Born April 16, 1971 in Le Mans, Jean-Michel Bazire celebrates his 50th birthday this Friday. Nicknamed the Zidane du Trot, Jean-Michel Bazire is a phenomenon with a superb monitor report.
Coming from the seraglio (his father Michel was a coach), Jean-Michel Bazire studied at the AFASEC college in Graignes and received the first race of his profession in August 1987. 34 years later, he has totaled greater than 6,400 successes as as a pilot and over 3,500 successes as a coach. He was topped 20 instances Sulky d’Or (title rewarding the driver having achieved the most success in a single 12 months) in 1998 then from 2000 to 2018. He can be the report holder for the variety of victories in a single 12 months in France at harnessed trot with 339 models in 2006.
Four coronations in the Prix d’Amérique
During his profession, he received the most lovely French races together with the Prix d’Amérique 4 instances with Moni Maker (1999), Kesaco Phedo (2004), Up and Quick (2015) and Bélina Josselyn (2019). He additionally shone overseas in famend occasions resembling the Elitloppet in Sweden (two successes) and the Naples Lottery in Italy (three successes). Jean-Michel Bazire can be a miracle then he suffered a stroke in July 2012 on the Hippodrome d’Enghien as soon as the end publish crossed whereas he was on the sulky of his boarder Quoumba de Guez. One factor is definite, at 50 years outdated, Jean-Michel Bazire marked the historical past of horse racing and has not completed profitable in addition to a driver as a coach.