On May 20, 2017, Magalen O Bryant made history for the third time. In 2015 she was the first woman owner to win the Grand Steeplechase of Paris, run at the Paris jump track Auteuil, with a horse named Milord Thomas. She again entered the books by winning the race the following year with a different horse named So French. Both of those races run in typical “Normandy sunshine” conditions…in other words, rain with hock deep jumping conditions. This year, and for the third time, she entered the books by again having the winning horse, So French who beat a field of 15!! The same jockey James Reveley rode him to the finish line both times. Conditions where hard and fast this time and he was almost scratched. However, even though we all know the saying “ a horse for the course and a course for the horse,” So French prevailed. Guillaume Macaire, the trainer, was ecstatic! And for the first time, everyone got to see him dance on TV! The 850,000 euro race is open to 5-year-olds and older. It is 6000 meters long and runs over 23 fences. Run since 1874; it is the richest and most prestigious jump race in France.