A Day at the Races: Bordeaux Hippodrome, Saturday 22nd February 2020
Feel the thunder of the hooves and the smell of horse sweat as they gallop past the grandstand and on to the finish line, yes this time we are going to get up close and personal !
There are 8 races (all gallops) throughout the afternoon at half hour intervals so you have time to check out the form at the paddock, place a bet and then take your seat in the grandstand to watch the race.
We will meet at midday at the paddock area before selecting our spot in the grandstand. No formal arrangements have been made for lunch but there are a number of food and drink vendors on site There is also a large café/bar where we usally go for lunch or you could even bring your own packed lunch if you prefer, the choice is yours.
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Meeting Time and Place
We will meet at midday at the paddock area before selecting our spot in the grandstand. The paddock is located at the far end of the main grandstand building as you walk in from the large car park. (Plenty of car parking space available)
Access and Directions
Access to the Hippodrome is just of the Rocade junction 7. There is ample free parking and entry into the stadium is free. There are open and covered terraces as well as facilities for those wishing to place a bet via the PMU (french equivalent of the Tote in UK).