Racehorse Trainer in Chantilly, France
A native of Chantilly, Fabrice Chappet gained experience abroad including in America, where he worked his way
up to become assistant to the operation of the Nerud family, Tartan Farms, best known for producing DR FAGER, COZZENE etc. Back in France, he spent another five years assisting multiple Classic-winning trainer Robert Collet, who also famously sent out the very first foreign-trained winner of the Gr.1 Japan Cup in LE GLORIEUX.
Since branching out on his own, Fabrice has kept a very international outlook and sent out a number of runners abroad. His charges have won Stakes prize money in Great Britain, Germany, the United States, Qatar, and brought back prize money from Dubai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Sweden etc.
Fabrice Chappet has consistently featured amongst the leading Chantilly-based trainers over the past few years.
In 2017, he registered his first Classic victory in the French 1,000 Guineas (Poule d’Essai des Pouliches) with PRECIEUSE, bred and raced by Brendan and Anne-Marie Hayes’s Knocktoran Farm. The following season, he trained Fiona Carmichael’s INTELLOGENT to land the Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat over a mile at Deauville while Giacomo Algranti’s DICE ROLL ran a fast-closing third in the French 2,000 Guineas (Poule d’Essai des Poulains), finishing only a neck behind the winner.
In 2020, Fabrice Chappet came agonizingly close to winning a second ‘Pouliches title as SPEAK OF THE DEVIL, a filly he picked up for €62,000
at the ARQANA October Yearling Sale, was only denied by a nose
in the colours of Russian owner Rashit Shaykhutdinov. Quite impressively,
he was also responsible for the third home in MAGEVA, carrying the colours
of long-time patron Antoine Gilibert. In the colts’ equivalent, CELESTIN,
a son of Dabirsim who had been bought back for €10,000 as a yearling
by his breeder Normandie Pur-Sang, ran 4th and maintained his trainer’s enviable record in the mile Classic: 1 winner and 4 place-getters from
Solid 2yo form
Fabrice Chappet has been amongst the leading trainers of juveniles in France
for the last decade or so. Every year his young charges post eye-catching stats and the figures keep getting better.
2021 was once again an outstanding season with 17 individual winners, including the highest-rated 2YO colt in France, the unbeaten TOPGEAR, winner of the Prix Eclipse (G3) at Chantilly. With 28 of the 34 individual 2yo runners for the yard all finishing in the prize money, 2021 saw a tremendous strike rate of 82% - identical to that of 2020!
Other promising 2yos in 2021 include JDG rising star ONESTO, the unbeaten filly HEALING OASIS, Listed-placed ROCCIA NERA and impressive maiden winners GREGARINA, ETATIQUE, CELESTINE etc.
GATSBY EN ROUTE TO GLORY
Not only is Antoinette Tamagni’s homebred Master Gatsby (The Grey Gatsby) extremely handsome, but the chestnut colt is proving to be quite talented on the racecourse too and put up an excellent display when landing the Prix Des Sequoias (Class 2) at Fontainebleau on Wednesday.
ONESTO FIRMLY ON CLASSIC TRAIL
Since making a successful début at Chantilly last September, the team at Chappet Racing have held ONESTO, a son of Frankel, in the highest regard. Having his second start of the season, the three-year-old colt confirmed those expectations with a striking performance in Sunday’s Gr.2 Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud.
SECOND LISTED SUCCESS FOR PRINCE LANCELOT
Kicking off a wonderful start to the month of May, the team at Chappet Racing celebrated yet another success from our rock-solid PRINCE LANCELOT (Sir Prancealot), who took the Listed Prix Servanne (1,200m) at Chantilly on Tuesday. Now a dual Listed winner, Prince Lancelot has been an admirable money-spinner for his owner Antoine Gilbert and on Monday, the four-year-old recorded a fifth success from just thirteen career starts.
29 avenue de Joinville
60500 Chantilly, France
+33 (0)3 44 21 03 00