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Turbo Jet victorious in Prix du Luxembourg

07:34 AM 26 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Turbo Jet and driver Jean-Etienne Dubois win the Prix du Luxembourg
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Turbo Jet went thru the sales ring but was a buy back at $100,000 euros and then raced and won the very next day.
Arqana Trot Sale photo
A wall of horse race to the finish, Turbo Jet was four wide in the middle of the field
Paris Turf Photo

Turbo Jet (7m Joyau d'Amour-Elite d'Atout-Sugarcane Hanover) took today's Gr. III Prix du Luxembourg, the feature event at Paris-Vincennes.

Owner/trainer Jean-Etienne Dubois teamed the winner to a rallying victory at 52/1 in a race dominated at the finish by outsiders. Turbo Jet was hip 256 in last night's Arqana Trot sale and was hammered down at 100,000 euro but did not sell. He captured the winner's share of today's 110,000 euro purse covering 2100 meters autostart in 1.11.8kr defeating Unabella Perrine and reinsman Franck Ouvrie and Talicia Bella third for Anthony Barrier up for owner/trainer J-P Marmion.

Turbo Jet now has 13 career wins for earnings of 434,100 euro.

Favored Beckman, off at even money, ended unplaced with On Track Piraten sixth after leading the pack much of the way. On Track Piraten easily defeated Maharajah two weeks ago in Sweden. Other contenders Maxwell Mayday was tenth today and Caballion ended ninth.

The top five finishers in this race were off at odds 52, 30, 12, 89, and 64/1, respectively.

January 25, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix du Luxembourg, Gr. III International, 110,000 euro purse, 2100 meters autostart 1.11.8kr

1st Fractions: 1.06.2kr at 1500, 1.11kr at 1000, 1.11.4kr at 500, 1.11.8kr finish

2nd Turbo Jet (7m Joyau d'Amour-Elite d'Atout-Sugarcane Hanover), Jean-Etienne Dubois at 52/1

3rd Unabella Perrine (6f Diamant Gede-Minnie Perrine-Viking Sun), Anthony Barrier at 12/1

4th Rubis Darpet (9g Kaiser Soze-Betty de la Noe-Kimberland), Eric Raffin at 89/1

5th Oropura Bar (6m Love You-Ubatuba Oaks-Armbro Goal), Marco Smorgon up, 64/1 (Italy)

6th On Track Piraten (6g Kool du Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line), Jos. Verbeeck, 2/1 odds (Sweden)

by Thomas H. Hicks for


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