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The interesting Kincsem Park Saturday program saw Zeal du Girifalco (4m Igor Font-Inviata d’Italia-Varenne) win the featured Uzer DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) clocked in 1.16.9kr. The winner extended his 2019 win streak to seven in as many starts and he is now 14 wins in 18 starts in Hungary. Veljko Mazsity teamed the winner that was off as the 1.2/1 favorite. The 19/1 Milady Amok (6f Scarlet Knight-Balett Amok-Defi d’Aunou) was second with Csaba Lakatos the pilot. 47/1 Unique Vil (6m Conway Hall-Deborah Bi-Park Avenue Joe) was third. Earlier on the card was the Luca DIJ (purse 400,000HUf, 2400 meters autostart) and 2/1 Iago d’Amore (5g Mago d’Amore-Indyran-Uronometro) scored for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas, his 1600th career driving victory. Fazekas has 14 wins in 66 starts in 2019. Race time was 1.17.3kr for this wire to wire performance. Iago was bred in Szerbia by Branislav Mukity who also drove second finishing 14/1 Zaneboro (4m Frullino Jet-Corolla Jet-Park Avenue Joe). Third was the 5/2 second choice Zolta (4m Naglo-Gazza Jet-Supergill) with Veljko Mazsity aboard. In early non-wagering action featuring two-year olds Imre Fazekas sent out two and was the driving/training winner with Blue Moon (2m Calypso Capar-Norah Jones-Zador) from post one timed in 1.26.3kr. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Top flight trotting action was the menu Saturday at Kincsem Park (Budapest) with four races having purses in excess of a million HU forints. The action began with the Hokas DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) and it showcased Longines (5f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor) as she scored for the 14th time in 15 career starts. Off at 1.1/1 odds she went right to the lead and was never headed. Gyorgy Horvath teamed Longines for trainer Imre Fazekas to the 1.15.5kr timed verdict from post two. The 9.8/1 Rocky HR (7m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) was next ahead of 2.2/1 Disney HR (6f Light Up de Vonnas-Times-SJs Photo) reined by Gyorgy Farkas for Balazs Juhasz that piloted the second place finisher. The Kanca DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) brought the four year olds together and the 1.15.9kr timed winner was 2.1/1 Zseneroz (4f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) handled by Mitja Slavic, her second victory in three 2019 outings. The 2.2/1 second choice Zseda (4f Frullino Jet-Filigran-Witsends Speedy) was second for trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos and 40/1 Zsofesz (4f Vioxx SR-Lencsi-Baltic Bet) was third piloted by her trainer Sandor Varga. The aged fast-class trotters contested the Kontya Dezso Memorial (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) with that event going to front-stepping 3/2 favorite Aileron (7g Scarlet Knight-Quacelle-Jackpot du Relais) reined to the 1.16.7kr timed score by Imre Fazekas. Jozsef Rutkai trains and owns the now four-time winner in six 2-019 starts, that was bred by Stefan Melander. The 17.2/1 outsider Time To Say Goodbye (7m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) rallied for second handled by trainer Lajhos Marton. Third was 56.7/1 Milliondollar Lux (13m Ganymede-Dadaumpa Jet-Supergill) for trainer/driver Emil Csordas. The day’s featured race was the Hatromevesek Nagydija (three-year olds, purse 5,000,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and quite a finish it was. The 3/1 Aurum Ville (3f Calypso Capar-Ivaville-Endless Sands) got up in the final strides for victory handled by Gyorgy Horvath for trainer Imre Fazekas and Silver & Black Racing. This one rallied from fourth to wear down leading 4.9/1 Aronville (3g Calypso Capar-Saraville-What A Man) with trainer Imre Fazekas the pilot. Third was 6/1 Adriana Asti (3f Frullino Jet-Cameron Diaz-Baltic Speed) with Veljko Mazsity aboard. The Otevesek Nagydija (five year olds, purse 3,000,000HUf, 3000 meters autostart) saw Imre Fazekas back in the winner’s circle after driving the Laszlo Berenji owned and trained White Lady (5f Toss Out-Elegant Lady-Mill H) to a 1.20kr timed victory. She raced on the front and gamely held off second finishing Villam Ville (5g Beissinger Hanover-Izaville-Endless Sands) and reinsman Goran Zolnaji. Third was Victoria Tim (5g Incredible Cole-Pamira-Napoletano). by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

The Saturday feature race at Kincsem Park was the Komornyik DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) with victory to 3.7/1 Zseda (4f Frullino Jet-Filigran-Witsend’s Speedy) handled by Imre Fazekas for trainer Csaba Lakatos.   It was the fourth win in a row for Zseda that raced second over before a three wide move late in the final bend. 5.3/1 Zapato (4m Frullino Jet) was second for Csaba Lakatos and 5.3/1 Vakarcs RG (5m Racino) took third for Andrea Fazekas. Race time was 1.16.8kr. Earlier in the program the Tatai DIJ (400,000Huf purse, 1900 meters autostart, three year olds) saw 3/2 favorite Aronville (3g Calypso Capar-Saraville-Tony Oaks) prevail timed in 1.20.4kr and reined by Gyorgy Horvath. Imre Fazekas trains this first-time winner that rallied from second over to defeat 19/1 Angello (3g Dundee) teamed with Emese Vezer and Adrenalin Rush (3m Miguel Dehamel). Aronville                       --Kincsem Park photo Before the regular card there was a two year old qualifier that Berill Lady (2f Maximus Lindy-Nikkel Lady-Tony Oaks) won for Bernadette Balogh and owner Prolongo. She was timed in 1.26.1kr.   Thomas H. Hicks

Aileron (7g Scarlet Knight-Quacelle-Jackpot de Relais) took today’s featured Janos Brody Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap, 12 entrants with one scratch) timed in 1.16.1kr.   The recent harness racing import from France (last start at Vincennes February 21) was reined by Imre Fazekas for trainer Jozsef Rutkai for owner Prolongo. Aileron, off at 2.2/1 odds, overcame a 20 meter penalty, quickly caught his rivals and raced in the death seat before moving to the front entering the final turn from which he moved to an eventual three length score.   The 20 meter handicapped and 11.4/1 Victory Knick (7g Cantab Hall-Lapponia Knick-Lindy’s Crown) rallied late for second with Joze Sagaj aboard for trainer Emil Csordas.   Third was 2/1 Timoteo (7m Abano As-Ghirlanda As-Diamond Way) reined by Veljko Mazsity up. Milliondollar Lux and game pacesetter Sanger Ms took the fourth and fifth purse checks.   Unfortunately this classic race resulted in fines and suspensions for irregular whipping and failure to comply with post parade instructions.   The winner was ordered to inspection for doping.   There were two interesting races on the undercard. The Koppany DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) went to 1.6/1 favorite Urzulina (6f Maximus Lindy-Cicciolina Fling-Supergill) from post one timed in 1.20.6kr with Csaba Lakatos up. Kabala Menes Kft bred this winner.   Urzulina         -Kincsem Park photo   On a sad note, the exceptional Supergill (1985 by Super Bowl-Winky’s Gill-Bonefish) died this week in Italy at age 34. He was a US$500,000 yearling in 1986 and stood at stud for six years at Castleton Farm before export to Italy. Supergill (3, 1:53.3; US$664,194), an eight time winner in 22 starts at age two and three (at two, winner of Peter Haughton Memorial, second in E H Harriman Challenge Cup; at three, second in Breeders' Crown, Stanley Dancer Trot, third in World Trotting Derby), was a sire titan.   He sired sons who also were successful in the breeding barn, like Malabar Man, Toss Out, the sire of Robert Bi, and Current Cast, but also the world record filly Giant Diablo, dam of D’One.   Supergill is probably one of the best broodmare sires in recent years, with horses like Mosaique Face, Blur, Civil Action, Corleone Kosmos, More Chips, Look MP, Jalopy (dam of Panne de Moteur), Egon Lavec, Tycoon Conway Hall, Ravenna, Occhione Jet, First Lavec, and Couch Doctor.   Supergill at his Italian Home Stud Allevamenti Toniatti   Earlier in the Ali DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 2400 meters autostart) saw 4.9/1 Iago d’Amore (3m Mago d’Amore-Indyran-Uronometro) score an impressive 1.16.5kr victory in his first 2019 appearance. Mitja Slavic teamed the Zoltan Ozvar trainee that Branislav Mukity bred in Szerbia. He was away second behind the previously unbeaten Longines (5f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor) that Andrea Fazekas drove for trainer Imre Fazekas, also making her first 2019 start, after recording ten straight wins in 2017-2018. Longines led until mid-stretch when Iago d’Amore powered past for a four length score.   Thomas H. Hicks

The season’s first major harness racing trotting event at Kincsem Park was Saturday’s Geza Sennyey Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart, 11 starters) that saw 8.5/1 Pierra del Bar (10f Abano As-Exile Bar-Muscles Yankee) make a three wide move in the final bend and draw off for a 1.15.7kr timed victory with Imre Fazekas aboard. Zoltan Ozvar trains and owns the classy mare that defeated Part Two (10f Offshore Dream-Bel Ditto-Wired Pine) with Attila Budai the reinsman. Rocky HR (7m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) was third for pilot Balazs Juhasz. Milady Amok and Tennessee Effe completed the top five. Race time was just shy of the 1.15.6kr record of 2011 set by Imike.Pierra del Bar The prior winners of this race since 2009 are shown below along with the program page. The undercard featured the Globus DIJ (purse 600,000, 1800 meters autostart), named for the 2009 winner of the Geza Sennyey Memorial, with 9.7/1 Salihamidzic (8m Wall Street Banker-Heliken-Awesome Goal) the winner timed in 1.17kr for trainer/driver Lajos Marton. The 4.5/1 Under World (6g Racino-Aba-Yankee Class) was second for Joze Sagaj, the pilot for trainer Emil Csordas, and third was 18.9/1 Ugyeska (6f Ata Star L) with Sandor Varga aboard. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Saturday’s trotting action at Kincsem Park in Budapest, Hungary, featured the classic Oszi Kiserleti Verseny (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap). The 9.9/1 odds and 20 meter handicapped Villam Ville (4g Beissinger Hanover-Izaville) scored in 1.17.4kr for Andrea Nagyvary, driving for trainer Imre Fazekas. The 13/1 Time To Say Goodbye, a son of Maximus Lindy, rallied for second, starting from a 40 meter handicap with Lajos Marton up. 2.3/1 Zseneroz was third for Mitja Slavic. The co-feature was the Illetmeny DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart), named after the legendary son of Valley Guardian. The 1.1/1 favorite Zeal Di Girifalco (3m Igor Font-Invicta d’italia) timed in 1.19.5kr and reined by Veljko Mazsity. The 15.6/1 Timoko RL and 23.4/1 Szilvas trained the impressive winner. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Trainer Imre Fazekas teamed 1.4/1 Aurom Ville (2m Calypso Capar-Izaville-Endless Sands) to victory in the 2,000,000Huf purse Ketevesek Nagydija at Kincsem Park (Budapest) contested over 1800 meters autostart. Race time was 1.20.7kr as the Silver & Black Racing owned colt recorded his second win in three starts. 1.9/1 Ann Bella M (2f Cigar Dan-Malhanna Serey-Malhanna Sascha) was a good second for SRB based trainer/driver Branislav Mukity. 8.8/1 odds Sabath Black AT (2m Amiral Sund-Simb Lorikeet-Pearsall Hanover) took third for Csaba Lakatos, driving for trainer Tibor Hajnal Aurom Ville and trainer-driver Imre Fazekas Also on the program was the Oszi Kanca DIJ (1,500,000Huf purse, 1960 meters distance handicap) and the 1.18.8kr timed victory went to 4.8/1 Zseneroz (3f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) with driver Mitja Slavic at the lines. Goran Zolnaji trains the winner that bested Zseda (3f Frullino Jet-Filignan-Witsends Speedy) and her driver Csaba Lakatos. 1.4/1 favorite and 40 meter handicapped Veronika Fling (4f Racino-Cicciolina Fling-Supergill) was third for Veljko Mazsity. Aged performers contested the Koztaesasagi DIJ (2,000,000Huf purse, 2400 meters autostart) with the 1.20kr timed victory earned by 5/2 odds Timoteo (6m Abano As-Ghirlanda Aas-Diamond Way) with Veljko Mazsity up. The 5/1 Underpaid Hanover (9m Revenue-Up Front Lisa-Lindy Lane) was second handled by Csaba Lakatos and third was 7/1 Rozle (6g Mystical Crown-Rosa-Cowardly Lion) handled by Branko Sersen. Earlier in the card was the Omnia DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and 1.7/1 favorite Iago d’Amore (4m Mago d’Amore-Indyran-Uronometro) scored timed in 1.15.8kr. Branislav Mukity teamed and trains the winner. Violetta (4f Racino) and Disney HR (5f Light Up de Vonnas) took the next two checks. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Trainer Imre Fazekas won both Saturday classics at Kincsem Park. He directed Zenit Charme (3m Offenbach Bigi-Jolly Beauty-Valley Guardian) to a straight heat victory in the Istvan Szent DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap in both heats). The even-money favorite took the first heat timed in 1.19.3kr for owner Pimri and the winning team bested Zapato (3m Frullino Jet-Datomea PL-Friendly Face) with Tibor Hajnal up with third to Zseneroz (3f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) driven by Sandor Varga for trainer Balazs Juhasz. This trio traveled that stated distance. The 60 meter handicapped Time To Say Goodbye (6m Maximus Lindy) was a game fourth. The second heat produced a repeat finish with winning Zenit Charme timed in 1.19.7kr as the Fazekas trainee defeated Zapato and Zseneroz with this three earning the top three placings that determined purse distribution. Pimri owns the winner. The co-feature was the Janos Szalay Memorial (purse 1,100,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart, two year olds). Aurum Ville (2m Calypso Capar-Izaville-Endless Sands) scored for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas and owner Silver and Black Racing (Gyorgy Horvath and two US partners associated with the Oakland Raiders, Jeffrey Leonardo and Paul Guenther ), timed in 1.20.9kr and off at 9/2 odds. Apollo Creed (2m Vioxx SR-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) was second for trainer/driver Lajos Marton and Adolfina B (2f Vioxx SR-Mis Tova-Chip Chip Hooray) was third for trainer Marton and driver Emil Csordas. Earlier in the program was the Laszlo Koszegi-Kovacs Memorial (purse 600,000Huf) with victory going to Urzulina (5f Maximus Lindy-Cicciolina Fling-Supergill) with Tibor Hajnal up and timed in 1.17.5kr over 1900 meters autostart. Trencsen (6m Ata Star L) and Rafael Bit (8g Prime Prospect) completed the top three. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

April 21, 2018 - 5.2/1 Villam Ville (4g Beissinger Hanover-Izaville-Endless Sands) rallied to score an easy 1.17.5kr timed harness racing victory in Saturday’s 600,000Huf Soldo DIJ, raced over 1900 meters autostart. Imre Fazekas trains and drive the winner that Pimri owns. Uzsorasno (5f Maximus Lindy) got up for second driven by Balazs Juhasz and third was Vital RG (4m SJs Photo) with Tibor Hajnal aboard. Trencsen (6m Ata Star L) took the fourth check for Laszlo Kolozsi. The undercard included several interesting victories, first in the Evi Amator Kupa Handicap (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) where Beatrix Galindo AT (5f Tony Oaks-Boa Vista Vita-Just Had A Vision) scored for Zoltan Gyolai and trainer Istvan Papp. Animal Trade Racing of Szerbia owns this 1.18.5kr timed winner. Earlier the Cicero DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to Urzulina (5f Maximus Lindy-Ciccolina Fling-Supergill) clocked in 1.18.2kr for driver/trainer Tibor Hajnal. Napsugar owns this one that Kabala Menes Kft bred. Another Kabala Menes Kft product won the Dalias DIV (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) as White Lady (4f Toss Out-Elegant Lady-Mill H) scored in 1.17.5kr with Dejan Katanic driving for SRB trainer Mihajlo Kuzmanov. White Lady has three wins and a placing in only four HU career starts. Thomas H. Hicks

November 18, 2017 - Saturday’s Kincsem Park harness racing featured Menesek DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 3160 meters distance handicap) went to 10.3/1 Villam Ville (3g Beissinger Hanover-Izaville-Endless Sands) for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. Zsalek  Zsolt owns the winner. Vital RG (3m SJs Photo-Vitesse OR-Indro Park) was second for Tibor Hajnal, ahead of 40 meter handicapped Urilany R (4f Maximus Lindy-Elegant Lady-Mill H) with Veljko Mazsity driving. Race time over the extended distance was 4:32.7, or 1.26.3kr. The solid card also included the Laszlo Torok Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) with victory to the 1.3/1 favorite Victory Knick (5g Cantab Hall-Lapponia Knick-Lindy’s Crown. The recent import from Sweden is now trained and was reined by Emil Csordas. Race time was 1.20.1kr. Sultana Jet (6f Igor Font-Art Deco-Diamond Way) was second for Gyorgy Horvath and trainer Imre Fazekas. Oldtimer Diamant (7g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) was third for Emese Vezer. Other winners were 4.3/1 Unika Vik (4f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) in the Jozsef Radoki Memorial (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart). Andras Gasper teamed the Balasz Juhasz trainee to a 1.19.7kr timed score over Unreal Boss (4f Maximus Lindy) and Livi Kickoff (5f Sand Vic). T wo year olds contested the Ketevesek Versenye (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) and 3.4/1 Zseneroz (2f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) scored for Gyorgy Horvath, driving for trainer Balazs Juhasz, timed in 1.26.1kr. This Kabala Menes Kft. bred filly bested Veritable Yankee (2m Yankee Mustang) and Zeffiri (2f Naglo). Plans continue for the exceptional annual Kincsem Park December 31 affair that featured a great racing, music, food and entertainment, before a gathering that usually numbers 10,000 irrespective of the winter weather. Thomas H. Hicks  

August 26, 2017 - Sultana Jet (6f Igor Font-Art Deco-Diamond Way) took today’s 600,000Huf purse Diamond River DIJ at Kincsem Park, raced over 1900 meters autostart, by the weekly open class trotters. Co-owner Gyorgy Horvath teamed the winner for co-owner Pimri and trainer Imre Fazekas. She returned after a two month layoff to record her sixth 2017 victory in nine starts, plus twice second. Race time was 1.17.8kr for the comfortable winning Sultana Jet. Samuel Becket AT (6m Diablo Va Bene-Simb Lorrikeet-Pearsall Hanover) was second for Andor Angyal. Next weekend is the Food Truck Show Festival (September 1-3) and the USA-HU Amateur Drivers Challenge with raced Friday evening and Saturday. Earlier this week the Kincsem+ big ticket wagering superbet, available at 4500 locations, was won for a record 25.7Huf million. Thomas H. Hicks

July 22, 2017 - Saturday’s Kincsem Park co-featured Gral-Lovag DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart, 13 starters) went to Insa (5f Alesi OM-Ines-Scurry Lobell) for harness racing trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. This one recorded her second victory in 17 starts. Saron (6g Huxtable Hornline-Malesana Jet-Bourbon) driven by Andr Angual for trainer Tibor Hajnal. Third was Henrik Ibsen AT (5m Worship-Her Own Child-Imposant Sund) reined by trainer Hajnal. Race time was 1.20.1kr.  The Nemecsek DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) was the co-headliner and Unreal Boss (4f Maximus Lindy-Light Lady-Baltic Bet) took the headlined timed in 1.17.2kr for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity. Urania RG (4f Racino-Sweet Pine-Pine Chip) was home second for Balazs Juhasz. Third was Une Dame (4f Vioxx SR-Ilonyos-Supergill). On the undercard were two 400,000Huf purse events, each raced over 1800 meters autostart. Uzsok (4f Maximus Lindy-Eperjes-Witsends Speedy) won the first timed in 1.18.6kr for trainer/driver Balazs Juhasz. The other race went to 1.19.5kr timed Unique (4f Ata Star L-Bessie-Timberland) for trainer/driver Branislav Mukity. The dam Bessie was a top open class performer in her racing career. Thomas H. Hicks

July 15, 2017 - Today’s trotting action resumed after a brief post-Derby break and the featured Andaj DIJ (600,000Huf purse, 1900 meters autostart) went to 1.17.7kr timed Rocket Boy (7g Wall Street Banker-Elegant Lady-Mill H) for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. This one scored for the first time in 2017 and now has 20 career wins in 74 outings. Trencsen (5m Ata Star L-Eperjes-Witsends Speedy) finished second for Vereb Zsolt, ahead of Orinoco (9f PS Dimo-Uxor-Witsends Speedy) reinmed by Arpad Lakatos. On the undercard was the Bizalmas DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart), with the 1.17.6kr score going to Traffic Lux (5g Self Possessed-Buena di Jesolo-Supergill) driven by Milan Kovacevic for trainer Goran Zolnaji. This winner recorded his fourth 2017 victory in only five starts. Unika Vik (4f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) was second driven by Balazs Juhasz, and third went to Timoko RL (4m Doctor Sugar RL-Triestina-Golden Goal) and trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. Thomas H. Hicks  

June 10, 2017 - Saturday was a special trotting raceday at Kincsem Park with two classic events. The Nemzeti DIJ (purse 2Huf million, 1960 meters distance handicapped) went to 1.18.8kr timed Villam Ville (3g Beissinger Hanover-Izaville-Endless Sands) driven by trainer Imre Fazekas for owner Pimri i. Walking John M (3m Cigar Dan-Dream Broline-Ald Palema) was second for Istvan Papp, also trainer, and third was the 40 meter age penalized Urilany R (4f Maximus Lindy-Elegant Lady-Mill H) piloted by trainer Veljko Maszity. The co-feature was the Dr. Jozsef Versekloy Memorial (purse 2Huf million, 1800 meters autostart, seven starters, two heats and raceoff). The opening heat went to 1.16.9kr timed Time To Say Goodbye (5m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) driven by Lajos Marton. Speedy Boy (6g Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) was second for trainer/driver Veljko Masity. Third was Rocket Boy (7g Wall Street Banker-Ekegany Lady-Mill H) reined by trainer Imre Fazekas. The top two were reversed in the second heat as Speedy Boy scored in 1.17.8kr ahead of Time To Say Goodbye and Rocket Boy. In the raceoff it was a tactical affair as Time To Say Goodbye jogged on the lead for the first 1200 meters until Speedy Boy made a bold backstetch bid, a bit early perhaps. After a head-to-head battle around the final bend Time To Say Goodbye pulled away for a two length win and the trophy, pictured below. The undercard saw some good action too. The Kekszakall DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 1.18.7kr timed Euklid AT (4m Even Better Odds-Echalote-Credit Winner) for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. Rafael Bit and Urban Legend were the next two home. The Butterfly DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) resulted in victory for 1.17.8kr timed Spartakus Ans (6g Cantab Hall-Valganna OK-Lemon Dra) teamed by Csaba Lakatos for trainer Laszlo Toth. It was the winners’ fourth straight success. Timoteo and Donato Luis finished second and third. Driver Gyorgy Horvath scored another win, this time with the Imre Fazekas trained Sunny (6g Oncoming Hush-Vivian King-Crowning Point) in the Tokay Handicap over 2400 meters autostart. The sire Oncoming Hush, a winner of US$101,000, is a Sierra Kosmos half-brother to Hellava Hush, a former Nat Ray winner of over US$1.1 million. They are out of the mare Kindava Hush (Arndon-Quiet Elegance-Speedy Crown-Namarra), she a producer of 15 foals and winner of US$224,000 including the Lexington Filly and Johnston Memorial. One could say it’s a “Hellava” family. Thomas H. Hicks

June 4, 2017 - Gyorgy Horvath piloted his co-owned, with Pimri Bt., Sultana Jet (6f Igor Font-Art Deco-Diamond Way) to a 1.17.6kr victory in Sunday’s featured Ivisa Sun DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park. Imre Fazekas trains the winner. Using stalking tactics with the usual front-ending mare (shown below), driver Horvath made a powerful move with 500 meters remaining,  surged to the front off the final bend, and then pulled away to a two length victory over  the fast closing Henrik Ibsen AT (5m Worship-Her Own Child-Imposant Sund) in rein to trainer Tibor Hajnal. Szacharin (6f Vanito-Inzulin-Valley Guardian) was third for trainer/driver Istvan Papp. Horvath produced a co-owner, with Pimri Bt, double as 16/1 Vilagszere (3f Beissinger Hanover-Lovely Beauty-Valley Guardian) scored in the Nyeretlenek II (purse 360,000Huf,1900 meters autostart) for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas, timed in 1.23.1kr. Also on the undercard was the Utas DIJ (purse 360,000Huf, 1800 meters) and victory was earned in that event by Ivan Pavlov AT (4m Tony Oaks-Impromtu Hall) timed in 1.18.2kr and driven by trainer Tibor Hajnal. Thomas H. Hicks

March 11, 2017 - Sultana Jet (6f Igor Font-Art Deco-Diamond Way) pictured, won again Saturday at Kincsem Park as the 1.3/1 odds favorite. Harness racing co-owner Gyorgy Horvath teamed the 1.18.5kr timed mare that overcame a 20 meter handicap in the Henriett Varga Memorial Handicap (purse 600,000Huf, distance 1960 meters handicap). Pimri Bt. Is the co-owner and Imre Fazekas trains the four time winner in five starts since import, the other time second. 15.8/1 Insa (5f Alesi OM-Iess-Scurry Lobell) was second for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas and 7.9/1 Samuel Becket AT (5m Diablo Va Bene-Simb Lorrikeep-Pearsall Hanover) was home third for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. Race time was 1.18.5kr. The 400,000Huf purse Just A Star DIJ (1900 meters autostart) went to 2.4/1 Tucsok (5f Maximus Lindy-Astalavista-Gus Lobell) for trainer/driver Lajos Marton and owner AMMA Loverseny Kft. 4.4/1 Trendy Girl (5f What A Man-Nacre du Vigneau-Dorien)  was second for trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos and Swarovski  (6g Simb Illusion-Igazgyongy-Valley Guardian) was third for Bernadett Balogh and trainer Jozsef Rutkai. Race time was 1.19.8kr. The Evi Amator Kupa Handicap (purse 360,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 1.22kr clocked, 1.7/1 odds Tunder Szape (5f Noir Desir-Jolly Beauty-Valley Guardian) for Andrea Nagyvary and owner Pimri Bt. Imre Fazekas trains the winner that defeated 8.1/1 Jackson Junior (14g Valley Guardian-Astalavista-Gus Lobell) with Andrea Fazekas aboard (Imre Fazekas, trainer) and 8.1/1 Norman (11g PS Dimo-Varese-Endless Sands) for Gyorgy Pekker and trainer Emil Csordas. Thomas H. Hicks

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