French Racing & Breeding

Introduction

France Galop is the non-profit making organisation responsible for flat and jump racing in France: out of 239 racecourses, it manages directly the premier tracks and training facilities at Chantilly, the largest European training centre, Deauville and Maisons Laffitte as well as managing the racing at Longchamp, Saint- Cloud and jumping at Enghien, all of which are within easy reach of Paris. 50% of European racecourses are located in France.

Owners receive their own card from France Galop which entitles them to free access to all racecourses in France where there are reserved areas including private dining facilities available to owners who may also invite guests free. In addition, VAT is charged at the current rate of 20% (7% on covering fees) which can be reclaimed if ownership is effected through a company (earl), there are no race entry fees, transportation of horses to the racecourse is heavily subsidised and English is spoken widely!

Stable visits to the fabulous training centres are actively encouraged and easily arranged. There are direct flights to Deauville from London City or fast ferries from Portsmouth, and there is the Eurostar as well as regular flights to Paris.

Racing & Breeding Statistics

 200920122014
Number of active sires414378318
Number of active mares8,1457,3127,436
Number of coverings10,4539,2709,388
Yearlings consigned / sold1,200/854 (71%)1,184/820 (69%)1,330/1,064 (80%)
Average Price€60,239€52,171€57,585
Foreign runners in Group races (%)470 (23%)386 (18.6%)430 (20.6%)
Total prize money (flat)€107.02 million€117.11 million€120.8 million
Owners’ premiums€36.47 million€41.07 million€44.5 million
Breeders’ prize money€15.90 million€18.25 million€19.45 million

Owners' Premiums

Owners’ premiums for assimilated and French-bred horses are paid as a percentage of the allocated prize money and in addition to the actual prize money as follows:-

2-YEAR-OLDS64%
3-YEAR-OLDS64%
4-YEAR-OLDS64%
5-YEAR-OLDS43%

Breeders' Premiums

In France

  • 15% for horses born since 2014 onwards by a French based sire, otherwise 10%
  • 19% in races restricted to French bred horses by a French based sire, otherwise 14%​

Outside France

  • 10% only applicable to winners and placed horses in Group 1 races

N-1: Foal conception year
N: Foal age / foal birth
N+1: yearling age

Distances & Weights

1 furlong200 metres
6 furlongs1200 metres
7 furlongs1400 metres
1 mile1600 metres
1¼ miles2000 metres
1½ miles2400 metres
2.2 lbs1 kilogram
8 stone 1155.78 kilograms
9 stone57.27 kilograms

French / English Lexicon

Présenté parConsigned by
EntraînementIn Training
Vente pour dissolution d'associationTo dissolve a partnership
DispersionDispersal sale
Appartenant àProperty of
Propre sœurFull sister
Propre frèreFull brother
MaleColt
HongreGelding
PoulicheFilly
PoulinièreMare
Entre au Haras enRetired to stud in
Père de vainqueursSire of winners
MèreDam
Mère de vainqueursDam of winners
Mère de X poulains vivantsDam of X living foals
En âge de courirOf racing age
En platOn the flat
En obstacleOver the jumps
N'a pas debuteUnraced
À L'EntraînementIn Training

Breeders' Premiums

Training and boarding fees are the euro equivalent of those in the UK. Cost recovery being the prize money divided by training expenses is approximately 55%. Owners contribute 4% of French prize money whereas it is 16% in the UK.

Breeders' Premiums

Training and boarding fees are the euro equivalent of those in the UK. Cost recovery being the prize money divided by training expenses is approximately 55%. Owners contribute 4% of French prize money whereas it is 16% in the UK.

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If you would like to know more about racing and breeding in France and would like to join our all-costs-inclusive racing and breeding ventures over there, please get in touch.

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Contact Details

Call Us

+44 (0)1327 855 513 / 855 660

Office

Charlock Stud – Abthorpe – Towcester – Northamptonshire – NN12 8TW – UK