Doumen, Francois

Société d'Entrainement, Le Gué, 61570 Bouce, France

Tel: +33 (0)2 33 67 11 59 (Office)

Fax: +33 (0)2 33 67 82 37 (Office)

Mobile: +33 (0)6 07 42 33 58

No of Horses in Training:

Flat: 60; NH: 30

Best Horses Trained:

Double Bed, Rajpoute, L'Annee Folle, Nupsala, The Fellow, Ucello II, Ubu III, Quel Senor, Algan, Ciel de Brion, Jim and Tonic, Baracouda, First Gold, Innox, Kasbah Bliss, L'Ami

Major Races Won:

Prix Niel Gr 2, Prix de la Cote Normande Gr 2, Hialiah Turf Cup Gr 1, USA, Prix Perth (Gr 3), Prix du Prince d'Orange (Gr 3), 2nd Phoenix Park Champion S Gr 1, 2nd Prix du Jockey Club Gr 1, King George VI Chase (5 times), Grand Steeple Chase de Paris (5 times), 2nd Prix Messidor, Prix Maurice de Gheest (Gr 1), Cheltenham Gold Cup (1st in 1994, 2nd in 1991 & 1992), Woodbine Mile, Toronto, 3rd E P Taylor Stakes, Toronto, Hong Kong Cup (twice), 1st Dubai Duty Free, Prix Gladiateur Longchamp (Gr 2)

Data of First License:


Favourite Racecourse:

Longchamp (France), Hong Kong

Assistant trainers:

Johnathan Fogarty

Jockeys retained:


Riding Career:

Amateur 1956-70. Rode more than 100 winners


Breeding, Training. Polo, skiing and finding new ways of never taking a holiday!

Date of Birth:



24th November 1974 to Elizabeth - 3 sons, Xavier, Thierry & Tristan

Other Details:

Two training yards: main yard (lower training fees) in beautiful Normandy, 2nd satellite yard in Chantilly (30 horses)

Type of Trainer:

Professional Trainer