Le French-bred of the day- Allaho

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 As Rachael Blackmore was steering the French-bred to victory today, Allaho became the 8th consecutive winner of the Ryanair Chase (Gr1). Now 7, the gelding was bred in the Sarthe, 2 hours West of Paris, by Eric Leffray (see below). He ran once in France for Guy Chérel and owner M L Bloodstock. He finished[…..]

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Le French breeder of the day: Eric Leffray

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Eric Leffray and his son Thomas bred Allaho in Mayenne out of a Turgeon unraced mare bred by the Devin family. Allaho is her 4th foal, and three others are born after him, that is, an unraced full sister, a Spanish Moon filly who made €38,000 last November at Arqana (click here for her catalogue[…..]

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Bloodstock agent of the day: Guy Petit

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Born in Lyon, Guy Petit grew up wanting to become a jockey finally became a bloodstock agent based in France specialized in the purchase of flat horses aimed towards jump careers for the British and Irish market. He worked closely with reputed trainers such as Ferdy Murphy, Philip Hobbs, Venetia Williams, Sally and Robert Alner,[…..]

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