48H DE L'OBSTACLE

SATURDAY 2nd AND SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2019 Auteuil Racecourse

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 on the Saturday, and the Prix Maurice Gillois, Prix  Cambacérès and Prix La Haye Jousselin on the Sunday.


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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.


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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!


GALOP MARIN and his jockey Morgan Regairaz won the 2018 Grand Prix d'Automne!


Sunday 4th November – Prix Cambacérès
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.


In 2018, Beaumec de Houelle took the laurels in the Prix Cambacérès - Grande Course de Haies des 3 ans!


Sunday 4th November – 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.


Cicalina and her jockey Bertrand Lestrade won the 2018 Prix Maurice Gillois - Grand Steeple-Chase des 4 ans!


Sunday 4th November – 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!


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!


In 2018, Bipolaire sealed a double victory, as well as a first Group 1 win with jockey Jonathan Plouganou!

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A UNIQUE FAMILY OUTING

1 Pony rides and merry-go-round


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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2 Explore the obstacles


ADMIRE AUTEUIL RACECOURSE'S LEGENDARY OBSTACLES UP CLOSE!


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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.

…AND EXPLORING THE TEMPLE OF JUMPS RACING!




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USEFUL INFORMATION

1 Tickets


TICKETS


From €5 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 RACECOURSE

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 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.

MEDIA & CONTACT

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