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 

French Racing Tips – 16/05

The two year old contest at Chantilly is headed by the Florian Guyader-trained Newkidontheblock, but I’m not convinced by the strength of his form and instead am siding with Alvina.

She was behind today’s second favourite Super Star when fifth here on debut, and has just over a length and a half to make up on that running.  However, I thought she shaped every bit as well, particularly given she raced on the wing.  She travelled really nicely into the race, better than Super Start, and is overpriced to reverse the form.

Hubert de Nicolay doesn’t have many in training, but he showed last year with Diablotine that he can train a juvenile – she made a winning debut at this track last April, before landing a Listed contest at Vichy which takes place on Friday.  Interestingly, Alvina held an entry for that race as well, which suggests she is held in some regard.

Mickael Barzalona rode Diablotine on both starts last year, and hadn’t ridden again for the yard until riding Alvina last time – he keeps the ride, and hopefully the pair can make it second time lucky.

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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

French Racing Tips – 10/05

French Racing Tips – 10/05

The opening Quinte (12.50pm) takes place on the All-Weather track and I’m backing Tantpispoureux on this return to a mile. He hasn’t been quite at his best of late, but he has been running well enough nevertheless, and his mark has come down to 36.5, 8.5kg lower than...

French Racing Tips – 06/05

French Racing Tips – 06/05

The opening claimer at Chantilly is competitive enough for the grade, but at the prices I like Oasis Irlandes. The Amy Murphy-trained three year old won a weak AW maiden in January at Chelmsford, but has since run well in defeat on two of his three AW starts,...

French Racing Tips – 03/05 Pt 2

French Racing Tips – 03/05 Pt 2

The 2.00pm at Chantilly is a maiden over 12 furlongs for three-year-old fillies which looks on paper to be between the two local powerhouses of Andre Fabre and Francis-Henri Graffard. Graffard’s Secret Sky only made her racecourse debut a month ago over this trip at...

French Racing Tips – 20/04

French Racing Tips – 20/04

Zarak The Brave got the better of a Race Sharp selection in second when scoring with the minimum of fuss at Le Croise-Laroche last month and though he steps up in grade here, he is well worth supporting. He showed a nice level of ability in two runs over 1m1.5f on the...

French Racing Tips – 06/04

French Racing Tips – 06/04

Most of the field in the Listed Prix Right Royal at Chantilly are on reappearance today, but that isn't a concern for Joie De Soir, who goes well fresh and is an exciting staying prospect for the season ahead. The Andre Fabre-trained four year old was impressive when...

French Racing Tips – 04/04

French Racing Tips – 04/04

The Lerner team have hit the crossbar on a few occasions in recent days, but I'm hoping they can enjoy a change of fortune with Miramar, who looks a good price on her reappearance at Chantilly this afternoon. The daughter of Profitable won twice over this trip last...

French Racing Tips – 01/04

French Racing Tips – 01/04

Watch your bets at snowy Chantilly today as the meeting has been slightly delayed, with the turf race moved to Monday. In the rescheduled 1.50pm, I think Nuance is very well treated by the conditions and the daughter of Dream Ahead is taken to win what appears to be a...

French Racing Tips – 31/03

French Racing Tips – 31/03

It was good to see yesterday's 25-1 handicap selection Sehmara stay on into third to reward the each-way money, and I've gone for another big-priced runner in a handicap at Chantilly today (3.10pm). Bunook may be a 13 year old now, but there is still life in the old...

French Racing Tips – 22/03

French Racing Tips – 22/03

The 7f maiden at Chantilly (3.10pm) looks a competitive contest and it's easy to see why Girl Gone Wild is heading the market, having just been touched off by subsequent Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Zellie on her sole start to date.  However, that was last May...

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