Magane Peslier to Remain at Gulfstream for the Summer
Friday, March 11, 2022
HALLANDALE BEACH - Megane Peslier rallied from last at the top of the stretch aboard Blame the Vets in Thursday’s first race at Gulfstream Park to fall just a neck short of recording her first U. S. victory, but the seven-pound apprentice jockey is hoping to become a frequent visitor to the winner’s circle in the future.
Blame the Vets was only her third mount since venturing from France to Florida, but the 26-year-old daughter of French riding legend Olivier Peslier is counting on receiving considerably more riding opportunities during the Spring/Summer Meet that will get underway following the conclusion of the Championship Meet on April 3.
“I think it’s a very good thing for me to stay here,” said Peslier, whose father enjoyed his greatest success in the U.S. while winning the Breeders’ Cup Mile aboard Goldikova in 2008, 2009 and 2010. “It’s a very new experience, new things. It’s very good for my jockey experience.”
Peslier, who rode her first U.S. race Feb. 16, has been galloping and breezing horses for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Beach Downs. She won her first race in France in 2018 in an amateur event.
“It is my passion. When you do something with passion, nothing around is important,” said Peslier, whose mother was also a jockey in France. “I love doing my job, [which is] my passion.”
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