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PRIX DE DIANE LONGINES

PERFECTLY GROOMED HORSES...AND SPECTATORS See you in 2023 Chantilly Racecourse

THE MOST CHIC AND GLAMOROUS GARDEN PARTY

1 The Village de Diane


THE RACE MEETING THAT’S ALL ABOUT GLAMOUR AND STYLE

A day out at the Prix de Diane Longines is a guaranteed unforgettable experience lit up by all sorts of fun and festivities.

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Le Village de Diane, the place to be!
Situated on the large expanse of land that sits at the heart of the racetrack, Le Village de Diane is a place where you can wander around and enjoy a host of experiences amid eye-catching décor created especially for the event and designed to enhance your enjoyment.


It’s an amazing world waiting for you to discover, complete with views of the Château de Chantilly, chic picnics, great live music and much more besides, including some top-class racing, of course.


Enjoy a moment of relaxation and fun as you sample lunch on the grass, with the surrounding racecourse and the Château de Chantilly providing a majestic backdrop. There are also all manner of free activities and events for everyone to enjoy in Le Village de Diane, such as games galore.


Majestic views from the swing ride
At this year’s Prix de Diane Longines, our nattily dressed racegoers are invited to fly on high from the swing ride, which will offer an altogether different and spectacular view of the bucolic and historic setting of Chantilly Racecourse. All rides and attractions are free.


All in all, it’s an ideal setting for one of the highlights of the day: Le Concours d’Élégance Mademoiselle Diane par Longines, which crowns the day’s most stylish female racegoer.


Style, boldness and creativity… Hats, dresses and accessories… They all come into play when the name of the game is encapsulating feminine grace and standing apart from the rest of the contenders on the catwalk in Le Village de Diane.

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Les Folies de Diane: racetrack views, DJs and a youthful vibe


Sunday 19 June 2022 will be party day at this private trackside area located in the heart of the racecourse and offering views of the Château de Chantilly.


There will be musical interludes between races, with DJs doing their thing on the turntables.


And when the racing ends, the volume will crank up a notch or two, with racegoers having the chance to dance barefoot on the grass through to 20:00.


With entertainment like this, Le Prix de Diane Longines is set to be a garden party to remember.


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2 Showcase by Bon Entendeur
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BON ENTENDEUR LAUNCH THE 2022

PRIX DE DIANE LONGINES

Sunday 19th June at 12:00pm


A melodic start to an unforgettable day!


On Sunday 19th June at Chantilly racecourse, the hotly-awaited Prix de Diane Longines, France’s most glamorous racing event, will get off to a melodic start with a live concert by French electro group Bon Entendeur!


Enjoy a fantastic day out thanks to the Prix de Diane Longines’ jam-packed schedule: chic picnic, traditional elegance contest, France’s most prestigious race for fillies and plenty of other entertainment and surprises are in store. 


This event is also well-known for being held in this enchanting racecourse, whose course runs alongside the stunning Château de Chantilly and its famous Grandes Ecuries stables.


Video message from Bon Entendeur (in French):


Bon Entendeur make their comeback with a new album

Friendship and shared passions were the starting points for an outstanding project. Bon Entendeur is a collective formed by Arnaud Bonet and Pierre Della Monica, two music-loving friends that adore French culture and wanted to produce hybrid creations nourished by their passions. After the success of their first album, Aller-Retour, which earned itself a gold disc, and their lead track, “Le temps est bon”, which went platinum, plus a sold-out tour including dates at the Paris Olympia, Bon Entendeur are back with a new album, Minuit.


Discover “Minuit”, Bon Entendeur’s new album, HERE


Prix de Diane Longines, a unique event launched to music since 2008

Since 2008, a number of popular artists have taken to the stage to launch the Prix de Diane Longines with a musical performance. First came Thomas Dutronc, who set the tempo for this extra-special race day. Other melodic voices echoed around the racecourse in subsequent editions, including Cœur de Pirate, Nolwen Leroy, Julien Doré, Lilly Wood and the Prick, Synapson, Naive New Beaters, and most recently Clara Luciani.


What’s in store at the Prix de Diane Longines

The 173rd edition of the Prix de Diane Longines has plenty of other surprises in store for the many visitors expected at Chantilly racecourse on Sunday 19th June. The full programme for this outstanding race day will be revealed in the run-up to this exceptional event. Stay tuned for more details!

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3 A chic picnic

PICNICS HAVE NEVER BEEN SO CHIC


Catering for appetites both big and small


From a chic picnic in an idyllic setting or a lovely, rustic table by the side of the track to a gourmet lunch and an open-air food court, there are a host of different ways you can satisfy your tastebuds on your day out at the Prix de Diane Longines.


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THE HAT-BOX MENU BY CHEF JUSTINE PILUSO


A feature of the Prix de Diane Longines is the sight of families and friends gathering in their hundreds on the grass to share some delicious food.


This year’s picnickers will have the pleasure of sampling a mouth-watering selection put together by talented young chef Justine Piluso, all presented in a special 2022-edition collector’s hat box.


Justine’s cuisine is inspired by the Egyptian and Italian origins of her parents and by her memories of summers spent making sumptuous ravioli dishes with her grandmother in Genoa.


Before making her name in 2020 on Top Chef, a cookery programme that goes out on French channel M6, Justine studied at the Institut Paul Bocuse and earned her stripes in some prestigious kitchens.


She opened her first restaurant in Paris in 2017, at the age of only 24. She has been at the helm of a number of prominent eateries since then. This summer, she is bringing her accessible cuisine to Les Petites Mains, a pop-up restaurant in the gardens of the Palais Galliera, the City of Paris Fashion Museum.


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See you at La Table de Diane!


La Table de Diane is located right by the side of the track.


This welcoming private space, with its chic yet warm interiors, affords an unbeatable view of the finish line, which means you can watch the horses come home to your heart’s content. Lunch at La Table de Diane is a feast for the tastebuds and the eyes (your booking comes with a hat-box picnic included).


The Food Court at Le Village de Diane

Complete with a rustic feel, the Food Court caters to your every desire and invites racegoers to enjoy lunch on the grass.


To ensure you enjoy the experience of your choice, please book your hat-box picnic or seat at the La Table de Diane in advance.

Leave it to the day and you’ll be too late.

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4 Elegance contest, Mademoiselle Diane by Longines


ELEGANCE CONTEST : MADEMOISELLE DIANE BY LONGINES



There is more to the racetrack than racing!

As is the case every year, you are invited to show off your style, boldness and creativity in the Mademoiselle Diane par Longines style competition.

Every year, more than 400 participants parade on a catwalk set up in the centre of the Village de Diane.

Hats, dresses and accessories… wear whatever it takes to catch the jury’s eye.


A TV presenter and former Miss France, Sophie Thalmann will once again chair the jury that will have the onerous task of deciding who will be crowned Mademoiselle Diane par Longines 2022, an accolade bestowed on the racegoer who best encapsulates feminine grace.

There are a host of prizes to be won, including a superb Longines watch.

Will it be you walking away with the top prize in 2022?  



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FIVE TIPS FOR GETTING NOTICED AT THE CONCOURS D’ÉLÉGANCE DU PRIX DE DIANE LONGINES

The milliner Céline Cavé, whose creations have won the last three editions of the Concours d’Élégance du Prix de Diane Longines, reveals some of the secrets of French style.

1. THERE’S MORE TO STYLE THAN THE SIZE OF YOUR HAT
Your choice of hat should emerge from the alchemy between what is an essential accessory and the personality of the woman wearing it.


The trend is for hats that reveal the face (made more prominent with glasses or even a mask), as opposed to those that are “nested” on the head.


2. PLAY WITH COLOURS
In France, choosing the same colour for your accessories and dress reveals a lack of taste.


So dare to wear a hat in a different colour, but don’t forget this simple rule: strike a balance between more and less. If you’re wearing a print dress, for example, it’s better to keep things simple with the hat, and if you go for a plain dress, then stick to a simple trim in the same colour on your hat.


3. DO I LOOK SLIM IN THIS?
If you want to have presence, go for a large hat but just make sure you tilt it upwards.
It should sit obliquely on the head and give a sense of lift to your outfit.
Avoid wearing wide-brimmed hats with short, fitted dresses that trim the figure. They just pack everything down.


4. HAVE A BALL
A hat only gets noticed if the wearer is happy to be seen in it and exudes confidence in their outfit.


5. STAY THE DISTANCE

To make sure everything in your outfit is pulling together as one, get someone to take a photo of you from about 20 metres away and then check how it looks.


That’s the distance that the jury of the Concours d’Élégance Mademoiselle Diane par Longines will see contenders from when they step on to the catwalk.




THE BIGGEST FILLIES RACE

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HISTORY IS MADE AS A WOMAN JOCKEY WINS ONE OF THE GREAT FILLIES’ RACES FOR THE FIRST TIME

British rider Hollie Doyle of England becomes the first woman jockey to win the Prix de Diane Longines


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History has been made! As Britain’s Hollie Doyle of England became the first woman jockey to win Sunday’s Prix de Diane Longines, which enjoys the reputation of being the most glamorous horse race of the year! Hollie Doyle was on board the filly Nashwa, trained in Britan by John and Thady Gosden, and owned by Kuwaiti national Imad Al Sagar.

The young woman jockey, 25, battled it out with the doyen of the French weighing room, Gérald Mossé, who boasts six wins in Prix de Diane Longines, but Nashwa held on by short lead at the main expense of the Gérald Mossé-ridden La Parisienne, who is trained at Maisons-Laffitte by Carlos Lerner and his son Yann. Rosacea, trained at Deauville by Stéphane Wattel, finished third, having preceded two other French fillies, Agave and Fall in Love.  

La Parisienne and Rosacea were both bred in Normandy: the former by Pierre Talvard at the Haras du Cadran (Orne), and the latter by Jurgen Winter at the Haras de la Pérelle (Calvados).
Hollie Doyle is one of Europe's top riders, having ridden two Group 1 winners in Europe, and she finished fourth in the British jockey rankings in 2020. Hollie Doyle has been contracted since 2020 to Imad Al Sagar, the owner of Nashwa, who is also the filly’s breeder. His colours rose to prominence as the result of a win in Epsom Derby via Authorized.

That was in 2007. However, this is the first big win for this particular tandem.


See you in 2023!


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PRIX DE DIANE LONGINES

A great race that embodies the history of the sport.

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Ever since 1843, Le Prix de Diane Longines has been attracting outstanding fillies to the start line at a delightful setting flanked by the Château de Chantilly and the magnificent stables of the Prince de Condé.


Held every June, this grand prix for three-year-old fillies is a highlight of the European flat racing season, leading as it does to the selection of prestigious bloodlines with outstanding careers ahead of them in stud.


There isn’t an owner in the world who doesn’t dream of having a horse with the ability to start a race of this quality.


Le Prix de Diane Longines is the richest of the day’s races offering €1m in prize money, including €571,400 for the winner’s entourage.


The race gets under way at 16:00, following a magnificent parade on the track.


To discover the race programme of the day, click HERE.



Did you know?
Group 1, the height of sporting excellence
Le Prix de Diane Longines is a Group 1 race, the highest level in international flat racing.


These races are reserved for exceptional horses capable of reaching speeds of over 65km/h.


See you in 2023!



2 Prix de Diane Longines in Figures

LE PRIX DE DIANE LONGINES IN FIGURES


Four hundred stylish female hat wearers will walk the catwalk in a bid to win the famed Concours d’Elégance Mademoiselle Diane par Longines.


Two thousand collector’s hat boxes each containing a lunch will be opened and enjoyed at the largest chic picnic of the year on the lawns of Chantilly Racecourse.


Fifty-seven countries will broadcast Le Prix de Diane Longines live.


Two minutes: Posted by Trêve in 2013, the fastest ever winner’s time in this 2,100m race is 2:03.77, which equates to an average speed of 61km/h.


Seven wins: The most successful silks in the history of Le Prix de Diane Longines belong to H H Aga Khan, the owner of Shemaka (1993), Vereva (1997), Zainta (1998), Daryaba (1999), Zarkava (2008), Sarafina (2010) and Valyra (2012).


Two doubles: Only two Diane-winning fillies have kicked on to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the biggest race in the world: Trêve and Zarkava.


Five wins: Four jockeys currently share the record number of wins in the race. Only one of whom is still active: Gérald Mossé, who scored his five Prix de Diane triumphs between 1988 and 1999.


Two women have trained Prix de Diane winners:
- Christiane Head: Harbour (1982), Egyptband (2000) and Trêve (2013).
- Corinne Barande-Barbe: Carling (1995).


Twenty-four wins:
In the last 30 years, French-trained fillies have won Le Prix de Diane on 24 occasions, well clear of their English counterparts on four wins and the Irish on two.


3 Chantilly: the town where horse racing is king


CHANTILLY: THE TOWN WHERE HORSE RACING IS KING



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The biggest fillies race of them all has been held since its inception at Chantilly, the cradle of French racing.


On their return from a day’s hunting in 1833, Prince Lobanoff and Messrs de Normandie, d’Hédouville, de Wagram and de Plaisance decided to engage in a friendly race as they crossed the large plain that stretches out before the Château de Chantilly and its Grandes Écuries, having remarked on the give in the ground. That race was won by Mr de Normandie, the future president of the Jockey Club de Paris.


Greatly taken with English flat racing, the five had searched in vain for a site where they could build a racecourse that could rival those on the other side of the Channel. Mr de Normandie then enlisted the support of the Duke of Orléans – one of the sons of Louis-Philippe I and himself a horse racing enthusiast – and they agreed to organise a race meeting on the site the following spring. And so the story of Chantilly Racecourse and its unique setting began.


Situated not far from the racecourse, Chantilly Forest is home to France’s largest thoroughbred training centre. Every morning, more than 2,200 racehorses belonging to 110 trainers step out to train on tracks maintained by France Galop.


It is here that the champions ready themselves for competition.


LONGINES, NAMING SPONSOR OF THE PRIX DE DIANE

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Longines, the Title Partner of an unmissable event synonymous with French style


Swiss watchmaker Longines is delighted to be the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the celebrated Prix de Diane Longines for the 12th year running. With no fewer than eight races on the card on this prestigious and glamorous day of racing, the 19 June meeting promises to be a thrilling one for lovers of horse racing.


Involved in equestrian sports since 1869 and long associated with the world’s greatest race meetings, Longines is delighted to be timing the day’s showpiece event. The winning owner, trainer and jockey of the race will also receive a classic Longines timepiece.

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2 La Grande Classique by Longines, Official Watch of the 2021 event

LA GRANDE CLASSIQUE BY LONGINES
The Official Watch of the Prix de Diane Longines 2022


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More than anything else, Le Prix de Diane Longines stands for style, a quality also encapsulated by the Official Watch presented by the luxury watchmaker and taken from its La Grande Classique collection.


Launched in 1992, this fabled line has had a large part to play in forging the reputation of the winged hourglass brand.


An expression of Longines’ classic style and timeless elegance, the collection stands out for its ultra-thin profile and wide range of versions.
Designed for both women and men, this iconic collection is worn on the wrists of people with an appreciation of true value.


Matthieu Baumgartner, Vice-President Marketing Longines:


“This glamorous race meeting, which our brand has been a Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of since 2011, is the perfect illustration of the values Longines holds dear: elegance, tradition and performance.”


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USEFUL INFORMATION

1  Tickets

See you in 2023!


TICKETING


Prices:


- Free for Under 12s (general admission)


- Adults: From €10 (early bird tickets, available online) and €12 at the turnstiles on the day


Parking: €5 (pre-book at our ticketing site here).


For safety reasons:


- Pets are not allowed on the premises at Chantilly Racecourse.
- Searches will be stepped up at the entrance to the racecourse.

You are allowed to bring the following:
-    Glasses
-    Bottles
-    Cutlery (not kitchen knives)
-    Pushchairs

You are not allowed to bring the following:
-    Large knives
-    Spray paints
-    Weapons
-    Helmets
-    Scooters
-    Balls
-    Pets
-    Megaphones
-    Sunshades

2 Catering

FOOD AND DRINK


Catering for appetites both big and small


From a chic picnic in an idyllic setting or a lovely, rustic table by the side of the track to a gourmet lunch and an open-air food court, there are a host of different ways you can satisfy your tastebuds on your day out at the Prix de Diane Longines.


To ensure you enjoy the experience of your choice, please book your hat-box picnic or seat at the La Table de Diane in advance.
Leave it to the day and you’ll be too late.





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Panoramic restaurant:


The head of the panoramic restaurant offers you a unique and exceptional bespoke menu for €210/head.


Thanks to quality local produce, a welcoming service and wonderful views of the Château de Chantilly and the stables of the Duke of Aumale, this is an experience to remember.


Reservations:

By SMS only to +33 (0) 6 33 98 57 54 or email to logistique@seson.fr
When making your reservation, please state your name, the number of people, and your telephone number.

Maximum of six people per table


Dress code in operation


Check out the menu
3 How to get to Chantilly Racecourse and stay nearby 

GETTING HERE


Address: Hippodrome de Chantilly
Avenue de la Plaine des Aigles – 60500 Chantilly


To make the most of your day and enjoy all the entertainment on offer, we recommend you get here when doors open at 11:00.
The racecourse closes at 21:00.


– BY CAR:
A1 motorway: Exit 7 for Survilliers or Exit 8 for Senlis-Chamant, then follow the signs for Chantilly.


Parking: €5 (pre-book at our ticketing site here).


– BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
Trains from La Gare du Nord/Grandes Lignes to Gare de Chantilly



–TRAVELLING BY CAR


A1 motorway, junction 7: Survilliers or junction 8: Senlis-Chamant, then follow signs to Chantilly
Parking available on site (€5).


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– TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT :


Get your tickets on ter.sncf.com and with the SNCF app while promotions last.
 
 
Intercity train from Gare du Nord stopping at Chantilly  
 


STAY NEARBY CHANTILLY RACECOURSE


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For the 2022 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 Prix de Diane Longines




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4 Hospitality

OUR PACKAGES


Come and discover our stylish lounges on this elegant race day ! 


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MEDIA & CONTACT

1 Media

MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT


Héléna DUPUY


medias@france-galop.com
 +33 1 49 10 22 50


Press room


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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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Paris Première, one of the M6 group’s channels since 2004

French general-interest television channel

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Watch the Prix de Diane Longines, live from Chantilly, unencrypted and exclusively on M6, as well as the Prix du Jockey Club followed by the Prix de Diane Longines on Paris Première.





3 Contact

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES, PLEASE CONTACT US AT:


webmaster@france-galop.com


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