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Cagnes sur mer conducted its final trotting card during the winter season at the seaside racetrack last evening. The featured Grand Prix de Vincennes went to Italy's Pablo di Jesolo and reinsman Roberto Andreghetti. The six year-old son of Daguet Rapide, from Armbro Judy by Speedy Crown, scored in 1.15.2kr over 2925 meters. He defeated the Italian mare No Man's Land teamed by trainer Pipo Gubellini. No Man's Land is entered to race against Mack Grace SM, Linda di Casei and others on March 16 at Padova. 6 17.35 - PR. GR.PR.PADOVANELLE C.NAZ. E 45.100 mt 1640   1 LINDA DI CASEI 1640 A.Gocciadoro 2 NO MAN'S LAND " P.Gubellini 3 NOBLE NORD FRO " A.Farolfi 4 I AM GRIF " M.Cheli 5 ORLEANS OM " G.Lombardo Jr 6 NAPOLEON BAR " E.Bellei 7 MACK GRACE SM " R.Andreghetti 8 PAPANDREU " V.P.Dell'Annunziata 9 PER AMORE GUAL " M.Barbini 10 PANCOTTINA BAR " Fr.Facci  March 13, 2014 Cagnes sur mer, Grand Prix de Vincennes, International, £90,000, 2925 meters, 18 starters 1.15.2kr 1st Pablo di Jesolo (5m Daguet Rapide-Armbro Judy-Speedy Crown), Roberto Andreghetti up for G. Casillo trainer and owner Scuderia GMC, 16/1, Italy 2nd No Man's Land (7f Coktail Jet-Aj's Baby Doll-Donerail), Pietro Gubellini trainer/driver, for owner Scuderia Gardesana, breeder J-Et. Dubois, 29/1, Italy 3rd Talicia Bella (7f General du Pommeau-Illiria Bella), Anthony Barrier for J-P Marmion, 5.5/1 4th Conrads Fredrik (7g Credit Winner-Ahmeida), Erik Adielsson for Jorma Niskanen trainer, 11/1, Sweden 5th Uprince (6g Prince d'Espace-Malupricia), Frank Nivard up, 2.3/1 odds A co-feature on the Cagnes sur mer card, the Prix de Saint-Malo, went to Sweden's Jacky Glide as she scored in 1.15.4kr over 2925 meters. The daughter of Jag de Bellouet was handled by Erik Adielsson for legendary trainer Stig H. Johansson. March 13, 2014 Cagnes sur mer, Prix de Saint-Malo, European, 33,000e, 2925 meters, 15 starters 1.15.4kr 1st Jacky Glide (8f Jag de Bellouet-Glide About-Yankee Glide), Erik Adielsson up for trainer Stig H. Johansson, 4.4/1 odds, her 12th win for 205,674e, owner Thorsson and Adielsson AB, Sweden 2nd Ulysse de Curges (6g Gabor Star-Idole de Curgies), Christophe Martens up for Erik Prudhon trainer, 6/1 3rd Orechetto Jet (6m Supergill-Frutute Jet), Pierre Vercruysse up for trainer Mlle. Stephanie Catherine Lepetit, 2.5/1 odds, Italy In Belgium, Hippodrome Wallonie (Mons Ghlin) conducted an eight race evening program. Of interest was a win by Angel Dark in the Prix Chanly over 1750 meters autostart. The four year-old son on Look de Star scored in 1.14.6kr for driver Johanna Lindqvist, his first win in only two starts after qualifying at Grobois. The winner is trained by Anders Lindqvist, who is co-owner with Peter Gerry of Arden Homestead Stable in the USA. Early morning on Saturday the Australian Trotting Grand Prix took place at Melton and was simulcast on the PMU network. Win-place handle totaled over £80,000 and the win was recorded by New Zealand's Stent, a son of Dream Vacation, reined by Colin Defilippi. Two US bred players were in the field with Myhighexpectations, a son of Ken Warkentin, ending third. March 14, 2014, Melton, Australian Trotting Grand Prix, International, 72,590e, 2240 meters autostart 1st Stent NZ (6g Dream Vacation-Belle Galleon), Colin J. Defilippi trainer/driver, 4.6/1 odds 2nd Aleppo Midas AUS (7f Sundon-Insulated), K.E. Manning driver, Michelle Eastin trainer, 18.9/1 3rd Myhighexpectations USA (7m Ken Warkentin-Kovel-Garland Lobell), David Aiken trainer/driver Unplaced was Kyvalley Blur USA (6g Chocolatier-Duo Val Car), C. Lang driver, USA breeder M.C. Cone by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

Today's Laval co-featured Prix de la Societe du Cheval Francais, a European monte test for 27,000e, went to veteran Jag de Bellouet stallion Remember Jihem. Fabien Gence rode the J-M Monclon trainee to his first victory since early June 2013. He rallied along the pegs with 700 meters to go in the 2875 meter test to score easily in 1.14.4kr, his 10th career victory. Longshots Rescousse de Barb and Riquewihr finished two-three. March 12, 2014 Laval, Prix de la Societe du Cheval Francais, 27,000e, European monte, 10- starters, 2875 meters (m=male; f=female)  1.14.4kr 1st Remember Jihem (9m Jag de Bellouet-Feriana-Pietro), Fabien Gence up for Jean-Marie Monclon, 2.5/1 odds, his 10th career victory for earnings of 349,700e 2nd Rescousse de Barb (9f L'as de Vivetaute-Gaie Melodie-Quadrophenio), Mlle. Marion Lemonnier, 58/1 3rd Riquewihr (9g Tenor de Baune-Itara-Reve d'Udon), Yann Joblot up, 24/1 Last Sunday's Grand Criterium de Vitesse winner, Univers de Pan, will soon begin his initial season at stud at Haras du Prieure while also racing. Trainer Philippe Daugeard will point his pupil, a beautiful and great gaited son of Kenya du Pont, toward the April 19 Prix de l'Atlantique at Enghien and will consider Sweden's Olympiatravet, the Oslo Grand Prix and Kymi Grand Prix albeit they may represent tight scheduling difficulties. Daugeard commented that his first concern is the horse, and having him fresh and ready for the next winter meet at Paris-Vincennes. On the Sunday Cagnes sur mer card Germany's Armando Kievitshof and reinsman Rik Dupuydt took the 50,000e Prix de Rome in 1.14kr over 2925 meters. The son of Ganymede, from a Spotlite Lobell dam, scored at 9.6/1 odds for his ninth lifetime win. March 9, 2014 Cagnes sur mer, Prix de Rome Tor di Valle, 50,000e, 2925 meters, 15 starters 1.14kr 1st Armando Kievitshof (7g Ganymede-Continental Lobell-Spotlite Lobell), Rik Dupuydt up for trainer Carine de Soete, owner DVBA Campus RPF, 9.6/1 odds, his ninth career win for 293,599e 2nd Saphir de Fille (8m Ipsos de Montfort-Jelene-Ortolan), Eric Raffin aboard, 2.3/1 3rd Swing d'Eronville (8g Jag de Bellouet-Lucie d'Eronville-Workaholic), J-C Feron up at 30/1 Other European racing of interest took place Saturday at Farjestad (Sweden) as the Jag de Bellouet stallion Francois de Gull took the V-75 Gold Division in a quick 1.11.3kr over 1640 meters autostart. He defeated a well-balanced field including BAHT Launcher. On the card trainer Per Eriksson recorded a training win with the Cantab Hall mare Livacious Lindy. March 8, 2014 Farjestad Sweden, Gold, 1640 meters autostart, 150,000SEK to winner  1.11.3kr 1st Francois du Gull (7m Jag de Bellouet-Tantiem Gull-Lindy Lane), Erik Adielsson up, winners' 13th in 67 starts for 2,547,172SEK 2nd BAHT Launcher (9g Tap In-Josephine Launcher-Turbo Thrust), Orjan Kihlstrom up 3rd Dileva Kall (8f Muscles Yankee-Leva Kall-Spotlite Lobell), Daniel Reden driver/trainer March 8, 2014 Farjestad Sweden, conditioned 2640 meters turning, 100,000SEK to winner 1.15.6kr 1st Livacious Lindy (5f Cantab Hall-Luscious Hall-Pine Chip), Jorma Kontio driver for trainer Per K. Eriksson who co-owns with Per Rodert; this 2010 import from US has won four times in five 2014 starts and five of 28 lifetime by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com  

David Thomain piloted Une Fille d'Amour to a 17/1 longshot victory in today's Gr. III Prix du Plateau de Gravelle at Paris-Vincennes. The six year-old daughter of Infant du Bossis scored in a quick 1.11.2kr for owner/trainer Cyril Raimbaud in this 110,000e international contest over 2100 meters autostart. Pacesetter Triode de Felliere held the lead until late stretch when the winner and Sweden's On Track Piraten rallied, the latter that had defeated Maharajah in a prep leading to his Prix d'Amerique victory. February 20, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix du Plateau de Gravelle, 110,000e Gr. III International, 2100 meters autostart, 16 starters 1.11.2kr 1st Une Fille d'Amour (6f Infant du Bossis-Never So Great-Ever Jet) David Thomain up for Cyril Raimbaud trainer/owner, 17.4/1, 10th career win for earnings of 558,940e 2nd On Track Piraten (6g Kool du Caux-Manrovia-Rite On Love) Erik Adielsson up for Hans R. Stromberg trainer, 5.3/1 (Sweden) 3rd Triode de Felliere (7f Derby du Gite-Linea de Vandel-Cezio Josselyn) Anthony Barrier driving for trainer/owner Jean-Paul Marmion, 1.4/1 In other action, the well-regarded Italian invader Oneghin Del Ronco took the 90,000e European Prix du Cantal over the 2850 meter distance. J-M Bazire teamed the winner, a six year-old son of Love You, for trainer Vincenzo Tufano. He won for the 20th time in his career, now with earnings for 187.812e. Fellow Italian trotter No Man's Land took second for trainer/driver Pietro Gubellini over the Love You gelding Ultra Daidou with Tony LeBeller driving. February 20, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix du Cantal, 90,000€ European, 2850 meters, 13 starters  1.15.8kr 1st Oneghin Del Ronco (6m Love You-Talia Del Ronco-Park Avenue Joe) J-M Bazire up for trainer Vincenzo Tufano and owner Vincenzo Collola, 2.1/1, winners' 20th career win (Italy) 2nd No Man's Land (7f Coktail Jet-AJs Baby Doll-Donerail) Pietro Gubellini trainer/driver for Scuderia Gardesano, breeder J-Et. Dubois, 7.6/1 (Italy) 3rd Ultra Daidou )6g Love You-Djakarta-Workaholic) Tony LeBeller trainer/driver, 13.6/1, breeder/owner Ecurie Daidou The cold-blood trotters visited Paris-Vincennes and contested the 20,000e Prix des Trotters "Sang-Froid". Doctor Jaros was victorious at 11/1 for Geir Gudmerstad in a close photo over disqualified Narby Kalabalik that Eric Raffin handled for Jan-Olav Persson who trained legendary Jarvsofaks. Persson himself earned second today with Juni Kongren. The cold bloods will be back in action Sunday. February 20, 2014 Prix des Trotteurs "Sang-Froid", International, 20,000e, 2100 meters autostart, 12 starters 1.24.7kr 1st Doctor Jaros (7m Mortvedt Jerkeld-Faks Perla-Jarvsofaks) Geir Gudmerstad driver/trainer, 11/1 (Norway) 2nd Juni Kongren (6m Lome Kongen-Majtindra-Slogum Brage) Jan-Olav Persson driver/trainer, 8/1 (Sweden) 3rd Norheim Jaerz (6m Jarvsofaks-Norheim Elle-Elding) T-E Solberg up for G. Svedrup, 2.5/1 (Norway) by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com  

Such trotting luminaries as Scarlet Knight and Commander Crowe have won the Gavle Stora Pris in past years, and even the likes of Prix d’Amerique winner Maharajah has  graced this field with his presence as recently as last year. But the cream of the Swedish elite have been plundering France over the past couple of months with the Lutfi Kolgjini-trained colt Olympic Kronos the latest to stick his hoof in the French cookie jar,  while On Track Piraten was second in the Prix de Plauteau de Gravelle on Thursday. Maharajah and Noras Bean won the two group one classics the Grand Prix d’Amerique and  Prix de France respectively while the likes of the Swedish trained Sanity, Global Manhattan and the ex-pat Beckman all winning big races in France this Winter Meeting. Back home Amaru Boko has looked to be finally fulfilling the potential he showed when winning the Group one E3 final over the likes of Duexieme Picsous, Kadett C.D. and Raja Mirchi in 2010. Then trained by Timo Nurmos, the stallion son of superstar French sire Coktail Jet   was third to Orecchietti and Wishing Stone in the Group one Sprintermasteren Final in 2011 and he has won at Gold Division level in the V75, including a win over Beanie M.M. in the Ego Boys Minne in August 2012. He followed that up with his biggest cheque as an open class horse a few weeks later when second to Sebastian K in the group one Sundsvall Open, a UET Masters Series race but his career stalled the next season with just one small win in 2013. But he returned after a four month break in 2014 in Robert Bergh’s stable and has looked a different horse, racking up three impressive wins in a row. Bergh seems to have found the key to the stallion and although he is attempting the three kilometre trip for the first time, should have the breeding to add the storied distance race to his CV. Montgomery Gel has won four of his last six races but has not won over this distance before, with a second and a third his best efforts  in seven attempts at the 3km staying race. Timo Nurmos usually has Jorma Kontio on board the son of jag de Bellouet but  has engaged top Swedish drive Bjorn Goop. The Swedish champ has driven the gelding nine times previously but the last time was in May last year and he has only won once, on his second drive on the horse in September 2009. Francais du Gull, another son of Jag de Bellouet, was third in this race last year and has the credentials to really test this field while Svante Bath’s Labero Broline (Pine Chip)and Ake Lindblom’s Winning Love (Love You) are also getting support in early markets.. GÄVLE STORA PRIS Gävle 2014-02-22   3140m 33,642 euros 1  Francais du Gull (h   Jag de Bellouet - Tantiem Gull) Dr:   Erik Lindegren   Tr: Erik Lindegren              2 Trustworthy Ås (g   Dream Vacation - Keep the Word) Dr:   Henrik Svensson  Tr:  Henrik Svensson    3 My Golden (m   Adams Hall - Lady Wall Star) Dr:   Kajsa Frick   Tr: Leif Witasp            4 Tidied Accelerator (g   Yankee Glide - Cookout) Dr:   Örjan Kihlström   Tr: Stefan Melander             5  Labero Broline (h   Pine Chip - Armbro Natural) Dr:   Erik Adielsson   Tr: Svante Båth             6  Yanantin Boko ( v   Viking Kronos - Ormonne Boko) Dr:   Olle Alsén   Tr: Olle Alsén    7  Winnng Love (h   Love You - Falin Amber Dance) Dr:   Åke Lindblom   Tr: Åke Lindblom               8   Amaru Boko (h   Coktail Jet - Sue Boko) Dr:   Robert Bergh   Tr: Robert Bergh              9    Kaka (h   November - Elegance Real) Dr:   Torbjörn Jansson  Tr:  Stig H Johansson            10  Lord Capar (h   Varenne - Foxy'n Rowdy) Dr:   Thomas Dalborg   Tr: Mats Karlsson          11 Clear Sign (g   Smok'n Lantern - Atas Nice Sun L) Dr:.   Ulf Ohlsson   Tr: Henrik Svensson              12 Montgomery Gel (h   Jag de Bellouet - Com Nina) Dr:   Björn Goop   Tr: Timo Nurmos     Dave Sanders

The Criterium Continental is the season finale for Europe's top entires and mares, a group one over 2100m and for a purse of 240,000 euros. French horses have dominated this event for the past 12 years, with the winners all coming from the Republic in that period including super young sires Prodigious and Love You, who both have progeny in the race. Criterium des 4 Ans winner Voltigeur de Myrt heads a field which includes no less than nine horses who competed in the French classic including second placed Volcan d'Urzy and third placed Vigove and which also includes six of the first seven home which speaks volumes for the quality of this field. Furthermore Vaux le Vicomte, who was third in the Grand Prix de l'UET is also in the field as is Prix de Selection (Group I) winner Village Mystic who won the Prix Octave Douesnel earlier in the meeting, with Voyage de Reve and Vigove, who are also both entered here, following him home. The there is former Criterium 3 Ans winner Vanika du Ruel, who has not won in more than 12 months, and seems to have gone off the boil after sweeping all before her as a juvenile and 3YO, winning four group ones. The favourite though will be Danielle Mottier's mare Victoire, who is starting to live up to the promise she showed when third in the Criterium des 3 Ans, this time last year. She beat much of this field, including the internationals, in the Prix Marcel Laurent at the beginning of the winter meeting, and then followed it up next start with a win in the Prix Ariste Hemard. The last non-French horse to win this event was the German superstar Abano As, and this year there is another German-bred entry Indigious (German Breeders Crown winner), who is a son of previous winner Prodigious. Coincidentally, he is trained in Sweden by Stig Johansson, who also trained Abano As for a time in his career, although he won the Criterium Continental from the stable of Gerd Holtermann. Sweden is also well represented by Dreams Take Time (Grosser Preis Von Deutschland, Group I), and the well performed System Performance (E3, Group I winner) and Porthos Amok (Swedish Travderby runner-up). Italian Derby winner Pascia' Lest who is now trained in France by Thierry Duvaldestin is another who is hoping to make the switch from 1000m sprint racing to success on the unique test which is Vincennes, and this shorter distance will suit his breeding. A son of Italian former Prix d'Amerique winner Varenne, and very talented, he is one of the early favourites for the race although it remains to be seen whether he can reverse the perception that horses with predominantly US bloodlines struggle to cope with the undulating test which is Vincennes with two downhill and one testing uphill sections. Another international runner with claims is Italian group one winner, Princess Grif, who was a brave third to Save The Quick in the European Mares Championship at Solvalla, which was won in World Record time. She is also now in a French stable, that of Fabrice Souloy. CRITERIUM CONTINENTAL Vincennes 22/12/13 Group I Euro 2100m 4YO €240 000 1 Princess Grif (4m Varenne - Fauve Grif) Dr: Franck Nivard Tr: Fabrice Souloy 2 Village Mystic (4h Love You - Netchka d'Orgeres) Dr: Louis Baudron Tr: Louis Baudron 3 Vanika du Ruel (4m Jardy - Jacarandine) Dr: Franck Anne Tr: Franck Anne 4 Victoire (4m Kitko - Juventa Blue) Dr: Mathieu Mottier Tr: Danielle Mottier 5 Pascia' Lest (4h Varenne - Superiors Sun) Dr: Enrico Bellei Tr: Thierry Duvaldestin 6 Voltigeur de Myrt (4h Opus Viervil - Myrtille des Bois) Dr: Dominik Locqueneux Tr: Roberto Donati 7 Vera Pierji (4m Otello Pierji - Odyssee Pierji) Dr: Thierry Duvaldestin Tr: Thierry Duvaldestin 8 Vaux le Vicomte (4h Nahar de Beval - Nina du Beauvoisin) Dr: Jean Michel Bazire Tr: Jean Michel Bazire 9 Dreams Take Time (4h Andover Andover - B.My Honey) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Lars I. Nilsson 10 Porthos Amok( 4h Orlando Vici - Baroness Amok) Dr: Eric Raffin Tr: Stefan Melander 11 Indigious (4h Prodigious - Indication) Dr: Erik Adielsson Tr: Stig H. Johansson 12 Votka Bleue (4m Jasmin de Flore - Joyeuse Bleue) Dr: Anthony Barrier Tr: Emmanuel Ruault 13 Voyage de Reve (4h Password - Kiocalba) Dr: Julien Dubois Tr: Philippe Moulin 14 Volcan d'Urzy (4h Password - Jabotte d'Urzy) Dr: Jean Philippe Dubois Tr: Philippe Moulin 15 Viking de Val (4h Baccarat du Pont - La Forge de Val) Dr: Eric Lambertz Tr: Eric Lambertz 16 System Performance (4m Scarlet Knight - Hermit Lady) Dr: Franck Ouvrie Tr: Stefan Melander 17 Vigove (4h Gazouillis - Govive) Dr: Pierre Vercruysse Tr: Franck Leblanc 18 Viva Island* (4m Goetmals Wood - Island Dream) Dr: Jean Pierre Dubois Tr: Jean Pierre Dubois by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com   

Maharajah continues his undeclared path to the Prix d'Amerique with a 2140m V75 gold division race in Aby on Saturday night. 'The Emperor' disappointed his legion of fans, and thousands of owners, last time out when he was Maharajaha well beaten favourite in the Gavle Stora Pris, but he was driven two deep for most of the 3100m journey, and actually went three-wide around Haraldinho to improve his position about halfway through the journey. That extra exertion proved a little too tough in this stage in Stefan Hultman's stable star's preparation, with the 3100m telling on his legs but his handlers will know that this is the sort of run he will need to post to have any chance of winning at Vincennes, where the French horses can go three wide, challenge to improve position and then kick in the straight. Vets gave him the all clear following the run, and the Travkompaniet owners will still be taking it one race at a time as they target the race they covet, the Prix d'Amerique, and this time over this trip he will once again be the punters' choice. His vanquisher in the Gavle Stora Pris was Stig H Johansson's Perfectly Enough, who starts again here. The former Swedish Breeders Crown 3YO winner went a terrific race, driven with cover all the way and then peeled wide from the 300m to unleash a final burst which proved irresistible to the pacesetter Winning Love. Perfectly Enough has a draw which looks like giving him a similar trip again, but the shorter distance may make it tougher to overhaul the horse which gets the lead. US import Solvato has been prominent in early markets and is certainly well-bred being by Donato Hanover from the fine racemare Solveig the winner of $622,714,a Champlain Stakes winner and runner-up in the 2YO Breeders Crown who took a record of 1.56. Like many top racemares though, she has not had the same success so far at stud. He has only won six times in 27 lifetime starts but has impressed his new trainer Veijo Heiskanen since he arrived and won a 4YO race at Kalmar two starts back. But it is a big ask for a 4YO to step up to the Swedish Elite level, even with his breeding. Flemming Jensen's Danish-bred stallion Obi Wan and Lutfi Kolgjini's Juggle Face who will have Johnny Takter on board, are the others with support in the market. Obi Wan, is a son of Ganymede who is one of those French sires who actually does better crossed with American mares than he seems to in his native France, having proven especially successful in Italy and Denmark - another such French sire is Juliano Star, the sire of Commander Crowe and rising stars like Juliano Rags but of seemingly of little consequence in his own country. Obi Wan, who started off his racing in Denmark in Ken Ecce's stable was no age-group star and has taken his time to go through the grades but has improved with age and won six of his 12 races this season. He has been rising through the grades, with a win in the Silverdivision final at Aby in May and now has a respecatable record of 16 wins and 11 placings from 46 starts. Kolgjini's Juggle Face is the same age but has raced thirty more times and could not be more different. His dam is an Armbro Goal half sister to Triton Sund, a winner of more than $2.3 million and a record of 1.52.2 and now at stud after a stellar career. A Swedish Travderby and Breeders Crown winner Triton Sund went on to win several group ones such as Sweden's second biggest race, Olympiatravet and Denmark's biggest race, the Copenhagen Cup and even had a second placing in the Prix de Belgique and raced in the Prix d'Amerique. Juggle Face, who like Triton Sund is by Viking Kronos, won his first four starts as a 2YO, was second in the Breeders Crown at three and won the Solvalla Grand Prix at four. But he has not quite reached the heights of his illustrious relative, who was also trained for a time by Kolgjini although he has won 5.6 million SEK ($860K) and had group wins like the group two Orebro International and Eskilstuna FyraÃ¥ringstest. Gulddivisionen Aby 2013-12-14 289,000SEK 2140m 1 Obi-Wan (h Ganymede - Hejsa Reerstrup) Dr: Flemming Jensen Tr: Flemming Jensen 2 Solvato (h Donato Hanover - Solveig) Dr: Veijo Heiskanen Tr: Veijo Heiskanen 3 Yanantin Boko (g Viking Kronos - Ormonne Boko) Dr: Olle Alsén Tr: Olle Alsén 4 Rakas (h Victory Party - Tricky Woo Per Lennartsson) Dr: Tr: Per Lennartsson 5 Capello Bob (g Trade Balance - Yroflickan) Dr: Stefan Persson Tr: Stefan Persson 6 Juggle Face (h Viking Kronos - Rakel Sund) Dr: Johnny Takter Tr: Lutfi Kolgjini 7 David Sisu (h Lindy Lane - Keystone Delicious) Dr: Ulf Ohlsson Tr: Petri Salmela 8 Maharajah (h Viking Kronos - Chili Khan) Dr: Örjan Kihlström Tr: Stefan Hultman 9 Oasis Bi (h Toss Out - Up Front Jm) Dr: Claes Svensson Tr: Stefan P Pettersson 10 J.T.'s Crown (h Buckaroo K. - Nadja Waltter ) Dr: Peter Ingves Tr: Glenn H Persson 11 Perfectly Enough (h Express It - Just About Enough) Dr: Erik Adielsson Tr: Stig H Johansson 12 Politiken (g Ens Snapshot - Goldie Hawn) Dr: Morten Friis Tr: John Friis by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com 

Top-level racing took place Saturday at Jagersro on V-75 day and at Kincsem Park. Two year-old colt Onceforall Face (by Viking Kronos) took the 600,000Sek (to the winner) Jagersro feature for Lutfi Kolgjini while at Kincsem Park Radium Boy (by Wall Street Banker) won the 3140 meter, 1 million Huf purse Menesek Dija for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity. A summary of the featured events at these tracks follows: Jagersro SWE November 30, 2013 Gr. I Svensk Uppfodingslopning 2013, 1640 meters autostart, 600,000Sek to winner 1. Onceforall Face (2m Viking Kronos-Lemonsoda OM-Lemon Dra), 1.13.7kr, trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini, owners Vallro AB and Lutfii Kolgjini AB (4 2-1-0 670,000Sek lifetime). Prion Tilly (2m Clerk Magistrate-Infra Tilly-Super Arnie), 1.13.8kr, Torbjorn Jansson driver, Stall Tilly AB owner was second. Gold - Meadow Prophets Minne 2013, 1640 meters autostart, 150,000Sek to winner: Harry Haythrow (7g Rite On Line-Speedy Tilda-Spotlite Lobell), 1.12kr, Peter Untersteiner driving (78 8-18-15 3,306,700 Sek career) defeated Premance Simoni, and Rakas. Oasis Bi, Kash's Cantab, Neo Holmsminde and Raja Mirchi were in the upper-class beaten field. John Jacobssons Minne 2013, 3-4 year olds, 2140 meters handicap by distance, 150,000Sek to winner: Dreams Take Time (4m Andover Andover-B My Honey-Viking Kronos), 1.13.8kr, Johnny Taker driver (31 15-1-2 3,060,330 Sek lifetime) Bronze Division - 1640 meters autostart, 110,000Sek to winner: Claes Boko (4m Varenne-Salma Boko-Express Ride), 1.11.9kr, Erik Adielsson driving, (16 7-6-0 829,500Sek lifetime) Kincsen Park Budapest November 30, 2013 Ketevesek Versenye 500,000Huf purse, 1800 meters autostart 1. Szimfonia (2f Medic Hanover-Dallam), 1.21.8kr, Sandor Varga up 2. Blitz Va Bene (2m Diablo Va Bene-Oracle), Tibor Hajnal 3. Sensation (2m Incredible Cole-Intelligent Star), I. Papp API Dij 500,000Huf purse, 1800 meters autostart 1. Orifiamma Jet (5f Supergill-Ticket To Ride), 1.15.7kr, S. Varadi driving, Napsuger owner 2. Orangyal (5f Wall Street Banker-Derengo), P. Vicen 3. Lady Luna (8f Sierra Ranger-Luna), R. Hanzekovic. SLO Menesek Dija 1,000,000Huf purse, 3160 meters distance handicap 1. Radium Boy (3m Wall Street Banker-Golden Lady), 1.19;.7kr, Veljko Mazsity trainer/driver, Hico Bt. Owner 2. Night Lady (6f Tony Oaks-Vas Lady), Tibor Hajnal up 3. Masterpiece (7m Tony Oaks-Fairplay), L. Marton aboard Italy (GAET) released its much anticipated December schedule and the hosting tracks (below). Gran Premi Trotting-Italy 8 December 2013 1 Treviso Gran Criterium (memorial Bepi Biasuzzi) 1600 E 2 - 165,000 euro 8 December 2013 2 Treviso Gran Criterium (filly) 1660 I 2f 66,000 14 December 2013 Napoli Batterie qualificazione Derby (3x22000) 2100 I 3 - 66,000 14 December 2013 2 Napoli Royal Mares 1600 O 4+f - 45,100 14 December 2013 1 Napoli Triossi 2100 E 4 - 209,000 14 December 2013 2 Napoli Antonio Carena (filly) 1600 E 4f - 55,000 26 December 2013 1 Napoli Derby 2100 I 3 - 770,000 26 December 2013 1 Napoli Oaks del Trotto (memorial C. e A. Tranfo) 1600 I 3f - 220,000 26 December 2013 Napoli Consolazione Derby 2100 I 3 - 45,100 26 December 2013 1 Napoli Allevatori (memorial P. Castelvetro) 2100 I 2 - 187,000 26 December 2013 1 Napoli Galà Internazionale del trotto - Turilli 2100 O 4+ - 297,000 26 December 2013 2 Napoli Allevatori (filly) 1600 I 2f - 66,000 28 December 2013 2 Palermo Mediterraneo 1600 I 3 - 45,100 by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com    

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

Maharajah (8m Viking Kronos-Chili Khan-Giant Chill) was a soundly defeated fourth in today’s V-75 Gold (3140 meters autostart, 150,000SEK to winner) at Gavle. Driver Ulf Ohlsson had a tough journey on the outside and his progress was impeded twice during the marathon event. Maharajah began to tire around the final turn and bravely lasted for fourth behind easy winner Perfectly Enough (5m Express It-Just About Enough-SJ’s Photo) handled by Erik Adielsson and timed in 1.14kr. Second went to Winning Love (7m Love You-Falin Amber Dance-Arndon) with Ake Lindblom up with third to Francais de Gull (6m Jag de Bellouet-Tantiem Gull-Lindy Lane) teamed by Erik Lindegren. The Gavle co-featured V-75 Silver went to Chapeau (4m Love You-Crown Tess-Crownton) in 1.12kr over 1640 meters autostart. Erik Adielsson piloted the winner to earn 125,000SEK first money. Sandringham Hanover (6g Cantab Hall-Sally Hanover-American Winner) took second for Lief Witasp. Three upper-class events graced the Paris-Vincennes card. The 100,000 euro, 2700 meter. Prix Chenonceaux (European) went to Vagabondu Mag (4g Ozio Royal-Perle du Ravany) in 1.14.8kr for J-M Bazire. His career earnings now approach 400,000 euro. Red Red Red (5f Offshore Dream-Extreme Lady) was second for Eric Raffin ahead of Unabella Perrine (5f Diamant Gede-Minnie Perrine handled by Franck Ouvrie. The Prix Quimper (European, 2100 meters autostart, 84,000 euro purse) went to favored Beckman (6g Turbo Sund-Nina Palema) for Franck Nivard and trainer Fabrice Souloy. The Scandinavian invader scored comfortably in 1.12.9kr for owner Ecurie Commander. The de Chine (6g Blue Eyes America-Heparine) rallied for second handled by J.L. Cl. Dersoir with third to Nephenta Lex (6f Pine Chip-Miss Camelia OM) driven by J-M Bazire and also trained by Souloy. The 2700 meter, 78,000 euro purse Prix Bagnoles Orne produced a victory for the Jean Baudron owned/trained Rockfeller Center (8m Jag de Bellouet-Mysterious Valley) driven today by Jean-Etienne Dubois in 1.13.9kr. The winner, who also serves as stallion in France, defeated Sam Gibus (7g Jet Fortuna-Harmonie Gibus) with owner/trainer Sebastien Baude up. Quiz du Ginai (9g Buvetier d’Aunou-Desopilanta) took third for Franck Nivard. by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com

REVEN d’AMOUR WOULD LOVE TO GET ANOTHER BIG WIN Former European 3YO champion Reven d’Amour heads a field of nine in the Konung Carl Xvi Gustafs Silverhäst (Silver Horse), the V75 gold division final at Solvalla on Saturday night. Reven d’Amour was disappointing in his last start, but was a dominating winner in his previous start where he returned to the form of old with a brilliant front-running display. From former US-based Swedish champion Revenue’s first crop, Reven d’Amour is still  his sire’s richest Swedish-bred son and has recorded two wins in only six starts this season. Revenue is now based in Norway where he serving full books after four seasons in the US where he sired current open class star Market Share, and Breeders Crown winner Break The Bank K, although he failed to crack the US market despite these successes. Reven d’Amour has endured several unproductive seasons as he struggled to recreate his early brilliance, although after he has been rejuvenated since a five-month break earlier this year. He has a great draw, good gate speed and is well positioned to make it three wins from seven this campaign. In contrast Perfectly Enough has picked up a cheque on 15 of his last 15 visits to the racetrack, although only two of them have been wins. He was third in last year’s TravDerby and is a former Swedish Breeders Crown 3YO champion, but the 5YO  is in the middle of that tricky period between age-group and full maturity which most European horses struggle with. But the son of Express It is at Swedish master Stig Johansson’s barn and has Erik Adielsson in the bike and will be right in contention. There are none tougher than old warhorse Womanizer, the Finnish trained roan son of Tap In. Jarno Kauhanen’s nine-year-old gelding has seven wins and three second placings in 17starts this campaign and is another fast beginner who will appreciate his number 3 alley. Monster Drive is another of those tough V75 campaigners, with a win and seven placings  in 17 starts this year.  But he is always there and there abouts and Reijo Liljendahl  has engaged top Swedish pilot Bjorn Goop, who partnered him in his last win, back in July. He was unlucky last start and is in good form, having not finished further back than fifth before that in 10 starts. The pole position goes to out of form Scarlet Knight gelding Haraldinho, a former Swedish Breeders Crown placegetter who has not won in more than a year. KONUNG CARL XVI GUSTAFS SILVERHÄST Solvalla 16/11/13 (G2) Int 2140m all €115,000 1  Haraldinho  (g Scarlet Knight - Havannas Julia) Dr: Johnny Takter  Tr: Catarina Lundström     2  Perfectly Enough  (5h Express It - Just About Enough) Dr: Erik Adielsson  Tr:  Stig H Johansson     3  Womanizer (g Tap In - Sandra Nibs) Dr: Tommi Kylliäinen Tr: Jarno Kauhanen      4  Reven d'Amour  (h Revenue - Melody d’Amour) Dr: Fredrik B Larsson  Tr:  Fredrik B Larsson     5  Winning Love  (h Love You - Falin Amber Dance) Dr: Åke Lindblom Tr: Åke Lindblom     6  Monster Drive (h Thai Tanic - Kewpie) Dr: Björn Goop Tr: Reijo Liljendahl     7  Francais du Gull  (h Jag de Bellouet - Tantiem Gull) Dr: Erik Lindegren Tr: Erik Lindegren     8  Perfect Toll  (h Alf Palema - Tvindas S. ) Dr: Jorma Kontio Tr: Raoul Engblom     9  Up-Date Hoss  (h Classic Response - Celebration Ride) Dr: Torbjörn Jansson Tr: Stig H Johansson    Dave Sanders

Today (Sunday) Eskilstuna hosted four Gr. I International Sweden Breeders Crown finals, each contested over 2140 meters autostart, each with 850,000SEK to the winner. The winners mix was both favorites and up-setters with Digital Ink garnering the most ink in the press and in terms of mutual tickets. Breeders Crown results are shown below: Breeders Crown Gr. I International Final – 4yo females 2140meters autostart, 850,000SEK to winner Youana (4f Pearsall Hanover-Euro Sund-Sugarcane Hanover), 1.12.3kr, Peter Untersteiner Quadrille (4f Varenne-Tapdencer-Tibur), 1.12.5kr, Johan Untersteiner Dream of Joy (4f Dream Vacation-Frida Filokus-Spotlite Lobell), 1.12.9kr, Stefan Persson Breeders Crown Gr. I International Final – 3yo females 2140meters autostart, 850,000SEK to winner Amazon AM (3f Gigant Neo-Eclat de Bois-Coktail Jet), 1.13.1kr, Robert  Bergh, winner of 7 in 12 starts this year, career earnings 2,074,600SEK Mellby Briolett (3f Going Kronos-Merit Lane-Lindy Lane), 1.13.1kr, Johan Untersteiner Our Precious (3f Pearsall Hanover-Nova Brodda-Juliano Star), 1.13.2kr, Peter Ingves Breeders Crown Gr. I International  Final– 4yo males 2140meters autostart, 850,000SEK to winner Digital Ink (4g Super Photo Kosmos-Laverda des Pres-Filou du Boscail), Orjan Kihlstrom driver for Stefan Melander owner/trainer, his 8th win in 12 starts this year, career earnings 1,888,300SEK Thai Broadway (4m Broadway Hall-Isabella Knick-Tap In), 1.12.8kr, Gunnar Austevoll Porthos Amok (4m Orlando Vici-Baroness Amok-Pine C hip), 1.13.2kr, Bjorn Goop driving Breeders Crown Gr. I International Final – 3yo males 2140meters autostart, 850,000SEK to winner Jonesy (3m Muscles Yankee-Ripley-Ride The Night), Finland registered, 1.13.6kr, Tuomas Korvenoja up Breakbumper (3m Viking Kronos-Lovely-Top Love), 1.13.6kr, Robert Bergh trainer/driver Cool Keeper (3m Broadway Hall-Missy’s Go Go-Yankee Glide), 1.13.6kr, Leif Witasp trainer/driver Yesterday (Saturday) Eskilstuna also hosted V-75 action. The featured Gold Division went to the Dream Vacation son Alvena Pele in 1.11kr for Per Lennartsson. Womanizer was a solid second. V-75 day action is summarized below. Volvia Svensk Travsports Monte Kat 2 2140 meters autostart, 40,000SEK to winner Starbec’s Mr. Tee (6g Turbi Thrust-Blue Blossom-Pactole de Tillard), 1.14.6kr for Lynda Hedstrom, his 6th win in 14 starts thius year Jonathan Palema (5g Adams Hall-Rosalinde Palema-Alf Palema), Josefine Ivehag aboard Yosemite Boko (8g Express Ride-Elisabeth Boko-Speedy Somolli), Viktoria Strand-Jorgensen up Bjorkmans BIL 1640meters autostart, 25,000SEK to winner Headhunter (5g Gentle Star-Famous Christine-Ororek), 1.12.kr winner for Magnus Jakobsson Isinbajeva (4f Gigant Neo-Graceful Face-Pine Chip), 1.12kr, Johan Untersteiner, Roger Walmann trainer Strosa (4f Lindy Lane-Sweet and Strong-Super Arnie), Erik Adielsson V-75 Gold Division 1640 meters autostart, 150,000SEK first money Alvena Pele (7m Dream Vacation-Oli Roy-Probe), 1.11kr, Per Lennartsson Womanizer (9g Tap In-Sandra Nibs-Mr. Drew), 1.11.1kr, Peter Ingves El Sueco (8g Calvin Capar-Otilia Sund-Sugarcane Hanover), 1.11.2kr, Johan Untersteiner V-75 Silver Division 2140 meters autostart, 125,000SEK first money Seabiscuit (6g Credit Winner-Candy Tilly-Sugarcane Hanover), 1.13.1kr, Jorma Kontio up Democrat (6g Pearsall Hanover-Sugar Dream-Sugarcane Hanover), 1.13.1kr, Per Lennartsson driving Lotus Elan (7g Super Arnie-Lotusanne-Cezio Josselyn), 1.13.2kr, Erik Adielsson the reinsman V-75 Bronze Division 1640 meters autostart, 110,000SEK to winner Open Mind Bi (5g Andover Hall-No Nonsense Woman-Sierra Kosmos), 1.11.3kr, Jorma Kontio driving Prey Frontline (5g Love You-Ritzy Girl-Super Arnie), 1.11.3kr, Ulf Ohlsson up Pioneer F.H. (6g SJs Photo-Zagara Jet-Park Avenue Joe), 1.11.3kr, Peter Untersteiner driver On Wednesday the international trotting superstar Maharajah made a winning comeback and set a national record of 1.12.7kr over 2160 meters, circular start. Stefan Hultman’s eight year-old was driven by Orjan Kihlstrom. Maharajah won 250,000SEK for the win to take his career earnings to 18.9 million SEK. Kihlstrom remarked that the veteran has a lot left. Yesterday (Saturday) at Kincsem Park the feature was the 1.5 million HUF Oszi Kiserleti Verseny  (the Fall Criterium) and Derby winner Radium Boy (3m Wall Street Banker-Golden Lady) scored in 1.17.9kr for Veljko Mazsity over 1960 meters (distance handicap). Poetica Saf was second with the Muscle Yankee son Pretty Ripped third. This result  and the other top races at Kincsem Park are summarized below: Oszi Kiserleti Verseny 1960meters distance handicap, 1,500,000HUF purse Radium Boy (3m Wall Street Banker-Golden Lady), 1.17.9kr, V. Mazsity Poetica Saf (4f Frullino Jet-SAugusta Bi), J. Sagaj Pretty Ripped (4m Muscles Yankee-Pretty in Plaid), Cs. Lakatos Illetmeny DIJ 1960meters distance handicap, 500,000 HUF purse Lady Luna (8f Sierra Ranger-Luna), 1.18kr,  J. Sagaj Rambo 7m Mystical Crown-Rosa), B. Sersen Orifiamma Jet (5f Supergill-Ticket to Ride), T. Hajnal Versec DIJ 1980meters distance handicap,  330,000HUF purse Passion Grif (4g Varenne-Sex Appeal OK), 1.19.6kr, Zs. Vereb Filipana Goal (4f Armbro Goal-Franja), A. Denes Please Mr. Postman (4m Buvetier d’Aunou-Ines Pierji), J. Kolozsi by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com

On Track Piraten (5g Kool du Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line) won today’s Gr. II UET Masters Series featured C. L. Mullers Memorial at Jagersro, Sweden. Contested over 2640 meters autostart, the winner led gate to finish scoring by a length, in 1.13.1kr for Erik Adielsson, over veteran Harry Haythrow (7g Rite On Line-Speedy Tilda-Spotlite Lobell) handled by Peter Untersteiner. Harry Haythrow was honored pre-race for making 50 V-75 career starts and he did not disappoint as he closed fast for second over the 9.8 million SEK career winner Yarrah Boko (8m Coktail Jet-Big Blue Kitten-Pine Chip) driven by Ulf Ohlsson. The winner recorded his 11th career win in 46 starts, now for earnings just under 4.6 million SEK. Favored Commander Crowe raced second over much of the journey but had no trot when called upon by Orjan Kihlstrom and faded to last in the lane. The undercard also produced another win by a son of Credit Winner as Vasterboonthenews (5g Credit Winner-Sandra Dime-Alf Palema) scored in a Klass 1 event over 1640 meters autostart. Peter Ingves drove this winner to a 1.12.7kr victory worth 100,000SEK for his connections. Nimbus CD (3g Mythical Lindy-Kiss of Life-Tenor de Baune) finished second. Mythical Lindy, exported from the US after his three year-old campaign, has become an exciting young stallion in Sweden. by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com

Rocky Winner (5m Credit Winner-Level Fortytwo-Arnaquer) won today’s V75 Jagersro Gr. II International (UET Masters Series) in Sweden over 2140 meters autostart. Handled by Peter Ingves, Rocky Winner raced alongside pacesetter Panne de Moteur (5m Credit Winner-Jalopy-Donerail) before inching past on the line for a 1.12.9kr victory. Trained by Jorgen Westholm, the winner scored his 16th win in 37 lifetime starts, now good for earnings in excess of 2.09 million SEK. Purse to the race winner was 500,000SEK. The Stefan Hultman trainer runner-up, Panne de Moteur) raced gamely for Orjan Kihlstrom. He’s a winner of over 6.5 million SEK and from a Hambletonian Oaks winning dam. Perfectly Enough (5m Express It-Just About Enough-SJs Caviar) took third for Erik Adielsson. The Jagersro opener today, a monte event for 75,000SEK to the winner, went to Rock Me (6g Rotation-Gittan Palema-Edge of Glory) with Josefine Ivehag up. The pair took this 1640 meter autostart 2013 Montepris contest in 1.13.8kr over Limerick (8g Master Thoj-What Bonange-Gunslinger Spur) with Malin Baras aboard. The Sofia Aronsson handled Organdi d’Or (11g Archilles-Hovillars d’Or-Vroun d’Or) landed third in a photo with Limerick. by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com  

Once a year the V75 celebrates its anniversary with an elite race for the up and coming stars (4 and 5YOs), the V75 International worth €110,000  (and a leg of the UET Masters Series) and this year is  even more special being the 20th anniversary of the game which is credited with changing the face of Swedish trotting. Rarely has a bold marketing strategy reaped such rewards, and the Swedish trotting industry has benefitted enormously since it replaced the ailing predecessor the V65. ATG’s main betting pool which had been the engine for the racing industry had been stagnant for seven years with annual turnover of around 1.5 billion SEK, and more disturbingly was in decline The ATG Board of Directors  made the bold move to launch V75, in a complete revamp The V75 consisted of seven races instead of six, 50 cents in row price, three profit pools instead of two,  and the introduction of the computer lucky dip called Harry Boy. But the real marketing coup was the slick new  TV show:  Vinnare (Winner) which became a huge success. The impact was immediate with turnover jumping from   25 million SEK to  over 39 million SEK for the first week of the V75. On track, more than 8,000 fans were   at Jägersro to see Copiadwin the inaugural Gold Division race while more than 390 000 viewers tuned in on TV to watch Vinnare with Swedish comedian Lasse Brandeby as host. Twenty years on and the V75 is still the driving force behind the Swedish trotting brand, which along with France, is the most successful in Europe –and the V75 is played all over the world. This is where the best horses and drivers race for the highest prizemoney in Europe outside France, the so-called Premier League of trotting, and well-placed to play a leading role in the industry for another 20 years and more. Saturday’s field is headed by Olympiatravet star Panne de Moteur, fresh from his clearing of a positive doping investigation arising from the Elitloppet.   The son of Credit Winner, who is trained by Stefan Hultman, tested positive after a Elitloppet swab  on Solvalla on May 26, this year.  The sample analysis showed the presence of the antibacterial agent trimethoprim. The Swedish Authorities  did not not allege that Stefan Hultman willfully or negligently caused the horse to receive the product off but he was as the horse trainer responsible for the incident. But  the investigation concluded that actual amount of trimethoprim (1 nanogram per ml of plasma) could not affect the performance or temperament, that the current reporting levels are very likely to change , which means that the measured result would not be classed as a positive doping test and   the disciplinary board believed that it was unfair to impose a penalty. Panne de Motteur, the winner of the Group I Jubileumspokalen and the Frances Bulwark, is the odds on favourite for the event, with the only other horse showing single figure ods being Stig Johansson’s five-year-old stallion Perfectly Enough, a winner of the 3YO Swedish Breeders Crown in 2011. US stallions dominate the eight-horse field with four US-domiciled sires Credit Winner (2), Broadway Hall and Andover Hall represented as well as exported US sires Toss Out  and Express It – both sons of Supergill, who was also exported. Interestingly Italy is the birthplace of the other two sires, Viking Kronos and Infinitif.   V75 INTERNATIONAL Jägersro  2013-10-26  Group II  Int (UET Masters Series) 2140m  4&5YOs  €110,000 1         Perfectly Enough (5h  Express It - Just About Enough) Dr:  Erik Adielsson Tr:   Stig H Johansson              2         Mermaid Ås (5m  Broadway Hall - Superlou Ås) Dr:  Peter Untersteiner  Tr:  Peter Untersteiner             3         Quite a Fall (4h  Infinitif - Victoria Falls) Dr:  Ulf Ohlsson Tr:   Catarina Lundström              4         Pershing Bi (4h  Toss Out - Fidji Bi) Dr:  Christoffer Eriksson Tr:   Jerry Riordan             5         Panne de Moteur (5h  Credit Winner – Jalopy) Dr:  Örjan Kihlström Tr:   Stefan Hultman              6         Rocky Winner (5h  Credit Winner - Level Fortytwo) Dr:  Peter Ingves Tr:   Jörgen Westholm               7         Orione Spin (5g  Viking Kronos - Karisma Zet) Dr:  Lutfi Kolgjini  Tr:  Lutfi Kolgjini              8         Magic Tonight (4h  Andover Hall - Miss Possessed) Dr:  Johan Untersteiner  Tr:  Roger Walmann            by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com  

The UET Masters Series,  resumes after a week’s break  and Commander Crowe head a top quality field in the CL Mullers Memorial, a Group II international  and one of two Masters Series events at Jagersro, Sweden this weekend. Commander Crowe will be attempting to win his third CL Mullers Memorial, a race that has been an every-present on the Swedish calendar since the 1920s. Fabrice Souloy’s brilliant chestnut won in 2008 and 2009 but that was his last appearance in the 2640m staying race (approximately 1 mile and five-eighths), which has been dominated in recent years by horses with at last some French blood in their pedigrees. Last year’s winner Quarcio du Chene is by Capriccio,  2011’s winner Yellow Eden was by Duc de Bossis, Maharajah the 2010 winner has French blood on his damside. Commander Crowe (himself by Juliano Star)  followed four other winners with French sirelines in Arras (Echo), Garros (Coktail Jet), Spring Ray (Gentle Star)  and Insert Gede (Jet du Vivier). The last horse of American-bloodlines was  the Sugarcane stallion E.V. Cane in 2003. Commander Crowe, although in the last couple of months of his 10-year-old season, has been in good form recently, with a second in the final of the Lotteria a fortnight ago after winning his heat at the re-scheduled Grand Masters event at Agnano, Naples. He will be driven by top driver Orjan Kihlstrom. The Commander will face recently crowned Swedish champion On Track Piraten, who was a surprise winner of the Swedish Masterskap race at Aby, also a fortnight ago. He will be driven by Erik Adielsson for trainer Hans Stromberg. Yarrah Boko, the Norwegian owned and trained son of Coktail Jet was second in that event and Trond Anderssen’s star  lines up again here in his third attempt at the race and has the pole position. Johnny  Johansson’s V75 King Harry Haythrow, who has   drawn two, and Fredrik Larsson’s honest campaigner Caballion are others with a good chance of picking up a decent proportion of the stake. Anders Svanstedt will be in the bike for his dad Ake Svanstedt’s King Conch gelding New Line as the current leading trainer continues his long goodbye to his homeland before his depature to the States next week. C.L.MÜLLERS MEMORIAL Jägersro 2013-10-26  Group II Int 2 640 all 110 000 1         Yarrah Boko (h   Coktail Jet - Big Blue Kitten) Dr:  Ulf Ohlsson Tr:  Trond Anderssen             2         Harry Haythrow (g   Rite On Line - Speedy Tilda) Dr:  Peter Untersteiner  Tr:   Johnny Johansson             3         Winning Love(h  Love You - Falin Amber Dance) Dr:  Åke Lindblom  Tr:   Åke Lindblom             4         Obi-Wan (h  Ganymede - Hejsa Reerstrup) Dr:  Flemming Jensen  Tr:   Flemming Jensen             5         You Bet Hornline (h  San Pellegrino - Evergreen Ri) Dr:  Robert Bergh Tr:    Robert Bergh             6         Caballion (h  Kesaco Phedo - Lady Brick) Dr:  Fredrik B Larsson Tr:    Fredrik B Larsson             7         New Line (g  King Conch - På'en Igen Frökjär) Dr:  Anders Svanstedt  Tr:   Åke Svanstedt             8         On Track Piraten (g  Kool du Caux – Monrovia) Dr:  Erik Adielsson  Tr:   Hans R Strömberg             9         Commander Crowe (g  Juliano Star – Somack) Dr:  Örjan Kihlström Tr:    Fabrice Souloy             10         Haraldinho (g  Scarlet Knight - Havannas Julia) Dr:  Marcus M Melander  Tr:   Catarina Lundström               Dave Sanders  

Johnny Takter steered 7/1 long shot Dreams Take Time (4m Andover Andover-B My Honey-Viking Kronos) to a close score in 1.14.04kr to win the 2013 edition of the classic Prix Deutschland at Hamburg. The purse was 200,000 euros over the 2720 meter autostart distance. Sire of the winner was a $170,000 yearling in the U.S. and is a son of Andover Hall from Wac by Malabar Man. Indigious (4m Prodigious-Indication) was second for Erik Adielsson, owner Stall Express and trainer Stig H. Johansson. Quid Pro Quo (4m Yankee Glide-Hostage) was third for teamster Ake Svanstedt with Call Me Hanover (4g Kadabra-Chiptease-Pin e Chip) fourth for Per Lennartsson. Favored Clint W. Boko finished seventh. by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com  

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