Equality France Prize (2nd place): Sluzewiec has a gap

Races / July 26, 2022

Dax, Tuesday

For his last outing, the representative of the barn Serge Stempniak and the barn La Boétie, Sluzewiec (Invincible Spirit), won the Prix des Jeuxdis, a claim event scheduled at Longchamp. On Tuesday, he moved up into the category in the Prix Equality France (2nd place) but seemed to spot a resistance within his grasp. Residents of Jean-Claude Rouget give the occasion a fourth victory, and this by a certain favorable margin. In a very fast-paced race, Sluzewiec was placed penultimate and a bit overwhelming. And in turn, Jean-Bernard Eyquem was able to bring it closer by following the path of the rope. Thanks to the bracelet alone, Sluzewiec was able to gradually achieve Corcovado (Kheleyf) before passing he was pretty sure to win in two and a half minutes. More than half the length, Pearl’s Angel (Dark Angel) completed the podium.

An easy run

After Sluzewiec’s victory, Jean-Bernard Eyquem said: “I am glad the horse is not struggling. I didn’t whip him. They are luxurious horses that put their hearts on the track. When we can avoid using the stick, I love it! For some, they have absolutely no idea why they are there and therefore need encouragement, congratulations and thanks. It is because of them that we are here, we must take care of them. Back to the race, we went really fast. I found myself a little overwhelmed for a moment but my partner finished very well after that…”

Rotina’s grandson

Bred by Haras de Montaigu, Sluzewiec was introduced at the Arqana selection sale, where he was purchased by Jean-Claude Rouget for €55,000. He is the son of the National stallion of Ireland Invincible spirit (Green Desert) and Cause Proxima (Kendor), the race winner in 3rd and 3rd place in the Prix La Sorellina (L). Sluzewiec is the seventh pony from his dam and the third winner after, among others, marmogah (Invincible Spirit), winner of two races at Cagnes-sur-Mer, over 1,300m and one race at Maisons-Laffitte over 1,200m before being exported to Qatar. Causa Proxima also has a desire by Toronado (High Chaparral), purchased by Larissa Kneip for €35,000 at the 2021 breeding sale.

second mother, Rotina (Crystal Glitters), is one of the great incubators of Haras de Montaigu. She is the mother of Beautiful and famous (Famous painter), winner of the Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1), of Bilberry (Starborough), Premio winner Lydia Tesio (Gr2, 2,000m) and Prix Jean Romanet (Gr2, at the time), steed Complaint to Master (Starborough), winner of twelve races in the Nordic countries and notably second in the Rheinland-Pokal (Gr1, 2,400m),Ysoldina (Kendor), third at the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (Gr1) and the dam of Derby d’Epsom winners (Gr1, 2,400m) Wings of Eagles (For me) and Gyrella (Oasis dream), in turn gave Baby Rider(Gleneagles), the winner of the Prix Greffulhe (Gr2).


Green Desert

Overseas courier

Invincible spirit







Beautiful patron

Cause Proxima

sparkling crystal




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