The Grand Prix d’Amérique is created to pay hommage to the Americans for the help which they gave to France during the First World War.
The best trotters in the world gather at Paris-Vincennes in quest of the title of Harness Racing World Champion.
The Grand Prix d’Amérique not only boasts the highest prize money in France but is also the world’s richest race in this discipline.
40 000 spectators
The number of horse lovers and racing enthusiasts who go to Paris-Vincennes on the last Sunday of every January to see the Grand Prix d’Amérique.
The average speed, with a standing start, reached by Royal Dream, winner of the 2013 edition, raced over 2,700 metres. This speed equals an average time per kilometer of 1’11’’9, a record which is yet to be beaten.
The record number of wins for a driver, held by Jean-René Gougeon, at the sulkies of Roquépine (1966, 1968), Bellino II (1975, 1976, 1977) and Ourasi (1986, 1987, 1988)
The number of wins taken by Ourasi in the Grand Prix d’Amérique (1986, 1987, 1988 and 1990). This record remains unequalled to date.
The amount of bets placed, in euros, on just the Grand Prix d’Amérique race. This makes it the most bet-upon race of the year for French punters.
The number of betting slips registered on just the Grand Prix d’Amérique race each year.
The highest odds ever recorded, on Oyannax, winner of the 2010 edition ahead of another outsider, Quaker Jet (108/1).
Journalists accredited on the day of the event in Vincennes Hippodrome de Paris.
The number of countries which broadcast the Grand Prix d’Amérique on 4 different continents.