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Master Minded - Ascot 22.01.11

Master Minded and Long Run were bred by the same French team  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (  

Master Minded victory a huge success for breeders

IT's not so much that Marie-Christine and Benoit Gabeur are the breeders of both King George and Victor Chandler Chase winners Long Run and Master Minded, it is that they have achieved that feat from a broodmare band that is never more than four mares.

Both vets by trade, the Gabeurs have become notable for updating and pruning their broodmare band with as much regularity as they are successful. The philosphy is to breed high-class jumpers from Flat orienated families.

Based between Rennes and Le Mans, they have also bred Critere, winer of 21 races for Guillaume Macaire.





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