Q: WHERE ARE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM AND WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND?
I am originally from France, more precisely from a little island called ‘Ré island’. Located on the
west coast.

HOW DID YOU FIRST GET INTERESTED IN HORSES?

I first got introduced into horses when my mom threw me on a pony when I was two, I have never stopped riding since then.

I started eventing competition very quickly when I was big enough to hold my self in a saddle. I
fell in love with a little filly called Eden and we have been across the whole country trying to win
events. She was so fast and agile, I spent many days and hours cantering flat out in the forest
and on the beach with her. I guess she introduced me into racing subconsciously.
I left the island in 2008 for the jockey school in Chantilly, to try to become a jockey. I spent two
years in the school learning the basics and became apprentice jockey in 2010 until 2013. A
pretty bad accident cut my career short.

Q: WHAT GIVES YOU THE MOST SATISFACTION WORKING WITH HORSES AND BEING IN RACING?
It is so satisfying to work with horses, seeing the progression and improvement they do every day
until they win a race and eventually become ‘super stars’, it is so nice to be part of all of this.
I have been involved with many horses after all those years and I had many little favourites but
one of them really stuck into my mind. A colt call Mshawish who is now a stallion. I even had the
chance to do his debut when he was two.
Since I am working for Snowden racing the one that gives me the same feeling is Carif. I hope
we can achieve one of my biggest dreams and take part in the Melbourne Cup 2021 and
hopefully win it. I think this will be quite an achievement.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HORSE?
Working at Snowden racing gives me the opportunity to get to ride high quality horses. I learn a
lot riding for Peter and Paul, I have improved my riding skills a lot since I started. It also gives
me the opportunity to travel a little bit in Australia and see a lot of great race meetings.

Q: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE IN RACING?
I have so many hobbies and interests outside of racing, probably too many to be able to do
everything I want. I love food and cooking which is good since I am a retired jockey. I love
travelling. To discover new countries, culture, food and history has always fascinated me. Also, I
don’t mind a good gaming session on the playstation, which my girlfriend doesn’t really approve.

Q: WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF WORKING WITH SNOWDEN RACING?
Working at Snowden racing gives me the opportunity to get to ride high quality horses. I learn a
lot riding for Peter and Paul, I have improved my riding skills a lot since I started. It also gives
me the opportunity to travel a little bit in Australia and see a lot of great race meetings.

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF RACING?
I have so many hobbies and interests outside of racing, probably too many to be able to do
everything I want. I love food and cooking which is good since I am a retired jockey. I love
travelling. To discover new countries, culture, food and history has always fascinated me. Also, I
don’t mind a good gaming session on the playstation, which my girlfriend doesn’t really approve.

Q: WHAT’S ONE THING YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
I definitely could not live without really nice food. And I am always up for a nice dinner with
some friends, it makes me so happy.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
My greatest fear is to not be able to ride or even walk ever again. I had this really terrible
accident back in 2013 and it was really close to the fatality. I am so grateful I can still do what
I’m doing today. Unfortunately it is a very dangerous job to ride horses and we are not lucky
every time.

Q: WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST JOB YOU’VE EVER HAD?
I had plenty of jobs on the side when I was in school. Nothing really weird, I was young and
wanted to make a bit of money. I have been a waiter, baby-sitter, I even clean houses and
gardens for people.

Q: WHAT WOULD YOU DO (FOR A CAREER) IF YOU WEREN’T DOING THIS?
If I was not working as a track work rider right now I probably would be working as a chef in a
restaurant. If I would have been any good in school, perhaps a vet.

Q: WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION?
My parents surely, are my biggest inspiration. They have been so inspiring my whole life, taught
me so much and still does. Otherwise I don’t really have a particular person that inspire me in
the racing industry, I listen and watch a lot of people. Every one can be inspiring.

Q: HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE A SUCCESSFUL DAY?
I love to celebrate a good day for the stable around a big table filled with good food, wine and few friends. Sometimes I also end up celebrating dancing at the pub but I’m not so proud of that.