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Calle Crown (6m Great Challenger-Hillary Crown) rallied to win the Grand Prix de Vincennes (Gr. III, purse 80,000€, 2925 meters, International) at Cagnes sur Mer timed in 1.14.2kr. Pierre Vercruysse reined this Tomas Malmqvist trainee that now has two wins and a second in his last three for owner Easy KP. His career earnings are 286,404€. Dream de Lasserie (7g Orlando Vici) was second for Romain Derieux and Ecurie Daidou. Third was the 25-meter handicapped Brooke du Boscar (9f Look de Star) with Yves Hurel aboard.Callie Crown On the undercard were two upper level races. First, the Prix de Syracuse (purse 29,000€, 2925 meters, European) went to 5.6/1 odds Making Love (9g Ken Warkentin-Nouvelle Action) reined by Pierre Vercruysse for owner Measurable Success AB and trainer Daniel Parling. This was the winner’s first win in France and it raised his life earnings to 110,648€. Emiliano (6m Love You-Quarda du Rib) was second with Dominik Loqueneux the pilot for Ecurie des Charmes and trainer Yannick Alain Briand. Third was the Steve Stefano teamed Batum des Bruyeres (9g L’Eau du Vernay) for trainer J.M. Roubaud. Making Love The undercard also included the Prix de Saint-Malo (purse 33,000€, 2925 meters, European) and Pierre Vercruysse was again the winner, teaming Eden Basque (6g Singalo-Janga) to the 1.14.3kr victory. Nicolas Ensch trains this now nine-time winner for Ecurie Castagniccia. Eden raised his life earnings to 177,890€. Delmonica (7f Prince d’Espace) was second for Stephane Cingland and trainer Anthony Muidebled. Third was the Jean Charles Feron trainer and reined Belle au Vent (9g Jag de Bellouet). Eden Basque Vercruysse posted three consecutive wins this day at Cagnes sur Mer, as reported above, and his trainee Moni Viking took the feature at Enghien. The Winter Meet at CSM showcased the Grand Criterium de Vitesse that went to Vivid Wise As from the Gocciadoro stable. The other results from the winter meet are shown below.   TOP 3 HORSES (excl. Grand Critérium de Vitesse Nice-Matin) Elsa de Belfonds - 108 200€ Good Morning - 64 800€ El Villagio - 58 170€   TOP 3 TRAINERS- MEETING 2019-2020 Romuald Mourice - 33 victories Yannick-Alain Briand - 30 wins Vincent Martens - 24 wins   TOP 3 DRIVERS - MEETING 2019-2020 Christophe Martens - 25 victories David Bekaert - 21 wins Yannick-Alain Briand - 12 wins LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The Grand Criterium de Vitesse Nice-Matin (Gr. I, UET Masters Series, purse 170,000€, 11 starters) today at Cagnes sur Mer was raced with video, with wagering and with fans and the 1.8/1 favorite Vivid Wise As (6m Yankee Glide-Temple Blue Chip) scored, timed in 1.09.7kr (1:52.16) for trainer/driver Alessandro Gocciadoro. Scuderia Bivans Srl owns the now four-time winner in France and his life earnings reached 774,636€. The race time was well off the 1.08.9kr race record jointly held by Readly Express and Bold Eagle. The 4.5/1 Earl Simon (6m Prodigious-Tindrama) was second with Franck Ouvrie up for trainer Jarmo Niskanen and Ecurie Skyttem. 12/1 Billie de Montfort (9f Jasmin de Flore) rallied late for third after being trapped on the pegs with Gabriele Gelormini up. The 9/2 Delia du Pommereux (7f Niky) was fourth and 6.4/1 Looking Superb finished fifth ahead of the other two check earners Uza Josselyn and Bahia Quesnot. Former Elitloppet winner Dijon was a miscue dq. Une de Mai won this classic five times; Ourasi plus Timoko are four-time winners. The last USA winner was Moni Maker in 2000 with Jimmy Takter driving. The seven other USA winners include Peace Corps and Express Ride. Vivid Wise As Race Replay:  https://www.letrot.com/fr/replay-courses/2020-03-08/0601/5 LeTrot, PMU files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Six of the seven Cagnes sur Mer trots in France this day were at the 1609 meter autostart distance (one mile) to kickoff the Criterium de Vitesse weekend. Unfortunately, the races were conducted without spectators and without wagering. The featured Prix de Padoue (purse 22,000€, 1609 meters autostart, European) saw Vincent Ferm (6g Mago s’Amore-Lindyliana Font) score in 1.10.9kr (mile 1:54) for pilot G.P. Minnucci and trainer Mario Baroncini. It was his second win in France and increased his career earnings to 108,482€. Vesna (6f Libreccio Grif) was second for Rene Legati and trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. Making Love (9g Ken Warkentin) took third for Dominik Locqueneux. Vincent Ferm   The other winners of one mile events this day were: Doro Desbois (7g Quaro) timed in 1.11.1 (1:54.4) for Steve Stefano in the Prix de Cesena; Visia Spin (6f Varenne-Karisma Zet) clocked in 1.12.kr (1:56.3) for trainer/driver Alessandro Gocciadoro in the Prix de Pise;  Blue Label (9g Love You-Mary Louy Wic) in 1.12.2kr (1:56.2) for apprentice reinsman Pierre Repichet and trainer J.M. Roubaud; Vlad del Ronco (6m Julius del Ronco) in 1.10.8kr (1:53.9) in the Prix de Bologne for pilot Leo Abrivard and trainer L.Cl. Abrivard; Djember du Pont (7g Baccarat du Pont) in the Prix de Modene in 1.15.5kr (2:01.4) for Emeline Jousset in the event for amateur drivers Tomorrow, of course, is the Gr.I Criterium de Vitesse for 11 top class trotteurs. LeTrot files/photo by Thomas H. HIcks, for Harnesslink  

Sunday’s Grand Criterium de Vitesse has 11 fine trotteurs in its final field at Cagnes sur Mer. Today’s post position draw has Bahia Qeasnot, Uza Josselyn, Earl Simon, Vivid Wise As and Billie de Montfort on the first tier inside. Jean Michel Bazire will team Looking Superb from post nine. LeTrot files by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The 5.5/1 Defi Pierji (7g Roc Meslois-Overlinotte d’Yeu) took today’s first leg of the Gr. III Grand National du Trot Paris-Turf held at Amiens. The 2900 meters distance handicap event carried a purse of 85,000. The winner was timed in 1.13.6kr with Leo Abrivard up for trainer L.Cl. Abrivard, as he won for the ninth time in a career that has yielded 257,350€ in life earnings. The 16/1 Desalla (7f Nonginio) was second with David Thomain aboard for trainer Alphonse Vanberghen. 4.1/1 Dextre Chatho, 53/1 Belle Louise Mabon and 12/1 Fashion Queen completed the top five and set up an exact order Quinte+ payoff of 32,058.40€. The Q+ pool was 3,511,108€ and over 7,682,000€ was wagered on the GNT race. Defi Pierji The March 9 Grand Criterium de Vitesse de la Cote d’Azur now has 15 entrants with post positions to be drawn tomorrow. The distance is 1609 meters autostart and the purse is 170,000€ in this Gr. I International event. It is likely to be a very competitive race. The prior day at Cagnes sur Mer shows several one mile events to help spur interest in the great Speed Criterium. Friday at Napoli marks the racing return of Zacon Gio, the 2019 Yonkers International winner. The Holger Ehlert trainee will appear in a 12,100€ purse Invitational against nine rivals. Roberto Vecchione will again be aboard Zacon Gio. Gio will start with a 40 meter handicap in this 2060 meters distance handicap event. LeTrot, PMU, Gaet files by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

A total of 39 upper level harness racing trotteurs have been engaged to the March 8th Gr. I International UET Masters Grand Criterium de Vitesse de la Cote d’Azur. The purse is 170,000€ and the distance is 1609 meters autostart. The Hippodrome Cagnes sur Mer is the host track of the first in the Circuit de Vitesse. The event has drawn a very competitive field that includes Billie de Montfort, Uza Josselyn, Dijon, Earl Simon, Looking Superb and Vivid Wise As. The race record is 1.08.9kr and this race was won five times by the legendary Une de Mai. Four time winners are Timoko and Ourasi of the race that began in 1982. Post positions are drawn on Thursday with top lifetime money winners to appear in the first tier with the next group lining up in the second tier if needed. Those engaged to the 2020 edition of GCV are shown below. C3 - GRAND CRITERIUM DE VITESSE DE LA COTE D' 170 000€ Groupe I - Attelé - 1 609m Groupe I Course Internationale Circuit de Vitesse Départ à l'autostart Pour 4 à 11 ans inclus, hongres exclus, ayant gagné au moins 160.000. Sont seules admises à driver les personnes ayant gagné au moins trente-cinq courses dont dix au trot attelé (en étant titulaire d'une autorisation de monter à titre professionnel). Racing action on March 1 appeared everywhere. At Agen la Garenne the Grand Prix Dynavena Maisagri (purse 45,000€, 2625 meters distance handicap) saw Crack Money (8g Singalo) won timed in 1.13.2kr for Cedrik Terry. It was his 14th career victory now for 221,320€ earned. At Hyeres in the Prix de Bureau Technique Regional (purse 15,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap, four year olds) the J.P. Dubois owned entry finished first and second. Goofy Goof (4g Goetmals Wood) won in 1.17.8kr for David Bekaert and trainer J.A. Hernandez with 25 meter penalized Gonna Fly (4g Royal Dream) second with trainer Kevin Vanderschelden up. At Karukera Guadeloupe was the Prix des Poissons Chirurgiens (purse 4,000€, 2500 meters, turf) and Emilio Maza (6g Ganymede-Karen Pierji) scored for Stephane Douiteau and owner/trainer Rony Irdor. LeTrot, PMU files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

This final day of the harness racing Winter Meet on Saturday at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes included four groupe level races and the Quinte+ race of the day. Action began with Grace de Fael (4f Sam Bourbon-Acquarella de Fael), off at 3.9/1, taking the Gr. II Prix Louis le Bourg (monte, purse 100,000€, 2850 meters) at Vincennes, racing with shoes, and with jockey Alexandre Abrivard in the irons. Thierry Duvaldestin trains the 1.13.9kr clocked mare for owner Jose Fernandes. Grace now has eight career wins for 230,000€ earned. 27/1 odds Guide Moi Forgan (4m Neutron du Cebe) was second for jockey Christopher Corbineau with third earned by 12/1 Get de Play (4m Gazouillis) handled by Adrien Lamy for owner/trainer Franck Leblanc. Grace de Fael The featured event on this last day of the Vincennes Winter Meet was the Gr. I Prix de Selection (purse 200,000€, 2200 meters, four to six year olds). The 1/10 favorite Face Time Bourbon (5m Ready Cash-Vita Bourbon) scored in 1.10.9kr with Bjorn Goop aboard for trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Scuderia Bivans Srl. Face Time won for the 20th time in his career that has so far yielded 1,651,050€. The 11/1 Enino du Pommereux (6m Coktail Jet-Noune du Pommereux) took second for* Matthieu Abrivard aboard for trainer Sylvain Roger and owner Noel Lolic. 21/1 Frisbee d’Am (5m The Best Madrik) was third for Alexandre Abrivard and trainer Richard Westerink. Face Time had a remarkable Winter Meet with four wins including the Grand Prix d’Amerique, three of those being Gr. I wins, plus a second place finish in the Grand Prix France. He also lowered his personal time badge to 1.10.6kr in the Criterium Continental. Face Time Bourbon The Gr. III Prix Henri Desmontils (purse 90,000€, 2850 meters, monte, International) was up next and saw 4.2/1 Evangelina Blue (6f Speedy Blue-Happy Blue) score, timed I 1.14.2kr, with Mathieu Mottier aboard for trainer J.P. Mary, the winners’ ninth career victory now for 662,000€ earned. 4.1/1 Etoile de Bruyere (6f Kenor de Cosse) was a game second for jockey Adrien Lamy. Third was Caban Prior (8g Sancho Panca) handled by Aurilien Desmarres. Evangelina Blue The Prix du Plateau de Gravelle (Gr. III, purse 90,000€, 2100 meters autostart, International) saw JMB on the victory stage as it went to 1.11.1kr timed Dorgos de Guez (7g Romcok de Guez-Landy Frometro) with trainer Jean Michel Bazire aboard. Dorgos won for the 21st time in a career that now shows 605,6580€ earned. He was off as the 8/10 odds favorite and he defeated 5.4/1 stablemate Colonel (8g Goetmals Wood-Royale Star) with Nicolas Bazire up for owner Ecurie des Charmes. Detroit Castelets (7m Neoh Jiel) took third for David Thomain. Dorgos de Guez The day’s Quinte+ race was the Prix de Montsoreau (purse 58,000€, 2700 meters, European) with victory to 3.9/1 Moni Viking (7m Maharajah-Jeunesse Dorec) with trainer Pierre Vercruysse up for owner Jan Lyng. This was his sixth victory in France and it raised his career earnings to 267,141€. Race time was 1.12.4kr. The 9/1 Datcha (7f The Best Madrik) was second for J.Ph. Monclin and third was 33/1 Divine Mesloise. 35/1 Baron Daidou and 118/1 Altius Fortis completed the top five. The exact order Q+ payoff was 136,224€ to eight winning tickets. The Q+ pool was 4,185,945€ and 8,912,000€ was wagered on the race (all wagering pools). Moni Viking The Paris-Vincennes Winter Meet is now complete. In addition to the performance of Face Time Bourbon the top drivers, jockeys and trainers based on number of wins are shown below:   Drivers: Eric Raffin 69, Jean Michel Bazire 58, David Thomain 37 Jockeys: Eric Raffin 25, Alexandre Abrivard 19, Mathieu Mottier 15 Trainers: Jean Michel Bazire 83, Philippe Allaire 23, Laurent Claude Abrivard 23. There were three others with 22 training wins – Sebastien Guarato, Christian Bigeon and J.M. Baudouin It was quite a race meet, horses and equine. Equine also saw great victories by Davidson du Pont and the exceptional Belina Jocclyn.    Raffin and Bazire LeTrot, PMU files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

The grande French Champion harness racing mare, Belina Josselyn, who won last Sunday’s Grand Prix de Paris (Gr. I, UET Masters Series, 170,000€ purse) was then retired by owner Pascal Bernard. She will enjoy a brief rest and then will be bred to champion sire Ready Cash. "Respect" as Jean-Michel Bazire will say last Sunday to conclude his interview on Equidia after his second victory in the Paris Grand Prix with Belina who concludes her career with superb performances. 2,618,970€ in life earnings  Four Group I wins  One Prix d’Amerique victory Two Grand Prix Paris wins and one Grand Prix France score Record: 1'10''2kr Recent LeTrot writings cite correctly her elegance, her gait, which has often earned her comparison to a ballerina who had made the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes her favorite racecourse. She created fond fan memories of communion with the public when Jean-Michel Bazire offered his champion to the spectators.  Belina excelled among the talented 2011 B’s that included Bold Eagle, Bird Parker, Bilibili, Billie de Montfort, and Booster Winner. Belina Josselyn emerged at the top of her game in the 2017 Prix Tenor de Baune and followed that with a victory in the 2018 Grand Prix France. The daughter of Love You then won the 2019 Grand Prix d’Amerique following that with the marathon distance 2020 Grand Prix de Paris, to complete the circle of victory of the three biggest races of the French winter meet. Belina Josselyn's pedigree (source LeTrot) embodies the quintessence of the breeding of Yvan Bernard and his son, Pascal. Her dam Lezira Josselyn is a daughter of Workaholic, and is thus  is imbued with American blood. Bélina Josselyn is thus inbred on Speedy Crown (5x3) and Speedy Count (5x4), as well as on Speedster (6x7x5x5). Great credit goes to Belina’s trainer Jean Michel Bazire who seemed always successful in pointing the fine mare for the sport’s leading races, and to her supporting breeder/owners. What a superb job by all!!! LeTrot files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Belina Josselyn (9f Love You-Lezira Josselyn-Workaholic) captured today’s Grand Pris de Paris (Gr. I International UET Masters Series 2020, 4150 meters) with harness racing trainer Jean Michel Bazire at the lines. She was timed in 1.14.4kr and off as the 1.8/1 favorite. Ecurie Yvan Bernard owns and bred the winner that now has 22 career victories for 2,461,470€ earned. 20/1 Tony Gio (8m Varenne-Ilaria Jet) rallied for second reined by Eric Raffin. Third was 11/1 Earl Simon (6m Prodigious-Tindrana) that Franck Ouvrie teamed for trainer Jarmo Niskanen and 45/1 Calaska de Guez (8f Pomerol de Laumac) was fourth for Nicolas Bazire and trainer JMB. Delia du Pommereux (7f Niky-Noune du Pommereux) was fifth. This race, the third leg of the FR Triple Crown that began in 1962, saw Belina win for the second time in back to back fashion. She joins Up And Quick (the race record holders at 1.13.5kr in 2015), Une de Mai and Eleazer as double winners. Three time race winners are Jardy, Vourasie, and Bellino II. On the undercard Fleche Bourbon (5f Saxo de Vandek-Uzara Josselyn-Goetmals Wood) on the Gr. II Prix Paul Bastard for monte five year olds (purse 100,000€, 2700 meters), She was clocked in 1.13.1kr and Alexandre Abrivard was the pilot for trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Ecurie du Haras Saint Martin. The win was her 12 th in a career that so far has yielded 504.050€. 27/1 France Bresil (5f Vaillant Cash) was next for jockey David Thomain and 42/1 Force Vive (5f Oh James) took third for Francois Lagadeuc. The 9/10 favorite was a dq interference.   Thomas H. Hicks

The Jean Michel Bazire harness racing trainee and 4/10 favorite Valokaja Hindo (9m Great Challenger) won this day’s featured Gr. III Prix Joinville le Pont (purse 80,000€, 2925 meters, European eligibles) at Cagnes sur Mer.   The winner was timed in 1.14.3kr and Christophe Martens was the pilot. Eirik Djuve owns the now 12 time winner for 605,420€ earned. 36/1 Aprion (10g Nahar de Breval) was placed second for Y.A. Briand due to the interference dq of Balooka du Boscail. Eridan (6m Ready Cash) was placed third for driver David Bekaert and Cobra Bleu (8m Fortuna Font) was placed fourth with Bryan Coppens at the lines.     Thomas H. Hicks  

24/1 odds Fabulous Dream (5m Royal Dream-Story Charm) took Paris-Vincennes Prix de Fontainbleau on Tuesday in this Quinte+ harness racing event for a purse of 50,000€, contested by 16 trotteurs over the 2100 meter autostart course. Eric Raffin teamed the Jo Corbanie trainee for owner JPB Building BVBA.   The winner was clocked in 1.11.5kr as Fabulous Dream won for fourth time in a career that has produced life earnings of 162,560€. 113/1 Zerozerosette (5m Wishing Stone) was second with Matthieu Abrivard up for trainer Vitale Ciotola. Nicolas Bazire teamed 8/1 Fidele Royal (5m Vaux le Vicomte) to a third place finish. 2.2/1 Fifty Black (5m Ni Ho Ped d’Ombree) was fourth ahead of 3/2 favorite Firello (5m Goetmals Wood).   There were three Q+ winning tickets that each paid 50,398.20€. There was over 6,982.000€ wagered on this race with 3,059,053€ in the Quinte+ pool.   On the same card was the monte Prix d’Avenches (purse 70,000€, 2175 meters, 11 starters) for four year olds and in this one the 6.5/1 Galactic (4g Oh James-Amilka) scored with Matthieu Abrivard in the irons for trainer Jacques Bruneau. Galactic won for the third time in his career and now sports life earnings of 131,330€. 2.9/1 Gabiano (4g Brutus de Baily) was next for Mathieu Mottier and 9/1 Gloria Berry (4f Quaker Jet-Tequila Berry) captured the third check for jockey J.Y. Ricart and trainer J.M. Bazire.   The previous day the 9/1 odds Prosperous (6g Prodigious-Gloriy) scored in the Q+ Prix de Bracieux at Vincennes (purse 43,000€, 2850 meters, 16 starters).   Dominik Locqueneux teamed this Henk Grift trainee for Draviet Stables of Holland. Race time was 1.13.6kr and the winner increased his life earnings to 157,607€. 7.5/1 Equinoxe (6m Texas Charm) was second with Matthieu Abrivard aboard, ahead of 13/1 third finishing Minnestads El Paso (7m Adrian Chip) with owner Mme. Rebecca Dahlen at the lines. 11/1 Echo de Chanlecy and 4.1/1 Vincero’Gar completed the top five, the latter a son of SJs Photo that was reined by “Pippo” Gubellini. The Q+ payoff was 7,713,60 to 51 winning ticketholders. The Q+ pool was 2,607,927€ and the race wagered total was over 6,553,000€.   Thomas H. Hicks

Carioca de Lou (8g Jag de Bellouet-Lola de Lou), off at 12/1 odds, took today’s Quinte+ Prix du Cantal (purse 50,000€, 2850 meters distance handicap at Paris-Vincennes, clocked in 1.13.6kr with Leo Abrivard at the lines for owner/breeder Christian Germain. The winner recorded his 17th career victory in 58 appearances now for 314,100€ earned. He overcame a 25-meter handicap as did second finishing Hard Times (6m Coktail Jet-Tigerlily) that trainer Jean Michel Bazire handled as the 1.4/1 favorite. The 12/1 Dorlando du Vivier (7g Orlando Vici) was third for Eric Raffin. 9/1 Charme Creolie and 12/1 Dollar Soyer completed the top five and set up an exact order payoff of 11,837.40€ to 29 winning tickets. The Q+ pool was 3,251,439€ and over 7,141,000€ was wagered on the race. Carioco de Lou Le Trot, PMU files/photo by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Sunday’s Paris-Vincennes featured Grand Prix de Paris drew a field of 13 led by Davidson du Pont, Belina Josselyn and a host of worthy rivals including Earl Simon. This Gr. I UET Masters Series marathon (4150 meters) event highlights a program that also includes the Gr. II Prix Paul Bastard for monte specialists that has Feeling Cash and Fleche Bourbon among that field. The Gr. III Prix de la Mayenne is also on stage with Calie Crown and Freyia du Pont among those participants. 15:15 C4 - GRAND PRIX DE PARIS 350 000€ Groupe I - Attelé - 4150m - Grande piste European Trotting Masters Series 2020  Course Internationale Pour 4 à 11 ans inclus (G à V), hongres exclus, ayant gagné au moins 160.000. En cas d'élimination, les gains des chevaux déclarés partants sont calculés sur les bases suivantes : chevaux âgés de 4 ans (G), gains réels majorés de 30 %, chevaux âgés de 5 ans (F), gains réels majorés de 20 %, chevaux âgés de 6 ans On Friday the top action is the Gr. III Prix de Joinville Le Pont, a Gr. III European event, that has Eridan and J-M Bazire’s trainee Velokaja Hindo among those participants. This signals the start of upper level racing at Cagnes sur Mer that will culminate in two weeks with the Gr. I Grand Criterium du Vitesse. 18:12 C4 - PRIX DE JOINVILLE LE PONT 80 000€   2-21-20 Cagnes sur Mer Groupe III - Attelé - 2925m Course Européenne Pour 6 à 11 ans inclus (V à E), n'ayant pas gagné 750.000. LeTrot files by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

An exceptional racing program highlighted Sunday’s Paris-Vincennes celebration of the Middle East featuring Lebanon and Turkey, as described in a section below. The groupe level races began with the Prix du Pontavice de Heussey (monte Gr. III, 90,000€, 2175 meters, European eligibles). 1.4/1 favorite Boss du Meleuc (9g Lucky Blue-Rafale du Meleuc) scored timed in 1.11.kr for jockey Alexandre Abrivard and owner/trainer Yannick Alain Briand. The winner secured his 20th career win in 70 starts now for 788,100€ earned. The 3.9/1 Mindyourvalue WF (7g Hovding Lavec) was next for trainer Robert Bergh and with Yoann Lebourgeois in the irons. 26/1 Eros de Chene was third for P.Ph. Ploquin with 10/1 Exotica de Retz home fourth. Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes continued its policy of affinity events with a novelty, this the Feast at the 100% Oriental Hippodrome. This 2020 edition presented gourmet tables with couscous, tagines, mint tea, Lebanese and Turkish specialties; dance performances; oriental music; and Bedouin village -the world of the Sahara with carpets, lanterns, copper lamps, veils, palm trees. The atmosphere also entertained the little ones with the free activities of Superdimanche (mini commentators, rodeo racing, pony baptisms (from 1pm to 5.30pm), pedal sulkys, stable tours, workshops pedagogical stake). The race named the Prix de Fete 100% Orientale (purse 43,000€) went to 16/1 Egerie Quesnot (6f Sam Bourbon) with Matthieu Abrivard up timed in 1.14.7kr. This was the day’s Quinte+ race and there were 20 exact order winning tickets that each paid 46,384.20€. The Q+ pool reached 4,935,606€ and over 10,644,000€ was wagered in the race (all wagering pools). Egerie Quesnot The Prix Comte Pierre de Montesson (Criterium des Jeunes Gr. 1, purse 170,000€, 2700 meters, three year olds) was the racing showcase of this day and victory was earned by 1.1/1 favorite Havana d’Aurcy (3f Royal Dream-Avila) as she scored for trainer/driver Jean Michel Bazire for breeder/owner Cyril Lelarge. Havana won for the sixth time in 10 starts now for 253,200€ earned. The 14/1 Hooker Berry (3m Booster Winner-Osaka Berry) was second with Franck Nivard up for trainer Bazire. 9/1 Heartbreaker One (3m Alto de Viette) was placed third due to a rival miscue dq, with Bjorn Goop aboard for trainer Luc Roelens. 48/1 Hora Beji and 10/1 Heavens Pride completed the top five. Havana d’Aurcy Replay - https://www.letrot.com/fr/replay-courses/2020-02-16/7500/6   The Prix d’Orthez (Gr. III, purse 80,000€, 2700 meters, European four year olds) was the next groupe level event and Italy showed up strongly. Even money favorite Always EK (4m Filipp Roc-Nike EK) scored in 1.15.6kr with Bjorn Goop aboard for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro and owner Scuderia Efflebi, his third win in France and his life earnings are now 104,826€.   The 25/1 stablemate Aramis EK (4m Nad Al Sheba) was next for the same owner and trainer and with reinsman Pietro Gubellini. Gamble River, off at 4.3/1 odds, was third for Eric Raffin, trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Gerard Manzi. Always EK The Prix d’Arras (purse 51,000€, 2700 meters, 16 European starters) saw 1.14.3kr timed and 2.6/1 odds Moni Viking (7m Maharajah-Jeunesse Doree) score gamely for trainer/driver Pierre Vercruysse and owner Jan Lyng. Moni Viking has five wins in 14 outings in France and today lifted his life earnings to 241,041€. 15/1 Dream Cash took second for Gabriele Gelormini up for trainer Jean Michel Bazire. 2.1/1 Desperado (7g Kesaco Phedo) was third, this one also a Bazire trainee, for pilot Alexandre Abrivard, Moni Viking The program completed with the coldbloods competing in the Prix des Trotteurs Sang Froid (purse 18,000€, 2100 meters autostart) with the victory to 10/1 HV Tuuri (10m Turo-HV Kipina) handled by Iikka Nurmonen for trainer Ossi Normonen. HV Tuuri LeTrot, PMO., JMB files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

The first of three groupe level contests this day at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes was the Gr. III monte Prix Holly du Locton (purse 60,000€, 2175 meters, three year old females) and 3.3/1 Harley Rock (3f Bird Parker-Victoire du Biwetz) prevailed in 1.14.9kr for jockey Benjamin Rochard and breeder/owner/trainer Tony LeBeller. She won for third time in four career starts now for 55,350€ earned. The 1.8/1 Happiness Ellis (3f Opus Viervil) was second with Mathieu Mottier aboard. Horee d’Ar (3f Uriel Speed) was third for jockey Damien Bonne and breeder/owner/trainer Sebastien Guarato.  Harley Roc The three year old males contested the Gr. III monte Prix Edouard Marcillac (purse 60,000€, 2175 meters) and the game front striding 3.7/1 Hudson Vedaquais (3m Thorens Vedaquais-Beilsa Vedaquaise) held on to score in 1.14.2kr with Yoann Lebourgeois in the irons. Philippe Allaire owns and trains this J.P. Guay bred youngster that posted his third career win now for 67,680€ earned. The 2.6/1 Heart of Gold (3m Bird Parker-Corsica) was second for David Thomain and owner/trainer Allaire. 17/1 Hugh de Banville (3m Akin di Cap Vert) was a distant third for jockey Alexandre Abrivard and owner/trainer Franck Anne. Hudson Vedaquais The Gr. III Prix de Nevers (purse 90,000€, 2850 meters) drew a large talented field of older trotteurs with 2.1/1 Violetto Jet (6m From Above-Nocciolaia Jet) the winner reined by Franck Niavrd for Scuderia d’Alessandro Raffaele and trainer Philippe Billard. Violetto won his third straight and eighth in France now for life earnings of 353,942€. The 28/1 Elvis du Vallon (6m Reve de Beylev) followed for Charles Cuiller and third home was 5.3/1 Velvet Gio (6g Nad Al Sheba) for Gabriele Gelormini. 25/1 Portland and 9/1 Calina completed the top five. Well regarded Classic Connection was a miscue dq late in the stretch drive. Violetto Jet The Quinte+ race this day was the Prix de Chateaurenard (purse 67,000€, 2700 meters, European) and 15/1 Diablo du Noyer (7m Jasmin de Flore-Une et Indivisible) scored impressively timed in 1.13.5kr with Eric Raffin at the lines. William Bigeon trains the winner for Claude Guedj as he raised his life earnings to 365,050€. The 9/1 Dostoievski (7g Ganymede) rallied for a nose beaten second with Francois Lagadeuc up for trainer Jean Michel Bazire. 4.1/1 Cyrell d’Atom (8g Otello Pierji) took third for Yoann Lebourgeois beaten less than a half length. The next two on the line were off at 57/1 and 88/1 respectively and that set up a Q+ exact order payoff of 146,477.80€ for four winning tickets. The Q+ pool was 3,691,474€ and over 8,136,000€ was wagered on the race. Diablo du Noyer LeTrot, PMU files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The 3/2 favorite Danae de Corbery (7f Quel Amour Dudel-Riventosa) took this day’s Quinte+ Prix de Senlis (purse 43,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 15 starters) at Paris-Vincennes. Franck Ouvrie was the winning pilot for owner/trainer Yann Docquin. The winner was timed in 1.11.7kr as she recorded victory number eight in 34 starts now for 170,280€. The 9/1 Comete des Vaux (8f Singalo) was a distant second for L.J. Legros and 4.4/1 Ugolinast (7f Civil Action) was third for Santo Mollo. 10/1 Unar Bi (7f Toss Out) was fourth for Robin Bakker and 20/1 Dwelling Heights (7f Quaker Jet) was fifth with Franck Nivard up. The exact order Q+ payoff was 763.40€ with 1,120 winning tickets. The Q+ pool was 3,400,210€ and over 7,385,000€ was wagered on this race. Danae de Corbery The prior day at Vincennes saw the Prix de Chambord (purse 59,000€, 2100 meters autostart, 14 starters) go to 43/1 Calle Crown (6m Great Challenger-Hillary Crown) clocked in a quick 1.11.1kr. Pierre Vercruysse was his pilot for trainer Tomas Malmqvist and Calle Crown raised his life earnings to 266,404€. Calle out battled the 1.1/1 favorite Vipera Killer Gar (6f Varenne-Uakland) in the lane, the latter reined by Eric Raffin for trainer Vitale Ciotolo. 11/1 Ghazi BR (6m Cantab Hall-Fiery Chip) was third for Alexandre Abrivard driving for trainer Jean Michel Bazire. Calle Crown At Krieau Austria that day was the Prix US-Isle of Capril Amateur (purse 3,000€, 2100 meters autostart, eight starters) saw 3.2/1 Traffic Lux (8g Self Possessed-Buena di Jesolo) score for owner/driver Milan Kovacevic for trainer Sascha Fischer, timed in 1.18.4kr. 3.6/1 Madness (6g Brandy dei Fiori) was second for Martin Jelleschiutz and 3.6/1 Pik Dame (6f November) was third for Mme Nadja Reiserba, Traffic Lux This race brought attention to the upcoming FEGAT World Amateur Championship that is scheduled for February 22-26 at Florida’s Isle Pompano Park. LeTrot, PMU, FEGAT files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

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