With the Grand Steeple Chase on May 19th and 20th, and the Prix de Diane on June 17th, the Parisian spring is certain to delight lovers of events that combine skill and prestige with elegance and passion.
Two different challenges
The first event features an obstacle course while the second is a flat race. The Grand Steeple Chase is for horses over the age of 5 years and the Prix de Diane is for three-year-old fillies. Additionally, the steeplechase is run over 6,000 metres while the Prix de Diane covers 2,100 metres. The first event takes place at Auteuil racecourse and the second is at Chantilly. Discover two of the horse world's major, but very different, events in an atmosphere that builds in intensity from the moment the first hoof hits the turf.
An emotional day
You'll feel a surge of emotion from the very first stride. Holding your breath, you'll marvel at the way the galloping horses seem to float above the ground or over obstacles. You'll admire the ripple of muscles under hide and thrill to the rhythm of hooves hitting grass. You'll cross your fingers, cheer your favourites on with shouts and gestures, and applaud every winner. Finally, a little bonus amid the glamorous dresses, hats, and country picnic frivolities at the Prix de Diane as the Miss Diane title is awarded to the most elegant racegoer.