Turnover: 460 million EUR (2022)

Country: France

France Galop is a non-profit association that organizes and controls the French gallop racing industry. The association co-owns PMU, Europe's leading horse betting operator, with Trot. It is PMU, through the levies it collects on horse betting, which provides the association's budget.

Around 200 million of this budget is paid out in the form of incentives to breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys. The association has 372 employees and over 10,000 members: 5,772 gallop horse owners, 3,750 breeders, 475 gallop horse trainers and 542 jockeys and apprentices.

France Galop organizes 28 Group 1 flat races each year, representing almost a third of all such events in Europe, and 9 Group 1 jump races. Group 1 races are the most prestigious in the world. In addition, France Galop supervises 5,978 races a year


France Galop aims to revive horse racing. 27/03/2024

  • - Increase in the number of racehorse owners: +600 over the last three years to 5,800.
  • - Number of spectators at France Galop's five racecourses: 400,000 last year, up 6%.
  • - PMU sales: 10 billion euros, of which 7 billion generated by horse betting.
  • - Number of PMU points: 14,000.
  • - Economic sector: 10,000 direct jobs in the gallop racing industry, 233 racecourses in France, compared with 55 in the UK.

Sale of Maisons-Laffitte racecourse to EPF d'Île-de-France 07/04/2023

  • Maisons-Laffitte racecourse sold to Epfif: March 28, 7.1 million euros
  • Maisons-Laffitte racecourse to close in November 2018
  • Site surface area: 95 hectares

France Galop wants to convert the French to horse racing 10/03/2023

  • France Galop posted sales of €460 million last year
  • Renovation of Paris Longchamp racecourse in 2018
  • The association organizes 7,000 gallop races in France and 450 events a year
  • Creation of a second event brand for the general public, "France Galop Live".
  • With the help of Paris Society, founded by party king Laurent de Gourcuff, Paris Longchamp has become a trendy address combining racing, street-food and DJ sets
  • The 272 events organized at Paris Longchamp in 2022 generated sales of €12 million

Studies mentioning this company

The racehorse market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • PMU Pari Mutuel Urbain
  • Betclic Group
  • France Galop
  • Equidia
  • Arquana
  • Eqwin
The horse breeding market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Guy Pariente Holding
  • Wertheimer & Frère
  • Franklin Finance S.A.
  • Jean Claude SEROUL
  • Haras de Saint-Voir
  • Mme Benoit Gabeur
  • Mme Henri Devin
  • Mme Catherine Coiffier
  • Jean-Philippe DUBOIS
  • Écurie des CHARMES
  • Écurie Quick Star
  • Arquana
  • France Galop
  • Cheval Liberté - Nancy Cheval
  • Haras de Vendée
The performing arts market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Live Nation France
  • Fimalac Entertainment
  • Lagardère groupe
  • Vivendi
  • Gérard Drouot Production
  • STAGE Entertainment
  • Warner Music Group
  • Sony Music Entertainment France
  • Ticketmaster France
  • Digitick (Vivendi)
  • AEG Anschutz
  • L’Olympia
  • Accor Arena (Accor groupe)
  • Le Lido Cabaret (Accor groupe)
  • Le Cirque du Soleil
  • France Galop
  • Decibel Production (Warner Group)
  • Movinmotion