French breeding

French Racing And Breeding Made Easy

If you are a breeder planning to board one or several mares in France, or an owner planning to race in that country, then the name of Charlotte André is one you might want to become familiar with. France has many well-documented assets, led by increased prize-money in 2022 and lucrative ßbonuses paid to the owners and breeders of horses raised in the country. This scheme is open to the progeny of stallions based in France and abroad and applies throughout a horse's racing career. But, as with all bonuses,...

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Dschingis Secret Arrives at Haras Montaigu Ahead of '22 Season

German Horse of the Year Dschingis Secret (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}--Divya {Ger}, by Platini {Ger}) has arrived at Haras de Montaigu and will stand at the in Nonant-le-Pin-based stud for the 2022 season. Formerly at Haras de Saint Amoult, the 8-year-old, who will be represented by his first 2-year-olds in 2022, stood for €5,000 this season. Winner of the G3 St Leger Italiano and third in the G1 German Derby during his sophomore season, he won four races at the group level at four, including the G1 Longines Grosser Preis...

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Bizakov Adds Mézeray To Expanding French Operation

Nurlan Bizakov's breeding operation Sumbe has been expanded further with the purchase of Haras du Mézeray from the de Moussac family.  The acquisition of the 440-acre farm in Normandy follows the 2019 purchase of Haras de Montfort & Préaux, which is just 10 kms from Mézeray and is home to the Sumbe stallions Le Havre (Ire), Recorder (GB) and Golden Horde (Ire). The latter, who has just embarked on his first covering season, had his first mare scanned in foal on Thursday. Bizakov founded his breeding empire at Hesmonds Stud...

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G1SW Wooded Retired to Haras de Bouquetot

Group 1 winner Wooded (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB}-Frida La Blonde {Fr}, by Elusive City) has been retired and will stand at Haras de Bouquetot in France next year. A fee for the winner of the 2020 G1 Prix de l'Abbaye will be announced later. "Wooded stood out from the day he arrived for his good looks and ability and he was very sound, never missing a day's work," said trainer Francis-Henri Graffard. "In the G3 Prix Texanita he announced himself as a potential superstar and we were confident he would...

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