Following a €10 million increase in prize-money for French racing in 2023, France Galop has announced a boost for 19 juvenile races which are to be run for €50,000 each.
The total prize fund will be distributed among the first seven finishers, with the winner receiving €25,000. Juveniles eligible for French owners’ premiums will receive an additional 80% on top of prize-money, meaning a pay out of €45,000 to the winner.
The selected races over a range of distances have been proven to produce group-class horses over a number of years. In addition to the 19 to be staged at premier tracks in the Paris region, another two provincial races for unraced horses will be included in the scheme. The Prix du Four a Chaux and the Prix Didier Vezia are both run at Bordeaux in September and will each carry prize-money of €35,000.
The full programme of €50,000 races, which begins at Chantilly in April and runs through to the end of October at Saint-Cloud, can be found here.