Nurlan BIZAKOV new owner of Montfort & Préaux




Nurlan Bizakov has recently acquired Haras de Monfort & Préaux in Normandy (France):
“I am honored to join the ranks of the French breeders, and I am delighted to participate in the continued development of Montfort & Préaux. This stud has seen numerous quality racehorses pass through its gates”, commented the new owner, who is originally from Kazakhstan. Montfort & Préaux hosts a passionate clientele, with whom I will be delighted to collaborate, notably Mr Augustin-Normand, one of the leading French owner-breeders, who has had incredible success. As everybody knows, leading sire Le Havre stands at the stud, one of the premier European stallions and sire of Villa Marina, recent winner of the Group 1 Prix de l’Opéra on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe day at ParisLongchamp. Alongside him stands Recorder, who is owned by Her Majesty The Queen of England. The team, the infrastructures, and the land are all superb.”

Nurlan Bizakov has owned Hesmonds Stud, in Sussex, England, since 2010. These seven hundred acres of grassland on which champions such as Terimon, Claxon and Infamy were born and raised.
It has since been transformed into a world-class modern facility under the care of Tony Fry, on which 35 blue-blooded broodmares are stationed.

Nurlan Bizakov explained his desire to invest in a new country, France:
« I have nurtured a passion for European racing for over twenty years. France possesses, as far as I believe, some of the greatest potential for racing in Europe! Racing, breeding, sales… There is a very favorable system for breeders and owners here. For several years now, I have invested in shares in stallions based in France and I regularly send mares to Le Havre, Siyouni, Almanzor, Wootton Bassett, Dabirsim, Kendargent… »

Nurlan Bizakov has placed his confidence in Mathieu Alex, who will take on the role of Stud Director. Mathieu Alex was based with Coolmore (Ireland) for many years, before joining Montfort & Préaux in 2011.
Sylvain Vidal, who established Montfort & Préaux, will be consultant for the stud in the forthcoming years.