Rossi prepares to bid farewell to Tiger Tanaka

There will be an emotional occasion on November 30 for young French coach Charley Rossi, whose first star Tiger Tanaka was one of the jewels to go through the ring at the Tattersalls December Mare Sale.

Member of a rising family dynasty, spawned by brother Cedric Sealway To win the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1), Charley Rossi bet his own claim a year ago by finishing Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac-Criterium des Pouliches (G1) with his daughter Clodovil .

Tiger Tanaka rose from the corporate basement claiming to win the Prix Francois Boutin (G3) for the first time in 2020 and then the major minors event over the Arc weekend, with opponents Rossi’s partner Jessica Marcialis became the first female driver to win Group 1 in France. The player has been given a classic preparation but has not appeared since running at the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (G1) in May.

“It’s a strange feeling, but I’m going to be patient in the ring,” said Rossi, who is spending a few days at Newmarket. “If the price is good, that’s okay, if not, go home to breed, hopefully I can train the baby.”

Tiger Tanaka (J. Marcialis) won Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac Criterium Des Pouliches Gr.1 at ParisLongchamp, Paris October 4, 2020, photo: Zuzanna Lupa
Photo: Zuzanna Lupa Photography

Tiger Tanaka wins the Prix Marcel Boussac 2020 in Paris

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“She’s had a beautiful season, she had a leg problem at the beginning of the year and it’s over for her, but she deserves the respect.

“She was the first horse that helped me win group 1, it was amazing. An emotional but very important moment for me and my wife.”

Rossi found Tiger Tanaka after she won the right to claim Marc Pimbonnet in Lyon in June, and she retired as a winner of almost €250,000.

The chubby girl, bred by Kellsgrange Stud and first bought by Pascale Menard for 6,500 euros ($7,164) at the Tattersalls Ireland event in September 2019 is being offered by her next owner. is Miguel Castro Megias through the operation of Rossis’ Haras de la Cour Blanche. like Lot 1822.

“When I bought her in a claimant, I saw a bit of potential but after that, she changed a lot,” he recalls. “I’m back in another claim race because the owner hasn’t won a race in a long time, but then I knew she could win a good race. I don’t think she’s going to be one. great horse, but she showed me she’s a very nice girl.

“The owner is very happy with her but it’s the game, you need to earn money to continue.” Rossi prepares to bid farewell to Tiger Tanaka

John Verrall

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