Tony Parker

Txope! How Antoine Griezmann Became a Classic-Winning Owner 

It has been a fascinating subplot to the Flat season, international sports people having their colours carried to big-race victories and, less than a month after former NBA star Tony Parker landed French 1,000 Guineas glory with Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}), the Atlético Madrid and French international striker Antoine Griezmann secured victory in the German equivalent with Txope (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}). Trained by Philippe Decouz, Txope, which is the nickname Griezmann gave his wife, ran out a convincing winner for the World Cup-winning soccer player at Dusseldorf racecourse on...

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TDN Snippets: Week of May 9-15

It was a relatively quiet week in the U.S. as everyone drew breath between Derby and Preakness, but the action came thick and fast in Europe. Here's what grabbed our attention over the last seven days. From San Antonio to Longchamp... Tony Parker, former San Antonio Spurs icon, was in the headlines Sunday as part-owner of Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}), winner of the G1 Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches. Parker, who joins a growing list of sports stars involved in horse ownership in France, won four NBA championships (2003,...

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Dark Angel's Mangoustine Denies Cachet In the Pouliches

Tony Parker's Infinity Nine Horses was in the limelight at ParisLongchamp on Sunday as the Mikel Delzangles-trained Mangoustine (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) denied Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) the G1 1000 Guineas-G1 Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches double in a frantic finale. Having surrendered her unbeaten record when third in the course-and-distance G3 Prix de la Grotte Apr. 17, last year's G3 Prix Miesque winner was back on track where it mattered under one of the world's most journeyed and accomplished jockeys in Gerald Mossé. Settled behind the leading quartet early...

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Parker, Batum Purchase Stud Farm

Former basketball team mates, friends and business partners Tony Parker and Nicolas Batum have joined together to purchase the 86-hectare Haras de Quetieville outside Deauville. Parker, who is a burgeoning racehorse owner under his Infinity Nine Horses banner, said, "This investment was not planned in the short term, but I loved [the stud] when I visited it for the first time. With [Infinity Nine Executive Director] Clement [Tropres], we worked hard before launching this acquisition. It is a real pleasure to share this adventure with Nicolas Batum, my partner in...

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