MEETING DE DEAUVILLE BARRIÈRE
The international flat racing elite will flock to Deauville-La Touques racecourse this August for the Meeting de Deauville Barrière!
From Tuesday 2nd August to Sunday 28th August 2022, come and watch some fantastic sporting events with a holiday vibe and a host of entertainment activities: mini-racecourse, theme days, discover the world of racing…
Avid horse racing fans and first-timers alike will enjoy some top-class racing events, featuring the best thoroughbreds from Europe, and even the world, paired with top jockeys!
Come and watch an outstanding series of sporting competitions and cheer on your favourite champions!
Races every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
In 2022, the racing calendar has been simplified!
Races days are now held every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (except Saturday 13th August) and Sunday, as well as Monday 15th August.
From 2nd to 28th August 2022
Every Tuesday, Thursday (evening), Saturday (except 13th August) and Sunday, as well as Monday 15th AUgust: top jockeys, the summer’s most thrilling races and the excitement of top-class sport!
A series of fantastic sporting events held in a convivial atmosphere, with a holiday spirit that encourages you to relax: chill-out zone on the edge of the track, sun loungers, picnic tables, food trucks… You can also take advantage of our free entertainment, including pony rides and introductions to horse racing!
See you at Deauville-La Touques racecourse!
The top jockeys defend their title!
Every summer, the Meeting de Deauville Barrière attracts the world’s top jockeys to Deauville.
The Meeting – which boasts the most concentrated sporting programme in Europe between 2nd and 28th August, including no fewer than seven Group I races, the highest category of horse race – is an opportunity for jockeys to demonstrate their racing knowledge and expertise.
The jockeys that come to Deauville in August will do battle in the traditional Jockey Championships. In 2022, the top four jockeys from the 2021 edition will be on a quest to retain their title!
As part of this Championships, a rankings table will be set up for the whole duration of the Meeting, with points awarded for wins and places in each race. You can keep an eye on how the rankings are evolving on the board in the racecourse or on the @FranceGalop social media pages.
Four jockeys to watch at the Meeting de Deauville Barrière
The four jockeys who finished at the top of the Jockey Championships rankings in 2021 – Mickaël Barzalona, Cristian Demuro, Christophe Soumillon and Maxime Guyon – will be honoured at Deauville racecourse.
To find out more about these top jockeys and their careers, and to see how they are getting on at the Meeting, scan the QR codes on the totems set up on the racecourse!
Extra content on the @FranceGalop social media pages
Every week, a star jockey will give a glimpse into their daily life, sharing what goes on behind the scenes, on the gallops and at competitions, along with their best memories from the Meeting de Deauville Barrière. The jockeys will also tell you about the different jobs in the racing industry, introducing you to the people they work with on a daily basis. There are around a hundred professions involved in every race day!
All of these immersive videos can be found on the @FranceGalop social media pages, carrying the hashtags #BestRacing #Deauville. What is more, Equidia will publish the jockeys’ statistics and honours lists, which avid racing fans always enjoy studying.
How the points are tallied in the 2022 Jockey Championships
For every race held as part of the Meeting de Deauville Barrière, the jockeys who finish in first, second and third place will be awarded points.
In the Group races, the highest category of horse race, the number of points allocated for wins and places will be multiplied!
Every jockey will have the same aim: to reach the top of the Championship rankings!
- 1st place: 5 points
- 2nd place: 3 points
- 3rd place: 1 point
Weighting for Group races:
- Group 1: x 4
- Group 2: x 3
- Group 3: x 2
The jockeys race for the charity of their choice
At the 2022 event, we are adding a little extra motivation for the jockeys as they vie to be the Meeting’s top jockey: they will all race for the charity of their choice.
The winner of the Championships will be awarded a cheque for 12,000 euros by France Galop and its partners (PMU, Equidia and Paris Turf), to be donated to charity.
Jockeys Mickaël Barzalona and Christophe Soumillon have chosen the Au-Delà Des Pistes charity, which promotes programmes to retrain retired racehorses, Cristian Demuro has chosen the Association des Jockeys, which supports professional jockeys, while Maxime Guyon is racing for the Petits Princes charity, which makes dreams come true for sick children.