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September 2, 2015 - The Quinte+ (jackpot €2 million after a recent hit) was the Prix de la Ville de Saint-Maurice (purse €56,000, 2850 meters, 16 European starters) at Paris-Vincennes this evening. The 1.12.8kr impressive winner was 1.6/1 Calvin Borel (5m Super Photo Kosmos-Ulrika Furan) for owner/trainer/driver Conrad Lugauer. This one had been racing effectively in FR and appears to be emerging as a top trotter with this start to finish seven length score, his third in five FR appearances. 9.4/1 Red Team Rex (5m Cantab Hall-Ca;amit Rex) was second, driven by Franck Nivard for owner Frederil Holth (Norway) and trainer Fabrice Souloy. 56/1 Adman Perrine (5g Njinski Blue-Pretty Perrine) was third for reinsman Mathieu Abrivard with 10/1 Ah Quel Micha (5f Rocklyn-Oceane du Phare) fourth for Jean-Philippe Dubois and Ecurie Victoria Dreams. Cl. N° Chevaux Drivers Propriétaires Entraîneurs 1er 3 Calvin Borel SWE C. Lugauer C. Lugauer C. Lugauer 2ème 2 Red Team Rex ITY F. Nivard F. Holth F. Souloy 3ème 16 Adman Perrine M. Abrivard J.-F. Mary J.-F. Mary 4ème 14 Ah Quel Micha J-Ph. Dubois Ecurie Victoria Dreams Ph. Moulin 5ème 6 Astral Viretaute B. Piton J.-P. K'Dual P. Godey  Rapports (pour 2€)   Tirelire 2.000.000 € - Numéro plus : 0049     Ordre :       24.200,00€     Désordre :       484,00€     Bonus 4 :       45,00€     Bonus 4sur5 :       18,00€     Bonus 3 :       12,00€                     The €72,000 purse feature was the Prix Charley Mills (2850 meters, 11 European starters) and the 1.12.6kr winner was 44.5/1 odds Shadow d’Odyssee (9m Urfist des Pres-Battante d’Odyssee) with Eric Raffin aboard for trainer Pierre Bellache and Ecurie Percheronne. 3.4/1 Venose de Minel (6g Laetenter Diem-Melia Monochrome) was next for Joseph Verbeeck with third to 9.6/1 Vigious du Maza (6g Prodigious-Pocket Edition) and reinsman Sebastien Ernault with 1.2/1 favorite Ulster Perrine (7m Tenor de Baune-Nana Perrine) fourth for J-M Bazire. At Pont de Vivaux today a three year-old event named the Prix de Vire (€20,000, 2650 meters, 14 starters) went to 62/1 longshot Conquete A Deux (3f Sam Bourbon-Nina Madrik) for Kevin Vanderschelden, trainer Yves Boureau and owner Jean-Pierre Dubois. This 1.19kr winner defeated 30/1 Cyrus Decouriere (3g Himo Josselyn-Quismie Decouriere) and 22/1 Concino Vici (3m Scipion du Goutier-Irlande du Nord). The winner earned her second victory in nine career starts. Two year-olds battled at Enghien-Soisy Thursday in the Prix du Haut Rhin (purse €35,000, 2150 meters autostart, 9 starters) with 1.1/1 favorite Don Mayjc (2m Baccarat du Pont-Mammy Blue) holding on for victory in 1.17kr. Eric Raffin teamed the winner for trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Pierre Pilarski. Da Vinci Bond (2m Quaker Jet-Joliette d’Atout) was second, also a Guarato trainee, with third to 2.5/1 FDream Darling (2m Sam Bourbon-Let’s Go Darling) driven by owner Jean-Pierre Dubois. The Prix de Champillon at Enghien-Soisy went to 5.4/1 odds Capital Charm (3g Password-Melly Charm) for Francois Lecanu and Ecurie Victoria Dreams. He earned the winners share of the €40,000 purse by traveling 2150 meters autostart timed in 1.15.7kr in defeat of nine rivals. 2/1 Coup de Poker (3m Coktail Jet-Tacticienne) was second for owner/trainer/driver Christophe Gallier and third went to 27/1 Caviar du Vivier (3m Kiwi-Kea du Vivier) and trainer/driver Stephane Meunier. Thomas H. Hicks

September 30, 2015 - Gabriel Gelormini reined the Roberto Donati owned and trained Voltigeur de Myrt (6m Opus Viervil-Myrtille des Bois) to victory at 3.3/1 odds in the €100,000 purse International Grand Prix Anjou Maine over 2875 meters distance handicap. The winner, clocked in 1.13.2kr, took charge on a backstretch of the last lap and easily recorded his 10th career win in 55 starts for earnings now of €1,086,082. He overcame a 25 meter handicap as did second finishing Roxanne Griff (10f Tenor de Baune-Julia Mesloise) handled by Eric Raffin for Sebastien Guarato and Ecurie Griff, at 5.2/1 odds. The grand mare raced well and now has earnings in excess of €3.04 million in 120 starts. Third today was secured by 15/1 Nefertite del Rio (8f Varenne-Zendia) with Alexandre Abrivard up. Nahar was fourth for Robert Berg with late rally with Up The Green and Roi du Lupin next across the line. The latter two contested for the lead at various points during the race. The Gr. I Prix d’Avenches Championnat European for 3 year-olds (purse €100,000, 2050 meters autostart, 13 starters) was down to 11 at the gate with the scratch of Captain Sparrow and Chatearoux. Also, highly-regarded Traders, Germany’s Ferrari Kievitshof and Ultimate Photo were disqualified for miscues. That opened the door to victory for 4.4/1 odds Coquin Bebe (3m Rancho Gede-Noble Nenette) driven by J-M Bazire for trainer Franck Leblanc and owner Annie Bezir. Second was 2.2/1 favorite Cristal Money (3m Coktail Jet-Making Money) for reinsman Franck Nivard and trainer Thierry Duvaldestin. Cash Okay (3m Ready Cash-Tresokay) was third at 87/1 for G-V Gundersen and trainer A-L Wolden with fourth to 51/1 Photo Lavec (3m SJ’s Photo-Joyful Lavec) reined by Per Oleg Midtfjeld for trainer Bo Westergaard. Canari Match (3m Extreme Aunou-Ruelle) ended fifth at 32/1 for Franck Ouvrie and trainer Frederic Prat. Time for the winner was 1.13.1kr for a four-length score. Today’s Quinte+ (jackpot €4,050,000) was at Laval in the Prix Yann Despres (€32,000 purse, 18 starters, 2875 meters) and 9.1/1 Trinite du Mont scored in 1.15.1kr for Anthony Barrier for owner/trainer Philippe Deroyand. The winner is an eight year-old daughter of Hugo Barbes-Ozo du Mont. The exact order Q+ payoff (excluding jackpot) was €7,990) for a €2 wager.   Cl. N° Chevaux Drivers Propriétaires Entraîneurs 1er 18 Trinité du Mont A. Barrier P. Deroyand P. Deroyand 2ème 4 Uzzao de Blary F. Nivard Ecurie Christian Boisnard C. Boisnard 3ème 14 Thalie Ludoise E. Raffin S. Bourlier S. Bourlier 4ème 8 Tigre de Guez A. Morin M. Gilbert A. Morin 5ème 3 Unanime de Chenu P. Pellerot Ecurie Franck Pellerot F. Pellerot  Rapports (pour 2€)   Tirelire 4.050.000 € - Numéro plus : 0583     Ordre :       7.990,00€     Désordre :       159,80€     Bonus 4 :       17,60€     Bonus 4sur5 :       8,80€     Bonus 3 :       3,60€                     Thomas H. Hicks

September 29, 2015 - The impressive Bold Eagle (4m Ready Cash-Reethi Rah Jet) took at heat of the Grand Prix de l’U.E.T. over 2100 meters autostart for a purse of €60,000. Nine European contestants battled against 3/10 odds winner driven by Franck Nivard for trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Pierre Pilarski. Bold Eagle recorded his 16th career victory in 19 starts, now for earnings of €660,800. The winner scored in 1.11.7kr (1:55.36 mile rate) closing hastily after the first 1100 meters were timed in a 1.13.1kr rate. Guarato trainees finished in the top three positions. Second, two lengths from the winner, was 3.1/1 odds Billie de Montfort (4f Jasmin de Flore-Quismy de Montfort) owned by Philippe Dauphin. This great mare has 15 wins now in career 28 starts for earnings of €956,175. 46/1 Bocage d’Ortige (4m Mirage du Goutier-Providence) was third handled by Mathieu Abrivard and fourth went to Black d’Avril (4m Oceano Nox-Olivia d’Avril) with Franck Ouvrie up. Exceptional Boko (4m Virgill Boko-Uncommon Boko) was fifth for pilot Robin Bakker and trainer Dion P. Tessalar at 28/1 Etienne Dubois teamed sixth finishing Belly Charm (4f Prodigious-Jelly Charm) for Ecurie Victoria Dreams. Billie de Montfort was first to lead and then achieved a pocket trip as Bold Eagle gained the front before the 1000 meter mark. Bold Eagle was much the best this day. The U.E.T Final is October 18 at Wolvega. Replay: The €80,000 monte Prix Lilius (2850 meters, 12 European starters) at Vincennes went to hard charging 8.7/1 odds Bijou d’Auvillier (4g Kepler-Olive d’Auvillier) handled by Mlle. Caroline Charadame. The winner scored in 1.13.7kr off rated fractions (1.13.4kr with 1000 meters to go ; 1.13.2kr with 500 remaining ; 1.13.7kr at finish). Second was Boston Terrie (4g Kesaco Phedo-Nouvelle Idole) for Paul-Philippe Pioquin at 34/1 with third to 4.4/1 Asis Bot Eur Noel (5g Pagalor-Cora du Noel) for jockey Guillaume Martin. Next to the line were Italy’s Radieux (5g Love You-Dordogne) for Mathieu Abrivard and trainer Lutfi Kolgjini ahead of And Gibus (5g Diamant Gede-Ok Lady) with Alexis Garandreau aboard. At Cabourg today the Prix des Millepertuis (purse €14,000, 2850 meters, 10 two year-old starters) went to 9/1 odds Don Williams (2m Opus Viervil-Mass Williams) driven by trainer Emmanuel Allard and clocked in 1.20.7kr. 10/1 Dard Roc (2m Roc Meslois-Mutine Merceaux) was second for trainer/driver Pierre Belloche, ahead of even-money favorite Dandy Charm (2m Prodigious-Life Is Good) with Julien Dubois up for trainer Philippe Moulin. 4.7/1 odds Askino (5m Nijinski Blue-Nalana) with Mathieu Mottier up won the Prix de Cintheaux (€27,000, 2850 meters, 16 starters) at Cabourg, timed in 1.15kr. He overcame a 25 meter handicap to defeat 3.2/1 Angel Sky (5m Orlando Vici-Iffrida) handles=d by trainer Tuomas Korvenoja and third finishing 11/1 Atome de l’Ormeau (5g Open Charm-Parnela de l’Ormeau) and 14/1 Altius Fortis (5m Ganymede-Neia la Fortis) with Philippe Masschaele driving. Masschaele was back on FR duty after winning a pari-mutuel monte contest at Mohawk in Ontario, Canada last weekend in a North American race record time of 1:56.4s  with Santo Domingo, an Amigo Hall gelding, over the mile distance. Thomas H. Hicks  

September 28, 2015 - Today’s two year-old Prix du Pont de Tolbiac (purse €32,000, 2250 meters, 12 starters) went to owner/driver Jean Pierre Dubois and his 4.1/1 Douce Rebelle (2f Sam Bourbon-Rebelle). Yves Boireau is the trainer. 15/1 Diana du Pech (2f Origero Lap-Rivale du Pech) was second for Yves Dreaux with third to 6/1 Daphne du Coglais (2f Texas Charm-Jasmine du Coglais) driven by Julien Dubois for trainer Philippe Moulin and Ecurie Victoria Dreams. Fourth went to 3.1/1 Douloureuse (2f Timoko-Migraine) for owner/trainer/driver Richard Westerink. Race time was 1.18.3kr. The pedigree of the winner is one of the best in Europe. Dam Rebelle, a winner of US$100,225) is a 2005 daughter of Defi d’Aunou (Armbro Goal-Nesmile) and Island Dream (Coktail Jet-Bambina), she dam of Infinitif (US$750,093) by Pine Chip, Viva Island (US$374,815) by Goetmals Wood and Not Disturb (US$373,948) by Defi d’Aunou. Infinitif has proven to be a useful sire, despite small books in a variety of countries, including Monday night’s Ontario Sires Gold 1:54.4s winner at Mohawk (last quarter :27.4), Don’t Rush (3m Infinitif-Color Me Pretty-Muscles Yankee) trainer by part-owner R. Dustin Jones. The Quinte+ Prix de Sqint-Chamond (purse €45,000, 2150 meters autostart, 16 European starters) went to Italy’s 8.8/1 odds Prevedello (6m Pine Chip-Jouelinotte) for reinsman Christophe Martens and trainer Vincent Martens, clocked in 1.14.1kr. Holders of an exact order €2 ticket earned €5,672 (excluding jackpot that today was €3.95 million). David Thomain piloted 5.8/1 Voltigeur (6g Quaro-Haute Voltige) to second for trainer Sebastien Guarato with 8.7/1 odds Caen Oldeson from Holland home third. Cl. N° Chevaux Drivers Propriétaires Entraîneurs 1er 12 Prevedello ITY C. Martens M. Nangniot V. Martens 2ème 1 Voltigeur D. Thomain Ecurie Serge Bernereau S. Guarato 3ème 7 Caen Oldeson HOL J. de Leeuw Jachthaven de Groot B.V. F.-A. Westerveld 4ème 15 Viking America SWE D. Locqueneux WHAP Trotting AB Lutfi Kolgjini 5ème 14 Mr Looba Looba FIN E. Raffin Tmi Hilmi Mme S. Aronsson    Rapports (pour 2€)     Tirelire 3.950.000 € - Numéro plus : 0975       Ordre :       5.672,60€       Désordre :       104,40€       Bonus 4 :       16,80€       Bonus 4sur5 :       8,40€       Bonus 3 :       5,60€                     The Prix de Saulieu (purse €40,000, 2150 meters autostart, 11 starters) went to the 1.15.7kr winner Combattante (3f Sam Bourbon-New York) for Eric Rafffin and owner/trainer Louis Baudron. At 2.7/1 odds Combattante defeated 2.6/1 Causeway Bay (3f Look de Star-Prime Rose) driven by Christophe Martens and trainer Vincent Martens. 7.5/1 Chiba de Vandel (3f Ganymede-Tilka de Vandel) was third for Dominik Locqueneux and trainer Lutfi Kolgjini. On Sunday at Kincsem Park (“KP”) the featured 600,000Huf Billund DIJ over 2400 meters autostart, went to Ordog Hegeduse (7g Medic Hanover-Dallam-Megnas) for driver/trainer Ferenc Nagy II clocked in 1.19.4kr at 3/1. Speedy Boy (4g Wall Street Banker-Vat Lady-Endless Sands) was second, as favorite, for Veljko Mazsity. Veteran Jogging (12g Valley Guardian-Sportlady) was third for trainer/driver Sandor Varga. Also on the KP card was the 500,000Huf purse Lara Molnar for two year-olds over 1800 meters autostart. Undercover (2f What A Man-Gesa) was the 13/1 winner in 1.20.9kr for driver Pal Vicsen, trainer Joseph Rutkai and owner Prolongo Kft. Ugeto Star (2m America’s Dust-Intelligent Star-Oaklea Bluejay) was second at 2/1 for Laszlo Kolozsi ahead of the Sandor Varga teamed Ujrazz (2m Maximus Lindy-Gyorsalj-Witsends Speedy) at 35/1. The top older trotters contested the 400,000Huf Charlottenlund DIJ over 1800 meters autostart. Sanger MS (5g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) secured this win clocked in 1.16.6kr at 2/1 for driver Laszlo Koszegi-Kovacs, trainer Imre Fazekas and owner Equine MS Srl. (Italy). Harlynda (6f Abano As-Sparkling-Coktail Jet) was a distant second with third to Salihamidzic (4m Wall Street Banker-Hellkon-Awesome Goal). Other interesting winners, all well-bred mares, on the KP card were 32/1 odds Alegria Dream (7f Andover Hall-Adri di Jesolo), Raffaella SM (5f Love You-Gus Oli SM) and Saxicola Jet (4f Naglo-Campala RAL). Thomas H. Hicks

September 27. 2015 - Today’s Gr. I National Swedish Kriterium (2SEK million to the winner, 2640 meters autostart) went to Readly Express (3m Ready Cash-Caddie Dream-Viking Kronos) in 1.12.8kr by three-quarters of a length for driver Jorma Kontio and trainer Timo Nurmos. The winner, second choice in the race wagering, recorded his fifth career win, with one second, in six starts as he defeated Pythagoras Face (3m Muscle Hill-Occitane-Hasting) with Orjan Kihlstrom up for trainer Roger Walmann. Previously unbeaten favorite Mister JP (3m Taurus Dream-Baghdad Dream-Yankee Glide) set the pace for trainer/driver Bjorn Goop and owner J-P Barjon, before tiring off the last turn, and ending third. Cupido Sisu (3g Judge Joe-Dream Hanover-Pine Chip) was fourth with JohnnyTakter teaming. The winner closed stoutly off rated fractions (1.11.1kr after 500 meters; 1.13.7kr at the 1000; 1.14kr 1t 1500; 1.13.5kr at 2000 mark). The co-featured Swedish Oaks (1.4SEK million to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) went to 33/1 outsider Spoil Me (3f Going Kronos-Mystic Ann-Kadabra) with Kenneth Haugstad aboard for trainer Walmann. Princess Face (3f Muscle Hill-Hepburn Broline-Pine Chip) was second for trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini with third to stablemate Pasithea Face (3f Muscle Hill-Jovelinotte-Passionant) with Adrian Koljini teaming. Fourth went to Facile Boko (3f Virgill Boko-Zacile Boko-Muscles Yankee). Favored Tunika was disqualified. Spoil Me was clocked in 1.11.5kr, 2:33 over the distance. An interesting undercard showcased wins by horses with US connections, breeding or otherwise: Raffinos (5f Chocolatier-Honeyed-Mack Lobell) in the Diamondstoet Final worth 200,000SEK to the winner Amity (3f Ganymede-Ebony DK-Royal Troubador) in the Oaks Consolation with 100,000SEK to winner Heaven’s Door (4f Muscle Hill-Girlie Tough-Conway Hall) won the four year-olds mares race to earn 50,000SEK Carmine AM (3m Muscle Hill-Attid VG-Spotlite Lobell) won a three year-old open event to earn 50,000SEK Oh Goodness (5f Chocolatier-Minnesota Carol-Garland Lobell) won 50,000SEK with a 1.14.4 victory over 2140 meters autostart in a four year-old conditioned event Faye Bros (3f Explosive Matter-Vina Boko-Trade Balance) took a three year-old conditioned event to earn 50,000SEK with Jorma Kontio up Global Revenge (4g Donato Hanover-Keystone Sunshine-Self Possessed) earned 100,000SEK with a Kat. I victory Heavy Sound (3g Ken Warkentin-Illustre November-Viking Kronos) earned 100,000SEK for a Kriterium Consolation win driven by Kenneth Haugstad for Roger Walmann. This one is a half-brother to Just Stunning by Muscle Hill. Britelite AM (4f Cash Hall-Intensite-Yankee Glide) won 50,000SEK for a conditioned win driven by Orjan Kihlstrom. This one is a half-sister to stakes winner Intense America Thomas H. Hicks

September 27, 2015 - Eight divisions of Germany’s Breeders Crown were held Saturday-Sunday at Berlin-Mariendorf. Summaries of the results of these races, each conducted over 1900 meters autostart, follow: Saturday September 26: Firefanz Cup for 5-7 year-old males (purse €56,724) went to Punk (6m Angus Hall-Primavera) for Jorgen Sjunnesson for trainer Lutfi Kolgjini. Greenspan (5g Oscar Schindler SL-Gravitat) was second for Victor Gertz and trainer Kirsten A. Kleinbrahm ahead of Montecore Mo (6g Jokes Mauritz-Mystere Hanover) with Michael Nimczyk up for trainer Michael Larsen. Wild Viking was fourth for trainer/driver Rudolf Haller. The winner scored in 1.12.26kr. Clemes Huye Jubilaums Cup for 5-7 year-old females (purse €56,724) produced a Sjunnesson driving double as he piloted Elma Lane (5f Lindy Lane-Miss Super Elma) to victory for trainer Peter Untersteiner. Georgina Corner (6f Love You-Georgetown) was second for Thorsten Tietz and trainer Heinz Wilhalm. Abasi (5f Love You-Ghani W) was third for trainer/driver Gerhard Mayr. Ontheway Diamant (5f Cantab Hall-Norway But My Way) was fourth for Michael Nimczyk and trainer Wolfgang Nimczyk. Elma Lane was timed in 1.13.21kr. Sunday September 27: Restaurant Adlermuchle for 2 year-old males (purse €22,988) was won by Laskari (2m Tschagga-Dodoma) with Dennis Spengenberg up for trainer Mark Esper. Dreambraker (2m Offshore Dream-Brooke Boko) was second for Josef Franzl with Blackhawk (2m Offshore Dream-Bestof Limburgia) third driven by Robin Bakker for trainer Arnold J. Mollema. Laskari scored in 1.14.6kr, Preis der Bergmann Eventgas Trononie for 3 year-old females (purse €35,278) went to Flori Dragon (3f Sam Bourbon-Odilia Dragon) for trainer/driver Mark Esper and Dragon Trotters BV clocked in 1.13.4kr. Indira Bo (3f Revenue-Olivera) was second for Roland Hulkskath and trainer Hans U. Bornmann with third to Fygi Bros (3f Federal Flex-Rosetta Limburgia) for trainer/driver Dion P. Tesselar. Ratskeller Rheinsberg for 4 year-old females (purse €57,924) produced a victory for Emma di Quattro (4f Ganymede-Lucy di Quattro) for Dennis Spangenberg, trainer Dennis Wilhalm and owner Klaus Bockhoff timed in 1.13kr. Stall Germania’s Stacelita (4f Infinitif-Beltane Hanover) was second for Josef Franzl Jr. with third to Star Potential (4f So Lovely Girl-Star Groenhof) and Thorsten Tietz for trainer Wilhalm. Preis der Schultheiss Brauerci for 4 year-old males (purse €46,339) went to Ginger Heldia (4m Virgill Boko-Lady Heldia) for driver Michael Nimczyk and trainer Wolfgang Nimczyk. Nileo (4m Jillis Joker-Ciessa) was second for Josef Franzl Jr. Stan Libuda (4g Beissinger Hanover-Etiana) was third for Dennis Spangenberg and Dennis Wilhalm, trainer. The winner was clocked in 1.12.9kr. Cash Hanover (3m Love You-Impasse) took the €30,868 Andy’s Diners Cup for 3 year-old males. The winner was timed in 1.12.7kr in this five length victory. The Thorsten Tietz reined, Dennis Wilhalm trained winner defeated Halva Von Haithabu (3m Here Comes Joey-Ada) for Thomas Panschow and trainer Holger Neumann with third to Raffaelo Diamant (3m Chocolatier-Glide Chip) for Michael Nimczyk and trainer Wolfgang Nimczyk. Falcon Dragon (3m Love You-Marianne Dragon) was fourth for trainer/driver Hugo Langeweg and owner Dragon Trotters BV. The 2 year-old fillies battled in the €22,988 purse Selters Breeders Crown event. Gilda Newport (2f Donato Hanover-Color Schemes) for Dion P. Tesselaar for owner/breeder P.S. Borgh. Danedream (2f Pablo As-Oh La La) was second for driver Heinz Wewering and trainer Thomas Malmqvist. Gaia F. Boko (2f Conway Hall-Gala del Bessi) wss third for Robin Bakker and trainer Paul Hagoort. Gilda Newport was timed in 1.15.5kr. Thomas H. Hicks      

September 27, 2015 - Gabriel Gelormini teamed the Roberto Donati trained Roxana de Barbray (10f Speed Clayettois-Iriane des Enclos) to victory in Sunday’s Gr. II Grand Prix des Belares at Son Pardo Majorca. The 2650 meter autostart event carried a purse of €50,000 and was comprised of 16 FR-bred aged campaigners. The 13.2/1 odds winner has career earnings of €1,016,750 with €23,000 earned from today’s victory clocked in 1.14.3kr in gate to wire fashion. 2.8/1 Uppercut de Manche (7g Neutron du Cebe-Nuit de Manche) was a close second for driver Sebastian Ernault and trainer Thierry Raffegeau. 6.5/1 Solea Rivelliere (9f Celife des Nones-Heloa Rivelliere) ended third for trainer/driver Philippe Daugeard ahead of fourth finishing 2.4/1 Sthieric (9g Alpha Barbes-Justice Prouvee) with trainer/driver Franck Ouvrie. The race was arranged by Cheval-Francais/Le Trot to promote FR-registered trotters that have been imported regularly by Spain. PMU carries Son Pardo races via their successfully expanding international simulcasting network. A number of better-grade FR trotters were flown in for today’s feature race along with their connections. Replay: The Son Pardo undercard included the €6,000 Grand Prix Moet & Chandon over 2650 meters autostart. 1.2/1 favorite Bonnie Cadence (4f Qualypso Jiel-Potuna Saint Andre) took this event by five lengths for trainer/driver Emmanuel Allard clocked in 1.17.3kr. 60/1 Qristo d’Ymer (11g Jam Pridem-Gazelle d’Ymer) was second with 10.6/1 Sang du Grand Houx (9g Emir des Presneaux-Dispute des Pres) third. The 3150 meter autostart Grand Prix Turf Criterium National for €6,000 purse went to 12/1 Un d’En Fliper (7g Fliper Star-At=rtarita Plu) for reinsman M.A. Binimelis Pena timed in 1.18.2lr. Top Wing TB and Vincennes HM finished two-three behind the winner. The Saturday and Sunday cards at Hipodrom Son Pardo and Hipodrom Municipal de Manacor included four races in a series between Spanish and US amateur reinsman. The US drivers included Alan Schwartz, Hannah Miller, Joe Faraldo and Joe Pennacchio. Schwartz was third in two races. The race winners were: Manacor race 3 – Truc de Kor, driver Jaime Bassa Riera Manacor race 5 – Stingmens, driver Bartolome Mascaro Pou Son Pardo race 2 – Bimbolla Duran, driver Onofre Puigserver Ferr Son Pardo race 5 – Bernardo Man, driver Mateo Gomila Riera II Thomas H. Hicks

September 27, 2015 - Today’s Paris-Vincennes Gr. I monte Prix des Elites (purse €240,000, 2150 meters, 13 contestants) was won imjpressively by 7.5/1 Cocktail Meslois (3m Roc Meslois-Ocarina Mesloise) with Franck Nivard in the irons. The winning team was clocked in 1.13.7kr over the stated distance while the next two across the line traveled an additional 50 meters as they were five year-olds and up. 92/1 Alto de Viette (5m Ready Cash-Mini Ceinture) was second for J. Vanmeerbeck timed in 1.12.3kr with third to 10/1 Astor du Quenne (6m Opus Viervil-Qualinka du Quenne) for Adrien Lamy, trainer Sebastian Guarato and Ecurie Haras de la Coquenne. The Prix d’Issigeac at Paris-Vincennes went to the Robert Bergh trained/reined Udo’s Oiler (7g Orlando Vici-Carmela Kemp) at 2.9/1. The 2100 meter autostart contest with a €55,000 purse was clocked in a sharp 1.11.5kr by the three length winner that has been racing well in Paris. Etoile Sweden HB owns Udo’s Oiler. 14/1 Capello Bob (9g Trade Balance-Yroflickan) was second for Eric Raffin, trainer Vincent Martens abd Stall Label HB. Third was earned by the 4.3/1 odds, Mathieu Abrivard teamed Ulexa des Plains (7f Jag de Bellouet-Lola Dessuti) trained by Philippe Daugeard. Also on the Vincennes card was the Quinte+ Prix Ovidius Naso (purse €85,000, 2850 meters, 15 european starters) and the growing Q+ jackpot this day was €3.9 million. The 2.3/1 odds winner was the Joakim Lovgren trained/driven Alfas de Vinci (7g Orlando Vici-Hillary Clinton) owned by Stall Jamn Lenhavda. The 1.14.6kr winner defeated 48/1 Sergent du Rib (9g Baccarat du Pont-Hermine du Rib) driven by Alexandre Abrivard and third finishing 6/1 Tornado Bello (8m Jag de Bellouet-Enfilade) with Pierre Levesque up for trainer Mike Lenders. This one is a half-brother to Offshore Dream, the double Prix d’Amerique winner. The win-place combined handle on the Q+ was over €1.158 million. Olympic Kronos and Juggle Face finished eighth and ninth with 1.4/1 favorite Ulster Perrine disqualified for a miscue.   Cl. N° Chevaux Drivers Propriétaires Entraîneurs 1er 2 Alfas Da Vinci SWE J. Lövgren Stall Jamn Lenhovda J. Lövgren 2ème 10 Sergent du Rib A. Abrivard B. Perrin B. Bourgoin 3ème 15 Tornado Bello P. Levesque R. Boucret M. Lenders 4ème 4 Tropic du Hêtre E. Raffin B. Perrin B. Bourgoin 5ème 8 Uranie Lorraine F. Nivard P. Barrat P.-A. Rynwalt-Boulard  Rapports (pour 2€) Tirelire 3.900.000 € - Numéro plus : 0751   Ordre :       8.740,00€   Désordre :       174,80€   Bonus 4 :       18,60€   Bonus 4sur5 :       9,30€   Bonus 3 :       6,20€ Thomas H. Hicks

September 27, 2015 - Alessandro Gocciadoro teamed his hot-trotting trainee mare Nephenta Lux (8f Pine Chip-Camelia OM-Mr. Vic) to a start-to-finish victory in today’s classic Gr. II €45,000 purse Gran Premio Ivone Grassetto over the half-mile track at Padova Italy. The 1640 meter autostart test was timed in 1.12.6kr by the winner. Reine du Zack (5f Zinzan Brooke Tur-Giulia Griff-Viking Kronos) was second after a pocket trip with third to fast closing Newyork Newyork (8m Supergill-Viola d’Amore-Indro Park) and Lorenzo Baldi. Rossella Ross (5f Self Possessed-Northern Jewel-Garland Lobell) was fourth for Andrea Guzzinati. Thomas H. Hicks

September 26, 2015 - The third and final session of the prestigious ASVT Kriterie Yearling Sale was completed this evening. 90 of 130 catalogued sold (69.2%) in the last session for an average of US$ 7,078. Eight head brought 150,000SEK or more led by the Ready Cash filly Bathilda Bagshot, hip 452. The total sale saw 335 horses sold from 482 catalogued (69.5%) with gross sales of 29,795,000SEK, an average of US$10,560. The sale leader was hip 8 Just Stunning, a filly by Muscle Hill-Illustre November, that brought US$78,369. For all sale results click on this link. All sale details can be viewed on this link. The full catalog can be viewed from this link. Kriterieauktion files Thomas H. Hicks

Although the American harness racing amateurs hoped for different results when they traveled to Mallorca for the second edition of the Spain vs. NAADA Friendship Competition their hopes vanished when reality set-in. Led by Joe Faraldo, president of NAADA and joined by Hannah Miller, Alan Schwartz and Joe Pennacchio the American team is doing little more than enjoying the food, wine and camaraderie with their hosts. Faraldo shared the following sentiments after the first day of the competition. "Midst a rich brownish earth, calm breeze, winery tours and into the depths of the their most famous caves, surrounding us with kindness and hospitality, the Spanish then proceeded to clobber our NAADA amateurs once again. This time the races were on a track no greater than 650 meters long on a track that is only wide enough for six across with a running horse (Thoroughbred) rail. And then add a field of ten horses and set the distance at 1750 meters, about three times around with a bell-lap for the benefit of Spanish and Americans alike. "Compare that to our half-milers, which are a large 800 meters by comparison, and it was easy to see the slaughter that began. "In the first event four brave souls, led by the hot handed Hannah Miller, waged battle with the six Spanish drivers who clearly had the home track advantage and perhaps the better horses which gave them an all round edge. Going for a purse of 700 Euros the American team bested only a third place gained by Alan Schwartz. The second event found no American in the top five. "However after the race we were treated to an elaborate cocktail party where the main talk, fortunately for us, centered around the upcoming International Trot to be held at Yonkers on October10th after a twenty year hiatus." According to Faraldo, on Sunday the competition moves on to Son Pardo racetrack in Palma, the bustling town and capital of Mallorca with the Americans hoping for better results.That will be followed by a farewell dinner of Paella and roast suckling pig. "At Son Pardo racetrack a group from the French PMU subsidized a race of 50,000 euros with a plane load of French horses shipped in." Faraldo added. "The PMU has made great strides in Spain and it continues,along with Le Trot, to propagate the continent with their breed and betting distribution system to the advantage of all, now sending about 100 French trotting horses to Ireland long a stronghold of American pacing blood." John Manzi

September 25, 2015 - The first two sessions of the Kriterie Yearling Sale in Sweden have been completed. A total of 482 yearlings were catalogued. The final session is Saturday. The initial session on Thursday was labeled a select session and its 122 catalogued yearlings resulted in 89 sold for an average in US dollars of $18,431. Trainer Roger Wallmann being the leading buyer and the top priced yearling sold was a Muscle Hill filly for $78,369, she from the Viking Kronos-Lovely Godiva mare Illustre November. Lovely Godiva was a winner of over $1.4 million and victorious in classic races from aged two through seven. At age seven she won the Prix de France and at age nine she was second in the Prix de Belgique, Prix de Paris and Prix d’Amerique. The second session on Friday showed 156 sold from 230 catalogued with an average in US dollars of $8,080.  The results sale to-date show an average of $11,840. For all sale results click on this link. All sale details can be viewed on this link. The full catalog can be viewed from this link. Kriterieauktion files Thomas H. Hicks

September 26, 2015 - Global Money (8g Love You-Norwegian Beauty-Yankee Glide) and harness racing trainer/driver Robert Bergh took today’s 2140 meter autostart Frances Bulwarks at Solvalla with 250,000SEK to the first place finisher. The winner, owned by Stall Lars Vegard, rallied stoutly to score clocked in 1.11.6kr over Vasterbo Highflyer (7g Look de Star-Vasterbo Highclass-Pine Chip) in rein to trainer Daniel Reden for Stall Zet. Ringostarr Treb (5m Classic Photo-Farsalo Egral-Supergill) hugged the pegs to land third for Wim Pall, trainer Holger Ehlert and Scuderia Scarton Stable. Beau Mec was fourth for trainer Bergh and teamster Torbjorn Jansson. Favorite Knows Nothing set the pace for Ulf Ohlsson before weakening in the last bend. Fractions were well rated (1.09.8kr after 500 meters; 1.13.2kr at 1000; 1.12.2kr at 1500 and home in a quick 1.11.6kr). The scratch of the fast Delicious from the Giant Diablo (200,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart) left the door open for well-regarded winner Youana (6f Pearsall Hanover-Euro Sund-Sugarcane Hanover) that scored gate to wire clocked in 1.11.7kr for Erik Adielsson. Stall Fagerhult owns Youana. Talk The Talk (5f Donato Hanover-Letsjusttalkaboutme-Self Possessed) ended second for trainer/driver/owner Stefan Melander with Fleetfoot Hanover (8f Andover Hall-Firefly Annie-SJ’s Photo). Co-favorite Eketorpets Tess made an early miscue for disqualification. The John Deere Klass II Final (2140 meters autostart, 200,000SEK to winner) was also a solid event with this victory going to Ochongo Face (4g Kiss Francis-Jubel Kemp-Joie de Vie) handled by trainer Erik Lindegren. He was timed in 1.12.6kr to defeat Space Photo (7g Fast Photo-Lady Toscana-Peace On Earth) and Make It Quick (4g Make It Happen-Indian Quick DK-Carmody Lobell). Serious Try, a recent winner of a Derby elimination, closed well for fourth from post 11. Thomas H. Hicks

September 26, 2015 - Today at Capannelle Rome three eliminations were held preliminary to Italy’s Gr. I Trotting Derby Final. Each elimination was contested over 2100 meters autostart for a purse of €22,000 and each was won in relatively dominant fashion. Tobin Kronos (3m Muscle Hill-Zamia FC-Sugarcane Hanover) took the first elim clocked in 1.14kr by a comfortable length and a half for driver Orjan Kihlstrom. First dam of the winner, Zamia FC is from Twiggy FC by Speedy Somolli-Dance Slipper. The Jerry Riordan trained Tango Negro (3m Infinitif-Lisetta Real-Lemon Dra) was second for driver Roberto Andreghetti ahead of Tobias del Ronco (3m Love You-Leonor del Ronco-Supergill) and Antonio Di Nardo.  The second elim was a 1.13.4kr length victory for the Robin Bakker teamed Tuonoblu Rex (3m Cantab Hall-Eternity Rex-Lindy Lane-CR Kay Suzie) that led throughout. Tesoro Degli Dei (3m Igor Font-Isabella Dei-Pine Chip) sat the pocket and finished a strong second for Pietro Gubellini ahead of third finishing Terra del Rio (3f Varenne-Urbem d’Asolo-Ata Star L) and teamster Santo Mollo that closed very rapidly but still ended seven lengths off the winner. Timone EK (3m Mr. Vic-Gemona-Lemon Dra) secured victory in the third elim clocked in 1.14.6kr. Federico Esposito piloted Timone EK to a length score over Tony Gio (3m Varenne-Ilaria Jet-Pine Chip-Toby’s Taxi) and reinsman Roberto Vecchione with third to Theodor Grif (3m Varenne-Eva di Jesolo-Lindy Lane) and teamster Marco Smorgon.  This group of three year-olds should comprise a competitive Derby Final. Thomas H. Hicks  

September 25, 2015 - At Paris-Vincennes’ evening harness racing card, the Prix Hekate (purse €42,000, 2200 meters, 9 starters) opener for two year-olds went to 2/1 odds Don’t Explain (2f Prodigious-Quarmen du Gite) with Mathieu Abrivard up for trainer/owner Philippe Allaire. Allaire also trains second finishing 1.9/a favorite Deep Purple (2f Prodigious-Ornella Rainbow) that Jos. Verbeeck handled for owner G. Poulsen Allaire. 17.7/1 Dame Denfert (2f Quilon du Chatelet-Pin Up du Charnot) ended third for trainer/driver Ch. Petrement. The featured Prix Felicitas (€70,000 purse, 2850 meters, 10 starters) resulted in a 1.14.7kr three-length victory by 3.6/1 Bon Copain (4m Love You-Ilaie) and teamster Damien Bonne for trainer Thierry Raffegeau and owner J-Y Roze. 7.5/1 Biwa Nectar (4m Nectar-Nika) was second for driver Franck Nivard for Ecurie Comte P. de Montesson. 2.6/1 Best Buissonay (4m L’Ecu du Vernay-Nyota Buissonay) was third for Joel Van Eeckhaute with fourth to 1.8/1 Black Charm (4m Prodigious-Podana) and Eric Raffin for Philippe Moulin, trainer for Ecurie Victoria Dreams. Vento (6g Hasting-Pimpante de Thoury) took tonight’s Quinte+ Prix Austina (purse €44,000, 2850 meters, 16 starters) timed in 1.13.6kr for reinsman Jean-Francois Senet at 31.5/1 odds. The Q+ jackpot was €3.8 million and the exact order payoff, excluding jackpot) was €202,608 for a €2 wager. Uranus Tepol (7g Chef du Chatelet-Nuelle Verie) was second at 5.6/1 with 7.7/1 Tallien (8g Extreme Aunou-Gyka de la Chaise) home third for Herve Soinneau. The 2.2/1 favorite Veritable Crack was disqualified. Today’s Prix Augustin (purse €30,000, 2850 meters distance handicap, 18 European starters) at Mauquenchy went to the 1.16.1kr winner Viano Turbo (6g Orsy Dream-Guimauve des Sarts) with Gabriel-Angel Pou Pou driving for Ecurie Turbo. This 5.5/1 odds winner defeated 48/1 HM Monocerus (8f Staro Showbiz-Taxi Genova) for N. Bezin, trainer Thierry Duvaldestin and owner Geir Norbotten of Norway. Third was 15/1 Victoria Empress (6f Magnificent Rodney-Pay The Bill) for driver/trainer/owner Ulf Nordin. Those finishing second and third were handicapped 25 meters. Also at Mauquenchy the Prix Jacquemart (purse €30,000, 2850 meters, 17 European starters, monte) went to 1.9/1 odds favorite Staro Fendi (7g Self Possessed-Dadaup Jet) for Alexandre Abrivard, trainer Vincent Lacroix and owner Jos. Cachia. 8.5/1 Unctuous Charm (7g Gros Grain-Allure Barvillaise) was second for Eric Raffin and Ecurie Victoria Dreams. 100.5/1 odds Songe de Beylev (9g Podisis-Nova Pierji) was third for Thomas Levesque that overcame a 25 meter handicap. The winner was clocked in 1.16.2kr. Tomorrow starts the German Breeders Crown events held at Berlin-Mariendorf. The race lineup is shown below: Saturday September 26 5-7 year old Mares, 1900 meters autostart, purse €56,724 5-7 year-old Males, 1900 meters autostart, purse €56,724 Sunday September 27 3 year-old Fillies, 1900 meters autostart, purse €35,278 4 year-old Mares, 1900 meters autostart, purse €57,924 4 year-old Males, 1900 meters autostart, purse €46,339 3 year-old Males, 1900 meters autostart, purse €30,868 2 year-old Fillies, 1900 meters autostart, purse €22,988 2 year-old Males, 1900 meters autostart, purse €22,988 Saturday at Solvalla showcases the Giant Diablo and Frances Bulwarks Trots. Delicious has been scratched from the former that still includes top mares Eketorpets Tess (Johan Untersteiner) and Youana (Erik Adielsson). The Frances Bulwarks includes among its good competitors Knows Nothing (Ulf Ohlsson), Global Money (Robert Bergh), Harry Haythrow (Peter Untersteiner) and Ringostarr Treb (Wim Paal). Thomas H. Hicks

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