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France Galop outlines COVID recovery strategy

France Galop, the governing body of French horse racing, has set out its new multi-year strategy which outlines measures to support the industry’s recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic. Confirming the roll out of its ‘relaunch project’, which will run for four years, France Galop will focus on ensuring that all race meetings can go ahead by increasing the number …

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Arc crowds limited as French COVID cases surge

French restrictions on public gatherings could mean that this year’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe could be limited to 5,000 attendees. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. According to the Racing Post, race organisers France Galop had hoped that the event would gain the green light from the …

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PMU appoints French racing figurehead Philippe Augier as new Chairman

French horseracing operator PMU has confirmed the election of Philippe Augier as new Chairman leading its corporate governance initiatives. Augier’s chairmanship was ratified following PMU’s annual general meeting and has received the approval of key racing stakeholders France Galop, as French horseracing’s governing body, and Le Trot – the operating company of French racing venues. The appointment sees PMU act swiftly …

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Paris tracks face second shutdown as government changes coronavirus policy

The French government has withdrawn its approval to allow racing to resume in areas still affected by the coronavirus outbreak, resulting in a suspension of racing at tracks including ParisLongchamp, Auteuil and Saint-Cloud. To mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the French government has recently classified different areas of the country into red and green zones – red being assigned to …

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Racing to resume at ParisLongchamp after receiving police approval

Horse racing in France is due to resume behind closed doors on Monday after gaining ‘ strong support from the ministers in charge of racing’. Police have given the green light for the sport to resume at Paris Longchamp on Monday, after being suspended since 17 March due to the ongoing pandemic. France Galop president Edouard de Rothschild tweeted: “We …

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French racing secures ‘conditional approval’ on restart programme

French horseracing will be allowed to return this May, operating its schedule and track meetings on a ‘conditional basis’ granted by France’s Ministry of Agriculture. Last week, Edouard de Rothschild – President of France Galop – and LeTrot counterpart Jean-Pierre Barjon presented French racing’s action plan to resume fixtures on 11 May behind closed doors. Underlining that races would be held under …

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France Galop eyes May return for French Racing

France Galop, the governing body of French horseracing, is awaiting government approval to restart its racing schedule behind closed doors. Updating the media, France Galop seeks to resume its track meetings in May following the enforced suspension of all French professional sports on 17 March, complying with the government’s national lockdown orders. This weekend, President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that France’s …

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France Galop joins efforts to raise funds for Notre-Dame

French racing body France Galop has joined in efforts to raise funds for the reconstruction of the Notre-Dame cathedral after a fire destroyed parts of the building on Monday evening. The governing body’s president, Edoard de Rothschild, has announced that the Prix du President de la Republique will be renamed for this weekend’s meeting at Auteuil, with all proceeds going …

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Trio of Racing stakeholders warns Parliament of No Deal implications

The conversation surrounding Brexit has been inescapable for the last two and a half years, with MPs still unable to agree upon a deal that would be most beneficial for the UK. Later in the week, Chief Executive of Irish racing Brian Kavanagh will be travelling to Westminster to liaise with senior officials from both the British Horseracing Authority and …

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