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Gallop France Winners

Avenue du Monde

(Champs Elysees and Marla by Pentire)

Avenue du Monde had enough to win the Prix des Hauteurs de la Solle, March 17, 2017. (Scoopdyga)
Avenue du Monde wins again in 2017, this time in Vichy.
Her first race in foal, Avenue du Monde caught Santorina at the post in the Prix Wemyss Bight in St Cloud, June 15, 2018.

Bleu Astral

Bleu Astral winning the Prix de l Aisne in Compiègne for High Street Racing, March 27, 2017.

Casquito

CASQUITO (Delphine Santiago) easing past the winning post to take the Prix Equipement du Cavalier – Hippolia (Prix des Pervenches) (Course 7), June 25, 2015 at Deauville-Clairefontaine. (Photo by Frédéric Vernichon.)

Copper Baked

Copper Baked won the first of the double on the last day of racing in Vichy.

Deep Ocean

Deep Ocean’s second consecutive win, the Prix President Nebon-Carle, Lyon Carré-de-Soie, March 21, 2013.

Doctor Sim

Doctor Sim takes the Prix Perigord while King Driver follows closely for fourth. (Scoopdyga)

Eternal Gift

Eternal Gift taking the Prix de la Roche in Deauville, December 21, 2015. ScoopDyga

Gorki Park

Gorki Park winning at St Cloud for the second time in 2015 taking the Prix d’Anjou on October 2. Jacques YeSse
Not to be outdone, Gorki Park winning the Prix Crécy Saint James one hour later. (ScoopDyga)
Gorki Park, win photo, May 2013, St. Cloud, France.
Gorki Park, pulling ahead at the finish line in St Cloud, May 2013

Hi Shinko

Hi Shinko crossing the finish line first in February, Prix du Val Fleur-les-Vespins. Scoop Dyga.

Hard Way

Hard Way winning the Prix Du Vieux Colombier Handicap over 3,100 meters at Longchamp July 6. Photo by John Gilmore
Hard Way winning the Prix Du Vieux Colombier Handicap over 3,100 meters at Longchamp July 6. Photo by John Gilmore
Hard Way running away with the Prix Lomagnes at St Cloud, May 2012.

King Driver

King Driver winning just ahead of Grey Sensation in the Prix de Marseille Vivaux February 27, 2017. (André Viguier)
King Driver taking the Prix du Lavandou, February 8, 2017. Andre VIGUIER
King Driver easing ahead to take the Prix Herblay. (ScoopDyga)
King Driver winning the Prix de Juan-les-Pins in Cagnes-sur-mer, Febuary 14, 2015. (Scoopdyga)

Mouhjim

Mouhjim winning again in the Prix de Marseille Vivaux, February 20, 2017. (André Viguier)
Moujhim winning the Prix Janine Lefevre Winkfield February 12, 2017.

Parkori

Parkori taking the Prix Duc d’Alburqurque in St Cloud, June 28, 2015.

Quiet Zain

Quiet Zain easing across the post first, Cagnes sur Mer, January 2018.
Winner of the Prix Polygone Saint Jean, February 11, 2017. (André Viguier)

Ray of Hope

Ray of Hope taking his second straight win, the Prix de l’Esterel, February 11, 2015, Cagnes-sur-mer. (Scoopdyga)

 

One Two Punch:
Ray Of Hope edging out stable mate Mouhjim to take the Prix d’Ostende in Cagnes-sur-mer, January 22, 2015.

Surrey Storm

Surrey Storm taking the the prix Alec Weisweiller, April 1 2012 in Lisieux.

Turfani

Turfani (center, white cap) winning in Deauville.

Press

Gina RARICK in the news


L’année déjà en or de Gina Rarick

By Céline Maussang

Gina Rarick a réalisé, au cours de sept premiers mois de 2018, ce qu’elle obtient habituellement en une année complète. Avec 58% de réussite dans les places qui comptent, les 5 premières qui rapportent de l’argent, c’est tout simplement une année en or.

Une américaine gagne sur la côte d’azur

By Halim Bouakkaz

Gina Rarick a remporté le premier quinté de sa carrière grâce à Quiet Zain avant de doubler la mise en fin de journée. Un joli doublé pour cette femme entraîneur d’origine américaine. Le Parisien – February 17, 2018

By John Gilmore

Gina Rarick doesn’t mince her words, as readers of her online blog will testify. The American journalist who became a French racehorse trainer has strong views on all aspects of the sport – from the struggle to make ends meet in Europe, the problems of being accepted in France and the admin issues at France Galop to the medication situation back in the U.S. – as John Gilmore found out in this recent question-and-answer interview. Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – August 14, 2015

Vichy : Ella Diva remporte la dernière listed de plat

By Céline Maussang

Ella Diva reste invaincue et décroche sa première Listed à Vichy. Achetée à réclamer, elle empoche le Prix des Jouvenceaux et des Jouvencelles. Equidia Live – August 2, 2015

Gina Rarick descend son écurie à Vichy

By Kristin Odegard

Le Festival de Galop de Vichy est devenu incontournable, pour les professionnels comme pour les amateurs de courses hippiques. Cette semaine entièrement dédiée au galop a été bien préparée par Gina Rarick qui descend plusieurs chevaux, avec la nouvelle arrivée Ella Diva en attraction. Equidia Live – July 18, 2015

Carnet de piste ELLA DIVA – Gina Rarick

By Equidia – July 17, 2015

Rencontre avec Gina Rarick à Maisons-Laffitte

By Equidia – July 17, 2015

Un entraînement avec Gina Rarick

By Sonia Donadey

Après les coulisses de l’hippodrome (lire nos éditions précédentes), voici les coulisses du centre d’entraînement. L’Américaine Gina Rarick possède une écurie à Maisons-Laffitte. Courrier des Yvelines – April 13, 2015

Aspiring women in horse racing with Gina Rarick

By Lissa Oliver

American Gina Rarick, a former international horseracing journalist, has been training racehorses in Maisons-Laffitte, France, since 2002. 46 percent of her runners were in the money in 2013, and that percentage has been rising steadily for the past four years. Total earnings for the yard have already topped €750,000. Gavelhouse.com – March 1, 2014

Miraculous Hard Way Continues to Win

By John Gilmore

Hard Way, an 8-year-old gelding who made a remarkable recovery from a crushed vertebrae in 2010, is continuing to amaze French racing fans.

Routine On U.S. Racetracks, Horse Doping Is Banned In Europe

By Eleanor Beardsley

At the famous Hippodrome de Longchamp just outside of Paris this month, crowds came to cheer and bet on the sleek thoroughbreds that opened horse racing season by galloping down the verdant turf course. NPR – April 23, 2013

Hard Way Back

By John Gilmore

As the horses galloped up the finishing straight in the 2,400-meter (11⁄2-mile) Prix de la Lomagne Handicap at Saint-Cloud on a gloomy, rain-sodden evening May 5, Hard Way cruised to the front, eventually winning as he pleased. Racegoers enthusiastically cheered his every stride to the wire and beyond. bloodhorse.com – May 15 2012.

Guest Post: A Hard Way to Own a Racehorse

By Mark Cramer

Film directors take note–Gina Rarick is an unusual character and in the treatment we also have a most unusual horse: Hard Way. No novelist could have conjured up a more symbolically accurate name. In August 2010, after 16 races, Hard Way endured a crushed first vertebra and was basically lucky to be alive. Rarick sent the horse to friendly pastures, gave him time off. Treatment involved only one pharmaceutical product, Tildren, for improving bone density. Thoroughbred Daily News – Thursday, May 10, 2012.

Lettre ouvert aux lecteurs de Jour du Galop

By Gina Rarick

Avant de devenir entraîneur professionnel en 2008, j’ai été journaliste pendant plus de 20 ans et je collabore toujours à différentes publications, dont le New York Times. L’année dernière, c’est avec fierté que j’ai écrit un article sur le système français de mise à la retraite des chevaux de course, conjointement mis au point par France Galop et la Ligue pour la Protection du Cheval. Ce système a fait l’admiration et a été envié par de nombreux lecteurs américains qui se désolaient de la triste fin réservée aux champions de leur côté de l’Atlantique, du fait de l’absence de tout régime de mise à la retraite. Jour du Galop – Lundi 1er Fèvrier, 2010

‘I like taking a cast-off horse and turning it into a winner’

By John Gilmore

As the horses galloped to the turn at Chantilly racecourse, shooting past the grandeur of the Château de Chantilly and into the home stretch, a dark brown filly, easy to recognise thanks to the small diamond of white hairs on her forehead, surged to the front of the pack. To the shouts of the crowd, and urged on by her jockey, she raced past the post in first place. The French Paper – January 2010

A Profile of Trainer Gina Rarick

By Mark Cramer

You will not have heard of Gina Rarick because she trains in France, and in fact is the only American trainer operating in that country. However, the handicapping portrait of this best-kept secret in the training profession can be applied universally wherever races are run. American Turf Monthly – December 2009

Heartland transplant now has French accent

By Alan Shuback

She is racing’s American in Paris. Or, to be more specific, racing’s American in Maisons-Laffitte, the training center west of Paris where she maintains a string of American – and British-owned horses, the only Yankee — male or female — currently training in France. Daily Racing Form – Sunday, November 29, 2009

Le parcours atypique de Gina Rarick

Le parcours de Gina Rarick est un des plus atypiques. Cette Américaine de 46 ans a commencé à monter à cheval à 30 ans, ne connaissant rien aux courses. “Je suis la seule Américaine à entraîner en France. J’ai décroché un permis d’entraîner en 2001 avant de devenir entraîneur public en septembre 2008, suite à un licenciement économique qui m’a permis de me jeter dans le grand bain.” Le Parisien – November 25, 2009

Rarick finds success in France

By John Gilmore

Former Turf writer Gina Rarick has only been training in France professionally for a little more than 18 months, but the American-born former International Herald Tribune editor has proven as adept with horses as she was with a pen. Thoroughbred Times – October 17, 2009

Paris People: Gina Rarick, Racehorse Trainer

By Adam

A woman in a male-dominated business is not a unique situation, but an American woman in the very closed world of French horse racing is certainly a more unusual proposition. I met with the racehorse trainer Gina Rarick who gave me an insight into both the sport and how she has managed to find her place in this business. Invisible Paris Blog – September 20, 2009

Belle and Turfani off to Deauville

Belle and Turfani shipped out tonight to Deauville; Belle runs tomorrow and Turfani on Saturday. Bad weather caused authorities to restrict movement of bigger transports this morning, and the same might be likely tomorrow morning, so they had to go tonight or stay put. It will give us a chance to get both of them out on the track for a hack tomorrow morning, which is good, since both of them were stuck walking the courtyard this morning. I decided not to bother with Bay, because the track is likely to ride on the heavy side after recent snow up there, and he’s already told us once he’s not fond of that kind of going. I’m still figuring out how I’m going to get there, but I’ll decide whether to brave the car or not tomorrow morning. Otherwise, I’ll take a train and hope for the best.

Everybody gets a check

All three runners brought home money from Deauville today: Versaki finished 2nd, George 3rd and Turfani 4th. Versaki started us off with a good run at a distance far more suited to him at 1,300 meters. George held on gamely for third in a race that was really too long, but Mathias Sautjeau rode him really well and now we have a much better idea of what we have (a good horse) than we did after the last catastrophe. Turfani was the most unlucky of the lot. She was jostled badly in the quest for position at the start but recovered to run on well. She might not have won today, but she was only a head-bob out of second as three horses hit the line at the same time. It was a nice Christmas present and all the horses came home in good shape. Champagne!

DerringBay disappoints; Turfani up next

DerringBay didn’t fire at all in Deauville yesterday, I think primarily because of the track. The grounds crew harrowed all of the overnight snow into the track, which combined with all the road salt they plowed into it last year to make muck. There was no life left to the track at all and a lot of trainers were complaining about it. Few horses looked very comfortable out there and a lot of long-shots won. I could tell DBay wasn’t liking it from about a furlong into the race. In any case, he wasn’t the same horse we saw in Lyon. Although he was working fine at home coming up to the race, it’s also possible he has fallen off form just a bit when all the heavy snow and cold moved in. We haven’t been able to train as we’d like, and I’m sure some of the horses are as miserable as we are. In any case, a thaw is predicted for tomorrow and I’m told the track in Deauville changes daily, so I’m hoping for some drainage and packing before Thursday, when Turfani lines up in a 1,900-meter handicap. She didn’t get a decent run in Lyon because of the heavy going on turf, so if the track stays as it was yesterday, I would probably not bother to go because I think she’ll hate it. But if it firms up a bit and gets a little bounce back, like it was for Tyke last week, I think she should have a good chance. In any case, I’m planning to gallop her tomorrow on the fibersand here in Maisons-Laffitte to polish her up for Thursday. Meanwhile, I’m huddling by the fire with the dogs waiting for the snow to melt.