Chantilly Racecourse

Chantilly Racecourse, or in French, Hippodrome de Chantilly, is set in 65 acres in the Oise department of northern France, a little over 30 miles from Paris. The first race meeting at the course, built at the foot of the imposing Great Stables, was held on May 15, 1834, but today Chantilly Racecourse is famous as the home of two of the four French Classics, the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix Diane. Chantilly Racecourse stages a total of 36 Flat fixtures between March and November

Course Characteristics

Chantilly Racecourse consists of a network of three right-handed, interlaced tracks, the longest of which, the Jockey Club track, is a mile and half, or 2,400 metres, in circumference. The 3-furlong, or 600-metre, home straight rises over 30 feet before the winning post and places the emphasis firmly on stamina.


Track Facts

The Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) and the Prix Diane (French Oaks) are both run over 2,100 metres (approximately 1 mile 2½ furlongs) in June.

The most successful jockey in the history of the Prix du Jockey Club is Yves Saint-Martin with nine wins between 1965 and 1987.

The Great Stables, or in French, Grandes Ecuries, were built by Louis-Henri de Bourbon, the seventh Prince de Conde, between 1719 and 1740.

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