Delzangles, Mikel
Age: 50
Mikel Delzangles was born in Biarritz in France’s Basque region. His godmother is the famed French racehorse owner, particularly of jumping horses, the Marquesa de Moratella. After working for UK-based trainer Jimmy Fitzgerald he joined Alain de Royer Dupre as an assistant for 10 years. He first took out a licence in his own right in 2001. His G1 victories since then include the Prix Ganay (2006 Corre Caminos), the Prix de l’Opera (2009 Shalanaya), the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket (2010) and the Prix Jacques le Marois (2010) both with Makfi. In November 2011, Dunaden, one of the horses he had ‘inherited’ from his friend Richard Gibson when Gibson moved to Hong Kong, won the 151st Melbourne Cup. A month later, Dunaden went on to become the first Melbourne Cup winner to a HKIR success when winning the Hong Kong Vase and also scored in the 2012 Caulfield Cup. 2012 also brought top-flight wins in the Prix de l’Opera (Ridasiyna), Prix du Cadran (Molly Malone) and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf (Flotilla). Flotilla gave him another classic success when winning the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2013). The Chantilly-based trainer enjoyed a successful 2021 with Bubble Gift and his half-sister Bubble Smart who finished third in the Prix du Cadran that year.
HKIR wins (1):
Hong Kong Vase (2011 Dunaden).
Hong Kong wins (as of 27 November):

22/23 Season
Stakes won : $440,000 No. of Wins : 0 Total Runners : 1
No. of 2nds : 0 Win % : 0.00%
No. of 3rds : 0
No. of 4ths : 0

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