Young debutants putting on a show

Enjoy a truly exciting day at ParisLongchamp and see the future champions of the tracks in action.
The Emirates Poules d’Essai, two Group 1 flat races, showcase the latest generation of three-year-old colts and fillies.
It’s an unmissable opportunity to discover the champions of tomorrow and enjoy a host of free activities and rides for all the family.

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A great day out for all the family ! Free entry for under 12s

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The Emirates Poules d’Essai


The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains is the first Group 1 race of the year for three-year-old colts over a distance of one mile.

The French equivalent to England’s 2,000 Guineas, the race is the first major test for the new generation.

A decisive race in terms of its ability to shape the season, it provides an indication as to whether the participants can move up to a mile and two and a half furlongs at the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club or stay at this distance.

A landmark event in the early stages of the season, it is the first chapter in a story that will run until October.

Race resume 2024 and quotes


Benchmark race leading up to the Prix de Diane Longines, the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches is reserved for 3-year-old fillies over a distance of 1600 meters.

As the first major test of the season for fillies, this race is crucial for what follows!
Few winners of the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches race have managed to achieve the double with the Prix de Diane Longines, making them queens of their generation.

Race report 2024 and quotes

The day's schedule

Come and cheer on the colts and fillies of the future! Held in the majestic setting of ParisLongchamp racecourse, the Emirates Poules d’Essai showcases flat racing’s future grand champions.

  • 12pm

    The doors open. You’ll final all your children’s favourite rides and activities and a wonderful day’s racing to enjoy.
    Head to the food garden for some great food and drink.

  • 13pm

    And they’re off in the first race of the day!
    Races take place every 30 minutes.

  • 3pm

    Time for your children to parade around the paddock with the jockeys.
    And time also for the main events of the day, with the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains and the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches. You can take a close look at the champions of tomorrow in the paddock.

  • 4pm

    Everyone on the track for the kids’ race!
    And if you’re looking for something sweet to chew on, you’ll be spoilt for choice: pancakes, waffles, candy floss, sweets… The list goes on.
    Head to the food garden.

  • 7pm

    Activities and rides end.

  • 7.30pm

    The racecourse closes its doors.

Wide open green spaces, event and activities and a day of discovery!
What more reasons do you need to come and watch some fantastic racing with the champion horses of tomorrow.
Times may vary and are subject to change.

Free Entertainment

A lovely introduction to pony riding!

To discover the world of horses, what could be better than the gentle and patient nature of ponies? Treat your children to a lovely first experience learning about our four-hooved friends, as they stroke them and go for a little ride.

Rides are free and unlimited!

Choose your horse and you’re off!

Hop on the merry-go-round for a magical ride on our beautiful carrousel horses. A sure-fire hit with young racegoers, this attraction is free of charge and children can ride as many times as they like.

Smiles all round!

Admire the champions from up close!

To make their day at the races even more exciting, children are invited to join the jockeys in the parade ring. A fantastic way to experience the thrill of the spectators’ applause alongside their favourite jockeys. Pure emotion guaranteed!

Who will be the champion of the day?

Get your children running along the hallowed turf in our kids’ running race! An unforgettable, fun-filled experience that will see the fastest runners go home with some great prizes.

So, who will get on the podium?

Like a real jockey!

These new-generation rocking horses take children on a magical ride! A safe introduction to horse riding, to set them on the path to becoming real jockeys.

If your children are eager to try this fun-filled activity, bring them along!

Explore our brand-new activity for the 2024 season: Mini-Golf!

This playful experience is perfect for entertaining both kids and adults. Come and share moments of joy with your family while exploring the captivating world of horse racing.

Get investigating as a family!

Grab a booklet and embark on a treasure hunt that takes you on a tour of the racecourse! With its racing-themed games, this mission requires all of your family’s investigation skills to solve the puzzle.

A 45 to 50-minute adventure for parents and children!

A fun outdoor activity for kids!

With our bouncy castles, your children can jump, run and roll to their hearts’ content! We pull out all the stops to provide your children with plenty of opportunities to play and relax at the racecourse.

Come and let off steam in the great outdoors!

Horseshoe decorating

At our “Blacksmith” workshop, young apprentices are invited to let their creative juices flow. The budding artists can customise horseshoes with ribbons, glitter, ink stamps and many other surprises.
The children will sit at a table to decorate their horseshoes and can take their creation home with them.

Giant colouring poster

On every Family Race Day, a giant horse-themed poster will be laid out for the children. Using colouring pencils, the children are invited to help bring this poster to life.

The racecourse, a playground for all ages!

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy between races: morpion, dominos and memory … A great way to revel in the fresh air at the racecourse with your family and friends.

So, are you ready for a fun day out?



Food garden and tasty treats

From pizzas and burgers to sweet snacks, there’s something for everyone.
Enjoy an unforgettable meal with your loved ones in a wonderful setting.
Head to the food garden and take your pick from our selection of superb food trucks.

The Brasserie ParisLongchamp 

Located in the heart of the racecourse, the Brasserie ParisLongchamp is the ideal place for racing enthusiasts to kick back and relax in a rustic-style setting. It’s a warm and welcoming place that reworks the traditional brasserie and the ideal spot for a business lunch or for meeting up with family and friends right by the side of the paddock. Dress code in force. Please book ahead on +33 (0) 6 23 18 54 50.

Race program

Access and transport

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Opening of the racecourse gates at 12pm.


As ParisLongchamp racecourse is located on the route of a busy cycle path, please be careful when approaching the racecourse.

Increased security checks may be carried out on race days.
Pushchairs are welcome.
For safety reasons, pets are not permitted on the racecourse, even on a lead.


Free shuttle bus service from Porte Maillot and Porte d’Auteuil: first bus at 12 noon, then approximately every 20 minutes.

Shuttles back to Porte Maillot and Porte d’Auteuil: last bus leaves the racecourse at 6.30pm.

Metro exits for shuttle bus stops

  • Porte Maillot – exit 6: see map
  • Porte d’Auteuil – exit 1: see map
  • Line 10 – get off at “Porte d’Auteuil”
  • Line 1 – get off at “Porte Maillot”


  • No.244 – get off at “Les Moulins-Camping”
  • No.241 – get off at “Hippodrome de Longchamp”


  • Line T2 – get off at “Suresnes Longchamp”
By car

Using the Waze app
Enter the address “Parking hippodrome ParisLongchamp” for directions to the racecourse’s public car park.

From the north of Paris
Porte Maillot exit then Allée de Longchamp

From the south of Paris
Porte Molitor exit, take Boulevard d’Auteuil then Boulevard Anatole France

From central Paris
Porte d’Auteuil exit, take Avenue de la Porte d’Auteuil then Boulevard Anatole France


Parking available on site, subject to availability.
We recommend booking a parking space in advance on our ticketing website.

IMPORTANT: If you buy a parking ticket, please print it out so you can show it at the allocated entrance.

Pre-sale parking starts at €3.

Emirates, the day’s naming sponsor

Founded in 2006 by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council is an organisation dedicated to promoting sport and elite competition.
It organises several sports events in Abu Dhabi and worldwide, in disciplines as varied as golf, Formula 1, triathlon, sailing, cycling, and now horseracing.
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council is the naming sponsor of the Emirates Poules d’Essai, a day on which two key races in the racing calendar are run: the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains and the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches.

More information about United Arab Emirates
Logo Coolmore
Coolmore, sponsor of the Prix Saint-Alary since 2006

Coolmore have sponsored the Prix St Alary since 2006, as a way of supporting the French racing industry. The Prix St Alary is a high-profile race and many of Coolmore’s clients, who are either owners or breeders, have runners in the race. All of France’s major stud farms and breeders send their brood mares to be covered by Coolmore’s stallions every year, and they have considerable success, both in races and when selling their offspring.
Given that the champion St Mark’s Basilica won two Classics in France and was sired by the country’s top sire, Siyouni, he was the perfect fit for the Prix Saint-Alary. Crowned European Champion as a 2-year-old and World Champion as a 3-year-old, St Mark’s Basilica sired the most expensive colt in Europe and North America last year, priced at 575,000 guineas.


In the exceptional setting of ParisLongchamp racecourse, see the great flat race champions of the future compete in the Emirates Poules d’Essai des Poulains and the Emirates Poules d’Essai des Pouliches.

Whether you’re a keen horse racing fan or a first-timer, you’ll have a great day out in the large green spaces of this Parisian racecourse. Enjoy completely free entertainment for children and numerous food options while you discover the world of racing. An unmissable and original outing!