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12.08.2018

Was also first time out …

…for FATINES in the same race as her stable pal Fransleen.

Ridden by Soufiane Saadi, she took the lead, it was not planned but she jumped out of her stall so quickly that the jockey didn’t want to fight with her. She was very professional in her part of “pacemaker”. When entering the straight, she was still in the lead… and only weakened late to finish 4th.

Every year we discover good horses in this race.

All the horses were unraced and we can say it was a good lot of 3 year-olds… because there was rhythm in the race and the horses finished fast.

FATINES is by Spirit One out of Tadjike, she belongs to Douglas Mc Millan and was bred by Haras de Maulepaire.

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09.08.2018

A good come back race

On August 9th at Vichy, DIVINE BERE did a come back after a year and a half off following a health problem.

Ridden by Soufiane Saadi, she started in 5th, 6th position…he started to ask her after the road crossing… DIVINE did her best but at a furlong from home she asked for a breather and finished courageous 4th.

After such a long time off, she needed this race and the jockey told us he had a good feeling of her.

It is quite certain she will perform well again this year.

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07.08.2018

We find our filly back…

4 months ago SELFIE resumed training and competition after a year off… and her two come back races were not really satisfactory.

At Sables d’Olonne she was 4th in an E race over 1950m (9 ¾ furlongs) ridden by Soufiane Saadi. Well placed all around and more relaxed, she was a bit lost when they accelerated. But she pulled herself together and performed a nice finishing straight.

It is auspicious for her next races and her jockey liked her.

Therefore my SELFIE everything depends on you now!!

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07.08.2018

Don’t…

…condemn her for the 5th place because ELLA CONTI is worth more than this result showed…

In a race for 4 and 5 year-old AQPS (non-thoroughbred), Prix Paul Collins over 2700m (13 ½ furlongs), our beautiful filly did not perform the race that was expected.

Actually our jockey Adrien Fouassier didn’t really ride his best race!! He himself recognized that he had lost the race…

We have to understand that jockeys are not robots and when sometimes it doesn’t go the way we wanted…we have to excuse them.

We still trust both …ELLA CONTI…..and Adrien Fouassier.

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02.08.2018

Oh…..What a win…

On August 2nd at Vichy, EMINGWELLE ran her second race over jumps… When she ran for the first time over jumps she was 5th at Sables d’Olonne, a race-course which didn’t suit her. She is a very big mover and she did prefer the course of Vichy.

She took the lead, jumped everything well… and after the last hurdle, Thomas Beaurain launched the “machine” and she won by far…

Next objective: Auteuil.

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29.07.2018

She is improving…

On July 29th at Royan, EN TEMPS VOULU finished 2nd in a hurdle race for 4 year-old AQPS (non-thoroughbred) over 3500m (2 miles and 1½ furlong) ridden by Wilfried Lajon.

New tactics: she took the lead and was quiet and easy all around. At the last hurdle we thought we were beaten but she courageously started again to loose the win by little.

Little by little EN TEMPS VOULU lays out her way…                        

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27.07.2018

He is a very good horse.

On July 27th at Sables d’Olonne, FAN OF SEA ran first time out… and won easily, ridden by Arnaud Bourgeais.  Considering what he showed us in the morning, we knew he was something special and thought we might win first time out.

At the entrance of the finishing straight, Gabriel’s ( very estimated ) horse attacked first, Arnaud launched FAN OF SEA and he took the advantage without even using his stick.…

FAN OF SEA comes from our family (Gondouin, Leenders) breeding operation, he is by Shamalgan out of Kusea (Chriseti’s sister) and his brother is DELIRANT, winner of the GR 1 Prix Jacques de Vienne.

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26.07.2018

A race to forget!

On July 26th at Maisons-Laffitte, FANTASTIC BERE ran for the first time over 7 furlongs straight… and he finished unplaced. He didn’t like it!... according to his jockey Cristian Demuro, FANTASTIC BERE didn’t find his marks and was lost…Therefore we won’t run him again on a straight line.

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24.07.2018

We would really have liked…

…a win Miss DOROGYNKA…but it was not the case yet in Prix Feneu at Maisons-Laffitte on July 24th, a race for 4 and 5 year-olds AQPS (non-thoroughbred) over 3000m ( a mile and 7 furlongs).

She ran well as usual finishing a good 4th, ridden by Adrien Fouassier. She still lacks a turn of foot! But we still hope she will eventually win!

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24.07.2018

Noticeable first time out.

On July 24th at Lion d’Angers, FLEUR DE L’AIR ran first time out in Prix de l’Aubinière, a flat race for 3 year-old AQPS (non-thoroughbred) over a mile and a half.

Ridden by Adrien Fouassier, she started in 3rd, 4th position and at the entrance of the finishing straight, she found an opening and performed a very nice finish.

This lovely filly has a nice future. Her pedigree: she is by Buck’s Boum out of Fille de L’Air…She was bred in Nièvre by SCEA Château de Favray and Jean-François Bedu.

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The results

Date Race course Discipline Horse Jockey Result
16.08.2018 Le Lion-d'Angers Flat EVORA Adrien Fouassier 4th
13.08.2018 Dieppe Hurdles DERIGANOU Clement Lefebvre 4th
13.08.2018 Dieppe Chase TZAR'S DANCER Thomas Beaurain 3rd
13.08.2018 Rochefort-sur-Loire Hurdles LIVIA ROYALE Vincent Bernard 3rd
12.08.2018 Le Lion-d'Angers Flat FRANSLEEN Adrien Fouassier 3rd
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