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February 25, 2017 - The even-money favorite Sultana Jet (6f Igor Font-Art Deco-Diamond Way) held bravely for a length victory in Saturday’s harness racing featured Wind Scot DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park. Co-owner Gyorgy Horvath was again the pilot for trainer Imre Fazekas and Pimri Bt., the other co-owner. The quick stepping mare (shown below) has won two straight in as many 2017 appearances and has a 4-1-0 slate in five starts since import. Toniatti Giacometti SS SAgricola bred this mare. 6.8/1 Bimbo de Chenu (5f Scipion du Goutier-Ovive de Chenu-Casino des Sports) was second for Tibor Hajnal, also trainer. 9.5/1 Nacho Nico (10g Belami-Icecandy Star-Endless Sands) was third for Emese Vezer. Race time was 1.17.1kr. The undercard included the 400,000Huf Buvesz DIJ (distance 1900 meters autostart) and 1.4/1 Tiara Boss (5f Wall Street Banker-Peace Force Pro-Kosar) scored in 1.19kr for Zoltan Ozvar, also trainer, and owner Arizona doo of Serbia. She scored for the second time in five 2017 starts. The Cedrus DIJ (purse 360,000Huf, 1960 meters voltstart) went to 7.1/1 Bonjour Evo (4f Donato Hanover-Real Live Woman-Angus Hall) timed in 1.22.5kr for trainer/driver Sandor Varga and owner Antioch Arani SRO (CZE). This win was her first since import for Finland. The Nyakas Handicap (purse 360,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 1.18.6kr timed and 2.1/1 Passion Grif (8g Varenne-Sex Appeal OK-Lanson) with trainer Laszlo Kolozsi at the lines. Finally, the Nyeretlenek Versenye (purse 360,000, 1900 meters autostart) went to 5.4/1 Villeneuve (3m Pilgrims Taj-Brisco Emma-Brisco Robertto) for driver Zoltan Gyolai (amateur), owner Gyolai Racing, and trainer Laszlo Kolozsi. Race time was 1.21.3kr. Quality trotting continues every weekend at the beautiful Kincsem Park facility. Visit their new website www.nlkfu.hu. Thomas H. Hicks

February 18, 2017 - Trainer Emil Csordas teamed veteran, and 9/1 odds, Milliondollar Lex (11m Ganymede-Dadaumpa Jet-Supergill) to a 1.17.5kr timed harness racing victory in today’s featured Geza Sennyey Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart). The Sun Systems Kft and Laura Pekker owned winner, pictured on this cold late afternoon, bested 10/1 Rinette Streamline (10f Kashner Hanover-Keys Praise-Prakas) and driver Csaba Lakatos and 19.2/1 Orderly (10f Yankee Glide-Dearest Darling-Ultra Decal) reined by trainer Attila Budai. Other action in the program included the several interesting winners: Szacharin (6f Vanito-Inzulin) for trainer/driver Istvan Papp and Gyolai Racing Kft. in the 600,000Huf purse Globus DIJ raced over 1900 meters autostart, timed in 1.19.9kr; Timoko RL (4m Doctor Sugar RL-Triestina) in the 400,000Huf purse Erika DIJ (1900 meters autostart) timed in 1.20.7kr for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas and owner Airzoom d.o.o; Rosamundi (9f Chipmate-Kama Sutra) for co-owner/driver Jozsef Karai and trainer Csaba Lakatos, timed in 1.21.6kr winning the 360,000Huf Mother’s Song Handicap raced over 1800 meters autostart. Next weekend Kincsem Park will zone in, as will most of Europe, on the Gr. I International Grand Prix de France, the final leg of the Triple Crown of France, as part of their simulcast offering. Thomas H. Hicks

February 11, 2017 - Recent FR import Bimbo de Chenu (6f Scipion du Goutier-Orive de Chenu) overcame a 20 meter handicap and won today’s featured Laszlo Tolnay Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 2560 meters distance handicap) at Kincsem Park in this her second HU appearance.Harness racing trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal teamed the winner for Illetmeny Kft and Csaba Dinnyes, Hajnal also the trainer. Off at 7.9/1 the winner was clocked in 1.25.9kr over a wet muddy surface. 1.6/1 favorite Editor Rapide (6f Explot Cagf-Sierra Rapide-Express Ride) was a distant second for trainer/driver Sandor Varga and 7.9/1 No Fear (10m Crown Sweep-Naughty Lobell-Reado) was third for trainer/driver Laszlo Kolozsi. The undercard included the Betolakodo DIJ (purse 360,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) with the 1.23.3kr win going to 23.4/1 Tiara Boss (5f Wall Street Banker-Peace Force Pro-Kosar). Zoltan Ozvar reined and trains the winner for Arizona doo of Szerbia. Tiara Boss defeated 1.3/1 favorite Timoko RL (4m Doctor Sugar RL-Triestina-Golden Goal) that Imre Fazekas trains and drove today for owner Ozvar L and breeder was Stable Sport Line of Belgrad, Szerbia. 11.7/1 Tutanhamon (4m Tamesways Sweet L-Super Arnie) took third with Laszlo Kolozsi at the lines.   Thomas H. Hicks

January 29, 2017 - Today’s Kincsem Park (Budapest) harness racing snowy feature was the Lionel DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and 1,1/1 favorite Insa (5f Alesi OM-Ines) prevailed in 1.19.5kr for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. Pimri Bt and Tibor Varga own this one. Ragdoll (5f Ever To Excel-Woodhills Elvirah-Friendly Face) was second for Zsolt Vereb and trainer Csaba Lakatos, and third went to Bebops Cassandra f(7f Bebop-Topaz Remington-Rosalinds Guy) for Jozsef Karai and trainer Lakatos. The winner was bred in Slovenia by Mirko Sonoga. This day Kincsem Park celebrated the Prix d’Amerique as the Paris-Vincennes simulcast was coordinated with live racing. Thomas H. Hicks

January 21, 2017 - The 2017 Kincsem Park trotting season began Saturday on a chilly day at Budapest with the harness racing feature being the Evnyito DIJ raced over 1800 meters autostart for a 600,000Huf purse. Recent import and 1.1/1 favorite Sultana Jet scored easily in 1.19.1kr for driver and co-owner Gyorgy Horvath. Imre Fazekas trains the fine six year-old daughter of Igor Font-Art Deco-Diamond Way that Pimri Bi co-owns. Sultana Jet was imported from Germany and was bred by Toniatti Giacometti SS Agricola. 15.8/1 Kozsakert (7f Wall Street Banker-Viragos-Surefire Lobell) was second for driver Andras Gaspar and third was 5.2/1 Ruby Reeves (7g Wall Street Banker-Jade-Valley Guardian) handled by Balazs Juhasz. On the undercard was a victory in the Hidalgo DIJ (purse 360,000Huf, 1980 meters distance handicap) in 1.20.3kr by 3/1 Timoko RL (4m Doctor Sugar RL-Triestina-Golden Goal). Overcoming a 40 meter handicap the recent import from Serbia was driven by trainer Imre Fazekas for owner Arizona d.o.o.. The lightly raced colt was bred by Stable Sport Line of Belgrad, Serbia. The Akos Handicap (purse 360,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to the  1.21.1kr timed, 3.7/1 odds, veteran mare Mountain Bambi (10f Victor Victor-Give Me Five-Lindy’s Crown) that was reined by Emese Vezer for trainer Emil Csordas. She is owned by Sun System Kft and Laura Pekker. Congratulations also to Kincsem Park for their excellent website redesign: www.nlkft.hu. Thomas H. Hicks    

December 26, 2016 - Veteran Masterpiece (10m Tony Oaks-Fairplay-Witsends Speedy) took today’s harness racing featured Janos Paulovitz Memorial (purse 800,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) timed in 1.21.4kr over an off track. The 4.4/1 winner recorded his 21st career victory in 100 starts for Amma I., now for 16,768,000HUF earned. Lajos Marton trains and drove Masterpiece. #6 Conway Boko (7g Castleton Bass-Waecon Boko-Conway Hall) just missed and was second for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal, and Orlando Bloom (8g Zador-Donna Summer-First Dust) was home in the third spot for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. The undercard included two year-olds competing in the Ketevesek Verseny (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and the 1.23.3kr winner was 5/2 odds Walking John M (2m Cigar Dan-Dream Broline-Alf Palema). SRG’s Branislav Mukity teamed the winner that he trains and owns. Walking John M now has three wins and two places in five career outings for 1,728,000Huf earned. Victory Lease (2f Illetmeny-Chippychip GT-Defi d’Aunou) was second for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal and third was Victoria Top Secret (2f Vioxx SR-Helikon-Awesome Goal) for owner Amma and trainer/driver Lajos Marton. The 500,000Huf purse Rablany DIJ (1900 meters autostart) went to 1.23.1kr timed and .6/1 Universal Boy (3m Maximus Lindy-Golden Lady) for trainer/driver Balazs Juhasz. The same trainer/driver secured victory in the Vamba Handicap (400,000Huf purse, 1800 meters autostart) with9.4/1 Racing Athlete timed in 1.20.9kr. This six year-old son of Wall Street Banker-Atletano-Endless Sands defeated Kiskarcsi (12g Castleton Bass) with Csaba Lakatos driving. Other winners of interest were Utah River (3m Cigar Dan-The Asset Queen-Balanced Image) in the Csepeliu Baratok DIJ (400,000Huf purse, 1800 meters autostart) clocked in 1.22.9kr for the 9/2 odds victory with trainer Tibor Hajnal aboard. Later in the program, the Elefant Handicap (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) went to 3.7/1 Rosamundi (8f Chipmate-Kama Sutra-Lindy’s Crown) timed in 1.21kr for trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos after a decisive closing surge, New Year’s Eve”Ugeto Szilveszter” is next up at Kincsem Park. Thomas H. Hicks  

December 17, 2016 - Dabano As (5m Abano As-Drati As-Pine Chip) rallied to win the harness racing featured Feiser Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park timed in 1.17.6kr. Csaba Lakatros teamed the winner for Goran Zolaji. Alvena Quickly (9f Victory Party-Gypsy Garland-Garland Lobell) was second with Sandor Kolozsi up for trainer Balazs Juhasz. Class-master Oldtimer Diamant (6g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) was third for Emese Vezer, at the lines for trainer Emil Csordas. On the undercard was the Latszat DIJ (purse 400,000HUf, 1900 meters distance handicap) and winner Unika Vik (3f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) recorded her fourth straight victory for trainer/driver Balazs Juhasz timed in 1.19.2kr. Insa (4f Alesi OM-Inos-Scurry Lobell) took second for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas and third wasd Tajfun (4f Vanito-Inzulin-Valley Guardian) for trainer/driver Jozsef Kolozsi. Thomas H. Hicks  

Harness racing 3/5 favorite Timoteo (4m Abano As-Ghiranda Aas-Diamond Way) took Saturday’s Mikulasgyar DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) in Hungary, clocked in 1.18.2kr by two lengths for trainer/driver Valjko Mazsity. 5.7/1 Sultana Jet (5f Igor Font-Art Deco-Diamond Way) was second for Gyorgy Horvath and trainer Imre Fazekas. Oldtimer Diamant (6g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) landed the third check for Emese Vezer, also trainer. The undercard’s Fekezz! DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 2400 meters autostart) went to 6.7/1 Tucsok (4f Maximus Lindy-Astalavista-Gus Lobell). Trainer Lajos Marton teamed the Amma owned winner that defeated Tarkany (4g Incredible Cole-Rongor Silas-Jobie Tempest) with Daniel Bisbac up for trainer Zoltan Horvath. Universal Boy (3m Maximus Lindy-Golden Lady-Endless Sands) with Balazs Jihasz up, he just second in the classic International Drivers event at Paris-Vincennes. Thomas H. Hicks  

November 26. 2016 - Saturday’s Kincsem Park featured Viragos DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to Ordog Hegeduse (8g Medic Hanover-Dallam-Magnas) with harness racing trainer/driver Ferenc Nagy II aboard, timed in 1.17.9kr in a close finish. Under World (3m Racino-Zaba-Yankee Class) rallied to just miss for driver Emil Csordas and trainer Dora Kovacs. Third was Philadelphia (7g Detroit-Gertrud-Rendfonoic) with trainer Lajos Marton up for owner Aquadrom in the blanket finish. The undercard topper was the Betgolakodo DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and the 1.19.3kr winner was Euklid AT (3m Even Better Odds-Echalote-Credit Winner). Tibor Hajnal was the driver/trainer forowner Animal Trade. Usain (3m Medic Hanover-Dolores-Yankee Yankee) was second for trainer/driver Ferenc Nagy II with third to Universal Boy (3m Maximus Lindy-Golden Lady-Endless Sands) with trainer Balazs Juhasz at the controls. Thomas H. Hicks

November 19, 2016 - Saturday’s Menesek DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 3160 meters distance handicap) went to 40 meter handicapped Time To Say Goodbye (4m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) for harness racing trainer/driver Lajos Marton and owner AMMA. Timed in 1.19.7kr over the extended distance (1.99 miles), the winner surged in the final strides to best 60 meter penalized Speedy Boy (5g Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) and trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity. Another 40 meter penalized player, Titan Ville (4g Noir Desir-Izaville-Endless Sands), landed third for Imre Fazekas. The winner’s sire Maximus Lindy is a 2003 son of Conway Hall-Athenas Lucky Girl-Tagliabue that was a US$100,000 yearling at Tattersalls and stakes placed at age two. The dam also produced Gladiator Lindy 1 :55.4. On the fine program was also the API DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart), and 3/10 favorite Spartakus Ans prevailed for trainer/driver Sandor Varga and Czech owner Antioch Arani SRO. The five year-old gelded son of Cantab Hall-Volgenna OK-Lemon Dra scored in 1.18.3kr to defeat Rocket Boy (5g Wall Street Banker-Elegant Lady-Mill H) with Imre Fazekas up and Royal Flesh (6m Wall Street Banker-Tameway Sweet L-Super Arnie) driven by Lajos Marton. Two year-olds contested the Ketevesek (purse 600,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) and 1/5 favorite Celsius Evo (2m Pilgrims Taj-Daniellesine) scored for trainer Lajos Marton, driver Viktoria Nemeth and owner AMMA. The winner overcame a 40 meter penalty to defeat Vital RG (2m SJ’s Photo-Vitesse OR-Indro Park) and driver Tibor Hajnal, timed in 1.23.3kr. Valentino (2m Frullino Jet-Chemise Cobra-Atlas Fighter L) was third for Sandor Varga. The Nebulo DIJ (purse 450,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) began the afternoon card with victory to 9/2 odds Uzorasno (3f Maximus Lindy-Hiutelezo-Witsends Speedy). Balazs Juhasz is the driver/trainer for breeder/owner Kabela Menes Kft. Under World (3m Racino-Zaba-Yankee Class) was second for Emil Csordas and third went to Titus Liviors (4m Incredible Cole-Juci-Valley Guardian) with Sandor Kolozsi at the lines. Thomas H. Hicks

November 12, 2016 -Harness racing driver Imre Fazekas teamed 1.8/1 Underpaid Hanover (7m Revenue-Up Front Lisa-Lindy Lane) to a decisive rallying victory in Saturday’s Szabadkai DIJ (purse 1Huf million, 1800 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park. The Jozsef Rutkai trainee, owned by Prolongo Kft, was clocked in 1.19.3kr over a heavy racecourse on this rainy day. Amazing Koks (9g Jailhourse Joey-Data Star Index-Ata Atar L) was second for Lajos Marton, ahead of third finishing Piera del Bar (7f Abano As-Exile Bar-Muscles Yankee) from Serbia with trainer Zoltan Ozvar driving. Real Bee Power (6f Love You-Lady Victory Fans-Credit Winner) was fourth with Istvan Papp up for trainer Rutkai. The solid undercard included the Csabtaveri DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). The 1.19.7kr timed victory went to 1.9/1 Timoteo (4m Abano As-Ghirlanda Aas-Diamond Way) for trainer/driver Veijo Mazsity and Hico Versenyistallo Bt. Pablo Yet (7m Civil Action-Is Flying-SJ’s Photo) took second for Dejan Katanic. Oldtimer Diamant (6g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) landed third for Emese Vezer. The Adai DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) produced a 1.21.6kr timed victory for 3.9/1 Henrik Ibsen AT (4m Worship-Her Own Child-Imposant Sund). Dejan Katanic teamed the Tibor Hajnal trainee for Illetmeny Kft. Ironville (6m Timberland-Invest in November-Reado) was second for driver/trainer Dejan Petrovic. Passion Grif (7g Varenne-Sex Appeal Ok-Lanson) took third for Sandor Varga, also trainer. Other interesting winners this day were: Unika Vik (3f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) for Balazs Juhasz in 1.24.7kr Uljanow W (3m Like A Prayer-Ms. Tova-Chip Chip Hootray) for Viktoria Nemeth in 1.24.4kr Working Out (7m Muscles Yankee-Enjoy Our Nanny-Enjoy Lavec) in 1.22.8kr for Csaba Lakatos Sved Barat (5g Up Front Larry-Sembo Jessamine-Armbro Trick) for Judit Kele over 3000 meters   Thomas H. Hicks

November 5, 2015 - Time To Say Goodbye (4m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) overcame a 20 meter handicap and drew off to an easy score in the Oszi Kiserleti Verseny (purse 1.5Huf million, 1960 meters distance handicap) timed in 1.18.6kr for harness racing driver Mitja Slavic, trainer Lajos Marton and Amma I. The nifty colt now is 3-2-0 in six starts this year. Urania RG (3f Racino-Sweet Pine-Pine Chip) took second for trainer/driver Balazs Johasz. Ubu Kiraly (3m Vioxx SR-Helikon-Awesome Goal) landed third for Lajos Marton, the trainer/driver. The co-featured Illetmeny DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 1.17.3kr timed (in heavy rain) Spartakus Ans (6g Cantab Hall-Valganna OK-Lemon Dra) with trainer Sandor Varga aboard. The pacesetter record his seventh win in 12 starts this year plus three placings. Debano As (5m Abano As-Drafi As-Pine Chip) just missed in a relentless stretch charge for owner/trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji. Rocket Boy (6g Wall Street Banker-Elegant Lady-Mill H) rallied from fifth to end third with trainer Imre Fazekas driving. The undercard included the Nyeretlea Ketevesek (purse 500,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart, two year-olds) and Vulcano Boy (2m Tony Oaks-Oracle-Lindy Lane) took the victory timed in 1.23.8kr for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal and owner Napsugar I. The winner has a 1-1-2 slate in four starts. Villeneuve (2m Pilgrims Taj-Briso Emma-Briso Roberto) took second for trainer/driver Laszlo Kolozsi. Third was Wotan (2g Maximus Lindy-Lezer-Baltric Bet) for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. Late in the program was the Forest Sun DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1960 meters autostart) and the 1.21.7kr winner was Saron ((5g Huxtable Hornline-Malesana Jet-Bourbon). Tibor Hajnal was the driver and trainer for owner Napsugar i. The well-respected Ragdoll(4f Ever To Excel-Woodhill’s Elvirah-Friendly Face) was second with trainer Csaba Lakatos driving. Third was Usain (3m Medic Hanover-Dolores-Yankee Yankee) for driver/trainer Ferenc Nagy II. Thomas H. Hicks

October 29, 2016 - Orinco (8f PS Dimo-Uxor-Witsends Speedy) took the Saturday afternoon featured Fol-Le DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) at 4.4/1 for harness racing driver Arpad Lakatos and trainer Zoltan Horvath. Forrbtr Kft and Laszlo Burger own the winner. Second was Under World (3m Racino-Zaba-Yankee Class) driven by Sandor Varga for trainer Dora Kovacs. Szacharin (5f Vanito-Inzulin-Valley Guardian) took third for Sandor Kolozsi and trainer Balazs Johasz. The winner was timed in 1.20.4kr. The undercard included the Tizedes DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 2560 meters distance handicap). 1.7/1 Insa (4f Alesi OM-Ines-Scurry Lobell) from post seven took this victory for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. Owned by Pimri-Tibor Varsei the SRO bred was timed in 1.21.2kr. Second place went to Universal Boy (3m Maximus Lindy-Golden Lady-Endless Sands) and third was Titus Livius (4m Incredible Cole-Juci-Valley Guardian).  Other interesting winners on the program included: Harlynda (7f Abano As-Sparkling-Coktail Jet) in 1.20.8kt for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity; Laluna Comtesse (7f Daguet Rapide-La Comtessa-Super Arnie) in 1.21.1kr for Emese Vezer and trainer Emil Csordas Urosov M (3m Cigar Dan-Eurika-Witsends Speedy) for Laszlo Orso and trainer Tibor Hajnal Ivan Pavlov AT (3m Tony Oaks-Impromtu Hall-Like A Prayer) in 1.20.5kr for driver/trainer Tibor Hajnal and Illetmeny Kft and Tomislav Visnjic. Thomas H. Hicks  

October 22, 2016 - Kincsem Park’s superb Saturday program included three harness racing events with purse of 1.5Huf million or more. The Koztarsagagi DIJ (purse 2Huf million, 2400 meters) went to 1.15.5kr timed Romi Mms (6f Turbo Sund-Goldy LB-Self Possessed). The three time winner in her last four starts was reined by Mitja Slavic and trained by Marko Slavic. Recent SWE import Underpaid Hanover (7m Revenue-Up Front Lisa-Lindy Lane) was second for driver Imre Fazekas and trainer Jozsef Rutkai for Prolongo Stable. He had posted 18 wins in 78 starts for earnings over 61Huf million, before arriving in HU, where in recent starts he competed against Tobin Kronos, On Track Piraten, Magic Tonight and Food Money. Amazing Koks (9g Jailhouse Joey-Data Star Index-Ata Star L) was third for trainer/driver Lajos Marton Two year-olds contested the Katavesek Nagydija (purse 2Huf million, 1800 meters autostart) with victory to Walking John M (2m Cigar Dan-Dream Broline-Alf Palema) reined and trained by Branislav Mukity of Serbia. Timed in 1.20.3kr the winner bested Vulcano Boy (2m Tony Oaks-Oracle-Lindy Lane) with Tibor Hajnal the driver/trainer. Third went to VAQU EM Q (2m Beissinger Hanover-IQMQ-Valley Guardian) for trainer/driver Emil Csordas. The 1.5Huf million purse Oszi Kanca DIJ was next, raced over 1960 meters and distance handicapped. The 1.19.3kr timed victory went to Urania RG (3f Racino-Sweet Pine-Pine Chip). The filly now has three wins in her last five starts for driver Mitja Slavic and trainer Balazs Juhasz. Unreal Boss (3f Maximus Lindy-Light Lady-Baltic Bet) was second for trainer/driver Velska Mazsity and Uzsorasno (3f Maximus Lindy-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) landed the third spot. Veteran fast class performers took part in the Samson DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart). Sanger MS (6g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) scored again (five wins in last six) timed in 1.16.3kr for driver Mitja Slavic and trainer Balazs Juhasz. Time To Say Goodbye (4m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) placed for driver Imre Fazekas and trainer Lajor Marton, ahead of Speedy Boy (5g Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands). The undercard this day produced some solid winners too. Trencsen (4m Aata Star L-Epenjes-Witsends Speedy) won the Omnia DIJ (purse 400,000HUf, 1800 meters distance handicap) with trainer Sandor Varga driving. Szilwas (5m Medic Hanover) was second and third went to Sllver Lady (5f Wall Street Banker). The 360,000Huf Cremonia DIJ, raced over 1900 meters autostart, went to the Sandor Varga trained and driven Astrix EVO (4m Broadway Hall-Rompaway Quincy-Tabor Lobell). This young mare is a perfect six wins in six starts in 2016, this victory clocked in 1.17.7kr. Euklid AT (3m Even Better Odds-Echalote-Credit Winner) was second for Tibor Hajnal, and third was Unique Boy ((3m Racino-Oracle Lindy Lane) with Laszo Orso at the lines. The Matroz Handicap (purse 360,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) early in the program went to Redwood Vita (m Ata Star L-Corsa de Gloria-Indro Park) for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. Timed in 1.19.3kr this winner bested Opal Lany (8f Happy Bluejay-Batolakodo-Yankee Yankee) with Arpad Lakatos up, and third was Bebops Cassandra (6f Bebop-Topaz Remington-Rosalinds Guy) teamed by Jozsek Karai for trainer Csaba Lakatos. Thomas H. Hicks    

October 15, 2016 - 2/1 Spartakus Ans (5g Cantab Hall-Volganna OK-Lemon Dra) took Saturday’s Kincsem Park featured Palmyra DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) clocked in 1.16.9kr for harness racing trainer/driver Sandor Varga. Antioch Arani SRO of Czech Republic owns the winner. 1/5 favorite Sanger MS (6g Victory Dream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) was second for trainer/driver Balazs Juhasz. 9/1 Rocket Boy (6g Wall Street Banker-Elegant Lady-Mill H) was home third for veteran trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. The undercard’s Festival DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) went to 9/2 Rafael Bit (6g Prime Prospect-Becky Ami-Keyser Lobell) clocked in 1.18.1kr for driver Zs. Vereb and trainer Sandor Varga. Antioch Arani SRO also owns this winner. The 4/5 favorite Passion Grif (7g Varenne-Sex Appeal OK-Lanson) landed second for trainer/driver Sandor Varga with third to 5.9/1 Szilvas (5m Medic Hanover-Dios-Yankee Yankee). The Idomero DIJ (purse 360,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 1.20.1kr timed and 9/2 odds Euklid AT (3m Even Better Odds-Echalote-Credit Winner) for trainer/driver Yibor Hajnal. Illetmeny Kft and Visnjic Tomislav share ownership of this emerging trotter. 6.3/1 Universal Boy (3m Maximus Lindy-Golden Lady-Endless Sands) was second with Balazs Juhasz at the lines. Third was 13.7/1 Tajfun (4f Vanito-Inzulin-Valley Guardian) for driver Jozsef Kolozsi and trainer Laszlo Kolozsi. Thomas H. Hicks  

Saturday’s Disco DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) went to 1.7/1 favorite Sammi Ms (5g Chirome Dei-Sparkle N Shine-SJ’s Photo) for harness racing owner/trainer/driver Mitja Slavic of Slovenia. The 20 meter handicapped Amazing Koko (9g Jailhouse Joey-Data Star Index-Ata Star L) for trainer/driver Lajos Marton in the 1.18.2kr timed contest. Third was another 20 meter handicapped Grumetti (8g Varenne-Tabura-Pine Chip) for trainer Aron Denes and reinsman Balazs Juhasz. The card also included the Nyeretlen Ketevesek Versenye (two year-olds, 1800 meters autostart, purse 500,000HUf) that went to 5.5/1 Valence R (2f Exploit Caf-Filigran-Witsends Speedy) for trainer/driver Balazs Juhasz for owners Jodlis Kft and Mihely Baesa. The 1.23.6kr timed winner was bred by Kabala Menes Kft. 4.4/1 Vesna (2f Maximus Lindy-Lornella-Valley Guardian) was second for Andrea Fazekas and trainer Imre Fazekas. The Bajok S DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) went to 1.4/1 favorite Uptown Boy M (3m Cigar Dan-Malhana Serey-Malhana Sascha) timed in 1.18.8kr for trainer/driver Sandor Varga and Czech Republic owner Antioch Aranio SRO. The colt recorded his six victory in 2016. Sire Cigar Dan is a 1999 foal by Pine Chip-Nan Hanover-Speedy Count, Nan Hanover being the dam of Nan’s Catch that produced Moni Maker. Cigar Dan was an $85,000 yearling at Tattersalls 2000 and earned $121,264. Ugeto Hungary conducted its 10th annual yearling sale on the weekend comprised of a fine collection of HU-bred trotters. The top four sellers were bred and consigned by Kabala Menes Kft, Hungary’s leading breeder. They were: Hip  Horse and Pedigree  Price 19, Zidane (colt, Frullino Jet-Dalietta di Riolo-Profumo OM), US$14,438 37, Zalai Srac (colt, SJ’s Photo-Elegant Lady-Mill H), US$9,385 18, Zippy Boy (colt, Frullino Jet-Light Lady-Baltic Bet), US$8,663 25, Zero di Jesolo (colt,Frullino Jet-Diva de Jesolo-Sugarcane Hanover), US$7,941 Thomas H. Hicks

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