Longchamp Tips and Racecourse Guide

Longchamp, sometimes known as ParisLongchamp, is the jewel in the French Racing crown and plays host to Europe’s premier race in October, the €5,000,000 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe over 12 furlongs.

Longchamp represents the best of what French Racing has to offer, providing an outstanding racecourse and a relaxed environment for patrons.

The racing program includes the French Guineas in May, the Prix Ganay, the Grand Prix de Paris, the Prix du Cadran and a magnificent undercard on Prix de l’Arc weekend.

The crowd swells on Arc Sunday and the recently-renovated grandstand holds a capacity of 60,000.

In response to some frustration about being drawn wide, particularly over a mile for the Guineas, France Galop have introduced a cut-away just over two furlongs from home which is used for major fixtures.

Longchamp has a sprint course on the infield which plays host to the best French sprinters in the run up to the Prix de l’Abbaye, as well as some two-year-old races.

Longchamp Tips

French Racing Tips – 15/05

La Parisienne is a warm order for the Prix de la Seine, and the booking of Frankie certainly catches the eye!

However, I’m keen on the chances of Know Thyself.  The Francis Graffard-trained daughter of Galileo shaped as though she would need this sort of trip when scoring over a mile on her second and final start at two.

Fourth on her reappearance in a Listed contest over a mile, she finished second here upped to 1m1f last time, reversing the form with Hot Queen (which had finished in front of her on previous start) and doing all her best work late on.

Conditions will be quicker today, but she has twice shown she handles this sort of ground and the step up in trip could be the key to unlocking further improvement.  She’s the top-rated in this field as it is and the 11/4 looks a shade too big.

Recommended Bet: 12.58pm ParisLongchamp – 1pt win Know Thyself @ 11/4 (Price Hold with Fitzdares, also most firms)

 

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Longchamp Top Trainers (2020)

1. Frederic Rossi 8 wins (32%)

2. Andre Fabre 8 wins (13%)

3. Francis Graffard 7 wins (18%)

4. Fabrice Vermeulen 6 wins (32%)

5. Carlos Laffon-Parias 5 wins (15%)

Longchamp Top Jockeys (2020)

1. Mickael Barzalona 16 wins (20%)

2. Pierre-Charles Boudot 16 wins (16%)

3. Maxime Guyon 15 wins (16%)

4. Christophe Soumillon 13 wins (17%)

5. Christian Demuro 10 wins (11%)

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Latest

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ParisLongchamp Review: Skalleti stars on re-opening

ParisLongchamp Review: Skalleti stars on re-opening

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Antepost French Racing Tip – 05/04

Antepost French Racing Tip – 05/04

A recent visit to Chantilly has given the Race Sharp Team inspiration to start building ante-post interests in the major French flat races this season. In beating Solider Rising the Prix de l’Arvre at ParisLongchamp last May, Nicolas Clément’s Fénelon confirmed...

How to get there

Metro

Longchamp is served by metro stations to the north-east and south-east of the racecourse. Above Longchamp, patrons can take the Metro Line 1 to Porte Maillot and then a shuttle on major racedays and Sundays from the bus stop of the 244 bus. Alternatively, they can take the Metro Line 10 to Porte d’Auteuil and the shuttle bus leaves from the top of the station at street level.

The shuttle adds time to the journey but from then it is a non-stop transfer, making the small wait worthwhile.

Taxi

If you are treating yourself to a trip to Longchamp whilst on holiday or are able to split the fare, a taxi makes sense, even from Central Paris or Gare du Nord.

An Uber costs about €35 from Central Paris to the racecourse and takes half an hour.

Fly

Longchamp can be reached via Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports. Orly is much closer and is well worth selecting if you can. From there, it is a 40-minute taxi to the racecourse.

Longchamp Top Races

G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guienas)

G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas)

G1 Prix du Cadran

G1 Prix de la Foret

G1 Prix de l’Abbaye

G1 Prix de Royallieu

G1 Prix de l’Opera

G1 Prix Marcel Boussac

G1 Grand Prix de Paris

G1 Prix Jean Luc Lagadere

G1 Prix Royal Oak

G1 Prix Vermeille

G1 Prix d’Ispahan

G1 Prix Ganay

G1 Prix Saint-Alary

Longchamp Map

Longchamp Tips Archives

French Racing Tips – 15/05 Pt 2

French Racing Tips – 15/05 Pt 2

We take a look at both of the Guineas at Longchamp today, with some very attractive place terms on offer with the UK bookmakers. We'll spare you all the draw stats and just cut to what we hope are the two winners! 2.15pm French 1000 Guineas Cachet heads the market at...

French Racing Tips – 04/05

French Racing Tips – 04/05

Two 6.5f maidens at Longchamp this afternoon, and at double-figure odds Greggy looks a bit in the fillies' contest (3.10pm). This doesn't look the strongest of races and she showed a fair level of form last term, finishing fourth over this course and distance (albeit...

Antepost French Racing Tip – 28/04

Antepost French Racing Tip – 28/04

The antepost markets are beginning to shape up for the French Guineas which take place at ParisLongchamp next Sunday - finally the UK bookmakers are starting to add France's best hope for the colts version, Lassaut, to their lists! Lassaut was the obvious star last...

French Racing Tips – 21/04

French Racing Tips – 21/04

Good morning! There is a fine card at ParisLongchamp this afternoon that includes a couple of last-chance saloon races for prospective French Guineas candidates. 2.00pm Prix Machado The Prix Machado is a Listed in name but given how quickly the Classic generation can...

French Racing Tips – 17/04

French Racing Tips – 17/04

What a fabulous day yesterday with Race Sharp winners at Chateaubriant, Toulouse and finally Fontainebleau! ParisLongchamp plays host to a couple of local Guineas trials and there are a few that have caught my attention at the morning prices. I will also post Le Lion...

French Racing Tips – 10/04

French Racing Tips – 10/04

ParisLongchamp opens its doors this afternoon with a terrific card that features Group One stars Sealiway and Skalleti in the Prix d’Harcourt. The rains have been torrential in Paris this week and the ground is expected to be at least very soft. Judging by how few...

Antepost French Racing Tip – 05/04

Antepost French Racing Tip – 05/04

A recent visit to Chantilly has given the Race Sharp Team inspiration to start building ante-post interests in the major French flat races this season. In beating Solider Rising the Prix de l’Arvre at ParisLongchamp last May, Nicolas Clément’s Fénelon confirmed...

French Racing Tips

French Racing Tips

The father and son team of Carlos and Yann Lerner have been in fine form this week and they have a couple of good chances at ParisLongchamp, with promising three year old Avellaneda looking tough to beat in the maiden (2.00pm).  She is a short-priced favourite, but at...

French Racing Tips – 24 October

French Racing Tips – 24 October

Heavy ground is expected at Longchamp this afternoon and it's fair to assume that the Prix Royal-Oak will be an attritional test that is unlikely to favour Skazino, Alkuin and Call The Wind, who all ran in the Prix du Cadran two weeks ago. The same could be said about...

French Racing Tips – 17 October

French Racing Tips – 17 October

It's hard to keep up with the Listed Prix de Ranelagh, every year it seems to keep moving. We are used to it taking place at Chantilly and being farmed by the British raiders but this year it is back at Longchamp. Progressive three-year-olds do well with the 3lb...

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