16.12.2018 The racing calendar for Chantilly and Compègne is now on line on this web site  (see “races”).

If you are short of ideas of presents for Christmas, get in touch with us to offer your friends or relatives a private visit of the training centre of Chantilly. They will be delighted with it.

04.01.2018  Happy New Year 2018.  We hope to see you this year and have the pleasure to take you around the Chantilly training centre. Don’t forget we can also organise visits of stables, tours of studs, racing fixtures or any tailored made equine discovery.

08.02.2017 On top of the visits of training centre, we can also take you to see stables & studs

At Stephanie Nigge's at Deauville (Stephanie is

At Stephanie Nigge’s at Deauville (Stephanie is “world famous” in Australia)

Gunnar at the stud with mares and foals

Gunnar at the stud with mares and foals

06.02.2017  The racing calendar for Chantilly and Compiègne for 2017 is now available on this web site. (see “races”).


Reminder of various visitors last year who gave us so much pleasure.
Golf & more who gave us plenty of good times and a lovely dinner.Golf & more

Visiting Haras du Thenney  (Summer -16)
Picture shows Gunnar telling history of Thenney and how the Riva family became owners



01.01.2017   We wish you a Happy and Rewarding Racing Year 2017

At this stage we are not able to give you the racing calendar for the whole year, but to help you to organise your trip to Chantilly we can give you the racing days in Chantilly in January (16th and 27th) and in February (2nd, 9th, 14th, 17th 23rd and 24th).

Please also note that there won’t be any visit of the training centre from January 5th to January 15th.

SPECIAL OFFER  to the attention of English speaking visitors   ARC 2016

If you intend to come to Chantilly for the Arc, we can offer you a day at the charming race-course of Compiègne  (45 km north of Chantilly). Two options:

Enclosure of CompiègneSept 29th or October 4th (both days flat racing)

Forfeit including:

  • transport from Chantilly
  • lunch at the race-course
  • visit of the race-course ( stables, weighing room, etc…)

we will be at your disposal during the after explanation of betting, etc…
Return to Chantilly after the last race.
                                                                                      Forfeit: 75 € per person     (maximum 7 people)
For further information contact:
Gunnar Nordqvist

tel +33 3 44 57 51 51 or
mobile +33 6 66 57 21 29


Happy New Year!! We hope to see you in Chantilly for a visit of the training centre or an afternoon at the races or perhaps to take you for a tour of studs in Normandy.


We wish you a very Happy New Year and hope to see you in 2015.

To help you to organise your visit for the best, you can find the 2015 racing days at Chantilly and Compiègne on this web site (“races” heading)


Australian visitors before the Arc.

visitors from Australia


Happy New Year to all the racing fans!

18.08.2013 Deauville Trio de poids 18.08.2013HEAVY TRIO

32 championships together!!!! Quite a nice trio who met at Deauville!!!

From left to right: Cash Asmussen, “our American” jockey who did revolutionize the style of race riding when he was in France, 5 championships.

Micheline Leurson, the best lady rider we ever had with 12 championships!!

Last but not least, Yves Saint-Martin, our unequaled and mythical jockey with 15 championships!!


July 7th, 2013 Hungarian Derby at BudapestKincsemPark_DerbyDay2013   At the beginning of July, we took advantage of a few days in Hungary to enlarge our knowledge of racing abroad. After having visited the training centre close to Budapest, we discovered the race-course of Kincsem Park on the day of the Hungarian Derby. On the photograph you can see Gunnar together with Eva and Albert Klimscha with their apprentice Timar Zsuzsa. June 28th 2013 There won’t be any visit from July 2nd to July 10th. Let’s meet again from July 11th for beautiful mornings on the tracks. ——————————————————————————————————————– January 22nd, 2013 The landscape in Chantilly is white! There is a lot of snow in Chantilly, and in these circumstances, the all-weather tracks are a blessing for horses to work normally. Les Aigles and Lamorlaye have each their own all-weather tracks, but for the stables situated in Bois Saint Denis who normally train in the forest, it is the all-weather track of the race-course which is used. The technical services of France Galop Chantilly have really worked hard to make the access to the race-course clear and secure.   This morning, we saw many horses exercising there: the Fabre (and even Mr. André Fabre on his hack), Windrif, Collet, Clément, Boutin, Botti and Junk. ——————————————————————————————————————–January 2nd, 2013 Happy New year We wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope you’ll be able to visit Chantilly  in 2013. To help you to organise your trip for the best, you can from now on find the racing days at Chantilly and Compiègne on this web site ( “races” heading). ——————————————————————————————————————–December 23rd, 2012 Happy Christmas We wish you all a very Happy Christmas 2012. There won’t be any holiday for us this winter and we’ll be here to welcome you for visits of the training centre any time you want. ——————————————————————————————————————–December 21st, 2012 Year 2012  The last racing day 2012 at Chantilly took place on November 27th. After this first year, the evaluation of this new all-weather track is excellent. All the professionals, jockeys and trainers are unanimous on the qualities of this new track. And we already look forward to racing here in March 2013 ——————————————————————————————————————–February 9th, 2012 All-weather track of the race-course Due to severe cold and very negative temperatures, the all-weather track of the race-course is open for work every day this week. We were there this morning and could see about 100 horses cantering (from trainers Robert Collet, C. Boutin, A. Botti, J. Phelippon, B. Renk). ——————————————————————————————————————–December 22nd 2011 Happy Christmas We wish all of you a very Happy Christmas. Please note that there won’t be any visits between December 28th and January 6th 2012. ——————————————————————————————————————–December 20th 2011 The works to build the all weather track are practically finished On tuesday 20th, several trainers (Robert Collet, Criquette Head, Mikel Delzangles and Brigitte Renk) sent horses to canter on the new track. The trials were satisfactory and we have now to wait for the first racing-day on March 3rd 2012. ——————————————————————————————————————–October 3rd 2011 Works on the Chantilly race-course

  • Phase 1 excavation of top soil and removal
  • Phase 2 draining foundation
  • Phase 3 coat of draining macadam (planned for October)
  • Phase 4 top coat of “fiber sand” which will be the colour of the sand in the Chantilly forest (planned for November/ December)

At this stage, the timing has been respected and we’ll keep you informed of the progress of the work.