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September 7, 2019 - Today’s harness racing V75 Gold Silverornen Stora Group (200,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) went to the Emelia Leo reined and Oscar Berglund conditioned Shocking Superman (6m Orlando Vici-Bernedette’s Cat-Pine Chip). The winner, off at 6.4/1 odds, was timed in 1.10.7kr to record his fifth victory in 25 starts now for 1,926,988SEK earned. The 1.8/1 favorite Dreammoko (6m Timoko-Uranie d’Atout-Kaisy Dream) was second for Peter Ingves and trainer Bjorn Goop. Third was 71.8/1 outsider Digital Ink (10g Super Photo Kosmos) with Ulf Eriksson up and Apollon de Kacy was fourth. Thomas H. Hicks

The annual Arqana Trot Yearling Sale at Deauville has been completed with good results. There were 328 lots sold at an average 25,077€ with gross proceeds in excess of 8.2€ million. There were five lots sold for over 100,000€ led by sons of Ready Cash, Bold Eagle, Carat Williams and Bird Parker. Catalog pages of the two sale toppers are attached. The third sale session featured yearlings sired by first and second crop stallions. 120 lots sold in session three for an average of 38,658€ (gross sales 4,639,000€). Offspring of Charly du Noyer and Cristal Money averaged 42,000€ and 33,500€respectively. 15 lots by Carat Williams sold for an average of 38,000€ led by hip 416, Iceman du Klau and the offspring by Django Riff and Dollar Macker were well sold. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

A great high-level harness racing trotting lineup was the highlight of the Kincsem Park (Budapest) program this day. The featured Jozsef Marschall Memorial (purse 9,000,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) attracted many of the better performers now racing in eastern and central Europe. The 1.9/1 Azimut (6m Odessa Santana-ASida-Lets Go) took the big race clocked in 1.14.4kr and reined by trainer Josef Franzl. The German invader now sports three victories in his last four outings. The 19.7/1 Muscle Boy As (6m Muscle Hill-Zelda Per-Crowning Point) was second for Gerhard Mayr of Austria and the local star 4.3/1 Zeal di Girifalco (4m Igor Font-Inviata d’Italia-Varenne) took third money with Veljko Mazsity aboard. 47.8/1 Global Player (12g Ditka Hanover-Gravitart-Speedy Soma) was fourth for Erich Kubes. Jozsef Marschall Memorial Earlier in the program was the Laszlo Fekete Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and the exceptional filly Longines (5f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor), off at 1,3/1 odds, rallied off the final turn to score timed in 1.17.3kr over a sloppy track. Gyorgy Horvath teamed the Imre Fazekas trainee to her 15th career victory in 16 starts, improving her 2019 slate to 5-1-0 in six starts. Kornelius Heitmann bred Longines. 2.2/1 Iago d’Amore (5g Mago d’Amore-Indyran-Uronometro) was second for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas after setting the pace. 12.6/1 Rocky HR (7m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) was third for Balazs Juhasz. The Istvan Szegedy Memorial (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) began the International events and the 1.17.8kr timed victory went to 30.2/1 Alexander UR (5g Infinitif-Hoity Toity Face-Egon Lavec) reined by trainer Jozsef Rutkai for Prolongo Trading. The 1.6/1 favorite Uran Lady (6f Maximus Lindy-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) was a close second with Veljko Mazsity aboard, followed by 24.4/1 Promo Kemp (5m Muscle Hill-Armbro Waikiki-Garland Lobell) handled by Ferenc Nagy II for trainer Rutkai. The 105th edition of the Hungaria DIJ (purse 4,000,000Huf, 2560 meters distance handicap) saw 11/1 Zseneroz (4f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) overcome a 40-meter handicap to score in 1.18.1kr with Mitja Slavic at the lines. 6.7/1 Maugli (3m El Nino-Marista Vita-Zerberus) was second for driver/trainer Janko Sagaj. 7.6/1 Un Nuage d’Osmoz (11m Nuage Noir-L’Etoile d’Esprit), handicapped 60 meters, took third for Martin Redl, ahead of 1.8/1 fvaorite Vareke HB (3m Impelo Grif-Valcuma-Cumin) with Joze Segaj up for trainer Slavko Makovec. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The Gr. II Prix de Basly today at Paris-Vincennes (monte, purse 100,000€, 2175 meters, three year olds) produced an upset winner in 24/1 Gee (3f Brutus de Baily-Qualine du Rib) with Mathieu Mottier the harness racing jockey for owner/trainer Bruno Bourgoin. It was only the second career win in 23 starts for the winner that now has life earnings of 178,730€. Race time was 1.13.4kr and the winner was quite impressive and never threatened. The 14/1 Gainsborough (3m Bird Parker) was second for Romain Derieux, also the trainer. Then 106/1 Greta du Chatelet (3f Utokyt) took third for Antoine Dabouis ahead of 36/1 Grande Avenue (3f Royal Dream) and 3/1 Gospel Pat (3m Uriel Speed). The 8/10 favorite Gala Tejy finished seventh. The Prix Emile Wendling (purse 53,000€, 2700 meters, three year olds European) saw 3/1 Gondoile Jenilou (3f Goetmals Wood-Pirogue Jenilou) score in 1.14.6kr with breeder/owmer/trainer Louis Baudron at the lines for her fifth career score in seven starts. Her life earnings are now 82,720€. The 11/1 Grand Art (3m Prodigious-Real Artist) was second for Matthieu Abrivard, trainer Paul Hagoort and Stall Rita. This was a recent purchase from breeder Jean Philippe Dubois. 10/1 Alcide Roc (3m Daguet Rapide-Inga Allmar) took third for Filippo Rocca and trainer Fausto Barelli. Gondoile Jenilou Gondoile Jenilou with breeder/owner/trainer Louis Baudron The Gr. III Prix Joseph Aveline (purse 66,000€, 2850 meters, 13 starters, four year olds) saw 7.2/1 Frisbee d’Am (4m The Best Madrik-Miska des Rondes) score timed in 1.13.9kr. Alexandre Abrivard teamed this Richard Westerink trainee to his eighth career victory in 30 starts now for 258,340€ in life earnings, The 4/5 favorite Freyja du Pont (4f Quinoa du Gers) was a distant second for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire and 18/1 Fashion Queen (4f Ready Cash) was third with Eric Raffin teaming this Philippe Allaire pupil. This race was the Q+ race of the day and the exact order payoff was 1.560.00€ to 442 winning ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 4,748,504€and over 9,124,000€ was wagered on the race. Frisbee d’Am Veteran trotteurs then contested the Prix d’Eaubonne (purse 49,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 16 starters) with victory to the Sweden invader and 1.9/1 favorite Amazing Dynamite (7m Great Challenger-Kibo Dynamite) that Tomas Malmqvist trains and Franck Nivard drove. Race time was 1.12.2kr. The 9/1 Furious Francis (8g Love You-Twigs Mellow) was second gamely off a strong death seat journey with trainer Bjorn Goop the pilot. 10/1 Valentino Strix (8g Going Kronos-Affrodite Sund) was third for Christophe Martens, ahead of 26/1 Carthago d’Ela and 7.7/1 Champion d’Or. Amazing Dynamite The Prix du Mont Saint Michel (purse 58,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap, 11 starters) produced a 1.13.3kr timed score for the even-money favorite Calaska de Guez (7f Pomerol de Laumac-Miss de Guez) with trainer Jean Michel Bazire at the lines for owner Ecurie Vautors. Calaska earned her 20th career victory in 48 starts now for 408,000€ earned.  The 11/1 Dragon des Racques (6m Love You) was second with Alexandre Abrivard up and third went to 3.7/1 Crazy Charm (7g Prodigious-Know How) reined by Bryan Coppens for trainer Pierre Vercruysse, Calaska de Guez The Prix Aubrion du Gers (purse 33,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 13 starters) was next after a delightful video tribute to the late great champion. This race was a good one and went to 9/2 odds Duke Josselyn (6m Royal Dream-Tena Josselyn) clocked in 1.13.2kr under the guidance of reinsman Eric Raffin and owner/trainer Etienne Dubois. Yvan Bernard bred this now inner of 103,980€. The even-money favorite Duc d’Idee (6m Royal Dream-Riche Idee) was second reined by Jean Philippe Dubois for his Ecurie Victoria Dreams and trainer Philippe Moulin. 12/1 Dandy du Bourg (6g Prince d’Espace) was third for pilot David Thomain. Duke Josselyn The Prix des Montier en Dei (Gr. III, purse 74,000€, 2850 meters autostart, 10 European starters) completed the superb card today and it went to 8/10 odds favorite Violetto Jet (5m From Above-Nicciolaia Jet) reined by Franck Nivard and clocked in 1.14.5kr with a superb last 500 (the clocking was 1.15.4kr with 500 meters to go). Philippe Billard (Souloy-Billard) trains the winner for Scuderia d’Alessandro Raffaele Srl., as Violetto Jet won for the fourth time in seven starts in FR. His life earnings increased to 197,292€. The 1.6/1 Portland (5m Ganymede-Eiffel Bi) was second for Bjorn Goop and third went to 22/1 Inge In Heaven (6f Orlando Vici) with Franck Ouvrie the teamster. Violetto Jet   by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The UET Trotting Masters Finale was the day’s featured event (purse 380,000€, Gr. II International, 2700 meters, 12 starters) at Paris-Vincennes and quite a strategic race it was. At the end Propulsion (8m Muscle Hill-Danae) scored timed in 1.11.9kr reined by Orjan Kihlstom for Stall Zet and trainer Daniel Reden. The victory increased his life earnings to 3,111,396€ with 171,000€ secured today. Propulsion, bred in the USA by Cane Run Farm’s owners and Bluestone Farm was away toward the back and advanced third on the outer after Cleangame moved third wide for J-M Bazire on the backside to attack the race leaders. Mindyourvalue WF (6g Hovding Lavec-Mind Your Manners) had gained the front from Bold Eagle (8m Ready Cash-Reethi Rah Jet). The Eagle was used hard to initially reach the front past the stands from Bahia Quesnot (8f Scipion du Goutier-Queen Ines). Even-money favorite Cleangame reached the front albeit he stayed in the two-path entering the lane and appeared to be holding off his attackers when he went offstride in late stretch. He passed the line first and his dq enabled Propulsion to gain the victory as the 1.7/1 second choice over 63/1 Bahia Quesnot and reinsman/trainer Junior Guelpa that was also clocked in 1.11.9kr. 9/2 odds Bold Eagle was third for Bjorn Goop and trainer Sebastien Guarato timed in 1.12kr. The 71/1 Mindyourvalue WF held fourth and 33/1 Tony Gio (7m Varenne-Ilaria Jet) was fifth for Eric Raffin. The other check earners were 48/1 Milligan’s School and 114/1 Bel Avis. The pace was rated evenly until it picked up in the final 500 meters (1.12.6kr was the clocking with 500 remaining). by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The August 30 Kolgjini Yearling Sale was a good one with 46 lots sold at an average of 394,130SEK ($40,500US). The sale topper was hip 74, Aristoteles Face (male, 2/9/18 Chapter Seven-Just Not Into You-Donato Hanover), at 4,700,000SEK ($483,000US) to Nils Ellerstrom. This was a reported European record for a yearling sold at public auction. The dam has produced stakes winning and nearly US$200,000 winning White Tiger owned in Canada by partnership. Hip 74 was offered by Whap Capital AB. The second highest seller was hip 65, Devis May Care (male 7/1/18, Maharajah-Giant Diablo) that fetched 1,100,000SEK with Roger Walmann the buyer. Menhammar Stuteri consigned this one. Walmann also bought hip 49, Informed Am for 1,000,000SEK and hip 53, Arabhiata Face for 700,000SEK. Hip 60, Insigne Am, brought 950,000SEK from Johan Hellander. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Meslay du Maine hosted the 9th leg of the Gr. III Grand National du Trot Paris-Turf (purse 85,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap, 16 starters, also a Q+ race of the day). The 1.1/1 favorite Elvis Madrik (5g Overtrick-Tequila Dara) scored for pilot Franck Nivard and trainer/owner Jean Michel Baudouin, his eighth career win in 28 outings, now for 336,920€ earned. The 4.2/1 Calou Renardiere (7g Lets Go Along) was second for Eric Raffin and owner/trainer Baudouin. The 55/1 Cedere de l’Airou (7f Chef du Chatelet) took third for Paul Philippe Ploquin, ahead of 19/1 Brelan du Vivier and 21/1 Bachar. The exact order Q+ payoff was 5,415.60€ to 173 winning ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 3,415,894€ and over 7,2800,000€ was wagered on this race. On Saturday at Paris-Vincennes there is a fine card that includes four groupe level races. The highlight is the Gr. II Prix d’Ete that is the UET Masters Series Finale (purse 380,000€, 2700 meters, 12 starters). Bold Eagle meets Propulsion in this one that also includes the Jean Michel Bazire stable gelded trotteurs Cleangame and Bel Avis. The lineup is shown in the photo section. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The 25-meter handicapped Blues des Landiers (8g Phlegyas-Maga des Landiers) gamely held on by a nose to win the Gr. III Prix V and B Trophee Vert Finale at Craon, France (purse 70,000€, 2775 meters distance handicao) reined by Sebastien Hardy for trainer Dominique Charadame. It was the winner’s 20th career victory, now for 575,230€ in life earnings. Another 25-meter penalized performer, Ceylan Dairpet (7g Ouragon de Cellabnd-Rosy MIP) was second driven by Anthony Barrier for trainer Tony Le Beller. Le Beller teamed stablemate Cromy (7g Baccarat du Pont) to a third-place finish. To watch the race click here. Blues des Landiers earned 136 points in the Trophee Vert series placing him among some elite performers in recent years. 2019 / Blues des Landiers - 136 pts 2018 / Bugsy Malone - 115 pts 2015 / Trésor Wic - 109 pts 2012 / Sophie du Vif - 105 pts 2010 / Othello Bourbon - 113 pts 2009 / New des Landes - 150 pts 2007 / New des Landes - 149 pts by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

At odds of 5.8/1 Attravsersiamo (4m Kiss Francis-Rhythm Kronos-Viking Kronos) took the 2019 Svenskt TravDerby (4,000,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) at Jagersro clocked in 1.12.6kr. Erik Adielsson was the winning harness racing driver. The Svante Bath trainee by a son of Reve d’Udon won for the 12th time in 18 starts now for 8,213,500SEK in career earnings. The 25.7/1 Ferrari Sisu (4g Djali Boko) took second for Marc Elias and 14.3/1 Alone (4m Maharajah) was third with Orjan Kihlstrom driving. The 1.8/1 Campo Bahia and 5.5/1 Inti Boko were unplaced. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Three eliminations of the Oaks del Trotto were held August 31 at Roma Capannelle, Italy with each batteria for a purse of 22,000€ over the 1640 meter autostart course. Batteria A went to the 1.13.4kr timed Alcatraz Stecca (3f Napoleon Bar-One Minut di No-Indro Park) with G.P. Minnucci aboard. Ariala Cash (3f Ready Cash) and Angiolina OP (3f Chiaccio del Nord) followed the winner to the line.  Batteria B saw Audrey Effe (3f Up and Quick-Simphony Effe) score for pilot Andrea Farolfi timed in 1.13.5kr. Alouette and Avena Jet ended second and third. Audrey Effe The Batteria C elimination race saw Arnas Cam (3f Ready Cash-Nadia Cam-Varenne) score in a quick 1.12kr for Roberto Andreghetti. Always BR Ready (3f Inglesias) was a length away second and third was All Wise As (3f Varenne). Arnas Cam crushed this group and was the most impressive elim winner. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

A field of 14 will contest the September 22 Gr. I Derby Italiano del Trotto (purse 847,000€, 2100 meters autostart) at Napoili led by the August 31 elimination winners Axl Rose, Aramis Bar and Alex Mede SM. The elims were raced at Roma Capannelle each for a 22,000€ purse over the 2100 meter autostart course. Axl Rose (3m Love You-Linda di Casei) won the first batteria for Alessandro Gocciadoro clocked in 1.13.8kr, his ninth victory in 11 starts for 353,019€ earned. Anthony Leone (3m Libreccio Grif) and Ayrton Treb (3m Majestic Son) trailed this winner. Batteria two saw Aramis Bar (3m Napoleon Bar-Guendalina Bar) score in 1.13.3kr for Andrea Guzzinati. He bested Al Capone Steca (3m Napoleon Bar) and Alrajah One (3m Maharajah). Aramis Bar Batteria three went to Alex Mede SM (3m Ganymede-Non Plus SM) timed in 1.15kr with Roberto Vecchione the pilot for trainer Holger Ehlert. Argentovivo (3m Varenne) and Anthony Gar (3m Love You) chased this winner, and also qualified for the Finale. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The 2.7/1 Graceful Swamp (4m So Perfect-Zora Kemp-Majestic Son) took Saturday’s Finska Derby (150,000€ first prize, 2600 meters autostart) at Vermo, Finland, timed in 1.13.2kr with Ari Moilanen aboard for Erkki-Pekka Makinea. The winner recorded his 28th career victory in 34 starts now for 387,550€. Know’s Best (4g Knows Nothing) was second with Kari Rosimoi up and third was Peanuts (4f Andover Hall) was third for reinsman Jukka Torvinen. The Derby Consolation was raced over 2100 meters autostart with victory to 5.4/1 Majestic Man (4g SJs Photo-Gaelic Goldman-Armbro Goal) with Olli Koivunrn up for trainer Tuija Irri. Maino (4g Federal Flex) and Zogo Match (4g Zola Boko) trained the winner. Race time was 1.12.5kr. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Saturday’s trots at Kincsem Park featured the Tina Rubino DIJ (purse 600,000HUf, 1960 meters distance handicap) and 5.3/1 Unika Vik (6f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) scored for Andor Angyal driving for harness racing trainer Goran Zolnaji timed in 1.18kr.   She won for the second time in eight starts in 2019.   The 20 meter handicapped Very Nice Photo (6f SJs Photo-Jasmin Diamant-Sugarcane Hanover) was second for Emese Vezer and Disney HR (6f Light Up de Vonnas-Times-SJs Photo) held third with Andrea Fazekas aboard.   Earlier in a qualification heat Brigitta Gold BD (3f Uclipse Boko-Johanna Gold-Taurard) scored for Andor Angyal and trainer Goran Zolnaji.   Thomas H. Hicks

The day’s featured event was the Criterium des 5Ans (Gr. I, purse 200,000€, 3000 meters, five year olds). The 9/1 Eugenito du Noyer (5m Saxo de Vandel-Pakarina) was the upset winner, trained by J.M. Baudouin for Ecurie Ostheimer. Eric Raffin was the pilot as the winner earned his ninth career win in 32 starts now for 353,320€ earned. Race time was 1.12.2kr. The 2.4/1 Enino du Pommereux (5m Coktail Jet) was second for Matthieu Abrivard, trainer Sylvain Roger and owner Noel Lolic. 25/1 Epic Julry (5m Nice Love) was third for trainer/driver J.P. Gauvin. The 15/1 Excellent and 36/1 Estola completed the top five and this Q+ exact order payoff was 32,859.20€ to 19 winning ticketholders. The Q pool was 3,880,880€ and over 8,557,000 was wagered on the race. Groupe action began today at Paris-Vincennes with the monte Gr. III Prix Legoux-Langre (purse 80,000€, 2850 meters) and the 1.14kr timed victory went to Etoile de Bruyere (5f Kenor de Cosse) teamed with jockey Adrien Lamy and off at 4.3/1 odds. Etoile won for the fourth time in her career now for 300,670€ earned. Flamboyant Blue (4g Timoko) and Filoute de Bassar (4f Tiego d’Etang) trailed the winner. The Gr. II Prix Victor Regis (purse 100,000€, 2175 meters, three year old males) produced an upset winner in 3.2/1 Good Boy Ligneries (3m Un Mec d’Heripre-Amy Ligneries) with Franck Nivard the pilot. He won for the sixth time and increased life earnings to 168,350€. Ecurie le Tremont owns the Philippe Billard (Souloy-Billard Stabke) trainee that was clocked in 1.12.5kr. The 3/5 favorite Gotland (3m Ready Cash-Sanawa) held second for Eric Raffin and trainer/owner Philippe Allaire. 40/1 Gospel Pat (3m Uriel Speed) was third also for trainer Allaire and reinsman David Thomain. Gamble River (3m Un Mec d’Heripre) and Golden Bridge were next, these conditioned by Guarato and Allaire. The Gr. II Prix Guy le Gonidec (100,000€ purse, 2700 meters, 18 four year old mares) saw 12/1 Fleche Bourbon (4f Saxo de Vandel-Uzara Josselyn) score easily on the front for J. Ph. Monclin as she continued her resurgence. This started a great afternoon for trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Ecurie du Haras de Saint Martin. Fleche Bourbon won her ninth career victory now for 324,650€ earned. Race time was 1.13.1kr. The 8.9/1 Favorite Fligny (4f Rockfeller Center-Africa Fligny) took second for Sylvain Dieudonne and 18/1 Feerie Wood (4f Rockfeller Center-Vire Fee) was third handled by Alexandre Abrivard. Fubia (4f Password) and Fend le Bise (4f Prince Gede) followed the top three. The Gr. II Prix Jules Thibault (purse 100,000€, 2700 meters, four year old males) saw 8/10 favorite Face Time Bourbon (4m Ready Cash-Vita Bourbon) score in 1.11.2kr on the front end with Bjorn Goop at the lines. Sebastien Guarato trains the winner for SARL Haras Saint Martin as he won for the 14th time in 17 career starts, now for 703,550€ in life earnings. Face Time appeared an overwhelming winner before weakening late against rallying 5.2/1 Falcao de Laurma (4m Uniclove-Rangoon) that Franck Nivard teamed for trainer Thierry Duvaldestin. 13/1 Frisbee d’Am (4m The Best Madrik) was third for Alexandre Abrivard. 40/1 Fakir du Lorault and 102/1 Fighter Smart completed the top five. The Gr. II Prix Uranie (purse 100,000€, 2175 meters, three year old fillies) went to the Sebastien Guarato stable’s 7.1/1 Gunilla d’Atout (3f Ready Cash-Topaze d’Atout) with Eric Raffin aboard. This 1.12.2kr timed winner is owned by Ecurie Saint Martin and recorded her fifth career win in six starts now for 99,900€ earned. 19/1 Gloria du Goutier (3f Timoko-Uranie du Goutier) was second for the same connections and reined by J.Ph. Monclin. The 7/10 favorite Green Grass (3f Bold Eagle-Tootsie Smiling) took third for trainer Guarato and owner Sebastien DeWulf, ahead of 9/2 Girls Talk (3f Brillantissime-Be My Girl) teamed with David Thomain for trainer Phillipe Allaire. 10/1 Galilea Money was fifth for J-M Bazire. The final of the groupe tests today was the Gr. III Prix des Beaugency (purse 80,000€, 2850 meters, European) that went to 17/1 outsider Clarck Sotho (7g Oiseau de Feux-Mocarda) reined by Guillaume Martin for owner/trainer L.B. Martin. He won for the seventh time in 56 career starts for 440,600€ in life earnings. The 1/5 favorite Looking Superb (6m Orlando Vici-Classical Pine) was a game second after a front-end journey for driver/trainer J-M Bazire. 16/1 Bolide Jenilou (8g Kesaco Phedo) was third for Anthony Barrier, ahead of Anzi des Liards and Vasco de Viette. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Today’s Quinte+ event was at Paris-Vincennes in the Prix Alexandra (purse 51,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 16 entrants with two scratches). The 1.12.9kr timed winner was 7/10 favorite Onceforall Face (8g Viking Kronos-Lemonsolda OM) reined by trainer Jean Michel Bazire for Team Juel. The victory increased the winner’s life earnings to 224,328€. The 15/1 Bona Fide (8f Kesaco Phedo) was second for Eric Raffin and 7.9/1 Brihana (8f Korean) was third for pilot Franck Nivard. Bel Air at 8.9/1 and 10/1 Black Jack la Nuit completed the top five. There were 809 exact order winning Q+ tickets that paid 811.00€ each. The Q+ pool exceeded 3.2€ million and the race total handle was in excess of 6.7€ million. The undercard was highlighted by the Prix Aschera (purse 49,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 13 starters) with the 1.12.4kr timed victory earned by 7/2 odds Amazing Dynamite (7m Great Challenger-Kobo Dynamite) with Franck Nivard at the lines for trainer Tomas Malmqvist. Caresse and Clemenza Am chased the winner that raised his life earnings to 162,124€. On Wednesday at Paris-Vincennes the monte Prix Camille Lepoq (Gr. II International, purse 100,000€, 2175 meters, nine starters) went to the even-money favorite Arlington Dream (9g Ready Cash-Ialla Clairchamp) timed in 1.10.6kr. Yoann Lebourgeois was the jockey for trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Frederik Sauque. The veteran class-master recorded victory 24 in 78 career starts now for 1,198,600€ earned. 2.7/1 Boss du Meleuc and 5/2 Clegs des Champs followed the winner with Al Capone Jet finishing fourth. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Kentucky Futurity winner Wishing Stone ($2,359,150), who has served as a harness racing stallion in New Jersey and Ohio, enjoyed tremendous success Sunday afternoon (Aug. 25) in Denmark as a stallion. The Danish Trotting Derby for 4-year-old trotters, raced at Charlottenlund in Copenhagen, was a big triumph for Wishing Stone, who not only was the sire of the first two horses past the post, Dumbo and Donatello Garbo, but is also the sire of fourth-place Diamant Østervang and fifth-place Diamondwind. From a crop of just 14 foals, Wishing Stone managed to have six sons qualify for the Derby and further, he had one mare in the Hoppe Derby, Doyouwishdiamond, who finished third. The judges had to call for a photo before it was announced that Dumbo, driven by his trainer Gordon Dahl, was the winner of the Derby. The Danish Trotting Derby is raced over 3,000 meters (1-7/8 miles) and the winner was timed in 1:59.3 (mile rate). The purse for the winner was $90,000. Wishing Stone is now standing at stud in Italy and has served 120 mares there plus 40 mares in Denmark in 2019. In the Netherlands the Dutch Derby, Derby J for 3-year-old trotters at Duindigt, was won by John King Boko (sired by Yankee Glide) with Hugo Langeweg Jr. in the bike. The race distance was 1-5/8 miles and the win time was 2:02.2 (mile rate). by Karsten Bønsdorf, USTA Senior Newsroom Correspondent

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