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Agenda of the week (May 16 to 22): on the way to the Grand Steeple-Chase of Paris!

Monday May 16

Sweet whipped cream

Texanita Prize (Gr.3)

We start the week in the Oise on I’Chantilly Racecourse where will the Price Texanita. This Group 3 is reserved for 3-year-old horses and will be contested over 1,200 meters (straight line).

The event was created in 2013 and initially held Listed status. Then he was promoted to Group 3 level in 2015.

Among the eight competitors of this race we find Ebro River (2) for driving Hugo Palmer. Placed in Group 1 at the Curragh last year, vsand son of Galileo Gold moves with ambitions. Haziym (1) has just opened its prize list in a good way, it will also be one to follow.


Price of Cher (Listed)

On the Hippodrome du Putois the meeting of this Monday will be to follow with in particular the Expensive Price. A hurdle race which will see horses of 5 years and above compete and which will be disputed over 3,800 meters.

In just six outings over obstacles, Roberto Has (10), count four victories as well as a first accessit. The protege of François Nicolle remains on a fall when she had won the race. She will be to follow in this event.

Tuesday May 17

Saint Cloud


This Tuesday’s Quinté+ will take place at the Val d’Or racecourse. Horses 4 years old and above will have an appointment on the course of 2,100 meters.

Wednesday May 18


Prix ​​du Gatinais (Gr.3)

We are staying in the Paris region for the Gatinais price which will be one of the two highlights of the meeting in the temple of the trot. This race labeled Group 3 is reserved for European horses aged 7 to 10 inclusive and will be contested on the 2,850 meters of the large track.

Discoloration is among the remaining entrants. Arrival at the stable Jean Michel Baudouin since last September, the eight-year-old female has established herself as a safe bet during this winter meeting at Vincennes. She has just finished second in the Treport price behind the highly esteemed Ampia Mede Sm.

Prix ​​du Perreux (Gr.3)

The second highlight of this meeting at the Paris-Vincennes racecourse will be the Price of the Perreux. A test also labeled Group 3 which will pit European horses aged 5 and 6 over the 2,700 meters of the main track.

Lion d’Angers

Grand Steeplechase (Listed) and Prix ​​du Haras du Lion (Listed)

This Wednesday, two coveted events will be contested at the Isle-Briand racecourse. the Big Steeplechase will see horses of 5 years and above compete over the distance of 4,600 meters.

While the Price of the Haras du Lion will meet mares of 4 years and above over the distance of 2,000 meters.

Thursday May 19


Finland Award (Listed)

This Listed event will be the meeting of the day for 3-year-old fillies who will compete over the distance of 1,800 meters.

Friday May 20


Guillaume de Bellaigue Prize (Gr.3)

Like every Friday, the Parisian cendrée will be the place of all eyes, particularly with the Guillaume de Bellaigue Prize. This mounted trotting event will pit horses from 6 to 10 years old inclusive on the 2,700 meters of the large track.

For the moment, beautiful people are among the entries for this race. The winner of the recent Roger Ledoyen Prize (Gr.3), Georgica Gede (A.Pillon), as well as the winner of theIle-de-France (Gr. I), Freeman de Houelle (F. Leblanc), Star of Heather (C.Dreux) which was prepared for this race or even Dimo d’Occagnes (A.Ripoll Rigo) to name but a few.

Georgica Gede & Mathieu Mottier – Prix Roger Ledoyen (Gr.3) – Vincennes – 07/05/2022


Golden Dreams Award (Listed)

First Listed for the generation of 2-year-old colts and fillies. the Golden Dreams Award will be run on the 1,000m straight line of the Vichy track.

Saturday May 21


Great Auteuil Hurdle Race (Gr.1) and Prix ​​Sagan (Gr.3)

One of the big events of this weekend is the 144th edition of the Great Auteuil Hurdle Race, top of the French calendar for hurdlers. A group 1 event reserved for horses aged 5 and over and which is contested over 5,100 meters.

The defending champion is the champion, Autonomybelonging to Catherine Coiffierdriven by François Nicolle and mounted by Angelo Zuliani. From the height of her 7 years, the daughter of autumn is about to put his title back into play.

This Saturday will also bealso in the temple of the obstacle a group 3, the Sagan Prize. A hurdle race that will pit 3-year-old fillies against each other over the distance of 3,500 meters.

Curragh (IRL)

2000 Guineas (Gr.1)

On the other side of the Channel, in Ireland, the classic flat season begins with theIrish Guineas Festival. The first highlight of this festival will be the test of 2000 Irish Guineas whose first edition dates back to 1921.

This test is the Irish equivalent of the 2000 English guineas and some French Foal Trial Hen.

Sunday May 22


Grand Steeple Chase of Paris (Gr.1)

Spectacular test, the Grand Steeple Chase of Paris ranks among the biggest sporting events of the year and winning it is a consecration.

The best horses aged 5 and over set off for 6,000 meters, the longest steeplechase at the Auteuil racecourse, on a course punctuated by 23 obstacles of varying sizes and difficulties.

Overview of the forces present for this Grand Steeplechase of Paris 2022 with the article of Francois Pradeau.

Prix ​​Ferdinand Dufaure (Gr.1), Prix Alain du Breil (Gr.1) and Prix Aguado (Gr.3)

the Ferdinand Dufaure Prize is a steeplechase event reserved for 4-year-old horses and contested over 4,300 meters. The title holder is Listrac belonging to SARL Carion EMMdriven by François Nicolle and mounted by Lucas Zuliani.

the Alain du Breil Prize is a group 1 race, equivalent to the Great Auteuil Hurdle Race but reserved for 4-year-old horses and is run over 3,900 meters.

This time, 3-year-old colts and geldings will be honored in the Aguado Prizethey will compete over 3,500 meters.

Curragh (IRL)

1000 Guineas (Gr.1)

3-year-old fillies will be at the start of this group 1 contested over 1,600 meters and whose first edition dates back to 1922. This event is the Irish equivalent of the 1000 Guineas English Stakes and some French Fillies Trial Hen.

See you on Sunday May 22 to attend the Grand Steeple Chase of Parisadrenaline and thrills guaranteed!

Doctor of Ballon & Bertrand Lestrade – Grand Steeple Chase of Paris – 05/23/2021

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