The Hippodrome Côte d’Azur offers the first stage of Defi du Galop 2016, a great equestrian meeting on 27 February for the last meeting of the flat races.
The Hippodrome Côte d’Azur in Cagnes sur Mer wil be on 27 February 2016 the equestrian rendezvous not to be missed
with the closing of flat races meeting, the 1st stage of Defi du Galop and the Policeman prize. Once again the public will get thrilled with this meeting which undoubtedly will be full of adrenaline and sporting emotions.
The Hippodrome Côte d’Azur, under the azure sky with the big blue as background, is the first racetrack in number of meetings, as its President, François Forcioli-Conti, loves to repeat.
The Defi du Galop
The hightlight of the Winter Meeting that is currently taking place on the Hippodrome, the prestigious challenge Defi du Galop will open this weekend its new season on the French Riviera. This breathtaking speed competition launched in 2006 will be the scene of a gathering of horses and jockeys of international fame.
The launch of this tenth edition will be the first step in a series that counts 14 in total. These stages wil be held on French and foreign racecourses (Germany, Switzerland and Spain) and will end in December in Toulouse.The winner will be the horse who will have won 3 or more races, including one at least after the first of September. His owner will receive a bonus of 150,000 euros.
The Policeman Price
On February 27, the second event of the day not to be missed will be with the Prix Policeman (after the name of a horse, a prestigious winner at Cagnes sur Mer). The race for 3 year-old horses will be contested over a distance of 2000 meters on Politrack .
Numerous animations and recreational activities
The day of February 27 in the magical setting of the Hippodrome Côte d’Azur will be the opportunity for a relaxing family time with many free activities for the little ones as the oldest. Children will ride ponies or sulkys bikes, frolic on the inflatables or, for budding intellectuals, indulge in thinking on giants wooden games dotting the entrance to the hippodrome Côte d’Azur.
Three panoramic restaurants will welcome you on this great horse day. You will be able to experience live these races with global dimensions while satiating your desire for gourmandise either at the gastronomic restaurant Le
Pesage (carte or menu at 49 euros) or at the Brasserie Le Paddock (carte or menu 35 euros) and the cafeteria.
And now, play on!
Défi du Galop & Prix Policeman
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Hippodrome Côte d’Azur
Cagnes sur Mer
Information: +33 (0) 4 92 02 44 44