CHANTILLY RACECOURSE  
Chantilly racecourse is based in Chantilly, Oise about 30 miles north of Paris. Its first recorded meeting was held on 15th May 1834, whilst its facilities were improved significantly over the next 45 years, including a grandstand, which is still operational today, which was opened in 1879.
  Its most important race is the Prix du Jockey Club which was first run in 1836 for 3 year olds over 2100 metres. That first event was won by Frank. In 1976 Youth won it for Maurice Zilber and Freddie Head. The latest 2008 winner was Vision d'Etat.

 

 
It also holds 2 other Group 1 events, the Prix de Diane and Prix Jean Prat. The former was first run in 1843 when won by Nativa. More recently Zarkava proved triumphant in 2008.

 

  The Prix Jean Prat was first run in 1884 over a mile for 3 year olds and in that first year was won by Little Duck. In 1985 it was promoted to Group 1 status when Baillamont provided Cash Asmussen with the middle of 3 consecutive winners. Most recently in 2008 Tamayuz was successful.  
If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email johnslusar@fsmail.net