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TZAR’S DANCER: challenge accomplished!


After his win in Prix du Président de la République, TZAR’S DANCER had recuperated so well that it seemed obvious for Mme de Saint-Seine and Etienne to enter him in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris on May 18th at Auteuil.

Good for them: he finished 4th beaten by the best French chasers in this mythic race run at a very fast pace. The performance is exceptional as it was only his 3rd chase at Auteuil.


How he has improved in 2014:

In March, 2nd in a listed race Prix Lutteur III

In April, 1st in a group III Prix du Président de la République

In May, 4th in a group I Grand Steeple Chase de Paris

What could be better?


Another performance is the one of Jacques Ricou who discovered TZAR’S DANCER, as his usual partner Wilfrid Denuault got injured 8 days before.

Back to the weighing room, he was very enthusiastic: “What a pity he made a few small mistakes because he paid for them to finish, but I don’t forget he has no experience at Auteuil.

What a horse!”


TZAR’S DANCER will stay at our stables for studious holidays (paddock, walks and hacking).

We look forward to September to see him back at Auteuil with Wilfrid.