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Racing Festivals

European racing boasts several major Festivals throughout the season.  Held at the most famous racecourses, these events combine first class racing, international contenders and a social scene to match. Champions are crowned in every nation, with the best of the best doing battle for racing's most prestigious races. If you would like to visit any of these iconic events, we are here to help you plan your trip.  2019 Major Festivals - DOWNLOAD


Meeting de Deauville Barriere


Each year, major races take place at the Deauville-La-Touques racecourse during the Deauville Lucien Barrière meeting. There are 18 racing days, 150 races, 5 Group 1 races and nearly 2 000 runners. Prix Rothschild, Larc Prix Maurice de Gheest, Prix du Haras de Fresnay le Buffard – Jacques Le Marois, Darley Prix Morny and Darley Prix Jean Romanet are the highlights of this meeting surrounding by a nice and serene atmosphere. The whole horse racing world meets up on mid-August on the premier Yearling Sale of the year, at Arqana to find future stars.


The superstar Irish filly Alpha Centauri defeats the colts and bursts through in impressive style in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois!

DateSaturday 27th July - Wednesday 28th August 2019
Prize Money €3.69 million