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Our Team Members


HQ Adrien Senechaud

Founder & Sole Director

Founder & Sole Director at Starblue Consultancy. Adrien joined the most prestigious racing school "Le Moulin a Vent" in 2006 in Chantilly (France). After completing his education at the AFASEC Gouvieux and gaining a three years' experience as an apprentice flat Jockey for Francois Xavier De Chevigny, he decided to make the leap, into jump racing, (pun intended) and then started to work for the French jump master Guillaume Macaire. After three years of jump riding, he decided to put an end to his jump career due to multiple accidents. A couple of weeks later, Adrien made his way back to Chantilly and started working with legendary French trainer Mikel Delzangles made famous in Australia by his successes in the Melbourne Cup 2011 and the Caulfield Cup 2012 with Dunaden.


Huet Thomas

Racing Consultant, France

Born in 1983, Thomas arrived in Chantilly, France when he was 16 to enter the apprentice jockeys school "Le Moulin a Vent." Thomas Huet started riding at 17 and became a professional jockey two years later. He was an apprentice to trainer Gérard Collet. Thomas rode around 440 winners in Europe, Mauritius, and Dubai.

After a good season in 2012 with a Group 2 winner and a 5th place in the famous Prix du Jockey Club, Thomas booked a ticket for Sydney, Australia, and planned to stay 3 months during the winter season. However, Thomas felt comfortable in Australia and he decided to stay and spent 4 years at Randwick, NSW mostly working for the famous trainer "Queen of the Turf" Mrs. Gai Waterhouse but also Mr. Paul Perry and Mr. Peter Snowden with good memories with Artistry with which he won a Groupe 3 at Rosehill.
Thomas rode just under 200 winners in Australia before heading back to France end of 2016.


Saadi Soufiane

Sponsored Jockey & Global Brand Ambassador

Soufiane Saadi 23 years old is a multiple group races winning jockey. He is now sponsored by Starblue Consultancy in Qatar and Europe. An opportunity for us that we have analysed and decided to accept. He began as rider for Mr Jean Claude Rouger and then decided to make the move to Mr Henri-Alex Pantall who trust him and where he found success. Saadi is also solicited by many other trainers and has ridden for Godolphin and the Aga Khan in France and Germany. He is also one of the main jockeys of Mr Alban de Mieulle in Qatar. His recent highlight was winning the G1 Qatar Derby in February, 2020 for Mr De Mieulle on board of Jabalah and owned by his highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Thani.


HQ Brian Hibberd

Bloodstock Manager, Australia & New Zealand

Brian has been in the racing industry for more than forty years as a professional Jockey riding over a 1000 winners in New Zealand and Australia. Of these, 16 were at Group One level and 123 at Group 2, 3 and Listed including the VRC Derby, AJC Oaks, BRC Brisbane Cup, Phar Lap Stakes, J J Liston Stakes, Rupert Steele (Gilgai) Stakes, Dalgety Hcp, Railway & Telegraph Hcp, Geelong & Cranbourne Cups and 5 New Zealand Cups.


IRE & UK Alexandre Badri

Racing Consultant, United Kingdom & Ireland

Alexandre discovered the world of Horse Racing as a young kid and decided to join the most prestigious racing school in Chantilly at the age of fourteen ( Le Moulin a Vent, France), where he earnt his conditional jump jockey license for the mighty French trainer Francois Doumen. In time, he was lured by his hunger to experience new adventures and cultures. His first port of call was at Newmarket in the United Kingdom where he secured a position with the world-renowned Godolphin stable and worked for trainers M.Al Zarrooni and Charlie Appleby.


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.


HQ Marija Tastanoska

Finance Manager

Marija’s background is in Finance and Accounting. As part of her role at Starblue Consultancy, she is responsible for overseeing the business performance in line with the company’s strategic priorities, to ensure continuous development and financial growth. She analyses data and provides insights into the business performance against budgets and industry trends. She is responsible for liaising with bankers, accountants, and tax authorities.


Ryan Curatolo

Global Brand Ambassador

Ryan attended the jockey school in Chantilly and after graduating, started working at a stable with the hopes of getting on some good mounts in France. However after a year, Ryan decided to leave France to go to the USA where he could try his luck and gain some international experience. One week after arriving at Calder, Florida Ryan won his first race. He later moved to Gulfstream Park, FL and the apprentice rider managed to win fourteen races while among the company of America's top jockeys. While in Florida, Ryan caught the eye of the late Carl Lizza and signed on to become the first-call rider for Flying Zee Stable, which was the leading owner on the NY circuit at the time.

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