The Hippodrome de la Côte d’Azur is a racecourse which is located in the town of Cagnes-sur-Mer. It opened with temporary facilities in 1952, and was officially opened in December 1960. The most prestigious trotting race is the Grand Criterium speed of the Riviera, which is one of the great classics of trotting season Europe.
The big event of year though is the Grand Critérium de Vitesse de la Côte d’Azur, a trotting race held in March to bring the curtain down on the winter season. Reserved for horses aged between four and ten, the race is categorised as an international Group I event and the winner in 2016 received €90,000.