Chantilly Tips and Racecourse Guide

Chantilly Racecourse is located just outside of Paris and is home to France’s two middle-distance classics, the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane.  The racecourse sits in the grounds of the magnificent Chateau de Chantilly and regularly features high-class racing, helped by its proximity to the Chantilly training centre. 

Chantilly plays home to races over a variety of distances from sprints to staying contests. Inside the turf course there is an excellent polytrack circuit, which is mainly used in the winter, including for Dubai World Cup Trials in March.

Chantilly Tips 

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 11/05

A cracking weekend’s racing in France and I like the look of one at Chantilly this afternoon (5.27pm).


Golden Call has had two runs over 1m7f back from a break, but 1m4f is his trip, the better ground is in his favour and he is capable of running a big race back in class 2 company, at which level he is unbeaten in his two starts over this trip.


He won on his latest start here, over this trip last June off a handicap mark of 42.5 and was subsequently second at Listed level at Lyon Parilly.  That form is as good as anything on offer here and it’s fair to say his main rivals, at least on ratings, have something to prove.  Devil In The Sky didn’t look the most straightforward on his reappearance at Lyon and, though he is entitled to come on for that (Yann Barberot’s are generally running better now), he looks far from certain to run to his mark of 44.  Haptics was last seen pulling up over hurdles and is entitled to come on for this, as is Guet Apens, who is also on reappearance.  He showed smart form at times last year, but he was winless and he might lack the tactical boot for this trip on drying ground.


Golden Call knows how to win when on song and looks a bet at 11/2.


Recommended Bet: 5.27pm Chantilly – 1pt each-way Golden Call @ 11-2 (all firms, except 6-1 WillHill)

Chantilly Top Trainers (2020)

1. Andre Fabre 29 wins (29%)

2. Francis Graffard 11 wins (25%)

3. Fabrice Chappet 10 wins (11%)

4. Jean-Claude Rouget 9 wins (20%)

5. Pia & Joakim Brandt 9 wins (11%)

Chantilly Top Jockeys (2020)

1. Pierre-Charles Boudot 34 wins (29%)

2. Maxime Guyon 16 wins (16%)

3. Theo Bachelot 12 wins (10%)

4. Stephane Pasquier 12 wins (11%)

5. Eddy Hardouin 12 wins (11%)

How to get there


The TER train from Paris Gare du Nord costs €8 per leg and is the most popular way to get to Chantilly Racecourse. Direct trains leave every 30 minutes at peak times and the journey takes just 24 minutes to Chantilly Gouvieux station. From there, it is an easy 15-minute walk to reach the racecourse main entry.

The Gare du Nord departure point makes it very simple to reach Chantilly directly from the UK, via the Eurostar. Consider leaving your bag at the left luggage facility, located below the Gare du Nord concourse.


An Uber costs about €70 from Central Paris to Chantilly Racecourse and takes one hour.


Chantilly is near Charles de Gaulle Airport. An Uber will cost €40 and takes 30 minutes.


Chantilly Top Races

G1 Prix du Jockey Club

G1 Prix de Diane

G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly

G2 Prix de Sandringham

G2 Prix du Royaumont

G2 Prix du Gros Chene

G2 Prix Robert Papin

Chantilly Map

Chantilly Racecourse

Chantilly Tips Archives

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 02/05

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 02/05

The Prix de Suresnes may only be a Listed but it's proving to be just as good as a Prix du Jockey Club trial as the Prix de Guiche, if not better.   Jean-Claude Rouget has won four of the past five renewals of the Listed, with all four horses returning to...

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 30/03

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 30/03

There's an intriguing conditions race for older horses over 12 furlongs in an hour at Chantilly and I'm siding with the race-fit Sacred Spirit for Andre Fabre.   The bookies are certainly adding more margin to their early French prices this year, so it helps our...

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 08/03

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 08/03

Francis-Henri Graffard has a couple of slow-burners entered in today’s Meydan Trials (albeit they aren’t always for Dubai horses) and his Zarir in Race Two is worth supporting.   Exquisitely-bred, a Frankel gelding out of a Sea The Stars mare from Zarkava’s...

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/02

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/02

An interesting card at Chantilly today, with the newcomers races likely to produce some three year olds worth following in the coming months.  The fillies' contest (2.10pm) features two beautifully-bred fillies, with Christophe Ferland represented by Eurasienne...

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 07/12

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 07/12

My selection runs in an hour, so I’ll keep this brief!   The 11.15am at Chantilly is a conditions race that looks set to be fought out between black type performers Precious Sea and Atakama.   I can understand why the former is 7/4 fav. She has by far the...

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 23/11

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 23/11

I'll make this brief, as the race is off in 30 mins!   Ernan Cortes is down to a dangerous mark and shaped considerably better than the result when seventh here last time.  He has everything in his favour, this couldn't be a much weaker contest and the 14-1 is...

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/09

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/09

With potential future stars Elbaz and Rose Bloom on show in the next hour, a 12-runner claimer over four furlongs doesn't look the obvious place for my nap of the day!   The Prix de l'Express is the shortest race in France and the low draw bias for Chantilly...

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 10/07

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 10/07

Thunderspeed is a warm favourite for today's Quinte at Chantilly and while he merits his place at the top of the market, there is some value further down.   I'm backing two in the race, starting with Kosakenzipfel.  He ran some good races in defeat last term...

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/05

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/05

A great card at Chantilly today with eyes drawn to the Prix de Guiche feature.   Christopher Head has been in blistering form this year and his flagbearer Big Rock could be hard to catch if allowed to dictate from the front. The form of his Longchamp win received...

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 25/02

Chantilly Horse Racing Tips Today – 25/02

The fillies’ maiden at Chantilly (12.40pm) has a few promising types, but none more so than Matilde and she looks too big to make it second time lucky this afternoon.   Maurizio Delcher Sanchez has enjoyed plenty of success with the family – he trained the dam to...

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