The Winter Meeting 2018/2019 at Paris-Vincennes

… and some conclusions

Before the last race of the Wintermeeting 2018/2019 at Paris-Vincennes is held, we want to make a conclusion about the Horses. Some of the big races:

Grand Prix de Bretagne:
Davidson du Pont (Pacha du Pont – Laguna du Pont – Baccarat du Pont)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Star’s Pride – Florestan (US)
Maternal Line: Sauterelle (FR)

Prix Ourasi (2y):
Gotland (Ready Cash – Sanawa – Jeanbat du Vivier)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Star’s Pride – Mickey Viking (US)
Maternal Line: Rosiere (FR)

Prix Vourasi (2y):
Green Grass (Bold Eagle – Tootsie Smiling – Goetmals Wood)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Star’s Pride – Mickey Viking (US)
Maternal Line: Favourite VIII (FR)

Grand Prix du Bourbonnais:
Delia du Pommereux (Niky – Noune du Pommereux – Halimède)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Star’s Pride – Mickey Viking (US)
Maternal Line: Fernande (FR)

Critérium Continental:
Erminig d’Oliverie (Scipion du Goutier – Thèze d’Oliviere – Gobernador)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Sharif di Iesolo (US)
Maternal Line: Lady Gray (US)

Prix Octave Douesnel:
Earl Simon (Prodigious – Tindrana – Insert Gédé)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Sharif di Iesolo (US)
Maternal Line: Sympathie (FR)

Prix Critérium des 3 Ans:
Face Time Bourbon (Ready Cash – Vita Bourbon – Love You)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Star’s Pride – Mickey Viking (US)
Maternal Line: Sophronia (US)

Grand Prix de Bourgogne:
Bold Eagle (Ready Cash – Reethi Rah Jet – Love You)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Star’s Pride – Mickey Viking (US)
Maternal Line: Reveuse (FR)

Grand Prix de Belgique:
Bird Parker (Ready Cash – Belisha – Fakir du Vivier)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Star’s Pride – Mickey Viking (US)
Maternal Line: Elisa (FR)

Grand Prix d’Amérique:
Belina Josselyn (Love You – Lezira Josselyn – Workaholic)
Paternal Line: Sam Williams – Coktail Jet (US)
Maternal Line: Mambrino Beauty (US)

Prix de France:
Readly Express (Ready Cash – Caddie Dream – Viking Kronos)
Paternal Line: Volomite – Star’s Pride – Mickey Viking (US)
Maternal Line: Medio (US)

Prix Ovide Moulinet:
Express Jet (Goetmals Wood – Run For Jet – 
Coktail Jet)
Paternal Line: 
Volomite – Sharif di Iesolo (US)
Maternal Line: Jessie (FR)

Conclusion:
Obvious, that all of the Stallions are out of a US-Line, many of the Mares are out of a French family. That supports our introductory thesis.


Belina Josselyn in Training before the Prix d’Amérique with Jean-Michel Bazire   

Photo: Gerard Forni


Some questions about the future:

– When can geldings start in the big races, especially in the Prix d’Amérique?

Our statement: Let them in! Some of the world’s greatest horses were and are geldings, the publicity of the races and continuative the betting statistics will rise for sure.

– When will the French studbook open again for foreign sires and dams?

Our statement: Open it! Although France is fortunate to have a stallion like Ready Cash (46% US blood) or its sons at once, another push of American blood seems to be valuable for the so-called Franco-Norman trotter. Just consider what the blood of Valley Victory and, further, that of Muscle Hill would have an impact!? Virtually all successful stallions in France are traced back to an American stallion, often leading American damsires to the third and fourth generation.

– Will the PMU support other trotting countries furthermore after cancelling or tighten their benefit for 2019?

Our statement: Hopefully… The PMU is very helpful especially for small trotting countries with a minimum of own risk.


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