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France Galop implemented Plan B when tracks in the red zone were closed. L’Autonomie was the star of the weekend winning the Grade 2 Prix Leon Rambaud
By James Crispe on 22 May 2020
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It is unrealistic to expect a smooth avenue return of racing, so the industry needs to prepare for different eventualities, writes Rory Delargy
By Rory Delargy on 22 May 2020
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French racing returned on Mondayjj after some frantic weekend negotiations saw France Galop boss Edouard de Rothschild pull out all the stops to change President Macron’s mind
By James Crispe on 15 May 2020
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France Galop and LeTrot issued a statement on Wednesday night, outlining plans for a resumption of racing in the country, pending a Government green light
By Ronan Groome on 24 April 2020
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Lockdowns in both countries extend into next month, but both racing authorities are hopeful of racing behind closed doors in May
By Irish Field Contributor on 17 April 2020
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Ronan Groome details Robbie Downey's case after the 23-year-old had a six-month ban from France Galop reciprocated in Britain, where he holds his licence, last week
By Ronan Groome on 15 January 2020
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Horse racing revenues were significantly down on forecasted targets in 2018, according to France Galop
By Irish Field Contributor on 28 June 2019
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France Galop has continued a policy of cost-cutting with the announcement that Maisons-Laffitte will close at the end of 2019
By James Crispe on 28 December 2018
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Leo Powell applauds the reaction of the ParisLongchamp team to criticisms of their facilities at the weekend, and he looks again at the yearling market after Book 1 in Tattersalls
By Leo Powell on 12 October 2018
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The racing at ParisLongchamp went well with no ground problems but the basic facilites were not up to scratch, especially given the huge admission prices
By on 12 October 2018
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Christophe Soumillon claimed that the ParisLonghamp racing surface was ‘dangerous’, after the Poulains - but were France Galop right to change tracks for the Pouliches?
By James Crispe on 18 May 2018
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New rule will affect Irish trainers but there are no plans to replicate the rule here or in Britain
By Mark Costello on 17 November 2017
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The Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud and the Group 1 Criterium International have been lost from the programme for this season after protesters blocked the entrance to the paddock
By Desmond Stoneham on 03 November 2017
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President of France Galop, dedicated show jumper and breeder, Edouard de Rothschild talks to Ruth Loney about his passion for horses
By Irish Field Contributor on 04 August 2017
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Horse Racing Ireland's chief Brian Kavanagh outlines the work being done by the European Pattern Committee in relation to stayers
By Leo Powell on 21 July 2017
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During the first quarter of the year female jockeys had more than 300 extra rides compared to the previous period in 2016
By Desmond Stoneham on 30 June 2017
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Anne Marie Duff believes the French experiment of allowing lady riders a weight allowance should not be dismissed out of hand
By Anne Marie Duff on 10 February 2017
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The French track has been on the go since May and has held 18 meetings with very little rainfall
By Desmond Stoneham on 02 September 2016
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The returning president of France Galop faces some difficult times ahead
By Desmond Stoneham on 08 April 2016
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The rebuilding of Longchamp is one of the big tasks ahead for French racing
By Desmond Stoneham on 25 December 2015
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