Yves Plantin has left us

Races / 12.07.2022

Born in 1938 in Paris, Yves Plantin studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After two years in the French Navy, he wrote and directed two short films about Art Nouveau architecture and Bugatti cars, which earned him a Golden Lion in Venice. Art dealer in Paris for twenty years, specializing in 1890-1930, he has sold to private and public collections such as NY Urban Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Mesnil Houston Foundation, Paris Museum, and many French and European museums. Yves Plantin was named a Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature by the Minister of Culture in 1996. His story with horses began in the early 80s, when he moved to the Ginals to breed horses. His purebred Arab. sisiniushis first Arabian racehorse in 1987, defeated lying quietly twice. Yves Plantin has Polish, Russian and French mares as the foundation hen. Among the horses he raised or owned, the name of Whalid Al Dunixi (best “FR” 3 years old), Verlino, Dizzy, Olive green, Vercors, Supper, Nouillaugratin (“FR” best 3 years old), Verlize, Verdant (winner at Chantilly), Nougat, Fast amine (best 3-year-old FR baby), djiin, Quazar (winner at Deauville and Newmarket), Vitella (winner at Newmarket and Breeders Cup Classic), Vire Volte, Simbad (winner at Deauville), Spleen (the best 3-year-old “FR” movie of 2009), Spaghetti (Snoopi x Dunici Nouillaugratin), Skoop, Rock… And among his stallions, the name of Njewman (Djourman x Saint Laurent’s Nefta), Snoopi (Akbar x Dormane’s Speed).

A special journey

His journey is special. Yves Plantin was chairman of the Ecaho Race Committee from 1994 to 1998, founder and first president of Ifahr from 1999 to 2002, member of the Ifahr Executive Committee from 2002 to 2007, and also during Afac’s presidency, more recently (2011-2018).

In 2011, Yves Plantin became vice president and secretary of Afac, then he served as president the same year until 2018, vice president until 2021 and finally honorary president in 2022. From his time on the ECAHO Racing Commission and the founding of Ifahr, his passion for the Arabian thoroughbred and his goals have remained unchanged.

He fought tirelessly for the harmony of rules and regulations, for the development of professional Arab racing in most countries, but also for the independence of the Jockey Clubs. Arab nations in specific decisions regarding their race.

Enhancing racing, international competition, the exchange of horses and information between countries are also part of its success.

One of the longest battles of time, with many failures but also successes, will remain the fight to preserve the integrity of the race through proper rules regarding the acceptance of Arabian horses. Purebred Arab participates in horse racing.

Axelle Negre de Watrigant wants to pay him this tribute: ” Mr. Plantin, with whom I had the opportunity to share my time in the Afac office, is a goldmine of information and experience. He is honest, friendly, extremely active, very cultured and always passionate. Moreover, with this passion, he devoted his life and to young people, his knowledge and knowledge.

We formed an original but effective pair! ยป

AFAC would like to send our sincerest condolences to all his family and loved ones.


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