Antoine De Watrigant has been training horses from his base in the Southwest of France for over 10 years.
The horse that has propelled him into the international limelight, Gailo Chop, made his first winning start nearly two years to the day before his victory in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes run on the 31st October at Flemington Racecourse.
The route to Australia has also taken in races in North America ( the Grade 1 Belmont Derby) and the Group 1 Prince of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot this year.
Originally running under the colours of owner/breeder Alain Chopard, Gailo Chop attracted the attention of OTI racing supremo Terry Henderson, who always has his eye on suitable European horses for the Spring carnival.
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