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Jockey and Trainer Stats


Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Alexandre Roussel 0 35 7 20
2nd Fabrice Veron 0 28 6 21
3rd Theo Bachelot 0 12 4 33
4th Aurelien Lemaitre 0 4 3 75
5th Tristan Baron 0 9 3 33

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.


Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Alexandre Roussel 0 7 4 57
2nd Thomas Gueguen 0 2 2 100
3rd Allan Estrabol 0 2 2 100
4th Adrien Fouassier 0 3 2 67
5th Gaetan Masure 0 3 2 67

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.


Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st E J O'Neill 20 6 30
2nd H-A Pantall 44 5 11
3rd C Lerner 5 4 80
4th J Boisnard 30 4 13
5th C Lotoux 7 3 43

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.


Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st Francois Nicolle 20 8 40
2nd G Cherel 4 4 100
3rd A Kahn 2 2 100
4th Guy Denuault 3 2 67
5th J Boisnard 5 2 40

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Nantes is 35-hectare racecourse and can be found north of Nantes, in the Pays de la Loire region of western France. Home to racing in all three codes commonly seen throughout France, Nantes racecourse hosts flat, jumps and trotting races throughout the year.

Nantes Tips

Nantes racecourse has two tracks, a turf course for its flat and jumps campaigns and also an inner sand all-weather track for trotting races.

The turf track has two loops an inner and an outer track, with the larger outer track a total length of 2068m with the inner loop 1656m in length with a 400m or 2 furlongs home straight on both configurations.

The hurdle course comprises of seven hurdles placed on the flat track, while the steeple-chase course includes eight jumps, with notable fence including a stone wall, a rail-ditch and an open-ditch.

The inner sand track solely used for trotting races is 1411m in length with a slightly shorter home straight of 350m or 1¾ furlongs.

Across the season Nantes racecourse hosts around 30 fixtures, with around 120 trotting races, 70 flat races and 40 jumps races throughout the year.

Our tipsters at myracing will provide Nantes tips for all major meetings and races, with full race analysis, predictions with every betting tip. At myracing we will also offer select racecards and runner by runner comments for Nantes races from Racing Post.

Nantes major races

Nantes racecourse does not currently have any group or graded fixtures on their racing calendar, with their biggest four races coming by way of the Grand Prix de Synergie in May, Prix d’Anjou Bretagne in July, Grand National du Trot and Grand Prix de la Ville de Nantes both run in November.

Nantes’ two best turf races, the Grand Prix de Synergie and Prix d’Anjou Bretagne are run under the same conditions, both being run over one mile (1600m) and worth a total of €52,000.

The most valuable race that Nantes hosts, however, is part of their trotting fixtures with the Grand National du Trot which is raced over 3000m, or one mile and seven furlongs, is worth a total of €85,000.

The Grand Prix de la Ville de Nantes is another important trotting race in Nantes racecourse’s season, also raced in November and over 3000m, but is considerably less valuable than the Grand National du Trot, with prize money a total of €16,000.

Our expert tipsters will provide Nantes tips alongside analysis and comprehensive coverage of all of Nantes’ top races throughout the season.

Nantes Best Trainers & Jockeys


As the case with many French jumps tracks, Francois Nicolle figures prominently on the prize money tables, with the multiple-time champion trainer having plenty of blue-blooded horses for the stronger contests.

That doesn’t, however, paint the entire picture of Nicolle’s relationship with Nantes. Aside from the 2018 season where he saddled seven winners, Nicolle has had varied success at the course.

In 2019 Nicolle sent 14 runners to the western French track, with only one winner, for a strike-rate of 7%. In 2017 Nicolle saddled two winners from eight runners, and in 2016 two winners from 12 runners.

By his lofty standards, Nicolle’s stats at the course leave little to be desired and with runners from his yard rarely missed in the betting, it may be worth approaching his runners at with caution round here.

The most consistent pairing in recent seasons has been Yannick Fertillet and Arnaud Chaille-Chaille who tied with four wins each in 2019, operating with strike-rates of 17% and 36% respectively.

Benjamin Berenguer led the way for jump jockeys at Nantes in 2019, but as with trainers, it didn’t take a great number of winners to do so.

Berenguer rode four winners across the season but did so from just 13 rides, operating at a strike-rate of 31%

Clement Lefebvre followed Berenguer home with three winners from his 18 runners in 2019, for a strike-rate of 17%.

Lefebvre led the way among jumps jockeys at Nantes in both 2016 and 2017 and is the only jockey to figure towards the top of the standings with any real consistency across seasons.


There often isn’t much between stables upon the final trainers’ standings, but two constants in recent seasons, have been Henri-Alex Pantall and Norbert Leenders.

Both Pantall and Leenders led the standings in 2019 with three wins apiece, with Pantall edging his rival by €16,000 in prize money.

Another trainer to note on his rare foray to Nantes is Yann Barberot, who in 2019 sent just eight runners to the track, with three of them were first past the post for a 38% strike rate.

Leenders’ best recent campaign came in 2017 where he saddled 6 winners, amassing €115,000 in total prize money, nearly €20,000 clear of his nearest rival, again, Henri Alex Pantall.

The season before, saw Henri Alex Pantall have his best recent campaign at Nantes with seven winners from 47 runners, with almost €140,000 in total prize money.

Alexandre Roussel has been in a league of his own among riders at Nantes across the last two season’s where he has ridden 18 winners from 76 rides, operating at a 24% strike-rate.

Across that same period, no other jockey has reached double figures, with no real trend or consistency seen by jockeys in behind Roussel, he’s the man to follow at the track.

Where to watch Nantes races?

Sky Sports Racing show over 200 live meetings from France every year, with many of Nantes’ top fixtures included. Sky Sports Racing can be found on Sky channel number 415 and number 535 on Virgin and 418 on Virgin Ireland.

To view all of Nantes’ races, particularly those not shown on Sky Sports Racing, be sure to check out the streaming services offered by all major online bookmakers, subject to meeting minimum betting requirements.

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