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Patrick Biancone

Trainer

• Born June 7, 1952 in Mont de Mars, France. • Third generation horseman. • Biancone was an accomplished rider on the flat and over jumps before switching to training. • Worked as an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer LeRoy Jolley from 1973 – 1974. • Returned to France to open his own stable in 1975, and saddled his first winner that May at Le Toquet with Kalium. • Biancone has achieved success on three continents- Asia, Europe, and North America. • Biancone’s best finisher in the Kentucky Derby is a second-place finish with Lion Heart in 2004 • He was influential in developing the career of Julien Leparoux, who in 2009 won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey. Leparoux worked as exercise rider for three years for Biancone’s stable. • Noteworthy horses: Lion Heart, Asi Siempre, Whywhywhy, Baroness Thatcher, Lady of Venice, Nownownow, Arosa, and Cosmonaut

Diamond 100 Racing Club LLC, Mrs. Susan Magnier & Robert Trussel

Owner

Susan Magnier is the daughter of the legendary Irish trainer Vincent O'Brien, who won 42 classic races in Europe during his career. Her husband, John Magnier, is the managing partner of Coolmore Stud, the world's largest breeding operation, which is based in Ireland.  Robert Trussel, former CEO of Tempur-Pedic International Inc, continues to serve as a board member while also taking part in several horse racing partnerships.

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