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The Lyon racecourse is currently situated in Parilly and was first opened for business in 1965 after the closure in 1964 of Grand Camp at Parc de la Tete d'Or. Records indicate that the first course opened in 1867.
  In 1900 the Hippodrome de Villeurbanne in East Central France opened its gates and still hosts racing today.


The principal race at Lyon-Parilly is the Group 3 Prix Andre Baboin run over 2000 metres each October, and first run in 1982 at Bordeaux when won by Darly ridden by Alain Lequeux. Lyon hosted the next running in 1983 when the Freddy Head ridden Dayzaan was successful.
  More recently it was held at Lyon in 2007 when Stephane Pasquier guided Bal de la Rose to victory.


If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email