France Galop, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Consulate General of France are proud to present the ninth edition of the French Day at Happy Valley Racecourse on 17th May 2017 (Wednesday), when two cup races, Le French May Trophy and the France Galop Cup, will be staged. Alongside with the exciting races, the night will also be filled with spectacular French arts performance and delicious wines and cuisine.
In reciprocity, the Hong Kong Jockey Club will name two of the races at the meeting to be held at Deauville Racecourse on 15 August 2017 (Tuesday).
Under the French colours, the “French Day” enhances the strong links that unite France Galop and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and all the active work that both racing clubs have achieved within the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. In times when the sport of racing no longer knows any borders, this event comes as a solid basis to build future partnerships as such.
The France Galop is the one and only racing authority in France in charge of promoting breeding through its selective annual racing calendar. It also defines and applies racing rules and delivers training and riding licences as well as ownership agreements.
France Galop organizes major international events such as the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Prix de Diane, the Prix du Jockey Club and the internationally famed August Deauville meeting to name but a few.