Deauville Tips and Racecourse Guide

Deauville is perhaps France’s most exclusive racecourse and offers a wonderful collection of top-class races during in August carnival. The seaside resort is popular with Parisians and has hosted racing since 1864, originally in order to compete with Dieppe and offer a complementary gambling outlet to the casino.

Deauville has racing over various distances and also benefits from a polytrack ring to host racing through the winter months. In 2021 it was confirmed that the course would be upgraded further with floodlights, in the hope of boosting average attendances in the off-season and maximising betting turnover on its races.

There are not many places in the world you can lie on the beach, eat wonderful seafood and watch a Group One in the space of a couple of hours but if you dream it, Deauville has it.

The Arqana Sales are recommended to visit for free theatre, particularly at the yearling sales. Deauville’s best races are the Group One Prix Morny for juveniles and the Group One Prix Jacques Le Marois for milers.

The most popular nightspots are the Brok Cafe for legendary mojitos and Le Drakkar for fine dining.

Deauville Tips

French Racing Tips – 29 August

The drying ground is likely to work against a fair few of these and at double-figure odds this morning, I’m keen on the chances of Manjeer.

Trained by John Oxx at two and three, he won over a mile on his first start in France last July, making all and quickening smartly from the front.  Listed-placed on his next outing, his best run of the campaign came when third in a 7f Group 3 at ParisLongchamp on good ground just under a year ago, finishing third to Group 1 performers Earthlight and Tropbeau.  He was held up that day and finished fastest of all to claim third and that form is near enough as good as anything on offer here.

His fifth in the Group 3 Prix du Palais-Royal in May is another solid piece of form and he has had excuses since, with two runs over an inadequate 6.5f and the other one coming on ground that was too soft for his liking.

I really liked his prep run for this on the All-Weather here a fortnight ago, finishing third over 6.5f having come from last to challenge the front two, both of which had been ridden prominently throughout.

The return to a mile on what will be quick ground by course standards is a plus.  He is tactically-versatile and though his trainer Carina Fey has had a year to forget, her yard are just beginning to hit form, with sixth of their last nine runners hitting the frame.

3.25pm Deauville – 1.5pt win, 1pt place Manjeer @ 14-1 (William Hill, Bet Victor, 16-1 available with Bet365)

Deauville Top Trainers (2020)

1. Andre Fabre 23 wins (19%)

2. Stephane Wattel 15 wins (15%)

3. Stephane Cerulis 15 wins (12%)

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

5. Andrea Marcailis 13 wins (13%)

 

Deauville Top Jockeys (2020)

1. Pierre-Charles Boudot 41 wins (20%)

2. Maxime Guyon 36 wins (16%)

3. Mickael Barzalona 34 wins (16%)

4. Cristian Demuro 30 wins (16%)

5. Christophe Soumillon 24 wins (20%)

How to get there

Train

The TER train from Paris St Lazare costs €34 to get to Trouville-Deauville station in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Unfortunately the train is not a high-speed TGV but then it means the tickets are cheaper and you still avoid the mad August traffic if able to leave the car behind. Once in Deauville, everything is a short walk and there are plenty of taxis.

Fly

There are flights to Deauville St. Gatien, but these tend to be very seasonal and now the route is a big Covid-19 casualty. Direct flights have run from London City and Bournemouth airports in recent years.

Ferry

Brittany Ferries has crossings from Portsmouth to Le Havre in under six hours. From Le Havre, it is a 50 minute drive.

Drive

One of the easiest ways to get to Deauville as a group is by car. Take the Channel Tunnel to Calais and then hug the coastal motorway. The drive from Calais to Deauville is three hours and there is rarely traffic.

Deauville Top Races

G1 Prix Jacques Le Marois

G1 Prix Jean Romanet

G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest

G1 Prix Morny

G1 Prix Rothschild

G1 Prix Jean Prat

G2 Grand Prix de Deauville

G2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano

G2 Prix Kergorlay

G2 Prix de Pomone

G3 Prix de Cabourg

G3 Prix du Calvados

G3 Prix Gontaut-Biron

G3 Prix de Lieurey

G3 Prix de Meautry

G3 Prix Minerve

G3 Prix de la Nonette

G3 Prix de Psyché

G3 Prix Quincey

G3 Prix des Réservoirs

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