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  • Planteur (IRE)

  • Age: 6 (Foaled February 22nd, 2007)
  • Sex: Bay Horse
  • Breeding: Danehill Dancer - Plante Rare (Giant's Causeway)
  • Trainer: M Botti
  • Owner: Sheikh Joann Al Thani

News Clippings

Planteur set for the Breeders' Cup Classic

October 17th, 2013

Marco Botti is keen to give top-class middle-distance performer Planteur the chance to repair his reputation in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita next month.

Planteur's tilt at the Breeders' Cup Classic is in doubt

October 8th, 2013

Trainer Marco Botti is in no rush to decide on a potential Breeders' Cup Classic bid for Planteur after admitting his disappointing run in France last weekend had "messed up the plans".

Planteur on path to Breeders' Cup

September 18th, 2013

Planteur will head to the Prix Dollar next before an ambitious crack at the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Botti outlines Planteur plans

September 3rd, 2013

Marco Botti has identified the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot as a possible alternative to the Breeders' Cup Classic for star middle-distance runner Planteur.

Marco Botti is to campaign Planteur with an autumn schedule in mind

May 27th, 2013

Marco Botti is working towards the Breeders' Cup Classic with his stable star, Planteur.

Planteur will to have his next race in May after another finishing third in the Dubai World Cup

April 1st, 2013

Planteur will to have his next race in May after another fine effort saw him finish third in the Dubai World Cup for the second year running.

Planteur is in better form ahead of Saturday's Emirates Dubai World Cup than when third last year

March 26th, 2013

Planteur is reported to have settled in well at Meydan as he bids to improve on last year's third place in Saturday's Dubai World Cup.

Planteur is set to travel to the Dubai World Cup on March 30

March 18th, 2013

Planteur will be making a pretty brief visit to the Gulf as he prepares to leave Newmarket this weekend ahead of the Dubai World Cup on March 30.

Marco Botti believes a prep run will give Planteur an advantage in the Dubai World Cup

February 25th, 2013

Newmarket trainer Marco Botti believes the benefit of having given Planteur a prep run will give him an advantage in the Dubai World Cup.

Planteur en-route to Meydan

February 21st, 2013

Marco Botti's Planteur will start out on the route back to Meydan for another crack at the Dubai World Cup in Saturday's Blue Square Bet Winter Derby Trial at Lingfield.

Planteur needs rain to run

August 19th, 2012

Planteur will need some rainfall to ease conditions on the Knavesmire if Marco Botti is to let him run in the Juddmonte International Stakes.

Botti eyes Frankel clash

August 7th, 2012

Planteur faces the daunting task of crossing swords with Frankel after being withdrawn from the Sky Bet York Stakes last month.

Planteur plans open

June 24th, 2012

Marco Botti is set to consider dropping his new recruit Planteur back in trip after his charge disappointed him at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

Planteur set for Wales

June 11th, 2012

Marco Botti's exciting new recruit Planteur is on course to take his chance in next week's 150th Anniversary of Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Planteur has Champion in sights

May 28th, 2012

Marco Botti has declared himself thrilled with Planteur's debut for the yard on Sunday and has pinpointed the Irish Champion Stakes as a long-term aim.

Planteur set for French return

April 29th, 2012

Marco Botti has decidded to send Dubai World Cup third Planteur back to France for his next race in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp.

Curragh plan for Planteur

April 2nd, 2012

Marco Botti is eyeing the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh for his new recruit Planteur who finished third in the Dubai World Cup on Saturday.

Blanco fourth in France

April 30th, 2011

Aidan O'Brien's Cape Blanco could finish only fourth behind Planteur in the Prix Ganay at Longchamp.

Behkabad Gets Better Of Planteur

September 12th, 2010

Behkabad needed every yard of the trip to deny Planteur in the Qatar Prix Niel at Longchamp.