Etienne & Grégoire Leenders Race-horse trainers

The news


We did enjoy it!!

When GASTI GRETI won Prix Fineau at Craon on September 7th, we screamed with joy even if from the end of the bend we could see it was done…

( yes…the old saying “as long as you have not passed the winning post…..) it didn’t prevent us from expressing our enthusiasm !!

Ridden by Bertrand Lestrade, they took the lead and his jockey managed to control him and prevent him from going like a lunatic !     From the far straight…, he started accelerating and no one could follow him… he won very easily.  

  Well done and congratulations to our team, to his owners Loic and Benjamin Glemin who have always loved this horse… in spite of his shock defeats.  

 And we all congratulated each other, family Gondouin and family Leenders because we are the breeders of this nice horse.  

 Where does his name come from? We kept our logic of shortening our names and first names!    

  GASTI (Gabriel-Christine)           

   GRETI (Etienne-Grégoire)




A good performance.

At Pornichet on August 28th, ILLUSTRE BERE finished 2nd in a maiden race for two-year-olds over a mile.   

 Ridden by Christopher Grosbois, he was well placed from the start, close to the lead and he finished well, only beaten by a short head.   

This lovely horse doesn’t stop improving with racing (6th, 4th , 2nd).   

He is valuable and is going to win soon.


Under the influence of her sex!

This is an expression to say that a filly or a mare is in season!     

  And our DABIRAA was not quite herself yesterday at Pornichet. She ran a maiden race for two-year-olds over a mile and finished 5th

   Fabrice Véron confirmed it, “she was spiritless and not really in the race”.      

   She is a filly we like… her future?

She’ll run on the grass where she is going to be more at ease and over a longer trip.


A new purchase.

During the show David Lumet 2020, Ecurie JAB bought INSTANT PRECIEUX by Bathyron out of Aliberty Monerg: a two year old AQPS (non-thoroughbred) gelding presented by Haras de la Hêtraie and bred by Mylène Peltier next to Lion d’Angers.   

    Why this choice?                              

    First of all he has a good conformation, moves well and comes from a good family in which you find: Sir de Grugy, Orlando Magic, Riding Princess


A nice Sunday for the stables!

Our 7 runners declared on August 17th did well and all of them were in the money!!!

At Lion d’Angers:                                                                                                                                         

- GASTI GRETI (Loic Glemin/ Ecurie JAB) was second in a chase ridden by Bertrand Lestrade.    

 - FRANSLEEN (Loic Glemin/ Ecurie JAB) was 3rd in a chase ridden by Bertrand Lestrade                    

At Royan:                                                                                                                                           

- TRANCOSO (Etienne and Grégoire Leenders) was 3rd in a flat race ridden by Marie Lemartinel

At Saint Jean de Mont:

- GAITA BANBOU (Evelyne Blanchereau) was 4th in a flat race ridden by Marc Nobili. 


- SHAMDAK (Ecurie JAB/ Paul Terpereau) was 2nd in a flat race ridden by Marc Nobili.      

 - PEDROZZO (Haras du Mondant/ Patrice Goulard) was 4th in a flat race ridden by Marc Nobili.         

 TINARILOU (Ecurie Le Pied à L’Etrier) won a flat race ridden by Astrid Peltier.