By Corinne Gallier
Published on 25 May 22 at 6:25
All the remainder of the yr, it is a discipline the place cows graze. But the Ascension Thursdaythe land of Claire Fontaine turns into hippodrome due to the volunteers of the Valognes Horse Racing Society (Sleeve).
After two uncommon years (in 2020, the races had been transferred to the Cherbourg racecourse, and in 2021, the rivals competed behind closed doorways), this festive assembly the place the inhabitants of the Heart of the Cotentinwill renew, this Thursday, May 26, 2022with a basic configuration. It will likely be marked with return of the publicwhich may attain a thousand folks in good years.
Seven races minimal
the program provisional contains seven races for some trotters 3 to eight years previous.
“If there are nonetheless numerous horses concerned, one or two races may very well be break up by the regional technical workplace of the regional horse racing federation. »
These trotters come from throughout the Great West to compete on the grass monitor of almost 1,000 meters.
the departure of the first race is deliberate for the second at 14 hours exact. Then, the following races will begin each half-hour. This yr once more, a few of the finest french pilots ought to be a part of it. Two, in any case, have already been declared: François Lagadeuc and David Thomain, who've gained at the highest French, European and even worldwide stage!
Lmain occasion will likely be the City of Valognes Prize – Pierre Léonard Prizewhich pays tribute to a breeder from Valogne and former vice-president of the affiliation – and household actions are additionally again.
There will likely be the HippoKids, provided by the regional federation, together with an inflatable construction, make-up and cotton sweet, items by lottery for kids, items by lottery for fogeys.
The novelty of this yr: six fortunate spectators will be capable to carry out a tandem sulky baptism with the supplier #Sulkyexperience, harnessed to horses and treading the monitor. These spectators will likely be designated by draw throughout the afternoon.
Claire Fontaine's land is situated in the commune of Lieusaint (entry by the D24, highway to Orglandes-Picauville). Admission €4, free for these underneath 18, free parking, free leisure, grilling underneath tents on web site from 12:30 p.m. Final listing of starters out there from this Tuesday (midday) on the LeTrot.com web site.
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