ONE of the saddest sights in Deauvile this month is to see Chez Hervé boarded up and closed. Racing fanatic Hervé Guillet and his wife Babette decided to call it a day last September. His restaurant was a must for racing folk with its fine family cooking and ambiance which often continued until the early hours.

But there is good news for racing and bloodstock fans as Le Drakkar is thriving and ready for visitors to the Arqana sales.