Blue Soave: beautiful victory in Bordeaux


Blue Soave (Soave) easily landed the Prix Jean Cruse held in Bordeaux racecourse in one minute 16 seconds and 66 hundredths. The soft ground seems to have been appropriated for Blue Soave which led the race from the very beginning without being disturbed by his rivals. Geny revealed after the race “quickly in first position, took two lengths on his rivals at the last turn and finished alone”.

Thanks to this 12th victory, Blue Soave is now at €298,913 of earnings (prize money & French-bred premiums combined) realized a magnificent performance by winning this Prix Jean Cruse in 2013 and 2014. Blue Soave immediately took a good start by leaving the boxes and his jockey Tony Piccone chose a good race’s strategy by taking a tactical departure. Thus, Blue Soave ran as a leader and created a gap between him and his rivals.

The soft ground of Bordeaux racecourse didn’t seem to be a problem for Blue Soave which held the distance and finished the race with a length and half in front of the second, Helwan (Bernstein).


Blue Soave realizes a very interesting performance by landing the race in 2013 and 2014. This victory is also one of the fourth victories in 9 races in 2014. All these results are the best way to prove that Fabrice Chappet’s boarder, bought for 14,000 in Osarus’ sales in September 2009, is a brilliant and successful colt.

Posted on 09 Oct 2014 by Fabrice Chappet
September: a good month for Fabrice Chappet's stable

             18 runners, 1 victory, 5 second places and some horses relatively well placed. Fabrice Chappet’s boarders keep on realizing good results. If the cumulated earnings (prize money & French-bred premiums combined) are a bit lower compare to the previous month, the total amount of the earnings stay interesting. With cumulated earnings in excess of €103,250, we can say that Fabrice Chappet realizes a good month. Secly (Marju) made the difference with a victory at the end of September in Chantilly. However, Findsbury Square (Siyouni), Reauville (Big Shuffle), Wefeen (Zafeen), Wikita (Desert Style) and La Berma (Lawman) also made good performances with their second places. Special mention for La Berma’s second place obtained the 19th of September in the Prix Saraca which held in Chantilly. This second place is important for the filly because it gives her an additional value.

The third places obtained by Kenza des Aigles (Kendargent), New Outlook (Awesome Again), Spirit Bird (Invicible Spirit) and Alto Adige (Vespone) are also interesting and have to be mentioned.

Fabrice Chappet and his stable keep on maintaining their position and level. October starts with a victory which shall be a good sign for the rest of the month.

Posted on 07 Oct 2014 by Fabrice Chappet
Magnificent Bocaiuva


Bocaiuva (Teofilo) landed the Prix Charles Laffitte held in Chantilly racecourse. Indeed, she finished first of this Listed Race in 2 minutes 3 seconds and 48 hundredths. Fabrice Chappet’s boarder, ridden by the jockey Christophe Soumillon, proved all her capabilities during this race and also shown that she had all the assets to succeed. In the past, Bocaiuva didn’t find all the conditions she needed to express her talent, yesterday things were different. If previously, the filly had to deal with a lack of rhythm in her previous races, the choice had been made for this Listed race to run with a leader, Saas Fee (Holy the Emperor). Obviously this strategy was the good one. Bocaiuva had revealed all the immensity of her abilities. Fabrice Chappet commented that the filly needs rhythm and added that because the train of the race had been rather selective, Bocaiuva could run easily staying in the back for a long time before providing its efforts in the last 400 meters. Christophe Soumillon revealed after the race “when I started to shift her, Bocaiuva had a sort of flash”, it’s probably this flash that gave her the strength to finish first. Bocaiuva made all the difference in this race by preceding Summer Surprice (Le Havre) and Jiayugan (Teofilo), respectively second and third of this Listed Race. Her trainer, Fabrice Chappet added “we let her rest after the Prix de Psyche, in order to arrive in autumn with freshness. She already had several abilities in success, but often she didn’t been lucky. Now, she could run a Gr3 at the end of October”.

This victory is really important for Bocaiuva because it gives her the BLACK TYPE title, which is an additional value for the filly.  Bocaiuva will run on the 30 of October for the Prix de Flore in Saint-Cloud. Bocaiuva’s rating is of 12,4 which is important to mention.


If Bocaiuva didn’t look tired during her return to the stable, we can wish her a good rest and congratulate once again for this splendid victory.

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Posted on 03 Oct 2014 by Fabrice Chappet


Prix d'achat : 60 000 euros


Prix d'achat : 32 000 euros


Prix d'achat : 40 000 euros



Prix d'achat : 50 000 euros


Prix d'achat : 40 000 euros


Prix d'achat : 27 000 euros

Fabrice Chappet bought for a total amount of 249 000 euros.


Posted on 08 Sep 2014 by Fabrice Chappet
August in Deauville, synonymous of success for Fabrice Chappet

              The main part of the races run by Fabrice Chappet’s stable were held in Deauville in August. It seems that Clairefontaine and Deauville racecourses are meaning of success for Fabrice Chappet’s stable. With 3 victories in Deauville and Clairefontaine thanks to La Berma (Lawman), Duncan (Nayef) and Kingscote (Halling) but also 5 beautiful 2nd places: Spirit Bird (Invincible Spirit), Secly (Marju), Pont Marie (Great Journey), Alto Adige (Vespone) and Wefeen (Zafeen), Fabrice Chappet’s stable did a successful month.  3 victories in Deauville but don’t forget to mention Pravda’s (Nayef) victory in Jarnac the same month.

Let us not forget to quote the 3rd places obtained by Sant' alberto (Colossus) in San Sebastian, Findsbury Square (Siyouni) in Deauville and Pravda in Cluny.

With cumulated earnings in excess of € 116,500 (prize money and French –bred premiums combined) and 4 victories, Fabrice Chappet’s stable still realizes a beautiful month and confirms that success is the main philosophy of the team. Fabrice Chappet’s stable and their results in august on the racecourses are the best proof that work, rigor and concentration are the keys to perform.

Posted on 04 Sep 2014 by Fabrice Chappet
Kingscote : first success in Deauville



          Kingscote (Halling) landed the Prix de la Villa Strassburger held in Deauville racecourse. After its beautiful second and third places in Chantilly in June and Dieppe in July, Kingscote finally wins this race of 2500 meters on the polytrack of Deauville racecourse. He took an excellent start, winning in 2 minutes 42 seconds and 20 hundredths by one length on Cappuccilli (Azamour). Geny reveals “after having took the second position, he took the first place at the entrance of the straight line, but had to get busy until the end to preserve it”. Indeed, if Kingscote ran most part of the race in second position, he does very well by taking a stand at the entrance of the straight line and resisting to Cappuccilli’s attacks.

Fabrice Chappet reveals as professional and connoisseur that “it is a logical victory. Kingscote is a late colt, which progresses to each one of its outputs and continuous to learn its trade. It is a good sign for the next races”. For its first race on this distance: 2500 meters, Louis Queen’s (Tragic Role) grandson, winner of Listed races in Belgium and in Italy,  makes an excellent performance. Let us trust its trainer, Fabrice Chappet, who seems to be more than hopeful for the next races. Kingscote and its first success reveal the talent of the team Chappet/Kingscote who seems to be on the way of the victory. 





Posted on 04 Sep 2014 by Fabrice Chappet
La Berma : one race, one victory


La Berma (Lawman) boarder of  Fabrice Chappet succeeded by landing  the Prix de la Motte Sassy in 1 minute 19 seconds and 3 hundredth, 3 lengths in front of the second Peppy Miller (Iffraaaj) and 4 lengths and half in front of the third one, Quest (Mr Sidney).  In the expert hands of international star Christophe Lemaire, the handsome filly took a good start for its beginnings on the boards of the hippodrome of Deauville. The filly made a perfect race, leading from the beginning until the end. Although playing of the tail throughout the race, she hadn’t been disturbed by the attacks of Peppy Miller (Iffrraaj) or Quest (Mr Sidney) and ran without pressure all along the race.

La Berma and her first success reveal the talent of the team trainer/owner formed by Fabrice chappet-Benoît Chalmel.  Fabrice Chappet commented after the race: it’s "a very beautiful filly.  She always well worked, she well was born and well student".  This coat had been bought by Fabrice Chappet for €52,000 at the Arqana October Yearling Sale, from the consignment of Haras d’Etreham. She seems to have a beautiful career in front of her, furthermore if we make a link with the victory of Moonlight Cloud (Invicible Spirit) few years ago. If Geny revealed that La Berma was "principal coordinator, is well set off again under the attacks to 250 meters of the arrival and easily imposed", it is certain that the young and successfully two-year-old is in the running to realize very beautiful performances.

Let's wish him good luck. 





Posted on 04 Sep 2014 by Fabrice Chappet

Success kept coming thick and fast for Fabrice Chappet’s yard in July, with 7 wins – including two doubles – and over €200,000 in prize money & French-bred owners’ premiums. Those were collected on a variety of racecourses: Vichy for Weefen (Zafeen), Alto Adige (Vespone) and Filly Green (Diamond Green), Compiègne for Aussie Lyrics (Aussie Rules), Maisons-Laffitte for Kindly Dismiss (Excellent Art), and the “home track” Chantilly for the siblings Blue Panis (Panis) and Blue Soave (Soave).
The young generation maintained its particularly impressive strike rate, which stood at 6 winners from 7 runners as July drew to a close, while at the other end of the spectrum, the admirable six-year-old Sant’alberto (Colossus) recorded two 2nds at Listed level, in Vichy and Avenches (Switzerland).
The Deauville August meeting is boding well for Fabrice and his team…

Posted on 06 Aug 2014 by Fabrice Chappet
Fabrice Chappet’s two-year-olds have been on fire since the beginning of the season, and July continued to witness their buoyant run of form.
On 25th July, Filly Green (Diamond Green) and the colt Alto Adige (Vespone) won the two maiden races held at Vichy over 1400m (7f), three weeks after making their respective racecourse debuts at Maisons-Laffitte, already on the same card. The filly had run 6th over 1200m (6f) first time out, and logically wasn’t the market’s first choice on her second outing. Yet she showed some marked improvement, bursting out of the stalls, travelling well behind the leaders in the hands of Umberto Rispoli and quickening in professional fashion to score by a cosy length from her 14 rivals. The daughter of Haras des Granges resident Diamond Green was bought for €17,000 at ARQANA’s inaugural “v.2” yearling sale in Deauville.
As for Alto Adige, he started off favourite on the back of his eye-catching debut run, where he had showed lots of speed as well as a hard-as-nail temperament, making all and only conceding defeat in the final strides at the hands of Freddy Head’s well-fancied Ride Like The Wind. This career start didn’t go unnoticed and the colt was sold privately to Gérard Augustin-Normand, of Le Havre fame. In the lead again at Vichy, he held off all challenges and won “more comfortably than it looked” according to the daily Jour de Galop. Jockey Grégory Benoist commented after the race: “he is a good horse who should come on for this run, as he is still very green”. Alto Adige cost only €6,000 at the Osarus breeze up sale earlier this year, and his bank account now carries €26,240 (prize money + owners’ premiums).
Five days earlier, the stable had already registered a double, this time in two different places: three-year-old Wefeen (Zafeen) landed a handicap at Vichy, a couple of hours before the two-year-old filly Kindly Dismiss (Excellent Art) recorded her second success in five starts, in a 1000m (5f) claimer at Maisons-Laffitte. That performance brought her earnings to just over €60,000 – not bad for a €25,000 yearling purchase.
The month was capped off in almost perfect fashion by the veteran Sant’alberto (Colossus), who filled the runner-up spot in two Listed races in nine days. Both events were part of the European “Defi du Galop” challenge, a series of races for older horses over the Classic trip that includes legs in France, Switzerland, Germany and Spain. The first of these performances took place in the Prix Hubert Baguenault de Puchesse at Vichy, 21st July, where Fabrice’s charge made all and fought on bravely, only finding the odds-on favourite Narrow Hill too good.
On July 30th in the Grand Prix d’Avenches, he posted another sterling run but couldn’t quite catch My Old Husband (Gentlewave). These placings however allow him to take a narrow lead at the Defi’s halfway stage.


Posted on 06 Aug 2014 by Fabrice Chappet

June proved a particularly successful month for Fabrice Chappet’s stable. With 8 wins and cumulated earnings in excess of €244,000 (prize money & French-bred premiums combined), it is fair to say that the summer is off to a fine start. Mocklershill landed the Listed Prix Yacowlef at Deauville while Lady Chitchat (Seattle Fitz), Kindly Dismiss (Excellent Art), Julius Quercus (Holy Roman Emperor), New Outlook (Awesome Again), Fair Boss (Mamool), Spirit Bird (Invicible Spirit) and Mindsomer (Diamond Green) all saluted the judge, bagging €100,000 in prize money and €37,570 in owners’ premiums in the process.
With 4 two-year-old winners from as many runners, Fabrice Chappet boasts a perfect strike rate with the young generation, an unparalleled performance in France this year!

Overall, the yard has been on an upward trend for several months and looks poised for an exciting second semester.



Posted on 28 Jul 2014 by Fabrice Chappet

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