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
In 2022, ONESTO landed the Gr.1 Grand Prix de Paris - run over 2.400m at ParisLongchamp fro three year old colts. He then went on to finish an agonisingly close second behind Luxembourg in the Gr.1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, before struggling to handle the conditions when finishing in the middle of the peloton in this seasons Gr.1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp.
A true champion, Onesto works his way through each one of his races from the back of the field.
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.
An emphatic winner of this seasons Grand Prix de Paris (Gr.1) and runner-up in the Irish Champion Stakes (Gr.1), Chappet Racing’s flagbearer ONESTO (Frankel) is an excellent example of the yards ability to produce juvenile debut winners, whilst all the while continuing to nurture them through to the highest level over the years to follow. The exceptional colt made a winning debut at Chantilly as a two-year-old in 2021 and now boasts a rating of 55 (121 UK).
With this in mind, it is exciting to note that the team at Chappet Racing have been extremely successful with their two-year-old crop in 2022, with 16 wins in 2022!
Precocious and full of speed, Hisaaki Saito’s GOOD GUESS (Kodiac) was amongst the earlier juveniles to find his way into the winner’s enclosure. The handsome colt was a quickfire winner of his first two starts at Chantilly and returned from a break recently to land an excellent third place at Listed level.
GAIN IT passed the post in front for her first two racecourse starts. She is a full-sister to the yard's Gregarina and should make her presence felt in stakes level throughout 2023.
Carrying the colours of Haras d’Etreham, in partnership with Riveria Equine, PAZ (Siyouni) remains unbeaten after two starts and she looks to sure to be targeted towards some of the bigger prizes next term, much like the unbeaten Khalifa Mohammed Al Attiyah owned homebred AL MUNDHER (Toronado) who doubled his tally at Chantilly recently and may be a colt to follow for the classics in the new year.
EMPHATIC (Showcasing), AMANDAS CHOICE (Brazen Beau), GAME ON (Almanzor), ALMIRGAB (Starspangledbanner) and KING OF RECORDS (Sea The Stars) have all been excellent money spinners for their connections across the year, while recent winners FORTUNE (De Treville) and BLESS (Toronado) can continue to progress through the ranks, following their respective victories last time out.
29 avenue de Joinville
60500 Chantilly, France
+33 (0)3 44 21 03 00