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Prix ​​d'Amérique: "Winning would be the absolute Grail", loose Sylvain François, co-owner of Horsy Dream


Associated with his brother and a breeder friend, Sylvain François manages the Closet stable which can win America thanks to Horsy Dream.

They will be a hundred, perhaps many more knowing that a 70-seater coach was already full at the beginning of the week, to invest the Paris-Vincennes racecourse (XII) to come and encourage Horsy Dream.

Among them: Sylvain and Thomas François, accompanied by Yann Pottier, their partner, of course.

The trio, co-owners of the crack, which remains on 4 victories (14 in total) including 2 during qualifying events (Gr. I) at the Prix d'Amérique, is living a daydream.

“Race after race, he shows that he is getting stronger and stronger.

We keep our feet on the ground, but at the same time we are experiencing something exceptional.

The Prix d'Amérique is the dream of all breeders, owners, of all people in this world.

While knowing that we started from zero, ”says Sylvain François, 51 years old.

“Horsy Dream did not have a linear trajectory”

In 2008, he and his younger brother, who grew up in contact with horses with parents who were breeders at the origin of the "Closet" label and winners of the Critérium des 3 Ans in 1991 with Atout du Closet, decided to create their company of breeding.

“Thomas is passionate about origins and he was targeting two mares, including the grandmother of Horsy Dream, Elite d'Atout, who we bought from Jean-Étienne Dubois after knocking on her door for several years.


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This is how the story started with Horsy Dream which did not have a linear trajectory.

“He had started his career with 5 victories then had health problems, especially in one shoulder, specifies the business manager in the import of professional clothing and in the distribution of rare wines.

We had him cared for at the Kowal sisters' stud farm, who took care of him for a few months, put him in the hands of an osteo, a masseuse... From the start, he was always esteemed so we wanted to do the efforts needed to restore it.

He was arrested a year before Pierre (Belloche) took him under his training and he was gaining momentum to reach the apotheosis this winter.

» So if « chasing America is already a chance », « winning would be the culmination, the absolute, magical Holy Grail!


Source: leparis

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