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Alec Head Steps Down At Haras Du Quesnay
Alec Head, one of France's leading thoroughbred industry figures for the past 50 years, "has passed on his Haras du Quesnay to his 4 children" reported racingpost.com. The Normandy stud (which currently stands 7 stallions) "will now be managed by Criquette Head-Maarek, her sisters Martine & Patricia, & brother Freddie". Bought by Head in 1958 after a successful career as a jockey & trainer, Quesnay bred its 1st Gr1 winner Le Fabuleux 3 years later & "this was to start a trend over several decades establishing Quesnay as one of France's leading stud farms". Among the high-profile stallions to stand at Quesnay have been recently deceased champion sires Anabaa (former Widden Stud shuttler) & Highest Honor, as well as Riverman & leading producers Sir Gaylord & Green Dancer.