This June 16th is special for two reasons; Father's Day and the famous Prix de Diane horse race. Why not combine the two by treating your dad to a day at the races? Get him dressed up in his best elegant finery, take him to Chantilly Racecourse and ensure he has a day he’ll always remember.
The field of fillies
This Group 1 flat horse race - the highest level - brings together the best 3-year-old thoroughbred fillies to compete over 2,100 metres (1 mile, 2½ furlongs). The rider who wins this prestigious race is usually tipped to be a major contender in the equally famous Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe held in October at Longchamp.
Picnics and hats!
This event is as much about glamour and chic as it is about sport. Between the nine races scheduled for the big day, the atmosphere is full of good-natured fun and frivolity. The grass is covered with chequered tablecloths and wicker picnic baskets bulging with terrines, spring salads, little aubergine sandwiches and other delicacies prepared by Fauchon or put together by the racegoers themselves. Watch you don’t stain your best outfit because contest time is approaching. The Mademoiselle Diane is an eagerly awaited catwalk parade of millinery magic. Charm the jury with your audacity, creativity and style... and win the prize!
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