THE RACING PUREBRED ARABIAN, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE FRENCH BREEDERS
In France, Purebred Arabian racing has always been a first class option for diversification for the French breeders. The news in recent months has provided three very convincing examples.
CAKOUET DE BOZOULS, MARCEL MÉZY’S IRON HORSE
Cakouet de Bozouls (Dahess) is continued to rack up good performances, on the dirt and the turf: second in the Banis Yas (Gr. II PA), third in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round I sponsored by Longines (Gr. I PA), third in the Al Ruwais (Gr. III PA), second in the Mazrat Al Ruwayah (Gr. II PA)… Like his dam, the smart Udjidor de Bozouls, (third in the Dubai Hatta International Stakes and the Malazgirt, Gr Is PA) and his uncle, Djeldor de Bozouls (Zaabeel International Stakes, Gr. I PA), he was bred by the Bozouls in Aveyron. Their breeder, Marcel Mézy, is also very involved in endurance. He also runs horses in his own colours and he currently has horses in training with madame Jean-François Bernard, Hector de Lageneste, Eric Dell'ova and Lionel Larrigade. Bought for € 5,000 at the Saint-Cloud Sale, Cakouet de Bozouls finished third in the Qatar Coupe de France des Chevaux Arabes (Gr. I PA) trained by madame Jean-François Bernard.
STÉPHANE CHAZEL, A TRUE HORSEMAN
Endurance is a sport that places a high value on the qualities of the horseman, and it is a discipline in which France excels. Stéphane Chazel is one of the best endurance horsemen in France, whether as agent, rider or breeder. It is in this latter function that he has found success in flat racing. At the end of November 2017, Diabolo Hipolyte (Nashwan Al Khalidiah) won the Grand Prix de Son Altesse Royale le Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassan (Gr. III PA). Stéphane Chazel’s homebred have had great success in Morocco, with the black type Evrest Hipolyte (Nizam).
AL ZAHIR IS A FIRST GROUP I PA WINNER FOR XAVIÈRE DUCOLONER
Based near Pau, Xavière Ducoloner was initially renowned for her success as a breeder of Anglo-Arabs. One particular victory that springs to mind is that of Astridlande (Saint des Saints) against AQPS horses in the Coupe des Anglo-Arabes, the biggest and best race over hurdles for 3 year old Anglos during the Pau meeting. She is also the breeder of Uniklande (Annapolis), winner of the Prix du Ministère de l’Agriculture, one of the best flat races reserved for Anglo-Arabs. However at the beginning of 2017, once again Xavière Ducoloner reached a new level of success thanks to a Purebred Arabian. Her homebred Al Zahir (Madjani) won the H.H. The President’s Cup (Gr. I PA) at Abu Dhabi on the 11th February. He was also providing a first Group I to his breeder after having won the Arabian Triple Crown Round III (Gr. III PA) and the Arabian Triple Crown Round II (Gr. III PA).
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