Alec Head

‘We Need To Unite As An Industry’: Christophe Clement Joins WHOA

Christophe Clement has been one of the leading trainers in the United States for nearly 30 years. The Hall of Fame nominee has won more than 1,900 races, including the 2014 Belmont Stakes with Multiple G1 Winner Tonalist. He has over 30 Grade 1 wins to his name and over 193 Graded Stakes wins. In […]

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Champion Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek To Retire

Multiple classic-winning trainer Criquette Head-Maarek, whose career has spanned over 40 years, has announced her decision to retire from training. Head-Maarek will bring the curtain down on her illustrious career Feb. 1, when she saddles her last runners. Head-Maarek, 69, made the announcement Sunday, telling reporters, “I was going to announce it at the end […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Head-Maarek Relishes Simplicity, Family History

Morning broke quietly at Chantilly two days before the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. At trainer Criquette Head-Maarek’s yard at the Les Aigles section of the facility, there was nothing but the sound of a distant crow, a jaunty tune whistled by an exercise rider, and Head-Maarek’s occasional, calm instruction, switching between English […]

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France’s Alec And Criquette Head Join Water Hay Oats Alliance

Father and daughter, Alec and Criquette Head, hailing from a dynasty of internationally successful trainers of champions and classic winners for three generations, have joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance in support of horse racing medication reform in the United States. Champion trainer, leading breeder and Classic-winning owner of Haras du Quesnay, Alec Head is […]

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Grade 1 Winner Mr. Sidney Relocating to Walmac Farm

Mr. Sidney, the youngest G1 winner for his sire standing in Kentucky and the most expensive G1 winning yearling ever sold by Storm Cat, will move to Walmac Farm for the 2015 breeding season.  Bred in Kentucky by Hilbert Thoroughbreds, Mr. Sidney was purchased at Keeneland by John Kimmel as agent for Circle E Racing […]

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BC Mile Runner-Up Anodin to Haras du Quesnay in 2015

Anodin, who finished a fast-closing second in Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile, has been retired and will stand at the Head family’s Haras du Quesnay in Normandy, France, in 2015. Although only sporting two victories in 14 career starts, the 4-year-old full brother to three-time BC Mile winner Goldikova has been competitive in the […]

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Alec Head Recognized With Longines/IFHA Award of Merit

At the Jockey Club in Paris, France, following the 48th Annual International Conference of Horseracing Authorities held Monday, 6 October, Louis Romanet, IFHA Chairman and Juan Carlos Capelli, Longines’ Vice President, Head of International Marketing, presented the second “Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit” to distinguished horseman Alec Head. Mr Romanet said, “Both the […]

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Undefeated Treve Named Cartier Horse of the Year

Treve has been named Cartier Horse of the Year at the 23rd annual Cartier Racing Awards in London. Trained in France by Criquette Head-Maarek, the Sheikh Joaan Al Thani-owned filly is unbeaten in five starts and secured a stunning five-length triumph in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Treve saw off strong opposition […]

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  We are pleased to introduce a new weekly feature today, the Paulick Report Forum brought to you by Breeders’ Cup. Every Wednesday, we’ll talk with a Thoroughbred industry player about the game we all love, trying to get a better understanding of where we’ve been and where we may be headed. One thing I’ve […]

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