Day At The Track

Grand Critrium de Vitesse de la Cte d'Azur Sunday

04:14 AM 04 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Nesta Effe
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Vanika Du Ruel
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The highly regarded sprinter classic, the Grand Criterium de Vitesse de la Cote d'Azur, takes place Sunday at Cagnes sur mer in France.

There are 21 international contestants that have been engaged in this 200,000 euros Gr. I International UET Masters Series event over the 1609 meters autostart course (one mile). Last years' winner Timoko will not defend his title. A number of noted sprinters are in the field including the young mare Vanika du Ruel for trainer/driver Franck Anne and Italy's Nesta Effe.

The entrants are listed below. Note m=male, f=female. No geldings are eligible to this race for 4-10 year-olds who have earned over 160,000 euros

Horse, Sex/Age, Trainer, Earnings in euros

Quoriace Stop, 10m, Anders Lindqvist, 165,990

Rebecca des Champs, 9f, S. Cingland, 243,370

Tango Somolli, 7m, C. Mathe, 313,140

Saphir de Fille, 8m, H. Ph. Gautier, 338,240

Olona Ok (Italy), 6f, V. Lacroix, 379,609

Aisle Stand (Sweden), 7f, Ronny Kuiper, 375,748

Unabella Perrine, 6f, J-F Mary, 379,966

Amaru Boko (Sweden), 7m, Timo Nurmos, 413,492

Amour d'Occagnes (Holland)m 7m, Vincent Martens, 544,730

Quarlos, 10m, M. Dabouis, 554,600

Twist des Caillons, 7m, H. Hardy, 567,780

Napolean Bar (Italy), 7m, C.E. Hollmann, 585,187

Santa Rosa France, 8f, J-L Bigeon, 705,950

Triode de Felliere, 7f, J-P Marmion, 710,590

Marielles (Italy), 8f, Fabrice Souloy, 730,414

Pascia'Lest (Italy), Thierry Duvaldestin, 760,682

Univers de Pan, 6m, Philippe Daugeard, 947,530

Vanika du Ruel, 5f, Franck Anne, 987,360

Quinoa du Gers, 10m, Fabrice Souloy, 994,343

Nesta Effe (Italy), 7m, Holger Ehlertm 1,058,928

Quoumba de Guez, 10f, J-M Bazire, 1,145,569

by Thomas H. Hicks for


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