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Veteran trotter Zorro Photo (9m SJ’s Photo-Zorrasothe-Lindy’s Crown) took Sunday’s €105,600 purse Palio dei Comuni at Montegiorgio, Italy,  over 1600 meters autostart. There was three eliminations over the same distance for €8,800 each. G.P. Minnucci drove the winner in the final for Team Gocciadoro as trainer. Zorro Photo won the final timed in 1.12.1kr to defeat Radice del Nord (5f Ganymede-Greta’s Cage-Diamond Way) with third to Padania Zeta (6f Turbo Sund-Izzaz) that Alessando Gocciadoro drove. The winner, registered in Sweden, was third in the Breeder’s Crown at age three and second in the Swedish Derby at age four.  Eliminations were won by Nuage en Ciel (8m Daguet Rapide-Pretty Perle-Extreme Dream) for Roberto Andreghetti timed in 1.10.7kr; Orsia (7f Angus Hall-Tigre OM-Zebu) timed in 1.12.4kr and Olono OK (7f Varenne-Erreuno OK-Supergill) clocked in 1.12.8kr. Zorro Photo was third in his elimination against Nuage en Ciel driven by trainer Gocciadoro. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

September 21, 2015 - Today’s Stall Gelis-Hallards Mastarien at Halmstad SWE (100,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) went to veteran classmaster Montgomery Hill (11g SJ’s Photo-Funny Hill-Mr. Vic) clocked in 1.12.2kr for harness racing driver Flemming Jensen.  The winner recorded victory 34 in 91 starts, now for career earnings of 3,506,184SEK. Stelton (6g Dream Vacation-Nanvet;s Crown-Speedy Crown) was second for Jeppe Juel with Dreams Take Time (6m Andover Andover-B My Honey-Viking Kronos)( third for teamster Peter Untersteiner. I Won’t Dance (9g Angus Hall-Do Si Do Hanover-Valley Victory) finished fourth for Peter Ingves with fifth to Monster Drive (9m Thai Tanic-Kewpie-Pearsall Hanover) and reinsman Jan Henriksson. In France at Craon turf action was on stage in the Prix Henri Desmontils (€36,000, 3500 meters, 17 starters on grass). 9/2 odds Tagada Tagada (8f Meaulnes du Corta-Lambada Blue) took victory for Mathieu Abrivard timed in 5:05.59 (1.26.7kr) over second finishing Triton de Corbery (8g Janko-Hermine du Genet) at 109/1 odds. Third went to 55/1 Sir Tely (9g Joe l’Amoroso-Neuville) with fourth to 2.4/1 favorite Tresor Wic (8m Jag de Bellouet-Epona Vinn) driven by J-M Bazire. Also on the Craon card was the Prix Equidia Live (purse €22,000, 2750 meters, 13 turf starters) with victory earned by 10/1 Cup Of Smart (3f Ready Cash-My Cut) for Ecurie Smart and teamster J. Lebutreill. 6/1 Cristal de Vandel (3g Quaro-Kalmia de Vandel) was second for Alexandre Abrivard with third to 8/1 Cyrius du Lorault (3g Nil du Rib-Native du Lorault). Time was 1.28.8kr on the soft grass. At Avenches (Suisse) the Grand Prix Suisse (purse €20,815, 2350 meters autostart, 8 starters) went to 4/5 favorite Attenarco (5g Ready Cash-Mottmara) for driver He. Turrettini and Ecurie Turrettini. 3/1 Qudeko d’Ete (11g Off Guy-Vitesse) was a rallying second for trainer/driver Marc-Andre Bovay with 9/2 odds Tango du Martza (8g Jag de Bellouet-Aide du Martza) third for trainer/driver Renaud Pujol. Top flight SWE action takes place on Saturday September 26 led by the Frances Bulwarks (250,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) and its solid field as shown below: Friction, Joh. Takter Ringostarr Treb, Wim Paal Knows Nothing, U. Ohlsson Beau Mec, T. Jansson Vasterbo Highflyer, D. Reden Lord Capar, Peter Karlsson Harry Haythrow, P. Untersteiner Arazi Boko, C. Eriksson Global Money, R. Bergh Democrat, P. Lennartsson The Giant Diablo (200,000SEK to winner, 1640 meters autostart) for mares is also on tap with Delicious and Youana the likely favorites: Donna di Quattro, B. Goop Delicious, D. Reden Eketorpets Tess, J. Untersteiner Youana, E. Adielsson Talk The Talk, S. Melander Air Frame, P. Lennartsson Mousse, Joh. Takter Blue Martini As, K. Haugstad Fleetfoot Hanover, P. Untersteiner Curtsy Hanover, T. Jansson Solvalla Program 9-26-15: Thomas H. Hicks

Nichols, N.Y. -- A first-over bid into a fast pace would be enough for Bound For Fame in Friday (August 14) evening's $14,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs, as he was able to overpower his five rivals for a 1:54.3 harness racing victory.   Corey Braden settled the 8-year-old S J's Photo gelding just off the pace, drafting from midfield through a :56.2 middle half before making his move out of fourth on the backstretch. As pacesetter Jailhouse Jessica (Jim Marohn, Jr.) opened up on the backstretch, Bound For Fame wore down odds-on favourite Spice It Up Lindy (Mike Simons), ultimately working clear in the final sixteenth. Bound For Fame expanded his lead to 1-1/4 lengths, prevailing easily in 1:54.3 over Jailhouse Jessica. Six Bax (Jim Taggart, Jr.) rallied through traffic from the back of the pack to save third.   Mike Forte trains Bound For Fame for Rags to Riches of PA, LLC and Mark Goldberg.   Live racing returns to Tioga on Sunday (August 16) afternoon, with an all-stakes program kicking off at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.   by James Witherite, Tioga Downs

CLEARFIELD PA - Simeon, an sophomore altered son of Andover Hall trained and driven by David Wade of SJ's Photo fame, equaled the all-age harness racing track trotting record at the Clearfield County Fair on Tuesday, winning his division of the PA Fair Sire Stakes in 2:02 to match the previous standard set by Cottonwood Sam in 2003.   Simeon burst away from the gate "and improved his position from there," winning by 23¼ lengths in the record time, which was also recorded by Cottonwood Sam in the same age/gait/sex division. The gelding is co-owned by David Wade, Jerry Brittingham, William Peel III, and Delores Wade.   Many fans thought that if the trot record were to be broken or jeopardized, the challenge would be most likely to come from Wimborne Hanover, last year's 2YO Fair Championship winner and undefeated in six starts on the 2015 circuit. But Wimborne Hanover set the pace under constant pressure, and in the end finished third to the Lear Jetta gelding Bucks Jetta, who tallied in 2:03.2 for driver Wayne Long and owner/trainer Ron Lineweaver.   Ironically, a daughter of SJ's Photo, PJ's Photo, owns the local record for the three-year-old trotting fillies at 2:03.2, and that mark still stood at the end of the day. Fastest of the filly trot winners was Scarlett's Legacy, a daughter of SJ's Caviar who owns the circuit's divisional seasonal record, 2:01.2 at Gratz, and who won here in 2:04.2 by open lengths for trainer/driver Todd Schadel and owner Max J. Hempt, grandson of the Hall of Famer and vice president/treasurer of the Harness Racing Museum/Hall of Fame.   Max C. Hempt's longtime main trainer/driver, the redoubtable Roger Hammer, won three more times on Tuesday, one of them unusually for him a catch-drive, and he now has seven sulky successes and six training triumphs to lead those tallies going into today's final card of the meet, which features three-year-old pacers and which begins at noon.   Publicity Office, PA Fair Harness Horsemen's Association    

Paul "the Coach" Minore is hot. He now has won three of his last four starts in amateur competition with his latest victory coming in the prestigious CKG Billings East Region Mid-Season Final at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday evening, July 23 when he guided his own Wygant Prince to a 2:00.2 victory, a triumph made even more impressive since it came after starting from the eight-hole. It was their second consecutive triumph together after having been victorious in a time of 1:58.3 in a Billings leg at Saratoga Raceway on July 12. The $12,000 Mid-Season Final at Yonkers was for drivers who were the top point earners thus far in the year-long amateur driver's series. The contest went to post as a non-wagering affair prior to the first race on the betting card. If Minore was somewhat dejected after having drawn post position eight no one could tell when he gunned his trotter for the lead as the wings of the mobile gate folded and they showed the way by the first stanza in a swift :28.4. After a :31.1 breather Wygant Prince passed the halfway point relatively unchallenged. However, competition came as they headed up the backside but Minore and his charge continued unfazed and they passed the three quarters alone on the lead as the timer flashed 1:30.2. As Wygant Prince headed for home he had opened up another length on his competition and cruised to a two-length triumph over Gimme The Loot and driver Bobby "Rapid Rail" Krivelin. Third place went to Pembroke Snapshot, driven by the series top point-earner, "Hurricane Hannah" Miller. It was the fourth seasonal triumph for the winner, an 8-year-old altered son of S J's Photo owned by his driver, and trained by Taylor Gower. For Minore, it marked his fifth seasonal driving victory and 84th of his amateur career. On Friday (July 24) the Mid-west Region Mid-Season Final for the top point earners in that division, will be contested over the five-eighths mile oval at The Meadows. by John Manzi for the Billings Series

Tonight's harness racing meeting at Addington was winter racing, Canterbury style. In other words, rain and a strong cold southerly were present most of the evening which had its effect on a lot of runners. One who seemed to relish the conditions was the three year old son of Love You in Great Things Happen who won like a really nice horse after doing plenty of work. Settling back from his second line draw for trainer/driver Gavin Smith, Great Things Happen was five back in the running line when hot favourite Harriet Of Mot galloped with a lap to go when challenging for the lead. Once back trotting John Dunn sent Harriet Of Mot forward again and reached the lead with 700 metres to go. Gavin followed the daughter of Monarchy forward and sat on her wheel from the 700 metres mark. These two knuckled down to it from the 400 metres mark and half way up the straight Great Things Happen grabbed the lead and ran away for a comfortable 2 1/4 lengths victory from a very game Harriet of Mot with Everybody Knows finishing on well late for third. Great Things Happen trotted the 1950 metres in the cold slushy conditions in 2:30.2, a mile rate of 2:03.9 with closing sectionals of 60.3 and 29. Gavin Smith knew he had just got a bit lucky with Harriot Of Mot breaking. " If she hadn't broken I don't think we would have beaten her. " In saying that Great Things Happen is a very nice horse in his own right and has a big future," Gavin said.  Passed in at the 2013 New Zealand Premier yearling sale for $27,500, Great Things Happen is a son of Love You from the former smart imported daughter of S J's Photo in Calamity Gal who won seven races and $92,255 in New Zealand. Offered a half share to train him by his vendor Ted Edwards after he failed to make his reserve, Gavin accepted immediately but not for the reason you would expect. " My daughter Hayley was born the morning of the sales and when I got offered a share in a horse called Great Things Happen the same day, I just had to take it." " I didn't like him when I broke him in and was starting to have some doubts." " However the next time in he was a different horse and hasn't looked back since." " He is very immature and after tonight he is going out for a big spell. " Once he strengthens up and matures I think he will go right to the top level. " He has really high speed and I have a big opinion of him," Gavin said. As progeny of Love You get better with age, Great Things Happen would look to have a big future in front of him. Harnesslink Media  

Although she has been the scourge of the amateur harness racing driving ranks this season, today (May 28) Hannah Miller scored her first driving double and it came in back-to-back races on the betting card at Monticello Raceway. Miller won a Catskill Amateur Drivers Series pace with Rise Above It in a 1:57 clocking and came right back in the next race and drove trotter Casanova Lindy to 2:00 triumph in a leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Associations spring trotting series. Her victory with Rise Above It (Village Jolt) came from a three -hole journey to the backside and then moving to the lead nearing the third quarter before drawing off to an oh-so-easy 10- length triumph. And interestingly, the exacta in that contest belonged to the ladies when Dr. Jennifer Lowrey finished second with Logan's Dragon. Third place went to Minnesota Hanover driven by Matt Zuccarello. "I planned on leaving strong but Jennifer's horse left the gate the fastest so I ducked in a hole," Miller said and added "it was a good thing since she led us by the (first) quarter in :28.4. "After a :58 (.1) half I had the strong horse and when I gave him his head he did the rest." Owned by Melvin Fink and Clifford Grundy and trained by Nick Surick, Rise Above It paid just $2.10 for win. And this race marked another first for the 23 year old Miller when her horse was eliminated from the show wagering pool. Miller also had the favorite in the next race, a NAADA Trot, when the betting public sent Casanova Lindy (SJ's Photo)  off as a 4-10 favorite. After starting from the six-hole Miller aimed her charge toward the front end and took command prior to reaching the first stanza. From there Casanova Lindy trotted by the half in 1:00 and then rambled through even 30-second quarters to a three- length 2:00 triumph over Chuckie B and driver Alan Schwartz even though Schwartz had his trotter tight on Miller's back until Casanova Lindy drew off in mid-stretch. Third place went to Samsawinner driven by New York Yankee assistant equipment manager, Joe Lee. "I feel so great," Miller said after her second victory on the card. "I've been pretty lucky when it comes to winning races this year but having my first driving double is special." Casanova Lindy, owned by Ms. Miller, the Nick Surick Stable and the Erv Miller Stable, and trained by Surick The winner paid $2.40. And speaking of firsts, today will mark the initial time that amateur drivers will do double duty, driving in the afternoon at one track and at another in the night time. Monticello Raceway starters Hannah Miller, Joe Lee, James Marshall IV, and Dave Yarock will take seats behind trotters in Billings action at Yonkers Raceway tonight. By John Manzi for NAADA & Catskill Amateur Club

WASHINGTON, PA, May 26, 2015 -- TSM Photo Bugger stalked the dueling leaders from the pocket, then zipped through the Lightning Lane to capture Tuesday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a harness racing career-best 1:53. While Tamarind and Classicality battled throughout the final quarter, TSM Photo Bugger awaited his chance in the Lightning Lane. The 8-year-old SJ's Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding had just enough to edge Tamarind by a nose, with Classicality a close-up third. Jan Fread trains TSM Photo Bugger, who now boasts $514,241 in lifetime earnings, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson. Dave Palone piloted four winners on the 14-race card while Dan Rawlings and Mike Wilder each enjoyed a triple.. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

May 25, 2015 - On a relatively quiet day in France harness racing drivers Romain Derieux and Antoine Wiels each celebrated a triple-win day. Derieux piloted Yankee’s Photo (7m SJ’s Photo-Yankee Trader) to victory in Reims’ Grand Prix Champagne Maurice Philippart (€32,000 purse, 2575 meters distance handicapped, 14 European starters) clocked in 1.14.1kr over the standard distance. The 2.2/1 favorite is trained by Bjorn Gulbrensen for Norway’s Sisset Vatnoy. 14/1 Ulhior du Beziau (7m Orsy Dream-Jipsue du Beziau) was next for Ganriele Gelormini timed in 1.13.6kr over an extended distance. Sweden’e Omaha (8g Varenne-Chops) was third for Pierre Vercruysse.  Derieux also won as trainer/driver with Chess d’Or (3m Orlando Vici-Tess La Chesnsie) for owner Ecurie AB Trot and with Cornaline d’Orient (3f Coktail Jet-Topaze d’Orient), both as favorites. He was also third in a monte event as jockey at 27/1 with Ariwa. At Chatelaillon Antoine Wiels had three wins, three seconds and a third. His wins came with Vanessa Bella, Be Happy and Ulula Bella in 1.15.4kr for well-respected owner/trainer J-P Marmion. Also at t Montauban their Grand Prix de Montauban (€32,000 purse, 2400 meters, 13 European starters) went to the 1.16.5kr winner Saint Malo Rush (9g Hand du Vivier-Jolie du Vaumcel) and Roland Jeffrelot trainer/driver at 2.4/1 odds. Second Favori (9g Ni Ho Ped d’Ombree0France de Vaiges) was next for driver/trainer/owner J-H Treich at 16/1 over 5/1 Umoko (7m Imoko-Kiss Me Counonces) and owner/trainer/pilot Richard Westerink. The latter is a full brother to Elitloppet bound Timoko. Thomas H. Hicks

Tmlil Orphan Andy had to be euthanized after breaking his right ankle during the $11,000 ninth race trot at Pompano Park late Wednesday evening. Privately purchased just five weeks ago by Robert Giaquitti of Lake Worth, Tmlil Orphan Andy was a ten-year-old gelded son of S J’s Photo from the Sacramento mare, Shawnee Star, with career earnings of more than $350,000 and a race record of 1:54.1 at the Meadowlands. In his first start for new trainer Peter Pellegrino at Pompano Park on December 17, Smlil Orphan Andy won for driver Peter Wrenn in 1:55.1. This past Wednesday night, Wrenn was making a move with Tmlil Orphan Andy along the rail when right after the three-quarter mile marker, the horse took a miss step and his ankle broke. The horse had to be euthanized right on the track. After the eighth race on the card, four of the tower lights on the final turn had gone out and after track maintenance could not fix those light, they brought in two smaller light stands powered by generators and it took 54 minutes before the ninth race went off. Then after the ninth race mishap delay, track management cancelled the tenth and final race of the evening. The $13,500 eighth race Open Handicap Trot saw It’s Payday Friday and owner/driver Dan Clements wire the field from post seven to win with ease by two and three-quarter lengths in 1:55. M C Felix (Aaron Byron) was second with Striker Ace (Jason Dillander) third. Trained by Renaldo Morales, III, it was the first this year for the five-year-old gelded son of Kadabra, who paid $3.40 to win as the wagering favorite. by Steve Wolf, for

WASHINGTON, PA, Dec. 12, 2014 -- Dismissed at 13-1, TSM Photo Bugger easily disposed of the 1-9 favorite, Cowgirl Hall, around the final turn and went on to capture Friday's $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Cowgirl Hall was seeking her sixth straight victory, but she was no match for the winner, who moved from third past the three-quarters for Mike Wilder. TSM Photo Bugger triumphed in 1:55.3, 2-3/4 lengths better than Overandovervictory. Andoversure earned show while Cowgirl Hall faded to fourth. Jan Fread trains TSM Photo Bugger, a 7-year-old SJ's Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding who now has banked $445,011 in his career, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson. It was one of five wins on the 15-race card for Wilder. In Friday's companion feature, a $20,000 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot, Anaffairtoremember moved three wide down the backside to get the jump on Whata Donato and defeat her by 1-3/4 lengths for Aaron Merriman and owner/trainer Bill Bercury. Crazy Grigio was well back in third. The 4-year-old daughter of Angus Hall-Val Lee Woman extended her lifetime earnings to $294,332. by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

Three eliminations for the October 5th 87th Italian Derby took place today at Roma Campanelle, in the right-handed direction. Each elimination was raced over 2100 meters autostart for €22,000. Stankovic OK (3m Self Possessed-Flavia Kronos-SJ’s Photo) romped by six lengths in 1.13.3kr in the first battery for Enrico Bellei. Specialess and Swan Wise As trailed the impressive, bold striding winner. This elim was the fastest of the day. Stankovic Ok Pietro Gubellini teamed Sharon Gar to victory in the second elimination timed in 1.14kr. The pair ended two lengths up over Saba de Ronco and reinsman Enrico Bellei with Skyline Dany third. The winner is a three year-old daughter of Varenne from Geneve Gar by Lemon Dra. Sharon Gar The impressive Sceicco (3m Look de Star-Iuta-Viking Kronos) took the final elimination in 1.13.8kr by open lengths for Andrea Guzzinati over Sansone Bar and Santiago d’Ete. The impressive chestnut is a likely favorite in the final, that should be a very competitive affair. Sceicco   Thomas H. Hicks

Ed You (7g Love You-Lancia Brick-Super Arnie) rallied late to score a 1-1/2 length victory in the Gr. I UET Masters Series International Final at Charlottenlund (Copenhagen). The purse for this 2500 meters autostart event was €500,000. Stall Sedin HB owns the winner, timed in 1.12.4kr, that is trained by Robert Bergh as he scored for the 24th time in a career spanning 61 starts. It was Ed You’s fifth 2014 victory in 11 starts. Torbjorn Jansson was the driver today and Ed You was off at 21.2/1 odds Second wagering choice on the PMU network (favored on ATG) Commander Crowe took the early lead for Orjan Kihlstrom and held the front until the top of stretch when he faded rapidly to the end, after being pressured by the Lutfi Kolgjini reined Mosaique Face for the last lap. Mosaique Face (5m Classic Photo-Iona LB-Supergill) battled bravely to the end under heavy urging to hold second (at 9.4/1) ahead of fast closing Canaka BF and Ulf Ohlsson (at 26.9/1). Second ATG wagering choice (and PMU favorite) Timoko, and teamster Bjorn Goop, finished fourth after departing from post 12 and making an early three-wide move that eventually placed him second over behind Mosaique Face. Timoko offered no challenge in deep stretch. The undercard showcased the Koster Memorial with 125,000kr to the winner. BBS Sugarlight(5g Super Light-Sugarsweet Sid-Sugarcane Hanover) took this one for Peter Untersteiner in 1.12kr over O’Grady (8m SJ’s Photo-Dawn Garbo-Smasher) with Flemming Jensen up and third place finisher Amour Rapide (7m Love You-Vouge-Firm Tribute) with Orjan Kihlstrom driving. Earlier on the card a two year-old event went to Clemenza AM (2m Muscle Hill-No Better Kronos-Varenne) for trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini and owner Stall Courant AM. The victory, timed in 1.15.3kr over 1600 meters autostart, was his second in three career starts. by Thomas H. Hicks, for

Today’s Finish Trotting Derby at Vermo (FI), worth €100,000 to the winner, went to Jonesy in rein to Tuomas Korvenoja. The four-year-old son of Muscles Yankee-Ripley-Ride The Night scored comfortably in 1.13.2kr over 2600 meters autostart, his second victory in nine 2014 starts, increasing his career earnings to €289,098. Sahara B Boy )by Make It Happen) was second for Miika Forss in a close battle with third place Daryl Boko (by Majestic Son) with trainer Veijo Heiskanen aboard.  The Trotting Masters, worth €38,000 to the winner, went to Surprise Lord (8m Classic Response-Beauty Bro-Arnaquer) with Iikka Nornonen driving. He scored in 1.12.2kr over 2100 meters autostart to defeat Amazing Soul (by SJ’s Photo) with Jukka Kinniunen driving. Third went to Rainbow Zet (by Supergill) with reinsman Mikael Kopola). Surprise Lord recorded his fifth 2014 win in 11 starts and increased his career earnings to over €317,000. by Thomas H. Hicks, for

The Jerry Riordan trained Sheava Vik won today's Gr. I International Lindhals Fillies Final at Romme Sweden. Reined by Johan Untersteiner, the Italy-bred three-year-old daughter of Donato Hanover-Nashville OM-Uronometro scored in 1.12.2kr over 1640 meters autostart for co-owners Allevamento Folli SRL and Loris Vicario. The winner earned 800,000SEK first money and raised her career earnings to 1,072,062SEK with her fourth victory in 15 outings. Next behind the winner were Gabriella Sisu (3f Muscle Mass-Armbro Begood-Conway Hall) with Erik Adielsson up and Souchong (3f Going Kronos-Dimbula-Victory Dream) handled by Orjan Kihlstrom for trainer Roger Wallmann. The co-featured Lindhals Final for colts, a Gr. I International event with 800,000SEK to the winner, went to Al Dente in 1.12kr for Orjan Kihlstrom teaming for trainer Conrad Lugauer. This winner scored easily to record his 13th victory in 18 appearances for earnings of 2,895,000SEK. The three year-old son of Scarlet Knight-Mollies Photo-SJ's Photo is an impressive 2014 performer with 12 wins and a second in 13 starts. Origo Tilly (3g Super Arnie-Regina Tilly-Speedy Crown) was second for Torbjorn Jansson ahead of Thewayiam As (3m Allstar Hall-Nilema Way-Mack Lobell) with Johnny Takter aboard. The top aged event on the Romme card was the Super Light Gold for 150,000SEK to the winner of this 1640 meter autostart test. Occhione Jet (6m Pine Chip-Estelle Jet-Supergill) took the win in 1.10.9kr for Erik Adielsson over Bon Freccia (6m Steinlager-Fabiola Safir-Lindy's Crown) with Bjorn Goop up, in a photo. Third went to System Performance (5f Scarlet Knight-Hermit Lady-Express Ride) and Stefan Melander. by Thomas H. Hicks, for

Canaka BF (7f Jobie Tempest-Frida Filiokus-Spotlite Lobell) rallied late for Ulf Ohlsson to win today's Gr. I UET Masters Series European Mares Championship at Solvalla, Sweden worth 650,000SEK to winner. Canaka BF recorded her 18th career win in 64 starts now for earnings of 4,905,292SEK. Today's victory was her fifth 2014 win in ten outings. Prussia (5f Ken Warkentin-Elvezia-Pine Chip) was a very game second for trainer/driver Pietro Gubellini with third to She Loves You FI (7f Love You-SJ's Shad Roe-SJ's Photo) and Bjorn Goop. Time was 1.11.7kr, a SWE record for the 2140 meters autostart distance. Jorma Kontio steered Absolute Newport quickly to the lead and repulsed a three wide early move by Prussia to seize command. Kontio parked Prussia all the way until Absolute Newport stopped, yielding the leading spot to Prussia and she nearly held on under aggressive Gubellini handling. Canaka BF rallied wide in the late going to win by three-quarter length with She Loves You FI a close third and the Jerry Riordan trained Rossella Ross ended fourth. On the card the Carolo Mins for three year-olds went to US-bred Fire To The Rain (3m Yankee Glide-Adelaide Hall-Conway Hall) and Ulf Ohlsson. The 1640 meter autostart test had ten starters with 100,000SEK to the winner and Fire To The Rain scored in 1.11.7kr to just defeat Explosive De Vie (3g Explosive Matter-Ava-Pine Chip) and trainer/driver Jim Oscarsson. This pair easily bested third place finisher Saphire Bi (3f Conway Hall-Valley Jean Bi-Valley Boss Bi) with Bjorn Goop up for trainer Riordan. Fire To the Rain won for the third time in six lifetime starts, now for earnings of 1,130,365SEK. by Thomas H. Hicks, for

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