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Course Profile: Deauville

31 July 2021

Deauville racecourse (also known as Hippodrome Deauville-La Touques) is located in the Calvados region, Normandy, France. During the summer, good sized crowds can be found at Deauville with the town also a popular seaside resort. Originally called “Hippodrome de la Touques”, it was named after the Touques River that separates the city of Deauville from Trouville-sur-Mer. It was constructed in 1862 with the first meeting a year later. Napoleon III’s half-brother, Charles Auguste Louis Joseph, duc de Morny was a key member of the original development.


The breeding industry (for both thoroughbred and trotting) around Deauville and within Normandy is as crucial as the racecourse with multiple and well-known breeding farms in the region. Alongside top-quality racing, in August and October renowned yearling sales take place.

  • Deauville is a 75-hectare facility that hosts thoroughbred flat racing on both turf and the all-weather. The racetrack also has the only straight 1600m course in France. Across all seasons, Deauville attracts plenty of international interest for both racing and sales. Twenty hectares of the venue are dedicated to the tracks.
  • The track is one of the top-quality courses in France with six Group One races each year alongside four Group Two and ten Group Three contests. Since the introduction of the All-Weather Championships in the UK (held on Good Friday in March or April), Deauville stages at least one fast track qualifier for the final.
  • There are around 36 annual meetings usually taking in eight months of the year.
  • Winter meetings are held solely on the all-weather and attract capacity fields.
  • Floodlights are being introduced on the all-weather track with the first meeting under lights scheduled for late 2021
  • On average there is 60.8/87.2  horses per meeting. (Turf/All-weather)
  • On average there are 11.3/13.3 horses per race. (Turf/All-weather)

Major Races

Feature Race

When (Normal Schedule)

G1 Prix Jean Prat (1400m)

3yr olds - July

G1 Prix Rothschild (1600m)

3yr old+ Fillies & Mares - August

G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest (1300m)

3yr old+ - August

G1 Prix du Haras de Fresnay le Buffard-Jacques le Marois (1600m)

3yr old+ - August

G1 Prix Jean Romanet (2000m)

4yr old+ Fillies & Mares - August

G1 Prix Morny (1200m)

2yr old - August

G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano (2000m)

3yr old - August

G2 Prix Kergorlay (3000m)

3yr old+ - August

G2 Prix de Pomone (2500m)

3yr old+ Fillies & Mares - August

G2 Grand Prix de Deauville (2500m)

3yr old+ - August

  •  On average Favourites winning per day – 1.1/ 2.1 Favourites (Turf/All-weather)
  • On average Favourites placing per day – 1.7/3.6 Favourites (Turf/All-weather)
  • The round course at Deauville is a right-handed oval, 2200m in circumference, while the straight 1600m track joins the round course at the top of the home straight. The home straight is approximately 500m.
  • The All-Weather course (constructed in 2003) is just over 2000m in circumference with a width of 25m

Jockey Stats - Most Wins (Turf)

Most Wins - Jockey

Wins

Win %

Places

Place %

Christophe Soumillon

194

17

503

45

Olivier Peslier

139

15

380

41

Maxime Guyon

128

14

355

40

Stephane Pasquier

94

12

278

34

Mickael Barzalona

77

13

212

36

 

Trainers Stats – Most Wins (Turf)

    Most Wins - Trainer

Wins

          Win %

        Places

          Place %

Andre Fabre

          237

20

583

49

    Jean-Claude Rouget

          235

22

557

53

            Freddy Head

           85

15

218

39

  Pascal Bary

76

15

234

46

  Rodolphe Collet

73

8

231

25

 

Horse Stats - Most Wins (Turf)

Horse

Total No. of starts at Course

Wins

Win Strike Rate %

Leiden

22

8

36

Jokari

12

6

50

Goldikova

7

5

71

Sand Chief

19

4

21

Raganeyev

20

4

20

 

Track Records

Best race times of all seasons (on any going)

Distance

Time

Horse

When, Going

1000m

0:55:81

Tour To Paris

May 2020, Good

1200m

1:07:90

Arcano

August 2009, Good

1300m

1:14:33

Moonlight Cloud

August 2013, Good to Soft

1300m (AW)

1:14:73

Cersei

December 2016, Standard

1400m

1:21:10

Proviso

August 2007, Good

1900m (AW)

1:44:50

Majura

November 2018, Standard

2000m

2:14:06

Zambeso

August 2014, Soft to Heavy

2400m (AW)

2:28:20

Last Storm

December 2007, Standard

2500m

2:34:32

Golden Boy

August 2012, Good

2500m (AW)

2:32:61

Dagobert Duke

November 2016, Standard

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