“It has now been almost two years since I had the opportunity to purchase Haras du Mézeray, the cornerstone of the project you know as ‘Sumbe’.”
Sumbe – Haras du Mézeray hardly needs an introduction, as it has been a landmark of French breeding both at home and abroad for decades. Situated in the most desirable location in the heart of French Normandy, it stretches over 180 hectares, with separate divisions and teams overseeing each step of the processes, from mating to foaling, weaning, and eventually joining our trainers’ yards. An extensive renovation program is currently underway to restore this latest addition to our breeding portfolio to its former glory.
Since 1970, this one-of-a-kind farm has produced 150 Group winners, including 27 graduates that went on to become Gr.1 champions. Having bred two individual Arc winners, namely Trempolino (Sharpen Up) and Subotica (Pampabird), Sumbe – Haras du Mézeray is part of a select club. Other past highlights of the stud include Luth Enchantée, Amonita, Artie Schiller, Désert Blanc, Lune d’Or, Coquerelle, Mekhtaal, Signs of Blessing, Naaqoos, just to name a few.
We are determined to preserve this legacy and produce many more champions that will be born at Sumbe – Haras du Mézeray and will be remembered in this industry for decades to come.