January 06 2022

Two Deauvillais, stars of the 2021 Galop

At the end of this year of competition, France Galop unveiled its ranking of the men and women, jockeys and trainers of Flat and Jumping horses, who distinguished themselves in 2021 in the Gallop races. Among these personalities who make French races shine, two Deauvillais stand out: trainer Jean-Claude Rouget and jockey Théo Bachelot.

Jean-Claude Rouget, best flat racing trainer 2021

Jean-Claude Rouget is a victory marathoner! He has occupied the first place in the ranking of flat horse trainers by number of victories for 30 years almost without stopping. This is still the case in 2021. The horses he trains with his team won 171 races during the year. During his 43-year career, this coach has won the biggest events in the program and has an impressive record of nearly 6 victories.

After initially settling in Pau, Jean-Claude Rouget returned to his native Normandy in 2018 and had 80 boxes built at the Deauville training center. There he relocated part of his Pau stable, his best horses which run in the most prestigious races in France and abroad. We met him when he moved to Deauville, a decisive choice explained in the video interview below:

The Bronze Whip for the jockey Théo Bachelot

With 161 victories, Théo Bachelot, jockey based in Deauville, climbed for the first time on the podium of the best galloping jockeys of the year 2021. He won the Bronze Whip behind Mickaël Barzalona and Maxime Guyon.

We met him last summer at the Meeting de Deauville Barrière. His video portrait:


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