Edouard de Rothschild

Racing in Paris Confirmed For May 11

The French racing community received good news on Monday, with the confirmation that racing will be authorised in Paris on May 11. Paris had been declared a "red zone" under the coronavirus lockdown restrictions in France, but France Galop President Edouard de Rothschild tweeted the positive news on Monday morning. "We obtained and received from the Prefecture de Police de Paris the authorisation to resume racing on May 11," de Rothschild tweeted. "This is very good news and a real victory!" The French government had earlier announced its support of...

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Government Support For French Racing Resumption

The French Government has expressed its support of a phased-in resumption of the racing programme in France from Monday, May 11, and has announced financial aid for the racing sector largely through a temporary cut in betting tax. Last Tuesday, the French Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume and his ministerial colleague Gérald Darmanin met Edouard de Rothschild and Jean-Pierre Barjon, the respective heads of France Galop and trotting authority LeTrot, to discuss plans to allow the return of racing action in the week following the easing of lockdown restrictions for France....

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French Racing Heads Meet Government

France Galop president Edouard de Rothschild attended a meeting on Tuesday morning with representatives from France's government ministries overseeing the agriculture and accounting sectors. Along with Jean-Pierre Barjon, his counterpart in the French trotting industry, de Rothschild discussed previous submissions to government documenting the shutdown of racing in the country and its affect on the industry's 21,000 workers. The economic impact of the cessation of racing since Mar. 17 until the end of April is estimated to be €58 million. A key factor in the resumption of the sport in...

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