Dax Tips and Racecourse Guide
Dax is a thermal spa town in the Landes region of the South West of France. First populated by the Romans, Dax has a rich history and also experienced three centuries of English rule.
Racing began at Dax in 1835 but moved to its current site in 1860, purchased for 10,000 gold francs. There were a couple of meetings each year and the highlight was the Grand Prix de la Ville de Dax, a race still run today that carries €32,000 in prizemoney.
Dax made a name for itself on the national racing scene in the 20th century as local trainer Olivier Tirlot became champion trainer between 1930 and 1932.
The racecourse took more fixtures in 1985 when nearby Biarritz stopped racing.
The leading horse trained at Dax racecourse was Ernak, winner of the French Derby in 1891.
Today Dax is a popular summer racecourse with a typically provincial fee. It’s not uncommon to come across a few smart maidens either. Entrance is free and a racecard costs just €1.
A busy day for the Race Sharp Team with Nathaniel involved in two Pimlico Racing horses at Tramore and I’m lucky enough to be at Deauville!
This morning I think there’s a great bet down at Dax – if you can get the ‘early’ prices! Jean-Claude Rouget’s Sudaf holds outstanding claims in the 9.20am maiden. Although the War Front filly won’t benefit from Coralie Pacault’s 3lb claim today, she has easily run to a rating that gives her at least 4lbs in hand of her market rivals Rose des Sables and Primo Violino – probably more.
The seven-furlong maiden looks a perfect opportunity to open her account before tackling warmer company.
9.20am Dax – 2pts win Sudaf evens (all firms, William Hill are standout at 11/10)
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Dax Top Trainers (2021)
1. Jc.Rouget 6 wins (50%)
2. Philippe Sogorb 6 wins (19%)
3. Miguel Alonso Roldan 5 wins (22%)
4. Cesar Alonso Pena 4 wins (57%)
5. Christelle Courtade 4 wins (25%)
Dax Top Jockeys (2021)
1. Alejandro Gutierrez Val 10 wins (38%)
2. Alexandre Gavilan 6 wins (16%)
3. Hugo Mouesan 5 wins (36%)
5. Anthony Crastus 4 wins (20%)
5. Adeline Merou 4 wins (13%)
How to get there
The TGV takes just over one hour to reach Dax from Bordeaux in the direction of Hendaye/Spain.
Take Line 2 to St-Paul-Les-Dax-Hippodrome.
The drive from Bordeaux is 1hr 45 mins or if you are on the coast, it’s a 50 minute drive from Biarritz.
Dax Top Races
Grand Prix de la Ville de Dax
Criterium de l’Atlantique
Grand Course de Haies de Dax
Dax Tips Archives
Today’s best bets for Dax can be seen below. Race Sharp offers free racing tips for all meetings at Dax throughout the season. 11.00am Dax Blue Bayou is the obvious one on her first start for Philippe Sogorb, but while her form entitles her to a strong chance...
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A surprise winner of the 7f fillies’ maiden on this card a year ago, Pink Gold has tumbled in the weights since, but is worth supporting at a big price today. That maiden win (under today’s rider Clara Cornet) was certainly the career highlight to date, but she went...
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I am keen to take on favourite Moujik at Dax this morning (11.50am), as he faces two relative newcomers to France that both have strong cases to be made for them, having finished nearly upsides at Bordeaux last time. However, with the possibility of more improvement...