Franck Nivard

Franck Nivard, Mister Prix d’Amérique Legend Race


28 January 2021

He is the most successful active driver in the Prix d’Amerique Legend Race with five wins. His track record and his talent make him a key driver in the pelotons. On Sunday January 31, Franck Nivard will once again be able to count on his experience and mastery to play a major role in the World Harness Trotting Championship version 2021. He will be associated with Gu d’Héripré, a very talented trotter whom he knows from heart since he has led it 16 times. The tandem notably triumphed in Prix d’Amérique Races ZEturf QUALIF # 3 Critérium Continental. This impressive success, synonymous with qualification for the Ultimate Finals, gives the 5-year-old a real theoretical chance in the top meetings.

Franck Nivard experienced for the first time the exhilaration of the winners in Prix d’Amérique Legend Race in 2009 with Meaulnes du Corta. He also won in 2011 and 2012 on the Ready Cash‘s sulky, then in 2016 and 2017 with Bold Eagle. The Avranches native has more than 3,400 victories in his career. He dedicated his life to trotters very early on. After the Graignes racing school, he won the title of best apprentice in France in 1996, then won his first Group I in 2004. It was the start of a long series of successes in both disciplines, harnessed and ridden. , including the most prestigious events. The man nicknamed Franck la Main Froide for his imperturbable composure in competition also works as a coach. The duo Franck Nivard-Gu d’Héripré is to watch closely in the 2021 Prix d’Amérique Legend Race.