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A nice race!

When finishing 2nd in Prix Cacao, a big handicap at Auteuil on November 3rd, RADIOLOGUE ran very well.

 Over 4400m (2 miles and 6 furlongs) this chase was not an easy race. Actually, all “quintés” (big handicaps) are races with a lot of rhythm. 

 Stéphane Paillard, his jockey, started in the middle of the field, everything went fine…he came closer in the last bend and RADIOLOGUE finished very well.     

 This courageous horse will eventually win his “quinté”.

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Friday, November 2nd…

…at Maisons-Laffitte, there were sales for jump horses organized by Osarus: you had foals, yearlings, two-year-olds and horses in training.

 We sold our yearling DOCDEN by Doctor Dino out of Caprice Flore for 29.000 euros to Hubert Barbe (Horse Racing Advising) for an Irish owner, Tony Castello.                                   

And we bought JUNTA DREAM, a two-year-old filly by Dream Well out of Junta des Champs for 5.000 euros.

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Always present…!

…our “COIFFEUR” (hairdresser).

  At Saint-Cloud on October 30th, IL DECOIFFE ridden by Pierre Charles Boudot, ran well and finished 5th in a handicap for 3 year-old horses over 2000m (10 furlongs).   

  We are looking forward to his next race (you probably noticed it is the same thing for each horse each time!!!)

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A good race

On October 30th at Fontainebleau, ELAFONISSI was 4th ridden by Félix de Gilles.

It was a chase for 4 year-old horses over 3600m (2 miles and 2 furlongs).

She was ridden in the middle of the field, a bit far back (according to her jockey) but the filly jumped well and finished well. It was her second chase and ELAFONISSI seemed to be quite at ease…therefore her future is written!

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Well deserved retirement!

Our winner of Président de la République 2014, TZAR’S DANCER is retiring this autumn 2018.

It is not enough to say that this horse gave us huge joys and big professional satisfactions, it is more than that! For us it was mainly a very nice human story, with Marie Cécile de Saint Seine her breeder owner who trusted us with him in training, with Pierric Rouxel, manager of Haras de Maulepaire (where he was born) who looked after him during his “off” times, with his jockey Wilfrid Denuault who was so close to him and won nice races… and with his morning riders who did a fantastic job with him.

Thank you to all of them…  

 His future: a rest all winter at Les Landes, then in spring he will go to Normandy where he will join: Joseille, Amirant, Gondleen, Marceti and Echo des Mottes.

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We liked this race better

EVORA finished 3rd on October 29th at Sables d’Olonne in Prix de Kerbiriou: a race for 4 year-old AQPS (non-thoroughbred) over 2700m (a mile and 5 ½ furlongs).

Her last race at Fontainebleau was quite average and we were a bit disappointed.

Ridden by Sébastien Martino, she started in 5th position and kept this place all around. When they did start at the entrance of the last bend, EVORA was blocked in the middle of the others and as Sébastien told us: “she was shy and didn’t dare to go through” but once she was well balanced in the finishing straight, she finished very well.

From now on she will go jumping.

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Shall I dare to say it? Yes, I dare “she made us crack up! OK it is schoolboy humor, but it is good now and then … to let horses go!! ( if I dare to say so).

CRACANTE performed a very nice race at Meslay du Maine in a chase over 4200m (2 miles and 5 furlongs). This late mare resumed competition recently (she was off for a long time following an injury) and she has leeway to make up (races, prize money, etc…)

For her second race in this discipline and on the demanding race-course of Meslay du Maine, she ran remarkably well.

And it is not her young jockey Elie Berthonnet who will say the opposite.

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A bad race for…

FRIANDISE GIRL at Nantes on October 27th in Prix de l’ Avenir: a Gr III for 3 year-old AQPS (non-thoroughbred) over a mile and a half.

She didn’t take a good start and stayed too far back during the race and, when they accelerated, it was a mess and our filly who is a big mover could not gallop as she wanted!

When he got off, Sébastien Martino, her jockey said:” I didn’t ride the best of race”! At least it is honest to recognize it…

To see again…

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She is going up the grades

FREQUENCE MAG finished 3rd at Angers on October 26th in Prix Francis Chêne, a good race      (Class 2) over 2300m (a mile and 3 ½ furlongs).

Ridden by Sébastien Martino, she started in 5th, 6th position, came closer in the far straight…and finished very well.

In this race, there are always good horses entered and FREQUENCE MAG did a good rating when finishing 3rd.

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The results

Date Race course Discipline Horse Jockey Result
14.11.2018 Angers Flat IL DECOIFFE Theo Bachelot Winner
14.11.2018 Angers Flat DUTCH DOCTOR Pierre Charles Boudot 2nd
11.11.2018 Angers Chase CRACANTE Stéphane Paillard Winner
09.11.2018 Saint-Cloud Flat TINARILOU Coralie Pacaut 5th
03.11.2018 Auteuil Chase RADIOLOGUE Stéphane Paillard 2nd
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