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Rodolphe Brisset

Rodolphe Brisset

Rodolphe Brisset


Rodolphe Brisset is perhaps best known in Kentucky, where he worked for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott for more than a decade. Born in Tours, France, Brisset graduated from a racing academy run by France’s Association de Formation et d’Action Sociale des Écuries de Course (AFASEC).

While still living in France, he rode as a jockey but had difficulty making weight and that cut his riding career short. After a brief stint as an agent for jockey Christophe Soumillon (and always missing the direct interaction he had had with horses), he accepted a position in 2004 as an assistant to French trainer, Alain de Royer-Dupré.

In 2005, Brisset moved to the U.S. as an assistant to trainer Patrick Biancone and shortly after, joined Mott’s operation as an exercise rider. He was very quickly promoted to assistant trainer. Brisset’s 11 years with Mott gave him the experience he needed to train at the highest levels of the sport.

An up and coming trainer, Rodolphe Brisset saddled his first horse in mid-May 2017, with Your Way who showed third in a maiden race at Churchill Downs. Most notably, he was the trainer of Winstar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Bloodstock’s graded stakes winner and Triple Crown contender, Quip.

Brisset and his wife currently move their stable between the Kentucky and Florida circuits.