Hippodrome of the Côte d’Azur
The azure sky above the neck and in the background the Great Blue, the horse could not inherit a more noble setting to accomplish his exploits. It is there, on the exceptional site of Cagnes-sur-Mer, that the Company of the Races of the Côte d’Azur took the departure in 1952, following the merger of the Companies of Nice and Cannes. In Nice, the racecourse was to give way to the current airport. That of Cannes had suffered heavy damage during the Second World War. The new racecourse hosts the first races in September 1952.
Second racecourse of the province, the Hippodrome of the Côte d’Azur organizes more than 80 equestrian meetings a year. With a total surface area of 60 hectares, it can accommodate 12,000 spectators, including 6,000 in stands and has 2,000 parking spaces in its enclosure. The racecourse of the Côte d’Azur is also intended to serve as a training center.
The meetings of the Racing Society of the Côte d’Azur take place over two seasons. Winter meetings start in early December and end in mid-March. On the program, obstacle courses, flat and trot, spread over sixty days. In summer, change of pace. During the months of July and August, the events occur in the magical atmosphere of the night. They are reserved for trotting races that usually take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The Racing Society of the Côte d’Azur offers coaches and owners participating in its meetings the appropriate welcome and comfort structures. In addition to a large number of boxes, a complete set of equipment is at their disposal: clinic and veterinary imaging center, home of apprentices, canteen and many rooms of lads. During the Winter Meeting, the Hippodrome Côte d’Azur hosts up to 1200 horses in its boxes.
Restaurants for all tastes
On the Hippodrome of the Côte d’Azur, with friends or family, you can combine entertainment and culinary pleasures in one of three panoramic restaurants.
The chef will offer you a menu full of colors and flavors.
It’s up to you to choose your formula to taste a gourmet plate in an exalted atmosphere without losing anything of the show.
Special packages for groups or companies can be tailor-made during the race seasons or between meetings.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.