Way To Paris
2013 Grey Horse 16.1. Champs Elysees ex Grey Way (Cozzene)
Race Record: Won over €620,000 in prize money
Won Gr1 Grand Prix De Saint Cloud 12f, Saint-Cloud beating Old Persian (Gr.1), Ziyad (Gr.1) etc
Won Gr2 Grand Prix De Chantilly 14f, Longchamp, beating Call The Wind (Gr.1), Holdthasigreen (Gr.1) etc
Won Gr2 Prix Maurice De Nieuil 12.5f, Chantilly, beating French King (Gr.1), Royal Julius (Gr.2) etc
2nd Gr1 Prix Ganay, 10.5f, Longchamp to Sottsass (Arc Winner) beating Shaman (Gr.2)
2nd Gr2 Prix Foy 12f, Longchamp to Waldgeist (Arc Winner) beating Silverwave (Gr.1)
He ran in 28 Group races from 34 starts beating 13 individual Group 1 winners of 21 Group 1’s including Sottsass, Waldgeist, Capri, French King etc.
Pierre-Charles Boudot, who steered Way To Paris to victory in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud and Grand Prix de Chantilly, paid tribute by saying:
“He’s a strong horse who stayed well and had a great turn of foot. He is a beautiful individual, a handsome grey with a lovely coat and a powerful physique. He is a determined horse who handles all types of going. His biggest strength is in his acceleration in a finish.”
Outcross and Ideal Nick with Sadler’s Wells Line Mares
Sire: CHAMPS ELYSEES – full-brother to leading sire DANSILI, etc; won Gr.1 x 3, etc. Excellent Dual Purpose Sire of: TRIP TO PARIS (Gr.1), BILLESDON BROOK (Gr.1), HARLEM (Gr.1), TURNPIKE TRIP (Gr.3 Hurdle), WITHOLD, DAME MAILLOT, JACK NAYLOR, LOW SUN (Flat & NH), PETITE JACK, CONTINGENCY (NH), WEMYSS POINT (Flat & NH), VERY FIRST TIME (NH), etc. Died after only two seasons as NH sire.