Haras du Mezeray

Invincible Spirit's Hello You Registers Game Rockfel Triumph

Amo Racing's €350,000 Arqana August Select graduate Hello You (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) had failed to scale the podium in two starts since joining the David Loughnane yard, but made amends and then some with a battling victory in Friday's G2 Unibet Rockfel S. at Newmarket. The March-foaled bay, who had posted a May 24 6 1/2-length tally on debut at Wolverhampton, hit the board in both G3 Albany S. and G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. when under the care of Ralph Beckett. She raced too keenly in a first-time...

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Freshman Sire De Treville Off The Mark at Salon-de-Provence

Haras du Mezeray resident De Treville (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) became the latest European freshman sire off the mark when Rashit Shaykhutdinov's homebred Diadema (Fr) (f, 2, De Treville {GB}--Panja {Ire}, by Dalakhani {Ire}) shed maiden status in Saturday's 5 1/2-furlong Prix des Alpilles at Salon de Provence. She had previously hit the board in starts at Marseille-Borely and was confidently supported into favouritism for this third start. Outbreaking all six rivals for an immediate lead, the 6-5 pick was stoked into action when threatened at the top of the...

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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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Le Havre's Normandy Bridge On Top In France

Stephanie Nigge trainee Normandy Bridge (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}) annexed a Sept. 3 ParisLongchamp newcomers' event going one mile in his only prior start and maintained his prefect tally with a game success tackling the same distance in Friday's G3 Prix Thomas Bryon Jockey Club de Turquie at Saint-Cloud. The 32-5 chance was settled several lengths off the pace at the tail of the five-runner field as Godolphin's Naval Crown (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) established a substantial advantage by halfway. Sent wide off the home turn to plough a lone furrow...

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Muhtathir Passes Away at 25

Four-time highweighted Muhtathir (GB) (Elmaamul-Majmu, by Al Nasr {Fr}), who won twice at the highest level for Godolphin, has passed away from the infirmities of old age, Shadwell Stud announced on Tuesday. The 25-year-old chestnut was bred and raced by Shadwell and trained by John Gosden through his 3-year-old season, where he claimed the G2 Celebration Mile. He was also second in the G1 French 2000 Guineas.  For the rest of his career he bore the silks of Godolphin and was trained by Saeed bin Suroor to victories in the...

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Antoine Bozo Passes at 83

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,...

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