Charley Rossi

Rougir Now in U.S. and Brant Confident Purchase Will Work Out

Just three days after he and partner Michael Tabor spent €3 million on Group I winning filly Rougir (Fr) (Territories {Ire}) at the Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale, owner Peter Brant got a most unwelcome surprise. Rougir's trainer, Cedric Rossi, was arrested Dec. 7 as part of a probe into equine doping that also involved two other members of the Rossi family, Frederic and Charley. That brought into question whether or not he and his partners had purchased a horse whose successes on the racetrack were, at least in part,...

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JDG: Rossis Indicted, Banned From Racing During Investigation

In custody since Tuesday morning, Charley Rossi and his wife Jessica Marcialis; Rossi's brother, Cedric; and their uncle Frederic Rossi, were brought before the investigating judge in Aix-en-Provence, France, Thursday, along with the manager of Frederic Rossi's stable and a veterinarian. The six were indicted and placed under judicial control, according to the Jour de Galop. They emerged from the court Thursday around 4 p.m., and have been forbidden to participate in racing, or to be on the grounds of a racetrack or training center during the indictment, according to...

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Police Raid Rossi Stables In Marseille

The stables of Group 1-winning trainers Frederic, Cedric and Charley Rossi were subjected to police raids in Marseille on Tuesday morning, according to a report by Le Parisien newspaper. Charley Rossi and his wife, the jockey Jessica Marcialis, are reported to have been arrested at the Calas training centre. It is believed that Frederic and Cedric Rossi were also taken away by police. The four are reportedly among a larger group of around 15 people from the Marseille and Paris regions, including at least one vet, to have been detained...

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Clodovil's Tiger Tanaka Takes the Marcel Boussac

Following the enforced withdrawal of the hot favourite Pretty Gorgeous (Fr) (Lawman {Fr}) from Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac, the race had opened up and it was another French-trained juvenile who emerged triumphant in Tiger Tanaka (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}) on a day that the Rossi family will long remember. Coming here on the back of success in the G3 Prix Francois Boutin on heavy ground at Deauville Aug. 16, Miguel Castro Megias's bay who represents Charley Rossi had suffered just one career defeat when third in the six-furlong G2...

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Clodovil's Tiger Tanaka Powers to Francois Boutin Triumph

Charley Rossi representative Tiger Tanaka (Ire) (Clodovil {Ire}) remained unbeaten after collecting a trio of claiming success in the French provinces, joining the trainer after the first of those wins, and remained down South for a July 8 conditions win going one mile at Marseille-Borely before losing her unbeaten tag when a close-up third dropped to six furlongs for a strong renewal of Chantilly's July 19 G2 Prix Robert Papin last time. Prominent throughout Sunday's G3 Prix Francois Boutin over Deauville's straight seven-furlong strip, she enhanced her credentials with a...

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