After the trotting festival, it is time for the galloping festival. Today begins a collection of races and festivities at the Vichy-Bellerive racecourse. The flagship occasion of this twenty fourth version will happen on Wednesday with the at all times very fashionable Grand Prix de Vichy. Return on a well-supplied program.
For 5 days, homeowners, jockeys, trainers and horse racing fans, from throughout France, but additionally from Europe, will meet in Vichy. Until Wednesday, the gauge is restricted to 1,000 individuals.
Two Rafale and two fighter planes
This Monday, 9 races will observe each other between 11:50 a.m. and 4:27 p.m., together with the Frédéric Lagrange prize. To inaugurate the festival, two Rafale and two different fighter planes have been referred to as to fly over the racecourse throughout the day.
On Tuesday, eight races shall be held between 1:50 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. The afternoon will open with a Quinté + and can give manner to the Prix Hubert-Baguenault de Puchesse.
The Vichy-Bellerive racecourse (Allier), a driving power for the horse trade in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
The Vichy Grand Prix will make its comeback on Wednesday. The eight races will begin at 7 pm and finish at 10.45 pm Quiz, presents and acrobatic strolls by Cie Élixir ought to delight the public. A pyrotechnic present shall be organized simply earlier than the fireworks which shall be fired round 11 p.m.
The subsequent day, the Madame Jean-Couturié Prize shall be held. The first of the eight races will begin at 2:07 pm and the final will begin at 6:07 pm On the event of the Sauternes’s Cup, the groups of the Château-d’Arche property will maintain wine tasting stands.
The festival will finish on Friday with 9 races organized between 2:25 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. together with the Madame Jacques-de-Brémond Prize. As of Wednesday, the sanitary move could also be required to entry the racecourse. The Racing Society is awaiting directions from its National Federation.
Flat and impediment programs
For the curious who would really like to take a more in-depth look at the races, the guidelines of the gallop are easy. There are two varieties: flat and impediment programs. The latter represent solely a 3rd of the gallop races. There are three varieties: hurdles, steeplechase (river or giant hurdles) and cross-country (pure obstacles, butes or embankments).
Departures are made at the flag or at the machine. The horses are steered by their jockeys in direction of the beginning line. They do not need the proper to be held in hand. For flat races, the begin is commonly in stalls.
The Trotting Festival concluded with a gorgeous get together this Saturday night at the Vichy-Bellerive racecourse
At the request of the choose at the begin, the jockey should have his horse enter the stall which has been allotted to him by the drawing of tons for locations on the rope. The jockey doesn’t have the proper to abuse the whip below penalty of penalties.
Once the beginning sign has been given, the rider should hold his line till the subsequent sign. He should then ensure by no means to intervene with one other competitor. His purpose ? Complete the given course as rapidly as attainable with out leaving the observe (other than exceptions), with out falling off your horse and utilizing solely a whip mannequin authorized by the marshals of France Galop.
Unlike trotting races the place lower than 15 galloping (1) or amble (2) strides are allowed from the 500-meter submit to the 200-meter submit and the place lower than seven strides in the lure (3) or aubin (4) are additionally tolerated after 200 meters, throughout galloping races, the horse should hold the similar gait all through.
(1) The horse throws the two entrance legs ahead and the two hind legs again in the similar stride.
(2) The horse strikes each legs on the similar aspect at the similar time and in the similar route
(3) The horse trots with the entrance legs and gallops with the rear legs.
(4) The horse gallops with the entrance legs and trots with the rear legs.
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