France horse racing news


Public barred from three French meetings

Three race meetings in France are to take place behind closed doors in a response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Pierre-Charles Boudot

Arc-winning rider Boudot denies rape

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe-winning jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot has strongly denied allegations of rape made against him.

First positive in France to blood agent

French authorities have detected the first positive test to synthetic blood doping agent ITPP in a racehorse.
Called To The Bar

Pia Brandt and Called To The Bar follow Pride’s Hong Kong lead

Pia Brandt will not necessarily be a familiar face for many Hong Kong racing fans but aficionados are far more likely to recognise the silks...

French master Royer-Dupre commands respect at home and abroad

There are certain trainers that have acquired a real knack of travelling their horses for the biggest international events, while others are renowned as kings...

Marmelo retired to stud after Cup drama

The 2018 Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo has been retired to stand at stud in France, a fortnight after his controversial scratching from the 2019 race.

Arc winner Waldgeist retired to stud

Waldgeist, winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, has been retired and will stand at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland.

Enable to jump from barrier nine in Arc

Enable will start from barrier nine in her bid for an unprecedented third win in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Nagano Gold primed for Arc experience

Nagano Gold will carry the hopes of the Czech Republic when he lines up against Enable in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp.

Earthlight maintains unbeaten record

Two-year-old Earthlight has taken his perfect record to five in the Group One Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.
Frankie Dettori

Another Group One for Dettori and Gosden

Star Catcher has capped a lucrative weekend for jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden in the Group One Prix Vermeille at ParisLongchamp.

Enable beats Magical in Yorkshire Oaks

Enable has won her 10th Group One race in the Yorkshire Oaks at York, her final appearance on English soil.

Enable looks unstoppable in Yorkshire Oaks

A field of four will run in the Yorkshire Oaks headed by Enable who is aiming for a sixth consecutive Group One win.

Marmelo wins Prix Kergolay in France

Marmelo has won the Prix Kergolay at Deauville and is set to return to Australia to try to go one better than his second in...
Frankie Dettori

13th Group One win for Dettori this season

Coronet has given John Gosden and Frankie Dettori yet another Group One winner in the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville.

Frankie Dettori wins another Group 1 in France

Frankie Dettori has steered Advertise to a third top-level success in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.

Agonising defeat for Marmelo in France

Hughie Morrison has been left disappointed as Marmelo narrowly failed to win back-to-back editions of the Prix Maurice de Nieuil at ParisLongchamp.

Marmelo unplaced in French Group One

Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo has finished unplaced in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud won by the John Gosden-trained Coronet.

Dettori wins Commonwealth Cup on Advertise

Frankie Dettori has won the Commonwealth Cup on Advertise while French horse Watch Me has taken the other G1 on the Royal Ascot program, the...

Sottsass causes upset in French Derby

Sottsass has sprung a surprise to outgun Persian King to land the Prix du Jockey Club in record time at Chantilly.

French track Maisons-Laffitte set to close its doors at the end of 2019

ONE of France’s premier racecourses Maisons-Laffitte is to “halt horse-racing activities” from the end of next year, France Galop has announced. The course, close to...

Royal Meeting wins French Group One

Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor has continued his winning month with two-year-old Royal Meeting successful in the G1 Criterium International at Chantilly.
Lady Aurelia

Harry Herbert to leave Al Shaqab

Harry Herbert has resigned as Sheikh Joaan Al Thani's racing advisor with the Qatari operation increasing its presence in France.
Talismanic nominated for Dubai World Cup

Talismanic next start undecided but Dubai World Cup confirmed

Certainly one of the most eye-catching horses in training, Godolphin’s emblazoned bay Group 1Breeders Cup Turf champion Talismanic is looking to turn heads again in...

French import ready for Australian debut

Former Andre Fabre-trained French import Le Juge is set to make his Australian debut in a 1500m-race at Moonee Valley.