Day At The Track

Prix d'Amerique draws 25 engagements

07:59 AM 20 Jan 2014 NZDT
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The world's classic trotting race has engaged a classic field of 25 for next Sunday's one million euro Gr. I International Prix d'Amerique over 2700 meters at Paris-Vincennes.

Today's Prix de Cornulier winner Roxane Griff is in the mix (earnings in chart below exclude today's race and now stand at 2,023,118 euro), along with veteran performers Ready Cash (a double winner), Timoko (likely with Jos. Verbeeck at the lines, he a four time driving winner of the Prix d'Amerique) and The Best Madrik. Last year's winner Royal Dream was not engaged after two weak recent efforts.

New players Triode de Felliere, Up And Quick and Soleil du Fosse should not be overlooked. The same can be said of a group from Italy, Sweden and Norway that includes Sweden's surprise entrant Maharajah. Recent impressive winner at Vincennes, Yarrah Boko, should have a chance along with some of the Italian contingent that includes sprinter Mack Grace SM on a twelve race win streak, Nesta Effe that raced today at Florence, Pascia' Lest and longshot Marielles.

As usual the Prix d'Amerique shapes up as a superior race with superior equine talent.

1 Spirit Beji

2 Unabella Perrine

3 Uhlan Du Val

4 Soleil Du Fosse

5 Triode De Felliere

6 Santa Rosa France

7 Marielles

8 Renommee D'Obret

9 Pascia' Lest

10 Univers De Pan

11 Up And Quick

12 Roxana De Barbray

13 Vanika Du Ruel

14 Titego D'Etang

15 Mack Grace Sm

16 Quinoa Du Gers

17 Nesta Effe

18 Yarrah Boko

19 Reve de Beylev

20 The Best Madrik

21 Save The Quick

22 Roxane Griff

23 Timoko

24 Maharajah

25 Ready Cash

In just a week another champion will join a list of immortals (last 28 listed below) in the 2014 edition of the race begun in 1920 to celebrate America's role in creating freedom from tyranny in Europe. Nowhere is America celebrated better than with the Prix d'Amerique, nowhere is international racing better presented. Be there !!!

2013 Royal Dream (Jean-Philippe Dubois)

2012 Ready Cash (Franck Nivard)

2011 Ready Cash (Franck Nivard)

2010 Oyonnax (Sebastien Ernault)

2009 Meaulnes du Corta (Franck Nivard)

2008 Offshore Dream (Pierre Levesque)

2007 Offshore Dream (Pierre Levesque)

2006 Gigant Neo (Dominik Locqueneux)

2005 Jag de Bellouet (Christophe Gallier)

2004 Kesaco Phedo (Jean-Michel Bazire)

2003 Abano As (Jos Verbeeck)

2002 Varenne (Giampaolo Minnucci)

2001 Varenne (Giampaolo Minnucci)

2000 Général du Pommeau (Jules Lepennetier)

1999 Moni Maker (Jean-Michel Bazire)

1998 Dryade des Bois (Jos Verbeeck)

1997 Abo Volo (Jos Verbeeck)

1996 Coktail Jet (Jean-Etienne Dubois)

1995 Ina Scot (Helen Johansson)

1994 Sea Cove (Jos Verbeeck)

1993 Queen L. (Stig H. Johansson)

1992 Verdict Gédé (Jean-Claude Hallais)

1991 Ténor de Baune (Jean-Baptiste Bossuet)

1990 Ourasi (Michel-Marcel Gougeon)

1989 Queila Gédé (Roger Baudron)

1988 Ourasi (Jean-René Gougeon)

1987 Ourasi (Jean-René Gougeon)

1986 Ourasi (Jean-René Gougeon)*

(Files from Paris-Turf)

by Thomas H. Hicks for


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