Tag: French horse racing

Love, seen here winning the Epsom Oaks in July, will likely race in America next. Trainer Aidan O'Brien scratched the standout 3-year-old filly from the Arc de Triomphe Thursday. (Image: Bill Selwyn/Reuters Pool)

Love Conquers None After O’Brien Scratches Star Filly From Arc

With rain pelting the Paris area and more expected this weekend, trainer Aidan O’Brien scratched standout 3-year-old filly Love from Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. In so doing, O’Brien dropped the favorite’s tag on two-time Arc champion Enable. O’Brien’s decision came after weather forecasts predicted more rain for the […]

The grandstands and boxes at ParisLongchamp will be empty for Monday's racing return outside the French capital. (Image: Vincent Fillon)

After Near Reversal, French Racing Resumes on Monday

Overcoming a late-arriving challenge from entities inside the French government, horse racing will resume as planned in France Monday, according to an announcement by France Galop. Edouard de Rothschild, the president of the French governing body for racing, tweeted early Saturday morning that French President Emmanuel Macron signed off on […]

The renovated, ParisLongchamp Racecourse outside Paris won't have fans in its futuristic grandstands when and if racing resumes May 11. (Image: Getty)

Anticipating a Return to the Track, French Racing Officials Issue Schedule

Two days after laying out plans to resume horse racing amid the coronavirus pandemic, French officials released a schedule of Group (Grade) 1 races that provide a different look from a traditional French racing calendar. France Galop, the country’s racing governing body, announced the schedule pending the planned resumption of […]