Francis-Henri Graffard


Francis-Henri Graffard established his racing stable in Chantilly in October 2011, having long held the ambition to be a trainer. A native of the Charolais region in France, Francis picked up a passion for horses through his grandfather, the noted National Hunt breeder, Dr Henri Champliau.

From there he went on to work alongside some of the most influential leaders of the thoroughbred industry around the globe, starting at Arqana in France, then being selected for the Godolphin Flying Start programme, which took him to Ireland, UK, USA, Australia and Dubai, before joining Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley team, where he supported John Ferguson in the UK and France, and latterly spending three years as assistant trainer to Alain de Royer-Dupré.

To date, Francis has sent out more than 200 winners (including two G1 winners) and prize money earned by the stable exceeds €6 million.

Date Horse Race Class Location Distance(m) Jockey Trainer Result More
November 7th, 2020 BIG FIVE Prix de Pomerol class 1 Saint-Cloud 2400 O Peslier Francis-Henri Graffard 1
October 9th, 2020 BIG FIVE Prix Poggio Ricco Compiegne 2400 PC Boudot Francis-Henri Graffard 1
July 20th, 2020 LISTENTOME Handicap class 2 Sable d'Olonne 2700 S Breux Francis-Henri Graffard 4
July 6th, 2020 LISTENTOME Prix de Bethisy Saint Martin Class 2 Compiegne 2400 PC Boudot Francis-Henri Graffard 3
June 26th, 2020 BIG FIVE Prix Matahawk maiden Clairefontaine 2400 PC Boudot Francis-Henri Graffard 1
May 28th, 2020 LISTENTOME Prix Paul Dugas maiden Lyon 2400 R Thomas Francis-Henri Graffard 1
January 6th, 2020 ADANA Prix Comete maiden Lyon 2150 PC Boudot Francis-Henri Graffard 5