Jean Michel Bazire: the ruler of French harness racing

In 2018 Jean Michel Bazire won his 20th driver championship in a row in France and his training stable was also the most winning regardless of wins or money.

Bel Avis scored in the Prix de la Cote d’Azur. Gerard Forni photo.

Jean Michel Bazire rules in French harness racing.

As a driver Bazire won 269 races followed by Yoann Lebourgeois, who won 230 races. The Bazire stable won 208 races and earnings of 6,792,170 Euro.

So far in 2019 Bazire has had a slow start as he and the stable only have had two wins.

Though the action mostly takes part at Vincennes in Paris, there are also races elsewhere in France and Thursday (Jan. 10), Bazire raced the 6-year-old Bel Avis in the Prix de la Cote d’Azur at Cagnes sur Mer — a group 3 race with a total purse of 120,000 Euro. Bel Avis and Jean Michel Bazire won the 2,950 meter race (approximately 1-7/8 mile) in 1:56.3 (mile rate).

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