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Synergy (horse)

Sire Victory Note
Dam Kuddam
Grandsire Fairy King
Damsire Doyoun
Gender Mare
Foaled 2005
Country France
Color Bay
Breeder Jan H. Stulen
Owner De La Fuente Stud
Trainer Yan Durepaire
Earnings € 185,000 (equivalent)
Synergy is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Kuddam by Victory Note. She was born around 2005 in France, and was bred by Jan H. Stulen.
Major wins
Prix Fille de l'Air (2009)
Prix de la Pepiniere (2008)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 15, 2010

Synergy (Bay mare April 23, 2005 - ) was a Thoroughbred racehorse who was bred in France. She is a bay mare by Victory Note (by Fairy King) out of Kuddam (by Doyoun). Synergy is a full sister to Veendam, a winner in France. Synergy is owned by De La Fuente Stud, a group of owners from Madrid, Spain. During her career Synergy became a popular filly among Spanish race fans, known for her determination to win races. She is a double stakes winner and was placed in stakes company on her final outing as a race horse.



Synergy was trained in Spain by Frenchman Yan Durepaire, who has been a trainer in Madrid since 1995.
She made her career debut on 28 October 2007 at the La Zarzuela racecouse of Madrid. In the race for two year olds over 1500 meters, Synergy finished in sixth position. Her next race was a month later, on 27 November 2007, again at the La Zarzuela racecourse. This time the race was over 1600 meters, Syngery improved one place to finish in fifth position. Another month later, on 30 December 2007, Synergy had her final outing as a two year old. This time on the Dos Hermanas race course of Seville. Again over 1600 meters, Synergy improved again and broke her maiden, winning the race by half a length. 2008 More than 4 four months later Synergy started her 3 year old career.
Back at the La Zarzuela racecourse in Madrid, Synergy reappeared in the Caja Madrid, a race over 2100 meters and a prep race for the Spanish oaks. Synergy won again, this time by a neck from stable mate Manuelita. With this victory Synergy deserved her place in the Spanish oaks, the Gran Premio Beaumonte pver 2200 meters.
On 1 June 2008 Synergy finished four and a half lengths clear of Abril, finishing half a length second to stablemate La Galerna.
Next up were the summer races in San Sebastian. After a period of six weeks Synergy reappeared on 13 July 2008 at San Sebastian. With a race over 2000 meters, Synergy started as one of the favourites. The race turned into a disaster. Synergy fell and jockey Matthias Borrego was dismounted. Abril won the race. Synergy got back up, determined to finish the race.
She came back to San Sebastian on 10 August 2008 for the Gran Premio Kutxa. Back to 2200 meters, Synergy finished fourth, again with Abril as the winner.
On 7 September 2008 Synergy was back at her home course of La Zarzuela in Madrid. In the Premio Benitez de Lugo Synergy was back at her best, winning the race with a length to Pokettas.
Synergy came back to La Zarzuela on 19 October for the Gran Premio Memorial Duque de Toledo. In this race over 2400 meters, Synergy had to compete against colts for the first time. With only a length and a quarter to spare Synergy finished third to Bleu Ridge View and Polan.
Synergy had shown good improvement and was taken to France for the Listed Prix Solitude. Run over 1800 meters at Fontainebleau, Synergy finished second to Rhadegunda, a filly from John Gosden's yard. Synergy was now retired for the year. 2009 On 26 April 2009 Synergy made her return to La Zarzuela racecourse. Now a 4 year old, Synergy ran in the Premio Cruzcampo over 2200 meters. Synergy finished seventh. This would be the last time that Synergy appeared on a Spanish racecourse.
On 23 May 2009 Synergy travelled again to France, this time to run at Bordeaux le Bouscat in the Prix Joseph Peyrelongue over 2400 meters. For the first time ridden by Olivier Peslier, Synergy won the race by two and a half lengths, beating Pokettas into second for the second time.
A month later on 26 June 2009, Synergy returned to France, this time to La Teste de Buch for the Prix d'Aquitane. Again being run over 2400 meters, again ridden by Olivier Peslier. Synergy won again.
With two good results in May and June Synergy had deserved another shot at stakes level. On 26 July Synergy traveled to Maisons-Laffitte for the Listed Prix de la Pepiniere. Run over 2100 meters and Olivier Peslier back in the saddle, Synergy finished three quarters of a length clear from Burn the Breeze, with another six lengths back to Peachmelbe in third. Synergy had now won her first stakes race.
On 23 August 2009 Synergy travelled to Deauville for the Group 1 Prix Jean Romanet over 2000 meters. Synergy finished fifth. Having had a successful summer campaign in France, Synergy was given the month of September off. She would come back to France once more.
On 11 November 2009 Synergy travelled to Toulouse for the Group 3 Prix Fille de l'Air over 2100 meters. Synergy won the race with one and a half lengths to Cavaliere and Alpine Snow in second and third, Synergy had now become a group winner. Synergy had ended the season with her biggest win to date and was retired for the year. 2010 With connections targeting the Dubai Carnival at the start of the next year, synergy was flown over to Dubai in January 2010.
On 5 February 2010 Synergy made her comeback in the Group 3 Cape Verdi over 1600 meters at Meydan racecourse in Dubai. With Olivier Peslier back in the saddle Synergy improved again to finish third, one and a half lengths behind Soneva and Aspectoflove. After the race Synergy was found to have sustained an injury on the right front leg. With a broken fetlock Synergy's career was cut short. She was forced to retire. With an official Timeform rating of 108 Synergy is one of the most successful fillies that have been trained in Spain.


Synergy was bred by Jan Stulen in Normandy, France at Haras de la Reboursiere et de Montaigu. Synergy was born on 23 April 2005 and is the fourth foal out of Kuddam. Kuddam is a brown mare by 2000 Guineas winner Doyoun out of the Habitat mare Forest Lair. Kuddam was bred by Shadwell Estate near Thetford in Norfolk, England. Born in 1990, Kuddam was sent to trainer Dermot Weld in Ireland where she was placed four times for owner/breeder Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. At the Tattersalls December sales in 1993 Kuddam was sold to Germany where Kuddam continued her race career. At four, five and seven years, Kuddam won 3 races and was placed another four times. She also won two races over jumps and was placed another seven times. In 1998 Kuddam was sold at Baden Baden to Dutch breeder Jan Stulen. In 1999 Kuddam was sent to Coolmore Stud in Ireland to get covered by French Guineas winner and first season sire Victory Note. Victory Note is a bay stallion by champion sire Fairy King (full brother to Sadler's Wells) out of Jaazeiro mare Three Piece. Victory Note was bred by jockey Walter Swinburn and was born on 30 March 1995. Sent to trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam for owners Sue Magnier and Robert Sangster, Victory Note was raced four times as a two year old and finished that year with a third place in the Group 3 Horris Hill stakes at Newbury. The following year Victory Note won the Group 3 Greenham stakes at Newbury, followed by a classic win in the Group 1 Prix Poule d'Essai des Poulains at Longchamp, the French 2000 Guineas. Victory Note won that race in a race record time that still stands today. In 2004 Kuddam returned to Victory Note, this time in France at his new home at Haras de la Reboursiere et de Montaigu.


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