Andre Fabre's exceptional record rivals any trainer in the world.
A qualified lawyer and the son of a diplomat, he is married to Elisabeth, who was France's first female jump jockey.
He won more than 250 races as a jump jockey himself, including the Grand Steeplechase de Paris in 1977, and started training jumpers the same year with great success, following the death of his boss Andre Adele.
Fabre's first high-profile Flat horse, Al Nasr, was one of his initial three yearlings and won five Group races in 1981 and 1982.
By 1983 he had switched solely to the Flat and was his country's champion trainer for 21 consecutive years between 1987 and 2007. He registered a 22nd championship in 2010, a 23rd in 2011 and a 24th in 2012.
He has a string of big-race wins to his name, including seven Prix de l'Arc de Triomphes (Trempolino 1987, Subotica 1992, Carnegie 1994, Peintre Celebre 1997, Sagamix 1998, Hurricane Run 2005 and Rail Link 2006).
The Investec Derby was one of very few major European races to have eluded Fabre, but he gained his victory in the Classic, a key race in the QIPCO British Champions Series Middle Distance category, with Pour Moi in 2011.
He has also won three of the four other British Classics - the Investec Oaks (1993 Intrepidity), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1993 Zafonic and 1995 Pennekamp) and Ladbrokes St Leger (1991 Toulon).
He won three consecutive Investec Coronation Cups at Epsom with Apple Tree (1994), Sunshack (1995) and Swain (1996), having earlier won the Group 1 race with Saint Estephe (1986) and In The Wings (1990). A sixth Coronation Cup success came his way with Shirocco in 2006.
Stateside, the victory of Shirocco in the 2005 Breeders' Cup Turf cemented Fabre's position as one of the most successful European trainer in Breeders' Cup history, with four victories and numerous places.
In 2008, Fabre sold one of his yards to Sheikh Mohammed and is Godolphin’s French trainer.
QIPCO British Champions Series victories
2011 (1 win)
Investec Derby, Epsom - Pour Moi
BCS Career Statistics
|Year||Wins-2nd-3rd||Prize Money||Best Horse|
|2011||1-0-1||£738,973.25||Pour Moi||View Rankings|
|2012||0-0-0||£0||Golden Lilac (IRE)||View Rankings|