Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Life Lessons From A Hall of Fame ‘Father-Figure’

Watching Quip cross the wire first in last weekend’s Tampa Bay Derby, 34-year-old trainer Rodolphe Brisset allowed himself a few moments to revel in the feeling. Then, the soft-spoken Frenchman simply did what has become his habit over the past decade: he went back to work. Born in Tours, France, Brisset never had family members […]

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Brisnet: Gotham Winner Enticed Registers Top Speed Rating

With nothing separating McKinzie and Bolt d’Oro except the stewards’ stand, the San Felipe Stakes lived up to its pre-race hype from an entertainment perspective, but when it comes to the top performance of the weekend, the Brisnet.com ratings are clear: Enticed was the superlative animal when winning the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. Enticed earned […]

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Quip May Start Once More Before Derby; Casse Pleased With Flameaway’s Effort

Rodolphe Brisset noticed a major difference in his Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner Quip when he returned to the trainer’s Fair Grounds base in New Orleans in early January to resume training after a three-week “vacation” at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky. “He matured a lot physically and carried more weight. […]

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Quip Springs 19-1 Upset In Tampa Bay Derby, Gives Former Mott Assistant First Graded Victory

Making his 3-year-old debut in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby, Quip told the world just how much he’d progressed since his juvenile campaign. Owned by breeder WinStar Farm, SF Racing and the China Horse Club, the son of Distorted Humor sat just behind the leader and took over in late stretch to score by about […]

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Brisset Eyes First Stakes Victory With Undefeated Quip

Former Bill Mott assistant trainer Rodolphe Brisset has been training horses on his own for less than seven months but is already targeting his first graded stakes victory in the Nov. 25 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs with undefeated juvenile Quip. “It’s a very special spot to be in,” Brisset said. “Quip […]

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