The Winter harness racing Meet at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes continued New Year’s Eve and Day before good crowds and rain-free weather. Starter du Rib captured the New year’s Eve featured Prix de Poitiers for trainer Joel Hallais and owner Ecurie Rib for his 18th career victory. Jean Loic Claude Dersoir steered the winner home in 1.13.7kr over 2700 meters. Highly regarded Sam Gibus ended second with Renardo Bello, a half-brother to double Prix d’Amerique winner Offshore Dream, fourth. Starter du Rib (8) Vincennes – Prix de Poitiers, 78,000 euro purse, 2700 meters, 17 starters Q+ 1.13.7kr Starter du Rib (7g Ganymede-Jiviga-Sancho Panca), J.L.C. Dersoir, 10/1 odds, trainer Joel Hallais for Ecurie Rib, 18th win lifetime for 392,280 euro Sam Gibus (7g Jet Fortuna-Harmonie Gibus-Viking Sun), Sebastien Baude up, 5/1 odds Roller Quick (8m Derby du Gite-Arquebuse-Florestan), Anthony Barrier, 29/1 odds Renardo Bello (8m Kiki-Enfilade-Tarass Boulba), Damien Bonne Racing Charm (8m Love You-Feraine d’Occagnes-Workaholic), Julien Dubois The January 1 feature ended with sons of Conway Hall finishing one-two in the 2100 meter autostart Prix d’Angouleme carrying a 95,000 euro purse. Conway Fortuna rallied for a convincing win in 1.12.4kr for Pierre Vercruysse. The winner is trained in Holland by Hugo Langeweg, Jr. for Gerrits Recycling Group and is from Saratoga Yankee by Yankee Glide. Conway Fortuna Vincennes – Prix d’Angouleme, European, 95,000 euro purse, 2100 meters autostart, 14 starters, 1.12.4kr Conway Fortuna (Holland) (5m Conway Hall-Saratoga Yankee-Yankee Glide), Pierre Vercruysse up for Hugo Langeweg Jr. and Gerrits Recycling Group, his 10th career win for earnings of 116,975 euro Paper Caf (Italy) (5g Conway Hall-Enda Caf-Supergill), Mathieu Abrivard up for trainer Fabrice Souloy and Scuderia Bimag Srl Vive Magic (5f Baccarat du Pont0Manny Blue-Coktail Jet), Eric Raffin aboard for owner/trainer Louis Baudron, 18/1 odds The undercard revealed several other interesting winners. The Quinte+ Prix du Croise-Laroche for 72,000 euro went to Ulk du Las Vegas in a photo with Italy’s Olimpus Caf (by Varenne). Dominik Locqueneux steered the winner to the 1.14.8kr victory, his eighth career success, at odds of 17/1. Ulk du Las Vegas (12 inside) Vincennes – Prix du Croise-Laroche, 72,000 euro purse, European, 2850 meters, 19 starters, Q+ 1.14.8kr Ulk du Las Vegas (5g Hulk des Champs-Elite du Las Vegas-Quiton du Coral), Dominik Locqueneux up for trainer/owner Jacques Fernandes, 8th career win for earnings of 153,060 euro, 17/1 odds Olimpus Caf (Italy) (5m Varenne-Eviola Caf-Supergill), David Thomain up, 9/1 odds Sammarco (Swe) (7g Enjoy Lavec-Tropic Heat-Sugarcane Hanover), Eric Raffin up, 3/1 odds The year’s first three year-old event of the year went to another Philippe Allaire trained/owned daughter of Ready Cash from the Love You dam Quick Nevele. The Jerome Ruaults teamed winner just got up in the late stages to beat Bambina Magic and the pacesetter Brave Story with Jean-Pierre Dubois up. Bliss Nevele (10) Vincennes - Prix de Mezieres, 34,000 euro purse, 2700 meters, 13 starters, three year-old females1.19.6kr Bliss Nevele (3f Ready Cash-Quick Nevele-Love You), Jerome Ruaults up for owner/trainer Philippe Allaire, 2nd lifetime win Bambina Magic (3f Nuage de Lait-Rive Magic-Jasmin de Flore), Franck Nivard up Brave Story (3f Repeat Love-Heaven d’Hilly-Buvetier d’Aunou), Jean-Pierre Dubois driver/owner for trainer Patrick Chevrier 2014’s first monte contest went to a three year-old son of Niky named Baggio du Chatelet. P-Y Verva was in the irons for this 13/1 upsetter that scored easily to earn the winners share of the 33,000 euro purse. Nicolas Raimbeaux trains the winner. Baggio du Chatelet Vincennes – Prix de Nimes, 33,000 euro, 2200 meters, 15 starters, monte three year-olds 1.17.6kr Baggio du Chatelet (3m Niky-Paola du Chatelet-Gobernador), P-Y Verva for trainer Nicolas Raimbeaux, odds 13/1 Brooklyn Bridge (3m Quatre Juillet-Mysterious Valley-Goetmals Wood), Mlle Celine Leclercq, 23/1 odds, Patrick Chevrier trainer for J-P Dubois, breeder Ecurie D Bikini des Molands (3m Gai Brillant-Quiche des Molands-Carpe Diem), Anthony Dollion jockey, trainer, owner, 6/1 odds Another outsider, Aslak, took the Prix de Conde with its 35,000 euro purse at 8/1 odds. The four year-old son of Lilium Madrik is trained by Ronny Kuiper and was driven today by Pierre Vercruysse, his second driving victory of the day. Aslak 1/1/14 Vincennes – Prix de Conde, 35,000 euro purse, 2850 meters, 12 starters 1.17.3kr Aslac (4g Lilium Madrik-L’Atlante-Quarsenis), Pierre Vercruysse up for trainer Ronny Kuiper, 8/1 odds Amiral de Virmont (4m Sancho Panca-Perie de Virmont), J.L.C., Dersoir driver/trainer, 2/1 favorite Almarok (4m Norman Jet-Malice Morane-Elmon), Mathieu Mottier driving the 52/1 outsider. (Paris-Turf photos) Thomas H. Hicks
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.
Columbus, OH --- Bee A Magician, Father Patrick, and Maven were unanimous 2013 Dan Patch Award selections as the best harness racing horses in their respective divisions, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Thursday. A total of 131 ballots were returned. Three-year-old filly trotter Bee A Magician and older female trotter Maven were named on all 131 while 2-year-old male trotter Father Patrick was named on 130 with one abstention. Six other year-end champions were named Thursday in divisions that saw only one horse receive at least 10 percent of the vote. Three-year-old male pacer Captaintreacherous and older male trotter Market Share both received 130 votes and were declared winners in their divisions. Also being named winners were 2-year-old filly pacer Precocious Beauty, 2-year-old filly trotter Shake It Cerry, 3-year-old filly pacer I Luv The Nitelife, and older male pacer Foiled Again. Winners in the three remaining divisions - 2-year-old male pacer, 3-year-old male trotter, and older female pacer - will be announced at the Dan Patch Awards banquet on Feb. 23 at Dover Downs. Pacer of the Year, Trotter of the Year, and Horse of the Year also will be revealed at that time. Finalists for best 2-year-old male pacer are He's Watching and Luck Be Withyou, with the 3-year-old male trotter race coming down to Royalty For Life and Spider Blue Chip and older female pacer a battle between Anndrovette and Rocklamation. Bee A Magician was undefeated in 17 starts this year and joined Muscle Hill and Syrinx Hanover as the only trotters to go unbeaten at age 3 and receive Dan Patch divisional honors dating back to 1975. Trained by Richard "Nifty" Norman and driven by Brian Sears for owners Mel Hartman, Herb Liverman, and David McDuffee, Bee A Magician won the Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly trotters, Hambletonian Oaks, Elegantimage Stakes, and Delvin Miller Memorial on her way to $1.54 million in purses. Her earnings are the most ever for a 3-year-old filly trotter, breaking the record of $1.17 million set by Continentalvictory in 1996, and her winning time of 1:51 in the Miller Memorial at Meadowlands Racetrack is the fastest mile ever by a 3-year-old filly trotter. Father Patrick, trained by Jimmy Takter and driven by Yannick Gingras for the Father Patrick Stable ownership group, won 10 of 11 races and $744,057. His victories included the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old male trotters, the William Wellwood Memorial, and the Peter Haughton Memorial. He finished the campaign with a nine-race winning streak and was unbeaten in stakes competition. He set the world record of 1:52.1 for a 2-year-old male trotter on a five-eighths-mile track in winning his Breeders Crown elimination at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Maven won 10 of 14 races and earned $509,220 for trainer Jonas Czernyson, driver Gingras and owner Bill Donovan. Her wins included the Breeders Crown for older female trotters, Armbro Flight Stakes, and Miss Versatility Series championship. She trotted the fastest race mile ever on a half-mile track in winning the Miss Versatility in 1:51.4 at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio. Captaintreacherous, Foiled Again, and Market Share are repeat winners. Last year, Captaintreacherous claimed Dan Patch Awards as best 2-year-old male pacer and Pacer of the Year. This season at age 3, he won 13 of 16 races and $2.05 million for trainer Tony Alagna, driver Tim Tetrick and the Captaintreacherous Racing ownership group. He joined Rocknroll Hanover and Gallo Blue Chip as the only 3-year-old male pacers to win a Breeders Crown, the North America Cup, and Meadowlands Pace in the same season. The 9-year-old Foiled Again, who this season became the oldest horse to ever win a Breeders Crown and the richest North American harness racing horse in history, was named the sport's best older male pacer for the third consecutive year. He joins Rambling Willie (1975-77) as the only horses to win the division's top honor three straight seasons. Foiled Again, trained by Ron Burke and driven primarily by Gingras for owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, and JJK Stables, won 11 of 29 races in 2013 and earned $1.40 million. He is the oldest horse to ever have a million-dollar season. Market Share, a 4-year-old, also took divisional honors last season at age 3. This year, he won six of 14 races and earned $1.07 million for trainer Linda Toscano, driver Tetrick and owners Richard Gutnick, TLP Stables, and William Augustine. He finished the season by winning the Breeders Crown Open Trot, American-National Stakes, and TVG Free For All Series Championship. I Luv The Nitelife won 13 of 15 races and $1.25 million for trainer Chris Ryder, driver Tetrick and owners Richard and Joanne Young. Her victories included the Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly pacers, Fan Hanover Stakes and Valley Forge (in a world-record 1:48.4 mile). Shake It Cerry, trained by Takter and driven by Ron Pierce for the Solveig's Racing Partners ownership group, captured eight of 11 starts and earned $827,769. Her triumphs included the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters, Goldsmith Maid, and Merrie Annabelle. Precocious Beauty won seven of 11 races, including the She's A Great Lady Stakes, and $446,692 for trainer Gregg McNair, driver Doug McNair and owner Jim Avritt Sr. The competition for 3-year-old male trotter features Hambletonian winner Royalty For Life against Breeders Crown champion Spider Blue Chip. The race for older female pacer is between two-time defending division champ Anndrovette, who won the Roses Are Red Stakes, and Milton Stakes winner Rocklamation. Two-year-old male pacer honors come down to New York Sire Stakes champion He's Watching, undefeated in eight races, and Breeders Crown winner Luck Be Withyou, who won five of 11 starts. DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS These divisions saw only one horse receive at least 10 percent of the vote. 2-YEAR-OLD MALE TROTTER Father Patrick (130 votes, 1 abstention) Cantab Hall - Gala Dream - Enjoy Lavec Breeder: Brittany Farms. Owner: Father Patrick Stable. Trainer: Jimmy Takter. Driver: Yannick Gingras. Races: 11-10-1-0. Purses: $744,057. Mark: 1:52.1 at Pocono Downs (world record). Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $354,050 Wellwood Memorial; $280,500 Haughton Memorial. 2-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROTTER Shake It Cerry (124 votes) Donato Hanover - Solveig - Yankee Glide Breeder: Solveig's Breeders. Owner: Solveig's Racing Partners. Trainer: Jimmy Takter. Driver: Ron Pierce. Races: 11-8-2-0. Purses: $827,769. Mark: 1:53.3 at Meadowlands. Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $456,150 Goldsmith Maid; $321,700 Merrie Annabelle. 2-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACER Precocious Beauty (117 votes) Art Major - Precious Beauty - Jate Lobell Breeder: James Avritt Sr. Owner: James Avritt Sr. Trainer: Gregg McNair. Driver: Doug McNair. Races: 11-7-3-0. Purses: $446,692. Mark: 1:50.1 at Red Mile (world record). Top win: $428,450 She's A Great Lady. 3-YEAR-OLD MALE PACER Captaintreacherous (130 votes) Somebeachsomewhere - Worldly Treasure - Artsplace Breeder: White Birch Farm. Owner: Captaintreacherous Racing. Trainer: Tony Alagna. Driver: Tim Tetrick. Races: 16-13-2-0. Purses: $2.05 million. Mark: 1:47.1 at Red Mile. Top wins: $980,000 North America Cup; $635,750 Meadowlands Pace; $500,000 Breeders Crown. 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACER I Luv The Nitelife (123 votes) Rocknroll Hanover - Lisjune - Camluck Breeders: MJG Racing Stables, Louis "Andy" Willinger. Owners: Richard and Joanne Young. Trainer: Chris Ryder. Driver: Tim Tetrick. Races: 15-13-1-1. Purses: $1.25 million. Mark: 1:48.4 at Pocono Downs (world record). Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $384,044 Fan Hanover; $350,000 Valley Forge. 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROTTER Bee A Magician (131 votes) Kadabra - Beehive - Balanced Image Breeder: White Birch Farm. Owners: Mel Hartman, Herb Liverman, David McDuffee. Trainer: Richard "Nifty" Norman. Drivers: Rick Zeron, Brian Sears. Races: 17-17-0-0. Purses: $1.54 million. Mark: 1:51 at Meadowlands (world record). Top wins: $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks; $500,000 Breeders Crown; $356,981 Elegantimage. OLDER MALE PACER Foiled Again (125 votes) Dragon Again - In A Safe Place - Artsplace Breeder: Barbara Matthews. Owners: Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, JJK Stables. Trainer: Ron Burke. Driver: Yannick Gingras. Races: 29-11-6-7. Purses: $1.40 million. Mark: 1:48 at Pocono Downs (world record). Top wins: $512,000 TVG Free For All Championship; $500,000 Breeders Crown; $500,000 Ben Franklin. OLDER MALE TROTTER Market Share (130 votes) Revenue S - Classical Flirt - Yankee Glide Breeder: Hayley Moore. Owners: Richard Gutnick, TLP Stable, William Augustine. Trainer: Linda Toscano. Driver: Tim Tetrick. Races: 14-6-1-5. Purses: $1.07 million. Mark: Q1:50.3 at Meadowlands. Top wins: $600,000 Breeders Crown; $526,710 Maple Leaf; $500,000 TVG Free For All Championship. OLDER FEMALE TROTTER Maven (131 votes) Glidemaster - M Stewart - American Winner Breeder: All La Nuova Sbarra Srl. Owner: Bill Donovan. Trainer: Jonas Czernyson. Driver: Yannick Gingras. Races: 14-10-2-0. Purses: $509,220. Mark: 1:51.4 at Delaware County Fairgrounds (world record). Top wins: $266,041 Armbro Flight; $250,000 Breeders Crown. DAN PATCH AWARD FINALISTS Top two vote-getters in these divisions were named finalists, with the winner to be announced at the Dan Patch Awards banquet Feb. 23 at Dover Downs 2-YEAR-OLD MALE PACER He's Watching American Ideal - Baberhood - Real Desire Breeders: Brittany Farms, Robert Burgess, Karin Olsson Burgess. Owners: David Menary, Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero. Trainer: David Menary. Driver: Jim Morrill Jr. Races: 8-8-0-0. Purses: $291,722. Mark: 1:50 at Tioga Downs. Top win: $225,000 New York Sire Stakes final. Luck Be Withyou Western Ideal - Trim Hanover - Camluck Breeder: Brittany Farms. Owner: John Craig. Trainers: Bill Cass, Chris Oakes. Drivers: Phil Hudon, Ron Pierce. Races: 11-5-1-0. Purses: $359,417. Mark: 1:50 at Pocono Downs. Top win: $500,000 Breeders Crown. 3-YEAR-OLD MALE TROTTER Royalty For Life RC Royalty - Bourbon 'N Grits - Donerail Breeder: Al Ross. Owners: Al Ross, Ray "Chip" Campbell Jr., Paul Fontaine. Trainer: George Ducharme. Driver: Brian Sears. Races: 14-7-2-0. Purses: $1.27 million. Mark: Q1:51.3 at Meadowlands. Top wins: $1 million Hambletonian; $665,420 Canadian Trotting Classic; $294,000 Dancer Memorial. Spider Blue Chip Andover Hall - Southwind Catlin - Muscles Yankee Breeder: McLain Ward. Owners: David McDuffee, Mel Hartman. Trainer: Chuck Sylvester. Driver: Ron Pierce. Races: 20-10-3-2. Purses: $1.08 million. Mark: 1:51.3 at Red Mile. Top wins: $500,000 Breeders Crown; $500,000 Colonial; $260,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final. OLDER FEMALE PACER Anndrovette Riverboat King - Easy Miss - Big Towner Breeder: Golden Touch Stable. Owner: Bamond Racing, Joseph Davino. Trainer: P.J. Fraley. Driver: Tim Tetrick. Races: 21-7-7-4. Purses: $558,201. Mark: 1:48 at Mohawk. Top win: $313,795 Roses Are Red. Rocklamation Rocknroll Hanover - Art Sale - Artsplace Breeder: Perretti Farms. Owners: Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45, J&T Silva Stables. Trainer: Ron Burke. Drivers: Yannick Gingras, Brett Miller. Races: 21-5-7-6. Purses: $540,358. Mark: 1:49.3 at Meadowlands. Top win: $275,480 Milton. by Ken Weingartner for Harness Racing Communications
Beautifully bred colt Orion Tilly heads the field for the Group Two Svampen Orebro, a relatively new addition to the Swedish trotting calendar which was first raced in 2011 as separate male and female races. This year's renewal of the 70,000euro sprint over the mile is a combined feature with a field of nine fronting up. Per Lennartsson's colt Orion Tilly, was a close second in Sweden's richest 2YO race, the Group One UppfÃ¶dningslÃ¶pningen and was the winner of the first two of his five starts including the Breeders Crown in Bergsaker. His sire is American National winner Clerk Magistrate while he is a close relation to one of Sweden's greatest horses, Victory Tilly. While he was not able to overhaul theLutfi Kolgjini's Onceforall Face in the UppfÃ¶dningslÃ¶pningen, it was super run by Orion Tilly who was closing fast on the tearaway leader and was within a length as the pair crossed the line eight lengths clear of the third horse and nearly a second quicker. His main competition could come from M.T.James a son of Quite Easey and out of a full sister to US stallion Muscle Memory, who won the Harry Zweig Memorial and was third in the 2005 Hambletonian and now stands in Sweden. M.T.James is the winner of four on the trot so far and though this race will be a step up for Ake Lindblom's colt, he has drawn the pole which will suit the horse who is a fast beginner and more than likely will set the pace. The third richest earner in the field is Gabriella Sisu who will have the advantage of ace driver BjÃ¶rn Goop in the bike for trainer Ari-Pekka Pakkanen. The daughter of Muscle Mass is drawn the inside of the second line and should get a nice drag up on the rail and will get a chance to test the two colts. She had her second win last start at this track in a fillies race. The other interesting runner is the Tomas Malmqvist-trained German horse Elton Attack, a son of Swedish stallion Gigant Neo, who won the Prix d'Amerique in a stellar career. He is out of a Dutch-bred mare of US parentage and broke in his last start Sweden after a placing in Berlin and a win in Denmark's Charlottenlund four starts back. With top driver Jorma Kontio in the bike he looks the best of the rest, who do not have a win among them. SVAMPEN Ã–REBRO Ã–rebro 15/12/13 SE (G2) Int 1609m 2YO 70 000 1 M.T.James (2c Quite Easy - Peace Treaty) Ã…ke Lindblom Tr: Ã…ke Lindblom 2 Elton Attack (2c Gigant Neo - P'Bird Mon Amie) Dr: Jorma Kontio Tr: Tomas Malmqvist 3 Orion Tilly (2c Clerk Magistrate - Infra Tilly) Dr: Per Lennartsson Tr: Per Lennartsson 4 Bear My Crown (2f Dream Vacation - Bear My Royalty) Dr: Tony Wallin Tr: Pekka Korpi 5 Deneb Graff (2c Juliano Star - Flamenco Kemp ) Dr: Sebastian Hedblom Tr: Sebastian Hedblom 6 Jumpinjackofjoy (2c Enjoy Lavec - Ronja Win) Dr: JÃ¶rgen Sjunnesson Tr: Liselotte Nordkvist 7 Drive Launcher (2c Dad's Launcher - Joyride Launcher) Dr: Johan SedstrÃ¶m Tr: Johan SedstrÃ¶m 8 Run to the Hills (2g Couch Doctor - Samba Brick) Dr: Erik Svensson Tr: Erik Svensson 9 Gabriella Sisu (2f Muscle Mass - Armbro Begood) Dr: BjÃ¶rn Goop Tr: Ari-Pekka Pakkanen by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com
DOVER, Del. --- Green Day, the second of three wins for Corey Callahan, showed his class turning back eight rivals in 1:54.2 to win the $21,000Open Handicap trot on a 10-race card on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Dover Downs. Callahan took the lead on the backstretch and Green Day rolled away to his fourth victory of the season and 42nd lifetime. The Enjoy Lavec-Sonoma Hanover nine-year-old gelding trained by Leigh Raymer for Mary Elizabeth Raymer now has extending his career bankroll to $1,281,114 with $60,556 this year. Cash On Delivery, came on for Vince Copeland, to finish second with Can Do and Vic Kirby third. Two races early, Callahan took race favorite Musclelaneous right to the front and never was headed in a 1:55.2 triumph in the secondary feature, a $15,000 3,4&5-Year-Old trot. Nick Callahan trains the 5-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Splendthrift to his fifth win of the season. He now has won $37,578 for owners Bonuccelli Racing and the Callahans. Up Front Ben marked up his ninth win of the year in 10 races notching a 1:56.1 win in a $15,000-$20,000 Claiming Allowance Handicap trot. Tony Morgan steered the Andover Hall-Sounds Swell nine-year-old conditioned by Eric Ell for Ken Wood, Bill Dittmar and Steve Iaquinta. The veteran has earned $57,250 this campaign and $387,050 lifetime. In addition to Callahan’s triple, Allan Davis and Daryl Bier had driving doubles. MALAK USWAAD N, NOVA ARTIST LEAD $27,500 DEL. SPECIAL THURSDAY Razor-sharp Malak Uswaad N and recent Dover Downs’ Horse of the Meet, Nova Artist, lead a field of eight in the first $27,500 Delaware Special pace of the meet while Rock On Moe and Bullet Speed top a select field in the $20,000 Open pace on Thursday, Nov. 7. Post time is 4:30 p.m. Peter Tritton’s Malak Uswaad N, leaves from the rail with Tim Tetrick while Eddie and Kathy Davis’ hard-hitting Nova Artist and Allan Davis returns to the scene of his most impressive victories in recent seasons in the feature race. Bobby Glassmeyer’s Fancyfreeshark, driven by Jonathan Roberts, in still another who has been at his best over the First State five-eighths mile surface. Hall of Famer Ron Pierce drives Mustang Art from post 2 for Max Walton and Greg Papaleo. Its All Good Stable’s Simon’ Artist is enjoying his finest season but must overcome starting from the outside. Vic Kirby will be in the bike. Arty Foster’s Eagle All, handled by Ross Wolfenden, is a renowned fast finisher. Brit Evans and Foulk Stables’ Bad Man Sam, with Eric Carlson in the bike, has two wins, and five seconds in his last seven outings. Toby Lynch’s Sunshine Superman (Jason Lynch) rounds out the starting lineup. In the $20,000 Open Handicap, Harry von Knoblauch’s Second Wind N (Tim Tetrick) brings an impressive record in his last three starts and battles two other top class starters from Yonkers, KDM Stables’ Bullet Speed (Matt Kakaley) and Nob Hill High (Corey Callahan) racing for Bob Mondillo and Don Robinson. JLRI’s Rock On Moe (Allan Davis), following an outstanding Summer domination Harrington feature races, has post 6 while Burke Racing and Weaver, Bruscemi’s Rage N Ryan (Ron Pierce), fresh from victory last time out, and Forever Just (Tony Morgan) has the rail for owners Fred Wallace and Stake Your Claim Stable. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. There is no live racing on Friday and Saturday. Harness and Thoroughbred Simulcasting daily 12 Noon until 12 Midnight at Dover Downs Race and Sports Book in the Colonnade. There is no charge for parking or admission at Dover Downs. by Marv Bachrad for Dover Downs
Orecchietti (6m From Above-Canneloni-Mack Lobell), with Orjan Kihlstom aboard, raced first up in the “death seat” before taking the lead at head of the stretch to win in 1.12.2kr over 2140 meters. The V75 Gold victory was worth 150,000SEK to the winner that is owned by Travkompaniets Stall AB, also owner of Maharajah, and trained by Stefan Hultman. Orecchietti recorded his 15th victory in 32 lifetime starts for life earnings of over 3.95 million SEK. Nahar (8g Love You-Mahonny Broline-Joie de Vie), 2013 The Elitloppet winner with career earnings of over 9 million SEK, followed Orecchietti in a perfect second over spot for Robert Bergh before making a three wide surge halfway through the final turn. Nahar drew dead-even with Orecchietti before the winner inched away in the late stages. Update Hoss (7m Classic Response-Celebrfation Ride-Express Ride) closed late down the middle to be third, driven by Erik Adielsson. The US import Pastor Stephen (5m Cantab Hall-Gala Dream-Enjoy Lavec) finished ninth for Daniel Reden, timed in 1.12.9kr. He was making his second 2013 start. Pastor Stephen, a career winner of 7.2 million SEK, last started in North America in September 2011. The Bergsaker co-featured Silver Division went to Ed You (6g Love You-Lancia Brick-Super Arnie) in 1.10.8kr over 1640 meters autostart. The Robert Bergh trained and driven pupil earned 125,000SEK first money as he defeated Robin Ru (8g Gidde Palema-Ritzy As-Beseiged) with Ulf Ohlsson aboard. Pacesetter Democrat (6g Pearsall Hanover-Sugar Dream-Sugarcane Hanover) ended third for reinsman Orjan Kihlstrom. by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com
The European Derby heats or ( the Grand Prix de l’UET) moves from Vincennes, France, to Solvalla, Sweden, tomorrow the same venue as the final on September 29. This is a pan-Scandanavian affair with all four Nordic countries represented along with two German horses, who are trained in Sweden. The first heat looks the toughest and brings together a mouthwatering clash featuring the impressive winner of this year’s Swedish TravDerby Mosaique Face (4h Classic) Photo and the winner of last year’s Trav Kriterium Chelsea Boko (4h Chocolatier) who chose to bypass this year’s Swedish classic. Mosaique Face broke the Swedish Derby record at his last start for win number seven in 24 starts and Lutfi Kolgjini’s drive has amassed 2.85million SEK in earnings. Chelsea Boko chose to compete in the latest leg Solvalla four-year-old series where he ran second last start. Timo Nurmos’ charge has only raced six times this season for one win, but has only been out of the money twice and will be driven by Jorma Kontio. Also in the heat is Roger Walman’s Noble Knight (4h Scarlet Knight) a former European 3YO champion and a runner up in the prestigious Group I E3 final last year – where he took his record of 1’11”0 (1.54.1) but he has only won once in 11 starts as a 4YO. He will be driven by classy veteran driver Örjan Kihlström. Catarina Lundström’s well-performed mare Mousse (4m Gallant Baron) is one of four mares entered in the qualifiers, and the only one in this heat. She is a Group I winner of the E3 fillies final and also a runner up in the International Group I Queen Silvias Pokal in May. The mare has a wide draw at seven but does have driving ace Johnny Takter in the bike. Norway is represented in the heat by Love You Fox (4h Love You) the winner of three of his 22 starts and two of his last four, from the Anders Wolden stable, and he has top Swedish reinsman Bjorn Goop in the bike. The German-bred and owned entrant is also a son of champion sire Love You, Chapeau is trained from the barn of the legendary Stig Johansson who has trained twice as many winners of this race as any one else (4) although his last win was in 2001 with Abano As (Dylan Lobell). He has also not had a winner other than those he drove himself. This horse however is a former runner-up in the European 3YO Championship, and although lightly raced due to some injury problems, has a good record of 1’10”9 (1.54) and has won nearly half his starts including his last one in July (7 from 16 with 4 minor placings). Johansson also has a German-bred and owner runner in the second heat, and Indigious (Prodigious) will be one of the favourites to progress. Indigious is one of the first mixed blood sons of boom French sire Prodigious, and did not start racing until his 3YO when he rattled off five wins in a row and has risen to being one of the most competitive in this age group. He beat many of these top horses home in the ICA Maxi Fyraåringstest in Ekilstuna in July and was second in the Group I Sprintermastern Final in the same month to Svante Bath’s Quid Pro Quo (4h Yankee Glide) who he meets again in this heat. Lutfi Kolgjini’s Barracuda River (4h Express It) was the Swedish 3YO Breeders Crown champion last year and won Norway’s 4YO Elite Race over a mile in May and will be primed for this. Finland’s entry is Pekka Korpi’s Diamond Duo (4h Andover Hall) a Kuopio Stakes and Breeders Crown division winner in his homeland, although he might find the step up here too big. Ulf Stenströmer’s Your Highness (4m Chocolatier) is a well-performed mare who was second in the Mares Championship in July, but though she has Bjorn Goop in the cart, might find the going too tough against the boys. In heat four Kolgjini fronts up with Konung Gustav V’s winner Pokal El Mago Pellini (4h Chocolatier) who broke in the Swedish Trav Derby but has won nine races and 1.77 million SEK, a record of 1.11.7 (1.55) and will be looking for amends in what looks like by far the weakest heat with five non-Swedish-bred horses in the field. Tuomas Korvenoja won this race last year with Brad de Veluwe but it will be asking a lot of his horse this year Crème Brulee, a mare by French sire Meaulnes du Corta, to repeat the feat although she did win the Mares sprint final at Halmstad in July. Daniel Redén’s Molle C.D. (4h Scarlet Knight) was fourth in Sweden’s 4YO classic and is not to be discounted in this field, being a big improver this year. Roger Walman’s Italian-bred Pojke Kronos (4h Donato Hanover) has been racing in good company and picked up a couple of decent cheques recently, but has not won in over a year and earned most of his money as an early 3YO. Norway’s big hope is Thai Broadway (4h Broadway Hall) was third in the Norway Trav Derby last month and is trained by Trond Andersson and will be driven by his regular Norwegian pilot Gunnar Austevoll , and could progress from this heat to give the minor Scandinavian players an interest in the final. Denmark’s first entry Satisfied la Marc (4h Andover Hall) will probably find this all a bit hard even with the ace draw while the second Saxo Holmsminde (4h Dream Vacation) has even less to recommend it. Grand Prix de I'U.E.T. Solvalla Qualifying heats 2013-09-18 4YOs 2140m HEAT 1 1 Love You Fox (NOR) (4h Love You - Sly Fox) Dr: Björn Goop Tr: Anders L Wolden 2 Mosaique Face (SWE) (4h Classic Photo - Iona L.B) Dr: Lutfi Kolgjini Tr: Lutfi Kolgjini 3 Noble Knight (SWE) (4h Scarlet Knight - Bruschetta) Dr: Örjan Kihlström Tr: Roger Walmann 4 Cool Style (SWE) (4h Super Arnie - Donna Kronos) Dr: Johan Sedström Johan Sedström 5 Chelsea Boko (SWE) (4h Chocolatier - Kelsea Boko) Dr: Jorma Kontio Tr: Timo Nurmos 6 Here to Rock F. (SWE) (4h Enjoy Lavec - Hey Face) Dr: Mattias Djuse Tr: Anna Forssell 7 Mousse (SWE) (4m Gallant Baron - Fashion Tilly) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Catarina Lundström 8 Hertig Shim (SWE) (4h Shim - Super Love) Dr: Thomas Uhrberg Tr: Thomas Uhrberg 9 Chapeau (GER) (4h Love You - Crown Tess) Dr: Erik Adielsson Tr: Stig H Johansson HEAT 2 1 Xena Brick (SWE) (4m Super Arnie - Keystone Nora) Dr: Örjan Kihlström Tr: Timo Nurmos 2 Lucky Luke Zenz (SWE) (4h Daguet Rapide - Noellyn Boko) Dr: Rikard N Skoglund Tr: Mathias Andersson 3 Quite a Fall (SWE) (4h Infinitif - Victoria Falls) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Catarina Lundström 4 New Approach (SWE) (4h Prodigious - Chic Girl) Dr: Jorma Kontio Tr: Timo Nurmos 5 Indigious (GER)(4h Prodigious - Indication) Dr: Erik Adielsson Tr: Stig H Johansson 6 Barracuda River (SWE) (4h Express It - Just About Enough) Dr: Lutfi Kolgjini Tr: Lutfi Kolgjini 7 Quid Pro Quo (SWE) (4h Yankee Glide - Hostage) Dr: Åke Svanstedt Tr: Svante Båth 8 Diamond Duo (FIN) (4h Andover Hall - Salima Om) Dr: Tony Wallin Tr: Pekka Korpi 9 Your Highness (SWE) (4m Chocolatier - La Belle Lady) Dr: Björn Goop Tr: Ulf Stenströmer HEAT 3 1 Satisfied la Marc (DEN) (4h Andover Hall - Loving Her Is Easy) Dr: Svante Ericsson Tr: Markus B Svedberg 2 Pojke Kronos (ITA) (4h Donato Hanover - Flicka Kronos) Dr: Örjan Kihlström Tr: Roger Walmann 3 Drew Brees (SWE) (4h Ken Warkentin - Rydens Denise) Dr: Jorma Kontio Tr: Timo Nurmos 4 Dante le Soleil (SWE) (4h Spotlite Lobell - Miss Sinkadus) Dr: Jennifer Tillman Tr: Stefan P Pettersson 5 Saxo Holmsminde (DEN) (4h Dream Vacation- Devil’s Lady) Dr: Marcus Savin Tr: Marcus Savin 6 Molle C.D. (SWE) (4h Scarlet Knight - Not in a Million) Dr: Daniel Redén Tr: Daniel Redén 7 Thai Broadway (NOR) (4h Broadway Hall - Isabella Knick) Dr: Gunnar Austevoll Tr: Trond Anderssen 8 Creme Brulee (FIN) (4m Meaulnes du Corta - Youronpandidcamera ) Dr: Tuomas Korvenoja Tr: Tuomas Korvenoja 9 El Mago Pellini (SWE) (4h Chocolatier - My Intuition) Dr: Lutfi Kolgjini Tr: Lutfi Kolgjini by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com
Vegas Vacation set a new record of 1:48.3 in his division of the Simcoe stakes tonight Saturday the 7th of September at Mohawk Raceway. Harness racing driver Brian Sears swept the two divisions driving Fool Me Once to win the other division. The Champlain Stakes also featured on the night with Winds Of Change, Precious Beauty and Luck Be Withyou winning Race 1: 1st Shes Da Bomb (b,f,2 - Art Major-Armbro Bombay-Western Hanover 2nd Porsche Seelster (b,f,2 - Artistic Fella-Platinum Seelster-Western Hanover) 3rd Impatience (br,f,2 - Somebeachsomewhere-Restive Hanover-The Panderosa) Race 2: 1st Your So Vain (b,c,3 - Donato Hanover-Tennis Lover-Muscles Yankee) 2nd Royalty For Life (b,c,3 - Rc Royalty-Bourbon N Grits-Donerail) 3rd Smilin Eli (b,c,3 - Muscles Yankee-Gerris Joy-Enjoy Lavec) Race 3: 1st Master Of Law (br,g,3 - Deweycheatumnhowe-Possess The Magic-Self Possessed) 2nd Punxsutawney (b,c,3 - Glidemaster-Sunseeker Kosmos-S Js Photo) 3rd Wheeling N Dealin (b,c,3 - Cantab Hall-Quick Credit-Credit Winner) Race 4: 1st Ideal Race (b,g,7 - Western Terror-Eidette Hanover-Big Towner) 2nd Thepaninsulahotel (b,h,7 - No Pan Intended-Onenightinpangkok-Matts Scooter) 3rd Twin B Impressive (b,g,4 - Bettors Delight-Impeccant-Jate Lobell) Race 5: 1st Fool Me Once (b,c,3 - Art Major-Fool That I Am-Jennas Beach Boy) 2nd Captive Audience (b,c,3 - Art Major-Captiva Island-Western Hanover) 3rd Lucan Hanover (b,g,3 - Western Ideal-Lauren Order-Dragon Again) Race 6: 1st Winds Of Change (b,c,2 - American Ideal-Arts Temptress-Artsplace) 2nd Jet Airway (br,c,2 - Jeremes Jet-Aromatic-Artiscape) 3rd Crafty Master (b,c,2 - Mister Big-Cam Odie-Camluck) Race 7: 1st Bestofbest Hanover (b,h,5 - Western Hanover-Bunny Lake-Precious Bunny) 2nd Sparky Mark (b,h,6 - Astreos-Luckbealadytonite-Camluck) 3rd Shelbys Cobra (b,g,6 - Western Ideal-Sounds Perfect-Artsplace) Race 8: 1st Precocious Beauty (b,f,2 - Art Major-Precious Beauty-Jate Lobell) 2nd Beach Gal (br,f,2 - Somebeachsomewhere-Michelle My Gal-Dragon Again) 3rd Bahama Blue (b,f,2 - Somebeachsomewhere-Isabella Blue Chip-Bettors Delight) Race 9: 1st Luck Be Withyou (b,c,2 - Western Ideal-Trim Hanover-Camluck) 2nd Fort Knox (b,c,2 - American Ideal-The Art Museum-Artsplace) 3rd Some Major Beach (b,c,2 - Major In Art-Wheres The Beach-Beach Towel) Race 10: 1st Aslan (b,g,4 - Mach Three-Skyview-Falcon Seelster) 2nd Ellis Park (br,g,4 - Rocknroll Hanover-Roller Cam-Cambest) 3rd Smokin Bear (gr,g,4 - Grinfromeartoear-Smokin Pistol-Jate Lobell) Race 11: 1st Vegas Vacation (br,g,3 - Bettors Delight-Dont You Smile-Grinfromeartoear) 2nd Sunshine Beach (b,c,3 - Somebeachsomewhere-Light Up-Artsplace) 3rd Sunfire Blue Chip (b,c,3 - American Ideal-Shot Togo Bluechip-Cams Card Shark) Race 12: 1st Grande Seelster (br,g,5 - Camluck-Glendale Kim-Troublemaker) 2nd Bestinthebusiness (b,g,5 - Another Mile-Tendin To Business-Lon Todd Hanover) 3rd Top Gear (b,g,6 - Real Desire-Trust Me Ashley-Ball And Chain) Race 13: 1st Bay Of Sharks (b,h,7 - Cams Card Shark-Whitley Bay-Tylers Mark) 2nd Red Bugler (b,g,6 - Cammibest-My Friend Flicka-Firm Friend) 3rd Clic K (ch,g,5 - Shanghai Phil-Eclatante-Bullvons Dream) All videos are attached.
Jagersro started the Derby weekend with excellent racing today, a glimpse of what is in store for harness racing fans, wagering patrons and the connections performing tomorrow. The Sunday program can be viewed using the link that follows and both Derby events promise exciting competition: http://www.jagersro.se/uploads/file/Banprogram%20(pdf)/130901.pdf Today’s action is summarized below with the featured Gold Division going to veteran Harry Haythrow (7g Rite On Line-Speedy Tilda-Spotlite Lobell) driven by Peter Untersteiner. He earned the 150,000SEK first prize with a 1.10.9kr victory over 1650 meters autostart, his third of the year in 15 starts. Magic Tonight (4m Andover Hall-Miss Possessed-Self Possessed) was second for Orjan Kihlstrom and Kadett C.D. (6m Scarlet Knight-Kiss Of Life-Tenor de Baune) took third for Robert Bergh. Strong Boy DE and Linda di Casei were in the beaten field. Other noteworthy winners today at Jagersro were: Rolex Bigi (3m Donato Hanover-Miss Eleonora-Enjoy Lavec), 150,000SEWK first money in the Jagersro Stora Tearingspris for Ake Svanstedt, 2140 meters in 1.13.3kr; Alama Boko (6m SJs Photo-Andiamo-Pine Chip), 110,000SEK winners share for his Bronze Division win in 1.14.3kr over 2640 meters autostart. Flemming Jensen is driver/trainer; No Deal (8m Earthquake-Eli Split-Clash Hammering), 125,000SEK for winning a 2140 meter autostart test in 1.12.5kr, also for Flemming Jensen. The winner now has 24 career wins in 53 starts; Stylish Hanover (4f Yankee Glide-Susi’s Image-Balanced Image) earned 100,000SEK for a 1.15.1kr win over 2140 meters turning start with Adrian Kolgjini up. The winner scored for the sixth time in 10 starts in 2013; Oxford SAS (5m Diamond Way-Glide By Nimble-Yankee Glide) took a 1.12.7kr win to earn 50,000SEK for driver Martijn de Haan and trainer Conrad Lugauer over the 1640 meter autostart course, in his initial 2013 start (he’s eight for 18 lifetime); Premier Kronos (4m Donato Hanover-Nordic Gold November-Viking Kronos) scored in 1.12kr to take home 50,000SEK in a 1640 meter autostart test. Adrian Kolgjini did the teaming for his training father. by Thomas H. Hicks
Harness racing trainer Deshawn Minor was smiling from ear to ear when he said the following statement.
Bagley (8g Bartali Ok-Novel Boshoeve-Cheetah) today won the UET Masters Series Gr. I Jamtlands Stora Pris at Ostersund, taking home 750,000SEK first money.
Nougat As (5g Striking Sahbra-Noblesse As-Mack Lobell) scored in start to finish fashion to win the storied Harper Hanovers marathon today at Solvalla.
He doesn't have a barn full of horses, but you only need one and harness racing trainer Deshawn Minor is pretty pleased the one he has is Smilin Eli.
Hippodrome de la Prairie (Caen) today offered three upper class monte events in addition to the Quinte+ Prix des Ducs de Normandie (won by Texas Charm).
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.
Corey Callahan drove $1.2-million winner Green Day into the lead heading for the three quarters on the way to a 1:53.3 harness racing victory in the $23,000 Open Handicap trot on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Dover Downs.