Nancy Tips and Racecourse Guide

Nancy Racecourse plays host to around 15 meetings each year, including flat, jumps and trotting.

The flat course is a 1600m right-handed loop and due to the attritional weather in north-eastern France, the going is often very soft.

Nancy can hold 700 spectators, making it one of the smaller tracks to host PMU meetings.

It had to be totally rebuilt in the 1950s after it was heavily affected by World War Two.

In 2021, Chantilly trainer Nicolas Clement used Nancy as a springboard for his future Group-placed three-year-old, Caprice Des Dieux.

Nancy Tips

French Racing Tips

A tough punting card at Nancy this morning, but Sidona looks a bit of value in the Class 3 conditions contest (10.20am).

She hasn’t been at her best on her last couple of starts, fading after making the running at Lyon last time on her first start since December.  She’ll need to improve on that form to have a winning chance here, but with the favourite unproven on soft ground and the second-favourite having a first start in 18 months, this lacks strength in depth and the return to turf is a positive.

She was highly tried after winning a soft-ground maiden in Germany, running in four Listed events last term, and she still has a German mark that equates to a French mark of 40 (even though she is officially rated 33 in France).

Her yard hasn’t had many winners this term, but their horses are running well and Sidona looks a good bet to reach the frame at the very least.

10.20am – 1pt each-way Sidona @ 8-1 (PaddyPower, Betfair, Betfred, Betway, 15/2 elsewhere)

Nancy Top Trainers (2020)


1. Andreas Suborics 2 wins (100%)

2. Marian Weissmeier 2 wins (67%)

3. Jess Parize 2 wins (11%)

4. Jean-Claude Rouget 1 win (50%)

5. Werner Glanz 1 win (50%)



1. Emmanuel Clayeux 3 wins (43%)

2. Mrs Paul Stein 2 wins (100%)

3. David Windrif 2 wins (66%)

4. Gabriel Leenders 2 wins (50%)

5. Mickael Seror 2 wins (50%)

Nancy Top Jockeys (2020)


1. Nicol Polli 2 wins (40%)

2. Crystal Miette 2 wins (33%)

3. Coralie Pacaut 2 wins (22%)

4. Alexis Pouchin 2 wins (13%)

5. Eva-Maria Geisler 1 win (33%)



1. Etienne Capdet 3 wins (43%)

2. Clement Lefebvre 2 wins (50%)

3. Nathalie Desoutter 2 wins (33%)

4. Baptiste Le Clerc 1 win (50%)

5. Felix De Giles 1 win (50%)

How to get there


From Nancy railway station the racecourse is a 20-minute taxi ride.


Take Line 40 for 12 stops from Nancy Station and get off at Forêt de Haye.

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I'm taking a bit of a chance given his recent form, but Jerome Reynier has found a very weak claimer at Nancy for Cap Rocat and at the morning prices, he is worth chancing. The eight year old has struggled in recent starts, but a fourth off a mark of 36 in a turf...

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