Come Racing in France!

Discover the fun and excitement of thoroughbred horse racing in France, where big purses and low training fees combine to make this country one of the most attractive in the world for horse owners.

Explore our site for details, and contact us to discuss ownership opportunities.  Visit the blog of trainer Gina Rarick to keep up with all the latest happenings in the stable.

Why race in France?

Prize money in French racing is among the highest in the world. The winner of a mid-level race will take home between €9,000 and €15,000, compared with £1,000 to £1,500 in the U.K. In addition, French racing offers premiums to French-bred horses that add 64 percent to prize money for two- three- and four-year-olds, and 43 percent for five-year-olds and older.

Costs are comparatively low. French racing authorities subsidize travel expenses for horses, there are no entry fees for non-pattern races and jockey fees are minimal. Training fees in our yard are €55 a day excluding shoes and racing costs. That means no extra fees for things like rugs or nutritional supplements.

Another factor to consider: France does not allow any medication in a horse’s system on race day. That means lower vet bills for owners and sound, drug-free horses.

This year’s winners

St Cloud – June 28, 2015

Parkori taking the Prix Duc d'Alburqurque in St Cloud, June 28, 2015.

Parkori taking the Prix Duc d’Alburqurque in St Cloud, June 28, 2015.

Compiegne – June 25, 2015

CASQUITO (Delphine Santiago) easing past the winning post to take the Prix Equipement du Cavalier - Hippolia (Prix des Pervenches) (Course 7), June 25, 2015 at Deauville-Clairefontaine. (Photo by Frédéric Vernichon.)

CASQUITO (Delphine Santiago) easing past the winning post to take the Prix Equipement du Cavalier – Hippolia (Prix des Pervenches) (Course 7), June 25, 2015 at Deauville-Clairefontaine. (Photo by Frédéric Vernichon.)

Saint Cloud – March 19, 2015

Doctor Sim takes the Prix Perigord while King Driver follows closely for fourth. (Scoopdyga)

Doctor Sim takes the Prix Perigord while King Driver follows closely for fourth. (Scoopdyga)

Saint Cloud – March 7, 2015

King Driver easing ahead to take the Prix Herblay. (ScoopDyga)

King Driver easing ahead to take the Prix Herblay. (ScoopDyga)

Not to be outdone, Gorki Park winning the Prix Crécy Saint James one hour later. (ScoopDyga)

Not to be outdone, Gorki Park winning the Prix Crécy Saint James one hour later. (ScoopDyga)

Cagnes-sur-mer – January and February, 2015

King Driver winning the Prix de Juan-les-Pins in Cagnes-sur-mer, Febuary 14, 2015. (Scoopdyga)

King Driver winning the Prix de Juan-les-Pins in Cagnes-sur-mer, Febuary 14, 2015. (Scoopdyga)

Ray of Hope taking his second straight win, the Prix de l'Esterel, February 11, 2015, Cagnes-sur-mer. (Scoopdyga)

Ray of Hope taking his second straight win, the Prix de l’Esterel in Cagnes-sur-mer, February 11, 2015. (Scoopdyga)

One Two Punch:  Ray Of Hope edging out stable mate Mouhjim to take the Prix d'Ostende in Cagnes-sur-mer, January 22, 2015.

ONE TWO PUNCH: Ray Of Hope edging out stable mate Mouhjim to take the Prix d’Ostende in Cagnes-sur-mer, January 22, 2015. (JMA photos)

Come racing in France –
we’ll have a bottle of Champagne on ice for you!

Visit our gallery of previous winners at Gallop France.