Deauville Gains French Guineas as Covid-19 Forces Track Shuffle


Deauville Racecourse | Emma Berry

The G1 French 2000 Guineas and G1 French 1000 Guineas were moved to Deauville on June 1 instead of ParisLongchamp, as French racing undergoes a venue shuffle following the news that racing has been called off in France's red zone on Tuesday due to coronavirus restrictions, France Galop announced on Wednesday evening. Both 1600-metre Classics will be contested over a straight course. The complete schedule for French racing from May 25th-June 1st was also released, with the May 31 G2 Grand Prix de Chantilly also slated for Deauville. Below are the Flat meeting transfers, as France Galop moves all of the affected meetings to those in 'green zones':

  • May 25th Saint-Cloud meeting to Lyon-Parilly
  • May 27th Chantilly meeting to Vichy
  • May 28th ParisLongchamp meeting to Clairefontaine
  • May 29th Strasbourg meeting to Moulins
  • May 30th Saint-Cloud meeting to Dieppe
  • May 31st Chantilly meeting to Deauville
  • June 1st ParisLongchamp meeting to Deauville

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