The Parisian turf season opens on Sunday March 10th

The Parisian turf season opens on Sunday March 10th

The Parisian turf season opens on Sunday March 10th with the first Saint-Cloud meeting of the year. Two Listed events will take place then but the first steps on the classic path follow up next Sunday.

Many ways lead to the French classics, The Emirates Poules d’Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas, Gr1) and the “Pouliches” (French 1,000 Guineas, Gr1), on May 12th at ParisLongchamp, the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, Gr1), on June 2nd at Chantilly, and the June 16 Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks, Gr1), with the Bastille Day ParisLongchamp showdown, the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1). However, most still use the main prep races, which are detailed here for the 2019 season …

3yo colts – Milers

  • March 17, Saint-Cloud, Prix Omnium II (Listed), 1m.
  • April 10, Maisons-Laffitte, Prix Djebel (Gr3), 7f.
  • April 14, ParisLongchamp, Prix de Fontainebleau (Gr3), 1m.
  • May 12, ParisLongchamp, The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas, Gr1), 1m.

3yo fillies – Milers

  • March 17, Saint-Cloud, Prix La Camargo (Listed), 1m.
  • April 10, Maisons-Laffitte, Prix Imprudence (Gr3), 7f.
  • April 14, ParisLongchamp, Prix de la Grotte (Gr3), 1m.
  • May 12, ParisLongchamp, The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas, Gr1), 1m.

Destination QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club

  • April 7, ParisLongchamp, Prix La Force (Gr3), 9f.
  • April 14, ParisLongchamp, Prix Noailles (Gr3), 10 1/2f.
  • May 1, Saint-Cloud, Prix Greffulhe (Gr2), 10 1/2f.
  • May 6, Chantilly, Prix de Guiche (Gr3), 9f.
  • May 12, ParisLongchamp, The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas, Gr1), 1m.
  • June 2, Chantilly, QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, Gr1) 10 1/2f.

Destination Prix de Diane Longines

  • April 7, ParisLongchamp, Prix Vanteaux (Gr3), 9f.
  • May 1, Saint-Cloud, Prix Pénélope (Gr3), 10 1/2f.
  • May 12, ParisLongchamp, The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas, Gr1), 1m.
  • May 20, Saint-Cloud, Prix Cléopâtre (Gr3), 10 1/2f.
  • May 26, ParisLongchamp, Saxon Warrior Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1), 1m2f.
  • June 2, Chantilly, Prix de Sandringham (Gr2), 1m.
  • June 16, Chantilly, Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks, Gr1), 10 1/2f.

Destination Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris

  • May 26, ParisLongchamp, Prix du Lys (Gr3), 1m4f 
  • June 2, Chantilly, QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1), 10 1/2f.
  • June 2, Chantilly, Prix de Royaumont (Gr3, fillies only), 1m4f.
  • June 16, Chantilly, Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks, Gr1, fillies only), 10 1/2f.
  • June 16, Chantilly, Prix Hocquart (Gr2), 1m4f.
  • June 30, Saint-Cloud, Prix de Malleret (Gr2, Fillies only), 1m4F.
  • June 30, Saint-Cloud, Prix Eugène Adam (Gr2), 1m2f.
  • July 14, ParisLongchamp, Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1), 1m4f.

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