PESLIER, Olivier

PESLIER, Olivier


French Concord Jockey


1973-01-12, Olivier was born in Château-Gontier, Mayenne département, a very horsey area of France.


His dad was a stone mason in a family that had nothing to do with horses.


Olivier was soon a star on the pony racing circuit, booting home 43 winners.


He joined Patrick Biancome as an apprentice.


He won his first big race, a listed race on HIGH PURSE at his local track, le Lion d’Angers.


1993, Olivier joined Nicolas Clement, after Biancome moved to Hong Kong.


Olivier as 20 year old made his mark by winning the Prix Jean Prat on LE BALAFRE.


Signed by Horse owner Daniel Wildenstein as his retained jockey.




Thundering in HK and International Races


He holds a record number of 7 CXHKIR wins:


  • 2 Hong Kong Mile (1999, 2005)
  • 4 Hong Kong Vase (1995, 1999, 2007, 2008)
  • 1 Hong Kong Cup (2009)
  • 2 CXIJC, (1998 and 2006)

    Major Victories In Hong Kong:
    1995-12-10 PARTIPRAL Hong Kong Vase
    1999-12-12 DOCKSIDER Hong Kong Mile
    1999-12-12 BORGIA Hong Kong Vase
    2005-12-11 HAT TRICK Hong Kong Mile
    2007-12-09 DOCTOR DINO Hong Kong Vase
    2008-12-14 DOCTOR DINO Hong Kong Vase
    2009-12-13 VISION D’ETAT Hong Kong Cup





    Peslier has been French champion jockey 4 times.


    He had over 100 wins at Gr.1 level worldwide.


    He won three Prix de l’Arc de Triomphes from 1996 to 1998.


    And has twice won the Japan Cup on JUNGLE POCKET and ZENNO ROB ROY.



    2010, he rode GOLDIKOVA, a 14 G1 successes including a record third consecutive victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile.


    His prosperous partnership with the ”super mare” brought five G1 wins including the Prix d’Ispahan and Prix Rothschild.





    Olivier Peslier‘s US style adapted to European and many overseas tracks.


    His efficient and Americanized riding, developed from an early age, is very famous.


    Olivier has never been a very whip happy jockey.


    He likes to cajole horses to give their best, he can get stuck in to a power-packed finish when he has to.


    Olivier has a fine sense of balance and pace throughout a race.





    From 1991 to 2001, Olivier’s mounts earned FRF 258.5 million in purses, beating Thierry Jarnet at FRF 247 million!


    Olivier’s standing in the list of the world’s top 10 jet set or Concorde jockeys.





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