Tony Parker’s ‘Episode Five’ came off the basketball court: His skill Mangosteen won the start of the French Triple Crown
French Tony ParkerD., former San Antonio Spurs teammate Manu Ginobili, celebrated “Episode Five” last Sunday. To the traditional four he achieved as a basketball player playing in the NBA, he added another in the role horse racing owner: his horse mangosteen beat from the head in Cock fillies at ParisLongchamp (G1), beginning Triple Crown From his country, two days before the fortieth birthday of the previous number 9.
“I feel amazing. This is like a dream! I never thought that after a little over a year in this world, and investing in it, I would win a race like this. I want to thank our entire team: they worked so hard to make it happen,” Parker said at the end of the race, happy with the victory and calmly walking through the crowd as if he were another present at the racetrack. Some phones and cameras were pointed at him and others were watching him closely with admiration, but it was the opposite. Feeling the usual inconveniences caused by the sports fanaticism of the stars.
“I was as calm as in my playing days, but when I saw I was going to beat Kachet [la favorita] I felt the same adrenaline rush when I won the rings. Some people have horses that are 30 years old and never enjoy a moment like this. I will, for you never know if it will ever happen again,” I photographed who used to live in Texas, saw loose horses daily in the many shacks in the area. “You can see that gave me the desire to participate, because now I am as passionate about the grass as I am. basketball when I was playing it,” he told the agency. France Press agency.
Parker discovered racing thanks to a passionate horse, Valerie Demore, coach of the women’s basketball team Lyon Villeurbanne, the club headed by Tony and its owner. Through him, the former player met the young and successful coach Ludovic Gadben, based in Norte-sur-Edre, and his wife Victoria, who was related to the former goalkeeper through some samples, including best win, the mare with which Parker achieved his first track success, on August 28, 2020 in Clairefontein. Back then, in the midst of a pandemic, Tony watched the competition from his phone.
That afternoon he had a special: It was The first time any of Parker’s horses competed in a jacket he designed himself. The combination of black and white is directly related to the franchise in which he was a star and the premiere of the colors that define his stable couldn’t have been better. On his second appearance, the Best Win triumphed in rain drizzle by five and a half lengths over the same track and distance as a companion when he debuted, in 2,400m of grass in Tourgeville, near Deauville, Normandy region.
Since then he has been opening the match with Infinity Nine Horses, your cabinwho baptized. “We don’t buy horses just to get more. It is the fruit of long thinking. We are looking for horses that can make it to the big races,” the message was when the horses were enlarged. This success in the French Paula de Felice bore his stamp, because the tordella wore his jacket, but the society contained a different group of people compared to the first, which he achieved 20 months earlier. Mangosteen has three other owners, including the Ecurie Des Monceaux and Qatar Racing breeders. And he has another coach, Mikel Delsangels. Furthermore, the current captain of the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship, Monaco Charles Leclercjoined his other horses, Afghanistan, which is in the hands of a different third guardian and has yet to win in five attempts. Not all balls are in the same basket, that’s clear.
The filly, who had won four of her five races and finished third in the remaining race, had already given the ex-basketball player extraordinary joy last October at Chantilly, when she won the 1400m in Misk (G3) for a body and a room on the Txope, owned by… Antoine Griezmann. In view of her progress, she would likely be escorted to the English rapids to defend her titles far from home, including at Ascot, before the very eyes of Queen Elizabeth II.
In this case, the experienced one is a Mangoustine knight, Gerald Moss, 55, 39 on the slopes. Equestrian fans in Argentina remember him for riding the ’60s song when Carlos Pellegrini’s 2016 winner and Latin American 2017 winner was taken to England and finished last against Europe’s best long-distance runners, the jockey is a world-class player who made his mark in the grand prizes not only in his homeland, but also In Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Australia, Canada, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. Parker has as an ally for the following possession.