Behind the scenes of the Breeders' Cup with France Sire

Behind the scenes of the Breeders' Cup with France Sire

28 October 2015

Golden Horn and the Frenchies under the deluge !
An article written by France Sire, dated on 28.10.15

Evidentally, all the Breeders' Cup editions are declared « exceptional » but there however, the 2015 International Championship which will be held for the first time on the pretty Keeneland racecourse, next to the famous sales ring in Kentucky, presented as one would say, a stellar cast.

The English phenomenon Golden Horn, winner of the Epsom Derby and the Arc de Triomphe, will attempt the first double Arc/Breeders' Cup win in history. At the beginning, winners of the Arc often tried their luck. Trempolino finished 2nd in 1987, many have hit a brick wall and here the glow of the winners of the Arc no longer cross the Atlantic. The presence of Golden Horn represents an event in itself.

For the first time, the winner of the American Triple Crown will participate in the Breeders' Cup. Indeed, American Pharaoh achieved this extraordinary triple Kentucky Derby/Preakness Stakes/Belmont Stakes in 5 weeks in Spring, which no one has achieved since Affirmed in 1978. At that time, the Breeders' Cup didn't exist since it was created in 1984 ! It rained alot this Wednesday and American Pharaoh has worked around his stable but without putting a foot on the track.

There are seven French horses starting in different Breeders' Cup tests. This is not a record but this has rarely been reached. Each has come for different reasons. Pease, Fabre and Laffon-Parias have not arrived yet, but Freddy Head, who loves America and the Breeders' Cup, was present. Confident, he came without a cap and with white trainers to follow the adventures of his protégé Queen's Jewel. All the horses seem to have a chance but the 3 Fabre appear the most impressive. In fact, the very « classy » Make Believe, the wonderful warrior Estotérique and Miss France, another sacred fighter, were very impressive when lining up. It is an army conducted by the Emperor Fabre and conducted locally by the General Richard Lambert, the man of all the travelling.


Have a glimpse of the Breeders' Cup preparation with the video here



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