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Olivier Delloye New Managing Director Of France Galop

Eric Hoyeau, President of ARQANA, commented as follows on the appointment of Olivier Delloye to the role of Managing Director of France Galop. “The appointment of Olivier at the head of France Galop is fantastic news for French racing. He has all the qualities necessary to orchestrate the modernisation plan announced by Edouard to Rothschild […]

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Who’s Driving American Breeding’s Need For Speed?

It’s an age-old question in racing: Do breeders drive the racing program or does the racing program drive the breeding industry? The answer depends on where you’re standing. According to figures from Equibase, of the 41,574 races run in the United States last year, 25,776 of them were run at distances of seven furlongs or […]

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Purse Increased for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Officials announced April 28 that the purse for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe’s top race, has been increased to €5 million ($6,926,248 US) for the 2014 edition. The purse increase marks a 4.2 percent increase from the previous purse, €4.8 million, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. The Qatar Racing […]

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Video: ‘Greatest Horse Race in the World’ Captures Excitement of the Arc

One of the greatest days of racing will take place in less than three weeks when Longchamp Racecourse hosts seven Group 1 races, culminating with the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Each year, France Galop releases a promotional video for the event and the great weekend of racing. Enjoy!

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Frankie Goes to France: Dettori Hopes Additional Tests Will Clear Him to Ride

Frankie Dettori has decided to meet with France Galop officials to see if he can help hurry things along so he can resume riding in time for the Investec Derby next weekend. Dettori had planned to begin riding again on May 20, but British racing authorities would not allow him to ride since France hadn’t […]

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Flying Dismount Meets Landing Gear: Dettori’s Return Delayed

Frankie Dettori’s return from a six-month ban for a positive drug test has been delayed by French racing officials. Dettori had planned to return to riding at Leicester, England on Monday, but British officials were informed by France Galop that they cannot sanction Dettori as fit to ride until he has met with its Medical […]

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French Racing Just Got Crowded: Industry Launches Generation Galop

A handful of owners and breeders banded together last month to launch Generation Galop, a new French racing association headed by Lady Chrys O’Reilly and Herve Morin. Generation Galop currently has around 80 members who united to push more more breeder incentives, racing schedules, and owner initiatives to develop racehorse ownership in the country. Leaders […]

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French Classic Gets Purse Hike for 2013

France Galop announced Tuesday that the 2013 edition of the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Fr-I, French 2,000 Guineas) will get a bump in purse money and will be run for €550,000 (approximately $713,000). That is a €100,000 increase for the race, which is scheduled to be contested May 12 at Longchamp. French racing officials have […]

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France Galop clears hurdle to rebuild Longchamp

The redevelopment of Longchamp Racecourse is set to move forward in 2014 after the Paris city council agreed to hear a proposal from France Galop to extend its lease on the site through 2056. The 50-year-old grandstand will be demolished after the 2014 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, with a new building anticipated in time […]

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Dettori: Regrets ‘moment of madness’

Frankie Dettori has expressed regret over his “moment of madness” that led him to be suspended from racing for six months. In an interview with the Daily Express, Dettori admitted that he “let down myself, my family and the sport I love,” but he vowed to return to the course next year and “prove a […]

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