PHOTO ESSAY - Grobois training center in France

02:44 AM 25 Jan 2014 NZDT
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The 400m covered jogging track at Grobois.
Photo by David Sanders
The beautifully surfaced banked mile training track at Grobois for fast workouts
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A team of horses finishes a workout on the straight track at Grobois.
Photo by David Sanders
The inside hall at Grobois which is attached to their equine training school.
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The chateau in the background is a dominant feature of the Grobois facility.
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The front enterance of the great inside hall at Grobois.
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A plinthe was once part of the great garden at the chateau but is now in a roundabout at the start of the straight track.
Photo by David Sanders
Horses fast working on the small training track at Grobois
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The beautiful stabling area at the Allaire compound at Grobois.
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One of the stables near the school at Grobois.
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A pair of horses take on one of the exercise lanes at Grobois.
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The great Yarrah Boko prepares for the Prix d'Amerique at Grobois
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GROBOIS, France - Harnesslink's David Sanders paid a visit to France's outstanding training centre at Grobois, about half-an-hour from Vincennes racetrack, where many of the leading contenders for the Prix d'Amerique are stabled, including Prix de Belgique winner Yarrah Boko who we caught during a workout with trainer Trond Anderssen.

Grobois was built in 1962 on a historic site, around a 17th century chateau (castle) by Cheval Francais and set in more than 410 hectare.

it is unique in the trotting world, with facilities which allow training in all weathers, vital when the cream of the racing is the Winter Meeting.

There are four beautifully groomed tracks, each with a different purpose and surface and a maze of training lanes which stretch for 60km including more than 23 km in forest.

There is also a quarter mile indoor track and veterinary clinics, tack shops, blacksmiths and apartment accommodation for more than 1000 people and 1500 horses.

There is a dedicated school for horsemen, and also a social center with restaurant, cafeteria, recreational areas and two tennis courts.

by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com

 

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