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François Doumen

On clear morning, French filly Siyouma serves up breakfast to remember

Trainer Francois Doumen pats Siyouma after his filly did a smashing 1,200m turf gallop with Gerald Mosse yesterday.

Gerald Mosse has raised more than the occasional eyebrow this week as he repeatedly made a case for French filly Siyouma measuring up to the Hong Kong milers, and any lingering doubts about his filly's ability vanished without trace in the wake of a sparkling worko

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 3:04am

Jim and Tonic joins QEII Cup casualty list

The $14 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup has been hit with a new round of withdrawals from the overseas contingent, with ageing star Jim And Tonic and lone American entry With Anticipation now expected to miss the 2,000-metre race on Sunday week.

12 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Doumen sleeps easy with Thulliez on Tonic

Something old, something new. Francois Doumen is back again for another crack at the Hong Kong Cup with perennial visitor Jim And Tonic and this time he has another string to his bow in Foundation Spirit, who runs in the Vase for new owner Robert Ng Chee-siong.

15 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Daliapour looks in great shape for Vase repeat

Last year's International Vase winner Daliapour is bidding to make it back-to-back wins in the staying contest this year, and judging by the way the son of Sadler's Wells worked over 1,200m on the turf track he should be right in the shake-up.

15 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Weight loss hits Plenty's chances

Trainer Ivan Allan warned yesterday that Hong Kong sprinter Plenty-Plenty has lost condition in Singapore and may not run to his best form in the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Sprint tomorrow.

11 May 2001 - 12:00am

'We have accepted the invitation. We will ship him on time, arrive on time and win on time' - Doumen

Jim And Tonic, fresh from his thrilling weekend win in Dubai, was yesterday confirmed on course for another crack at the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup on April 22. After the 1999 winner was named among eight overseas horses selected for the 2,000-metre contest, trainer Francois Doumen was quick to take up the challenge of another Hong Kong raid.

30 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Tonic on target for Cup defence

Star French raider Jim And Tonic is well and truly on course for a remarkable International hat-trick at Sha Tin next month. The Francois Doumen-trained six-year-old is reported as bang on target for the December 17 Hong Kong Cup after a winning return in the 1,600-metre Prix Perth at Saint-Cloud over the weekend.

10 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Mosse, Doumen part company in wake of QEII defeat

One of the most expensive noses in history appears to have cost ace French jockey Gerald Mosse his job with prominent French trainer Francois Doumen following Jim And Tonic's bob-of-the-head defeat by Industrialist in Sunday's exhilarating $7 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup.

21 Apr 2000 - 12:00am