Rupert Pritchard-Gordon has access to some of the best training facilities available. Chantilly is the largest of France's training centres, over 2,500 horses in training.
Situated on the edge of the six thousand-hectare Chantilly Forest, Chantilly Training Centre is a unique 1,900-hectare estate comprising various training facilities: les Aigles, Lamorlaye, Coye-la-Forêt, Avilly-St-Léonard and the famous “Piste des Lions” linking Chantilly castle to Lamorlaye through the forest.
Like no other in the world, this complex owes its success to the natural qualities of the sand, the soil and the subsoil, which make the tracks usable 365 days a year, irrespective of the weather.
Chantilly Training Centre offers the horseracing elite 120 hectares of grass tracks and 120 kilometres of sand tracks (including three with a special synthetic sand/fibre mix), 12 kilometres of jumps tracks studded with 100 obstacles and one dirt track.