rodolphe brisset

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The connections of Arkansas Derby runner-up Quip have withdrawn the colt from the Derby field, according to Darren Rogers, senior director of communications and media services for Churchill Downs.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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Magnum Moon Showing ‘Good Energy’ After Arkansas Derby Triumph

Magnum Moon returned to his base at Palm Beach Downs in south Florida early Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after winning the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn, trainer Todd Pletcher’s record fifth victory in the race. Owned by Robert and Lawana Low of Springfield, Mo., Magnum Moon earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of […]

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Quip Shifted To Arkanses Derby To Chase Grade 1 Status

China Horse Club International and WinStar Farm LLC will be represented in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) after all. After unbeaten Justify was removed from consideration for the Arkansas Derby, trainer Rodolphe Brisset said Thursday that Grade 2 winner Quip was heading to Oaklawn to run in the April 14 race for his high-profile connections. Quip, […]

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Good Magic Es El Caballo A Vencer Ante 13 Rivales Este Sábado En El Blue Grass Stakes

La buena noticia: el ganador del Blue Grass S. (G2, $1,000,000) obtiene 100 puntos que lo clasifican para correr en el Kentucky Derby (G1). La mala noticia: el ganador del Blue Grass S. no gana el Kentucky Derby desde que Strike the Gold lograra triunfar en ambas carreras en 1991. Catorce tresañeros – más un […]

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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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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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Former Mott Assistant Rodolphe Brisset Notches First Career Victory

Rodolphe Brisset, the longtime assistant trainer to Bill Mott, notched his first victory as a trainer in Thursday’s fifth race at Churchill Downs. “It’s very special to get my first win at Churchill Downs,” Brisset said. “Hopefully this is the first of many to come. Being teamed up with Julien (Leparoux) makes this even more […]

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