Columbus, OH --- Racing fans looking to cheer on USA representatives Maven and Uncle Peter in Sweden’s Elitlopp on Sunday morning, May 25, can do so from home by accessing this link, Maharajah.se., to a Swedish site that is broadcasting the race live. There is a translate to English button on the site's home page.
The Elitlopp can also be viewed and wagered on at The Meadowlands Racetrack, which will open its doors at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday for the simulcast from Sweden.
Contested at Stockholm’s Solvalla Racecourse, The Elitlopp, is considered one of the most prestigious harness races in the world. Each year, 16 star equine athletes from around the globe are invited to Stockholm for the event. Two U.S. representatives got the invite for 2014.
Top class U.S. trotters Maven, trained by Jonas Czernyson, and Uncle Peter of the Jimmy Takter Stable look to bring Elitlopp victory to the U.S. for the first time since the great Moni Maker’s win in 1998.
Arch Madness gave strong performances in the Elitlopp in 2012 and 2013, but never won the race, finishing second both times.
The first elimination race, featuring Maven and regular driver Yannick Gingras from post six will be contested at 8:55 a.m. (EDT). The second elimination, in which Uncle Peter will start from post three with David Miller, is slated for 9:22 a.m. The top four horses from each race will then compete in the Elitlopp final, set to go off at 11:35 a.m.
by Allison Conte, for the USTA