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CRYSTAL CUP CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE 2014

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Pau   02 February - Pau - France €70,000
 
Fontainebleau   02 April - Fontainebleau - France €40,000
 
Punchestown   01 May - Punchestown - Ireland €30,000
 
Lion D   29 May - Lion D'Angers - France €112,000
 
Waregem   02 September - Waregem - Belgium €100,000
 
Craon   07 September - Craon - France €75,000
 
Merano   27 September - Merano - Italy €40,000
 
Pardubice   12 October - Pardubice - Czech Republic €178,000
 
Compiegne   15 November - Compiegne - France €40,000
 
Cheltenham   12 December - Cheltenham - England €48,000

Total:    733,000 Euros


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Crystal Cup



Cheltenham Racecourse Photo Gallery

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Patrice Quinton wins 2014 Crystal Cup

Patrice Quinton and Ecurie Des Dunes win the 2014 Crystal Cup series.


Crystal Cup presentation at Cheltenham Racecourse

Any Currency, trained by Martin Keighley and ridden by Aidan Coleman, won the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse, the final race in the 2014 Crystal Cup series.

Quantitativeeasing, trained by Enda Bolger, finished 2nd; Carruthers finished 3rd and Pasquini Rouge finished 4th.

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The 2015 Crystal Cup series begins in Pau on February 1st




The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase


15 horses are entered for the £35,000 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham (2.40pm GMT), one of the feature races on day one of The International, Friday, December 12.


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 Entries include French challenger Pasquini Rouge (Patrice Quinton FR) who could make a second consecutive appearance at The International, having finished third in this race 12 months ago.


 The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase is the final race of the Crystal Cup series for 2014 and presentations to the winning owner, trainer, jockey and horse of the 10-race Cross Country series will be made after the race.





 Crystal Cup 2013 Presentation 



2013 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase



2013 Winner - Sire Collonges 




Results of the Grand Steeple Chase Cross Country De Compiegne

Star D'Estruval, trained by Christo Aubert and ridden by Ludovic Philipperon, won the Grand Steeple Chase Cross Country De Compiegne.



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1st - Star D'Estruval - Christo Aubert, Rob Collet, Ludovic Philipperon
2nd - Quick Baby - Jerome Follain, Jerome Follain, Anthony Thierry
3rd - Saying Again - G Cherel, Mme O Roffi-Urano, Alain De Chitray
4th - Disco D'Authie - G Cherel, Guy Cherel, Clement Lefebvre
5th - Kapville - E Leenders, Comte A-Audoin Maggiar, Wilfrid Denuault









GRAND STEEPLE CHASE-CROSS-COUNTRY DE COMPIEGNE


15 horses declared for the Grand Steeple Chase Cross Country De Compiegne
Race time - 3.25pm Local







Maljimar & Sarika- 2013




Orphee Des Blins wins the Velka Pardubicka

Orphee Des Blins, trained by Greg Wroblewski and ridden by Jan Faltejsek, won the Velka Pardubicka for the third year in succession.



 Orphee Des Blins and Al Jaz



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Orphee Des Blins



Velka Pardubicka Presentation





Velka Pardubicka

22 horses are entered to run in the Velka Pardubicka on Sunday, 12 October, including 2012 & 2013 winner Orphee Des Blins


Orphee Des Blins & Jan Faltejsek

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Race starts at 16.35 Local Time





2013 Velka Pardubicka





PREMIO DELLE NAZIONI - MEMORIAL MARCO ROCCA



 

Ara Gold, trained by Paolo Favero and ridden by Josef Bartos, wins the Premio Delle Nazioni - Memorial Marco Rocca




Arman, trained by Josef Vana, finished 2nd


 Results with Owner, Trainer and Jockey

1st - Ara Gold - P Favero, P Favero, J Bartos
2nd - Arman - Stall Grimminger, J Vana Sr, J Vana Jnr
3rd - Valsugana - SC. Ostanel SRL, E Ostanel, C Chan
4th - Lost Steps - Ecurie Des Dunes, P Quinton, H Terrien
5th - Monjoliano - P Favero, P Favero, D Pastuszka


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Paolo Favero, J Bartos & D Pastuszka


Patrice Quinton & H Terrien


PREMIO DELLE NAZIONI - MEMORIAL MARCO ROCCA


The next race in the Crystal Cup series is the 
PREMIO DELLE NAZIONI - MEMORIAL MARCO ROCCA
at Merano on 27 September

€30,000
5-y-o+ 3m 6f

Entries close Thursday 18th September by 11.00am BST

Forfeit by 5.00pm BST Wednesday, 24th September

Declare by 8.30am BST Friday 25th September

All English and Irish entries should be made to James Fry
at The International Racing Bureau 0044 1638 668881

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Merano Racecourse

Lutin Des Bordes - winner in 2010 & 2011


Balthazar is the King of Craon

Balthazar King, trained by Philip Hobbs and ridden by Richard Johnson, won the Grand Cross Country de Craon for the second successive year.



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Results with jockey, trainer and owners
1st - Balthazar King - Richard Johnson, Philip Hobbs, The Brushmakers
2nd - Kapville - Wilfrid Denuault, E Leenders, Comte AA. Maggiar
3rd - Posilox - Olivier Jouin, W Menuet, M Darchy
4th - Sergent Collins - Alban Desvaux, Gil Chaignon, Gil Chaignon
5th - Tornado De Kerser - Thomas Beaurain, P Quinton, Ecurie Des Dunes
6th - Pasquini Rouge - Jordan Duchene, P Quinton, Ecurie Des Dunes









Balthazar Kind & Richard Johnson



Balthazar Kings Owners



The presentation




Grand Cross Country De Craon


12 horses declared for the Grand Cross Country De Craon, including last year's winner Balthazar King.

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Balthazar King & Richard Johnson




Royal Fou wins the ING Grand Steeple Chase of Flanders


Royal Fou, trained by Patrice Quinton and ridden by Jordan Duchene, led home a 1-2-3 for the stable in the ING Grand Steeple Chase of Flanders.

It was a fourth consecutive win for Quinton in the race which was the fifth race in the  Crystal Cup cross country series.



ING Grand Steeple Chase of Flanders



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Results - Trainer, Jockey, Owner
1st - Royal Fou - Patrice Quinton, J Duchene, Ecurie Des Dune
2nd - Taupin Rochelais - Patrice Quinton, Th Beaurain, Ecurie Des Dune
3rd - Martalin - Patrice Quinton, J Zuliani, Ecurie Des Dune
4th - Marley Roca - F Caenepeel, D Ulinski, F Caenepeel
5th - Arnulf - S Foucher, D Delalande, J. P Vanden Heede
6th Reveur Du Grandval - X. L Le Stang, K Dubourg, O Lindon Vander













Water Jump



Winning connections



Patrice Quinton & Alain Peltier



Patrice Quinton & Jordan Duchene





ING GRAND STEEPLE CHASE OF FLANDERS


Nine horses are entered for the ING Grand Steeple Chase Of Flanders
at Waregem on Tuesday 2 September 2014, including 2013 winner Martalin, trained by Patrice Quinton.

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Patrice Quinton and Jerome Zuliani










Waregem Water Jump




GRAND CROSS-COUNTRY DE CRAON

7TH SEPTEMBER 
 GRAND CROSS-COUNTRY DE CRAON
€36,000 €18,000 €10,500 €7,125 €3,375

3m 6f    For 5-y-o+    Weights: 68.0kgs

Entries close: Friday 29th August by 9.30am BST
Forfeit: Wednesday 3rd September by 10.30am BST
Declare: Thursday 4th September by 10.30am BST
Cancel: Friday 5th September by 9.30am BST



 2013 winner Balthazar King



Richard Johnson & Balthazar King



ING GRAND STEEPLE CHASE OF FLANDERS

4600M (2 MILES – 7 FURLONGS)

(€ 100,000) € 50,000 €20,000 €12,500 €7,500 €5000 €3000 €2000

For 6 years old and upwards who have won a steeple chase, a point-to-point or a cross, and were placed in the first five of a steeple chase, a point-to-point or a cross since 1/07/13.

Minimum weight: 62kg. No claims are allowed to the riders.

Entries for all races to close: Tuesday, August 12th by 11am
Publication of weight: Friday, August 22nd
Declaration of forfeit: Monday, August 25th by 11am
Starters: Wednesday, August 27th by 11am

All English and Irish entries should be made to James Fry
at The International Racing Bureau 0044 1638 668881





Winners in 2013
Martalin, Patrice Quinton & Jerome Zuliani


Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge Photo Gallery


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Balthazar King and Richard Johnson


Jacks Island and Gerard Fox


Sarika and Alain de Chitray








Romain Julliot


Richard Johnson, Gerard Fox & James Reveley


Richard Johnson


Town Parade






Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge

Posilox, trained by W Menuet and ridden by Romain Julliot, win the Prix Anjou Loire Challenge at Lion D'Angers



Phakos finished 2nd, Kapville 3rd, Shalimar Fromentro 4th and Jacks Island 5th

Results of the Prix Anjou Loire Challenge










Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge

13 declared for the Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge

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18 horses have been entered for the Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge at Le Lion D'Angers, the next race in the Crystal Cup Challenge.

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Winners in 2013 Toutancarmont and Jonathan Plouganou

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Le Lion D'Angers 2013




News for upcoming races in the Crystal Cup series

Entries for the Velka Pardubicka (8th leg of the Crystal Cup), due to be run on Sunday 12th October, close this Wednesday 14th May. All English and Irish entries should be made to James Fry at The International Racing Bureau 0044 1638 668881

Entries for the Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge at Lion d'Angers, due to be run on Thursday, 29th May close on Wednesday 21st May. Please contact James Fry to register horses to run in France by Monday 12th May.

€112,000
 (1st 50,400   2nd 26,640  3rd 14,560  4th 10,080  5th 5,600  6th 3,920  7th 2,800)

For 6-y-o+   that have finished in the first three of a steeplechase with a total prize of 20,000 since 1st September 2012                  

4m 4.5f (7800m)

Weights:              68.0kgs (10st 10lb) 

Entries close on Wednesday 21st May by 9.30am BST

Forfeit:                 Saturday 24th May by 10.30am BST

Declare:               Monday 26th May by 10.30am BST

Cancel:                 Tuesday 27th May by 9.30am BST





Velka Pardubicka 2013




Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge 2013


Punchestown photo gallery







Jacks Island and Ger Fox




























Jacks Island wins the Crystal Cup race at Punchestown

Jacks Island, trained by John Kenny and ridden by leading conditional jockey Ger Fox, won The Avon Ri Corporate & Leisure resort Cross Country Steeplechase for the La Touche Cup at Punchestown.

The victory was the first for the 11 year old in over three years.



2nd Keep on Track, (Enda Bolger/Mr B M Lineham), 3rd Uncle Junior (Willie Mullins/Mr P W Mullins), 4th Quantitativeeasing (Enda Bolger/Nina Carberry)

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The La Touche Cup at Punchestown


19 horses have been declared for The Avon Ri Corporate & Leisure resort Cross Country Steeplechase for the La Touche Cup, the third race in the 2014 Crystal Cup series

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The race goes off at 4:50pm local time


Connections with 2013 winner Big Shu












Punchestown Festival








Results of the Grand Steeple-Chase Cross Country de Fontainebleau

Toutancarmont, trained by Isabelle Pacault, wins the Grand Steeple-Chase Cross Country de Fontainebleau for the second year in a row.

Temoin Du Calif, also trained by Mme Pacault, was second and Kapville finished third.

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Results with horse, Owner, Trainer and Jockey
1st - Toutancarmont - Mme P Papot/Ecurie Mirande, Isabelle Pacault, J Plouganou
2nd - Temion Du Calif - Ecurie Mirande, Isabelle Pacault, Marc Lamazou-Laresse
3rd - Kapville - Comte Antoine-Audion Maggiar, E Leenders, Wilfrid Denuault
4th - Tapioca - Jerome Follain, Jerome Follaine, Anthony Thierry
5th - Quick Gold - Claude Herman, E Leray, Stephane Paillard
6th - Quercy Du Manoir - Jean-Paul Gasnier, JP Gasnier, Angelo Gasnier







Toutancarmont & Jonathan Plouganou


Grand Steeple-Chase Cross Country de Fontainebleau


Nine horses are entered for the Grand Steeple-Chase Cross Country de Fontainebleau

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The 2013 winners










GRAND STEEPLE-CHASE CROSS-COUNTRY DE FONTAINEBLEAU

2ND APRIL              3m 6f (6,000m)                 6-y-o+

€19,200      €9,600      €5,600      €3,800      €1,800

Weights: 66.0kg (10st 6lb)

Penalties:
1kg for every €6,000 won in steeplechases (win & place) in 2014
1kg for every €12,000 won in steeplechases (win & place) in 2013
Up to a maximum of 6kg

Entries close: Tuesday 25th March by 10.30am (French Time)
Forfeit: Friday, 28th March by 10.30am GMT
Declare: Saturday, 29th March by 10.30am GMT
Cancel: Monday 31st March by 9.30am BST

Toutancarmont & J Plouganou



Grand Cross De Pau Reverdy Photo Gallery


























Sulon wins the Grand Cross De Pau Reverdy

Sulon, trained by Patrice Quinton, wins the first race in the 2014 Crystal Cup series



The eight-year-old, owned by Mme Patrick Papot was ridden by Jerome Zuliani. 
Four time winner of the race Malberaux was 2nd and Touco 3rd

Results of the Grand Cross De Pau Reverdy
1st - Sulon - Mme Patrick Papot, Patrice Quinton, Jerome Zuliani
2nd - Malberaux - Michel Pigaut, P Cottin, David Cottin
3rd - Touco - C&Y Lerner, PH Peltier, Bertrand Lestrade
4th - Toutancarmont - Mme P Papot/EC Mirande, Mme I Pacault, J Plouganou
5th - Uroquois - Mme Magalen Bryant, P Cottin, Bertrand Bourez







Winners of the 
Grand Cross De Pau 


2014 Crystal Cup

Pau stages the first race in the 2014 Crystal Cup on Sunday, February 2nd

Declarations for the Prix Gaston De Bataille

Race time is 16.25 local

PRIX GASTON DE BATAILLE 
GRAND CROSS COUNTRY DE PAU - REVERDY 

For 6-y-o+ that have received 12,000 Euros
(Win and place in steeplechases/cross-country races)

3m 7.5f (6200m)

£28,000             £14,000       £8,167     £5,542     £2,625

€33,600             €16,800       €9,800      €6,650     €3,150

 Entries close by 9.30am GMT 24th January 

Forfeit:                 Wednesday 29th January by 10.30am GMT

Declare:               Thursday 30th January by 10.30am GMT

Cancel:                 Friday 31st January by 9.30am GMT 

In order to race in France a trainer must be registered with France Galop which is an annual registration and all horses must be on the France Galop database eight working days prior to engagement.

 Anyone wishing to enter and needs to register should contact Trainer’s Services at the International Racing Bureau immediately on 01638 668881.






2013 winners
Reste Demohaison & Nathalie Desoutter