Two of the four group races on Chantilly's April 9 card might have unleashed a pair of serious contenders for the upcoming classics in Gold Luck and Graphite.
Japanese breeder pays €1.9 million for unbeaten Toulifaut
Jockey George Baker brought Quest For More from last to win the Prix du Cadran (Fr-I), the main event to start Arc Weekend Oct. 1 at Chantilly.
Favorite Postponed will start from an ideal post 7 in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), in which he will try for his fifth win from as many starts this year in Europe's richest race and premier middle-distance race Oct. 2 at Chantilly.
Unbeaten dual French classic-winning filly La Cressonniere will bypass the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 2 at Chantilly after suffering a mild setback, trainer Jean-Claude Rouget said.
The week in photos has a major international flare this week, including Ireland, France, Korea plus several domestic races!
Wertheimer and Frere Left Hand and Haras de Saint Pair's Vadamos both broke through for their first top-level victories Sept. 11 at Chantilly.
With Gregory Benoist riding hands and heels through the final furlong, Al Shaqab Racing's Zelzal displayed an impressive turn of foot to win the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) in course-record time at Chantilly July 10.
Unbeaten La Cressonniere sealed a classic double June 19 at Chantilly when she captured the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks).
Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget sent out favorite Mekhtaal in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) June 5 but his lightly regarded Almanzor pulled off the victory at 20-1 odds.
Hampered and well-beaten in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) nine days prior, Star of Seville roared back for a convincing victory in the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 14 at Chantilly.
With France's reigning champion jumps jockey Vincent Cheminaud aboard, New Bay stormed from far back to a clear win in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) May 31 at Chantilly.
Juddmonte's New Bay will look to go one better than his French Guineas runner-up finish in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) May 31 at Chantilly.
Charm Spirit gamely drove through a narrow gap and took the lead late to win the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) July 14 at Chantilly.
Classic-winning fillies Miss France and Avenir Certain are entered in a field of 12 set for the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 15 at Chantilly.
Frank Gillespie's British-based The Grey Gatsby pounced from off the pace and drew off to win the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) in an upset June 1 at Chantilly.
French Two Thousand Guineas winner Karakontie will bid to add a second classic triumph to his record June 1 in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) at Chantilly.
British raider Havana Gold fired off his first top-level win in the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) June 30 at Chantilly while French classic winner Style Vendome finished unplaced in the one-mile race for 3-year-olds.
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The Coolmore stallion has already posted some astonishing figures but he will have few weekends like the one he enjoyed on the biggest stage in Europe.
France-based stallion Sageburg sired his first stakes winner from his first crop when his undefeated 2-year-old daughter Peace Burg squeezed out a narrow victory in the group III Prix d'Aumale over a mile at Chantilly. read blog
A look at Sept. 5 racing in Europe, including the 59th stakes winner for Oasis Dream. read blog
Aesop's Fables collared Gregorian in deep stretch and charged to a one-length victory in the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) at Chantilly July 1.
Valyra, part of a three-horse entry owned by the Aga Khan, got up in the final strides to capture the Prix de Diane-Longines (French Oaks, Fr-I) by three-quarters of a length at Chantilly June 17.
The French fillies classic kicks off the country's summer racing season in grand style.
Outsider Saonois found room between horses and raced into the clear in the final yards to post a 33-1 upset in the Prix du Jockey-Club (Fr-I) at Chantilly June 3.
Mutual Trust kept his perfect record intact when he edged out Zoffany and Strong Suit to take the $316,614 Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) at Chantilly July 3.
Golden Lilac withstood the late charge of Galikova to capture the Prix de Diane-Longines (Fr-I) at Chantilly June 12.
Reliable Man kept his perfect record intact as he rolled past Bubble Chic in the final yards to capture the $1,213,290 Prix du Jockey-Club (French Derby, Fr-I) at Chantilly June 5.
Dick Turpin finally gained the first group I victory of his career with a breakout performance in the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) at Chantilly July 4.
Sarafina followed up her win in the Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Fr-I) last month with a scintillating performance to take the Prix de Diane (Fr-I) by 1 1/2-lengths at Chantilly June 13.
Lope De Vega made it a French classic double by romping to an easy three-length victory in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I) at Chantilly June 6.
Second in the French 2,000 Guineas on May 10, Le Havre reversed the form in the €1.5m Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, Fr-I) over a non-staying seventh Silver Frost June 7 at Chantilly.
Vision d'Etat remained undefeated with a determined head victory over Famous Name in the Prix du Jockey-Club (Fr-I) at Chantilly June 1.
Lawman captured another group I victory in front-running style when dominating the Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) at a rain-soaked Chantilly on Sunday.
- By Mark Popham
The first "Global Bet" will be offered June 10 when wagering outlets in nine countries take trifecta bets on the Prix de Diane Hermes (Fr-I), the French Oaks, from Chantilly racecourse in France.
Light on experience but with a pedigree for the race, Sulamani takes the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien entered four horses to run in Sunday's Prix du Jockey Club -- French Derby (Fr-I) at Chantilly, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) participant Castle Gandolfo and Black Sam Bellamy, a full brother of Epsom and Irish Derby winner Galileo.
Daniel Wildenstein's Aquarelliste maintained her unblemished career record Sunday at Chantilly, utilizing a wide rally to win the Prix de Diane Hermes--French Oaks (Fr-I) by 1 1/2 lengths over Nadia.
Last year's French Oaks (gr. I) winner Egyptband earned her first win as a 4-year-old Sunday in the Grand Prix de Chantilly (Fr-II) on the undercard of this year's Oaks.
If Christophe Soumillon, the rising star of the French jockey colony, had an ambition to win a classic as a teenager, he left it late. Eight hours before he turned 20, Soumillon and Anabaa Blue made off with Chantilly's 12-furlong French Derby (Prix du Jockey-Club, Fr-I).
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