France Galop – free entry for U18s
An industry initiative to make racing free for under-18s when accompanied by a paying adult, providing a fun, affordable family day out.
Free family entertainment is on offer for communities around Parisian racecourses, promising lots of racing excitement, fun and learning.
A series of races for university students and graduates. Participants are taught through the AFASEC racing school and gain practical experience with a trainer before competing at major racecourses.
This peer-based network introduces young people (18-30) to racing by organising events that make the sport more accessible. Learn more about the opportunities on offer in this case study.
Much more than a club, this organisation introduces horse lovers to the world of competition in racing and creates a life-long network for industry participants, based on the values of respect and camaraderie.
For all ages
An annual showcase organised by the Thoroughbred Breeders Federation (Fédération des Éleveurs du Galop) which sees stallion farms across the country open their doors to breeders, racing professionals and fans for two days in January each year.
Childcare for industry employees
Three racehorse training centres worked with their local communities to put in place pre-school childcare that meets the unique demands of the industry.
(in partnership with Lamorlaye town and the AFASEC)
Micro-crèche “La Poulinière” (in partnership with Cabriès training centre and the AFASEC)
MAM les Galopins de Sers (in partnership with Pau training centre and the AFASEC)
If you work in the racing industry (thoroughbred or trotter), the AFASEC teams offer support through assistance schemes.
Organised by French racing’s aftercare charity Au Delà Des Pistes with France Galop, this initiative showcases the potential of retired thoroughbreds, bringing the equestrian and thoroughbred communities together and offering the opportunity to meet and get close to past champions with behind-the-scenes visits.