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

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 29/10 Pt 2

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Not long to go until the final Group One of the French Flat season, the Prix Royal Oak, a staying contest off at 2.50pm UK time.

 

I think there’s a good angle to this as the progressive Al Nayyir heralds from unfashionable connections and his form is arguably stronger than it first looks. Sure, the son of Dubawi has not stepped into this company before, but he looks just about the best stayer in France right now and has been targeted at this race.

 

Al Nayyir handles heavy conditions and has winning form over this trip. Tashkan could make this a real test from the front and rates as the principal danger to my selection, but there is plenty of encouragement to take from Al Nayyir’s pedigree if this gets really tough: he’s a half-brother to St Leger runner-up New London and you don’t have to look far to find Masked Marvel in the same page, the winner of the Leger in 2011.

 

Metier can go well fresh but this risks being a lot on his plate for his reappearance. The 8-1 shot also has 4kg to find with the favourites on ratings.

 

The Good Man, priced at 11/2, is another strong stayer but even his trainer acknowledges that he’s a much better horse in the spring. He’s only won one race from 14 after August 1st, a provincial maiden.

 

Al Nayyir is a confident bet at 5-1 and I expect he’ll be well-backed just before the race.

 

2.50pm Longchamp – 1.5pt win Al Nayyir @ 5-1 (generally available, though I’d back him each-way with Sky Bet’s four places if I could get on there)

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

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/10

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/10

Les Pavots and Freville would technically rate as the ‘best’ of the home defence in the Prix Marcel Boussac, but the improver Rose Bloom has been dramatically overlooked in the markets.   Nicolas Clement’s filly has a lovely page and the style of her two wins has...

Longchamp Arc Day Tips – 02/10 Pt 2

Longchamp Arc Day Tips – 02/10 Pt 2

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Down to seven runners in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere with the withdrawal of The Antarctic, but I...

Longchamp Arc Day Tips – 02/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Kelina won her maiden at Deauville in August in devastating style and then delivered another win...

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

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Longchamp Tips Archives

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 29/10

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 29/10

Two bets in the opening two races at ParisLongchamp today, starting with Now We Know in the opener (11.20am).   The selection had some very useful rivals in behind when winning this race on heavy ground last year and conditions are in his favour today as he bids...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 15/10

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 15/10

A few informative maidens at ParisLongchamp today but the feature race will be the Prix du Conseil de Paris at 2.50pm UK time.   Connections of Junko are only too happy to sell their older horses but the fact they have kept the son of Intello in training and...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/10

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/10

Les Pavots and Freville would technically rate as the ‘best’ of the home defence in the Prix Marcel Boussac, but the improver Rose Bloom has been dramatically overlooked in the markets.   Nicolas Clement’s filly has a lovely page and the style of her two wins has...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 10/09

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 10/09

When you think of middle distance races in autumn, the temptation is always to side with the three-year-olds and their weight allowances.   Four of the last six Prix Vermeille winners have been older fillies though and there's one I like today at a price to...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 03/09

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 03/09

Kelina had a huge reputation as a 2yo, so much so, she had a pacemaker on her second start in a conditions race! Beaten favourite on Arc weekend in the Boussac, there’s a clear pattern to her form in that she hates soft ground.   She was an easy winner of a Group...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/10

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   I'm heading back to Longchamp this afternoon and despite the midweek heartache with the...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 13/10

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 13/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Back at Longchamp this afternoon and I have a fancy in a minor handicap run at 3.45pm UK time....

Longchamp Arc Day Tips – 02/10 Pt 2

Longchamp Arc Day Tips – 02/10 Pt 2

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Down to seven runners in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere with the withdrawal of The Antarctic, but I...

Longchamp Arc Day Tips – 02/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Kelina won her maiden at Deauville in August in devastating style and then delivered another win...

Longchamp Arc Weekend Tips Pt 2 – 01/10

Longchamp Arc Weekend Tips Pt 2 – 01/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Today's 18-runner Quinte may not be an obvious place to find a winner on Arc weekend, but Recoup...

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