Philippe Chevalier--Top Jump Jockey in France
58 kgs---Champion in 1991
Another jockey who contacted us to be on JockeysRoom is Philippe Chevalier, a regular top 10 jump jockey in France.

Born in 1966 in Valence in southern France, Philippe has been at the forefront of his sport over the last 15 years in France.

To date, he has ridden 462 winners from 3,196 rides over jumps and 22 wins from 178 rides on the flat.

One of the rare breed of jockeys in France to emerge from the amateur ranks where he rode mainly in south-eastern France.

After 4 years, he turned professional and joined ace French jumps trainer, J.P.Gallorini. Philippe rode for Gallorini between 1988 -93 and became Champion Jump Jockey in 1991 with a very impressive 98 winners from 386 rides, netting FRF 15.2m in prize money...double that of his nearest rival.

In 1993, he joined another top trainer, Marcel Rolland, for whom he has ridden for ever since.

Philippe Chevalier winning on Ubu III. Click to see larger picture. Photo provided by P.ChevalierIn 1995, he was 1st jockey for the Marquise de Moratalla and lifted the two jewels of the French steeplechasing calendar: the Grand Steeplechase de Paris on Ubu III (pictured left) and the Grand Steeplechase d'Enghien on Corton.

Philippe Chevalier winning on Mandarino. Click to see larger picture. Photo provided by P.ChevalierIn 1999, Philippe once again took the Grand Steeplechase de Paris on Mandarino (pictured left) for Marcel Rolland.

He considers Didier Mescam as the jockey he most admires. Philippe does not employ an agent in France as unlike his UK counterparts, jump jockeys don't use them. Instead he arranges his rides himself and can be contacted for rides at ubu3@wanadoo.fr

Best horses ridden: Ubu III, Corton, Mandarino, Le Coudray, Nonito, Mon Romain, Madalka, Katiki, Saint Réalise, Domloula and Algan.

Big Race Wins

  • Prix Edmond Barrachin (1991, 1994)
  • Prix Montgomery (1992)
  • Prix des Drags (1993, 1996, 1997)
  • King George VI Tripleprint Chase (1994), Kempton (UK)
  • Grand Steeple-Chase d'Enghien (1995)
  • Prix Congress (1996)
  • Prix Robert Clermont Tonnerre (1996)
  • Prix Orcada (1989, 1996, 1997)
  • Prix du Président de la République (1991, 1998)
  • Prix Murat (1995)
  • Prix Millionnaire (1995)
  • Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (1995, 1999)
  • Prix Troytown (1996)
  • Prix Rigoletto (1996, 1999)
  • Prix Maurice Gillois (1997)
  • Prix Fleuret (1997, 2001)
  • Prix Alain du Breil (1998)
  • Prix de Maisons-Laffitte (1998)
  • Prix Pierre de Lassus (1998, 2000)
  • Prix Renaud du Vivier (1998)
  • Prix Hypothèse (1998)
  • Prix Léon Rambaud (1998)
  • Prix La Périchole (1999)
  • Grand Prix d'Automne (1999)
  • Prix Cambaceres (1999, 2000)
  • Prix Georges de Talhouet-Roy (2000, 2001)
  • Prix Georges Courtois (2001)
  • Prix Jean Stern (2001)
  • Grand Steeple-Chase d'Enghien (2002)
  • Grande Course de Haies d'Enghien (2002)

    Career Wins

    Statistics sourced from FranceGalop.com & Courses et Elevage

    Year Wins Rides
    1989 21 148
    1990 21 128
    1991 98 386
    1992 45 272
    1993 20 185
    1994 23 241
    1995 31 248
    1996 35 303
    1997 16 110
    1998 26 176
    1999 25 226
    2000 32 244
    2001 32 238
    2002 21 182
    Total 462 3,196


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