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Touristes anglais et courses hippiques

English tourists and horse racing

The first request to build a racecourse in Arcachon dates back to 1879. This request, made by Duchon-Doris, president of the Arcachon Horse Racing Society, went no further. The Forestry Commission wanted the request to come enom Arcachon's town council, as it felt the society was unable to provide satisfactory guarantees. In 1880, the commune postponed the project.In 1885, it submitted a request f…