Training Centres

Training Centres

French training costs are greatly cheaper than in other European racing countries (between €17,000 and €25,000 annually), partly because French owners receive direct subsidies from pool betting income such as transport subsidies to the races (€6.2 million of travelling allowances per year). One cannot deny that French training is good value for money, considering the quality of the training facilities and above all the renowned skills of French trainers and riders who train several Gr1 winners all around the world.

Estimated number of horses for the main training centres :

Chantilly : 30 kms north of Paris : 2770 horses
Maisons-Laffitte : 25 kms north-west of Paris : 680 horses
Marseille – Calas : South East : 600 horses
Deauville : West – Normandy Coast : 330 horses
Pau – South West : 600 horses
Senonnes – West : 450 horses
Chazey-sur-Ain – Centre-East : 200 horses
Mont de Marsan – South West : 280 horses
La Teste – South West : 250 horses

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