Deauville, France

Deauville is more than a racecourse.

Racehorses in the early morning, exercising on the Deauville La Touques racecourse.

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Racehorses returning to the stables after a morning exercise on the beach.

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A racehorse taking his morning exercise on Deauville beach.

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A racehorse in the early morning, exercising on the Deauville beach.

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Horsess leaving the parade ring at Deauville, on their way out to the course.

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Goldikova and Jockey Olivier Peslier winning the Prix Rothschild Group 1 race over 1,650 metres for the third time August 1, 2010.

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Goldikova and jockey Olivier Peslier winning the Prix Rothschild.

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Goldikova and jockey Olivier Peslier winning the Prix Jacques Le Marois Group 1 race over 1,650 meters on August 16, 2009.

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Goldikova and Olivier Peslier coming into the winners enclosure at Deauville, after winning the Group 1 Prix Rothschild for arecord 4th time. July 31 2011.

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Dabirsim ridden by F. Dettori and trained by C. Ferland, winning the Prix Morny.

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Immortal Verse ridden by G. Mosse and trained by R. Collet, winning the Prix Jacques Le Marois Group 1

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Moonlight Cloud ridden by T. Jarnet and trained by F. Head winning the 20 Prix Maurice Gheest - Goldikova Group 1

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Moonlight Cloud and jockey T. Jarnet coming into the winners enclosure after winning the Prix Maurice Gheest.

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Announce ridden by M. Guyon and trained by A. Fabre, winning the Darley Prix Jean Romanet.

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Photo of the entrance to the Arqana Auction presentation and auction ring.

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Yearlings walking round the presentation ring before going into the auction ring. Second day of 2011 sales.

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Horses going round the presentation ring, before going into the auction ring.

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A group in discussion at last years August Deaville yearling sales.

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Colt by Invincible Spirit out of Elle Gallante - highest priced yearling at 440,000 euros on the first day of last August's Deauville yearling sales.

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The highest priced yearling at last years August International sale a daughter by Galileo out of Sanjida by Polish Precedent bought for 1.7m euros by Australian Paul Fudge Waratah Thoroughbreds.

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The most expensive yearling sold at Deauville in August 2009. Lot 6, a colt by the American stallion Storm Cat and a half brother to Electrocutionist, fetched 900,000 euros.

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Mother and foal at the Haras Du Thenney, near Deauville.

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Mother and foal at the Haras Du Thenney near Deauville.

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Deauville Racecourse

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Deauville Racecourse

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On the left; former top British jockey Lestor Piggot 75 and Former top French Jockey Yves St Martin 70 . Special guests at the Darley Prix Morny day Deauville.

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Photo of the nearby picturesque town of Honfleur. A favourite haunt of Artists.

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Luxury cars are part of the scene at chic Deauville.

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Luxury brand shops are everywhere in the main street.

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Market square in the main centre of Deauville, with the famous Normandy style housing architecture.

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The centre of Deauville, people relaxing in a popular Brasserie.

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Backstreets of nearby Trouville, in a layed back atmosphere.

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Yachts moored in the harbour at Deauville.

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The famous boardwalk at Deauville; linked to the annual American Film festival in Deauville during September.

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View of Trouville from Deauville beach.

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The beach at Deauville.

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Typical parasol beach scene at Deauville.

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Luxury hotels are part and parcel of the Deauville scene.

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