Meaulnes du Corta Wins Prix de France


Meaulnes du Corta Wins Prix de France

The 10 year old veteran Meaulnes du Corta (Voici du Niel-Cogale-Florestan) easily won the 400,000 euros Prix de France for the second consecutive year, increasing his career earnings to over 2,685,000 euros. Meaulnes, a European trotting icon, became only the third horse in the last 30 years to win the Prix de France twice. Trainer/driver Pierre Levesque was quoted after the race that he would consider racing Meaulnes in Sweden and the US. He will be unable to race after this year in France. Although a somewhat late bloomer Meaulnes du Corta first qualified in August 2002, first raced January1, 2003 and won major events starting in his three-year old season before his win Sunday, a good third in the Prix d’Amerique 2010 and second in the Prix de Bourgogne (below):

At 3, Winner of Prix Jacques Vauloge, second in Prix Albert Viel. At 4, Winner of Prix de Tonnac-Villeneuve, Prix de Sélection. At 5, Winner of Criterium des 5 ans. At 6, Winner of Prix du Bois de Vincennes. At 7, Winner of Grand Prix du Conseil des Alpes Maritimes, Prix de Bourgogne, Coupe du Monde de Trot, Prix du Bois de Vincennes, Prix de l’Atlantique, Prix d’Eté, Prix de Washington, second in Prix de l’Union Europeenne, Prix Chambon P. At 8, Winner of Prix de Bourgogne, Prix de l’Union Europeenne, second in Prix de France. At 9, Winner of Prix de France, Prix d’Amerique, Criterium de Vitesse de la Côte d’Azur.

He is a product of Franco-American blood as his pedigree is about 65% French trotter and 35% standardbred, with Star’s Pride represented on the paternal side of both his sire and dam. Meaulnes has been used for many years as a stallion and now stands for a fee of 5,500 euros (300 euros booking fee and 5,200 euros live foal)

MEAULNES DU CORTA 1’10 Classique
Bai • 1,67 m • Né en 2000

Next Sunday is the Prix du Paris in which Prix d’Amerique upset winner Oyonnax is expected to start. Oyonnax is likewise a product of Franco-American breeding as his sire In Love With You is a son of Coktail Jet (Quouky Williams-Armbro Glamour-Super Bowl) from a Speedy Somolli daughter of Nesmile, perhaps one of the greatest producers of FR trotters. His maternal family incorporates Pershing on the sire side and Florestan in the maternal family. Oyonnax also serves at stud for a fee of 3,000 euros.

OYONNAX 1’12a-m Classique
1er au Concours de Modèle 2007

Bai Brun – 1,63 m – Né en 1996


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