Saint-Cloud Tips and Racecourse Guide

Saint-Cloud Racecourse is located in the western part of Paris and features a fantastic left-handed turf course for flat racing.

Saint-Cloud is known for being the first turf fixture each season and also features the first juvenile contest.

The top race is the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, which attracts future types for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October.

The Prix Greffulhe in spring is considered the most appropriate French trial for the Epsom Derby in the UK as it is the only recognised Derby trial for three-year-olds on a left-handed course. In 2011 Pour Moi used the race as a springboard to Epsom, completing a memorable double for Andre Fabre and teenager Mickael Barzalona.

Saint-Cloud Tips

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 05/05

Saint-Cloud was good to us on Monday and we head back there for a maiden this afternoon. Just 2lbs separates the top four in the 3.00pm and there is obvious value to opposing the 11/10 favourite Kizmambo, for all that he drops in class.


Naval Academy has hinted at ability and handles soft turf. His return last month from a six-month break and a gelding operation at Senonnes wasn’t without promise. He broke sluggishly, had to make his move around a bend and wasn’t disgraced finishing 2nd, in trying to give over a stone away to a well-backed newcomer.


He’s bred fairly and looks an each-way steal in this company.


3.00pm Saint-Cloud – 1pt each-way Naval Academy @ 7-1 (Skybet, PaddyPower, WilliamHill, Betfair)

Saint-Cloud Top Trainers (2020)

1. Andre Fabre 10 wins (20%)

2. Carlos & Yann Lerner 6 wins (19%)

3. Francis Graffard 6 wins (18%)

4. Jean-Claude Rouget 5 wins (19%)

5. Fabrice Chappet 5 wins (12%)

Saint-Cloud Top Jockeys (2020)

1. Pierre-Charles Boudot 24 wins (22%)

2. Mickael Barzalona 14 wins (16%)

3. Maxime Guyon 14 wins (11%)

4. Christophe Soumillon 9 wins (12%)

5. Theo Bachelot 9 wins (10%)

How to get there


Saint-Cloud is not the easiest to get to via public transit and is further out than both Longchamp and Auteuil. Still, it is well worth making the effort to go there.

Factor in an hour to get to the course from central Paris. Either take the Line 1 (yellow) metro to La Defense and then the tram south to Val d’Or. Then it is a very short walk.

Alternatively, take the Transilien Line U, a suburban train, southbound 3 stops from La Defense.


An Uber costs about €32 from Central Paris to Saint-Cloud Racecourse and takes 45 minutes, allowing for a bit of traffic.

Saint-Cloud Top Races

G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud

G1 Criterium International

G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud

G2 Prix Corrida

G2 Prix du Muguet

G2 Prix Eugene Adam

Saint-Cloud Map

Saint-Cloud Tips Archives

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/05

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/05

Mademoiselle Rose made a highly promising start for the excellent Christopher Head on her seasonal reappearance at Chantilly and should prove very difficult to beat in this considerably easier contest. 3.21pm Saint-Cloud - 2pts win Mademoiselle Rose @ 2-1 (Skybet,...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/03

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/03

Yoann Bonnefoy has made a quiet start to the year, but a Quinte success earlier on today’s Saint-Cloud card will have give the team a boost and I’m hoping further success awaits in the second division with El Roy.   Like Bonnefoy’s Quinte winner, El Roy has had a...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/11

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/11

David Menuisier sent over last month’s Group 1 Prix de Royallieu third Ottilien to win her maiden on this card at Saint-Cloud a year ago and half-brother Salamancan is worth backing to follow in her hoofprints this morning (11.30am).   The son of Recoletos was...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 30/09

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 30/09

Arabian racing takes centre stage at Saint-Cloud this afternoon but there are a couple of nice thoroughbred races on the undercard.   The Prix Matchem looks a good betting race to me at 2.25pm. Although Andre Fabre's Tribalist was my each-way fancy in the French...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 23/09

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 23/09

Minotauros hasn’t got the best of win records (2-27), but he has been running better than the form suggests of late and is capable of getting his head in front at Saint-Cloud this afternoon (4.45pm).   A winner at this time last year on his fourth start for Ed...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/09

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/09

He didn’t show much in two starts in two starts in the UK, but Fortuna Dufflecoat made a promising debut in France last month when runner-up at Deauville, and can go one better at Saint-Cloud this afternoon (1.15pm).   His runs in the UK came over 7/7.5f, but he...

Race Sharp Daily Telegram Tip – 08/09

Race Sharp Daily Telegram Tip – 08/09

Race Sharp has one daily selection that goes out to our free Telegram group 15 minutes before being posted online.  New to Telegram?  Sign up to our free channel here.   3.35pm Saint-Cloud   Cream Ice has form figures of 1210 at Saint-Cloud and is a massive...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/09

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/09

Make Me King finished one place behind today's favourite Gipsy Chief on debut at Deauville last month, but Andre Fabre's colt can reverse the form today (2.25pm).   He has the physical scope to make up into a very smart performer, backed up by an excellent...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/07

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/07

Clair De Lune ran a race full of promise on debut and is a confident selection to make it second time lucky today (5.27pm). Held up in last and a shade keen, she travelled strongly and made up plenty of ground to finish on the heels of the front three in what looked a...

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 03/07/22

Saint-Cloud Horse Racing Tips Today – 03/07/22

Saint-Cloud's feature is today and although the supporting card isn't a lot to write home about, we have two bets this afternoon. In the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud at 3.00pm, favourite Hurricane Lane is expected to strip fitter for his Ascot reappearance but you sense...

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