The horse-racing sector is extremely well organised, with all players having the same objective from the breeder through to the owner and trainer, right up to the driver or jockey, i.e. to win a big race: for example in France, the “Prix d'Amérique” for Trotters and the “Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe” for Flat-racers.
The region of Champagne-Ardenne boasts 3 race-courses: Reims and Chalons-en-Champagne in the Marne county, and Montier-en-Der in the Upper Marne county (Haute-Marne). Two of these have combined racing facilities: Chalons-en-Champagne and Montier-en-Der organise flat, jump and trotting races, whilst Reims only organises the latter type.
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A.R.E.C.C.: Association Régionale des Eleveurs de Chevaux de Courses (Regional Association of Racehorse Breeders)
This Association is made up of the local racehorse breeders, and aims at promoting and assisting the sale of local racehorses.
For more information, visit the ARECC Website.
3 Racecourse Societies are in charge of organising race meetings
- Châlons-en-Champagne Racecourse Society
- Reims Racecourse Society
- Montier-en-Der Racecourse Society
For more information, visit the Reims Racecourse website
RAcing data in Champagne-Ardenne
- Breeding: Racehorse breeding across Champagne-Ardenne, solely dedicated to Trotters, is undergoing a significant decrease:
- Number of breeders: 50 in 2010
- Number of mares covered: 165 in 2010
- 7 trainers in trotting and 1 trainer in flat-racing
- 30 race meetings scheduled in 2010, of which 8 PHH meetings (replacing the former PMU meetings to enable betting off the racecourse) in Reims, hosting one stage of the “Grand National du Trot”, and 1 PHH meeting in Montier-en-Der, hosting a stage of the “Trophée Vert” challenge.
The overall betting stakes placed on the racecourse amounts to approximately 1.5 million Euro for the 3 racecourses combined.