An emblematic figure of the racing world is gone. Dominik Cordeau died this Monday morning at the age of 62, from a cardiac arrest. The information moved a large part of his colleagues, who still rubbed shoulders with him this Saturday on the racecourse of La Rochelle Chatelaillon (Charente-Maritime) and the next day on that of Angoulême (Charente) of which he was the President. Based in the commune of Champagné-Saint-Hilaire (Vienne), the professional won 1,884 races as a trainer and 1,233 as a driver. Riders will long remember his magnificent performances with champion
Galopin du Ravary
, who was second in the Prix d'Amérique in 2000, behind
Général du Pommeau
, before winning the Prix de Paris (Gr. I) the same year.
Galopin du Ravary, the horse of his career
Very prominent in the 2000s, Dominik Cordeau, well known in the southwest of France, had distinguished himself with
Magot du Ravary,
in Group II events, or even
during this period.
More recently, he regularly competed in quintés events in the Paris region as well as in the provinces with the excellent
The latter had shared the victory with the late
Aubrion du Gers
, winner of
a few months earlier, during a Grand National du Trot event in Agen in 2018.
For the 4th stage of the GNT @Paris_Turf in Agen, Aubrion du Gers with Aribo Mix for a dead-heat between the sympathetic JM Bazire and Dominik Cordeau, it was well worth a kiss and a guard of honor!
- Aprh (@AprhChantilly) April 25, 2018
Recently, a report by our colleagues from Canal +, showed Dominik Cordeau alongside Sylvain Chavanel.
The French cyclist, who evolves in the rank of amateurs trotting, then carried out a training session in sulky, on the training center of the late professional.
From the cyclist's saddle to the driver's sulky: Sylvain Chavanel's new life 🏇
- Canal Sports Club (@CanalSportsClub) January 30, 2021