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Bavarois du Varlet (8g Laetenter Diem-Hera du Varlet) recorded a start to finish victory in the Grand Prix de la Martinique Finale at Madinia Martinique. The race was contested over 2600 meters for a 7,000€ purse with the race time of 1.22.8kr over a deep turf course. J.L. Langeron teamed the winner for owner/trainer Corinne Gleize as he won for the 11th time in his career now for 51,949€ earned. Boycott (8g Goetmals Wood-Mine d’Or) was second for owner/trainer/driver Christine Lebreton. Third went to Al Zamil (9g Goetmals Wood-Ivory Pearl) handled by Raymond Saint-Rose. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Bavarois du Varlet f7g Laetenter Diem-Hera du Varlet) went from seventh to first, all along the pegs, to capture Saturday’s Grand Prix de la Martinique (purse 9,000€, 2600 meters, turf course, eight starters). The veteran winner was teamed with Manuel Dupelin, driving for owner/trainer Corinne Gleize. Race time over the heavy turfground was 1.23.2kr. Vlatou des Salines (9g Magnificent Rodney-Griffe des Salines) was a game second for Christophe Moise, driving for owner/trainer J.L. Langeron. Langeron piloted stablemate Usly de Visais (10g Defi d’Aunou-Pristina Jet) home third after this trio raced three across throughout the final bend, before Bavarois pulled clear. Replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=LzhctdOyOK0 by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

June 22, 2017 - The 7/10 favorite Apple Road (7f Laetenter Diem-Nikita) overcame a 25 meter handicap to win the Prix PMU le Central A Nogent-Le-Roi (purse €28,000, 2800 meters distance handicap, 16 starters) at Chartres on Thursday. Cyril Raimbaud, the owner/trainer, was the pilot in this 1.16.2kr victory. The 25 penalized and 3.4/1 second choice Lets Dance DE (7m Oscar Schindler SL-Sirmone) was a fast finishing second for trainer/driver Bjorn Goop. 15/1 Aston du Pommereux (7g Nuage de Lait-Kubrune) landed third for driver Sylvain Dieudonne, trainer Sylvain Roger and breeder/owner Noel Lolic. At Caen was the Prix d’Houlgate (purse €26,000, 2450 meters, 18 starters, a Pick5 event) and the 3.3/1 Coalinga City (5f Coktail Jet-Mauraora) scored, timed in 1.14.4kr. Franck Nivard was the winning driver. Frederic Senet was the winning trainer for the winning breeder/owner Michelle Stihl. 4.1/1 Celeste Dry (5f Goetmals Wood-l’Etoile Dry) was second for trainer Tony Le Beller and reinsman Yoann Lebourgeois. The 25 meter handicapped and 2.7/1 favorite Baila Sport (6f Jag de Bellouet-Koea Josselyn) was third for David Thomain. Thomas H. Hicks

Alexandre Abrivard teamed Prix de Cornulier winner Scarlet Turgot (10f Dahir de Prelong-Noella de Massy) to victory in today’s Gr. I International €200,000 purse Prix d’Ile-de-France (2175 meters, monte, 13 starters) at Paris-Vincennes. The 2.4/1 harness racing favorite trailed for much of the 2175 meter test, long behind open lengths leader Vaillant Cash, before making a three-wide move to get into contention around the final bend. Once in range she darted to the pegs and got past Vaillant Cash (7m Offshore Dream-Kara du Rebon) on the line. Vaillant Cash was off at 9.6/1 odds and was reined by Clement Frecelle. Scarlet Turgot is trained by Yannick-Alain Briand for owner Mme. Th. Hoste. 29.7/1 Tornade du Digeon (9f Jag de Bellouet-Harlane du Terme) was third for Eric Raffin and trainer J-M Bazire. 49/1 Udayama (8f Echo-Lancia du Pont) was fourth (she the race winner last year) and 44/1 Nonant Le Pin (9f Goetmals Wood-Blazing Janice) ended fifth for Yoann Lebourgeois. The winner was clocked in 1.10.6kr off fast fractions (1.06.8kr at 1500 to go; 1.07.5kr at 1000; 1.098kr at 500). With the victory Scarlet Turgot became a legend of sort by recording the Cornulier/Ile-de-France double and lowering the mounted trotting time record at Paris-Vincennes with the 1.10.6kr score. Malakite held the old record at 1.108kr set in May, 2008. Scarlet also lowered the Prix d’Ille-de-France record set by Picsou de Villabon (1.10.9kr in 2011). The Vaillant Cash led fractions today set up the new time standard (1.06.8kr at 1500 meters to go; 1.07.5kr at 1000; 1.09.8kr at the 500) and the top finishers, each clocked in 1.11.3kr or better, compared to the aforementioned Picsoo Villabon and the 1.11.3kr winners Nouba Turgot in 2009 and Hot Tub in 2008. The opening monte contest this day was the €95,000 purse Gr. III Prix Indienne over 2175 meters. The nose winner timed in 1.11.5kr was 4/5 odds Boss du Meleuc (5g Lucky Blue-Rafale du Meleuc). Eric Raffin teamed the winner for trainer/owner Yannick Alain Briand. 2.6/1 Aventurier Cehere (6g Niky-Iloa de l’Orne) at 2.6/1 was second for Antoine Wiels with a distant third to 79/1 Aurea Vikland (6f Prince de Montforf-Kettina de Monti) and joc key P-Y Verva. The Quinte+ today had a €3.85 million jackpot and the race was the €60,000 purse Grand Prix d’Afrique over 2850 meters with 18 contestants. Also named the Prix de la Gironde, the race winner was 3.2/1 Ange de Lune (6g Laetenter Diem-Kera Elle) for owner/trainer/driver Mathieu Abrivard clocked in 1.14kr. 19/1 Vivaldo Bello (7m Love You-Enfilade) was second for Franck Nivard teaming for trainer Thierry Duvaldestin.  16/1 Aupiquaria (6f Goetmals Wood-Illys Way) held third for trainer/driver J-M Bazire. The Gr. III International Prix de la Marne (purse €110,000, 2700 meters, 10 starters) went to the rallying wide Ustinof du Vivier (8g Look de Star-Melba du Vivier) at 3.1.1 odds for Alexandre Abrivard for trainer Sebastien Guarato. Bred by Jean-Yves Lecuyer,the winner scored in 1.12.5kr off fast even fractions (1.11.8kr at 1500 meters to go; 1.10.9kr at 1000; 1.12.1kr at 500 to go) and prevailed to victory when leading 0.5/1 odds favorite Viking Blue went off-stride and took dq. 62/1 Sierra Leone (10f John Arifant-Une d’Havetot) reached second for J.Cl. Hallais and Ave Avis (6m Kesaco Phedo-Magna Avis) took third for trainer/driver J-M Bazire. 25/1 Luckycharm Hanover (8m Andover Hall-Lady Luck Hanover) hugged the pegs to be fourth  for Bjorn Goop and trainer Daniel Reden with fifth to 25/1 Beckman (9g Turbo Sund-Nins Palema) that Orjan Kihlstrom reined for trainer Fabrice Souloy.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upqe1rWk7Go The Gr. III Prix de Royen (purse €100,000, 2700 meters, 12 European starters) went to 2.7/1 Briac Dark (5m Prince Gede-Queen des Charmes) for trainer/driver Franck Anne and owner Guy Barou. This one scored timed in 1.13.4kr after quick early fractions (1.11.7kr at 1500 meters to go; 1.11kr at 1000; 1.13.9kr at 500). Briac Dark surged to a nice lead after Arlington Dream and Red Rose America made the pace, with Arlington Dream off-stride off the final bend., and then held gamely as 6.5/1 Vikind Va Bene (6m Rite On Line-Iriana du Mont) closed in for Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Fabrice Souloy. 5/2 odds Akido (6g Love You-Isba) rallied for third for trainer/driver Franck Nivard and Wcurie Comte P de Montesson with 23.2/1 A Nous Trois (6m Orlando Vici-Quallas) getting fourth for Pierre Vercruysse and trainer  Sebastien Guarato. The wrap-up today was the Prix Toque Blanches (purse €80,000, 2850 meters, 13 starters, monte for apprentice jockeys) and Ugo On Wood (8g Nuage Noir-Madone On Wood) took victory at 9/10 odds with Leo Abrivard up. 3.2/1 Unsert Dairpet was second for Julien Balu and 24.8/1 Uppercut Orange held for third for Alexis Collette.The winner was timed in a sharp 1.13kr. Thomas H. Hicks

January 9, 2016 - Today’s sunny skies and mild temperatures produced great harness racing at Paris-Vincennes. The featured Gr. II Prix Leon Tacquet (monte, purse €120,000, 2175 meters, seven starters) went to sharp 1.12kr winner (by ten lengths) Bilibili (5m Niky-Quetty du Donjon) with Alexandre Abrivard up. The 3.5/1 odds pacesetter is trained by L.Cl. Abrivard for owner Jean-Pierre Barjon. 20.9/1 Biscuit Delavera (5m Ludu de Castelle-Neva du Rosier) was second for Clement Frecelle with 9/1 Bocage d’Ortige (5m Mirage du Goutier-Providence d’Ortige) home third for Mathieu Abrivard and trainer Sebastien Guarato. The  Prix de Sully (purse €70,000, monte over 2175 meters, 12 starters) went to the 1.12.9kr (quick fractions 1.09.2kr at 1500 to go; 1.10.1kr at 1000; 1.12.6kr at 500) timed Ultra OR (8g Orlando Vici-Petra du Chene) at 2.8/1 odds for Anthony Barrier, trainer Fabrice Souloy and Ecurie AB Trot. 25.2/1 Ugo des Jacquots (8g Mood West-Elisa des Jacquots) landed second for P-Y Verva ahead of 10.5/1 Vermeer Janzeen (7g Oh James-Perle Jarzeenne) and Eric Raffin. The gate to wire winner in today’s Quinte+ Prix de Breteuil (purse €55,000, 2100 meters autostart, 18 starters) was 2.3/1 Unbridled Charm (8m Password-Intense Action) reined by Jean-Philippe Dubois for Ecurie Victoria Dreams and trainer Philippe Moulin. This 1.12.8kr victorious effort bested 7.3/1 Ulula Bella (8f Jam Pridem-Nathalia Bella) with Anthony Barrier up for J-P Marmion. Third was 33.3/1 Twist des Pleignes (9g Gazouillis-Ibiza des Pleignes) for trainer/driver Denis Brossard ahead of 123.7/1 Tesaco du Pont and 40.2/1 Up Nanie. Wagering was brisk on this Q+ event with the combined win/place pool being €1.2 million plus. The €48,000 purse Prix d’Epinal (2700 meters, 18 starters) was quite a battle from the start and 6.2/1 Ange de Lune (6g Laetenter Diem-Kera Elle) prevailed for trainer/driver/owner Mathieu Abrivard clocked in 1.13.9kr off even fractions (1.13.3kr at 1500 to go; 1.13.2kr at 1000, 1.14kr at 500). Angel Dark (6g Look de Star-Quadrata des Jipes) was first away for Franck Nivard, trainer Anders Lindqvist also owner with Peter Gerry and then took a seat behind the leaders before rallying to be placed third in a photo (actually second placed third for interference) with placed second finishing 21.4/1 Athos des Volos (6m Lynx de Bellouet-Penelope des Volos) handled by J-M Bazire for trainer/owner F-Ph Soulat. Dark Angel (1) pushed out in the late going, upsetting Athos of Volos (6) in its progression. The Commissioners perceived discomfort to demote Angel Dark behind his rival.Note that Angel Dark now has six wins and ten placings in 26 starts for €74,830 earned as he has made a fine recovery from injury over a year ago. The Prix Maisons-Alfort (purse €66,000, 2700 meters, 17 European starters), pick-5 wagering contest, went to the rallying 1.8/1 favorite Action Partage (6f Opium-Loumana Flor) clocked in 1.14.8kr for Pierre Levesque, trainer Thomas Levesque and owner Mme. Daniele Gozlan. Two lengths back was 3.6/1 Ninepoints Lucy (6f Spotlite Lobell-Lucky Kelly) for driver Gabriel Gelormini, trainer Jorgen Westholm and Swedish owner Bengt Johansson. Third was 15.4/1 Stoneisle Lilian (6f SJ’s Caviar-Ginger Tree Megan) for Franck Nivard, Fabrice Souloy trainer and Finland owner Yorgen Fenech. 4.3/1 Rosemary Gar (6f Donato Hanover-Allstar FC) ended fourth for Mario Minopoli Jr, trainer Salvatore Minopoli and Allevemento Team Minopli from Italy. 23.7/1 Roxanne Bar (6f Explot Caf-Guendaline Bar) ended fifth for Roberto Andreghetti, trainer Catello Savarese and Scuderia Stecca SRL also of Italy. Diva des Marceaux (3f Ready Cash-Oriane Jolie) took the nitecap Prix d’Acigne (purse €33,000, 2200 meters, 14 starters) timed in 1.18.3kr at 6.4/1 odds for driver Pierre Vercruysse, trainer Gregory Laurent and owner Jean Brun. 9/2 Double Crown (3f Prodigious-Shadee) was a fast-closing second for Jean-Philippe Dubois, Ecurie Victoria Dreams and trainer Philippe Moulin. Third was 43/1 Dyna d’Erpion (3f Gobernador-Naia de la Merite) with Christophe Martens up. Kevin Vandemoortele trains this one for Ecurie la Girardiere. At Aby (SWE) this day the Klass II (100,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters voltstart, 12 starters) went to 4.2/1 Master Crowe (6m Conway Hall-Somack-Mack Lobell) driven by Peter Ingves for owner/trainer/breeder Petri Puro. This lightly raced (10 career starts with eight wins and a third) half-brother to legendary Commander Crowe won his sixth in the last seven starts since December 17, 2014 albeit he has been scratched three times in that period. His career earnings increased to 269,100SEK with today’s victory. Wham Bam Boo (5m Racer Bourbon-I’m The One-Mack Lobell) landed second for trainer/driver Flemming Jensen. The V75 Gold (purse to winner 150,000SEK, 2640 meters autostart, 12 starters) went to 4.8/1 Candor Hall (8g Adams Hall-Ava Crown-Super Arnie) with trainer Bjorn Goop driving. 6/1 Dreams Take Time (7m Andover Andover-B.My Honey-Viking Kronos) took second for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner with third to Je t’Aime Express (5g Symphonic Hanover-Je t’Aime Marron-Sugarcane Hanover) for Johan Untersteiner. Nahar, Spring Erom and Bear Dancer were unplaced and Youana was disqualified. Also on the Aby card their V75 Silver (125,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) went to 12.6/1 Pebbe Simoni (9g Demilo Crown-Gabriella Simoni-My Nevele) for Magnus Jakobsson. 8.2/1 Bergshults Leffe (10g Gidde Palema-GR Fantazi-Carlisle) landed second for Stefan Persson with third to 10.6/1 Jonathan Palema (8g Adams Hall-Rosalinde Palema-Alf Palema) for Johnny Takter and trainer Par Hedberg. Talk The Talk (by Donato Hanover) was fourth for Torbjorn Jansson and trainer Stefan Melander. Thomas H. Hicks

February 5, 2015 - Today’s Q+ (jackpot €5.25 million) Prix Guy Lux (€75,000 purse, 18 European starters, 2700 meters) went to 17/1 odds pacesetting Traveling Man (10m Supergill - Kimberly Lobell-Speedy Somolli) from Sweden. Pierre Vercruysse teamed the impressive winner for trainer Daniel Reden and owner Stall Zet. He scored in 1.13.9kr off well-rated fractions (1.15.5kr at 1500; 1.14kr at 1000; 1.13.9kr at 500). The winner, in this his first 2015 start, now has 26 career wins for €312,282 earned. Team Job (8g Buvetier d’Aunou - Just Love) was second for Romain Derieux and trainer Yoan Teerlnck at 25/1. Ugor du Beauvoisin (7m Olitro - Klea du Beauvoisin) was third for Alexandre Abrivard at 7/2.  Rapports (pour 2€) Tirelire 5.250.000 € - Numéro plus : 0390   Ordre :       82.392,00€   Désordre :       686,60€   Bonus 4 :       80,00€   Bonus 4sur5 :       29,10€   Bonus 3 :       19,40€ Today’s feature event was the Gr. II UET Masters Series Prix Jean le Gonidec (€120,000, European 10 starters, 2175 meters) and it resulted in an impressive open-lengths score by 4/5 favorite Amiral Sacha (5m Ganymede - Nostalgique Sacha - Goetmals Wood) and driver Gabriele Gelormini for trainer Florent Lamare clocked in 1.13.1kr, with a powerful closing kick off modest fractions (1.13.7kr at 1500; 1.14.1kr at 1000; 1.14.6kr at 500). Andre Battal owns the winner. Amiral Sacha now has seven career wins good for €442,430 earned. Africaine (5f Oiseau de Feux - Italienne), at 2.8/1 odds, rallied from a second over position to end second for Jean-Etienne Dubois, also trainer/owner) ahead of Astor du Quenne (5m Opus Viervil - Qualinka du Quenne) with Eric Raffin up for trainer Sebastien Guarato. 35/1 Re Italiano UR (5m Ganymede - Dark Lux SM) sat outside the winner most of the journey and held fourth for Pierre Vercruysse and trainer Catello Savarese ahead of fifth place Duke of Greenwood (5m Otello Pierji - Nikki Greenwood) off at 26/1 for teamster Robin Bakker for trainer Peter J. Strooper. Venosc de Minel (6g Laetenter Diem - Melia Monochrome) and J-M Bazire took the Prix Leon Zitone (€58,000 purse, European 14 starters, 2700 meters) clocked in 1.14kr. This 2.7/1 favorite, trained by Mme. Severine Raimond, defeated Sweden’s Falcon Haleryd (6g Varenne - Falnos Ballona) with Dominik Locqueneux up for trainer Johan Untersteiner, with third to another Swedish invader Tell Me No Lies (6g Offshore Dream  -B Glorious) with Franck Nivard aboard for trainer Fabrice Souloy. Thomas H. Hicks

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