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Oasis Bi wins the €506,000 67th Lotteria

06:36 AM 03 May 2016 NZST
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Oasis Bi wins the Gr. I International Lotteria
Oasis Bi wins the Gr. I International Lotteria
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Oasis Bi (8m Toss Out-Up Front JM-Self Possessed) took his elimination and the harness racing final of the 67th edition of the Gr. I International Lotteria at Agnano Racetrack, Napoli Italy.

Johnny Takter teamed the winner that left early for the lead, yielded to second finishing Voltigeur de Myrt (7m Opus Viervil-Myrtille des Bois-Tenor de Baune) with Gabby Gelormini up, and then rallied up the inside to score by half-length in the final 100 meters.

Third was fast closing Princess Grif (7f Varenne-Fauve Grif) with Orjan Kihlstrom up and fourth went to Pascia’Lest (7m Varenne-Superiors Sun-Diamond Way) with Pietro Gubellini aboard.

Race time was 1.10.7kr.

Pascia’Lest and Voltigeur de Myrt won their eliminations timed in 1.10.9kr and 1.10.6kr respectively, defeating Probo OP and Sahara Fairytale.

Oasis Bi scored his elimination win timed in 1.10.9kr over Princess Grif.

Purse for the Finale was €506,000 after the eliminations went each for €14,300. All of these heats were over 1600 meters autostart.

Replay link follows:

The €33,000 Lotteria Consolation, also a 1600 meter test, went to Pioneer Gar (7m Varenne-Follia) with Pietro Gubellini at the lines, timed in 1.11.8kr. Quick Fix and Sharon Gar followed that winner home.

On the Lotteria program was the finale of the Italy vs. USA Friendship Amateur Drivers Challenge with Italy being the winner. Top points leading teamster was Italy’s Ciro Ciccarelli who won the €7,700 purse finale over 1600 meters autostart timed in 1.15.6kr. He reined Paradisea Jet (7f Ken Warkentin-Giada Jet-Kramer Boy) to the win over Piccolarobytor handled by Giovanni De Simone Jr. with third to Hannah Miller driving Narzis Lady. Hannah Miller led Team USA with a third place finish (31.5 points). The competition point leader was Italy’s Ciro Ciccarelli with 60.5 points.

For those that missed the other weekend trotting classics see links below of the Argentan Criterium de Vitesse won the Un Mec d’Heripre and the Olympiatravet victory at Aby by Your Highness. The latter was been invited to the Elitloppet.

Argentan 4/30/16 Criterium du Vitesse de Normandie

Olympiatravet at Aby 4/30/16

Thomas H. Hicks

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