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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  

Andrea Nagyvary (a) piloted Utrillo d’Amour (8g Balexis du Mouty-Jorgane d’Amour-Tak Tak) to victory in today’s featured Baka Handicap (purse 1,100,000Huf, 4200 meters distance handicap), overcoming a 40 meter handicap. The 1.24kr timed win, for harness racing trainer Imre Fazekas, over the marathon distance, was over second finishing Oszi Feny (8m Wall Street Banker-Sugar-Mill H) and trainer/driver Imre Fazekas, that overcame a 60 meter penalty. Third was 40 meter handicapped Ruby Reeves (6g Wall Street Banker-Jade-Valley Guardian) driven by Mitja Slavic for trainer Balazs Juhasz, who was in Paris this day finishing second in the annual international drivers competition. The undercard included the Oroshaza Varos DIJA (purse 600,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) and favorite Romi Mms (6f Turbo Sund-Goldy LB-Self Possessed) prevailed in 1.16.7kr for driver Mitja Slavic and trainer Marko Slavic, of SLO. Amazing Koks (9g Jailhouse Joey-Data Star Index-Ata Star L) took second for trainer/driver Lajos Marton, ahead of Orderly (9f Yankee Glide-Dearest Dimling-Utra Ducal) and trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos. Two year-olds battled in the GY&GY Istallo DIJA (purse 500,000HUf, 1800 meters autostart) with victory to Wotan (2g Maximus Lindy-Lezer-Baltic Pet) timed in 1.23.1kr for Imre Fazekas, also trainer. Violetta (2f Racino-Franciska-Witsends Speedy) was second for Zsokt Vereb and trainer Sandor Varga. Villeneuve (2m Pilgrims Taj-Brisco Emma-Briso Robertto) earned third for Sandor Kolozsi and trainer Laszlo Kolozsi. The Oroshazi Lovas DIJA (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) for aged performers went to 1.20kr timed Oklahoma Font (8f Toss Out-Divine Child-Mr. Lavec) with Lilla Horvath the pilot for trainer Judit Kele. Titus Livius (4m Incredible Cole-Juci-Valley Guardian) was second and third went to San Francisco (5m Medic Hanover-Kentucky Girl-LV Glory Bound) for Ferenc Nagy II. Plans are in place for the annual December 31 celebration “Ugeto Szilveszter”. Thomas H. Hicks    

The Lajos Marton trained and reined Salihamidzic (5m Wall Street Banker-Helikon-Awesome Goal) won Saturday’s harness racing featured Grand DIK at Kincsem Park timed in 1.19.5kr over 1900 meters distance handicap. Amma i. owns the winner of the 600,000Huf purse contest. Nocsabasz (9m Tony Oaks-Zala Szepe-Rugged Lobell) was second for Veljko Mazsity with third to Orinoco (8f PS Dimo-Yxor-Witsend’s Speedy) and driver Arpad Lakatos. On the undercard Ragdoll (4f Ever To Excel-Woodhill’s Elvirah-Friendly Face) won the fifth straight for trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos. The Picero DIJ was raced over 1800 meters autostart for a purse of 360,000Huf. Next weekend (Saturday) there will be the first great race in 2016 for three year-olds plus the Dr. Borostyankoy Memorial for four year-olds and up in a two heat format. On Friday evening begins the season’s  night racing (gallop, trotting and greyhounds), and there will be May 6-8 the popular Spring Food-Truck Show. Thomas H. Hicks

Salihamidzic (5m Wall Street Banker-Helicon-Awesome Goal) took the Saturday Kincsem Park featured Mount DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) clocked in 1.18.2kr for trainer/driver Lajos Marton and owner Amma Loverseny Kft. Off at  5.4/1, the winner defeated 2,2/1 favorite Harlynda (7f Abano As-Sparkling-Coktail Jet) hanlded by Veljko Mazsityand 3.7/1 Oldtimer Diamant (6g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) with Ms. Emese Vezer aboard. The latter was handicapped 20 meters. On the undercard the Dios DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 2400 meters autostart) went to 1,2/1 favorite Evian Boko (5m Make It Happen-Aqua-Super Arnie) for trainer/driver Jaromir Kotasek and Slovakia owner Trotting Stars. This CZE invader was timed in 1.17.7kr to defeat 6.7/1 Saxicola Jet (5f Naglo-Campala RAL-Toss Out) and 13.5/1 Celebrity Classic (7m Classic Response-Musli Star-Somolli Star). Also this day at Kincsem Park, last years’ good three year-old Time To Say Goodbye (4m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) returned for a 1.16.7kr qualifying victory for Lajos Marton. This one was second in the 2014 HU Trotting Derby on July 4 and earned 6.6Huf million with four wins in nine starts. On the regular card today, Stone Cape’s Judy (9f SJ’s Caviar-Kallassy-Yankee Glide) won clocked in 1.16.7kr for Csaba Lakatos and Ugoline Ans (3m Yankee Slide-Cristina Ans-Bon Vivant) took a 1.19.7kr victory for Sandor Varga. Varga returned to victory lane with Ujrazz! (3m Maximus Lindy-Gyorsulj!-Witsends Speedy) timed in 1.18.1kr for CZE owner Asntioch Arani Sro. Another Maximus Lindy offspring, Ultra Lady (3f Maximus Lindy-Jeans Lady-Valley Guardian), scored in 1.21.2kr for driver Balrzs Juhasz and legendary breeder/owner Kabela Menes Kft. Lastly, the veteran mare Mambo Girl (10f Baltic Bet-Tamesways Sweet L-Super Arnie) won for Laszlo Kolozsi timed in 1.17.1kr. by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink

December 31, 2015 - Imre Fazekas teamed his trainee Rocket Boy (5g Wall Street Banker-Elegant Lady-Mill H) to a front-stepping  victory in the 1.5Huf million featured Nenzetgazdasagi Miniszterium this New Year’s Eve at Kincsem Park. A full-house was on hand on a dry, old evening for the racing program and festive music and entertainment. The winner, off at 4.6/1, scored career victory 16 in 55 starts, now for earnings of 6,765,000Huf. Rocket Boy was bred by Kabala Menes Kft and is owned by Pimri Bt and Tamas Bazsony and was timed in 1.19.7kr. The contest was raced over the 1960 meter course, distance handicapped. Conway Boko (6m Castleton Bass-Waecon Boko-Conway Hall) was second for Tibor Hajnal, overcoming a 20 meter handicap. Conway Boko had his three race winning streak snapped but he has 29 wins in 57 starts lifetime. Jogging (12g Valley Guardian-Sportlady-Csinom Palko) was third for trainer/driver Sandor Varga. Fazekas also won the co-featured Tamas Pinter Oroszlan Handicap (purse 1Huf million) with 2.6/1 odds trainee Orlando Bloom (7g Zador-Donna Summer-First Dust) clocked in 1.17.1kr for owner Pimro Bt. The field traveled 1800 meters autostart and Orlando Bloom now has 18 career wins in 70 starts for earnings of 15,165,000Huf. Andorra Gold (7f Andover Hall-Olympics-Muscles Yankee) and trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos emerged from fourth to gain the advantage mid-stretch before Orlando Bloom rallied past by a length nearing the line. Landlord (10m Baltic Bet-Golden Lady-Endless Sands) was third. Also on the undercard 5.7/1 Oldtimer Diamant (5g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) took the 600,000Huf Magazin Funzine DIJ over 1800 meters autostart, clocked in 1.17.4kr for Emeze Vezer and trainer Emil Csordas. Sun Systems Kft and Laura Pekker own the winner. Off Road (7g PS Dimo-Gala Rose-Yankee Yankee) was second for trainer/driver Sandor Varga with third to Zavita Meerswal (9f Good As Gold-Davidia Storm-Quick Pay) and trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos. Before the regular card Imre Fazekas won a qualifier with Upper East Side (2m Beissinger Hanover-Lovely Beauty-Valley Guardian), a colt bred by Andrea Fazekas (also an amateur driver and a film producer for Hungarian Trotting Association) and owned now by Pimri Br. In the last race this evening Ms. Fazekas reined Oro Noble (7f Francis Diamond-Noble d’Oro-Shane T Hanover) to a rallying second from post 13 in the BUEK 2016 Handicap, before the crowd enjoyed a superb fireworks display. Thomas H. Hicks  

December 26, 2015 - Veteran mare Orangyal (7f Wall Street Banker-Derengo-Endless Sands) took today’s Janos Paulovitz Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park, timed in 1.17.9kr for driver/trainer Csaba Lakatos. Orangyl earned her 20th career win in 89 starts, this one in dense fog. Andorra Gold set the pace and was an open length leader before tiring late around the final bend. Orifiamma Jet (7f Supergill-Ticket To Ride-Nevele Pride) rallied late to be a good second for driver Sandor Varadi and trainer Tibor Hajnal, with Landlord (10m Baltic Bet-Golden Lady-Endless Sands) third on the line for trainer/driver Laszlo Kolozsi. The co-featured Ketevesck Versenye for 600,000Huf over 1900 meters autostart for two year-olds went to Uzsorasno (2f Maximus Lindy-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) for trainer/driver Balazs Juhasz. Radihazi owns the winner and bred her under the name Kabala Menes Kft. Ulaszlo M (2m Cigar Dan-Cinderella Gelj-Giant Chill) was second for Zsolt Vereb and trainer Goran Zolnaji. Uliana Ketti (2f Fanketti-Gong-Poz) ended third for amateur driver Sandor Hegedus and trainer Robert Joo. Breeder Kabala Menes has been a leading commercial breeder in Hungary for many years, having produced many Derby winners including Illetmeny in 2005 (by Valley Guardian), Kentish Boy (by Endless Sands) in 2007, London (by Baltic Bet) in 2008, and the 2011-2014 winners Oguz, Paperboy, Radium Boy and Szerelmes, all these by Wall Street Banker. Aged trotters competed in the 360,000Huf Istvan Vicen Memorial over 1900 meters autostart. The 1.18.7kr winner was Kiskarcsi (11g Castleton Magic-Best Over-Executive Way) teamed by Bernadett Balogh for trainer Joseph Rutkai and Prolongo i. Kiskarcsi scored his 26th win in 100 starts and second straight. Zavita Meerswal (9f Good As Gold-Davidia Storm-Quick Pay) was second for Zoltan Gyolai and trainer Csaba Lakatos with Nelli Gull (8f Yankee Yankee-Melinda Gull-Pershing) finishing third for Zoltan Becze and trainer Attila Budai. Next up at Kincsem Park is their New Years Eve Racing and Entertainment event, always sure to fill the house with festive fans, irrespective of weather. The Ugeto Sziulveszter recaps the year and makes awards to the top performers, trot and gallop. Be there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJYErrn2uPo Thomas H. Hicks

October 31, 2015 - Lajos Marton teamed his trainee Royal Flesh (5m Wall Street Banker-Tameways Sweet L-Super Arnie) to victory in Saturday’s featured Palmyra DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) clocked in 1.18.1kr as the 2.4/1 favorite. Rocket Boy (5g Wall Street Banker-Elegant Lady-Mill H) was a close second for Imre Fazekas with third captured by Orinoco (7f P.S. Dimo-Uxor-Witsends Speedy) and teamster Arpad Lakatos. The 400,000Huf purse Festival DIJ over 1800 meters autostart went to 1.1/1 Isetta (5f Tschagga-Rassige-Diamond Way) for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity and owner Hico. Timed in 1.16.9kr this winner bested Padova (6f Toss Out-Venusika As-Crowning Point) driven by Ferenc Nagy II and the third finishing colt Trencsen (3m Ata Star L-Eperjes-Witsends Speedy) driven by Zsolt Vereb. Also on the Kinscem Park card this day the 360,000Huf Pikolo Handicap over 1800 meters autostart was won by the 1.4/1 favorite Stone Capes Judy (8f SJ’s Caviar-Kallassy-Yankee Glide) driven by trainer Csaba Lakatos and timed in 1.18kr. Oli Sun (7g Pickaflick-Bozske-Executive Way) was second for trainer/driver Pal Vicsen with third to Palinka (6f Medic Hanover-Bajital-Yankee Class) and driver Krisztina Komaromi. First dam of the winner is a daughter of Keystone Scorch by Speedy Crown-Sandra S. Hanover, the dam of Smoldering Pine 1:56.3 and Torch Bearer 1:57.3. The well-regarded maternal family has produced Keystone Santa Fe 1:55.4 (US$371,453) and four winners in excess of US$199,000 including Spitfire Hanover, Quick Pay, Record Bowl and Sven Hanover. Thomas H. Hicks  

June 7, 2015 - Sunday harness racing action at Kincsem Park (Budapest) represented an outstanding trotting card led by the Nagyevesek Nagy DIJ (Four Year-Old Championship, purse 5,000,000Huf, 2500 meters autostart, 14 starters). Speedy Boy (4g Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) scored in 1.18.2kr for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity, owner Hico I and breeder Kabela Menes Kft of Radihaza. Off at 4/1 the winner defeated Salibamidzio teamed by Lajos Marton in a close finish with Szcrelmes third for reinsman Balazs Juhasz. Replay: http://82.131.211.99/video/ugeto/2015/2015_06_07/8_futam.wmv The older trotters battled in the Lovaselet Sprinter Kupa (purse 2,000,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart, seven starters) with 2.3/1 Romi Mms (5f Turbo Sund-Goldy LB) taking the prize clocked in 1.13.6kr. Mitja Slavic is the trainer/driver of the winner owned by Slavic I and bred in Italy by Equine Ms Srl. Odile Grif was a close second for Paolo Scamardella with Rinette Streamline third for Csaba Lakatos. Replay: http://82.131.211.99/video/ugeto/2015/2015_06_07/4_futam.wmv The Derby Trial (Derby Kiserlet Verseny, purse 1,800,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart, three year-olds, 12 starters) went to 2/1 Tonnyo (3m Incredible Cole-Intelligent Star-Oaklea Bluejay) for trainer/driver  L. Kolozsi and owner/breeder Kulik Farm Kft. The winner scored in 1.16.6kr to defeat fast closing Time To Say Goodbye (by Maximus Lindy) with Lajos Marton up with third to Titan Ville and teamster Imre Fazekas. Incredible Cole (by Incredible Abe) was imported from the US  as a racehorse and has proven to be a useful sire early in his stallion career.   Replay: http://82.131.211.99/video/ugeto/2015/2015_06_07/6_futam.wmv Earlier in the card the Pan DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart, six starters) went to Paperboy (6m Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) timed in 1.16.2kr for Veijo Mazsity, traimer/driver. This is a full brother to Speedy Boy, and a double for the owner and breeder. Offroad and Nixon were next to the line. Thomas H. Hicks

Radium Boy (4m Wall Street Banker-Golden Lady) took Saturday’s Menesek DIJA at Kincsem Park in Budapest, Hungary.. The winner traveled 3200 meters, 40 meters more than four three year-old contestants and 20 meters less than four six through eight year-old trotters. Driven by trainer Veljko Mazsity for Hico i. owner. Purse was 2HUf million for this fall season HU trotting classic. Radium Boy secured his third straight victory and raised his career earnings to 13,736,000HUf. Ollyan nincs (6g Pickaflick-C’est le guerre) was second for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas in the event timed in 1.19.8kr. Ollyan nincs had won two straight fast-class events leading to this race. He raced gamely after overcoming the distance handicap coming three lengths short to the line. Masterpiece (8m Tony Oaks-Fairplay) was third also traveling 3220 meters. The undercard at Kincsem Park featured the 500,000Huf API DIJ over 1960 meters. Alegria Dream (6f Andover Hall-Adri di Jesolo) took this one for Csaba Lakatos in 1.18.4kr over Orifiamma Jet (6f Supergill-Ticket To Ride-Nevele Pride) and Amazing Lobell (7f Incredible Crafts-Us Companion). The Ketevesek Versenye for two year-olds over 1900 meters autostart for 500,000Huf went to Timoteo (2m Abano As-Ghirlanda Aas) and trainer/driver Vwljko Mazsity in his second career start. Thunder Wood (2m Sholty Boko-Javorfa) was second ahead of Tartozo (2f Ata Star L-Hitelezo). by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

Last week showcased solid, competitive racing in France, Italy, Sweden and Hungary. Mid-week graded action at Paris-Vincennes highlighted the lead in to a superb racing weekend.  Africaine took the Gr. II Prix Guy le Gondidec Wednesday for Jean-Etienne Dubois. The four-year-old daughter of Oiseau de Feur scored easily in 1.13.6kr over 2700 meters. On Thursday, Paris-Vincennes conducted two more Gr. II events that went to Valdice de Mars in a monte test (Prix Legoux-Longpre) over 2850 meters. This five-year-old daughter of Lynx de Bellouet scored in 1.13.9kr for Yohan Lebourgeois. The other Gr II event was the Prix Jules Thibault over 2700 meters that Athos des Elfes won for Joel Van Eeckhaute in 1.13.7kr. The four year-old son on Ganymede was a hard driving winner over Aladin d’Ecajeul. Summaries of these races are shown below. August 27, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Guy le Gonidec, Gr. II €120,000 purse, 2700 meters, 16 starters, 1.13.6kr 1st Africaine (4f Oiseau de Feux-Italiene-Coktail Jet), Jean-Etienne Dubois owner/trainer/driver, 1.1/1, fifth win in 23 outings for €292,820 earned 2nd Andalouse (4f Tenor de Baune-Mosaique), Tony Le Beller, 45.9/1 3rd Athena de Vandel (4f Prince Gede-Maelia de Vandel), Mathieu Abrivard for Cedric Megissier, 5.5/1 4th Axelle Dark (4f Ready Cash-Queen des Charmes), Jos. Verbeeck up for owner/trainer Philippe Allaire, 4.8/1 August 28, 2014, Paris-Vincennes, Prix Legoux-Longpre, 2850 meters monte, Gr. II €120,000 purse, ten starters, time 1.13.9kr 1st Valdice de Mars (5f Lynx de Bellouet-Tiphanie-Beausejour II), Yohan Lebourgeois for owner/trainer Loic Groussard, 7.2/1, tenth career win for €543,820 2nd Valse de Reve (5f Mister President-Nouba Houba), Camille Levesque, 3.3/1 3rd Votka Bleue (5f Jasmin de Flore-Joyeuse Bleue), Franck Nivard, 4.1/1 4th Valse Castelets (5f Memphis du Rib-Elide), J.L.C. Dersoir, 17.1/1 August 28, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Jules Thibault, 2700 meters, Gr. II €120,000 purse, 1.13.7kr 1st Athos des Elfes (4m Ganymede-Iazio du Bourg-Tadzio de la Motte), Joel Van Eeckhaute, 1.4/1 odds favorite, his eighth career win for €343,030 for owner J-P Goubert 2nd Aladin d’Ecajeul (4m Quaker Jet-Nancy d’Ecajeul), Eric Raffin up for trainer Sebastian Guarato, 3.1/1 3rd Akim du Cap Vert (4m First de Retz-Prima du Cap Vert), Franck Anne owner/trainer/driver, 9.2/1 In Cesena, Italy two preps for the Breeders Course Final took place on August 23. Tiffany Caf (2f Cantab Hall-Elaine Caf-Supergill) scored in 1.16.4kr over 1660 meters autostart for Bo Le Verde and Talish As (2f Daguet Rapide-Gaia dei Veltri-Remington Crown) was a 1.16.6kr winner over the same distance for Roberto Vecchione. Both races were contested over 1660 meters autostart for the two year-old olds. On August 22 at Solvalla Mister JP scored over 1640 meters autostart in 1.13.4kr by open lengths, for Bjorn Goop. The winner is now 2 for 2 for Ecurie Citrus (J-P Barjon). Mister JP is a two year-old son of Taurus Dream from Baghdad Dream by Yankee Glide. Jim Oscarsson was second this day with Mr. Perfect by Andover Hall. This group of lightly raced two year-olds will be back in action on September 6 at Jagersro for the Breeders Course Final. They will travel 1640 meters autostart for 450,000SEK purse. The field is shown below. Mister J.P. (B. Goop) Angelina (DK) (J. Juel) Fiona Stardust (NL)  (B. Crebas) Telecomando Ok (J. Kontio) Tunica (E. Adielsson) Partizan Face (L. Kolgjini) Mr Perfect (J. Oscarsson) Troja D’Asolo (Renè Legati) Talish As (W. Paal) Flyer Boshoeve (M. Schimd) The same day at Jagersro will be the European Championship for three year-olds, going 2140 meters for a 450,000SEK purse. The lineup follows. Expo Express (DE) (A. Mollema) Winston Sisa (DK) (S. Juul) Easytowin (J. Takter) Saphire Bi (O. Kihlstrom) Jontte Boy (FI) (J. Kontio) Da Vinci B.R (NO) (K. Haugstad) Kickans Girl (R. Pettersson) Othello Tilly (B. Goop) Ewald F. Boko (DE) )C. Lugauer) Sheava Vik (J. Untersteiner) Coolwater In (E. Adielsson) On Sunday at Kincsem Park the SLO invader Lady Luna (9f Sierra Ranger-Luna) took the 500,000HUfRecorder DIJ feature over 1960 meters turning start. Rene Hanzekovic, also trainer, piloted the winner perfectly gaining a pocket journey behind pacesetter Amazing Lobell (7f Incredible Crafts-US Companion) and reinsman Arpad Lakatos to score in 1.17.9kr over a deep racing surface. Orangyal (6f Wall Street Banker-Derengo) ended third for Pal Vicen. Next Saturday, September 6, will be the prestigious Hungaria Prize and the Marschall Jozsef Memorial. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

August 3, 2014: The 10HUf million, 100th edition of the Hungarian Trotting Derby today went to 7/2 odds second choice Szerelmes R with Balazs Juhasz aboard. The three year-old son of Wall Street Banker (full-brother to legendary Valley Victory that was campaigned in the US by the late Doug Ackerman) scored over 1900 meters autostart in 1.17.2kr by over six lengths. Szacharin (by Vanito, a son of Titan Way) was second for Laszlo Kolozsi with favored Speedy Boy (by Wall Street Banker) third for Veljko Mazsity. Dam of the winner is the excellent producer Viragos (by Surefire Lobell, a son of Speedy Crown-Starglow Hanover). Viragos has generated multiple winners throughout her broodmare career by Wall Street Banker, Tony Oaks, Baltic Bet, Valley Guardian, Endless Sands, and Witsend's Speedy. On the Kincsem Park card the secondary feature Pannonia DIJ (purse 1.8HUf million over 1800 meters autostart), for four year-old HU-breds, went to Royal Flesh, a son of Wall Street Banker-Tameways Sweet SL-Super Arnie) with Laszlo Marton up for AMMA Kft. He scored in 1.16.5kr over Paperboy and Palko. Tamesways Sweet L is from Tameway (Tamerlane-Airway) and this family has produced exceptionally well in Hungary. The Jozsef Sinka Memorial (purse 1.2HUf million, 1800 meters autostart), for aged open class trotters, went to red hot Lambert SAS (9m Diamond Way-Agena LB-Indro Park) in 1.15.1kr by open lengths. The Italian bred veteran (maternal family of Starita Lobell) is trained and driven by Jozsef Sagaj for SLO owner Albert Hossman. The Tony Oaks sired Masterpiece and Night Lady were next on the line. This day in Germany (Mariendorf) showcased the €227,430 purse Deutsches Traber Derby over 1900 meters autostart. 12 starters took the challenge and trainer/driver Arnold J. Mollema prevailed with favored Expo Express (3m Expo Bi-Pine Spirit-Pine Chip) owned by Holland's Jacob Elzinga. He scored in 1.15.1kr over Ewald F. Boko (Super Arnie-Blackberry Hanover) and Conrad Lugauer with third to Ejton Attack (Gigant Neo-P'bird Mon Amie) with Bjorn Goop reining for trainer Tomas Malmqvist. Thomas H. Hicks  

Solvato and reinsman Peter Ingves lead tomorrow's field in the 150,000SEK (to winner) Gold Division at Axevalla. The five year-old son of Donato Hanover-Solveig-Yankee Glide is the early favorite in the eight horse group that also includes On Track Piraten (6g Kool du Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line) that Erik Adielsson will drive and Digital Ink (5g Super Photo Kosmos0Laverda des Pres-Filou du Boscall) that Orjan Kihlstrom will handle for trainer Stefan Melander. Kaffir Face, Haraldinho, Manalapan, Porthos Amok and Putte Topline complete the field. Interesting winners this week in Scandinavia included a victory on July 16 at Skelleftea by the Jan Norberg reined Top Of The World (3m Conway Hall-Pilgrims Redhead-Self Possessed) in 1.15.8kr. He scored over 2140 meters turning start to earn 25,000SEK first money and remains undefeated in three starts. Yesterday at Bergsaker veteran Kadett CD (7m Scarlet Knight-Kiss Of Life-Tenor de Baune) earned 50,000SEK by winning the Lajon Konsult Services, a 1640 meter autostart event for 50,000SEK to the winner. The winner earned his 23rd career win in 55 starts with the 1.11.8kr victory over Occhione Jet by Pine Chip. On that card Deal Or No Deal (8f Self Possessed-Bankers Review-Wall Street Banker) won the Gran Prix Stoet to earn 60,000SEK with the 1.13.3kr win over 2140 meters turning start. Ulf Ohlsson teamed the winner, her 14th career win. The Norrlands GP Final for 250,000SEK to the winner went to Leif Witasp's Cool Keeper (4m Broadway Hall-Missys Go Go-Yankee Glide) in 1.12.4kr over 2140 meters autostart. Cool Keeper won for the eighth time in 23 career appearances. Today at Solvalla Mister JP (2m Taurus Dream-Baghdad Dream-Yankee Glide) became one of the first two year-old winners in Europe as he scored in 1.16.5kr to earn 50,000SEK in his initial start. Bjorn Goop reined the winner over the 1640 meter volt start course. He's owned by J-P Barjon's Ecurie Citrus and was acquired at Harrisburg from legendary breeder J-P Dubois. On the Solvalla card Claes Boko (5m Varenne-Salmo Boko-Express Ride) won an event worth 100,000SEK to the winner. Erik Adielsson drove this one to a 1.12.8kr win, his 11th in 26 starts. Part Boat Hanover also won today for trainer/driver Stefan Melander in 1.15.6kr over 2140 meters autostart to earn 30,000SEK. The winner recorded his second win in four starts and is a three year-old male by Cantab Hall-Princess Cruise-Donerail. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

Kincsem Park's excellent Saturday card showcased the 2014 two year-old leaders, a marathon distance event for HU-bred five year-olds and the HU Derby Trial. The Derby is set for August 3rd. The two year-olds battled over 1800 meters for a purse of 1.1HUf million and the first HU crop of Ata Star L finished first and third. Trappolj!, an Ata Star L filly, took victory for Imre Dome in 1.22.1kr at 15/1 odds. Ata Star L is a son of Tibur-Ata Donna Y-Speedy Crown who stood in Sweden previously and is half-brother to Atlas Fighter L 1.56.4 ($1,193,038) by Quick Pay, Atlas Ace L1.55.1 ($650,718) by Napoletano and Atlas Rocket 1.58.3 ($305,675) by Pershing. Janos Szalay Memorial, two-year-olds, 1800 meters autostart, purse 1,100,000HUf, 1.22.1kr 1st Trappolj! (2f Ata Star L-Gyorsulj!-Witsends Speedy), Imre Dome trainer/driver, 15.3/1 2nd Tartalosz (2m Com Muscle-Hurricaine-Excel Hanover), Laszlo Kolozsi 3rd Topmodell (2f Ata Star L-Elegant Lady-Mill H), Balazs Juhasz Paperboy took the 3000 meter Otevesek Nagydija in 1.19.1kr to earn the winners share of the 3HUf million purse. The victory by the five year-old for Veljko Mazsity continued the HU success by originally Doug Ackerman trained Wall Street Banker, the brother to Valley Victory (bred by new US Hall of Fame breeder William Weaver). Otevesek Nagydija, 3000 meters autostart, five year-olds, purse 3,000,000HUf, 1.19.1kr 1st Paperboy (5m Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands), Veljko Mazsity up, 5/1 odds 2nd Palko (5m Belami-Grace-Yankee Yankee), Dora Kovacs 3rd Philadelphia (5m Detroit-Gertrud-Rendfarok), Lajos Marton The Derby Trial for three year-olds over 1800 meters for 1.8HUf million, went to another Wall Street Banker son Szerelmes R and teamster Balazs Juhasz. The 14/1 outsider scored in 1.16.2kr to defeat Salihamidzic, another Wall Street Banker male. These two will certainly be worth watching at the August 3rd Derby. HU Derby Trial, 1800 meters autostart, three year-olds, purse 1,800,000HUf, 1.16.2kr 1st Szerelmes R (3m Wall Street Banker-Viragos-Surefire Lobell), Balazs Juhasz trainer/driver, owners Jodlis Kft and Mihaly Bacsa, 13.8/1 2nd Salihamidzic (3m Wall Street Banker-Helikon-Awesome Goal), Lajos Marton 3rd Szacharin (3f Vanito-Inzulin-Valley Guardian), Laszlo Kolozsi The weekly 500,000HUf open went to Nyires (by Tony Oaks) in 1.16.4kr over 1900 meters autostart. He defeated the Daguet Rapide mare Laluna Comtesse. Summary is shown below. Ugyvivo DIJ, 1900 meters autostart, purse 500,000HUf, 1.16.4kr 1st Nyires (7m Tony Oaks-Viragos-Surefire Lobell), Tibor Hajnal for Illetmeny Kft., 2.9/1 odds 2nd Laluna Comtesse (5f Daguet Rapide-La Comtessa-Super Arnie), Emese Vezer 3rd Ontario R (6m Wall Street Banker-Virginia-Endless Sands), A. Budai Other winners of interest in the Kincsem Park card of July 5 included Rosamundi (6f Chipmate-Kama Sutra) for Csaba Lakatos in 1.18.7kr over 2000 meters and Mellby Schwin (9f Supergill-Impish Hornline) for S. Turbucz in 1.17.1kr over 1800 meters. This weekend's open drew a competitive 10 horse field in the Landlord DIJ. Nick Nolte (by Tony Oaks) and Conway Boko (by Castleton Bass) are the likely favorites. July 12, 2014 Kincsem Park - Landlord DIJ, 1800 meters autostart, 500,000HUf purse, 10 starters Orinoco, A. Szucs Amazing Lobell, A. Lakatos Rozsakert, B. juhasz Conway Boko, T. Hajnal Nick Nolte, S. Varadi Numero Uno, Gy. Horvath Jegyzono, Kornelia Fejer Carpe Diem, G. Karolyi Reine Fille, L. Kolozsi Royal Flesh, L. Marton by Thomas H. Hicks

Szimfonia with Sandor Varga aboard won today's featured Kanca DIJ over 1900 meters autostart. Purse was 2HUf million for this classic event for three year-old fillies. The winner is by Medic Hanover, a son of Meadow Road from Melon Hanover. Baboo Va Bene (she by Diablo Va Bene, a son of Kadabra) ended second and the Wall Street Banker filly Silver Lady was third. June 14, 2014 Kincsem Park, Kanca DIJ, three year-old females, purse 2,000,000HUf, 1900 meters autostart, 1.17.6kr 1st Szimfonia (3f Medic Hanover-Dallan-Magnas), Sandor Varga trainer/driver for owner Her-Lo Racing Kft., 7.4/1 2nd Baboo Va Bene (3f Diablo Va Bene-Pretty Paige-Armbro Goal), Sandor Varadi, 2.5/1 3rd Silver Lady (3f Wall Street Banker-Golden Lady-Endless Sands), Balazs Juhasz, 6.8/1 The solid undercard featured the 500,000Huf G. Denes Gyorgy Memorial, a marathon contest over 3600 meters autostart. The field circled the 1200 meter racetrack three times in a winning time of 1.17.9kr with veteran class-master Orlando Bloom the victorious for Andrea Nagyvary and trainer Imre Fazekas. The Tony Oaks sons Masterpiece and Nemesur finished two-three in this one. The Dorettya DIJ over 1960 meters for 330,000Huf went to Italian-bred Ps I Love You as the five year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee defeated another Italian-bred female, the four year-old Rachel CR by Indro Park. Summaries follow. June 14, 2014, Kincsem Park, G. Denes Gyorgy Memorial, 3600 meters autostart, 500,000Huf purse, 1.17.9kr 1st Orlando Bloom (6m Zador-Donna Summer-First Dust), Andrea Nagyvary up for owner Pimri Bt. and trainer Imre Fazekas 2nd Masterpiece (8m Tony Oaks-Fairplay-Witsend's Speedy), L. Marton, 3.4/1 3rd Nemesur (7m Tony Oaks-Elegant Lady-Mill H), V. Mazsity, 3/1 June 14, 2014 Kincsem Park, Dorettya DIJ, 1960 meters distance handicap, purse 330,000HUf, 1.19.2kr 1st Ps I Love You (5f Muscles Yankee-Gisele SLM-Viking Kronos), L. Orso aboard for owner BalatonEurotrade Kft., 5.6/1, traveled 1960 meters, Italy 2nd Rachel CR (4f Indro Park-Briggie Hanover-Pine Chip), Emil Csordas up, 3.7/1, 1980 meters, Italy 3rd Perfect (5m Superior Dream-Calorina-Keystone Patriot), S. Kolozsi up, 13.4/1, 1980 meters As the summer season heats up so does Derby time. The gallop Derby goes postward July 6 and the trotters a month later. Both events are exceptionally well-promoted and covered by broadcast and other media outlets. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com      

Radium Boy and Lambert SAS won two of Kincsem Park's Hungarian trotting classics. Radium Boy (4m Wall Street Banker-Golden Lady) took the 57th edition of the 5HUf million Negyevesek Nagyydija (four year-olds HU sired) for trainer/driver Velijko Mazsity as the 7/2 favorite. He scored narrowly over stablemate Ripley, a daughter of Tony Oaks. Another Wall Street Banker offspring, Rozsakert, reported home third in the 2500 meter autostart contest (slightly over two laps of the 1800 meter oval racecourse at Kincsem Park). 57th Negyevesek Nagydija, 2500 meters autostart, purse 5,000,000HUf, 1.16.5kr 1st Radium Boy (4m Wall Street Banker-Golden Lady), Velijko Mazsity trainer/driver, Hico owner, 7/2 favorite 2nd Ripley (4f Tony Oaks-Emma Boss), Joze Sagaj up for Velijko Mazsity trainer, Hico owner, 11.7/1 3rd Rozsakert (4f Wall Street Banker-Viragos), Balazs Juhasz trainer/driver, 14.5/1 The annual Sprinter Cup for 2HUf million was contested over 1800 meters autostart, and it resulted in another win by veteran Lambert SAS. The nine-year-old son of Diamond Way-Agena LB-Indro Park scored easily for Joze Sagaj in 1.14.2kr as 3/2 favorite. Night Lady and Rose's La Nena raced well to end second and third. The winner's maternal family is solidly productive. The first dam produced February As and Gregory As, both winners of over US$110,000 with sub-2:00 records. Second dam is Iadi LB (Florida Pro-Starita Lobell), a winner of over US$346,000 and third in the Orsi Mangelli. As broodmare she produced 17 foals, 14 winners with three over US$100,000 including Vega LB, a US$255,000 winner by Baltic Speed. Lovaselet Sprinter Kupa, 1800 meters autostart, purse 2,000,000HUf, 1.14.2kr1st 1st Lambert SAS (9m Diamond Way-Agena LB), Joze Sagaj trainer/driver for Alfred Hossman LL. (SLO), 3/2 favorite 2nd Night Lady (7f Tony Oaks-Vas Lasy), Tibor Hajnal trainer/driver for owner Napsugar, 5.7/1 3rd Rose's La Nena (7f Pearsall Hanover-O'Hill's Rose), L. Kolozsi up, 7.6/1 4th Princess View (6f Igor Brick-Review As), Csaba Lakatos trainer/driver, 11.1/1 odds On the undercard there were other interesting winners this day and also on the Wednesday evening program. The weekly 500,000HUf Open on Saturday went to the well-regarded Wall Street Banker-Derengo mare Orangyal with Pal Vicen aboard, timed in 1.15.1kr over 1900 meters autostart. Hitelezo DIJ, 1900 meters autostart, 500,000HUf purse, 1.15.1kr 1st Orangyal (6f Wall Street Banker-Derengo), Pal Vicen trainer/driver 2nd Nobody (7m Tony Oaks-Gunnel Diadem), Emil Csordas trainer/driver 3rd Orifiamma Jet (6f Supergill-Ticket To Ride-Nevele Pride), Tibor Hajnal trainer/driver The SJ's Caviar-Kallassy mare Stone Capes Judy was also victorious in 1.15.9kr over 1800 meters autostart. Nick Nolte won the 450,000HUf mid-week feature in 1.16.6kr over 1800 meters autostart as the seven-year-old son of Tony Oaks-Szinesno scored for Sandor Varadi and owner Illetmeny Kft. Rachel CR also won on Wednesday. The four-year-old daughter of Indro Park-Briggie Hanover-Pine Chip scored for Emil Csordas and she comes from a respected maternal family. Briggie Hanover won the Johnston Memorial at age two on the way to earning of over US$171,000 and a record of 1:56.4. Second dam Beryl won over US$150,000 and was second in the Johnston. This is the maternal family of Lindy's Crown, Shogun Lobell and ultimately Speedy Crown through the fifth dam Missile Toe. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com

Solid trotting took place during the past week at various European venues. Coverage below is of racing at Jagersro (SWE), Avenches (Switzerland), Mantorp (SWE), Kincsem Park (HU), Bologna (ITY) and Paris-Vincennes where Gr. III events were featured on June 3. The Prix Caecilia went to the rallying roan Meaulnes du Corta filly Arpent d'Ostal for J-Ph Mary. The same day the monte Prix Dido went to Buffalo de Beylev for Yohan Lebourgeois, winning as the 2/5 favorite should. On June 2 at Bologna, the Premio GP Republica went to Papandreu for Enrico Bellei. The five year-old son of Abano As scored in 1.12.7kr over 1660 meters autostart for winners' share of a purse of €45,100. Oncle Photo VL took the co-featured Invitational on that card and veteran classmaster Italiano won the Greyhound Invitational that same day at Follonica. On May 31 at Mantorp (SWE) the Ina Scots went to Remo Gas (four year-old son of Varenne) for teamster Erik Adielsson. The V75 Gold produced a victory for Porthos Amok (five year-old son of Orlando Vici) and Orjan Kihlstrom. At Kincsem Park, the featured Tony Oaks DIJ went impressively to Orangyal (six year-old daughter of Wall Street Banker) for reinsman Pal Vicen and at Avenches the Grand Prix 5Ans (Suisse) went to Playboy Wind (five year-old son of In Love With You) and trainer/driver Wilhelm Paal. On May 29 at Jagersro, the Jerry Riordan trained Sylvester America (3m Varenne-Armbro Voice-Gaerldan Lobell) recorded his first career victory in his third start for driver Linda Allerecrantz. Race summaries follow including reply of the Premio GP Republica. June 3, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Caecilia, Gr. III, €80,000, 2700 meters, 11 starters, 1.14.4kr 1st Arpent d'Ostal (4m Meaulnes du Corta-Quina Perrine), J-Ph Mary trainer/driver 24/1 2nd Alpha Saltor (4m Paris Haufor-Glory d'Ariane), Damien Bonne up, 4.3/1 3rd Adio Josselyn (4m And Arifant-Queda Josselyn), J-M Bazire aboard, 3/2 favorite June 3, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Persues, 80,000e, 2700 meters, 11 starters, monte, 1.14.1kr 1st Rescousse de Barb (9f L'As de Viretoute-Gaie Melodie), P-Y Verva, 27/1 2nd Quango (10g Joyau d'Amour-Belle Argence), Julien Raffestin up, 9/1 3rd Remember Jihem (9m Jag de Bellouet-Feriana), Fabien Gence up, 3.3/1 June 3, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Gr. III Prix Dido National Monte, 60,000e, 2200 meters, 7 starters, 1.15.6kr 1st Buffalo de Beylev (3m Memphis du Rib-Rafale du Plessis), Yohan Lebourgeois up for Hubert Hardy trainer, 2/5 favorite 2nd Boy du Plessis (3m Odeisis de Vandel-Natik des Loges), Paul-Philippe Ploquin up for Patrick Ploquin, 5/1 3rd Best de Marco (3m Gogo-Fille de Marco), Julien Raffestin up for J-F Senet trainer, 42/1 June 2, 2014, Bologna Italy, Premio GP Republica, 45,100e, 1660 meters autostart, 10 starters, 1.12.7kr 1st Papandreu (5m Abano As-Capucine-Sugarcane Hanover), Enrico Bellei up 2nd Orsia (6f Angus Hall-Tiogre OM-Zebu), Allesandro Gocciadoro 3rd Le Vida Loca (9f Ganymede-Diasia-Arndon), Roberto Andreghetti Beaten field included Look MO, Oibambam Effe, Probo OP and Nesta Effe June 2, 2014 Bologna Italy, Premio Lorenzo Sisal Invitational, 11,000e, 1660 meters autostart, 8 starters, 1.13kr 1st Oncle Photo VL (6g SJs Photo-Balalajaca SLM-Lemon Dra), Federico Esposito up 2nd Per Amore Gual (5f Varenne-Dalmatica Gual-Uronometro), Enrico Bellei driving 3rd Nonant Le Pin (7f Goetmals Wood-Blazing Janice-Pine Chip), Allesandro Gocciadoro trainer/driver June 2, 1014 Follonica Italy, Prix Greyhound Invitational, 6,600e, 1600 meters, 7 starters, 1.12.3kr 1st Italiano (10g Goant Cat-Coming Up Cash-Baltic Speed-Casino Evil-Speedy Crown-Ah So), 30 wins in 93 starts for 779,782e in Italy, G. Casillo teaming 2nd Oblio Dei Venti (6m Yankee Slide-Belinda GIM-Lemon Dra), Man. Matteini up 3rd Proper Wise (5m Varenne-Flirt Alert-Valley Victory-Triangle Park-Mystic Park-Miss Flirt), L. Becchetti aboard May 31, 2014 Kincsem Park, Tony Oaks DIJ, 1800 meters autostart, 500,000HUf purse, 1.15.6kr 1st Orangyl (6f Wall Street Banker-Derengo-Endless Sands), Pal Vicen, 4.7/1, 1.15.6kr 2nd Lady Luna (9f Sierra Ranger-Lune-Surry Lobell), Joze Sagaj, 3.3/1 3rd Nemesur (7m Tony Oaks-Elegant Lady- Mill H), Veljko Mazsity, 2.5/1 May 31, 2014 Mantorp SWE, Ina Scots, 300,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 1.13kr 1st Remo Gas (4m Varenne-Isotta Gas-Toss Out), Erik Adielsson, Italy, seventh win from 19 starts for 2,608,516SWEK 2nd Rosso Pomodoro (4m Donato Hanover-Unbelievable F-Viking Kronos), Johnny Takter, Italy 3rd Carelin (4m Super Arnie-Carte Blanche-Kosar), Kenneth Haugstad May 31, 2014 Mantorp SWE, Gold Division, purse 320,500SEK, 2640 meters autostart, 10 starters, 1.13.8kr 1st Porthos Amok (5m Orlando Vici-Baroness Amok-Pine Chip), Orjan Kihlstrom, sixth win in 39 tries for 2,731,292SEK 2nd Quid Pro Quo (5m Yankee Glide-Hostage-Express Ride), Erik Adielsson for Svante Bath trainer 3rd Deuxieme Picsous (7m In Love With You-Carme la Strom Line-Delvin Kosmos, Johnny Takter for Joham Lejon trainer May 31, 2014 Mantorp SWE, Silver Division, purse 251,500SEK, 1640 meters autostart, 10 starters, 1.11.2kr 1st Octopus (7m Yankee Glide-Decapose-Cumin), Ulf Ohlsson up 2nd Vendi (9f Armbro Trick-Wizy Fly-Speedy Fly), Jorma Kontio driver 3rd Art On Line (7g Rite On Line-Lass Fleur-Backstreet Guy), Mikko Aho up May 31, 2014 Marseille-Borely, Prix de Zonza, €21,000, 2300 meters autostart, 8 starters, 1.15.4kr 1st Bolero Love (3m Love You-Orelady-And Arifant), Nicolas Ensch up for Patrick Chevrier trainer for Jean-Pierre Dubois and breeder Ecurie D, 7.8/1 odds, second career win for €28,350 2nd Bonjour (3m Rieussee-Queenie d'Urzy), Y-A Briand trainer/driver, 2/1 3rd Bently de Raconis (3g Repeat Love-Bodomie0Podosis), David Vakaert up for Patrick Chevrie trainer and owner Jean-Pierre Dubois, 1.3/1 May 31, 2014 Marseille-Borely, Prix d'Ajaccio, 24,000e, 3000 meters, 6 starters, 1.16.3kr 1st Vucain du Vivier (5m Look de Star-Idea du Vivier-Tarass Boulba), Y-A Briand trainer/driver, 1/5 favoritge for owner Ecurie Jean-Yves Lucuyer and breeder SNC Jean-Yves Lucuyer, 10th win for 166,450 euros 2nd  Viking d'Orion (5m Jag de Bellouet-Erfa du Vivier), Mikael Cormy up, 5.3/1 3rd Vipitano (5g Love You-Prune Rouge), Dylan Garcia up, 20/1 May 30, 2014 Avenches, Grand Prix des 5 Ans Suisse, 12,284e, 2400 meters, 10 starters 1st Playboy Wind (5m In Love With You-Kattanouga), Wilhelm Paal trainer/driver, Stall Allegra Racing 2nd Vattigo (5g Gros Grain-Julia du Martza) finished second. 3rd May 29, 2014 Jagersro, ICA Malmborgs, 2140 meters autostart, 20,000SEK to winner, 1.16.kr Sylvester America (3m Varenne-Armbro Voice-Garland Lobell), Linda Allercrantz up for Jerry Riordan trainer, first win in three starts by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com      

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