ParisLongchamp is on time and close to spot on budget. The €130 million project will be ready to open its gates for the first time since the Autumn of 2015 on April 8th. The official inauguration will be on April 29th when the Bois de Boulogne track will once again host the Prix Ganay which is the first Group 1 contest of the French season.

The following month both the Poule d’Essai des Poulains and Pouliches return home after being displaced for two years at Deauville, which will have the Prix Jean Prat transferred to its programme from Chantilly. The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will take place on October 7th and ParisLongchamp will host the Criterium International for the first time on October 28th, the day that the Prix Royal-Oak also returns to the Mecca of French racing.