VALDO BERE ran the Jockey Club at Chantilly on June 3rd.
The horse was only the shadow of himself all through the race. When getting off, Thierry Jarnet told us: “I don’t understand anything, the horse didn’t move as usual. He jumped instead of galloping and had no nerve impulse.”
How to explain it: As soon as he arrived on the racecourse, VALDO BERE was given a box with partitions which were not going up to the ceiling. We could not know at that stage that there would be a filly next door!!! Our horse got excited all morning and consequently lost all his energy. When we took him out for a walk, he was abnormally burnt out.
It is obvious for us that before a race colts and fillies should be parted and it is a professional mistake not to do it.
To be beaten fair and square is something we can accept, but to loose all your chances because of a mistake in the assigning of boxes, it is not acceptable!!!