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. 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.
2 wins in 2 starts!
GAGARIN'S MOON makes it two wins
in as many starts
GAGARIN'S MOON (Sea the Moon) remains unbeaten after two starts. This is a result of the three-year-old colt, owned and bred by Rashit Shaykhutdinov, landing the Prix du Rocher Cassepot (Class 2, 1,800m) (9f) at Fontainebleau on Friday. In doing so, he followed up his victorious debut on the Chantilly fibresand on February 4th. Again ridden by Stéphane Pasquier, GAGARIN'S MOON was smartly into his stride and was able to obtain cover behind SEA CLEVER (Intello). Stéphane Pasquier tried to...
Winner on debut at Chantilly
WATCH HIM (Elvstroem) broke his maiden on debut in fine style at Chantilly on Tuesday, on the all-weather track in the Prix du Beauvaisis. Owned in association by Antoine Gilibert, whose colours he carries, Alexander Tamagni, Haras Du Ma and Fabrice. Bred by Antoinette Tamagni's Haras de Saint Julien, WATCH HIM is a half brother to dual Gr1 heroine WATCH ME and was bought as a yearling by agent Amanda Skiffington at the Arqana October Yearling Sale in 2019 for €100,000. Ridden by French Champion jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot....
A pair of winning fillies
Thursday saw a quick-fire double on the cards at one of France’s most charming tracks -Fontainebleau. First up was the 3-year-old filly BAVARIA BABY, in the colours of her breeder Ecurie Normanie Pur-Sang.
The next race on the card, for newcomers, went to OMNIA MUNDA MUNDIS in impressive style. The 2-year-old filly, who is owned and bred by San Paolo Agri-Stud S.R.L, sat nice and relaxed in behind the leaders until the 500-meter post....
29 avenue de Joinville
60500 Chantilly, France
+33 (0)3 44 21 03 00