Gérard Olivier is known as the white wolf in the stables of Vincennes. After the victory of his new nugget, Juninho Dry, in the Prix Timoko (Gr. III), everyone greets and congratulates him. Even beaten with Just A Gigolo, Franck Nivard did not fail to warmly congratulate his long-time friend on his return to the scales. “He’s a very close friend,” says the award-winning owner.
Accompanied by his partner, Yoann, Gérard Olivier could not hide his emotion, even several hours after the success of his foal. “I am obviously thinking of my son, who died in 2009,” he says with a tight throat. It was he who proposed the name of the stable because Dry means dry or hard in English, and our horses are robust. The green colors and the blue star on the gown were also my son’s wish. “
If he does not remember how many years he has been in this racing world, he does recall some fond memories of his horses. ” Aujiosco won some great races and battled with the mounted trot in some great events at Vincennes in the 90s. More recently, there was Discovry Dry who worked with Tony Le Beller. The succession therefore seems assured with Juninho Dry. “It’s a story of friendship with Yoann. It should be emphasized because he is there in difficult times and always manages to boost the morale of the troops. We must not forget those who take care of my horses on a daily basis, in particular Patrick Guarnieri. He does a huge job with the foals. He is very calm with them. His work is praised by the coaches who then exploit the foals for competition. “
In everyday life, man is a baker. During a report made last winter in the team of Sébastien Guarato, who trains Juninho Dry, he had brought back a crate of pastries for all the employees of the stable. “I take this opportunity to say that I am a seller of my business located in the town of Flers. »This would allow him to live his passion for horses even more intensely.
First defeat of Just A Gigolo
For its fifth release, Just A Gigolo suffered the first loss of his career. Regarding Philippe Allaire’s pupil, Franck Nivard confides: “He gave me some problems in the final turn. He will be better on the big track. “
Just love you take the power
In the Prix Vourasie (Gr. III), Just Love You left a very good impression on his first try against the best fillies of the generation of his promotion. “It’s really nice,” says its pilot, Alexandre Abrivard. When Jean-Michel Bazire’s filly backed up, she backed up because she was waiting for the other horses. Once Jazzy Perrine came up to her, she left on her own. She has everything of a good mare. “