France Horse Racing Odds - French Racecards

France is one of the biggest countries when it comes to horse racing, with this country predominantly holding flat thoroughbred meetings throughout the year. Here at, we like to cover all the French meetings and provide daily racecards so that you can look through each card and work out the best runners to back.

We cover all the France racecourses and our race cards will give you information regarding each track along with the distance of each race. The biggest French horse race is probably the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe which takes place in the autumn each year and this Longchamp spectacular is highly popular all over the world.

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France Daily Races Betting Odds and Racecards

We will have a daily racecard for any French horse racing meeting, with the latest French racing betting odds also shown and you can choose between a wide range of bookmakers if you’re looking to get the biggest price about a particular race. Looking through the race card will also provide you with key information.

Racecards for French meetings include detailed information about the distance of a particular race, the handicaps, the trainer and jockey along with the horse’s recent form. You can scan through race cards and get more detailed knowledge before going ahead and placing bets on the selections which interest you the most.

The latest betting odds for French horse racing are created by all the leading bookmakers and you generally find that they differ according to the prices being offered. When you are betting on a key French meeting at a racecourse such as Longchamp, it is worth comparing the latest racing odds and working out where you can land the biggest price.

Paris Longchamp racecards are regularly available and these prove popular with readers at who are keen to peruse through the daily racecard and work out the different races. Some punters like to place French racing bets in the normal way, while others might want to enjoy a Pari Mutuel bet which is commonplace in this country.

Key Horse Races in France

  • Arc de Triomphe
  • The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the showpiece race in France in the same way that the Kentucky Derby exists in the United States of America, the Grand National in the United Kingdom and the Melbourne Cup in Australia. This takes place at Longchamp in October and is run over a distance of 2,400 metres which is equivalent to one-and-a-half miles. The race was first inaugurated in 1920 and it’s a Group 1 encounter which is open to runners aged three or older.

    We provide the latest Arc racecard and Arc de Triomphe betting odds for a race which traditionally takes place on the first Sunday in October, with this being classed as Europe’s second most prestigious flat horse race after the Epsom Derby. Enable enjoyed consecutive wins in 2017 and 2018 although it was Waldgeist who was able to claim the spoils in 2019.

  • Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and Poule d'Essai des Poulains
  • These two races take place at Longchamp at the beginning of the Flat season and are the French horse racing equivalent of the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas. Some of the leading three-year-olds line up for big prizes, with both races taking place over a mile and these are two French Classic races not to be missed.

  • Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane Longines
  • In early June, we have two more big Group 1 encounters and these take place at Chantilly, with this another high-profile French racecourse where we provide the latest racecard for every meeting. The Prix du Jockey Club is run over 2,100 metres and this is often referred to as the French Derby, while the Prix de Diane is similarly regarded as the French Oaks and this is another historical race which began in the 19th century.

  • Grand Prix de Paris
  • Grand Prix de Paris is another high-quality race for three-year-old horses in France, with Longchamp Racecourse playing host to another spectacular event and the purse is well over £500,000 for this race. Andre Fabre is a renowned French trainer who has enjoyed thirteen victories between 1989 and 2014, while this is run over 1.5 miles and is a real stamina-sapping encounter. Trainer Aidan O’Brien has recently enjoyed success in this race with victories with Kew Gardens and Japan in the past two years.

  • Prix Jacques Le Marois
  • Prix Jacques Le Marois is another huge race that takes place in France and we’ll provide a race card so you can enjoy the latest runners and riders for this encounter along with every other race on the card. There is over £1 million available in prize money and this is run over 1,600 metres or a mile, with the action taking place at Deauville Racecourse. It is one of the leading races in the world over a mile and well worth watching.

    How to Bet on French Horse Racing

    There are several different ways to place French horse racing bets and the primary option is to select a horse that you expect to win on the racecard and back him or her accordingly. This involves selecting a stake which you are comfortable punting and selecting the odds that are available before going ahead and placing your bet.

    You will generally see fixed odds betting available for French racing, although there’s sometimes the opportunity to place Pari Mutuel bets which are typical of how French racing fans will bet. This works in a similar way to the Tote in this country and the odds are therefore a reflection of how much money has been staked on each runner in the field.

    Sometimes there is also the option to merely bet on a horse to place, while there is also each-way betting available where customers can choose a horse at particular odds and effectively bet half of their stake to win and the other half to place. The place odds are generally calculated by dividing the win odds by a quarter or a third.

    Naturally, if you are looking at the latest French race card for a meeting at Longchamp, Deauville or Chantilly, you might fancy a few different horses on the racecard and want to put the selections together in a multiple. Thankfully, you can do a French racing accumulator bet where the odds are all combined and you can get a sizeable return on your stake should they all come in.

    Watch Live Streaming of French Horse Racing

    There are a large number of French racecourses and that means lots of racecards focusing on the latest meetings, with many bookmakers able to live stream the action to their customers due to the deals that are in place with the online rights providers.

    The coastal town of Deauville holds many race meetings both at their Deauville track and also at Clarefontaine. There are many fixtures and punters can especially enjoy August considering that there is a Group One race every weekend of that particular month.

    There is also All-Weather racing which takes place in France and that can often occur at Chantilly and Deauville, with customers able to log into their betting accounts and place a small bet on the race that they want to watch. This will then trigger the live streaming which can be enjoyed from start to finish.

    There is accompanying audio commentary and this is a great way of enjoying the French horse racing and all there is to offer.

    Best Bookies for Horse Racing in France

    Any bookmaker who specialises in offering betting odds for horse racing will be determined to cover as many French meetings as possible. France is especially good when it comes to flat racing bets and you can expect to find the various racecards at where the leading bookmaker prices are showcased.

    We recommend holding more than one betting account when it comes to French horse racing betting. It’s a simple case of looking at the various odds and working out the biggest prices for everyone to enjoy. We only work with bookmakers who are reputable and you should also be able to claim a free betting bonus if you’re a new customer.

    Have a look at the various racecards that are available for the French meeting, with the leading bookmakers offering the chance to enjoy fixed odds betting and place betting, along with an option to punt on the Pari Mutuel.

    French Horse Racing FAQ

    There are now a number of betting sites that offer customers the chance to bet on French racing. You will be able to visit the horse racing section of a bookmaker website and see what French race cards are available before looking at the various odds. You will need a funded betting account in order to place bets and you can pick out the horses that appeal to you the most and place your wagers.
    Some bookies will run their Best Odds Guaranteed promotion for the French horse racing meetings while others will restrict this only to UK and Irish race meetings. It’s worth checking whether the BOG offer is available as it’s great to be able to take an early price on the racing and then get paid out at the Starting Price should the latter end up being bigger.
    The Arc de Triomphe race tends to take place on the first Sunday in October and every respected bookmaker will have betting odds available for this huge event from Longchamp. You should be able to access the race card on the day of the race, while there is also the chance to place antepost bets on the Arc so you can select bigger prices about potential horses that will line up on the day.
    Like England, France has a number of Flat racing classics and that includes the Prix du Jockey Club, Poule d’Essai, Prix de Diane, Prix Royal-Oak, Grand Prix de Paris, Poule d'Essai des Poulains and the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches. These flat French horse races were all founded in the 19th century and you can expect to compare bookmaker odds and find the best prices should you want to place bets.
    The Pari Mutuel or Parimutuel is way of betting on French horse racing and works in the same way as Tote betting in the UK. That means that you select a horse to win and bet a certain stake on that runner. Should the horse win, your dividend comes from a pool of money that was staked on that race. Your return is based on the number of punters that backed that horse in the race.
    Many bookies have deals in place with the TV rights providers which means that customers can log into their betting account and watch French racing through their computer or mobile device. You need to make sure you have a funded betting account and place a wager on the race that you want to see. This should automatically enable you to watch the race from start to finish and get accompanying audio commentary.
    You can place an accumulator on a French horse race meeting and go through the card, picking out the selections of the horses that you like the best. You can then decide on your multiple betting options by taking the betting odds and combining them for a double, treble or even an accumulator. The French racing accumulators can pay out a big return for a small stake.
    All the bookmakers featured at have French horse racing betting available. It’s a simple case of picking out the race meetings that are available and then inspecting the latest horse racing odds. Some will offer limited French racing coverage while others will cover a more extensive range of meetings. It’s great to have as much choice as possible.