VIC - Flavien Diard
Flavien started in the racing industry in France at the tender age of 15. He learned to ride racehorses under the watchful eye of French racehorse trainer Cyriaque Diard who is Flavien's father. He is two times graduated from the CFA Laval. Following the graduation Flavien wanted to expend his experience and moved to Chantilly and started riding for the likes of Mr. Rodolphe Collet. He then had the opportunity to go riding in the USA for multiple G1 winning trainer Mr. Christophe Clement. After living the American dream Flavien decided to go back to France to implement the riding skills he earnt in America and joined the 2019 G1 Prix de Diane winning trainer Francis-Henri Graffard.
After evaluating the Australian market Flavien took the decision to fly to Melbourne and directly joined the G1 Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien in 2017 where he got sponsored and since then has shown to be one of their best assets in the stable. That has been proven by riding some of the stable champions.
Flavien values Australian racing as the growth in prize money is increasing every year. His long-time goal is to one day become a horse trainer. By joining us in the Starblue Family Flavien brings fresh ideas to the business and will implement French techniques. You can be sure that we will look into his progress and hopefully in the near future a successful chapter will start in Australia.
Flavien will be representing Starblue Consultancy in Melbourne, Victoria. We are very happy to have him as our brand ambassador.