Racehorse Trainer in Chantilly, France
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. In 2013 & 2014, he trained two consecutive winners
of the Prix Yacowlef, a coveted Listed race for 2yo newcomers run over 5f early August at Deauville – in 2016 the race was moved to November and opened
to all juveniles. Every year his young charges post eye-catching stats and the figures keep getting better. 2019 was an outstanding renewal with 17 wins
from 27 individual runners for the yard, all of which earned some prize money.
Two indicators best reflect Fabrice’s aptitude at producing two-year-olds: his strike rate of 63% winners to runners with the younger generation in 2019 was the best among all French-based trainers, while 10 of his juveniles gained a rating
of 88 or more. A figure only bettered by Jean-Claude Rouget, who sent out
twice as many two-year-old runners.
29 avenue de Joinville
60500 Chantilly, France
+33 (0)3 44 21 03 00