Mark the date on your calendars!

At the jewel in the crown that is Chantilly, the crème de la crème of three-year-old thoroughbreds battle it out for the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club. This Group 1 event is the most iconic of the flat races and a highlight of the racing year, with many of the winners going on to sire other famous stallions.
It is a must for any racing fan and also a wonderful day out for families, with plenty of free activities that children will love.

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4 June 2023

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

From 5€
4 June 2023

Enjoy the racing action from your seat in front of the winning post

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4 June 2023

Enjoy a glass of champagne in a private stand, right next to the winning post

From 60€
4 June 2023

Panoramic views for a mouth-watering dining experience

From 120€
4 June 2023

Take a look behind the scenes on a race day

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4 June 2023

An immersive visit to discover the history of the racecourse and learn all about the organization of the Chantilly Gr...

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4 June 2023
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The 183rd running of the legendary Qatar Prix du Jockey Club – a sporting highlight on the calendar reserved for three-year-old thoroughbreds – will take place on Sunday 4 June 2023 in the unique location that is Chantilly racecourse.

The best thoroughbreds of the new generation of three-year-olds will be looking to add one of the most prestigious titles in Europe to their trophy cabinet.
This supreme sporting achievement can only be aimed for once in a horse’s career!
It is one of the toughest tests of the season and every year serves to crown the fastest thoroughbred.
It is a Group I event – the highest echelon in horse-racing – and was first held in 1836. It is run over a distance of 10 and a half furlongs, with the last 3 furlongs on an upward slope.


HRH The Aga Khan’s colt Vadeni took the honours with Christophe Soumillon in the saddle!

One of the oldest events in sport

Since 1836, the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club has crowned the year’s best three-year-old thoroughbred.

The history of the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club first began almost 200 years ago. A group of sportsmen, led by Lord Henry Seymour, a British nobleman and dandy with a passion for equestrianism, were returning to Chantilly Castle by horse when they came across an ideal plain of soft land to realise a dream of theirs and establish a racetrack.

As soon as the grandstands had gone up around the track, one of the next priorities was to set up a race to help select the best horses for siring. And thus it was that the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club was born! The first edition of this famous event was held on 24 April 1836 at Chantilly, making it one of the oldest sporting competitions in the calendar.

The Qatar Prix du Jockey Club led to many more horse races been created in France, but it quickly established itself as a veritable means of selection that is crucial to the strengthening of thoroughbred lines.

From the very early days, the race was won by some of the greatest horses of their generations. It is one of the stand-out events in Group I – the highest level of horse-racing– and since it first began in 1836, it has crowned over 100 stallions who have helped to ensure the sustainability of the breed.

It was originally run over a distance of 12 furlongs before being shortened to ten and a half furlongs in 2005, but is remains a battleground for the toughest competitors!

Plan your day

Come and enjoy an intense day of sporting thrills with 10 races on the Card, including the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club.

  • 12 pm

    Gates open, with all of your children’s favourite activities ready and waiting before the races themselves get under way.

  • 1 pm

    Start of the first race of the day – time to go and cheer on your favourites!
    More races every 30 minutes thereafter.

  • 1.30 pm

    Lunch time! Browse our food trucks with their wide range of sweet and savoury delights.

  • 4 pm

    The start of the Qatar du Prix Jockey club – one of the toughest races of the season which crowns the fastest thoroughbred every year.

  • 4.30 pm

    Time for a well-earned break, so why not stroll over to the food garden for a sweet treat?

  • 5 pm

    Head trackside for the kids’ race!

  • 8 pm

    Gates close at the racetrack.

These timetables are for information purposes only and may be modified at any time.

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!

A fun way to learn about racing!

On your marks, get set, go! Jump on an inflatable pony and take part in our PonyHop Race, which enables your children to develop their balance, coordination and stamina. A perfect introduction to life as a jockey!

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!

Step into a jockey’s stirrups!

With our hobby horse races, your children can emulate the jockeys themselves! This activity will be a sure-fire hit with our younger racegoers. It is an ideal way to develop their imagination and coordination in a safe way.

A fun-filled race!

Place your children at the heart of the action by entering them in our sack race! Held on the racecourse itself, this sporting activity promises plenty of laughter and fun. Give it a try, either before or after you watch the horses race along the turf.


Chantilly racecourse is the ideal spot to have an enjoyable meal with family or friends


With pizzas and burgers and plenty of sweet snacks besides, you are sure to find what you are looking for!
Enjoy a meal with friends amid a wonderful backdrop.
Head to the food garden and choose from our selection of food trucks.



Those looking to enjoy a more gourmet dining experience can admire the view of the track from the panoramic restaurant and overlook the paddock from the racetrack brasserie.

Please dress suitably. Bookings are recommended: please call +33 (0)6 23 18 54 50.

Race program

Access and Transport



Opening of the racecourse gates at 12pm.


Please note that additional security checks may be carried out on race days.
We advise visitors not to bring rucksacks, sports bags, motorbike helmets, glass bottles or any large objects into the racecourse.
You may leave these items in the left luggage office.
Pushchairs are welcome inside the racecourse.
For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted inside the grounds.


Using the Waze app
Enter the address “Hippodrome de Chantilly”.

A1 motorway, exit 7: Survilliers OR exit 8: Senlis-Chamant then follow signs to Chantilly.


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.

Parking costs €3, tickets available in advance on our ticketing website.


Trains leave from Gare du Nord / Grandes Lignes:

  • Get off at “Gare de Chantilly”: trains leave every 30 minutes.

Train info:


RER line D

  • Get off at “Chantilly / Gouvieux”


The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) and France Galop, a symbiosis of great racing cultures
The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) represents Qatari investment in the racing world, also enabling the state to return to its roots and its traditional attachment of everything relating to the equine species.


A major event on the flat race calendar, the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club awaits your presence on 4 June 2023 at Chantilly racecourse, where the best three-year-old thoroughbred will emerge victorious over a distance of one mile and two-and-a-half furlongs.
This Group 1 race, established in 1836, is the main goal for champion horses of this generation, which only attempt this race once in their life. It’s an unmissable day of top-notch sport!
The day is also something of a party for children! Enjoy the completely free entertainment at the Family Race Day event: pony rides, merry-go-round, sack races, bouncy castles…and so many other surprises!
So head to the magical surroundings of Chantilly racecourse for a day of sport in a party atmosphere.