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Race program 2018

 29 July
First race da

Sunday 19 August
The main race day 
The main Cross
Fête des Courses

15 September
Third race day
Free entrance



Crystal Cup and Cross country championship of France
Patrice Quinton triumphs in 2014

Patrice QUINTON au Pertre le 17 août 2014 après la victoire dans le Grand Cross

CRYSTAL CUP: Patrice Quinton won the 2014 trainers competition, having finished second to Nick Williams in 2013. His Ecurie des Dunes also won the owners’ championship and Jerome Zuliani the jockeys’ contest. Jordan Duchene finished joint-second among the jockeys.

The Crystal Cup comprised 10 races in six European countries: France, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, the Czech republic and Britain.

Patrice commited a master stroke in Belgium at Warengem on the
 2nd September, taking the first three places in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Flandres with Royal Fou ridden by Jordan Duchene, Taupin Rochelais with Thomas Beaurain and Martalin with Jerome Zuliani.


CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP OF FRANCE: The championship consists of 21 races, the 14th being the Grand Cross du Pertre, won by Quintons’ Pasquini Rouge and Jordan Duchene.
The last race took place at Pau on the 1
st February 2015 in very bad weather with only six of the thirteen contestants finishing, Pasquini Rouge and Jordan in sixth place. With Tornado de Kerser participating in eight races, Patrice Quinton landed the trainers’ championship with 68 points.
The awards ceremony took place at Auteuil on Sunday
22nd March 2015.

Patrice Quinton at Le Pertre on 17th August after winning the Grand Cross with Pasquini Rouge ridden by Jordan Duchene He also won two steeplechases at Le Pertre in 2014

Translated by Peter Stevens


  2013 : French Cross Country Championship
          The return of a stage of the national series with a second win at Le Pertre for Madame Philippe Chemin

          Our race days were on Sunday 28th July and 18th August and on Saturday 14th September.

          The first day, Sunday 28th July, took place under difficult weather conditions, showers and sun alternating with an enormous rainstorm during the fifth race. The seventh race, a cross country, had to be cancelled, and was held instead on the 18th August, making a fifth steeple chase. (photo gallery Sunday 28th July)

          18th August was the big day, with the return of a stage of the French Cross Country Championship
The Prix René Couétil was won by Stéphane Paillard on Rosée des Planches, a mare owned by Madame Philippe Chemin. A second win at Le Pertre for Madame Chemin in this race
11 years after Devil Beauty, ridden by Mr Danloux, won it in 1992. Due to the importance of this cross country, no other racecourse in the region staged jump racing on this day. This meant there were plenty of runners in eight good quality races and a big turnout of enthusiastic spectators. (photo gallery Sunday  18th August) and (photo gallery Main Cross)

This day also featured the traditional "Fêtes des Courses" for children and their parents, with pony rides, games, and even a contest for the best yound tipster! For the young riders there were two pony races with some British participants. After a French lad won the first, the victory was followed by the playing of the Marseillaise, the French national anthem. And when a British boy won the second race, the Prix de La Princesse Zara Philips, God Save The Quenn was broadcast over the speakers. All the winners are featured in the photo gallery.

           The last days'racing was on Saturday 14th September. For this third meeting there were seven races comprising three harnessed trotting races, two steeplechase and two cross countries. As on the 18th August , there was a cross country over three miles one furlong, the Prix de la Goderie, won by Major Quick ridden by Jonathan Pay. With plenty of runners (14 for each trotting race) all was in place for a successful days'racing. However, as with the first meeting, the weather gods decided otherwise. With drizzle under menacing skies up to the first race, there wasn't a large turnout of spectators. This was also due to Château-Gontier staging a mixed metting only about 24 miles away. However, for those present, the racing proved an interesting spectacle. (photo gallery Saturday 14th September)

            The 2013 season is now over. The theam of volunteers who will maintain and improve the course look forward to welcoming you in 2014.
                                           Translated by Peter Stevens (Thanks)

 Welcome to Le Pertre Racecourse.

Please contact us for information about visiting us to discover the world of horse racing and other events in the area. Look at our web site to regard our varied races and obstacles, all in a glorious setting.

Courses du Pertre - Hippodrome de la Chaussée - Passage du fence

Look at these pictures.
Imagine being in the middle of one of the most famous jump racecourses in Brittany !
Local people are great followers of jump racing.

Courses du Pertre - Hippodrome de la Chaussée - Passage du double contre bas

The spectacle of the race.     The spectators become part.
                          We connect with the horse and delight in this.
                                                Images and feelings become ingrained in the memory.

Courses du Pertre - Hippodrome de la Chaussée - Passage de l'oxer

So... come racing with your family...or with your horses...
Enter...win...gain some money and enjoy !

We have organised several pony races between British and French ponies and riders.

7 horse races each meeting
2 cross - country races, 2 steeplechases and 3 trotting races
Pari-mutual tote betting for all races.







The horses race in a beautiful verdant setting locally called "bocage".
In the background is the village steeple, the highest in Brittany.

The racecourse is noted for being divided between two departments, Ille-et-Vilaine and Mayenne, and an obstacle called the "talus breton" straddles the boundary.

Courses du Pertre - Hippodrome de la Chaussée - Passage du talus breton

At Le Pertre, there is a true sporting atmosphere. The jockeys, with their varying styles, are applauded by an appreciative public.

At Le Pertre, the horses and riders adapt to the difficulties of each race.

At Le Pertre, the horses aren't numbers, they are individuals, each bred to race along with all their relatives that have also shined on the racecourse.

At Le Pertre, racing has retained its individuality.

Situation géographique
Le Pertre

Vue aérienne
Le Pertre
aerial wiew

  Société des Courses du Pertre 2,rue du Chardonneret  35370 Le Pertre
  Président : Eric de Legge
  Office Phone : +33(0)2 99 96 92 89 - Racetrack La Chaussée +33(0)2 99 96 99 28


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