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Over and out for Pride Despite Reliable Man’s Jockey-Club success for Pride Racing, a disillusioned Sven Hanson is not planning to set up a second venture, citing French bureaucracy and a lack of interest from France Galop as reasons. Jocelyn de Moubray finds out more

four three-year-old colts who belong to the Pride Racing Club. Reliable Man and the others, who include the promising winners Toss The Dice and Supreme Wisdom, are not leased to the club, rather they belong to it and each shareholder is entitled not only to 1/40 of all prize-money and owner’s premiums won, but also to their share of the capital value of the horses. By mid-July this year the Pride Racing Club had already won nearly Є1,500,000, more than

enough to cover the one-off payment made for each share, which included all costs as well as the initial capital investment. The shareholders of the Pride Racing Club are all going to make a substantial profit, will have plenty more big days at the races as well as having enjoyed the first Sunday in June in Chantilly, which some proclaimed as “the happiest day” of their life. Aside from his owners, Reliable Man is also a remarkable Classic winner as he did not race

at two and the Jockey-Club was only the third race of his career which had started less than two months earlier with an easy win over 1m2f at Saint-Cloud. “He was ready to run in the autumn as a two-year-old,” Hanson remembers, “but he coughed and then the freeze came. After his first race Alain [de Royer-Dupré, the horse’s trainer] knew the Jockey-Club was the plan but then he had liked Reliable Man from the moment he first saw the colt. We have a

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