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Antonio Tabac (8m Crazed-Grace Tabac-Tap In) captured the Boden featured Scandal Plays Minne in Sweden (2140 meters autostart) with Mika Forss at the lines for trainer Jorgen Westholm and owner Gerth-Ove Karlsson. Antonio was on the lead early and scored in 1.13.2kr by a length at 1.3/1 odds. This was his third 2020 victory in eight starts and he now shows a 21-11-9 slate in 80 lifetime starts for over 3.3SEK million earned. Workout Wonder (8g Conway Hall-Dear Abs-Muscle Yankee) sat the pocket held second for Magnus A. Djuse at 4.7/1 odds. Top Of The World (9g Conway Hall-Pilgrims Redhead-Self Possessed) was third at 61.2/1 odds for pilot John Ostman. Antonio Tabac Replay -https://www.atg.se/spel/2020-08-12/vinnare/boden/lopp7/resultat   ATG, Boden files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The 2018 UET European Driving Championship began June 27 at Bjerke and concluded today at Aby, with 12 drivers competing over 10 races. The chart below shows the outcome of each race (top three finishers). Franck Nivard won the last three races to win the trophy, the last win with Karl Sjuhammar (4m Adrian Chip) a Tomas Malmqvist trainee. UET Drivers Championship 2018 1. Franck Nivard (Frankrike) – 97 poäng 2. Rick Ebbinge (Holland) – 97 poäng 3. Eirik Höitomt (Norge) – 85 poäng 4. Michael Nimczyk (Tyskland) – 81  5. Mika Forss (Finland) – 79  6. Rodney Gatt (Malta) – 70  7. John Richardson (Irland) – 60  8. Hubert Brandstätter J:r (Österrike) – 56  9. Steen Juul (Danmark) – 56  10. Miguel Mestre (Spanien) – 52  11. Ulf Ohlsson (Sverige) – 44  12. Mario Minopoli Jr (Italien) – 43 The Nordic Monte Trophy (300,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) highlighted the race card with 1.12.4kr timed and 3/2 Be Mine de Houelle (7f Scipion du Goutier-Olita de Kefrauso) scored for Marie Bacsich, trainer Franck Leblanc and co-owners Leblanc and Corty.   The 3.4/1 Ulka des Champs (10f Offshore Dream-Melissa des Champs) was second for jockey Guillaume Martin. 11/1 Tromb Access (6g Turbo Sund-Sue Access) was third for Tuuli Kurkinen. Highly regarded Anna Mix with Franck Nivard up refusted the start was scratched. On June 26 Paris-Vincennes’ Tuesday evening card the featured Pick5 Prix Irene (purse 38,000 euro, 2700 meters, 12 starters) went to 1.14kr timed and 4.3/1 odds Express du Gers (4m Coktail Jet-La Chasse Verte) with Franck Ouvrie aboard. This easy barefoot winner is owned by Ecurie Jean Michel Rancoule and trainer by Philippe Billard. 1.9/1 favorite Equiano (4m Rockefeller Centre-Sofia Thourjan) was next for driver Franck Nivard and Ecurie Eric Lemaitre. Third went to 7.9/1 Elan Baroque (4g Quaro-Joie Baroque). Trotting action this day June 28 at Enghien was led by the Prix de la Nation (purse 48,000 euro, 2150 meters autostart, 13 four year old females). 3.8/1 Eloise des Charmes (4f Neoh Jiel-Royale Star) was the 1.14.5kr timed winner driven by Eric Raffin for trainer Alexandre Buisson and Ecurie des Charmes.  The11/1 Egerie du Vivier (4f Repeat Love-Geisha Normandie) and pilot Sebastien Ernault were next for breeder/owner/trainer Jean Yves Lecuyer. Third was the 1.4/1 favorite Esperance (4f Olitro-Klea du Beauvoisin) for trainer/driver Thierry Duvaldestin and breeder/owner Jacques Cottel. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Sunday 22nd February 2015 - Three more heats in the 2015 World Driving Championship were run this evening at Newcastle, a large city 160 kilometres north of Sydney.  Famous for its coal, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world but tonight all of the attention focused on the ten international harness racing drivers competing at the Newcastle Paceway.  The track itself is 940 metres in circumference. Australia’s Chris Alford started the night in second position after a strong showing in heats one and two, and after a victory in the third heat he assumed top spot on the Championship leaderboard.  Driving Better Than Max, Alford won narrowly, arriving just in time to grab USA star Tim Tetrick and Kardashiancrusader.  Denmark’s Knud Monster finished third on Shez Juslika while Finland’s Mika Forss picked up some important Championship points when he finished fourth on Son Of A Star. Better Than Max Day 3 heat 3 Newcastle from Harbor Television Productions on Vimeo. Heat four was won by Frenchman Tony Le Beller driving The Merchant Banker.  Starting from barrier one, Le Beller pushed The Merchant Banker out early and held the lead despite being pressured by Red Raphael driven by Tim Tetrick.  Le Beller kicked away turning and won comfortably, second was Gee Tee Wage driven by Chris Alford while Norway’s Vidar Hop finished third driving The Puritan.  Spain’s Guillermo Adrover saved plenty of ground and finished fourth with Strawberry Courage. The Merchant Banker Day 3 heat 4 Newcastle from Harbor Television Productions on Vimeo. The fifth heat saw an aggressive drive from Finland’s Mika Forss as he pushed his horse Satu to the lead early despite drawing wide on the track.  After finding the front Forss rated Satu perfectly and was able to sneak away turning for home and held a margin to the finish line with Vidar Hop second on Heza Panamach.  Tim Tetrick finished third with Hangover Joe while Tony Le Beller was fourth on Rollon Baby Belle. Satu Day 3 heat 5 Newcastle from Harbor Television Productions on Vimeo.   Name Point Score After 5 Heats Chris Alford 52 Tim Tetrick 47 Mika Forss 43 Tony Le Beller 33 Guillermo Adrover 32 Vidar Hop 30 Jody Jamieson 29 Knud Monster 28 Dexter Dunn 19 Pierre Vercryusse 17 Peter McMullen Australia (travelling Reserve)   For all of the latest news and replays log onto https://Vimeo.com/channels/wdc15 Day 2 WDC 2015 from Harbor Television Productions on Vimeo. Canada’s Jody Jamieson won the first race at Newcastle tonight.  The race was not part of the World Driving Championship however he produced a great drive to score on Saint Stormy. The Championship will have a rest day on Monday and will then head to Wagga Wagga on Tuesday for another seven heats.  Wagga Wagga is 455 kilometres south of Sydney.  Greg Hayes | Media Coordinator | Harness Racing New South Wales |

Two sensational heats of The World Driving Championship have been conducted tonight at Tabcorp Park Menangle.  In heat one is was a battle of the harness racing drivers more attuned to driving pacers with Tim Tetrick getting the maximum points from Chris Alford and Jody Jamieson. In heat two the Europeans came to the fore with Finn Mika Forss taking the full points with a well judged drive from Spaniard Guillermo Adrover with Australia's Chris Alford finishing in fourth place for a consistent start to the series. Points after the first two heats are: Tim Tetrick 21 Chris Alford 19 Mika Forss 18 Guillermo Adrover 17 Jody Jamieson 16 Dexter Dunn 12 Knud Monster 10 Vidar Hop 8 Tony Le Beller 7 Pierre Vercryusse 4 Harness Racing Australia

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