Just seven days ahead of the Oct. 3-4 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting, Paris and its immediate suburbs were placed into the Reinforced Alert Zone (ZAR) due to a rise in COVID-19 cases on Saturday. This requires France Galop to limit attendance at race meetings at ParisLongchamp, Auteuil and Saint-Cloud to only 1,000 people per day, including racing staff. Priority access will be given to connections of starters at each meeting of the weekend, with owners able to enjoy the day thanks to a quota of six badges.
Horses may be accompanied by a maximum of two people who must be registered two days before the day of the race at [email protected]. They must also provide a declaration stating they have no COVID-19 symptoms. Racing professionals who have bought tickets will be automatically reimbursed. For more information, email [email protected].
In addition, as long as Paris and its environs remain in the ZAR, ParisLongchamp, Auteuil and Saint-Cloud will be closed to the general public and access will be reserved for racing professionals (France Galop members) and PMU staff, within the limit of 1,000 people per meeting. Chantilly and Deauville are not currently affected by the restrictions, but all planned spectators events have been cancelled out of an abundance of caution.