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Colonel and Inoubliable win in the snow

The Gr. III Prix du Forez (purse 80,000€, 2700 meters for 7-11 year olds) saw 5.7/1 Colonel (9g Goetmals Wood-Royale Star) rally to harness racing victory for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire and Ecurie des Charmes. This was the 17th career win for Colonel that now sports life earnings of 568,080€. 2.3/1 Eclat de Gloire (7g Teigo d’Etang) held second for trainer/driver Loris Garcia. Third home was Et Voila de Muze (7g Royal Dream) ahead of 6.3/1 Be One des Thirons (10g Roi du Cog) and 70/1 Blues d’Ourville (10g Password). Colonel Three year olds fillies contested the Gr. II Prix Gelinotte (purse 100,000€, 2700 meters, International) in the Vincennes snow and 2/1 odds Inoubliable (3f Prodigious-Dream Life-Royal Dream) rallied in the lane to score for Jean Philippe Dubois timed in 1.16.3kr. Philippe Moulin trains this filly for Dubois’ Ecurie Victoria Dreams to her third straight victory now for 85,410€ earned. 93/1 Idylle A Vie (3f Ready Cash-Vie A Deux) was second for Alexis Charadame at the lines for trainer Philippe Billard. Third was 45/1 Ideale du Chene (3f Bird Parker) ahead of 68/1 Iseult Flower (3f Nahar de Beval) and 12/1 Isla Bonita (3f Love You). Inoubliable LeTrot files/photos Thomas H. Hicks

Power winning the Gr. II Prix de Croix, Harness racing

Power wins Gr. II Prix le Croix

In the Vincennes co-featured Prix de Croix (Gr. II, purse 100,000€, 2850 meters, International five year olds), the well regarded Power (5m Googoo Gaagaa-La Vici) circled the harness racing field in the lane to score at 15/1 odds with Eric Raffin the pilot. Robert Bergh trains Power for In The Zone AB as he recorded career victory 14 in 30 starts, now two win in France from three starts, and his life earnings increased to 909,746€. Race time was 1.16.2kr over a heavy, snow affected course (fractions 1.16.6kr at the 1500 to go mark; 1.16.7kr at the 1000 and 1.16.6kr with 500 meters remaining). 15/1 Gelati Cut (5m Coktail Jet-Variety Cut) held second on the pegs for Gabriele Gelormini and trainer R.Ch. Larue. 20/1 Goldy Mary (5m Ready Cash-Bloody Mary), bred by Jean Pierre Dubois, was third for trainer/driver Matthieu Abrivard and Ecurie HM Stable. 42/1 Guzz Mearas (5m Muscle Mass-Intensity Kronos) was fourth for Pierre Vercruysse, ahead of the 1.3/1 favorite Gu d’Heripre (5m Coktail Jet-Vedetta d’Heripre) for Nicolas Ensch. 177/1 Grand Art, 215/1 Gala Tejy and 2.7/1 Aetos Kronos finished sixth through eighth. The race start was delayed due to shoeing work on Power and track maintenance. https://www.letrot.com/fr/replay-courses/2021-01-16/7500/5 Tomorrow is the Prix de Belgique, the sixth Amerique qualifier, and with 13 horses at the start. This Gr. II event includes several horses already Amerique qualified. The lineup follows as well as the current Amerique horses: Amerique qualified (10) horses are listed below: Diable de Vauvert Feliciano Bahia Quesnot Face Time Bourbon Victor Ferm Moni Viking Gu d’Heripre Feerie Wood Vivid Wise As Delia du Pommereux   LeTrot, blodbanken files/photos   Thomas H. Hicks

Yoann Lebourgeois, harness racing

Galius wins again at Vincennes

January 15, 2020 - Galius (5m Love You-Star de Villenueve) held gamely on the front to secure the Prix de Mauriac (purse 53,000€), 2850 meters for European harness racing five year olds timed in 1.12.9kr. Yoann Lebourgeois was the pilot for owner/trainer Severine Raimond as Galius won for the 13 time in his career, now for 172,550€ earned. Galius has a career slate of 13-0-1 in 14 appearances. Second today was 7.9/1 Alcide Roc (5m Daguet Rapide-Inga Allmar) for trainer/driver Matthieu Abrivard. 8.7/1 Gondole Jenilou (5f Goetmals Wood) took third with Eric Raffin the pilot for breeder/owner/trainer Louis Baudron. Fourth home was 7/1 Gloria du Gers (5f Ready Cash) for trainer Jean Michel Bazire with fifth to 14/1 Gimy du Pommereux (5m Coktail Jet) with Alexandre Abrivard aboard. Galius (13) Sunday at Vincennes is the sixth Prix d’Amerique qualifier, The Gr. II Prix de Belgique has 13 top flight trotters contesting the three tickets to the Amerique and several horses in the field are already qualified. See below for the lineup. Prix de BelgiqueC4 - PRIX AMERIQUE RACES ZETURF QUALIF #6  purse 110 000€ Groupe II - Attelé 2 850 meters - Grande piste Groupe II Course Internationale Pour 4 à 11 ans inclus (H à A), hongres exclus, ayant gagné au moins 160.000 Thomas H. Hicks

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Harness racing fans, harnesslink community, we have some important and exciting news to share with you. The current iteration of our website is now over ten years old and while it has done it's job incredibly well, the time has come for an upgrade.  Due to a number of technological changes, our current website has started to experience several problems behind the scenes which need to be solved. This has also fortunately given us the chance to review our current design as website design has changed a lot over the last ten years.  Our new website will be coming sometime in the next few weeks and should bring with it a faster, cleaner, more modern design. We know that change is hard but we also hope that you will keep an open mind and enjoy our new look when it is launched. Here's to the next chapter! John and the Harnesslink team Here is a picture of our original Website dated 2002

January 14, 2021 - Cagnes sur Mer hosted the harness racing Gr. III Prix de la Cote d’Azur (purse 130,000€, 2925 meters distance handicap, International 5-11 year olds) this day with 16 solid starters. The 8/1 odds Golden Bridge (5m Ready Cash-Usenza) rallied mid-stretch to victory timed in 1.13.6kr, with David Thomain the pilot. Philippe Allaire trains the now seven time career winner for 292,850€ earned. Michel Tessier owns the winner. The 1.4/1 favorite Valzer di Poggio (7m Love You-Glory di Poggio) had surged to the front in the lane and gamely held second with Nicolas Bazire up for trainer Jean Michel Bazire. The 25 meter handicapped and 35/1 outsider Bulle de Laumont (10f Hand du Vivier-Ozo de Laumont) was a good third for trainer/driver Stephane Cingland. Alcoy (7m Ready Cash-Divann) was fourth for Christophe Martens, this one off at 14/1 and handicapped 25 meters. 38/1 Dona Viva (8f Love You) and 9/1 Fashion Queen (6f Ready Cash) were fifth and sixth. Golden Bridge (5) The beauty of Cagnes sur Mer is shown below. On Saturday at Paris-Vincennes there are three groupe contests, with entries for the Prix Gelinotte and Prix de Croix shown below. Aetos Kronos will be at the start in the Prix de Croix with J-M Bazire at the lines as he will battle Power, Green Grass and Gu d’Heripre. Jan 16 - 15:50 C4 - PRIX GELINOTTE 100 000€  Groupe II - Attelé - 2700m - Grande piste Course Internationale Pour pouliches de 3 ans (I), ayant gagné au moins 3.000. Jan 16 C5 - PRIX DE CROIX 100 000€ Groupe II - Attelé - 2 850m - Grande piste Course Internationale+Pour 5 ans (G), hongres exclus, ayant gagné au moins 38.000.   Thomas H. Hicks  

January 10, 2021 - Fado du Chene (6m Singalo-Star du Chene), off at 2.3/1 odds, captured the harness racing Gr. II monte Prix du Calvados (purse130,000€, 2850 meters for 4-11 year olds International) at Vincennes timed in 1.12.5kr. Paul Philippe Ploquin was the jockey for breeder/owner Claude Guedy and trainer Julien LeMer. Fado du Chene won for the 14th timed in his career that has yielded 873,400€. The 11/1 Freeman de Houelle (6m Vigove) was second with Eric Raffin in the irons for trainer/breeder Franck Leblanc. The 2.9/1 second choice Daida de Vandel (8f Real de Loo) took third with Alexandre Abrivard up. Dynamite Marceaux and Etoile de Bruyere completed the top five. Fado du Chene The fine four-year old Hohneck (4m Royal Dream-Caranca) surged late and captured the Prix de Tonnac-Villeneuve (Gr. II, purse 100,000€, 2700 meters for four-year olds) clocked in 1.13.4kr for Franck Nivard and off at 2.2/1 odds. Philippe Allaire owns and trains this now nine-time career winner for 267,590€ earned that was bred by J.P. Guay. Hohneck traveled his final 500 meters in 1.10.2kr. The 1.8/1 favorite Hirondelle Sibey (4f Gazouillis) took second for Eric Raffin, driving for trainer J.M. Baudouin. Third home was 3.7/1 Beautiful Colibri (4f Ready Cash) that Philippe Allaire owns and trains and Francois Lagadeuc as the pilot. 2.1/1 Hooker Berry (4m Booster Winner) and 6.6/1 Hatchet Man (4m Goetmals Wood) were fourth and fifth. Hohneck The Prix de Lille (purse 80,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 6-11 year olds European eligibles) saw 10/1 odds Flamme du Goutier (6f Ready Cash-Utopie du Goutier) score in 1.11.3kr for reinsman Theo Duvaldestin. This Thierry Duvaldestin trainee now has 12 career wins for 365,570€ earned. 35/1 Violetto Jet (7m From Above) was a close second for pilot Franck Nivard and trainer Philippe Billard. Third was 5,4/1 Eclat de Gloire (7g Tiego d’Etang) was third for trainer/driver Loris Garcia. 4.9/1 Calina (7f Archipelagio) was fourth and 9/1 Unique Juni (8f Uptown Yankee) landed fifth money. Flamme du Goutier Fine trotting is on tap later this week. On January 14 Cagnes sur Mer will host the Gr. III Prix de la Cote d’Azur with a 120,000€ purse for International trotteurs. Then on January 16 at Vincennes there will be three groupe contests (Prix Gelinotte for 100,000€ for Gr. II International three year olds; the Gr. III Prix du Forez for 80,000€ featuring aged horses; Gr. II Prix de Croix for 100,000€ for International five year olds). The Prix de Croix lineup follows and it’s a great field. Thomas H. Hicks  

January 8, 2021 - Gladys des Plaines (4f Opus Viervil-Thetis de Vaujours), off at 4/10 odds, crushed her competition at Vincennes, to win the harness racing Gr. II monte Prix Emile Roiteau (purse 100,000€, 2700 meters, International) to earn a Prix de Cornulier ticket. Mathieu Mottier was the jockey for trainer Gilles Curens and owner Augustin Rada. Gladys won her fourth straight monte contests and this was her eighth career won now for 434,220€ earned. 8/1 All Wise As (5f Varenne-Temple Blue Chip) was second with Alexandre Abrivard up for trainer H.E. Bondo and owner Peter Wilhelmsen. 74/1 Girly Beco (4f Tiego d’Etang-Verveine Gede) was third for Guillaume Martin and trainer Michel Bevier. 3.5/1 Good Luck Quick and 35/1 Gef de Play completed the top five. Gladys des Plaines   Thomas H. Hicks

December 30, 2020 - The Kincsem Park harness racing season came to end and is slated to resume January 31. Year end 2020 awards were earned by leading driver Veljko Mazsity with 30 victories and leading trainer Tibor Hajnal with 27 conditioning wins. Other awards went to leading owner Hico Istello, leading breeder Kabala Menes Kft and top amateur driver Andrea Fazekas. Congratulations award winners, and congratulations to all horsemen and management that made 2020 an excellent year. ................................................ The final card of 2020 included three top races starting with the Pancho DIJ (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). Here the 4.8/1 odds Gigant Wings (6g Quick Wood-Winning Ways-Gidde Palema) was victorious for trainer/driver Emil Csordas as he won for the fourth time in 14 appearances this year. 15.5/1 Uptown Boy M (7g Cigar Dan) was second with Valentin Miskolcsik up for trainer Pal Vicen. 1.8/1 Zapato (5m Frullino Jet) held third for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. Race time was 1.18.1kr. Gigant Wings In the Tamas Pinter “Oroszlan” Handicap (purse 1,500,000HUf, 1900 meters autostart) the 3.3/1 odds Up All Night (7f Americas Dust-Narancs Virag-Tony Oaks) rallied to victory timed in 1.20.6kr with trainer Sandor Varga aboard. The four-time 2020 winner in 11 starts defeated 12.5/1 Sensation (9g Incredible Cole) with Laszlo Szokola at the lines. Third was 3.1/1 Trancsen (8m Ata Star L) for Istvan Papp. Up All Night In the featured Lovaregyleti DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) the 1.17.2kr timed winner was 1.7/1 Unno del Duomo (7m Ganymede-Irma del Duomo-Lemon Dra) that overcame a 40 meter handicap for reinsman Anton Horvatski and trainer Dora Kovacs. Unno won for the fourth time in six 2020 appearanced in Hungary. 6/1 Unika Vik (7f Cantab Hall) was second with Andor Angyal the pilot. Third was the 20 meter handicapped and 5/1 odds Ujrazz! (7m Maximus Lindy) with trainer Laszlo Kolozsi the pilot.  Unno del Duomo     Thomas H. Hicks  

January 1, 2020 - Happy New Year 2021. The harness racing year at Paris-Vincennes began with a nice card highlighted by the Prix du Croise Laroche (purse 56,000€, 2850 meters) and 9/1 odds Diplomate d’Am (8g Love You-Kalmie Melody) scored in 1.13.8kr. Theo Duvaldestin was the winning pilot for trainer Thierry Duvaldestin as the victorious trotteur won for the 16th time in his career that has yielded 242,675€ in earnings. 2.7/1 Dorado Bello (8g Pas d’Urzy) took second for Eric Raffin in a tight finish. 12/1 Comte des Tithais (9g Neoh Jiel) took third with Yoann Lebourgeois up, Diplomate d’Am In the Prix d’Angouleme (purse 59,000€, 2100 meters autostart) the 3.8/1 odds Free Man (6m Ready Cash-Olly Star) was a quick 1.11.6kr timed winner with Alexandre Abrivard up. L.Cl. Abrivard trains this 12-time career winner of 246,570€ that Jean Pierre Barjon owns, he the LeTrot President. The 11/1 odds Marcello Web (6G Raja Mirchi-Astoria Amour) was second for reinsman Christophe Martens with third to 58/1 Alcide Roc (5m Daguet Rapide) with trainer Matthieu Abrivard at the lines. Free Man The 2020 Awards were announced in France with leading dash-winning driver title going to Eric Raffin in 254 victories. His total including monte was 310 wins. The leading monte jockey was Mathieu Mottier with 72 victories. The leading trainer category saw Jean Michel Bazire the winner with 207 victories. Ecurie des Charmes was named leading owner and breeder with 80 wins (1,914,235€) as owner and 111 as breeder. Among the apprentices, Enzo Lelievre won the attele crown with 20 wins while Gaelle Godard captured the monte honors with 29 victories. In the active amateur ranks Dimitri Crespel won 21 times as the attele champion and Barbara Grenet took the monte title with four victories. Awards video: Thomas H. Hicks

January 2, 2021 - The 2.2/1 odds favorite Fire Cracker (6g Quaro-Urganza) won today’s harness racing Prix de Bar le  Duc (purse 80,000€, European, 2850 meters distance handicap) at Vincennes timed in 1.14.6kr off modest fractions. Eric Raffin teamed the Gregory Thorel trainee for Ecurie la Pinsonniere to his 11th career victory now for 326,950€ earned. The 25-meter handicapped and already Amerique qualified Diable de Vauvert (8m Prince d’Espace-Pop Star) was second with Gabriele Gelormini up for trainer Bertrand Le Beller and Ecurie de Vauvert. He was off at 2.4/1 odds. 26/1 A Sweet Dance (6f Maharajah-Sugar Step) was second for Alexis Prat and trainer Anders Lindqvist. Fourth home was 44/1 Coach Franbleu ahead of 16/1 Foxtrot Sea. Dq’s were Sobel Conway, Victor Ferm and Express Jet. Fire Cracker   On the same card was the Gr. III Prix Yvonnick Bodin (monte, apprentice jockeys, 80,000€ purse, 2700 meters, the Challenge Marolles-en-Brie) and the 9/10 odds favorite Brillant Madrik (10g Lilium Madrik-Made in Coulonces) scored in 1.13.3kr, his 24th career victory for 464,880€ earned.   Mathilde Coles was aboard for trainer L.C. Abrivard and owner Gilbert Champie. 26/1 Balzac de L’Iton (10g Panache de L’Iton) was second for Guillaume Lenain with third to 69/1 Eliska Berry (7f Rocklyn) for jockey Gaelle Godard. 15/1 Carla du Chatelet (9f Jag de Bellouet) and 85/1 pacesetter Best of Bourbon (10f Ready Cash) completed the top five. Brillant Madrik   Thomas H. Hicks  

January 3, 2020 - The 6/10 favorite Face Time Bourbon (6m Ready Cash-Vita Bourbon-Love You) battled on the outside from post nine to eventually wear down harness racing pacesetter 2.2/1 Davidson du Pont and then hold off onrushing 18/1 Vivid Wise As (7m Yankee Glide-Temple Blue Chip) handled by his trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. Third home was 27/1 Delia du Pommereux (8f Niky-Noune du Pommereux) for David Thomain and trainer Sylvain Roger. Face Time Bourbon won for the 28th time in his career now for 2,197,440€ earned, with Sebastien Guarato his trainer for owner Scuderia Bivans Srl. Vivid Wise As has the same owner. Race time was 1.10.4kr off even fractions. Behind the top three were Davidson du Pont (8m Pacha du Pont-Laguna de Pont) with Jean Michel Bazire up for owner Ecurie Albert Rayon. 135/1 Etonnant (7m Timoiko-Migraine) was fifth for Anthony Barrier and trainer/owner Richard Westerink. 126/1 Calina (7f Archipelago-Caltina Hall) was sixth with seventh to 38/1 Bahia Quesnot (10f Scipion du Goutier - Queebn Ines). Billie de Montfort followed Face Time but could not keep pace in the lane, finishing eighth and Moni Viking was ninth. Face Time Bourbon (9) inside, Vivid Wise As (4), Delia du Pommereux (6) Replay - https://www.letrot.com/fr/replay-courses/2021-01-03/7500/4 There are now 10 Amerique invitees with one qualifier remaining.   Thomas H. Hicks

December 31, 2020 - A classy harness racing field of 15 will start January 3rd at Paris-Vincennes over the 2100 meters autostart sprinter distance. Several already qualified for the Amerique prize are included such as Bahia Quesnot, Face Time Bourbon, and Moni Viking. This race result will be critical for some contestants as only one qualifier remains (Jan 17) for the big race on Jan 31. It will be hotly contested. Jan 3 -15:15 C4 - PRIX AMERIQUE RACES ZETURF QUALIF #5, 110 000€  Groupe II - Attelé - 2100m - Grande piste PRIX DE BOURGOGNE Course Internationale Départ à l'autostart Pour 4 à 11 ans inclus (H à A), hongres exclus, ayant gagné au moins 160.000. Thomas H. Hicks  

December26, 2020 - Virginia Grif (6f Varenne-Francy Capar-Supergill) secured a harness racing victory in this day’s Gran Premio Mari Trofeo Donato (purse 110,000€, 1600 meters autostart) at Taranto in Italy. Mass. Castaldo teamed the winner that was timed in 1.12.2kr and defeated Zadig del Ronco (5m Iulius del Ronco) with third to Taurus del Ronco (8m Varenne-Ilde del Ronco), The great Arazi Boko (13g Varenne) was a scratch from this event after winning the Pr. Citta’ di Siracuse on December 6 timed in 1.12.3kr and a November 22 victory in batteria A of the Palio Comuni di Montegiorgio timed in 1.12.5kr.  He was fifth in that finale to Chief Orlando in 1.10.9kr. On the same card was the Gran Premio Citta’ di Taranto (purse 50,050€, 1600 meters autostart) and this 1.12.9kr timed winner was Antony Leone (4m Libeccio Grif-Gaspimg Ferm-Lemon Dra) that rallied to score convincingly for Gaetano DiNardo. Aura (4f Yankee Glide-Dora d’Alfa) was second and Ares Caf (4m Ideale Luis-Ira Caf) hand for third. Antony Leone   Thomas H. Hicks  

December 27, 2020 - The Prix Tenor de Baune (“Amerique Qua 5” – Gr. II, purse 85,000€, International five-year olds) went to 5.2/1 odds Feerie Wood (5f Rockfeller Center-Vive Fee),clocked in 1.12.8kr, with harness racing owner Alexandre Abrivard at the lines for trainer L.Cl. Abrivard at Paris-Vincennes. Bred by Ecurie D, the victorious mare won for the seventh time in 39 career starts now for 429.250€ earned. She earned an Amerique invite with this impressive victory. The 4.4/1 odds Feydeau Seven (5m Redeo Josselyn-Unanime Seven) was a good second for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire and owner Alexandre Skowronski. Third home was another JMB trainee, the 15/1 Rebella Matters (5f Explosive Matter-Mystical News), handled by Matthieu Abrivard for owner Stall TRE Rebell. 83/1 longshot Fiable (5f Ready Cash-Nika) was fourth with Yoann Lebourgeois up for trainer Emmanuel Ruault and Ecurie Comte P de Montesson. Feerie Wood Feerie Wood From the Prix-Amerique website the following are listed as invitees: Q1 Bretagne – Diable de Vauvert (B. Le Beller), Feliciano ( Allaire), Bahia Quesnot (Guelpa) who subsequently won the Royal Mares in Italy; Q2 Bourbonnais – Face Time Bourbon (Guarato), Victor Ferm (Bazire), Moni Viking (Vercruysse); Q3 Criterium Continental – Gu d’Heripre (Billard); Q4 Tenor de Baune – Feerie Wood (A. Abrivard); Q5 Bourgogne upcoming on Jan 3; Q6 Belgique set for Jan 17   Thomas H. Hicks

December 27, 2020 - Franck Leblanc’s owned and trained Helitlopet (3m Un Charme Fou-Luna Vroum) took today’s Prix de Vincennes (Gr. I monte, purse 170,000€, 2700 meters for three-year olds) at Vincennes, timed in 1.14.2kr with Adrien Lamy in the irons. The winner scored for the fourth time in his career now for 129,300€ earned. 85/1 Hera Landia (3f Ludo de Castelle-Tina Landia) was second handled by Paul Philippe Ploquin for owner/trainer Alexis Philippe Grimault. 10/1 Hytte du Terroir (3f Boccador de Simm-Scarlet d’Ohara) took third money for Alexandre Abrivard, Helitlopet Replay https://www.letrot.com/fr/replay-courses/2020-12-27/7500/5 Gladys des Plaines wins Prix Leon Tarquet Gladys des Plaines (4f Opus Viervil-Thetis de Vayjours) rallied past a drifting our leader to win the Prix Leon Tarquet (“Reverdy” – purse 70,000€, Gr. III monte, 2175 meters four year olds) today at Vincennes. Mathieu Mottier was the jockey for trainer Gilles Curents and owner Augustin Radu. Gladys won for the seventh time in 25 career starts now for 389,220€ earned. Race time was 1.12.0kr. She was off at 1.8/1 odds and bested then leading 2.3/1 Gospel Pat (4m Uriel Speed-Namorosa) that tired and drifted wide in the lane and that had David Thomain at the lines for trainer Philippe Allaire. 34/1 Guerilla de Simm (4f Brillantissime-Poupee Charmeuse) was a distant third for jockey Benjamin Rochard and owner/trainer Allaire. Gladys des Plaines   Thomas H. Hicks

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The Gr. III Prix du Forez (purse 80,000€, 2700 meters for 7-11 year olds) saw 5.7/1 Colonel (9g Goetmals Wood-Royale Star) rally to harness racing victory for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire and Ecurie des Charmes. This was the 17th career win for Colonel that now sports life earnings of 568,080€. 2.3/1 Eclat de Gloire (7g Teigo d’Etang) held second for trainer/driver Loris Garcia. Third home was Et Voila de Muze (7g Royal Dream) ahead of 6.3/1 Be One des Thirons (10g Roi du Cog) and 70/1 Blues d’Ourville (10g Password). Colonel Three year olds fillies contested the Gr. II Prix Gelinotte (purse 100,000€, 2700 meters, International) in the Vincennes snow and 2/1 odds Inoubliable (3f Prodigious-Dream Life-Royal Dream) rallied in the lane to score for Jean Philippe Dubois timed in 1.16.3kr. Philippe Moulin trains this filly for Dubois’ Ecurie Victoria Dreams to her third straight victory now for 85,410€ earned. 93/1 Idylle A Vie (3f Ready Cash-Vie A Deux) was second for Alexis Charadame at the lines for trainer Philippe Billard. Third was 45/1 Ideale du Chene (3f Bird Parker) ahead of 68/1 Iseult Flower (3f Nahar de Beval) and 12/1 Isla Bonita (3f Love You). Inoubliable LeTrot files/photos Thomas H. Hicks
In the Vincennes co-featured Prix de Croix (Gr. II, purse 100,000€, 2850 meters, International five year olds), the well regarded Power (5m Googoo Gaagaa-La Vici) circled the harness racing field in the lane to score at 15/1 odds with Eric Raffin the pilot. Robert Bergh trains Power for In The Zone AB as he recorded career victory 14 in 30 starts, now two win in France from three starts, and his life earnings increased to 909,746€. Race time was 1.16.2kr over a heavy, snow affected course (fractions 1.16.6kr at the 1500 to go mark; 1.16.7kr at the 1000 and 1.16.6kr with 500 meters remaining). 15/1 Gelati Cut (5m Coktail Jet-Variety Cut) held second on the pegs for Gabriele Gelormini and trainer R.Ch. Larue. 20/1 Goldy Mary (5m Ready Cash-Bloody Mary), bred by Jean Pierre Dubois, was third for trainer/driver Matthieu Abrivard and Ecurie HM Stable. 42/1 Guzz Mearas (5m Muscle Mass-Intensity Kronos) was fourth for Pierre Vercruysse, ahead of the 1.3/1 favorite Gu d’Heripre (5m Coktail Jet-Vedetta d’Heripre) for Nicolas Ensch. 177/1 Grand Art, 215/1 Gala Tejy and 2.7/1 Aetos Kronos finished sixth through eighth. The race start was delayed due to shoeing work on Power and track maintenance. https://www.letrot.com/fr/replay-courses/2021-01-16/7500/5 Tomorrow is the Prix de Belgique, the sixth Amerique qualifier, and with 13 horses at the start. This Gr. II event includes several horses already Amerique qualified. The lineup follows as well as the current Amerique horses: Amerique qualified (10) horses are listed below: Diable de Vauvert Feliciano Bahia Quesnot Face Time Bourbon Victor Ferm Moni Viking Gu d’Heripre Feerie Wood Vivid Wise As Delia du Pommereux   LeTrot, blodbanken files/photos   Thomas H. Hicks
January 15, 2020 - Galius (5m Love You-Star de Villenueve) held gamely on the front to secure the Prix de Mauriac (purse 53,000€), 2850 meters for European harness racing five year olds timed in 1.12.9kr. Yoann Lebourgeois was the pilot for owner/trainer Severine Raimond as Galius won for the 13 time in his career, now for 172,550€ earned. Galius has a career slate of 13-0-1 in 14 appearances. Second today was 7.9/1 Alcide Roc (5m Daguet Rapide-Inga Allmar) for trainer/driver Matthieu Abrivard. 8.7/1 Gondole Jenilou (5f Goetmals Wood) took third with Eric Raffin the pilot for breeder/owner/trainer Louis Baudron. Fourth home was 7/1 Gloria du Gers (5f Ready Cash) for trainer Jean Michel Bazire with fifth to 14/1 Gimy du Pommereux (5m Coktail Jet) with Alexandre Abrivard aboard. Galius (13) Sunday at Vincennes is the sixth Prix d’Amerique qualifier, The Gr. II Prix de Belgique has 13 top flight trotters contesting the three tickets to the Amerique and several horses in the field are already qualified. See below for the lineup. Prix de BelgiqueC4 - PRIX AMERIQUE RACES ZETURF QUALIF #6  purse 110 000€ Groupe II - Attelé 2 850 meters - Grande piste Groupe II Course Internationale Pour 4 à 11 ans inclus (H à A), hongres exclus, ayant gagné au moins 160.000 Thomas H. Hicks
Harness racing fans, harnesslink community, we have some important and exciting news to share with you. The current iteration of our website is now over ten years old and while it has done it's job incredibly well, the time has come for an upgrade.  Due to a number of technological changes, our current website has started to experience several problems behind the scenes which need to be solved. This has also fortunately given us the chance to review our current design as website design has changed a lot over the last ten years.  Our new website will be coming sometime in the next few weeks and should bring with it a faster, cleaner, more modern design. We know that change is hard but we also hope that you will keep an open mind and enjoy our new look when it is launched. Here's to the next chapter! John and the Harnesslink team Here is a picture of our original Website dated 2002

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