Following the success of the inaugural “Retrained Racehorse Day”, which took place at Deauville-La
Touques racecourse on Saturday 27th August 2016, Au-Delà Des Pistes is pleased to announce this
event will be repeated in 2017 at several racecourses throughout France. Thanks to the support of
France Galop as well as Le Lion d’Angers and Craon racecourses, these events will take place during
some of France’s most popular race meetings.
As for the inaugural edition, ex-racehorses will demonstrate their new skills, whether in three-day
eventing, show jumping, polo, dressage or vaulting, and former champions will be paraded in front of the public.
These events aim to promote the versatility of off-the-track thoroughbreds to racegoers as well as
industry professionals and equestrian riders. These days will also put the emphasis on the organisations that retrain ex-racehorses for their new careers.
Retrained Racehorse Days in 2017:
- Tuesday 25 May 2017 – Le Lion d’Angers Raccourse – Anjou-Loire Challenge meeting
(Europe’s longest cross-country race)
- Sunday 9 July 2017 – Chantilly Racecourse – Prix Jean Prat meeting
- Saturday 26 August 2017 – Deauville-La Touques racecourse – Eve of the Grand Prix
de Deauville meeting
- Sunday 3 September 2017 – Craon racecourse –Grand Cross de Craon meeting