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The Anjou Loire Challenge


… a mythical race run over 7300m (4 miles and 4 ½ furlongs) at Lion d’Angers. It is named “the longest race in the world”.


It was run the 5th of May, it was a magnificent sunny day with a numerous public and a real race.


The Leenders family had two runners: YONETI trained by Gabriel and ridden by Wilfrid Denuault and TROIS HUIT trained by Etienne and Grégoire and ridden by Wilfrid Lajon.


YONETI finished 2nd . for his second cross-country race, he ran remarkably well and showed real potential. In this discipline he is a horse for the future. We’ll see him again in the Grand cross-country race at Craon in September.


TROIS HUIT was stopped. He made a few bad mistakes and according to his jockey he didn’t behave as a warrior and it was better not to go on.


For us, it is an important race that we have run since it was created. We won it twice with CHRISETI and we were placed every year with Iclan de Molières, Xaar Morinière, Ohé Lancelot, Djurdjura and Kapville.


Every year we have a horse being prepared for this nice race.


Next year it will be……?