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.
This Saturday's Sweden's V75, the Premier League of trotting was from Axevalla. The Bronze division for horses who have won SEK400,000-800,000 was the first leg, over 2640 meters.
Uncle Peter won the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Trot in 1:55, paying $11.40 to win. Possess The Will finished second, Delano was third, Presdigitator was fourth and Royal Shyster was fifth on harness racing's big day.
The Swedish Breeders' Association (ASVT) has just announced its latest stallion harness racing rankings as of August 31 2011. The ratings are for horses currently racing in the 3-7 year group by stallions who have at least 50 offspring.
The harness racing connections of Rock N Roll Heaven enjoyed a winning night at the annual Dan Patch Awards banquet on Sunday (February 27), picking up trophies for 3-year-old male pacer of the year, Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North.