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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.



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


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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.



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Prix La Haye Jousselin

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


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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!




USEFUL INFORMATION

1 Tickets


TICKETS


- CHILDREN GO FREE!

“General Category” entry free of charge for under 12.

- Special presale rate:
from €5 rather than €10 at the racecourse !


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2 How to get to Auteuil


HOW TO GET TO AUTEUIL RACECOURSE

Gates open at 12 noon


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 Hospitality

OUR PACKAGES

Experience the thrill of jumps racing from our lounges just outside Paris ! 



ELEGANCE

(Cocktail lunch reception)

€239 per person (VAT included) 

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Treat your guests to a memorable reception in our elegant lounge

- Personal welcome in the lounge and seat in the stands
- Cocktail lunch reception, soft drinks, wines and Champagne at will*
- Acces to Weighing Area
- 1 parking space for every 4 people



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*While stocks last. On the base of 2 glasses of wine, 2 glasses of champagne and unlimited softs.

Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, please drink with moderation.

**Gambling involves risks: debt, isolation, dependence. For help, call 09-74-75-13-13 (non-premium rate call).

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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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