Our Haras de Bouquetot-based ECTOT has currently a strong 40% winners to runners strike rate with no less than four individual first crop winners celebrated in January, including three exciting debut winners in JORDANELLA, LOUVETOT and BENNETOT this week. Our homebred broke his maiden at first asking at Cagnes-sur-Mer, France on January, 27 to carry in style our colors to victory with a two-lengths success on his debut run. Entrusted to Edouard Monfort, BENNETOT was ridden by Stéphane Pasquier.
There were more happy celebrations for our colors this week with Richard Hannon-trained LAFAN posting a third career victory on January, 29 at Kempton racecourse, UK on his seasonal comeback under the ride of Joe Fanning.
Entrusted to Eric Lemartinel, SAMOS broke his maiden tag in the Thoroughbred Maiden Plate run at Doha, Qatar on January, 26 with jockey Faleh Bughenaim sporting our colors to victory.
Fourth winner of the week under our colours in a fourth different country was courtesy of homebred TUWAIM who broke his maiden at second asking in the USA at Gulfstream Park. In the care of Ralph Nicks and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, he was the 10th individual scorer in a week of our stallion KHOZAN.
Tally-Ho Stud-based GALILEO GOLD welcomes his first three-year-olds on the track and has already celebrated a fourth Stakes winner courtesy of MAGLEV who joins EBRO RIVER (G1 Phoenix Stakes), OSCULA (G3 Prix Six Perfections) and SYSTEM (Listed Empress Fillies' Stakes). Robert Ryan-bred MAGLEV displayed all his talent and showed an impressive turn-of-foot to win the Listed Baffle Stakes on January, 30 in the USA at Santa Anita.
There were more to celebrate in the USA this week with the success of MEHMAS’ KEEPER OF TIME on January, 28 at Gulfstream Park. The Tally-Ho Stud-based stallion also recorded a victory in England courtesy of MEHMENTO who grabbed his fourth career victory in a handicap race at Southwell on January, 25.
Haras de Bouquetot-based TORONADO posted two double of winners on both sides of the planet, starting on January, 24 with five-year-olds COME RIGHT BACK and GALAXIE QUEST. The first named secured his second consecutive victory over the 2,200 meters of Ascot racecourse, Australia while Haras d’Haspel-bred GALAXIE QUEST defeated 12 rivals to reach the stars at Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. Three-year-olds CHATEAU NUE and MIANADO both lost their maiden tag on January, 27 down-under, CHATEAU NUE scoring at first asking and MIANADO opening her winning account on her second start only.
Congratulations to all connections!
Homebred BENNETOT crossing the finish line first and captured at Cagnes-sur-Mer by A. Viguier.