Grand Prix d’Amérique 2019 at Vincennes – Hippodrome de Paris

Grand Prix d’Amérique is THE horse race you shouldn’t miss at Vincennes – Hippodrome de Paris. Scheduled on Sunday January 27, 2019, this race brings together 18 of the best harness racers in a true show American way including cheerleaders, acrobats and many entertainments yet to come…

True sporting event devoted to all riding lovers, Grand Prix d’Amérique is much more than a harness racing. Held every year on the last Sunday of January, the race is a genuine show American way gathering 40,000 enthusiasts, amateurs and of course professionals meeting in Vincennes – hippodrome de Paris on Sunday January 27, 2019.

The day is just incredible: in addition to attend a race featuring the world best thoroughbreds, we discover American shows including dance, acrobatics, vaulting, followed by a cheerleaders show, please!

This Sunday January 27, 2019, horses will run for 2,700-m for spectators’ greatest happiness. Please note that this year, harness race participants face off each other for a common cause, SOS Autisme France a charity that will receive the whole revenues of the admission tickets and the benefits of the shirts sold for this Grand Prix.

Prix d’Amérique 2019 programming:

  • 11 a.m.: Doors opening
    40,000 spectators are expected to come along and share in the all the emotions of a Grand Prix at the Hippodrome.

  • 12:45 p.m.: Opening American-style parade
    Famous stuntman, trainer and acrobat, Mario Luraschi is a true horse one-man band. For the Grand Prix d'Amerique 2019 opening show, he'll perform on the Vincennes racetrack a unique horse show.

  • 1 p.m.: Drivers introduction
    NEw! Drivers are introduced individualy on the Vincennes racetrack.

  • 1:50 p.m.: First Race
    10 races on the program for this meeting, including 7 Group races, the best of the discipline.

  • 3:30 p.m.: Spears Carousel Show
    Spears Carousel Show including 25 riders wearing a helmet with horse hair and bearing saber and spears, accompanied by 30 musicians of the French Republican Guard on the racetrack of Vincennes – Hippodrome de Paris. Enjoy the traditional uniform and the reputation of the French Republican guard.

  • 3:50 p.m.: Official Parade
    Presentation and procession of the 18 competitors on the starting line of the 98th Grand Prix d’Amérique.

  • 4:05 p.m.: Grand Prix d’Amérique
    The launch of the race with 18 competitors on the 2,700-m track. The winner will be crowned World Champion for 2019.

  • 4:10 p.m.: Lap of honor
    A lap of honor from the 2019 World Champion.

  • 4:15 p.m.: Official podium
    Award ceremony for the 3 winners of the Grand Prix d'Amérique 2019.

  • 6:50 p.m.: Last race of the program
Caroline J.
Last updated on 9 December 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
On 27 January 2019
Starts at 11 a.m.



    2 route de la Ferme
    75012 Paris 12

    Recommended age
    For all

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