rodolphe brisset

Talk Veuve To Me Proves Deserving Favorite In Indiana Oaks

Talk Veuve to Me was the toast of Indiana Grand, romping to a 4 3/4-length victory over Figarella’s Queen in Saturday night’s Grade 3, $200,000 Indiana Oaks. “She showed what I was expecting her to show,” said trainer Rodolphe Brisset, who began training only last year and earned his second graded stakes victory, following Quip […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Battle Of Midway Returns To Training Due To Subfertility

Bred to 60 mares this spring, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway was only able to impregnate five, according to drf.com. As such, he has been returned to training at Keeneland under the care of Rodolphe Brisset, with long-term plans to return the horse to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s barn in Southern California. Insurance company […]

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Preakness: Good Magic ‘Full Of Himself,’ Quip Not Disadvantaged By Rail Draw

Trainer Chad Brown had not seen Good Magic since he left his Belmont Park barn early Monday morning on a van bound for Pimlico Race Course. On Friday morning, the two-time Eclipse Award winning trainer was reunited with the Kentucky Derby runner-up and was delighted in what he saw when he laid eyes on the son of Curlin. “I love what […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Lessons From A Hall Of Fame ‘Father-Figure’

Fellow Frenchman Julien Leparoux helped Rodolphe Brisset find a job in the United States, following the latter’s short career as a jockey, now the trainer of Preakness contender Quip. “We came here very young,” said Brisset, 34, “and we didn’t have any family nearby. The whole (Bill) Mott team was such a family, and he […]

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‘A Little King’: Quip Coming Into The Preakness Showing ‘Good Signs’

WinStar, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Quip had his final major exercise prior to the Preakness Stakes on Sunday, breezing a half-mile in :48.20 at Keeneland. It was the ninth-fastest of 39 moves at the same distance, but trainer Rodolphe Brisset called it just a “maintenance” work for his stable star. “He did exactly […]

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Geroux Hoping For First Classic Win Aboard Quip In Preakness

Florent Geroux rode Gun Runner to Horse of the Year honors last year, earning his fourth career Breeders’ Cup victory with that horse in the Classic (G1). The jockey teamed with Gun Runner for a victory in this year’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup (G1), the world’s richest race. He followed his third-straight Fair Grounds […]

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Confirmed: Quip ‘Deserves The Opportunity’ To Run In Preakness

WinStar Farm president and CEO Elliott Walden said Tuesday that Quip is officially headed to the Preakness Stakes for a clash with Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who is also co-owned by WinStar. Quip, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and second in the Arkansas Derby (G1), was kept out of the Kentucky Derby to point for […]

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Asmussen Considering Tenfold For Preakness; Brisset ‘Wouldn’t Trade’ Classic Chance With Quip

Steve Asmussen, trainer of Preakness winners Curlin (2007) and Rachel Alexandra (2009), said Monday that Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold is “probable” for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Tenfold, a son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, was fifth in the Arkansas Derby (G1) in his third career start after winning his first two races at Oaklawn. Tenfold […]

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‘The One Race That Fits Him The Best’: Quip On Schedule For Preakness

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s Grade 2 winner Quip returned to the work tab with a half-mile breeze Thursday morning at Keeneland ahead of his anticipated start in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1). A bay son of Distorted Humor bred by WinStar, Quip went four furlongs in 48 seconds over Keeneland’s main track in […]

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Quip Out Of Derby Consideration; Combatant Makes The Field

The connections of Arkansas Derby runner-up Quip have withdrawn the colt from the Derby field, according to Darren Rogers, senior director of communications and media services for Churchill Downs. That means Combatant makes the field. Quip, trained by Rodolphe Brisset and owned by WinStar Farm, China Hose Club international and S.F. Racing, had 90 qualifying […]

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