Since the Nineteen Seventies when he settled on a farm in a hamlet set again from Morlac as a breeder, Georges Lacombe has made a identify for himself in the world of horse racing. His pastime is obstacles. In his stud farm overlooking the bocage, nestled in this city midway between Lignières and Saint-Amand-Montrond, some distinctive horses have been bred.
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There was Fassilado, winner of the cross-country race in Craon (Mayenne) in 2010, ridden by Jonathan Plouganou, topped Cravache d'or three years later, and even Bucéfal, triumphant in 2018 in the Anjou Loire problem at the Lion-d'Angers racecourse (Maine-et-Loire). “But the brother of this one is something else again”, slips, all smiles, Georges Lacombe, stroking in the center of the Tropeureux meadow, a five-year-old horse.
Exupéry of the seed of champion
Exupéry, two years his senior, has the whole lot of the future star of Morlac. Georges Lacombe, greater than 200 victories on the clock as a breeder and proprietor, is conscious of this. So, the breeder of “robust horses”, “always listening to them so that they last”, takes care of his champion. “Exupéry solely ran 14 races, for six victories and 4 locations in the high 5. A horse is respectable. » He pampers him, surrounds him with the finest: « He is skilled and boarded in Royan and is ridden by Clément Lefebvre, one of the finest French jockeys of his technology. »
The Grand Steeplechase of Paris in sight
If Exupéry has already accrued 130,000 euros in racing earnings, Georges Lacombe sees issues even greater for his protege, one of the 45 horses in his breeding. In the viewfinder of the one who can also be vice-president of the Société des programs hippiques de Lignières, Auteuil and the Grand steeplechase of Paris. The most prestigious obstacle course in France, endowed with greater than 800,000 euros.
“Coming from nothing or not much”
“Exupéry may have run it final yr, however the thought is to not skip the levels, particularly since the ground was not heavy sufficient for him, believes its proprietor. For this yr, I consider in it. I don't declare to win the Grand steeplechase, however a place in the first seven, synonymous with allocations at the key, and even in the 5, it could be very good. Exupéry has the potential. »
It could be the best reward for Georges Lacombe, son of a heavy horse coach, “starting from nothing or not much…”