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01st June 2010

Hi friends,

We had a lot of good horses running last saturday, and the fact that we ended up with only one winner is a clear indication that competition is getting tougher and tougher, but as they say, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going, and we are ready for the battle.

In race 1 Sputnik was in with a chance after his last good run, but circumstances clearly did not favour him, he was stuck behind another horse that was giving too much ground on the leaders, and shane had no other option than to ask him for an early effort not to loose contact with the leaders, which he paid in the hand, he still stayed on for third, and you never know, there might just be a win for him until the end of the season.

In race 3, Capriole clearly showed to us that the 1600m was the end of the world for him, we will now race him on shorter trips, and he should improve.
Shutterfly was once again beaten on the post, this time arriving too late to nab tuff stuff who ran an amazing race to win, to the great despair of the rousset family, keep the head up lads, his first win is coming soon!

Sergeant Major confirmed his last win by better a much better field this time, easily accounting for steadily backed I'll be Back, the horse was more relaxed this time, and is improving, there should be other wins to come from him before the end of the season.

Romp in the Forum ran his usual game effort in the 6th, running second for the second time this year: he is always trying his best, and has got the perfect attitude as a racehorse, although age is catching up now: a pride for his owners!

Pardon Me Boy ran a cracker in the seventh despite being unsuited by circumstances: a somehow choppy track was not the best for him, and a very fast pace to the race clearly favoured teamog who normally has a tendancy to hang and who this time settled beautifully close to the lead: it was not possible to catch up completely this time around, but we will look forward to their next encounter, and hopefully we can turn the tables on him!

In the last, Guns of Navarone ran a very much improved race, despite a track which was not really to his convenience, after a very disappointing first run in the mud, we now know where we are with him, and are expecting further progress, in his future runs.

This week we have a weaker card, but will still have decent runners, with the likes of short corner, silver brook and others, let's wait and hope for good draws!

See you next week

Warm regards

G Rousset

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04th May 2010

Heavy rain on saturday and sunday morning ensured the card was even more difficult to analyse than usual for the 6th meeting, and results are to be taken cautiously in anlaysis of races to come on a dry track.

On our side, part of the excitement of the day was washed out, it is already difficult to judge newcomers on their first outing, but you always expect them to show indications that you can use for the future, but on a wet track, I would say it is one outing for nothing, and we must go back to the draw board: guns of navarone looked pretty composed in the ring, and behave pretty well on the track, but dropped the bit from the 600, it was discovered afterwards that he lost both front shoes in running, which is probably the reason why he took no interest in the last part of the race.

Pride of Prussia only ran twice before, he also behaved very well in the ring, and jumped well, but then pulled very hard and disappeared of the race. He obviously needs a few races to learn his trade, as he seemed completely lost and did not know what to do but we have all the time in the world for him.

In the last, cocktail parade ran a decent race for a first time. He also pulled hard at the beginning of the race and shane took the option to let him stride which is probably a good thing for the future, as he enjoyed his run from then on, but evenually got tired in the end. He has shown a nice stride and should have his say in this class.

But I did mention that part of the excitement was washed out, and not all. We also had Pardon Me Boy running, and were very confident in his chances until it started to rain, and we had anxious moments before the race. It is always additional pressure to have a strong favourite in a race, even more so when you know he will suffer adverse conditions. Fortunalety everything went on well, and the horse duly won, showing by the way that he has improved has a horse during off season, he got stronger in his body and head, and he seems now to be able to handle situations he could not last year, let us hope that he keeps on improving, and congratulations to the owners! ....and well done to Shane who managed to get the horse handle the track, despite worries about him being a bad performer on a similar track.

We also had Capriole running in the second. He had shown in his first race that he needed the run badly, and he logically improved on this run, finishing very close from the winner, we can expect him to visit the winner's enclosure soon in this class.

Warm regards

G Rousset

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27th April 2010

The fifth meeting was good to us, with one winner and four seconds out of six runners, which can be considered as a good performance at this stage of the season. I feel we are getting from strength to strength and the time where we wiIl get greater reward for the work done can't be far now. Horses normally progress gradually, and I always tend to think that a place getter today is a potential winner for tomorrow.

In the first race Shutterlfy ran a very good race from a bad draw, this horse is very young and has a few things to learn, but has shown ability and can only improve in his future outings.

Red Indian bounced back from a tough race last time out to justify his odds in the second, under a patient ride from Shane, who did not miss the opportunity to have his first win of the season, his confidence can only go up from now on.....and its only the begining. Well done Shane.

Wave Dancer confirmed his first good race, and was beaten only by a much better horse - let us hope that this year he keeps it up for the rest of the season.

Captain's Knock was having his first run after a six months break, and as usual, ran a cracker, only to be denied a win by a very promising horse in Space Captain, which was very well ridden by Preetam. I congratulate him for his very good ride, his move at the five hundred metre mark and decision to cut on the inside in the last turn made it difficult for us to catch up. We are nonetheless very happy with the run of Captain's Knock, and I am sure he will improve on that one. We also witnessed Shane back to his best. An impeccable ride.

Terry produced his usual bold effort in the next one, but could nothing against the very well bred Sea of Galilee who obviously won with a lot in hand: keep an eye on this one for the future!

And in the last, Steel of Approval did what he could against strong opposition, he was taken on from the start, and failed to kick on in the straight. Hopefully he can improve further after this run in the right class.

Warm regards

G Rousset

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23rd April 2010

Arnaud Rousset, co-propriétaire de Pride of Prussia, a convolé en justes noces avec Natasha le 9 avril 2010. Après une belle fête qui s’est tenue à Casela, les nouveaux mariés se sont envolés pour l’Indonesie, plus précisemment à Bali pour leur lune de miel. Ils seront de retour pour la grande première de leur cheval samedi prochain.

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3. Rencontre de "CHEFS" à Paris

22 Avril 2010

Priscille, co-propriétaire de Shutterfly et gérante de La Potinière et Christian Constant, gérant et cuisto d'un "3 Etoiles Michelin" (membre du jury de l' émission TV Top Chef) qui étaient au Salon de la Gastronomie à Paris en Mars 2010, ont eu l'honneur de dîner ensemble au Resto Le Violon d'Ingres.

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17th April 2010

Gilbert and his assistant Soodesh, unveiling his new website to the Stable Members on Saturday the 17th of April 2010.

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Dear Members,

16th April 2010

Below is an update after the third race meeting. We broke the jinx finally on Saturday the 10th of April 2010 with Wave Dancer - which is most welcomed and I would like to thank the team around me, specially my assistant trainer, Soodesh for the commendable job achieved till now, and Preetam Daby.

As you have probably noticed in the press and also in all my pre-race briefs, and I expect a more positive result going forward.

Having said so, we had 15 starts since the beginning of the season, and 11 of them ran into the money (15 starts, 1 win and 10 places) with the stable now ranked 5th with a total stake money of Rs 453,000.

Hence 73% of the time we ran in the money - which is a very good start - albeit I still believe we were unlucky in some races and should have scored 3-4 winners already......but this is racing and we can only take the positive side of things and jump better next time.

Some newcomers will be racing soon and we can only grow stronger as the season progresses. I am very happy with the performance of all the horses that ran to date. They have shown signs of potential and they can only improve from their respective runs.

G Rousset


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