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Following the governmental announcement, from 30/10, all French horseracing will take place behind closed doors. + info here.

GRAND STEEPLE-CHASE DE PARIS

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May 2021 Auteuil Racecourse

TWO DAYS OF THRILLS

1 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris weekend

GRAND STEEPLE-CHASE DE PARIS WEEKEND


The Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris weekend comprises two consecutive days of top-class sport, including some of the best jumps races in France.


Over a week-end, Auteuil racecourse hosts 10 hurdles races and 5 steeplechase races, including the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, which lends its name to this weekend of thrilling horseracing action!


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The Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris is a highly spectacular race, and one of the year’s most important sporting events.


The world’s most talented thoroughbreds coupled with highly experienced jockeys launch themselves onto the 3-mile 6-furlong course, the longest steeplechase course at Auteuil, which is dotted with 23 obstacles of various sizes and difficulties.


After 7 minutes of exertion comes the compensation!


Winning the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris is a true exploit, a dream come true for all jump jockeys, owners and trainers. It is the culmination of their whole career, a huge triumph!


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Relive the 2020 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris race with Docteur de Ballon:

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THE GRAND STEEPLE-CHASE DE PARIS IS:


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THE MOST DAUNTING OBSTACLES:


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Rail Ditch and Fence


An obstacle of awe-inspiring proportions, which proves critical for victory!


This is the most daunting obstacle on the course, thanks to its massive proportions.
The horses must jump 5 metres across and 1.70m high to clear this combination, which is made up of a high rail, a deep ditch and a tall hedge.
Jumped at the end of the course, it is also known as the “Juge de Paix” as it is often a critical obstacle for victory.


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Rivière des Tribunes


A massive 8-metre jump, tackled twice!


Located just in front of the grandstand, this obstacle is made up of a hedge hiding a water jump, and requires the horses to jump 8 metres across! The Rivière des Tribunes features twice in the ZEturf Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris course!



SOME EXPLANATIONS


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.


TO SUM UP


7 minutes of intense effort for the horses and their jockeys


3 miles 6 furlongs long, one of the year’s longest steeplechase races


23 obstacles to jump, requiring a finely-tuned technique


A maximum of 20 horses at the start, coupled with highly experienced jockeys


Only 1 winner, who enters ZEturf Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris legend!


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3 Since 1874


THE CROWNING OF THE BEST STEEPLECHASER SINCE 1874


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1977 - CORPS A CORPS- ©APRH


Originally called the Grand National d'Auteuil, the mission of this race was to become as prestigious as the British Grand National, held in Liverpool.


Its distance, having slightly varied over the centuries, is now set at 3 miles and 6 furlongs and requires exceptional stamina from the four-hoofed athletes.

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1966 - HYERES III- ©APRH

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RARELY REPEATED EXPLOITS



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Among the thousands of horses to have competed in over 139 editions of the event, only a handful have been able to win the race more than once.


Only 9 thoroughbreds have won the race twice:
- Wild Monarch (1878–1879)
- Dandolo (1904-1908)
- Ingré (1937-1939)
- Lindor (1946-1947)
- Huron (1969-1970)
- Ucello II (1993-1994)
- Kotkijet (2001-2004)
- Princesse d'Anjou (2006-2008)
- So French (2016 - 2017)


Over the years, three racing legends have been unveiled at Auteuil, a trio of illustrious mounts who managed to win the world’s most selective jumps race on three separate occasions!


The mare Hyères III, who won from 1964 to 1966, was the first. Katko (1988 to 1990) and, more recently, Mid Dancer (2007, 2011 and 2012) proved that this feat is still possible.


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1964 - HYERES III - ©APRH

USEFUL INFORMATION

1 Tickets

TICKETS

2021 tickets available soon
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Gates open at 12noon.

- CHILDREN GO FREE!

*“General Category” entry free of charge for under 12s

- From €5 for adults (online special price)


- From €8 on-site


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2 How to get to Auteuil

HOW TO GET TO AUTEUIL


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

BOOK



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PRESTIGE

(sit-down lunch)

€299 per person (VAT included)

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Enjoy a gastronomic lunch and watch the races in an elegant lounge

- Personal welcome
- Acces to Weighing Area
- Lunch in the Panoramic restaurant
- Official cocktail reception, in the Prestige lounge, soft drinks, wines and Champagne at will*
- Free 10€ betting voucher**
- 1 parking space for every 4 people


BOOK



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PLATINUM

(Coktail lunch reception, private)

€359 per person (VAT included)

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A top-class package in a elegant lounge panoramic views of the winning post


- Personal welcome in a private lounge

- Coktail lunch reception,soft drinks, wines and champagne at will*

- Access to Weighting Area

- Free €10 betting voucher** 

- 1 parking space for every 4 people


- AVAILABLE SOON -



OUR CORPORATE PACKAGES



- OUR PARTNERS -


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Pictures and offers none contractual.


*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 Stay nearby

STAY NEARBY

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For the 2020 edition, we decided to pay a lot of attention on your accomodation in order to make sure you will have a great journey. 

Our partner Revolugo has selected and negotiated the best accomodation deal evers in order to make sure you will have a great journey.


Find nearby hotels with rooms available for the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris


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MEDIA & CONTACT

1 Media

MEDIA CONTACT

France Galop Media Relations contact:


Héléna DUPUY

medias@france-galop.com

01.49.10.22.50


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2 Media partners

OUR MEDIA PARTNERS

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Equidia is the go-to TV channel for horse racing, and is available from all network operators.


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  • RMC Découverte – investigative documentaries by creative new French talent
  • RMC Découverte – more powerful than fiction !
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RMC, which stands for Radio Monte-Carlo, is a general-interest radio station. Get all news and sport live on RMC.fr.


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3 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