Sunday, September 13

VIDEO: Treve wins the Vermeille

The champion Trêve was returning Sunday in the Qatar Prix Vermeille, in order to prepare her third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which she has already won in 2013 and 2014. The least we can say is that she did more than reassure her supporters. After a beautiful final straight, Trêve won very easily, imposing herself with four and a half lengths in front of the second (Candarliya)… An unmistakable sign: her jockey, Thierry Jarnet had more to do to canalize Trêve’s power than to ask her to go faster!
Thierry Jarnet, immediately after the race, told Equidia: “It is exceptional. It can never be said too often. She is spectacular. In the false straight, she asked me on the bit. I was a lot on my hands, the others had settled. Trêve was waiting for only one thing, the final straight.”
Christiane Head-Maarek, Trêve’s trainer, said: “She is exceptional! She did a canter during the whole race. She won just like she did for her first success in the Arc. She is just like the filly I had at 3 years old. She is better than last year. I have never trained a mare like her, as much at ease and easily adapting herself to any kind of pace. Longchamp is her backyard garden. She loves right-hand rails, the profile of this racecourse slightly downhill. She passes the others in the false straight and flies away. We are on our way to the Arc, but she has not won it yet.  It will be something else. We should not underestimate New Bay, Golden Horn and other foreign horses.”

Group 1 – Flat – Fillies & Mares – 3yos and upwards – 2,400m
(By Motivator and Trévise, by Anabaa)
Owner: Al Shaqab Racing
Breeder: Haras du Quesnay
Trainer: Christiane Head-Maarek (Chantilly, France)
Jockey: Thierry Jarnet

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