Antoine Bozo Passes at 83

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Antoine Bozo | Scoop Dyga

Antoine Bozo, who formerly managed Haras du Mezeray for almost 30 years, passed away on Saturday night, his son Henri Bozo announced via Twitter on Sunday morning. He was 83.

“Our dear father Antoine Bozo passed away last night,” Henri Bozo tweeted on Sunday morning. “He had a beautiful life. He loved his family. He loved horses and horseracing and made many friends during his beautiful career.”

Prior to working at Mezeray, Bozo was part of the team at Haras du Bois Roussel for Count Gerald Moulins de Rochefort. Eventually, Bozo moved again, this time to Haras de Mortree.

In 1975, at the behest of Paul de Moussac, Bozo began his stint at Haras du Mezeray. During Bozo's tenure at the Normandy stud, 1987 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Trempolino (Sharpen Up {GB}) was foaled. The future Mezeray sire was followed by Subotica (Fr) (Pampabird {GB}), who landed the 1992 Arc. Other notable horses originating from Mezeray during this time period were 1988 GI Arlington Million hero Mill Native (Exclusive Native) and in the 2000's, sire and GI Breeders' Cup Mile victor Artie Schiller (El Prado {Ire}).

Bozo is survived by his wife, Claire, and four children-Henri, Ghislain, Pierre-Antoine, and Anne-France.

Charles-Henri de Moussac told Jour de Galop, “It's more than a collaborator that we lose, it's a friend, a family member.”

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