After being the winner of the Prix d’Amérique with Meaulnes du Corta and then with Ready Cash, Franck Nivard is now Bold Eagle‘s pilot. The exceptional horse will be the favorite of the Prix d’Amérique Finale EpiqE Series,next Sunday. Back on the past of an exception driver.
Son of the coach Jean-François Nivard, Franck Nivard was born in Avranches in 1979. Very soon, he was destined to do the job and entered the Graignes school, then apprenticed to Marcel Vaudoit. Sacred Best Apprentice of France in 1996, he then trained at Jean-Pierre Dubois and Jean-Baptiste Bossuet, and won his first Group I, the Critérium des Jeunes, for Pierre-Désiré Allaire in the sulky of Nelson de Vandel. Practicing with equal happiness the two disciplines of the Trot, it quickly imposed itself as one of the sure values of young pilots in full ascension. In 2009, he crossed the 1,000 victories, then the 2,500 in January 2016, a few days before winning his fourth Prix d’Amérique Opodo with Bold Eagle. Meanwhile, Meaulnes du Corta in 2009, then Ready Cash in 2011 and 2012 had already offered him this happiness. Winner of 24 Group I at the harness, 19 Group I at Monté, and 102 Group II in both disciplines, Jean-Michel Bazire’s official dolphin at the Sulky d’Or, he also won l’Etrier d’Or in 2011. He has a coaching license since 2006, he’s a fine tactician, always respectful of his partners and respected by his colleagues. He is nicknamed Francky the Cold Hand for his exceptional coolness, the secret of many of his victories.
(Source : Turfcom)