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 – 25/05 Pt 2

The juvenile hurdle at La Teste features a trio of Francois Nicolle-trained debutants at the head of the market, headed by the well-bred La Marche Bleue.  However, with the exception of that one, it’s not a great race pedigree-wise and at 7-1, Joie D’Or is worth backing.

She made her debut in the Prix Geographie at Auteuil in early April, and showed promise that day, despite finishing tenth.  A little hesitant early, she warmed to her task over the hurdles and was given a considerate ride from the back straight, before finishing off her race very well.

She has since made a winning flat debut at Wissembourg, looking much more switched on and pulling well clear with the eventual runner-up.

Those two runs give her an experience edge on her main rivals here and the continued excellent form of the Mikaël Mescam yard is a big plus – he is operating at a 24% strike-rate across both codes so far this year.  Stablemate Orange Diamond went very close for us at the beginning of the month at a big price, so hopefully Joie D’Or can go one better!

6.45pm La Teste de Buch – 1pt win, 0.5pt place Joie D’Or @ 7-1 (all firms)

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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 – 25/05

French Racing Tips – 25/05

The class 2 at La Teste this afternoon (4.37pm) looks an ideal spot for Hometruths, who should return to winning ways today. She made a winning debut at Bordeaux in October on her sole start at two, beating Ondulee, who went on to finish second to Agave at Listed...

French Racing Tips – 23/03

French Racing Tips – 23/03

A tricky card for the first meeting of the year at La Teste de Buch.  We'll head to the final race on the card for today's bet, with Jacky looking a big price to make a winning handicap debut. His maiden form, both on his sole start at two for Pascal Bary (splitting...

French Racing Tips – 20 August

French Racing Tips – 20 August

Quite a trappy card at La Teste this afternoon, but I think there is a fair bit more to come from OK Boomer and she is worth backing in the 1m1f handicap (3.22pm). The daughter of Slade Power won a good-ground claimer over this trip at Fontainebleau in April on her...

La Teste De Buch Tips

In the 3.07pm this afternoon at La Teste De Buch most punters will be siding with the handily-weighted Mozzarella, who takes a big step down in class and benefits from the 3lb female rider claim of Michel. Mozzarella stayed on into fifth last month in a Hannover...

La Teste De Buch Tips

La Teste De Buch Tips

The second race at La Teste this morning is a claimer for older horses and would appear on paper to be between the top three in the market. Christophe Escuder's L'Indomptable heads the market but has raced almost every calendar month this year and looks on the...

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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