France Galop

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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Dettori receives six-month suspension: ‘I have let down my family’

Officials with France Galop announced Wednesday that jockey Frankie Dettori would be banned from riding for six months after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Dettori will not be permitted to ride in any major racing jurisdiction for the duration of the ban. Unlike the British Horse Racing Authority, France Galop does not release the […]

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Dettori hearing scheduled for Dec. 4

Frankie Dettori is set to face a disciplinary committee of French racing stewards next Tuesday, December 4. According to a report in the Racing Post, the champion jockey has been summoned to appear at the hearing in Paris after an independent medical commission found that there was a ‘disciplinary case to answer’ after Dettori tested […]

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Dettori has license suspended by French racing authorities

As expected, jockey Frankie Dettori has had his racing license suspended by officials of the medical committee of France Galop. The three doctors on the medical panel have passed their findings along to France Galop’s disciplinary committee, which will meet in two weeks to decide the severity of Dettori’s suspension. France Galop released the following […]

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Dettori hearing: France Galop denies targeting jockey

Jockey Frankie Dettori faced France Galop’s medical commission Tuesday morning, where he was presented with the results of a positive drug test that took place Sept. 16. Tuesday’s hearing was before a panel of three doctors; they will then send a report to France Galop, which will then convene a meeting of stewards. The stewards […]

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Dettori facing Longchamp inquiry after ‘positive test’

Frankie Dettori is set to face a France Galop inquiry next week after a “positive test” at Longchamp in September, according to a report by the Sporting Life. Solicitor Christopher Stewart-Moore, Dettori’s legal representative, issued a statement with the news the Medical Committee of the French authority is planning a hearing. The test was conducted […]

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Destination Louisville brought to you by VINERY LTD: A True World Championship

Better get used to a major international influence at the Breeders’ Cup, which is trying to give real meaning to the term “world championships” with its new global nomination program unveiled on Monday. With horses from around the world getting an easier path to eligibility, we may soon start seeing the best of Europe, Asia, […]

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