Maharajah showed that he is back in good form and perhaps very competitive in the late January Prix d'Amerique. Today he was away fourth before moving decisively to the lead after 400 meters and he raced comfortably on the lead before drawing away from the competition for a seven length win in 1.13.1kr over pocket sitter Harry Haythrow that was making his 56th start in V75 action. Orjan Kihlstrom teamed the Stefan Hultman trainee for owner public company Travkompaniets Stall AB. The winner scored for the 30th time in 56 career starts, now for earnings of 19,407,453SEK. Maharajah sports a 4-1-1 slate in 11 starts this year, earning 2,836,656SEK. His next start is planned for January 11th. Solvalla Gold Final UET Master Series, 2140 meters autostart, Gr. II, 300,000SEK to winner 1.13.1kr Maharajah (8m Viking Kronos-Chili Khan-Giant Chill), Orjan Kihlstrom Harry Haythrow (7g Rote On Line-Speedy Tilda-Spotlite Lobell), Peter Untersteiner Francois du Gull (6m Jag de Bellouet-Tantiem Gull-Lindy Lane), Eric Lindegren The co-featured Krafft Winterfavoritem for two year-olds went to longshot Snowflake Goj with Torbjorn Jansson up. She rallied late along the pylons to defeat well-bred Global Reality and How Amazing Tooma in a close finish. Solvalla Krafft Winterfavoritem Two Year-Olds, 2140 meters autostart, 200,000SEK to winner.17.2kr Snowflake Goj (2f Goetmals Wood-Mrs Meyer Landsky-Sugarcane Hanover), Torbjorn Jansson Global Reality (2m Federal Flex-Lookout Victory-Valley Victory), Bjorn Goop aboard How Amazing Tooma (2f Banker Hall-Amazing As-Enjoy Lavec), Ulf Nordin up Thomas H. Hicks Renaissance Partners LLC Thomas H. Hicks, Managing Partner 3508 Sahara Springs Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33069 www.renaissancelc.com firstname.lastname@example.org 954-971-3555 Tel FL Office 704-844-0600 Tel NC Office 954-415-6369 Cel 704-845-1176 Fax Experience > Value, Integrity, Performance The information above and attached, if any, may contain privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution and duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender by email and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank you.
American breeding is well represented in a field of four colts and eight fillies which line up for the top two-year-old race in Sweden, the Uppfödningslöpning worth 141,000 euros to the winner and over 1640m at Jagersro on Saturday. US resident Broadway Hall has two fillies in the race including the likely favourite, Solvalla’s Breeders Crown winner Enya Boko, bred by the massive Boko Stables and a winner of five of her six starts. Broadway Hall’s other entrant is the Dutch-bred Everreach Draviet who is trained by Ola Samuelsson and will have the advantage of Johnny Takter in the bike. Popular first season US-resident sire Muscle Hill also has two fillies in Eileen Boko, a winner of her Uppfödningslöpning heat for Lufti Kolgjini and non-winner Catwalk In, who is out of a mare by French sire Buvetier d’Aunou and coincidentally a half-sister to Kolgjini’s promising Orion Kronos who is now racing in France. Catwalk In is trained and driven by Fredrik Persson. The other US sires are both ex-pats and include former Hambletonian winner Scarlet Knight, who was a top racehorse in Europe and a very successful sire already, and he has the colt Al Dente in the field, the winner of one of his four starts for trainer Tommy Hanne, who has given up the drive for Erik Adielsson. US Breeders Crown 2YO champ Banker Hall has the filly How Amazing Tooma, the winner of one from four for trainer-driver Jan Nordin. American National winner Clerk Magistrate is the sire of Per Lennartsson’s colt Orion Tilly, the winner of the first two of his five starts including the Breeders Crown in Bergsaker. His granddam Icora Tilly, a fine racemare herself was an even better broodmare producing one of Sweden’s greatest horses, Victory Tilly, and five other winners of between $585,000 and $105,000. In total she produced 11 winners from 14 foals. Roger Malmquist’s Going Kronos colt Soonerorlater, who won his qualifier for the Uppfödningslöpning and has been placed in both his Breeders Crown races this year. He is a product of Menhammar Stuteri, which stands Going Kronos, a promising Swedish-bred son of Viking Kronos. Viking Kronos is represented himself in the race with Lutfi Kolgjini’s second entrant in the race, a who won his qualifier for the Uppfödningslöpning for the popular Swedish horseman. Lars I Nilsson’s filly Si See Sea is another product of Swedish breeding, being by the Franco-American Jocose, a winner of the equivalent of $750,000 and had a record of 1.53.4. French sires are represented by the winner Bullyoung (c Love You) and M.T.Jest (c Magnificent Rodney) who are both out of American standardbred mares, a mix that is very successful in Scandinavia. SVENSK UPPFÖDNINGSLÖPNING Jägersro 30/11/13 Group1) Nat 2YOs 1640m €141 000 Svensk Uppfödningslöpning 2013-11-30 1 Eileen Boko (f Muscle Hill - Another Chip) Dr: Christoffer Eriksson Tr: Lutfi Kolgjini 2 Enya Boko (f Broadway Hall - Victor's Finesse) Dr: Per Lennartsson Tr: Per Lennartsson 3 Soonerorlater (f Going Kronos - Inkasso) Dr: Roger Malmqvist Tr: Roger Malmqvist 4 Orion Tilly (c Clerk Magistrate - Infra Tilly) Dr: Torbjörn Jansson Tr: Per Lennartsson 5 Onceforall Face( h Viking Kronos - Lemonsoda Om) Dr: Lutfi Kolgjini Tr: Lutfi Kolgjini 6 Everreach Draviet (f Broadway Hall - Junior Miss) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Ola Samuelsson 7 M.T.Jest (c Magnificent Rodney - Vendela Palema) Dr: Jörgen Sjunnesson Tr: Svante Båth 8 Al Dente (c Scarlet Knight - Mollie's Photo) Dr: Erik Adielsson Tr: Tommy Hanné 9 Si See Sea (f Jocose - Solo for Two) Dr: Jorma Kontio Tr: Lars I Nilsson 10 How Amazing Tooma (f Banker Hall - Amazing Ås) Dr: Jan Nordin Tr: Jan Nordin 11 Bullyoung (c Love You - Greenhill's Beauty) Dr: Peter Ingves Tr: Anders Svanstedt 12 Catwalk In (f Muscle Hill - Ellie America) Fredrik Persson Tr: Fredrik Persson by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com
Hippodrome Reims hosted today's Grand National du Trot seventh leg, with Sthieric (7g Alpha Barnes-Justine Pouvee-Cash d'Occagnes) winning in 1.13.5kr as 1.4.1 favorite for harness racing owner, trainer, driver Franck Ouvrie.
Harness racing driver Jean-Pierre Dubois scored a double yesterday at Marseille-Borely, continuing his remarkable driving return in France.
Three more entrants were announced for the May 26 Elitloppet 2013 (from Sweden Raja Mirchi, Commander Crowe and Panne de Moteur).
A major upset occurred in the Criterium des 4 Ans today at Paris-Vincennes today, as 16/1 Voltigeur de Myrt (4m Opus Viervil-Myrtille des Bois-Tenor de Baune) won this Gr. I 240,000 euro event contested over 2850 meters.
In addition to today at Aby (Olympiatravet Final) and Enghien (Prix de l'Atlantique), where Maharajah and Timoko posted impressive victories, there was other interesting harness racing today and over the past few days.
The first leg of this year's North American Amateur Drivers Spring Trotting Series kicks off on Friday afternoon, March 31 at Monticello Raceway with seven horses going to post in the fifth race on the 11-race harness racing card that day.
Dean Beachy's Quantum King Leo ($62.00) shocked the harness racing field in Saturday's $6,000 Open Trot at Northfield, grinding out a 1:58.4 win that saw driver Dan Charlino follow cover from Celebrity Wonder and then go three-wide at three-quarters to challenge leader Carolina Raider before getting up by half a length at the wire.