His first name appears only very rarely.
However, the success of the Papot coat owes a lot to Nicole, the matriarch.
offered this family of passionate owners, who have never skimped on their investments, the chance to win the only Group I that was missing from their splendid track record, namely the Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil.
“It all started at the end of the 1970s, confides the person concerned.
My husband had promised Yannick Fertillet to buy him a horse when he became a trainer.
When the time was right, I asked him to keep his promise, and it all went from there.
Then my sons took over, which allows us to live incredible moments like today.
“During this very tough 2022 edition, the resident of François Nicolle proved to be the strongest at the end of an uncompromising race.
Like a heavyweight fight,
he was the most solid and never wavered unlike his main adversaries, who however have nothing to be ashamed of their performance.
“As I said in your columns yesterday, it's a crack, savors François Nicolle, the winner's coach.
I could have passed for a c… but he proves me right, and it will be even better in the fall.
The triumphant return of D'HERMES BAIE to @Hippo_Auteuil with @BertandLestrade @EcurieNicolle pic.twitter.com/Uu8m3EL9uQ
— The Parisian |
turf (@leparisien_turf) May 21, 2022
Other highlights of the day
The Parisian Prize for Mister Vision
Even if he was the competitor to carry the most weight,
confirmed his quality by brilliantly winning the Prix Le Parisien, support of the fifth, yesterday at Auteuil.
Built on confidence by Angelo Zuliani, he left no chance to his rivals once the last hurdle was crossed.
"He did it really well, and I'm delighted for my children who share this victory with me," confided its owner, Jacques Détré, on the podium.
Renaud Lavillenie's first band
Present yesterday at the Auteuil racecourse, Renaud Lavillenie had the joy of winning his first group thanks to
, winner of the Prix Sagan (Gr. III), of which he holds 33%.
“I am delighted with this success,” said the Olympic pole vault champion.
I have about thirty horses in association and everything is going well.
An hour later,
confirmed his words by finishing third in a Listed.