A week to remember

May 14, 2020

Our WOODED not only claimed an authoritative 3,5 lengths-victory in the Gr.3 Prix Texanita on May, 13 at Chantilly, but also posted an impressive winning time. 
Entrusted to Chantilly-based Francis-Henri Graffard, he started his 2019 sophomore season with a second place at Dieppe, before breaking his maiden at Deauville in August and being placed in the Gr.3 Prix Texanita and Thomas Bryon. 
Dropping to the six furlongs trip for the first time, he displayed all his talent on his seasonal comeback and could be targeting the Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. 

Watch here the replay of the race.


Our protégés WASMYA and WESTEROS were not left behind and posted eye-catching performances on the special week of racing returning in France. A Listed winner last season, the daughter of TORONADO in the care of Francis-Henri Graffard, WASMYA, finished excellent second in the Listed Prix Maurice Zilber- Fonds Européen de l’Elevage at ParisLongchamp on May, 11, only finding Group winner Spinning Memories too good on her seasonal comeback.
The day after at Saint-Cloud, the André Fabre’s charge WESTEROS was an excellent runner-up in the maiden race Prix Kashmir II on his debuts and look promising for the 2020 season.

Last but not least, GRAND GLORY gloriously impressed on May, 14 at ParisLongchamp to record an easy success in the Listed Prix Zarkava - Fonds Européen de l’Elevage. On sabbatical after running third in the 2019 Gr.1 Prix de Diane, the Haras de Bourgeauville-bred and Gianluca Bietoloni-trained draped out last and stayed on powerfully to win under the hands and heels of her jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot. She gets to our stallion OLYMPIC GLORY a new Stake victory and could aim for the Gr.2 Prix Corrida. Congratulations to all connections!


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