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The first foal of ….



….our mare Trotot: EN TEMPS VOULU ran first time out on March 4th at Seiches sur le Loir. She finished 2nd ridden by Davy Delalande in a flat race for 4 year-old AQPS (non-thoroughbred) over 2700m (13 ½ furlongs). She started in the middle of the field, was very serious all around and at the entrance of the straight she accelerated to finish well. We were pleasantly surprised by this result because she didn’t show much in the morning. As we always say, “you have to run to know”.

EN TEMPS VOULU? You think it is a funny name!!! The story is simple: her dam was born prematurely…therefore TROTOT (too early) and her filly was born on due time, therefore… EN TEMPS VOULU (on time). OK it is a joke in French only… but the choice of names is not that easy as the ones you choose are often already taken.