Our Team Members

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HQ Adrien Senechaud

Founder & General Manager

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.

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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.

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Saadi Soufiane

Sponsored Jockey & 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.

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HQ Brian Hibberd

Bloodstock Manager

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.

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Liam Jacques

Racing Consultant, Australia

Liam is a newly appointed racing consultant at Starblue Consultancy based in Victoria, Australia.

Liam has been working at Three Bridges Thoroughbreds in central Victoria as an assistant yearling manager for the past three breeding seasons, handling some of the best bloodstock in Australia. Liam understands the great movement and quality of a horse.

Liam has had a great mentor, being Toby & Pauline Liston, who have both been in the industry for decades with such strong knowledge, that they have been able to provide Liam with a prestigious comprehension around the industry.

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Salim Guessoum UAE

Brand Ambassador, Dubai

Salim started in the racing industry at the tender age of seventeen. He learned to ride racehorses under the watchful eye of French racehorse trainer Nicolas Caullery and travelled all over the county for him as an exercise rider. He was awarded the French horseman talent of the year after a string of prolific victories over two years of working for Caullery.

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HQ Marija Tastanoska

Treasurer

Marija's background is in Finance and Accounting. Her degree and work experience assisted her in gaining extensive knowledge of risk assessment and evaluation of investments which is extremely valuable in the volatile world of Horse Racing. In the past, most investors in this industry have made decisions on the leap of faith, as opposed to the backing of statistical information. Therefore, her involvement would assist you in undertaking more informed decisions about where to put your funds at and maximise the investment’s future economic growth and minimise its potential risk.

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Ryan Curatolo

Sponsored Jockey & 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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Zintilis Christos

Racing Consultant, Australia

Christos joins Starblue Consultancy as our Sydney based racing consultant.

His vast experience and knowledge across the thoroughbred industry make him valuable to Starblue consultancy.

Being previously employed by Victorians leading farms Swettenham Stud and Yulong Investments where he prepared quality yearlings for sale who are now successful racehorses, such as; Hungry Heart who won G3. Christos also worked for some of the Australian premier racing stables including Hawkes Racing and he is currently employed by Godolphin Australia in Sydney.

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E: info@starblueconsultancy.com

M: +61 423 270 696

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