La Teste De Buch Tips and Racecourse Guide

La Teste De Buch is one of the strongest provincial tracks in France, benefitting from its proximity to powerful trainers such as Jean-Claude Rouget, Francois Rohaut and Didier Guillemin on the flat and the Royan jumps training base.

La Teste De Buch is located near Bordeaux and attracts plenty of international visitors as it is the site of the Osarus Sales House, which tends to throw up cheaper yearlings than Arqana.

The summer highlight is the Critérium du Bequet for juveniles. The race can be overshadowed by subsequent contests in Paris and Normandy, but it has produced a couple of Group One horses recently. 2016 winner Spain Burg went on to land the Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket, beating Frankel filly Fair Eva. 2013 winner Noozhoh Canarias went on to fly the flag for Spain at the highest level, finishing 2nd in the Jean-Luc Lagadere and sixth in the 2014 2000 Guineas behind Night of Thunder.

La Teste De Buch Tips

French Racing Tips – 03 September

A decent card at La Teste this afternoon, with two Group 2 contests for the Arabians and an interesting Listed race for three year olds, in which King Shalaa makes plenty of appeal.

He looked a really smart prospect in winning his first three starts, starting over this course and distance a year ago.  The form of his class 2 win on his second and final outing as a juvenile couldn’t have worked out much better, and he defeated the smart Fort Payne in a Listed on the AW at Cagnes in February.

I wouldn’t read much into his seventh in the Group 3 Prix La Force, which came on very soft ground and at a time when the yard was under a bit of a cloud.  He then ran much better on his return from four months off at Deauville last time, not getting the clearest of runs but finishing within two lengths of today’s favourite Mouillage.

The different race conditions today mean King Shalaa is 4lbs better off with the Rouget representative and the Rohaut yard continues to go really well, with seven winners from their last 15 runners.

3.06pm La Teste – 1pt win King Shalaa @ 7/2 (all firms)

La Teste De Buch Top Trainers (2020)


1. Didier Guillemin 14 wins (19%)

2. Francois Rohaut 12 wins (18%)

3. Jean-Claude Rouget 10 wins (18%)

4. Christophe Ferland 9 wins (20%)

5. Thomas Fourcy 9 wins (17%)



1. Francois Nicolle 6 wins (38%)

2. Isabelle Gallorini 2 wins (40%)

3. Pierre Fertillet 1 win (100%)

4. David Cottin 1 win (50%)

5. Caroline Bonin 1 win (50%)

La Teste De Buch Top Jockeys (2020)


1. Julien Auge 16 wins (19%)

2. Valentin Seguy 13 wins (17%)

3. Jean-Bernard Eyquem 10 wins (15%)

4. Olivier Peslier 6 wins (20%)

5. Ioritz Mendizibal 6 wins (8%)



1. Pierre Dubourg 2 wins (100%)

2. Xavier Bergeron 2 wins (67%)

3. Angelo Zuliani 2 wins (67%)

4. Charlotte Prichard 1 win (33%)

5. Thomas Beaurain 1 win (13%)

How to get there


From the La Teste de Buch railway station the racecourse is a 5-minute taxi ride.

La Teste is a 45-minute train from Bordeaux, which itself is a two hour TGV journey from Paris Montparnasse.


Take Line H and stop at the stop Z.I du pays de Buch.


Take the La Teste cycle path.

La Teste De Buch Top Races

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La Teste De Buch Map

La Teste De Buch Tips Archives

French Racing Tips – 20 August

French Racing Tips – 20 August

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La Teste De Buch Tips

La Teste De Buch Tips

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French Racing Tips

French Racing Tips

Didier Guillemin has his team in excellent form and Concept can give him another juvenile winner in the opener at La Teste de Buch (12.45pm).  The daughter of Shalaa showed ability on debut in a stronger race than this, and looks to have the requisite speed to cope...

French Racing Tips

French Racing Tips

I like one in handicap company at La Teste today, with Royal Bowl looking a good bet at the prices in the 1m4f handicap (1.35pm). He travelled so well through the race here last time, but got absolutely no run up the inside when the leaders quickened and his rider...

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