THE TEAM

Matthieu VINCENT

Matthieu VINCENT

Training Centre and Racecourse Director

Drives this high-profile venue by constantly improving its efficiency and techniques with the sole aim to offer its users quality tracks regardless of weather conditions, number of horses in training, number of races and events.

Marin LE COUR GRANDMAISON

Marin LE COUR GRANDMAISON

Assistant to the Director

Looks after cross-institutional coordination between the teams. In charge of regularly monitoring the track’s quality and the day-to-day functioning of the training centre. In charge of accommodating and helping new trainers.

Laure DABROWSKI

Laure DABROWSKI

Administration and Accountancy

In charge of budget control, tracking orders and invoices, and the general go-to person for accountancy matters.

Gwenaëlle LE BRETON

Gwenaëlle LE BRETON

Administration – payroll department

In charge of human resources and staff

Violaine BAVILLE

Violaine BAVILLE

Administration

General secretariat, training development, in charge of internal information circulation and communication with trainers.

David JEAUNEAU

David JEAUNEAU

Electrical manager

In charge of the electrical department, sound and video. The go-to person for electronics during big events like the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane Longines.

Olivier STIRNEMANN

Olivier STIRNEMANN

Track security manager

Looks after the smooth functioning of the training grounds and security.
Deals with emergency relief teams when accidents occur on the tracks.
Manages the “horse accounts” on the training grounds.

Jean François COLOMBEL

Jean François COLOMBEL

Track Quality Team Manager

In charge of the team that maintains the quality and state of the sand and fibresand tracks, which are worked over with graders. Also in charge of landscaping during events like the Prix de Diane Longines.

Pascal DUWER

Pascal DUWER

Chantilly racecourse team manager

In charge of installations at Chantilly racecourse. He ensures the installations blend in with the beauty of the area and with the elegance of the event.

Sébastien CERNOIS

Sébastien CERNOIS

Machinery Team Manager

In charge of machinery at Chantilly, including several tractors of various sizes and other pieces of equipment.

Etienne BRICHE

Etienne BRICHE

Manager of the Aigles Team

Passionate about grass management, he looks after the famous Aigles area that covers more than 120 hectares, of which 70 hectares are covered with grass.

David PAUL

David PAUL

Manager of the Maintenance and Watering Team

In charge of major projects like the management and installation of furnaces and the watering of the tracks with drilled water

Jean Luc GACHE

Jean Luc GACHE

Manager of the Lamorlaye-Coye La Forêt Team

A jumps specialist, he heads the team that looks after the many jump tracks and their 86 obstacles in Lamorlaye and Coye La Forêt.

Al Capone II

Al Capone II

Chantilly Mascot for 28 years

Trained by Bernard Sécly, Al Capone II is a champion racehorse who won the Prix la Haye Jousselin seven times in the 1990s. An exceptional racehorse, he became one of the biggest stars of the racing world and is widely considered the best steeplechaser in France. He is spending his well-deserved retirement at the Aigles training centre.

Big Bozzo To Love

Big Bozzo To Love

The racecourse pony of the France Galop racecourses

This seven-year-old Quarter Horse was brought to Chantilly because of his endearing qualities of great manoeuvrability and calmness. As part of surveillance and security, he regularly goes onto the training tracks.