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LE GUIDE DES PROPRIÉTAIRES

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ABOUT

THIS GUIDE BOOK IS PUBLISHED BY FRANCE GALOP
UNDER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNERS’ DEPARTMENT

FRANCE GALOP
46 place Abel Gance
92655 Boulogne Cedex, France

Owners' Department
Tél. : +33 (0)1 49 10 22 02
Fax : +33 (0)1 49 10 22 31
proprietaires@france-galop.com

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Welcome to the Owner’s Guide This guidebook is divided into 4 main sections: Forms of Ownership,
Tax provisions,
Practical guide,
Racing clubs.
You can access each section via the title list on the left of the screen. By choosing the titles, you will access the total content. You can thus have direct access to the required topic. For any additional question, you can get in touch with the Owners’ Department. Good reading!

Forms of ownership

Sole ownership

A horse or several horses owned by one person only

In order to run horses, the future owner has to obtain the approval of the France Galop stewards. The approval form can be obtained on request from the Licencing department at France Galop. The department will confirm receipt of your request and initiate an inquiry by the Home Office to verify that there are no grounds for refusal (ethical or insufficient funds).

Yearly income as required by the France Galop stewards

  • 75 000 € if the horse is trained in Paris (Chantilly/Maisons-Laffitte),
  • 30 000 € if the horse is trained in the provinces.

Note: income is based on a couple’s earnings where the couple is married under the community of property regime.

Forms of ownership

Leasing a racehorse

Introduction

You can lease a horse and run it in your colours on your own or with others.
A horse in training can be the subject of a lease agreement between: a lessor (or partnership of lessors) and a lessee (or partnership of lessees).

Each lessor and each lessee have to be individually approved by the France Galop stewards. The number of lessors cannot be higher than six while the number of lessees cannot exceed ten.

The lease agreement has to be approved by the France Galop stewards. As long as it hasn’t been approved, it is void and unenforceable.

The lessor, or in other words the owner of the horse, is not subject to any conditions concerning minimum income. In the case of a partnership of lessees, the ownership of the colours and the approval of the owner only applies to the appointed manager. Also, only the appointed manager has the authority to run the horse in his colours and to make any relative declarations concerning the horse’s racing commitments. He can transfer this authority to his trainer.

He is the sole spokesperson where France Galop is concerned and is the recognised appointed authority responsible for the functioning of the lease.

Length of the lease

Any lease is irrevocable for a period of at least six months.

Modification/Cancellation of the agreement

  • For a fixed term contract, with a fixed end date, the contract can be terminated upon the agreement of all the contracting parties before the end date.
  • For open ended contracts (racing career), the contract can be terminated at any time either when all of the partners agree or if one of the partners gives a 30-day notice, unless specified differently in the contract.
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Forms of ownership

Joint ownership

Share a racehorse with other owners

The ownership of a racehorse can be shared by several people. For each horse that is owned by several people there has to be a contract approved by the France Galop stewards. 

Every owner has to be individually approved by the France Galop stewards.
The number of owners who share the ownership of a horse is limited to ten.

Yearly income as stated by the France Galop stewards

  • 38 000 € if the horse is trained in Paris (Chantilly/Maisons-Laffitte),
  • 15 000 € if the horse is trained in the provinces.

The contract has to mention the appointment of a manager

He will be the owner within the partnership with the authority to run the horse in his colours or in the colours of the partnership, if said partnership has registered a name (from 1January 2007 onwards). He will be in charge of making all of the declarations concerning the horse’s participation in public races. He is the sole designated spokesman for the partnership, acting with their consent on their behalf and representing their interests with France Galop.

He will give notice of the cancellation or modification of the contract.

The authority of the designated manager of the partnership will be recognised providing that he owns at least 25% of the horse and that his participation in the exploitation of the horse’s career is not less than 25%.

Modification/Cancellation of the partnership contract

  • For open ended contracts (racing career), the contract can be terminated at any time either if all of the partners agree, or if one of the partners gives 30-days notice, unless specified differently in the contract.

Special provisions as to the automatic distribution of earnings

The partners can choose France Galop to distribute the prize-money won by the horse and owed amounts between the partners.

For more information on joint ownership, please contact Mrs Hélène Basse at France Galop.
Telephone: 01 49 10 21 29 or by email: hbasse@france-galop.com

Forms of ownership

The syndicate

Introduction

Exceptionally, a horse may be placed in temporary joint-ownership for a fixed-term under the form of a syndicate comprising a number of equal parts that may not exceed forty.

Key observations

The share holders must be individually approved by the France Galop stewards.
It is necessary to designate an individual who will have the authority to race the horse under his/her name, who can undertake the required steps and who will receive the earnings.
This approval is published in the official racing bulletin.

Conditions for modification by the share holders

France Galop stewards must be informed about any modifications.
The modification must be made no later than four days prior to the final declaration stage of participating horses.

Tax provisions

Business partnerships, of which most come in form of joint-ownership with the objective of running and keeping a racehorse in training, are for tax purposes treated transparent.

Therefore as the business partnership is considered transparent for tax purposes, it is not obliged to keep accounts detailing the earnings and joint running costs that come from owning a racehorse, nor does it have to file an income statement.

Accounting and financial reporting obligations are the responsibility of each contracting party, based on the required elements.

Forms of ownership

Racing Club as Private company

Take a registered part in the ownership of a horse or of several horses

A private company is a civil or commercial society where the share holders can be identified. French or foreign, this company can own one or several horses.

The company has to be approved by the France Galop stewards.

The company has to designate an authorized representative who is not necessarily a major share owner but has to be himself approved by the France Galop stewards in accordance with the same procedure for an individual owner.
This representative is authorized to run the horse in his name or in the name of the company.

The three main share owners have to be individually approved by the France Galop stewards. The other members are not approved but the individual files of these members will be sent by France Galop to the General Information in order to facilitate the ethical enquiry.

The unique monetary threshold for the approval of the part owners is set at 18 000 Euros.

Any modification of the arrangement of the part owners or concerning the representative has to be communicated to the France Galop stewards.

A horse cannot run in the name of different commercial companies or in the name of different products of brands owned by a commercial company in the same year.

A commercial company cannot hold interests in more than two horses.

Financial conditions and management obligations

  • Minimum capital of the company: 16 000 € for Paris, 13 000 € for the provinces.
  • A General Assembly is held once a year and decides by a majority the withdrawal and entries of members. Any transfer of a share has to be approved by the General Assembly, except if the possibility to waive a share is stipulated in the statutes.
    Only limited liability companies have to file their income statements and balance sheets with the clerk’s office of the Commercial Court.
    Private companies which are subject to income tax keep their legal and tax status.
  • The company holds an account with France Galop. The representative manages this account. Prize-money and premiums are paid into that account. Joining a management centre is recommended.

Specific conditions

  • Foreign private company: this company has first to be approved by a foreign racing authority which has joined the International Agreement on Breeding and Racing.
  • Commercial company: all companies, French or foreign, apart from those whose shares and securities have been admitted to an official listing on the French or foreign stock exchange and whose main interest not the breeding or exploitation of racehorses is for profit, have to obtain a prior consent from the Ministry of Agriculture.

For further information, please contact Mr Darius Zawiejski at France Galop.
Telephone: 01 49 10 21 36 or by email: drzawiejski@france-galop.com

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Forms of ownership

Racing Club as Capital Company ownership

Buy a share in a horse or in several horses

The system of capital company ownership is not based on the personalities of the shareholders. French or foreign, this company can own one or several horses.

The company has to be approved by the France Galop stewards.
This approval has to be renewed every year by the France Galop stewards.

The company has to designate one or several corporate directors, including at least one, exclusively a natural person, who is mandated to being in charge of the company and approved in accordance with the same procedure that is followed when becoming an owner.

The three main shareholders or partners in capital also have to be approved as individual owners. If the capital is shared equally, three of them have to be approved in accordance with the same procedure.

If a shareholder becomes the owner of at least 25% of the company’s capital, he has to be approved in accordance with the same procedure.

For capital companies whose main objective is to profit from their racehorses and maybe their stud careers, the names of all shareholders and partners that make up the company have to be known to the France Galop stewards.

Any modification concerning the authorized representative, under whose name the horses owned by the company are running, other authorized representatives, shareholders, partners and/or the share of the capital that they own, has to be communicated to the France Galop stewards.

A horse cannot run in the name of different trading companies or in the name of different products or brands owned by a trading company in the same year.

A trading company cannot have any interests in more than two horses in the same race.

Specific conditions

  • French capital company:
    All French companies, apart from those whose shares or securities have been admitted to an official listing on a French or foreign stock exchange and whose main interest is not the breeding or exploitation of racehorses, have to obtain a prior consent from the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Foreign capital company:
    This company firstly has to be approved by a foreign racing authority that has joined the International Agreement on Breeding and Racing. Its statutes stating the registration with the registry of commerce and companies of its country have to be accompanied by a French translation, certified by an official or sworn translator.

Financial conditions and management obligations

  • Minimum capital for a limited company = 37 000 €.
  • Minimum capital for a simplified joint-stock company = 37 000 €.
  • General Assembly is held once a year.
  • These companies (limited and joint-stock companies) as well as limited liability companies have to file their income statement and balance sheet with the clerk’s office of the Commercial Court.
  • The company holds an account at France Galop. The authorized representative is in charge of managing the account. Prize-money and premiums are paid into that account.

To create or get your stable approved, please contact Mr Darius Zawiejski at France Galop.
Telephone: 01 49 10 21 36 or by email: drzawiejski@france-galop.com

Forms of ownership

The different types of racehorse ownership

Full ownership Leasing Shared partnership
Parties Full ownership Lessee(s) and lessor(s) Share partnership: private individuals, breeders, professionals, companies
Number 1 Maximum lessees : 10, lessors: 6 Maximum partners 20
Minimum capital - - -
Approval Owner Lessor(s): (Persons and institutions) Approval as a lessor. Majority lessee: Approval in the capacity as owner. Minority lessee: Approval in capacity as owner or partner (minimum). Majority partner: Approval in the capacity as an owner 10% share of activity and 10% share of ownership (minimum) Minority partner: Approval in the capacity partner.
Threshold resources in existence Paris/provinces (€) € 75,000 Paris € 30,000 Province Lessor(s): Not subject to means testing. Majority lessee: € 75,000 Paris €30,000 Regions Minority lessee: € 38,000 / € 15,000 Majority partner: € 75,000 / € 30,000 Minority partner: €38,000 / € 15,000
Responsibility - The lessees are severally liable for payment of the amounts due for leasing and the amount owed Partners severally liable.
Personal taxation
Income tax
Income tax Transparency: according to the status of the partner  (implication) BA/BIC / BNC
Structural taxation - According to taxation scheme According to taxation scheme
Duration Unlimited conditional 6 months minimum Fixed period: renewable or not Open-ended
Termination / dissolution - Permanent contract: not before the predetermined date without the agreement of the parties concerned. Open-ended contract: at any time with a minimum notice period of 30 days Permanent contract: not before the predetermined date without the agreement of the parties. Open-ended contract: at any moment with a minimum notice period of 30 days
Private Company SARL – SC – EARL- SCEA *(non-exhaustive list) Participation Company (French Société en Participation) Corporation SA – SAS *(non-exhaustive list)
Parties Shareholders: private individuals, breeders, professionals, partnerships Shareholders: individuals, breeders, professionals, private companies Shareholders: private individuals, breeders, professionals, partnerships
Number According to the system and status - Unlimited
Minimum capital € 16,000 Paris € 13,000 regions No capital required Guarantee from the manager. € 75,000 Paris € 30,000 regions SA: 37,000€ SAS: 16,000€ Paris / 13,000€ regions
Approval One Representative according to the same procedure as that prescribed for the owner. + the three main shareholders + all unit holders holding over 20% capitalOther shareholders: list communicated to the licences service (statutes or shareholders register) Verification of conformity of the statutes to the Galop racing code. Manager / representative according to the same procedure as that prescribed for the owner. Other shareholders: list communicated to the licences service (statutes or shareholders register). Verification of conformity of the statutes to the Galop racing code. Representative + the three main shareholders  + all shareholders holding more than 25% capital. Approval according to the same procedure as that prescribed for the owner.Other shareholders: list communicated to the licences service (statutes or shareholders register). Verification of conformity of the statutes to the Galop racing code.
Threshold resources in existence Paris/provinces (€) Representative: € 75,000 / € 30,000 Shareholders: € 18,000 Manager/representative: € 75,000 Paris € 30,000 regions Representative: € 75,000 / € 30,000 Principal shareholders: € 75,000 / € 30,000
Responsibility Limited to the contributions and provisions of the Galop racing code. All shareholders are held jointly responsible Limited to the contributions and provisions of the Galop racing code.
Personal taxation Income tax – Possibility to opt for corporate tax (SARL) Income tax – No possibility to opt for corporate tax. Income tax
Structural taxation According to the tax regime Total transparency Corporate tax
Duration 99 years Unlimited 99 years
Termination / dissolution Dissolution Liquidation Dissolution Liquidation Dissolution Liquidation
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Forms of ownership

Setting up a racing club: a practical guide

How to have an
already existing company
registered by France Galop

1For a preliminary study, send France Galop a copy of your articles of incorporation and corporate registration number.

2After study of the articles of incorporation, France Galop sends a customized answer to the applicant via e-mail.

3France Galop sends the applicant a customized application file.

4After reception from the applicant of the duly completed file, France Galop forwards the file to the French Ministry of Interiors’ Racing and Betting Department for approval.

5If the application is favourably evaluated, the file is submitted to the Head Stewards of France Galop.

6Approval and registration by France Galop.

How to have a
company yet to be created
registered by France Galop

1Request from France Galop a template of articles of incorporation corresponding to the French Racing Code, by writing to the Head of the Licencing Department, Dariusz Zawiejski (drzawiejski@france-galop.com, telephone : 01 49 10 21 36).

2The applicant writes out the project of Articles of Incorporation.

3After study of the articles of incorporation, France Galop sends a customized answer to the applicant via e-mail.

4France Galop sends the applicant a customized application file.

5After reception from the applicant of the duly completed file, France Galop forwards it to the French Ministry of Interiors’ Racing and Betting Department for approval.

6If the application is favourably evaluated, the file is submitted to the Head stewards of France Galop.

7Approval and registration by France Galop.

8Registration with the French Commercial Registry.

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Tax provisions

Profiles of owner

Being an owner of a racehorse is an exceptional hobby and because it remains a discipline that can be very lucrative, taxation is unavoidable. There are three profiles of owners.

NON PARTICIPATING OWNER:
The majority of owners are in this category. This kind of owner entrusts his trainer with his horses and does not get further involved.

THE PROFESSIONNAL OWNER:
In this category the owner pursues his activity on a larger scale and with a profit-making objective.

THE NON COMMERCIAL PARTICIPATING OWNER:
This is the owner who entrusts his trainer with his horses and gets involved in decisions concerning training and the racing career.

Being an owner of a racehorse is an exceptional hobby and because it remains a discipline that can be very lucrative, taxation individually adapted to each case is unavoidable.

Two important factors influence the existing tax provisions: the role of the owner and the nature of his potential partnership.

Tax provisions

Non-participating owner

A reminder of the characteristics

The most common and simple case. It concerns the individual who limits him/herself to entrusting his/her horses to a trainer, without exerting any diligence.

Important indicator: the type of contract signed with the trainer.

The racing profits that he/she makes, as well as the premiums that come back to him/her in his/her capacity as owner, are not entered in the scope of application of income tax and his/her losses may not be made the object of any charges.
Note: If the owner is the lessor, the contract constitutes a leasing of personal property, the profits of which are subject to income tax in the category of non-commercial profits.

The non-participating owner may not opt for VAT liability.
The capital gains of private individuals realized during the sale of a racehorse
(Sale price – acquisition price) is reduced by an additional allowance of 15% per year or the part of the year between the acquisition of the horse and the end of the seventh year of the latter.

This allowance of 15% destined to act as a forfeit taking into account the cost of caring for and feeding the horse, is added to the general allowance of 10% applicable on the capital gains for personal property, for every year of possession after the second year.

This net capital gain is taxable at a rate of 16%, plus 11% (“CSG” + “CRDS” + “PS”), amounting to 27%.

A capital gains declaration is to be established within a month of the transfer “ISF”

The wealth tax is applicable on the values of the horses of non-participating owners.

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Tax provisions

Professional owner

“BNC” professional

Reminder of the characteristics

It concerns an individual who carries out his/her activity on a habitual and constant basis and for the purpose of profit.
Important indicator (but not sufficient): the involvement of horses in racing at the owner’s instruction.
The profits and premiums collected by a professional participating owner enter within the scope of income tax application in the category of professional non-commercial profits.
The activity is of a professional nature, the deficit is charged to profits of the same type, realized during the course of the taxation year by members of the taxation unit. In the absence of such profit, the deficit is charged to the global income under the terms of common law.

In addition, the owner benefits from a tax reduction of 915 € for accounting charges if his/her turnover (excluding sale of the horses) is lower than 27,000 €.
The depreciation period for a horse is 3 years calculated from the date of its acquisition.

The professional capital gain system is applicable in the short or long-term, with the possibility of total exemption for smallholders if the activity has been exercised for five years, (art. 151 septies of “CGI”) (maximum annual pre-tax turnover: 90.000 €).
There is possibility of a partial exemption between 90 000 € and 126 000 €.

A few recommendations

  • It is recommended to opt for the VAT exemption basis if the turnover (Excluding sale of the horses) is less than 27,000 €.
  • The professional tax and the personal social security contributions are applicable. Adherence to an approved management centre is recommended.
  • It is strongly advised to use a specific bank account for all operations relating to this activity and to retain all statements of accounts.

“ISF”: The wealth tax is not applicable on the value of the horses if the main profession is being exercised.

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Tax provisions

Non-professional participant owner

“BNC” non-professional

Reminder of the characteristics

It concerns an individual who entrust his/her horses to a trainer exerting full diligence with a view to generating a source of income. This case applies particularly to breeder-owners.

The profits and premiums collected by a non-professional participating owner enter in the scope of application of income tax in the category non-commercial profits.

The activity doesn’t present a professional character; the deficit may not be deducted from professional profits, nor from the total income. It may only be imputed on the profits drawn from similar activities (in other words, non-commercial and non-professional activities) during the same year or the six consecutive years (“CGI”, art. 156-1-2°).

The capital gains system is applicable in the short or long-term in this category in the event of a capital asset, namely, a horse.

New: it is possible for “BNC” non-professionals to adhere to an approved association

“ISF”: Wealth tax is applicable on the value of horses of non-professional owners.

Conclusion

Associations representing the owner are available to supply new owners with any additional information required for the organization of their taxation.
At the same time, we actively recommend that you consult a qualified professional, who will be most competent in determining the tax system to which you are subject and its particular procedures.

Tax directives

N° 91 of 21 May 2002 5G-6-02 (racehorse ownership tax system).
N° 186 of 28 October 2002 5G-12-02 (professional horse racing associations tax system).
Directives available on www.france-galop.com

Glossary

CSG: Contribution Sociale Généralisée (general social contribution)
CRDS: Contribution au Remboursement de la Dette Sociale (contribution for the reimbursement of social debt)
PS: Prélèvement Social (social security levy)
BNC: Bénéfices Non Commerciaux (non-commercial profits)
CGI: Code Général des Impôts (General Tax Code)
ISF: Impôt de Solidarité sur la Fortune (wealth tax)

Tax provisions

Taxation of owner non-breeder / non-trainer

From 1 July 2012 Non-participating owner Participating owner
Non-professional
Professional owner
1 : Characteristics Entrusts his/her horses to a trainer without exercising due diligence Entrusts his/her horses to a trainer exercising due diligence with a view to arranging a source of income. Exercises his activities habitually and constantly for profit, but not necessarily as a main activity
2 : Indication Type of contract between the owner and trainer Evidence of involvement in the management of the horse’s activities (independent activity)
3 : Profits and premiums Tax-exempt on revenue Income tax – non commercial profits non-professionals Income tax – non commercial profits professionals
4 : Territorial economic contributions Not liable for taxation Not liable for taxation Liable for taxation
5 : Depreciation in value of horses Non applicable Duration: 3 years Duration: 3 years
6 : Social contributions (RSI) Non-liable Non-liable Liable
7 : Deficit Non-imputable Imputable on profits resulting from activities of the same type, in the six years that follow Imputable on profits of the same type during the course of the year.
Otherwise, on the entire household income.
If revenue < € 32,600 
8 : Profit and General Social Contribution (CSG) Non taxable Liable for income tax and “CSG” (in the absence of tax losses carried forward) Liable for income tax and “CSG”
9 : Capital gains (value added) Capital gains system for private individuals

Allowances: 10% for each year of ownership after the  2nd (personal property)

Tax rate: 34.50 %
19% +
15.50 % (“CSG”+”CRDS”+”PS”) 

Capital gains system for professionals, short-term and long-term. Capital gains system for professionals, short-term and long-term.

Tax exemption – (after five years of activity)
Average net receipts of the 2 previous years
- < 90.000 € total exemption
- amounting to between 90 000 and 126 000 € partial exemption

Exemption from social contributions (RSI)
Uniquely on the long-term capital gains

10 : VAT Outside the scope of V.A.T. Outside the scope of V.A.T. Possibility to opt for V.A.T. if revenue (excluding sale of the horses) < 32 600 €
Obligatory beyond this amount (general system)
11 : Wealth tax (ISF) Applicable on the value of the horses. Applicable on the value of the horses. “ISF” non-applicable on the value of the business if exercised as a main activity.
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Practical Guide

Become a member of France Galop

Practical informations:

France Galop is an association governed by the law of 1901, the statutes of which define the quality of the members.
Therefore, all racehorse owners with full ownership or in partnership, having raced their horse(s) at an official flat race in France or having a horse trained in France during the preceding or current tax year, are a member of France Galop.
The annual membership subscription fee is determined by the committee of France Galop.
The current amount is 32,50 € for owners.

It gives you the right to the following benefits:

  • An entry card to French racecourses for the owner and his/her partner.
  • 10 invitations valid for the racecourses of France Galop (Auteuil, Chantilly, Deauville, Enghien, Longchamp, Maisons-Laffitte and Saint-Cloud). These invitations are sent upon a request addressed to the ticketing service of France Galop – Odile Moalic Tel. : + 33 (0)1 49 10 20 53 – Fax : +33 (0)1 49 10 21 76 or by email : omoalic@france-galop.com.
  • A reduction of 20 % in the boutiques of the racecourses of France Galop.
Practical Guide

Your professional account

How to consult my account on the Internet?

All holders of an account assigned by France Galop may consult the balance and movements of his/her account by Internet or the mobile version of Professional Web Site, this version has been validated for the following browsers : Safari (iOS); Internet, Chrome (Android), Windows Phone (Intenet Explorer 10).

In order to take advantage of this service, which necessitates the attribution of a personal password, it is sufficient to send your request to :
France Galop
46 place Abel Gance 92655 Boulogne Cedex
contact: Miss Stéphanie Davaine : 01 49 10 20 71

Your request must mention your France Galop account number, your last name and first name and the proposed password. The latter may be composed of a maximum of 8 characters, and must not include spaces, apostrophes, or diverse signs symbols such as: # @ $ £ etc.

Upon receiving your password, it is sufficient to connect to the site www.france-galop.com and then enter the section “Horseracing professionals”.

In case of lost of your password you can request your password by calling Stéphanie Davaine on 01 49 10 20 71 or by email: controles@france-galop.com.

For more information about your account, you can consult the operating manuel and management rules, click here.

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Practical Guide

Your DVD and race photos

How to order the DVD of a race or a photo of the finish

DVD

For the PMU races:
Please contact Race Promotion : +33 1 55 66 89 10. Payment can be made by requesting for your account at France Galop to be debited.

Photos

For the races on the racecourse of France Galop, you can order from:

SCOOP/DYGA – ADA PRESSE
BP N°3 – 262, Avenue de Gentilly
84701 SORGUES CEDEX – FRANCE
Tel.: +33 4 90 83 31 92
Fax : +33 4 90 39 13 01
scoop3@wanadoo.fr
Website : www.scoopdyga.com

APRH
7, avenue du Maréchal Joffre
60500 Chantilly – France
Tel. : +33 3 44 67 14 30
Fax : +33 3 44 67 14 39
Email : aprh@free.fr
Website : www.aprh.net

AGENCE PANORAMIC
34 Rue Kléber
92300 Levallois-Perret – France
Tel : +33 1 77 63 55 80
E-Mail : info@panoramic.fr
Website : www.panoramic.fr

Nota Bene : regarding the regional racecourses, contact directly the racecourse.

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Practical Guide

Where can I get my racing colours made?

Casaques Gondamin
Le Bourg
69220 Corcelles en Beaujolais
Tél. : +33 4 74 66 48 88
E-Mail : casaques-gondamin@wanadoo.fr
Dalie Horse Racing
CD 60A, N°7776 – 13480 Calas
Tél. : +33 4 42 94 17 02
E-Mail : info@dalier.fr
Création Pershing ets
650 avenue de l’Aérodrome – ZI
33260 La Teste
Tél. : +33 5 56 54 41 52
E-Mail : pershing889@orange.fr
SES Racing Team
Allée des Forgerons – Z.A. de la Croix de Pierre
49122 Begrolles en Mauges
Tél. : +33 6 43 75 02 71
E-Mail : monbronco@msn.com
Confection Mireille
47 rue de la Garenne
63730 Les Martres de Veyre
Tél. : +33 4 73 39 26 50
E-Mail : casaques.mireille@orange.fr
France Jockey
16, 7ème avenue – 60260 Lamorlaye
Tél. : +33 3 44 58 31 31
E-Mail : vincent@france-jockey
Sporting Tailor
36 avenue du Maréchal Joffre
60500 Chantilly
Tél. : +33 3 44 57 04 81
E-Mail : sporting.tailor@free.fr
T.H Diffusion
37 avenue des Tilleuls – 17200 Royan
Tél. : +33 5 46 08 01 01
E-Mail : thierryhernandez@aol.com
78 Racing
Square Le Kain – Bât. F2 – 78600 Maisons-Laffitte
Tél. : +33 6 50 95 26 44
E-Mail : fg78racing@yahoo.fr
Winning Colours Création
2 Rue du Baron Fain
91220 Bretigny sur Orge
Tél. 1 : Yan Houyvet +33 6 44 81 00 53
Tél. 2 : Rose Arbilo +33 6 99 76 76 73
E-Mail : rosarbilo@yahoo.com
Elgin Racing
Le Haut Dhuit
61110 Conde Sur Huisne
Tél. : +33 6 87 96 04 11
E-mail : info@elginequestrian.com
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Practical Guide

Name your horse

Procedure for naming a race horse based in France

Horses born in France and abroad.

A request in writing, mentioning:
Sex – year of birth – country of birth – sire – dam
Three name propositions – name, address and telephone number

Documents required:

Horses born in France.
Identification booklet – registration card -
Cheque made out to “Haras Nationaux”
Or the authorization to debit a France Galop account

Horses born abroad.
Identification booklet endorsed by the equestrian authority concerned – registration card (if edited) – Cheque made out to “France Galop” or the authorization to debit a France Galop account.

All demand have to be made to Service des Livrets, Mrs Stéphanie Meunier, Tel +33 1 49 10 10 42, Fax : +33 149 10 20 42, Email to : smeunier@france-galop.com

Tariffs applicable from 1 january 2014

Naming of a horse born in France
Births in 2012 until 30.06.14 : 110 €
Births in 2012 after 01.07.14 : 440 €
Births in 2011 until 30.06.13 : 110 €
Births in 2011 after 01.07.13 : 440 €
Earlier births : 550 €

Changing the name of a horse born in France

Births in 2012 until 30.06.14 : 220 €
Births in 2012 after 01.07.14 : 550 €
Births in 2011 until 30.06.13 : 220 €
Births in 2011 after 01.07.13 : 550 €
Earlier births : 660 €
Exported Horses : 220 €

Naming of a horse born abroad

GB-IRE 92.90 £ -GER foal 21,40 € – USA 100 $

Changing the name of a horse born abroad

GB-IRE – 344.80 £ – GER – 160,50 € USA – 125 $

A name may not exceed 18 characters, signs or spaces and may not comprise initial or figures.

Names that won’t be accepted

  • Names that are on the National and International list of protected names
  • Names that are longer than 18 letters, characters and space included
  • Names of a personality, except with the signed authorization of that personality or of its descendants
  • Names where the spelling or pronunciation is too close to a name already attributed
  • Names followed by initials or numbers
  • Names composed of initials or numbers
  • Names where the pronunciation, meaning or spelling is of suggestive nature or is considered rude or gross
  • Commercial Names except with the signed authorization of the person empowered to do so

Names already attributed can only be given again 25 years following the death of that horse.

Practical Guide

Duplicates of identification booklets for horses born in France or abroad

Duplicates of identification booklets for horses born in France or abroad

Documents required:

  • A letter from the owner or his/her representative testifying to the loss of the identification booklet
  • A paper with an outline diagram and physical description by an individual approved for the identification of horses
  • Cheque in the amount of 120 € (French horses) – 141 € (horses from GB and IRE) – 100 € (US horses) made payable to France Galop or the authorization to debit a France Galop account or a bank transfer (+ 30 € administration fees for a foreign transfer)

All demand have to be made to Service des Livrets, Mrs Isabelle Tora, Tel +33 1 49 10 20 76, Fax : +33 149 10 20 66, Email to : itora@france-galop.com

Gallicisation of passports of horses born abroad

Documents required:

For young horses and horses in training

  • Passport for permanent import into France.
  • Diagram of horse markings and description issued by an authorised veterinarian in France for equine identification on the form for converting foreign passports.
  • Cheque for 60 Euros made out to France Galop or authorisation to debit a France Galop account.

Requests for Gallicisation of young horses and horses in training must be submitted to the Service Livrets, for the attention of Mme Isabelle Tora.

For breeding stock

  • Passport for import into France or passport accompanied by a Breeding Clearance Notification document.
  • Diagram of horse markings and description issued by an authorised veterinarian in France for equine identification on the form for converting foreign passports.
  • Cheque for 60 Euros made out to France Galop or authorisation to debit a France Galop account.

Requests for Gallicisation of breeding stock must be submitted to the Service Livrets, for the attention of Mme Sylvia Tassin.

Practical Guide

Visas & export

Temporary Export

All form needed can be download on our website:

Information to be furnished: Departure date – owner – destination – In the case of a broodmare, please specify : – maiden – barren – in foal – nursing

Documents: Identification booklet

Permanent Export

Information to be furnished: Departure date – owner – destination – In the case of a broodmare, please specify : – maiden – barren – in foal – nursing

Documents: Identification booklet – registration card - In the case of a broodmare: • Service certificate • Identification of the foal if the exported broodmare is nursing

Tariff applicable from 1st January 2014

BNC, GNM, RCN 51,00 €
Visa ou certificat d’exportation 51,00 €
Visa nursing broodmare with a foal that will not be brought back 104,40 €
Visa regularization, minimum 30 days 104,40 €
Visa regularization, more than 30 days 156,00 €
Form to send « express » the originals forms abroad 30,14 €

 

Cheque made out to “France Galop” or the authorisation to debit a France Galop account or  bank transfer (+ 30 € administration fee for a foreign bank transfer) All these forms have to be sent to the “Service des Livrets et Contrôle” : Mrs Geneviève Soeurs Gsoeurs@france-galop.com Tel : +33 1 49 10 20 75 Fax : +33 1 49 10 21 66

Practical Guide

Classifications

Flat race classifications for 2- and 3- year-olds from 1st January 2014

TablE OF EQUIVALENCE FRANCE ABROAD
Classification Conditioning stakes Handicaps and claiming All races
Total Prize fund Total Prize fund Total Prize fund
A > 35 000 > 35 000
B 30 000 to 35 000 > 60 000 30 000 to 35 000
D 27 000 to 29 000 31 000 to 60 000  < 30 000
E 24 000 to 26 000 24 000 to 30 000
F 17 000 to 25 000 18 000 to 23 000
G ≤ 16 000 ≤ 17 000
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NOTA BENE

  • A race that takes place at a non-categorised racecourse (abroad) is considered as a D race.
  • The races are classified in descending order: Gr. > L > A > B > D > E > F > G

Flat race classifications for 2- and upwards from 1st January 2014

TABLE OF EQUIVALENCe FRANCE ABROAD
Classification Conditioning stakes Handicaps and claiming All races
Total Prize fund Total Prize fund Total Prize fund
A ≥ 40 000
B 29 000 to 39 000 > 60 000 > 10 000
D 20 000 to 28 000 22 000 to 60 000 ≤ 10 000
E 10 000 to 19 000 17 000 to 21 000
G ≤ 9 000 ≤ 16 000
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Principe : A>B >D>E >G

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Practical Guide

Premiums & prize money

Prize money

The total prize-money of the race is stated in bold characters above the race conditions. How the prize-money is distributed amongst the first five placed horses and sometimes amongst the sixth and seventh placed horses is indicated below in brackets. In some races, premiums of the European Breeders’ Fund are included in the prize-money as mentioned in the specific conditions. The distribution of prize-money between the first seven placed horses is indicated in the specific conditions of every race and according to the following rules:

Flat

  • Group 1 races:  57,14 %, 22,86 %, 11,43 %, 5,71 %, 2,86 % of total prize-money. (Quinté+ support races included).
  • Group 2 races: 57 %, 22 %, 10,5 %, 7 %, 3,5 %. of total prize-money. (Quinté+ support races included).
  • Group 3 and other races: 50 %, 20 %, 15 %, 10 %, 5 % of total prize-money. (Quinté+ support races included).
  • Handicaps that are Quinté+ support races : 47 %, 19 %, 14 %, 9 %, 5,5 %, 3,5 %, 2 % of total prize-money.

National Hunt

  • Group races and races that are Quinté+ support races : 45 %, 22 %, 13 %, 9 %, 5%, 3,5 %, 2,5 % of total prize-money.
  • Other races : 48 %, 24 %, 14 %, 9,5 %, 4,5 % of total prize-money.

However, prize-money is subject to a certain number of deductions:

  • 14% for the trainer,
  • 7% for the jockey.

Breeder’s premiums

In French flat and jump races, the breeder receives a premium for horses considered born or bred in France or similar.

For flat races

  • Open races: 14% of the prize-money and of the owner’s premium.
  • Races open to horses born and bred in France: 19% of the prize-money.
  • Races open to horses that are not Thoroughbreds and born and bred in France: 21% of the prize-money.

For jump races

  • 15% of the prize-money (without premiums).

For foals that will be born in 2014, the breeder’s premium is set at a base rate of 10%, increased to 15% for horses conceived in France. The premium remains as it is in National Hunt racing. For further information, please contact Joelle Dop on 01 49 10 20 13 or by email : jdop@france-galop.com, or the Breeders’ Syndicate on 01 47 61 06 09 or by email : info@syndicatdeseleveurs.org

Owner’s premiums

The owner’s premium is not considered part of the prize-money, but is subject to the deduction of the trainer’s and jockey’s percentage as stated in the racing code. There are races where the owner’s premium does not apply:

  • Races for horses born and bred in France
  • Races with specific conditions stating that there is no owner’s premium
  • Jump racing.

The percentage of prize-money is as follows:

  • 64% for 2, 3 and 4 year-olds
  • 43% for 5 year-olds and older

For further information, please contact Joelle Dop on 01 49 10 20 13 or by email : jdop@france-galop.com, or the Breeders’ Syndicate on 01 47 61 06 09 or by email : info@syndicatdeseleveurs.org

Practical Guide

Pro-Breeding measures

Premiums of 50 % for foals born from 2008 (for flat racing) onwards, and the products resulting from the crossing of a stallion with a qualified broodmare.

Qualified broodmare

All dams having produced a black-type on the flat, regardless of their age. The mares that have themselves realised a black-type on the flat, on the condition that they are older than 12 years in the year of conception. Attention:

  • The status of the broodmare is judged on 1 January preceding the mating.
  • A black-type performance on the flat is a classification in the three first finishes obtained in a “listed” or “group” event figuring in the first part of the International Cataloguing Standards

Qualified stallions

The stallions fulfilling one of its first five seasons of breeding in France.
Attention:

  • A stallion fulfilling, for example, its 3rd year in France, but having mated overseas during the 5 years prior to this, is qualified: only the breeding seasons in France are taken into account.
  • A stallion that would have mated during 2 years in France, then overseas, then would return to France, will not be qualified upon its return; leaving France for a season outside France in the northern hemisphere interrupts the qualification of a stallion. However, the French seasons fulfilled previously are not questioned.
  • A stallion that leaves France for a breeding season in the southern hemisphere does not interrupt its qualification.

What is the premium rate for the breeder for the result of this crossbreeding? 

The premium will be increased by 50 %, for all flat races competed in France (no modification to the overseas premium) for horses aged 2, 3 and 4 years.

Practical Guide

Investment aid

 

What kind of aid is available?

The aid consists of subsidies on the loan interest rates linked with the purchase of quality breeding horses.

Who is eligible?

Breeders as defined in the statutes of France Galop, in other words, those who have bred:

  • A horse bred and raised in France (or assimilated)
  • A horse that has raced in France in the specific year and the year preceding it (thus for financial aid in 2007 : the years 2006 and 2007).

An arbitration committee is able to qualify the breeders according to the length of service of their activity.

For the purchase of which type of breeding stock?

The purchase of mares, stallions or shares in stallions for flat racing or jump racing is possible subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions:

Mare

Having produced a black-type prior to the purchase and a maximum of 12 years old at the time of the purchase. Having, herself, a black-type performance prior to the purchase and a maximum of 8 years of age at the time of the purchase. The black-type performances are assessed in accordance with the first section of the book “International Cataloguing Standards” for the flat, according to the fourth section of the same book (races in France, Great Britain or Ireland) for jump racing. Having been purchased by the buyer under the auctioneer’s hammer within the framework of a public auction in France or overseas. The mare must be covered in France in the two first years following her purchase; otherwise the grant must be reimbursed.

Stallion or share in a stallion

The stallion must have won at least one Gr.I (performances assessed according to the same sections of the book “International Cataloguing Standards” as for the mares). The arbitration committee will examine each file in order to study the candidate’s genetic interest, the price in relation to that of the market, components of the package (number of investors, number of shares…). The arbitration committee will be able to waive its principles for stallions that show special promise. The stallions will be able to mate in France, the temporary departure for the southern hemisphere having been authorised.

What are the methods of funding?

The subsidy will be for a maximum of 5 points of interest. The duration of the loan will last a maximum of 5 years for mares or stallions. The amount of the subsidy will be calculated on the basis of monthly loan amortization of  1 to 5 % over 5 years (even if the beneficiary chooses another type of loan: progressive, deferred depreciation or other). The amount of the subsidised loan must be between 20.000 € and 200.000 €. Only one dossier will be accepted per breeder (several qualified breeders may benefit from the subsidy for the same mare, but limited to the set total above).

What is the procedure?

The breeder can contact:

FRANCE GALOP – François Boulard
Tel. : 01 49 10 21 20 – fboulard@france-galop.com

or:

THE SYNDICATE OF BREEDERS
Tel. : 01 47 61 06 09 – info@syndicatdeseleveurs.org
To determine whether he/she is eligible for aid and if the breeding stock meets the selection criteria. Following the purchase, the breeder set ups his/her loan file with the bank of his/her choice. Upon obtaining the loan, he/she contacts:

FRANCE GALOP – Christian Maigret
Tel. : 01 49 10 20 88 – cmaigret@france-galop.com
To request the benefit of a subsidy. He/she must transmit the loan contract and the corresponding repayment schedule

Practical Guide

Transport

Travel allowance for horses trained in France

(by a person holding a training licence issued by France Galop stewards, and for horses running in a race published in the official racing calendar)

1. Owners will receive the allowances corresponding to the table below:

Fee paid for a one-way journey
(To be doubled for a return journey)

from 10 to 400 km

+ than 400 km

Over 900 km

Pari Mutual races (without CSI*)

I = 0,255 x nb de km + 33€

I = 0,13 x nb de km +133€

I = 317,5 €

*Internet betting race

For other races, the travel allowance amounts to half the sum which is paid for Pari Mutual races.

This allowance will not be paid out:

  • To winners of prize-money of or more than 5000 Euros (excluding the owners’ premium) on the Flat, and 6000 Euros over jumps.
  • To runners who have not travelled beyond 10 km (for a one-way journey).
  • To any horse that is declared a non-runner (except in exceptional circumstances).

For Guadeloupe and Martinique, there is a set allowance of 500 Euros for each return journey between the two islands (for horses that remain on site in between contesting two races, the owner will receive half the allowance on the outward journey and half the allowance on the return journey). The allowance will only be paid on receipt of nominal proof, which must be submitted to the office of the organising company within five days of the race.

For horses trained and racing in Corsica, owners of the first five horses to finish will not receive any travel allowance.

From 1 January 2014, the annual travel limit per horse was fixed at 3000 Euros. The amount of travel allowance paid for travel to racecourses cannot exceed this ceiling. Once the ceiling is reached, owners will not receive further travel allowances until 1 January of the following year.

The annual ceiling of 3000 Euros will not be paid during the 2013/2014 winter meetings.

2. CALCULATING DISTANCES

Distances are calculated by the Michelin company’s travel tool that establishes the shortest route by using post codes at the point of departure and point of arrival between where the horse is stabled and the racecourse staging the race.

However, if a horse is bought out of a claiming race, the buyer or his representative must inform the race organisers where the horse is to be transported so that the relevant post code can be used to calculate the cost of the return journey.

3. VAT

The amounts listed below are exclusive of VAT

Owners who are VAT registered will receive the allowance with the current rate of VAT added.

If the owner is part of an association to which France Galop automatically distributes earnings, the individual VAT position of each associate will be taken into account.

If the owner is not VAT registered, the amount listed below is inclusive of VAT.

4. APPROVED TRANSPORT AGENCIES

When travel is arranged through a France Galop-approved company (STH HIPAVIA, VERAN, STC-Horse France, STAR HORSE or ATC Location, Trans’Horses), for national Pari Mutual races (except CSI), the allowance is credited to the owner’s account and simultaneously transferred by the owner to the transport company.

For runners earning prize-money of 5000 Euros or more (exclusive of owners’ premiums) on the Flat and 6000 Euros over jumps, the amount corresponding to the travel allowance for the journey will be deducted from the owner’s account by France Galop and transferred to the transport company.

Transport companies do not charge for arranging the itinerary, departure and return times. Horses travelling with transport companies must travel with the necessary documents.

5. HORSES SOLD IN CLAIMING RACES

When a horse is sold in a claiming race, its new owner (buyer) must organise transport to its new training facilities. This journey will be at the owner’s cost, regardless of the mode of transport used.

  • If a horse is transported to the races in a private horse box: the owner (seller) of the horse will receive a travel allowance for the return journey within the limit of the available ceiling.
  • If the horse is transported by an approved transport company: the owner (seller) receives a travel allowance within the limit of the available ceiling; this travel allowance will be simultaneously transferred from the seller to the transport company.

Once a horse claimed, its return journey becomes the responsibility of the new owner (buyer).

  • If the return journey is made in a private horse box, the new owner will not receive any allowance.
  • If the return journey is made by an approved transport company, the travel costs of the return journey will be paid to the new owner and simultaneously transferred from his account to the transport company’s account.

6. MEETINGS

For horses that run during an extended meeting, the owner receives an allowance corresponding to the distance from its point of departure (before the race) and its post-race destination. Hence:

  • If a horse ran in just one race and returned to its training centre after the race, the allowance paid will correspond to a return journey.
  • If a horse ran in several races and was stabled at the racecourse, a one-way travel allowance is paid as soon as the horse contests its first race. The return-journey allowance will be paid on the last day of the meeting.
  • If a horse ran in several races and returned to its training centre in between races, the travel allowance will be paid for each of its starts.

Should the horse earn prize-money of 5000 Euros or more (exclusive of owners’ premiums) on the Flat and 6000 Euros over jumps during the length of the meeting, no allowance will be paid.

The amount is 6000 € on the Flat and over jumps for the 2013/2014 winter meetings.

The travel allowance is based on the 2013 General Conditions for the 2013/2014 winter meetings.

7. DECLARATIONS

By declaring his horse to run at a racecourse, the owner or his representative must indicate where the horse is traveling from and where it will return after the race. He must also indicate the chosen mode of transport. Any failure to provide this information will result in no travel allowance being paid.

Should any travel declaration be made that results in an overpayment, the owner or his representative will be subject to sanctions as stated in the Racing Code.

Practical Guide

Useful information

Associations représentées au Comité de France Galop

  • Association des Eleveurs et Propriétaires de Chevaux (A.Q.P.S.)
Président : Hervé d’Armaille
Adresse : 15 rue Théodule Ribot – 75017 Paris
Tel : 06.07.47.08.40
Fax : 01.46.49.50.61
Email : herve.d-armaille@noos.fr
  • Association des Entraîneurs de Galop
Président : Christiane Head-Maarek
Adresse : 18 bis avenue du Général Leclerc - BP 70103 - 60501 Chantilly
Tel : 03 44 57 25 39
Fax : 03 44 57 58 85
Email : entraineurs.de.galop@wanadoo.fr
  • Association des Entraîneurs Propriétaires
Président : Mathieu Boutin
Adresse : 1 avenue Lesage - 78600 Maisons-Laffitte
Tel : 09 52 24 07 70
Fax : 09 57 24 07 70
Mobile : 06 12 16 44 14
Email : contact@aepgalop.com
Site Web : http://www.aepgalop.com
  • Association Générale des Jockeys de Galop en France
Président : Jacques Ricou
Secrétaire Général : Thierry Gillet
Adresse : 43 avenue de Saint-Germain - 78600 Maisons-Laffitte
Tel : 01 39 62 05 28
Fax : 01 39 62 00 33
Email : contact@asso-jockeys.com
  • Association Province-Paris pour le Galop Français
Président : Hubert Tassin
Adresse : 29 rue Claude Terrasse - 75016 Paris
Tel : 01 42 21 80 82
Fax : 01 46 21 80 85
Email : contact@lespp.fr
  • Les Entraîneurs de France
Président : François Rohaut
Adresse : Domaine de Sers - Chemin du Champ de Tir - 64000 Pau
Tel : 05 59 32 44 58
Fax : 05 59 62 46 52
Mobile : 06 72 77 56 19
Email : ecurie.rohaut@wanadoo.fr
  • Syndicat des Eleveurs de Chevaux de Sang de France
Présiden t: Loïc Malivet
Adresse : 257 avenue le Jour se Lève - 92655 Boulogne CEDEX
Tel : 01 47 61 06 09
Fax : 01 47 61 04 74
Email : info@syndicatdeseleveurs.fr
Site Web : http://www.syndicatdeseleveurs.fr
  •  Syndicat National des Propriétaires de Chevaux de Courses au Galop
Président : Patrick Fellous
Adresse : 5 rue Erlanger - 75016 Paris
Tel : 01 01 40 54 05 04
Email : syndicatdesproprietaires@bbox.fr
Site Web : http://www.pro-galop.fr/index.php
 
 

Ventes aux enchères

 

Transport

  • ATC Location- Kevin MORIZE – 47 Rue des Vaux de Cernay – 78610 AUFFARGIS
    Port. : 06 61 94 87 78 – atc.78@orange.fr
  • Brittany Ferries – avenue du Grand Large – 14150 Ouistreham
    Tél. : 02 31 36 36 31- Fax : 02 31 36 36 12
  • Horse France S.A. – 49 rue Pierre Grenier – 92100 Boulogne
    Tél. : 01 46 94 84 00 – Fax : 01 46 94 00 14
  • Horse Van Services – www.horsehaul.com - Tél. : 00 206 909 46 85
  • S.T.C. Horse France – 8 route de la Seigneurie – 60260 Lamorlaye
    Tél. : 03 44 58 51 23 – Fax : 03 44 57 03 78
  • S.T.H. Hipavia – 97 route de la Seigneurie – 60260 Lamorlaye
    Tél. : 03 44 21 26 01 – Fax : 03 44 21 36 61
  • S.T.H. Hipavia (agence de Pau) 321 rue de Bielle – 64121 SERRES-CASTET
    Tél. : 05 59 80 32 65 – Port. : 06 87 46 86 10 – claude@sth-hipavia.com
  • Teddy Horse Transport – Thierry ADENOT – 1 rue de Coulmiers – 75014 Paris
    Tél. : 06 08 30 50 63 – thierry.adenot@wanadoo.fr
    Tél. : 01 34 76 30 33 – Fax : 01 34 76 30 49
  • Trans’Horses – Le Dentu – Route de Boinvilliers – 78111 Dammartin en Serve
    Tél. : 01 34 76 30 33 – Fax : 01 34 76 30 49
  • Jean-Michel Veran – 819 chemin Moulin Premier – 83400 Hyères
    Tél. : 04 94 65 97 78 – Fax : 04 94 65 71 51

 

Institutions et organisations professionnelles

 

Presse – Médias – Photographes

Practical Guide

Conversion fund

Thanks to your voluntary contribution to France Galop from your race earnings, the Conversion Fund” allows retired racehorses to enjoy an appropriate second life. They will be taken in by families, riding schools or placed with a mounted police force under the  rotection and supervision of the “French League for the Protection of Horses” (LFPC) with whom France Galop has signed an agreement.

Contact : Tel: +33 1 49 10 21 72 (France Galop)

The Charities supported by France Galop for the conversion of race horses are:

Racing clubs

Introduction

France Galop has compiled this directory of French Racing Clubs

Information within this directory has been supplied by the racing clubs concerned. France Galop takes no responsibility for, and cannot guarantee, the accuracy, veracity or the current status of its contents.

Racing clubs

Arqana Racing Club

Manager

Pauline Boulc’h Mascaret

Trainers

Nicolas Clément, Yann Barberot, Christophe Ferland, Christiane Head-Maarek, Francis-Henri Graffard.

Useful information

Launched in 2013 by ARQANA, the French leading thoroughbred auction house, ARQANA Racing Club is a syndicate program whose purpose is to provide the best platform to discover ownership and the thrilling racing universe. Each year, one or several syndicates are created with a variable model and price per share (from €10,000 – all inclusive).

Each syndicate offers:

  • A newsletter and a member only website for optimal tracking of every aspect of the syndicate ;
  • Premium events offering complete immersion behind the scenes of the thoroughbred breeding, training, racing and sales worlds ;
  • Ownership status with France Galop for both you and your partner, giving access to the professional areas of all racecourses ;
  • A special welcome on all racecourses for each runner and for major events of the schedule ;
  • An active participation in all the important decision for the syndicate

The price of a share covers all costs arising from campaigning the club’s racehorses.

Status SEP
Duration 2 years
Number of shareholders 20-40, depending on each syndicate
Available shares A new syndicate launched each year. New for 2016: Ecurie Triptych
Number of horses 4-5, depending on each syndicate
Racing category Flat
Type of purchases Horses bought at the ARQANA sales


Siège social : Headquarters

Siège social : Training location
Racing clubs

Écurie la Boetie

casaque-la-boetie

Share price : 8 500 €

Manager

Louis Dusquesne

Trainers

Pascal Bary, Gouvieux (60)
Mikel Delzangles, Gouvieux (60)
Xavier Nakkachdji, Gouvieux  (60)

Useful information

Established in July 2011, the Ecurie la Boétie is a Flat-racing club that owned the 2011 champion filly, Testosterone.

The Club is also involved in the breeding industry.

This year’s hopefuls include:

Boetie’s Dream (entered in the Prix du Jockey-Club 2014), Dance MovesSpirit Quartz and No News

Status SEP
Duration 2 years
Number of shareholders 25
Available shares 3
Number of horses 8
Racing category Flat
Type of purchases Horses in training and yearlings


Siège social : Headquarters

Siège social : Training location
Racing clubs

Écurie des Cadets de Gascogne

casaque-cadets

Share price : 15 000 €

Costs : 200 € / Month

Manager :

Philippe Lutz

Trainers

Antoine de Watrigant, Mont de Marsan (40)

Useful information :

Established in 2008, the Ecurie des Cadets de Gascogne is geared towards horse-lovers in the South West.

The club’s goal is to have at least 2 horses, including one ready to run.

The club’s trainer, Antoine de Watrigant, is also a shareholder.

Status Ltd
Duration Unlimited
Number of shareholders 4
Available shares Unlimited
Number of horses 1
Racing category National Hunt
Type of purchases From stud farms


Siège social : Headquarters

Siège social : Training location
Racing clubs

Écurie Club des étoiles

casaque-etoiles

Share price : 762,25 €

Annual subscription 930 €

Manager

Pascal Adda

Chairman

Charlette Chartier

Directors

Alain Depuichaffray, Jean-Pierre Perthuis et Frédéric Slaby

Flat trainers

Philippe Van de Poele, Deauville (14)

Jump trainers

Guillaume Macaire, Les Mathes (17)

Useful information

The Ecurie Club des Etoiles was established in 2010 by the amalgamation of two stables (Club Galop and Etoiles du Galop). They originated from the first partnership of co-owners created in 1994 as a limited company.

76 wins and 360 places to date

The Club is comprised of owners and has a board of directors and a chairman

The Ecurie Club des Etoiles offers many attractions, such as visits to the training centres at Chantilly, Maisons-Laffitte and Deauville, and visits to major studs.

Status Limited company
Duration Unlimited
Number of shareholders 90
Available shares 15
Number of horses 5/6
Racing category Flat and Jumping
Type of purchases Horses ready to run


Siège social : Headquarters

Siège social : Training location
Racing clubs

Écurie DAM’S

casaque-dams

Share price : 7 500 €

Manager

Florence Woerth

Trainer

Carlos Lerner, Maisons-Laffitte (78)

Useful information

The Ecurie DAM’S is a fun club that has co-opted ladies who enjoy the French lifestyle emanating from the racing scene in France, irrespective of whether they are professionals or new to the game.

DAM’S is an original and trendy way to meet other women in racing, and to create a female network within a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.

To become a member, you must be over 18 years old and must purchase at least one share in the club. The share’s acquisition covers the costs of buying, keeping and training a racehorse.

Status Simplified Joint Stock Company
Duration Unlimited
Number of shareholders 25
Available shares On application
Number of horses 2
Racing category Flat
Type of purchases According to opportunity


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Écurie Helios

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Share price : 325 €

Any new shareholder must to acquire at least 23 shares (7,475 €)

Manager

Jean-Christian Huard

Trainers

Rodolphe Collet, Lamorlaye (60)
Keven Borgel, Calas (13)

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The Ecurie Hélios was established in 2006 as a simplified Joint Stock Company (SAS in French). This status offers easy access to ownership with specific liability (limited to the invested amount) and guarantees good governance via regular meetings of the board of directors and an annual general meeting.

Shareholders in Ecurie Helios are recognised as full owners by France Galop.

The Ecurie Helios unites racing lovers in an ambitious project: to gain recognition. Thanks to regular updates (via emails from the stables) and the availability of its trainers, it has succeeded in creating a real team.

Status Simplified Joint Stock Company
Duration Unlimited
Number of shareholders 48 (maximum shares per person: 100)
Available shares
Number of horses 3
Racing category Flat
Type of purchases According to opportunity (horses ready to run are favoured)


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Écurie Mansonnienne

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Share price : 100 €

A minimum of 60 shares must be bought.

Manager

Pascal Adda

Trainer

Pascal Adda, Maisons-Laffitte (78)

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The Ecurie Mansonnienne was established in 2013. There are currently some 20 members who support trainer Pascal Adda at Maisons-Laffitte training centre.

Status Simplified Joint Stock Company with variable capital
Duration Unlimited
Number of shareholders 20
Available shares 1200
Number of horses 9
Racing category Flat and National Hunt
Type of purchases Yearlings, two-year-olds and claiming races


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Écurie des Parieurs RMC 2014

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Share price : 50 €

Maximum 5 shares per person.

Manager

Pascal Adda

Trainers

Franck Anne, Bazoches-au-Houlme (61)
Mathieu Boutin, Lamorlaye (60)
Tony Clout, Lamorlaye (60)
Mickael Cormy, Saint Romain la motte (42)
Sébastien Guarato, Moulins la Marche (61)
Jacques Heloury, Chazay-sur-Ain (01)
Philippe Van de Poele, Deauville (14)
Pierre Vercruysse, Boissy Saint Léger (94)
Norbert Vimond, St Ciers d’Abzac (33)
Antoine de Watrigant, Mont-de-Marsan (40)

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The initial investment covers equine acquisitions and training costs for one year. At the end of the financial year (June 30), the horses are sold at the sales and the selling price and race earnings are distributed proportionally among shareholders.

Each share gains its owner free racecourse entry on the day their horse runs.

Open days at each trainer’s yard.

The club is currently full, but a similar club will open in 2015.

Status Simplified Joint Stock Company with variable capital
Duration 1 year (from July 1, 2014)
Number of shareholders 8070
Available shares Next launch of a vintage club in 2015
Number of horses 10
Racing category Flat Troting
Type of purchases Horses ready to run


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Écurie des Preux

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Share price : 500 €

Fees: 500€ / year after the 2nd year

Manager

Sylvie Le Gall

Trainers

Eric Vagne, Moulin  (03)
Augustin Adeline de Boisbrunet (03)
François-Xavier de Chevigny (60)

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Motivated by a love of racing and sharing the passion, the promotion of horses and becoming an owner, this model offers an easy and friendly alternative to those hesitant to go it alone.

Shares are available in one or more horses which carry the club’s silks.

Status Simplified Joint Stock Company
Duration Unlimited
Number of shareholders 20
Available shares Unlimited
Number of horses 4
Racing category Flat and National Hunt
Type of purchases Horses bought from stud farms linked to the club, or at sales


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Écurie Pur Sang d’Aliénor

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Share price : 3 000 €

Once bought, the shares will be blocked for 6 years.

Manager

Florence L éon-Dufour Gourdain

Trainer

Charles Gourdain, Pau (64)

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The first horse bought was Prince d’Aliénor in July 2010 (5 wins). Members of the club are based principally in Paris and the South-West. Some are already owners and want to share their passion with others new to the game. They contribute to educational mails from the Manager.

Status Simplified Joint Stock Company
Duration Unlimited
Number of shareholders 75
Available shares Unlimited
Number of horses 6
Racing category Flat and National Hunt
Type of purchases According to opportunity (sales, private sales, etc)


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Meridian Racing Club

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Share price : 25 000 €

The share price covers costs for 24 months.

Manager

Ghislain Bozo

Trainers

Pia Brandt, Chantilly (60)
Fabrice Chappet, Lamorlaye (60)
Christophe Ferland, La Teste de Buch (33)

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The club has a selection of horses ready to run. It’s an all-inclusive package and the price per share covers all stabling expenses for 2 years. The total of racing earnings is distributed to shareholders, as well as the net proceeds from the horse sale.

In its very first year, members had the pleasure of having a runner in the Prix de Diane, Bocaiuva. The latter won its Listed and took several placings in Group races. The second year saw the successful two-year-old Money Maker in the major Prix Yacowlef, giving the club its second Listed race success in only two years. The 2016 season begins under the best auspices with the excellent starts of Elounda Love, which came in second in a maiden race in Chantilly, and the convincing return of Money Maker which will from now on follow the group race circuit for 3-year-old sprinters.

Status Simplified Joint Stock Company
Duration 99 years
Number of shareholders 20
Available shares 8
Number of horses 6-8
Racing category Flat
Type of purchases Horses ready to run


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Traditia Racing Club

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Share price: 2 500 €

Once bought, the shares will be blocked for six years.

Chairman of the Club

Philippe de Saint Seine

Trainer

Charles Gourdain, Pau (64)

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The club was established in 2012 by the Traditia Office of Heritage at Bordeaux.

The club’s hopefuls are: Tradigraphie (sister to Mutin – 4 wins and earnings of 120 000 €), Super Freak (brother to Shadow Skills – 3 wins and earning of 100 000 €), Estevan (brother to ER, Group and Listed placed).

Status Simplified Joint Stock Company
Duration Unlimited
Number of shareholders 45
Available shares Unlimited
Number of horses 5
Racing category Flat and National Hunt
Type of purchases According to opportunity (sales, private sales, etc)


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Racing Club des Princes de Condé

Share Price : 17 000 €

Manager de l’écurie

Hubert Barbe

Trainer

Richard Chotard, Chantilly (60)

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The über-team behind this exciting new French venture relies on the expertise of highly regarded bloodstock agent Hubert Barbe who will manage the Club. If Barbe is well known for purchasing talented national hunt horses with no less than 15 Cheltenham Festival winners, he is also involved in a lot of flat young horses success stories, the most famous of them being Makfi.

This syndicates aims at offering racing pleasure and hospitality in France, together with a solid investment based on the ambition to sell the horses at 3 with a significant added-value.

It also offers a very simple and clear implication for the members: there is only one single all-inclusive subscription at the beginning of the syndicate (£ 14 000 per share, 30 shares in total). This covers the purchase of the yearlings in Deauville sales, and 100% of the expenses of the syndicate for the entire duration of it.

The net owner prize money and sales’ proceeds will be paid to shareholders – French racing has great prize money for young horses.

The Club will run an informative website and organize French racing owner cards and full range of racing social events, provided by a professional event agency. Members of the Club will benefit exclusive conditions in case they want to organize their own professional or private event at the races.

Status Joint-venture company (French SEP)
Duration 2 years
Number of shareholders 30 maximum
Available shares Shares available until Octobre 15th 2014
Number of horses 5 yearlings
Racing category Flat
Type of purchases Yearlings to be purchased at Arqana Deauville sales in August and October 2014


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iTS racing

Casaque ITS RACING

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Status Simplified Joint Stock Company
Duration 2 years
Number of shareholders 14
Available shares
Number of horses 6
Racing category Flat
Type of purchases Public Sales of yearlings : Arqana and Osarus
  • Headquarters:
    18 route de la Celle Saint-Cloud, 78380 Bougival
  • Telephone:
    +33 680 118 976
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