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THIS FACT BOOK IS PUBLISHED BY FRANCE GALOP.
UNDER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HUGUES GIRARD.

FRANCE GALOP
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92655 Boulogne Cedex, France


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Flat Racing

Number of flat races for thoroughbred and non thoroughbred horses

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total FLAT 4 776 4 792 4 878 4 887 4 908 4 908

Including

Flat race on turf 4 140 3 957 3 874 3 837 3 820 3 787
Flat race on sand 39 45 45 45 45 45
Flat race on all-weather track 651 805 959 1 005 1 043 1 076

Number of Pattern and Listed Races on the flat

27

Group I races in 2015

26

Group II races in 2015

60

Group III races in 2015

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Group I 27 27 27 27 27 27
Group II 26 27 27 27 26 26
Group III 57 56 56 57 58 60
Listed Races 124 125 126 128 128 131
Total 234 235 236 239 239 244

Number of runners

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2-y-o's 5 757 5 681 5 435 5 667 5 483 5 270
3-y-o’s 17 511 17 677 17 811 17 067 17 301 17 289
3-y-o’s + 1 945 2 046 2 057 2 089 2 305 1 694
4-y-o’s + 29 362 29 533 29 084 29 817 29 690 29 188
Average FLAT 11,41 11,46 11,15 11,44 10,90 10,90

Number of races per starter

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2-y-o's 3,36 3,33 3,50 3,38 3,37 3,34
3-y-o's 4,66 4,73 4,50 4,88 4,84 4,80
4-y-o's 5,78 5,74 5,01 6,02 6,14 6,19
Moyenne PLAT 5,01 5,01 4,34 5,21 5,25 5,26

Number of individual starters

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2-y-o's 1 706 1 703 1 606 1 670 1 624 1 576
3-y-o's 3 872 3 861 3 760 3 611 3 689 3 599
4-y-o's 5 324 5 409 5 230 5 213 5 125 4 991
Total 10 902 10 973 10 596 10 494 10 438 10 166

Number of horses trained abroad having taken part in a race in France

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Foreign runners in Group races 432 435 386 431 430 444
% of foreign in Group races 28,00 % 20,00 % 18,60 % 19,40 % 20,60 % 22,00%
Foreign runners in all races 4 744 4 500 4 289 4 574 4 721 5 485
% of foreign in all races 9 % 8 % 8 % 8 % 9 % 10 %

Purses

Prize money

(in Million €) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2-y-o’s 14,00 14,55 14,86 15,16 15,01 14,88
3-y-o’s 44,5 40,29 45,63 42,25 42,52 43,06
3-y-o’s + 49,56 56,66 56,62 61,22 63,27 62,39
4-y-o’s +
Total PMU 108,05 111,50 117,11 118,81 120,80 120,43


Owners’ premiums

(in Million €) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2-y-o’s 6,75 7,63 7,76 6,59 6,55 6,81
3-y-o’s 15,09 15,47 17,37 18,11 20,30 19,20
3-y-o’s + 14,48 15,28 15,93 18,51 17,65 18,61
4-y-o’s + 12,60
Total FLAT races 36,32 38,39 41,07 43,21 44,50 44,62


Breeders’ premiums

(in Million €) 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
2-y-o’s 2,39 2,66 2,76 2,79 2,55 2,59
3-y-o’s 6,13 6,53 7,18 6,49 8,18 7,95
3-y-o’s + 7,35 7,78 8,30 9,65 8,72 9,06
4-y-o’s + 5,68
Total FLAT races 15,87 16,96 18,25 18,93 19,45 19,60

(Source France Galop - Direction Programme et Régions)