Saturday, 14 July 2012
: Ecurie Wildenstein will again have horses in training in Britain after it was announced that Sir Henry Cecil and Luca Cumani will receive horses from the leading owners.
Among those transferred are this year's G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine and G1 Prix de Diane runner-up Beauty Parlour.
She has been switched from Elie Lellouche in France to Cecil.
Cumani's stable has received a dozen unraced juveniles from the established leading French-based owner-breeders.
"The Wildenstein Stable has made the decision to send 14 of its 85 horses to be trained in the United Kingdom, of which two fillies will go to Sir Henry Cecil and 12 2-year-olds to Luca Cumani,” said a statement released by the stable.
"Considering its ambitions and following the example of other major French stables, the Wildenstein stable in fact wanted to give itself a more international calibre.
“Amongst the horses which represent the blue silks in the United Kingdom is Beauty Parlour, who will be trained by Sir Henry Cecil because of the long history that unites this stable with this trainer.
“The Wildenstein stable will keep its other horses in France where they will remain with their respective trainers."
Cecil, who last saddled a Wildenstein-owned winner in 2001 when Rolly Polly captured the G3 Fred Darling Stakes, was responsible for the training of some of the operation's most illustrious names in Buckskin, Hello Gorgeous and Simply Great.
Cumani was thrilled by the news that his Bedford House Stables had received the draft of 12 juveniles.
“We are very honoured to be associated with such a prestigious racing family who, over so many years,
have enjoyed great success all over the world with All Along, Allez France, Sagace, Peintre Celebre, and more recently Vallee Enchantee, Westerner and Bright Sky,” Cumani said.
“This has injected a great deal of excitement throughout the team at Bedford House, and we are all very much looking forward to the day these beautifully bred horses will make their debuts on the racecourse."