Chateaubriant Tips and Racecourse Guide

Chateaubriant racecourse is one of the youngest French racecourses and only started racing as recently as 1980 – most were founded in the late 19th century. The racecourse has gradually expanded its program to host 15 PMU meetings each year.


Located in the West of France, the turf course is a mile circuit with a 400m home straight The town is well-known for its Chateau and enjoys a pleasant climate all year round. The racecourse name Chateaubriant may have you salivating for a juicy steak, but in fact the tenderloin cut of beef name is ‘Chateaubriand’ and is named after the French writer and politician François-René de Chateaubriand.


The raceourse is not too far for the Chantilly trainers like Fabrice Chappet to raid, but do look out for Jean-Claude Rouget’s horses when they are sent here, particularly for the Prix Claude Rouget which he won in great style in 2022 with Mon Ouragan.


Popular sire Whipper broke his maiden at the track in 2003 and the track once hosted legendary Japanese jockey Yutaka Take.

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The 2m5f handicap hurdle at Chateaubriant (3.06pm) isn’t going to take a great deal of winning and at a big price, Depende is worth chancing.


The six year old hasn’t been with Adrien Fouassier that long, having had his first start for the yard last December, and he won on the flat at Pornichet in March.


Given a break in the spring, he returned to action with a fair sixth in a better race than this at Le Lion D’Angers earlier this month.  The bare form will need improving upon, but this longer trip should see him in a better light and he should strip fitter for that first run since the end of March.


Fouassier has his team in good form (13 of his last 22 runners in the frame, including three winners) and is a trainer to follow with his limited number of runners over jumps – they are 14-61 in the past four seasons (23%).


Depende is having just his second run over jumps for Fouassier here and is off a basement mark of 47.5.  It’s worth noting he was first and second over fences last summer for previous connections and a replication of that form would be sufficient to see him go very close here.


3.06pm Chateaubriant – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Depende @ 18-1 (all firms)


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Chateaubriant Top Trainers (2021)

1. Jean-Claude Rouget 3 wins (50%)

2. Simone Brogi 2 wins (100%)

3. Henk Grewe 2 wins (67%)

4. Raphael Marcel 2 wins (50%)

5. Edouard Monfort 2 wins (29%)

Chateaubriant Top Jockeys (2021)

1. Sebastien Martino 2 wins (67%)

2. Simon Planque 2 wins (40%)

3. Ioritz Mendizabal 2 wins (25%)

4. Theo Bachelot 2 wins (22%)

5. Maximelien Justum 2 wins (18%)

How to get there


Châteaubriant station is a one hour local TER train ride from nearby city Nantes. Nantes itself is just over two hours from Paris Montparnasse by TGV.


The nearest airports to Châteaubriant are Rennes and Nantes.

Chateaubriant Top Races


Grand Prix de Chateaubriant

Prix de l’Avenir

Prix de Pornichet

Prix de Chantilly

Prix Claude Rouget


Chateaubriant Map

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