Au-Delà des Pistes, in partnership with France Galop, are hosting a day dedicated to retrained and retired horses, tomorrow, Saturday 26 August, at Deauville-La Touques racecourse, as part of the Lucien-Barrière sponsored meeting.
The day kicks off with the Champion’s Parade at 14h45 where the mighty SOLOW makes his first return to a racecourse since his retirement was announced earlier this year. Champion Older Horse of 2015 for his owner-breeders Wertheimer & Frère, the handsome grey will be joined by the ever-popular Au-Delà des Pistes ambassador, CIRRUS DES AIGLES, whose exploits need no introduction. Also taking part in the parade are REMEMBER ROSE, winner of the Gras Savoye Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (G1) and three-time winner of the Prix La Haye Jousselin (Gr1), as well as three former Godolphin stars, the Dubai World Cup winning duo of AFRICAN STORY and PRINCE BISHOP, and 2005 Ascot Gold Cup (Gr1) winner PAPINEAU.
Stunning Displays of Equine Versatility
One of Au-Delà des Pistes principle objectives is to promote the thoroughbred’s capabilities beyond the racetrack, both to the public and racing professionals, and retrained racehorses will be showing off their new skills in a series of demonstrations to be held between the eight scheduled races. These will include displays of Polo, Horseball, Showjumping and a presentation of Western Riding.
Up-close and Personal with Ex-Racehorses
Racegoers will also have the chance to get close to some of the participating thoroughbreds with organised visits accompanied by members of the Au-Delà des Pistes team.
An Information Stand
Au-Delà des Pistes and their partners, Ecurie Seconde Chance and the Ligue Française pour la Protection du Cheval will be hosting information stands on the racecourse, where horse lovers, riders, and racing professionals can come to learn more about how to ensure a safe transition into a second career.
If you can’t join us, be sure to follow the day’s events live on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages
Program of the day:
* Champions’ Parade : 14h45
* Polo demonstration: 15h25
* Western Riding demonstration: 16h00
* Horseball demonstration: 16h40
* Showjumping demonstration: 17h15
For more information : www.audeladespistes.fr