Racehorse Trainer in Chantilly, France

International grounding,

international scope

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.

Classic-winning trainer

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
5 starters!

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.


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It’s a winning return to ParisLongchamp! Antoinette Tamagni’s homebred chestnut colt Master Gatsby (The Grey Gatsby) has been a model of consistency since opening his account at the beginning of the year and this week, the three-year-old launched himself into the elite league of young stayers with an impressive victory in the Gr.3 Prix Gerald de Geoffre (Prix de Lutece) at ParisLongchamp.




A Bastille Day that will be remembered fondly by all at Chappet Racing! Our extremely talented colt Onesto (Frankel) fulfilled the promise he has always shown and took a Group One success for the yard when winning the Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp on July 14th.




The Chappet Racing team fielded five runners this afternoon at Saint-Cloud (24th June) and we were delighted to come away from the Parisian course with two nice winners, who are both owned and bred by long-standing yard supporter Rashit Shaykhutdinov.


29 avenue de Joinville
60500 Chantilly, France

+33 (0)3 44 21 03 00

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