THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME OF INTERNATIONAL HORSE RACING
From Saturday 27th July to Wednesday 28th August 2019, the seaside town will host some of Europe's best flat races during the Barrière Deauville Meeting.
Whether you are an avid racing fan or a curious holidaymaker, you are guaranteed a great day out watching these thrilling events, in which the world's very best thoroughbreds paired with elite jockeys battle to gallop past the post in poll position!
Come and watch an outstanding series of sporting competitions and cheer on the champions’ exploits!
The Meeting de Deauville Barrière in figures:
THE MOST OUTSTANDING RACES
A thrilling sprint!
This Group 1 race, the highest category of horse race, is reserved for mares aged 3 and over.
It is run over a mile, the ideal distance for showcasing speed.
This race is highly spectacular to watch, as the field gallops at speeds of over 60 km/h (40mph) within touching distance of the spectators!
LARC PRIX MAURICE DE GHEEST
A rare showdown between sprinters and milers
This is one of the Barrière Deauville Meeting's most eagerly-anticipated races as it is one of very few European races run over the distance of 6½ furlongs.
Because of its unusual distance, this sprint race gives rise to an eclectic field made up of Sprinters – specialists over distances of between 5 and 6 furlongs – and Milers, whose favoured distance is a mile (8 furlongs). This Group 1 race is always a great one to watch.
AL RAYYAN CUP PRIX KESBEROY & DOHA CUP PRIX MANGANATE
The Barrière Deauville Meeting also shines the spotlight on purebred Arabs with two Group 1 races, the highest category of horse race, reserved for this breed.
One is for 3-year-olds and the second is for experienced horses aged 4 and over. Horse racing's most acclaimed breed, the English thoroughbred, is a descendent of the purebred Arab breed.
In the 18th century, oriental stallions were crossed with native English mares, giving birth to the English thoroughbred breed which is renowned for its speed.
PRIX DU HARAS DE FRESNAY-LE-BUFFARD – JACQUES LE MAROIS
This sprint race run over a mile boasts the highest purse of the Barrière Deauville Meeting, with €1,000,000 to be shared out among the first five finishers. Open to males and females aged 3 and over, its field is made up of young hopefuls and their more experienced elders.
Champions flock from all over Europe to compete in this race, sometimes even further. It is one of the Meeting's most spectacular races!
PRIX GUILLAUME D’ORNANO – HARAS DU LOGIS SAINT-GERMAIN
Reserved for 3-year-old horses, this race is often run by the stars of the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club.
This was the case of New Bay in 2015, and Almanzor and Zarak in 2016.
From a sporting point of view, this event is known as the best race for 3-year-old horses held on Deauville - La Touques racecourse and really tests the horses’ staying-power!
DARLEY PRIX MORNY
This sprint race is run over a short distance of 6 furlongs, reaching speeds of nearly 60 km/h (40mph) past the finishing post.
The young mounts have under a minute – the time is takes to complete the course – to stand out! The winner earns the title of best young sprinter.
DARLEY PRIX JEAN ROMANET
This Group 1 horse race is reserved for females aged 4 and over, the age of experience in gallopers!
The horses that stand out in this mile and 2 furlong event will go on to compete in the most important races of the autumn, namely the Qatar Arc Trials, which serve as a dress rehearsal for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend.
THE race for confirmed champions!
DARLEY PRIX KERGORLAY
This is one of very few events in the flat racing calendar to be run over such a long distance: a mile and 7 furlongs!
Lining up in the starting gates are horses aged 3 and over with enough stamina to triumph over this gruelling course.
The race also acts as preparation for the Melbourne Cup in Australia!
In 2010 and 2014 respectively, Américain (a French horse, despite its name!) and Protectionist (Germany) won the Darley Prix Kergolay - Melbourne Cup double.
A real test of endurance!
LUCIEN BARRIÈRE GRAND PRIX DE DEAUVILLE
This race is in the Group 2 category, one of the highest classifications in flat racing.
It is reserved for English thoroughbreds aged 3 and over, and is run over the unusual distance of a mile and 4 ½ furlongs, which requires the participants to juggle their speed and stamina.
The winner of this race often sets its sights on racing in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which will be held on 7th October 2018 at ParisLongchamp.NEW FOR 2018: NATIONS’ TOURNAMENT
See you at Deauville-La Touques Racecourse:
- 27, 28 and 30 July.
- 2, 4 , 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 28 August.
SUMMER DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER
The finest jockeys, the best summertime races, and the shared excitement of sport.
Great racing in a friendly, welcoming ambiance.
Get into the summertime spirit and switch off: trackside chillout zone, deckchairs, picnic, food trucks, and a host of free activities: mini-racecourse for young ones, pony rides, merry-go-round, betting for beginners, a racing simulator, and much more besides.
From 27th July to 28th August, the jockeys go head to head in every horse race held at the Barrière Deauville Meeting between 28th July and 26th August!
Who will succeed Mickaël Barzalona, winner of the 2018 edition?
From 1st to 3rd place, every result counts!
- 1st place: 5 points
- 2nd place: 3 points
- 3rd place: 1 point
Weighting for Group races:
- Group 1: x4
- Group 2: x3
- Group 3: x2
The prizegiving ceremony will be held on Sunday 26th August, after the Lucien Barrière Grand Prix de Deauville (Group 2).