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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.  2020 Major Festivals - DOWNLOAD


Emirates Poules d'Essai


On Sunday May 10th, the Emirates French Guineas will take place at ParisLongchamp racecourse, followed by G1 The Gurkha Prix Saint-Alary. A unique opportunity to discover the racecourse surrounded by a great atmosphere. The Arqana Breeze-Up sale, will be held in Deauville on the 9th, which has proven a consistent source of Group 1 winners.


Persian King and Castle Lady lifted the Gr.1 Emirates Poules d'Essai des Poulains and Pouliches, France's first Classic races of the season.

DateSunday 10th May 2020
Prize Money €1.45 million