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Today’s Krieau Vienna featured Graf Kalman Hunyady Gedenkretten (purse 25,000€, 2600 meters autostart, nine entrants) went to 5.7/1 odds upsetter Breidabliks Nubbe (6m Lindy Lane-Wildgirl Boshoeve) timed in 1.13.9kr under rein to Marc Elias. The Conrad Lugauer trainee is owned by Breidabliks Hast AM and today raised his career earnings to over 218,000€. The 3/10 favorite Orlando Jet (5m Orlando Vici-Chicolina) was second for Rudolf Haller and Stall Team Neuhof. Entrymate 18/1 Stark Bi (7m Toss Out-No Reason Bi) took third for Christoph Fischer and the Haller/Neuhof team. Muscle Boy As (5m Muscle Hill-Zelda Per) was fourth with Gerhard Mayr aboard for Stall Antonshof. Yesterday at Kincsem Park (Budapest) was their featured Markazit DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart). The 1.4/1 favorite Unreal Boss (5f Maximus Lindy-Light Lady-Baltic Bet) rallied wide around the final bend and wore down the leaders for a 1.19.2kr victory for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity and owner Hico Versneyistallo. This quick mare now has five wins in eight starts in 2018. Uptown Boy M (5g Cigar Dan-Malhana Serey-Malhana Sascha) was second for Emil Csordas and Trencsen (6m Ata Star-Eperjes-Witsend’s Speedy) took the third spot for driver Istvan Papp. By Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Tibor Hajnal teamed his pupil Orifiamma Jet to victory in Saturday's featured 500,000HUf Uli Dij at Kincsem Park. Timed in 1.16.7kr over 1900 meters autostart, the six year-old mare by Supergill-Ticket To Ride-Nevele Pride, scored by a length from Amazing Lobell (Zoltan Horvath up)and Reine d'Illiatt (Istvan Papp driving). Napsugar i. owns the winner, now with five 2014 victories in Hungary in 12 starts. Orifiamma Jet is a full-sister to Drago Jet ($405,951). The card also provided wins for the two year-old colt Torres (2m Maximus Lindy-Helikon), first crop by Maximus Lindy, Let It Be TN (4f World By The Tail-Crewel Hanover), and Ramona Vita (4f Diamond Way-Dorina Vita). World By The Tail is a son of Lindy Lane from Victorious Tail, she dam of Kick Tail ($1,123,128), Comets Tail ($380,601), Chasing Tail ($800,056), Day For Night ($606,907) and Tiba Lavec ($213,348). by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

Viking Va Bene (4m Rite On Line-Iriana du Mont-Viking Sun) took todays €245,600 Norwegian Trotting Derby in a close contest at Bjerke. Geir-Vegard Gundersen drove the winner for trainer/co-owner Sigbjorn Kolnes and other owner Per Hauger. The winner, off at 10.8/1 odds, scored in 1.14.65kr over 2600 meters autostart to record his third career win. Second was Ready Eddie (4m From Above-Delana) and teamster Eirik Hoitomt and third went to USA-bred Conquestador BR (4m Donato Hanover-Likely Volo) handled by trainer Bjorn Goop. Favorite Papagayo E (4m Coktail Jet-Ann Speedy T) was fourth for reinsman Vidar Hop. The three year-old Norwegian Kriterium for €184,200 went to 12.7/1 outsider Undone (3m Cigar Bar-Sugarina Land) and pilot Johan-Herbjorn Undem. Petter Hvistendahl trains the winner for Stall Undone, that scored in 1.13.82kr over 2100 meters autostart in a close bettle to the line. Glen Ord Superb (3m Orlando Vici-Orions Hilda) was second for Geir-Vegard Gundersen with Victory Lap (3m Staro Showbiz-Princess Valley N) third with trainer/owner Olav Mikkelborg up. Twelve contested the Kriterium. The excellent Bjerke card also showcased a host of other major contests. Support Justice (5m Kadabra-Artisane-Lindy Lane) and driver Geir-Vegard Gundersen won the €23,950 aged event over 2100 meters autostart. He scored in 1.11.6kr over a good field that included Winmecredit and Frode Hamre that finished second ahead of I’m The Answer with Vidar Hop up. Masaya (3f I’Ideal Bricois-Independence Act-Flying Irishman) took the Finn-Tack Filly Kriterium for a purse of €103,700. She scored in 1.14.5kr over 2100 meters autostart for reinsman Andre H. Stensen. Diador BR and This Is it finished second and third. Claudia BR (4f Dream Vacation-Sister Sahbra-Supergill) secured the VG Hoppe Derby over 2100 meters autostart in 1.14kr for Bjorn Goop. Glad Hall T was second for Bjorn Garberg, with Taja Be Young third for driver Gunnar Austevoll. The purse was €277,528. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com  

 The European summer season is in full swing and there were several races in the elite UET Masters Series last week – as the grand final looms next month with races in France and Sweden on Saturday (Sunday morning NZT). At Bergsaker (Sweden), rising star 5-year-old Quid Pro Quo (Yankee Glide) benefitted from a patient drive from Erik Adielsson and was too strong in the straight for his elder counterparts in the 205,000 euro Group 1 Sundsvall Open Trot over 2,140 metres. He eventually won in 1’11’’2 km rate with Oasis Bi (Toss Out) taking second spot from Canada B.F (Jobie Tempest). Quid Pro Quo is now 9th in the UET Masters Series, with 1450 points. At Vincennes, top jockey Franck Nivard took 8-year-old gelding Sourire de Voutré (Gazouillis ) to the lead straight from the starting shute in the Prix Camille Lepecq, a Group 2 monte worth 120,000 euros. By the time he reached the top of the hill, his opponents were struggling and he accelerated on the downhill turn into the straight to leave champion mare Roxane Griff (Tenor de Baune )and Uppercut de Manche (Neutron du Cebe) behind. This was a 2700m race and the winner covered the distance in 1’12’’4 km rate (1.56.5MR). On the same card was one of the glamour events on the French calendar, the Criterium des 5 Ans, where the cream of the 5YO crop did battle over 3000m for a purse of 240,000 euros. It was Raffin again, who showed the same winning touch in the bike when he guided outsider Vabellino (5h Ouragan de Celland) to a stunning victory over Vulcain de Vandel (5h Jag de Bellouet) and Viking de Val (5h Baccarat du Pont) with favourite Very Nice Marceaux (5h Jag de Bellouet) fourth. This is a race just 200m short of the the NZ Cup distance and includes two uphill climbs (the 3000m start is the toughest at Vincennes) and was still completed in a 1’12”7kr or a mile rate of 1.57. The record set last year by Up And Quick is an unbelievable 1’11”5 or a 1.55 mile rate. The following day there were two major races in Denmark at the Charlottenlund racetrack near Copenhagen with the UET Masters Series’ the Rex The Great Lopp (Group 2, 2,000 metres) was raced for 50,000 euros. It was won by the locally trained 8-year-old O’Grady (S J's Photo) who, on a slow track, was skillfully driven from the front by his trainer Flemming Jensen who stacked up the field and held off Politiken (Ens Snapshot) Obi-Wan (Ganymede), Neo Holmsminde (Valley Sentry) and US import Fawkes (SJ’s Caviar). The winner trotted slow 1’14’’5 km rate. On the same programme was the Group 1 Danish Trotting Derby worth 180,000 euros , which was won a few years ago by New Zealand-resident Peak, and this year’s renewal saw one of Sweden’s top reinsman Björn Goop guide Tumble Dust (4h, Crazed ) to victory for Tomas Malmqvist from Tano Bork (4h, Great Challenger ) and Tango Vang 4g (Lindy Lane). The slow track did not prevent a new record for the race, with the time of 1.14,7a for the 3000m journey or just over a 2 minute mile rate. EUROWATCH Videos Sundsvall Trot Click here to view Criterium des 5 Ans Click here to view Prix Camille Lepecq Click here to view Courtesy of Harness Racing New Zealand  

Tumble Dust (4m Crazed-Affinity-Victory Dream) easily won today's 2014 Danish Derby in Copenhagen worth 600,000kr (US$106,183) to the winner. Bjorn Goop teamed Tumble Dust to his third consecutive win for trainer Tomas Malmqvist and owner Stall Easy KB.  The winner recorded his seventh career victory in 23 starts, now for earnings of 2,491,245kr (US$440,881). Tumble Dust scored over 3000 meters autostart (1-7/8 miles, three laps around the 1000 meter oval) in 1.14.7kr despite the sloppy racetrack dulled by day-long rains that delayed the start of the racing program. His time was the fastest Derby winner ever despite the off-track conditions. Wagering favorite Tumble Dust (odds 1.7/1) scored from post four and took to the front in the first turn from T Rex and reinsman Lars Anvar Kolle, and then led throughout. Tano Bork (by Great Challenger) and Tango Vang (by Lindy Lane) were second and third. Bred and raised by Thomas Lind-Holm Washer and trained by Jagersro's Tomas Malmqvist, Tumble Dust prepped at Charlottenlund with a victory in a derby trial 14 days ago over 2500 meters. Prior to the trial he had been racing at the 1609 meter sprinter distance. In the final run Tumble Dust was almost alone on the field, and won easily by three lengths, while Tano Bork, who had been sitting in the third couple on the outside, ended well for second place for teamster Christian Lindhardt. Tumble Dust's next big task will be to qualify to start in the European Derby, which this year will be raced at Mauquenchy (FR). Tumble Dust gave trainer Malmqvist his second Danish Derby victory and it was the first time that Bjorn Goop won the Derby in Copenhagen. Fine racing at Charlottenlund graced the Danish Derby undercard today. The Gr. II UET Masters Series Rex The Great, raced over 2000 meters autostart for 187,500kr to the winner, went to O'Grady (8m SJ's Photo-Dawn Garbo-Smasher) and trainer/driver Flemming Jensen. He scored in 1.14.5kr to record his 35th win in 66 starts, now for earnings of 2,781,679kr. Politiken (7g Ens Snapshot-Goldie Hawn-Earthquake) was second for Morten Friis and Obi-Wan (8g Ganymede-Hejsa Reerstrup-Speedy Herve) ended third. Commander Crowe and Kaffir Face were scratched. Well-regarded Owen CR was shuffled toward the back and his attempt to circle the filed around the last bend was unsuccessful. The Derby Consolation (2000 meters autostart for 50,000kr to the winner) went to Triton Sisa (4g Credit Winner-Keenness Sisa-Carmody Lobell) for teamster/trainer Jan Dahlgaard. He scored in 1.14.4kr over Tripolini VP and Top Winner. The Walther Kaiser-Hansens 2014 race for 75,000kr to the winner went to Je T'Aime Express and Peter Untersteiner. The Swedish bred three year-old gelded son of Symphonic Hanover-Je T'Aime Marron-Sugarcane Hanover scored in 1.14.3kr over 2000 meters autostart. The Krafft Stayercup over 2950 meters distance handicapped, worth 60,000kr to the winner, went to Alphatron reined by Jeppe Juel. The winner raced without distance penalty and scored in 1.16kr over 13 rivals, 11 of which started with 20 or 40 meter penalties. Two year-olds face the starter in the Mark Ingdams over 2000 meters autostart. 50,000kr went to impressive winner Amalie Bork (2f Beaumont Hanover-Malou Bork-Chipmate) in 1.17kr. She's now undefeated in three starts. Another CN (by Buvetier d'Aunou) and Alongcameaspider (by Lindy Lane) were next and a battle for third also involved Alex Trojborg (by Great Challenger) and Echauffour US (Donato Hanover-Bourbon Dream), the latter piloted by Bjorn Goop for J-P Dubois in his first start.  by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com  

The Muscle Hill-Oiseau-Andover Hall colt Babe La Marc topped tonight's DTC Danish Derby Yearling Sale, attracting a winning bid of 210,000 Danish krone ($37,000 US) from trainer Peter G. Norman. Oiseau is from Weather Bird, she by Lindy Lane from the Speedy Crown mare San Antonio Belle, winner of the Kentucky Standardbred at age two in the US. Seven yearlings brought 100,000kr or more as 42 sold of the 66 cataloged. Those sold averaged 56,857kr, or US$10,022. The sale summary and top five sellers are shown below. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

Norway's Support Justice (5m Kadabra-Artisane-Lindy Lane) took today's Gr. I UET Masters Series Jubileumspokalen over 2140 meters autostart at Solvalla. The winner earned 1 million SEK (US$145,140) for the victory, his 17th in 24 career starts, now with earnings of 4,732,895SEK. Geir Vegard Gundersen trains the winner and he was the driver. The important victory was number five this year in eight outings. Winning time was 1.11.7kr (Varenne race record of 1.11.2kr in 2002). BBS Sugarlight (5g Super Light-Sugarsweet Sid-Sugarcane Hanover) was second for Peter Untersteiner and Claes Boko ended third for Erik Adielsson teaming for trainer Stig H. Johansson. Stefan Melander's Standout (5m Ganymede-Ebony DK-Royal Troubador) was a fast closing fourth after encountering traffic trouble throughout from second tier post 11. John Campbell reined Standout. Magic Tonight was first to the lead with Beer Summit In The Pocket. BBS Sugarlight was first up early and then Time Machine went three wide to move alongside leader Magic Tonight. BBS Sugarlight was shuffled a bit and then made a three-wide charge late but could not hold off the eventual winner in what was a great contest with flying finish. Magic Tonight ended eighth, Beer Summit was tenth with Denmark's Stelton disqualified for a miscue. Support Justice may be one to watch in other upcoming classics. Replay of today's Support Justice victory may be seen here. Also video of Mack Lobell and John Campbell today at Solvalla follows. The Jubileumsspokalen began in 1977 and to date has produced three-time winners Zoogin and Gidde Palema. Pershing, Callit and Victory Tilly won this event twice. Stig H. Johansson has won this race as driver nine times followed by Ake Svanstedt with seven victories. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com  

Today’s European top trotting action took place at Enghien-Soisy (FR) and Visby (SWE). The Quinte+ (jackpot €5.75 million) was the Prix Meduc with 16 starters battling over 2875 meters for a purse of €65,000. J-M Bazire won it with Italy’s Nuage En Ciel, a seven year-old son of Daguet Rapide trained by Fabrice Souloy. Scuderia Fast Horse SRL of Italy owns the victor. The winning pair scored in 1.14.2kr, his 14th career win for €188,065, over Holland’s Aisa Boko with Robin Bakker aboard. The exact order Quinte payout, excluding jackpot, was €1,064 for a €2 wager. July 23, 2014 Enghien-Soisy, Prix Meduc, €65,000 purse, 16 European starters, 2875 meters, 1.14.2kr 1st Nuage En Ciel (7m Daguet Rapide-Pretty Perle-Extreme Dream), J-M Bazire, 1.5/1 odds, Fabrice Souloy trainer for Fast Horse SRL, Italy 2nd Aida Boko (7f From Above-Staro Almighty), Robin Bakker up, trainer Paul Hagoort for Gerrits Recylcling BV, Holland, 7.2/1 3rd Ton Ami Du Prieur (7g Lynx de Bellouet-Jenny Du Prieur), M. Bezier trainer/owner/driver, 9.3/1 The Enghien feature was the Gr. III Prix de la Chaussee d’Antin for €85,000 over 2875 meters with 11 starters.  Second choice Very Nice Marceaux rallied through the stretch to score for Pierre Vercruysse and trainer Gregory Laurent and owner Jean Brun. The five year-old son of Jag de Bellouet won for the 14th time, now with €429,250 earned. Kalle was second for Anthony Barrier and the Stig H. Johansson trained Indigious ended third with Eric Raffin aboard. July 23, 2014, Enghien Soisy, Prix de la Chaussee d’Antin, €85,000 Gr. III, 11 European starters, 2875 meters, 1.15kr 1st Very Nice Marceaux (5m Jag de Bellouet-Jolie Fortuna-And Arifant), Pierre Vercruysse for trainer Gregory Laurent and owner Jean Brun, 2.2/1 2nd Kalle (6g Smok’n Lantern-Burning Desire), Anthony Barrier up for trainer Dagfin Aarum, 25.8/1 3rd Indigious (5m Prodigious-Indication), Eric Raffin, Stig H. Johansson trainer for Harald Kragmann owner, Germany, 1.8/1 Vercruysse returned to win the €41,000 Prix de L’Esplanade over 2875 meters in 1.16.2kr with Ask For You. The four year-old daughter of Love You went off as favorite for trainer Marcus Lindgren and owner Stall Courant AB, also an active owner in the US. Apple Road was second for Tony Le Beller. July 23, 2014, Enghien-Soisy, Prix de L’Esplanade, €41,000, 2875 meters, 16 starters, 1.16.2kr 1st Ask For You (4f Love You-Intrigue-Cygnus d’Odyssee), Pierre Vercruysse for trainer Marcus Lindgren and owner Stall Courant AB, 1.9/1 2nd Apple Road (4f Laetenter Diem-Nikita), Tony Le Beller for trainer/owner Claude Ramond, 3.1/1 3rd Aphrodite d’Arbaz (4f Coktail Jet-Mascote d’Arbaz(, Franck Ouvrie for trainer Mme. Marie Christine Cousin, 43.5/1 Today’s top race in Sweden was at Vichy on the V86 card. The Gotlandslopningen for 125,000SEK to the winner was won by Deuxieme Picsous over 2140 meters autostart and seven rivals in 1.12.8kr. The seven year-old son of In Love With You-Carmela Stromline-Delvin Kosmos scored by a length for Torbjorn Jansson driving for trainer and co-owner Johan Lejon with Marie Stenberg. The veteran campaigner, a previous winner of this race, now has earnings in excess of 5.4SEK million. The Lindy Lane son David Sisu was second with Photo Sea, by SJ’s Photo, home third. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

Heavily favored Solvato (5m Donato Hanover-Solveig-Yankee Glide) won today's V75 Gold Division at Axevalla, Sweden over 2640 meters autostart for a 150,000SEK first prize. Peter Ingves was in the sulky for trainer Veijo Heiskanen as that pair scored in 1.13.4kr by a comfortable two lengths. Ingves drove the race to perfection from post two as he was away fourth and patiently waited for the pace to relax at which time he jetted to the front after 1000 meters and led the remainder of the contest. Solvato won for the ninth time in 40 career outings, now for earnings of 4,577,341SEK. On Track Piraten (6g Kool du Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line) stayed covered In The Pocket much of the way and secured second for Erik Adielsson as Kaffir Face (7g Dahir de Prelong-Elegance OK-Lindy Lane) had rallied from the back gain second in the lane but flattened in late going to finish third for Lutfi Kolgjini. Earlier on the Axevalla card (before a huge crowd on a bright sunny day) the Bronze Division for 110,000SEK to the winner went to Jeppas Maxi (5g Varenne-Absolutely Perfect-Balanced Image) with Torbjorn Jansson up. This emerging campaigner scored in 1.12.6kr in a close battle with Acriter (5m Gentle Star-Puttan Fri-Super Arnie) and Jorgen Westholm. Italy's Naglo'del Nord (7g Naglo-Entita'del Nord-And Arifant) was third for Peter Ingves. Jeppas Maxi is undefeated in six 2014 starts and has won eight times in nine career starts for 609,897SEK. He's owned by Robert Ekstrom and Aland Pia. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

Chase The Sun paced home for his sixth straight win Monday (July 7) in Northfield Park's eighth race. The eight year-old gelding is owned by Lawrence La Barbera of Saint Loius, MO and trained by Brian Loney. Northfield Park's leading driver, Josh Sutton, was aboard for the winning drive. Chase The Sun started from post six and was content in fifth position through a blistering :26.1 opening quarter. Sutton pulled Chase The Sun in the second quarter and remained first-over through fractions of :55 and 1:23.4 before taking lead. Once on the lead, he imposed his dominance by drawing off by 10 ½-lengths in 1:52.3. Monday's triumph was the 29th career success for Chase The Sun (Bettor's Delight-Out Of The Shadows-No Nukes) and increased his lifetime earnings to $180,388. He was the race favorite and returned $4.00 to win. In Race 10 Just Crowned captured the $12,000 Open Pace. Mark Headworth trains the seven year-old for Tony Piroski of Essex, Ontario, Canada. Aaron Merriman was the winning driver. Just Crowned (Artsplace-Princess Justice-The Panderosa) started from post two. He sat the pocket through fractions of :26.2, :54.2 and 1:23.2. Merriman pulled from the two-hole and bested his competition 1 ¼-lengths in 1:53. Completing the race were Major Belle, True To Mach, Carmen's Best, Hall Of Memories, Heza Star Cruiser, Bursting Blaze and Moreland Flash. High Noon was scratched from the event. Monday's triumph was the second win in 20 starts this year for Just Crowned. It increased his lifetime win tally to 24 and his earnings to $197,067. He paid $9.80 to win. In the evening's 11th race, Mythical Hall was victorious in the $12,000 Open Handicap Trot. He is trained by Any Rickert and driven by Aaron Merriman for owner Mark Jakubik of West Seneca, New York. Mythical Hall (Andover Hall-Myth-Lindy Lane) started from the rail and was leading at every post through fractions of :27, :55, 1:24.2 and 1:55. He outfought competition in the stretch and was a neck in front at the finish. Completing the race were Run And Tell Pap, Kahoku, Here Comes Bubba, Rose Run Logan, Zorgwijk Heavenly, Wind Surfer, Rush N Supreme and Miss Panthers. Mythical Hall now has five wins in 13 starts this year, 23 career successes and a bankroll of $373,923. He returned $5.80 to win. Ayers Ratliff    

Mythical Hall was a repeat winner of the $12,000 Open Handicap Trot in the tenth race on Monday (June 2) at Northfield Park. Andy Rickert trains the six year-old for Mark Jakubik of West Seneca, New York. The 2014 leading driver in North America, Aaron Merriman, was aboard for the winning drive. Mythical Hall (Andover Hall-Myth-Lindy Lane) started from post eight. He fired from that outside post, went right to the front and never looked back. He led his competition through fractional times of :27.4, :56.2, 1:25.3 and 1:55.4. Nearing the wire, Mythical Hall's competition was charging, but he held off his foes by a head at the finish. Completing the race were Heza Rube, Edit, Rush N Supreme, I'll Tell You What, Wind Surfer, Rebel Strike, Rose Run Logan and Arianna Hall. Monday's triumph was the fourth win this year in 13 starts for Mythical Hall. It increased his lifetime win tally to 22 and his earnings to $366,363. He returned $18.60 to win. In the evening's 11th race, Roadside Delight captured the $12,000 Open Handicap Pace. He is trained by Tyler Nostadt for Pine Grove Stables of Parkman, Ohio. Wyatt Irvine drove the six year-old to victory. Roadside Delight (Bettor's Delight-Road Sign-Life Sign) started from post two. He let his competition set the early :27 and :54.4 fractions before taking the lead in the third quarter. Once clearing to the front, Roadside Delight continued to extend his lead, posting times of 1:23.2 and 1:52.1, besting his competition by 5 ¼-lengths. Completing the race were Mybrothergeorge, Goodnite Goodluck, Eddie Sweat, JS Tango, Irish Elitist, Rockin Finish and Cash'em In. Smarter Yet was scratched. Roadside Delight now has six wins in 14 starts this year, 23 career successes and a bankroll of $309,776. He paid $9.80 to win. The remainder of the card was dominated by Northfield Park leading driver, Josh Sutton, who drove seven winners on the Monday program. Sutton's winners included Gale Force Hanover ($2.20) in race one, Jumpin Jack J ($4.40) in race two, Chase The Sun ($3.60) in race four, Dungeon Dragon ($4.00) in race seven, Forever Good ($5.00) in race nine, Fortune's Jenna ($5.80) in race 13 and Cry For Cash ($3.60) in race 14. Sutton, 32, began driving in 1998 and has since garnered 2,471 career victories and is approaching $14,000,000 in purse earnings. He has posted 215 victories so far this year over Northfield's Flying Turns, which tops the local driving ranks. Sutton also drives at other racetracks where he has been winning races at an impressive rate as well. In total, Sutton has garnered 275 wins so far in 2014. Those wins rank him as the third winningest driver in north America so far in 2014. Only Aaron Merriman (311) and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. (277) have more driving wins this year than Josh Sutton. Ayers Ratliff  

The Meadows hosted its first qualifying races for two-year-olds on Friday (May 30), with five events, part of a 16-race qualifying card.   Fiesta Lauxmont, trained by Ted Williams and driven by Aaron Johnston, became the first freshman to take a mark at the track this season, winning in 2:03.4. Fiesta Lauxmont is an Art's Card Trick filly out of the Rustler Hanover mare Party N Canada.   The first 2YO trotter to earn a win did it in impressive fashion, as McMullen Stable's Mercer County won by over 21 lengths in 2:04.4 with a final quarter of 29.4. An Explosive Matter filly out of the Lindy Lane mare Aspen Hanover, Mercer County is trained and was driven by Wilbur Yoder.   Light After Terror, a Western Terror colt out of the Dream Away mare Light Dreams, became the fastest freshman of the session with a 2:03 win for trainer Jason Bresnahan and driver Brady Brown.   Other 2YO winners were Alpha Alpha, a trotting filly by Encore Encore out of the Pegasus Spur mare Pegasus On Ice, who trotted in 2:08.2 (30.1) for Yoder and trainer Rich Gillock.   Another Western Terror youngster, Given Up Terror, won the final event in 2:04.2 with a 29 flat final quarter. The colt was driven by Tony Hall for trainer Lisa Beinhauer. Given Up Terror is out of the mare Ain't Given Up, by Jenna's Beach Boy. By Jeff Zidek, for the MSOA  

Mythical Hall crossed the finish line as the winner in the $12,000 Open Trot on Tuesday (May 27) in the evening's ninth race. Monday's score is the third win in 12 starts this year. He is trained by Andy Rickert for West Seneca, New York owner, Mark Jakubic. North America's leading driver, Aaron Merriman, was aboard for the winning drive. Mythical Hall (Andover Hall-Myth-Lindy Lane) started from post six. He left at the start and sat the pocket through fractions of :27.4, :57.3 and 1:26. He responded when Merriman called upon him in the stretch and bested his competition by ¾-length in 1:55.2. The clocking is Mythical Hall's fastest in a trio of wins so far in 2014. Completing the race were Rose Run Logan, Life Long Hanover, Edit, Master's Sweetie, Wind Surfer, Mary's Darvin and Full Force. Schalyn was scratched. Mythical Hall now has 21 career successes and an impressive bankroll of $360,363. He paid $8.40 to win. In the evening's 10th race, Rockin Finish captured the $12,000 Open Pace. Virgin Morgan Jr. conditions the pacer for Gerrie Tucker of Montreal, QC, CA. Rockin Finish (Rocknroll Hanover-Please Me Please-Camluck) started from the second tier but moved as soon as his rivals were set, went straight to the lead and never looked back. He made every pole a winning one through times of :27.2, :56.1, 1.25 and 1:53.1. He was 1 ¾-lengths in front when he crossed the finish. JS Tango, Irish Elitist, Soap Suds, Cullens Blue Jean, Just Crowned, Lyons JosephJNR, Tommy Two Shoes and Dungeon Dragon followed Rockin Finish through the wire. Tuesday's triumph increased Rockin Finish's lifetime win tally to 16 and his earnings to $273,682. He was the race favorite and returned $4.20 to win. Northfield Park Adds $5,000 Guaranteed Pick 5 Pool to Wednesday’s Program  Northfield Park is announcing the addition of a $5,000 Pick-5 total pool guarantee to Wednesday’s (May 28) program. Beginning in race three, the $5,000 Pick-5 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $1,095. Northfield’s Pick-5, Pick-4 and the Pick-3s offer a reduced takeout rate of just 14 percent. Wednesday’s post time is 6 p.m. Ayers Ratliff

Lutfi Kolgjini reined Mosaique Face (5m Classic Photo-Iona LB-Supergill) to a convincing front-end win in the Volkswagen Sweden Cup Final, worth 500,000SEK ($76,000 US) to the winner. The winner recorded his 11th victory in 32 starts now for earnings of 5,524,230SEK ($800,000 US). Racing barefoot, after racing with shoes in his elim, Mosaique Face defended his post one start and forced lead-contending Beer Summit into a speed-miscue shortly after the start. Once done Kolgjini raced on the lead thereafter and held second finishing Francais du Gull (7m Jag de Bellouet-Tantiem Gull-Lindy Lane) In The Pocket for Erik Adielsson the rest of the way. O'Grady ended third in the race timed in 1.09.9kr, after the first 1000 meters in a rated 1.11kr. The winner was sharp and speedy through the line. Mosaique Face made a break in the recent Copenhagen Cup after shying at the white parade horse that was in the infield. Otherwise he too might be in the Elitloppet along with stablemate Raja Mirchi that could be a contender tomorrow, especially with the hot nature of the Kolgjini stable. The Sweden Cup is quite a race conducted this day before a huge, appreciative gathering at Solvalla. Solvalla Sweden Cup action began at 10:30am local time in Stockholm but the real action began later with the first two Sweden Cup eliminations, each with 100,000SEK awarded to the winners. Mosaique Face took the first test with a win by disqualification for trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini in 1.09.5kr over 1609 meters autostart. The five-year-old son of Classic Photo-Iona LB-Supergill is owned by Tommy Nilsson Holding AB and he led from the start to just before the line. Ed You (by Love You) got by for Robert Bergh but was a dq due to interference to Lindys Jersey Boy in the stretch. Bergh was locked on the inner and pulled a bit early into the path of Lindys Jersey Boy causing that one to go off-stride. Next across the line were Francais du Gull, O’Grady (Denmark), and Opitergium (Italy). Elim B Sweden Cup went to Monster Drive and Bjorn Goop. Timed in 1.10.2kr the pair defeated Beer Summit (USA), Traveling Man and Democrat. The  Yannick Gingras driven Paladin Blue made a three-wide move on the backstretch and made a miscue in the final turn. Monster Drive recorded his 18th career win in 87 starts for 4,477,191 earned. He’s an eight year-old son of Thai Tanic-Kewpie-Pearsall Hanover. Commander Crowe was scratched sick. Other race results are as follows: Vilukko (5g Love You-Buwarienne-Buvetier d’Aunou), trainer/driver Tommi Kylliainen, 1.11.7kr over 1609 meters autostart, his 10th win in 19 starts Bret Boko (6g Yankee Glide-Simb Capri-Probe), Jorma Kontio up, 1.10,.4kr over 1609 meters autostart, 18th win in 42 outings Quick Fix (5g From Above-Glued-Sugarcane Hanover), Adrian Kolgjini for trainer Lutfi Kolgjini, 1.13.1kr over 2140 meters autostart, his fourth win in only 10 starts for 234,600SEK earned Royal Fighter (6m Varenne-Froken Julie-Supergill), Jennifer Tillman up for trainer Per K. EriKsson, 1.11.3kr over 2140 meters autostart, his seventh win in 43 tries for 796,500SEK earned. Eriksson won three USA Hambletonians with Prakas in 1985 and then with Giant Victory and Alf Palema Vasterbo Fantast (4m Mr. Pine Chip-Fassia LB-Supergill), Erik Adielsson up, 1.11.4kr over 2140 meters autostart, his fifth victory in 21 starts for 538,000SEK earned Dileve Kall (8f Muscles Yankee-Leva Kall-Spotlite Lobell), Daniel Reden trainer/driver for Stall Zet, 1.10.7kr over 1609 meters autostart, her 15th win in 70 appearances for 5,714,853SEK in the Lady Snarts (mares elite race); over Aida Boko (7f From Above-Staro Almighty-Yankee Glide) and driver Robin Bakker by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

US import Beer Summit took today's Berth Johanssons Memorial at Umaker, Sweden for driver Ulf Ohlsson. The five-year-old son of Cantab Hall-Prime Mistress-Super Bowl scored in 1.13.3kr over the 2140 meters autostart course to record his eighth career success. Blended Scotch and Quid Pro Quo trailed the winner. The race could produce an Elitloppet starter. Beer Summit joins an exceptional group of winner of this race including 2014 Prix d'Amerique victor Maharajah. On the same card another US import, Hard Livin, scored in the Gold Division for Daniel Reden for Stall Zet. The son of SJ's Caviar is a consistent upper level performer in Sweden and today he was victorious in 1.11.4kr over the 1640 meter autostart distance. May 10, 2014 Umaker SWE, Berth Johanssons Memorial, 200,000SWEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 1.13.3kr 1st Beer Summit (5m Cantab Hall-Prime Mistress-Super Bowl), Ulf Ohlsson up, his eighth win in 35 outings for earnings of 3,242,011SEK 2nd Blended Scotch (5f Super Photo Kosmos-Hopscotch-Zoot Suit), Per Linderoth the reinsman 3rd Quid Pro Quo (5m Yankee Glide-Hostage-Express Ride), Erik Adielsson up on this winner of 11 in 28 starts for 4,374,707SEK PRIOR WINNERS 2013-04-27 David Sisu h Lindy Lane - Keystone Delicious Johnny Takter Petri Salmela 1.12,8a 2140 18.62 150 000 Panne de Moteur On Track Piraten 2012-04-28 Formula One h Yankee Glide - Ferrari Of Erik Adielsson Stig H Johansson 1.12,4a 2140 1.78 200 000 Kadett C.D. Haraldinho 2011-04-30 Caballion h Kesaco Phedo - Lady Brick Fredrik B Larsson Henrik Larsson 1.12,6a 2140 6.00 200 000 Select Yankee Monster Drive 2010-04-24 Maharajah h Viking Kronos - Chili Khan Örjan Kihlström Stefan Hultman 1.13,4a 2140 1.08 200 000 Calamara Donna Lord Capar May 10, 2014 Umaker SWE, Gold 200,000SEK to winner, 1640 meters autostart, 1.11.4kr 1st Hard Livin (7m SJ's Caviar-Affinity-Victory Dream), Daniel Reden trainer/driver 2nd David Sisu (6m Lindy Lane-Keystone Delicious-American Winner), Ulf Ohlsson up 3rd Trustworthy As (10g, Dream Vacation-Keep the Word-Nevele Pride), Henrik Svensson the driver by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com  

Italy's top trotting campaigner, Mack Grace SM (8m CC's Chuckie T-Ambro Grace SM-Armbro Goal), won the prestigious 65th edition of the Gran Premio Lotteria at Naples Italy. It was the third straight year that Mack Grace has won the premier harness race as he becomes only the fourth horse ever to have won the race three times since it started in 1951. Handled by Roberto Andreghetti the veteran was at his best and dominated the competition winning the final in 1.11.06kr and his elimination in 1.11.25kr. Mack Grace SM now has 48 victories for earnings of 1,496,431 euros for owner Stall Royal Horse Srl. The eliminations (each with a purse of 20,900e), final (400,400e) and consolation (42,900e) were raced over the 1600 meter autostart distance. Mack Grace led the final start to finish, defeating Napoleon Bar (7m Varenne-Dalmazie) reined by Enrico Bellei and third place finisher No Man's Land (7f Coktail Jet-AJ's Babydoll) with Roberto Vecchione up for trainer Pietro Gubellini. No Man's Land had won the third elimination in 1.12.18kr with Gubellini aboard. First elimination winner Monster Drive (8m Thai Tanic-Kewpie), for Jorma Kontio and trainer Reijo Liljendahl, finished sixth in the final. His elimination win was timed in 1.11.62kr with heavily favored Pascia'Lest ending sixth. April 14, 2014, Naples, Gran Premio Lotteria Final, 400,400e, 1600 meters autostart, Gr. I International, 1.11.06kr 1st Mack Grace SM (8m CC's Chuckie T-Ambro Grace SM), Roberto Andreghetti up, M. Di Nicola trainer, 0.5/1 favorite 2nd Napoleon Bar (7m Varenne-Dalmazie), Enrico Bellei, 7.7/1 3rd No Man's Land (7f Coktail Jet-AJ's Babydoll), Pietro Gubellini trainer/driver, 18.5/1 May 4, 2014, Naples, Gran Premio Lotteria elimination 1, 20,900e, 1600 meters autostart, 1.11.62kr 1st Monster Drive (8m Thai Tanic-Kewpie-Pearsall Hanover), Jorma Kontio up, trainer Reijo Liljendahl, 7.5/1 2nd Owen CR (6m Cantab Hall-Boemia CR-Lemon Dra), Pietro Gubellini up, 12.7/1 3rd Nonant Le Pin (7f Goetmals Wood-Blazing Janice-Pine Chip), Alessando Gocciadoro trainer/driver, 56.1/1 May 4, 2014, Naples, Gran Premio Lotteria elimination 2, 20,900e, 1600 meters autostart, 1.11.25kr 1st Mack Grace SM (8m CC's Chuckie T-Ambro Grace SM-Armbro Goal), Roberto Andreghetti up for trainer Antonino Porzi, 1/10 favorite 2nd Mineiro As (8m Lemon Dra-Bandeira As-Lindy Lane), Andrea Guzzinati driving, 21.4/1 3rd Oneghin del Ronco (6m Love You-Talia del Ronco-Park Avenue Joe), Enrico Bellei up, 16.7/1 May 4, 2014, Naples, Gran Premio Lotteria elimination 3, 20,900e, 1600 meters autostart, 1.12.18kr 1st No Man's Land (7f Coktail Jet-AJ's Babydoll-Donerail), Pietro Gubellini aboard, 9.3/1 2nd Probo OP (5m From Above-Elimara-Lemon Dra), Eddy Moni up, 18.7/1 3rd Napoleon Bar (7m Varenne-Dalmazia-Coktail Jet), Enrico Bellei up, 0.5/1 favorite The Angus Hall mare Orsia took the consolation for Roberto Vecchione and trainer Holger Ehlert. She scored in 1.12.1kr. Pascia'Lest was scratched after a disappointing first elimination loss. May 4, 2014, Naples, Gran Premio Lotteria Consolation, 42,900e, 1600 meters autostart, 1.12.1kr 1st Orsia (6f Angus Hall-Tigre OM-Zebu), Roberto Vecchione up for trainer Holger Ehlert, her 14th career win for 406,314e in lifetime earnings 2nd Papandreu (5m Abano As-Capucine-Sugarcane Hanover), Enrico Bellei driving for trainer Ehlert 3rd Newyork Newyork (7m Supergill-Viola d'Amore-Indro Park), Lorenzo Baldi trainer/driver A good crowd was on hand for the day's festivities including an appearance by legendary Varenne. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslin.com

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