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Today the Norwegian Trotting Association published the verdict in the doping case against French harness racing trainer Fabrice Souloy, who had four trotters test positive for Cobalt in June 2016 at Bjerke, Oslo. Souloy was banned from training and driving for 15 years and fined $60,000. The association had wanted Souloy banned for life and fined $25,000. Souloy is still awaiting a verdict from the Swedish Trotting Association regarding a positive test from the Elitlopp 2016 -- also for Cobalt -- and it was thought that the two Scandinavian associations would have published their verdicts together. However, due to vacation the Swedish verdict is first expected to be known around July 5. At present Souloy is serving a one year ban in France after a positive test for Cobalt. by Karsten Bønsdorf, USTA Senior Newsroom Correspondent

Fabrice Souloy, who is one of the leading harness racing trainers in France, is one of five trainers who have been suspended and fined after findings of Cobalt in tests. It was after a race in Cabourg, Normandy, in July, that Lover Face trained by Souloy came up with a positive test for Cobalt. Some weeks after it was announced that four more trotters trained by Souloy had tested positive for Cobalt in Sweden and Norway in races like the Elitlopp and Oslo Grand Prix. However, these cases are still under investigation. On Monday (Dec. 26) the French Trotting Association Le Trot made it public that five trainers -- including Souloy -- each had been fined $15,500 and their licenses were revoked for one year, starting Jan. 2, 2017. Souloy is nicknamed Mr. Group 1 as he has trained the winners of more than 70 Group 1 races all over Europe. In France horses trained by Souloy earned around $4 million this year. by Karsten Bønsdorf, USTA Newsroom Senior Correspondent

Today’s Paris-Vincennes harness racing action included two events for promising two year-olds and co-features, each worth purses of €80,000 or more. The Prix de Glaieuls (purse €34,000, 2700 meters, 12 two year olds) went to 4/5  favorite Éclair Nonantais (2m Sunday Break-Castries-Captain Rio) with J-M Bazire driving. Hadu Coatings BV owns this one and Fabrice Souloy is the trainer. 4.8/1 Embrun de Mai (2m Ready Cash-Sirene de Mai) was second for Anthony Barrier, trainer Philippe Allaire and owner Ecurie Comte P de Montesson. 17/1 Express Evening (2m Nahar de Beval-Traviata de star) was a fast closing third. Two year-olds were also in action in the Prix de Glaieuls B (purse €34,000, 2700 meters, 12 starters). 45/1 Esperado (2g Paris Haufor-Rose d’Afrique) rallied to win for Alexis Girandeau, also owner and trainer. 1.4/1 favorite Eldorado du Chene (2m Severino-Imperiale du Chene) was second for Franck Nivard and third was 3.4/1 El Toro (2g Reach de Vandel-Rue des Melezes) with Mathieu Mottier up for trainer Denise Mottier. The co-featured monte Prix de Postrenen (purse €85,000, 2700 meters, 13 starters) ended with 5.4/1 Celina Polka (4f Kool de Caux-LaCanella) on the line first at 5.4/1 odds. Alexandre Abrivard was in the irons for owner/trainer Joel Van Eeckhaute. The mare was clocked in 1;13;8kr off even fractions to defeat 1.8/1 favorite Catalogne (4f Cygnus d’Odyssee) thatr Mathieu Mottier handled for trainer Denise Mottier. Codie de Beauieu (4f Oyonnax) was a close third. The Pick 5 Prix de Jussy (purse €80,000, 2175 meters, 13 starters) went to 1.12.8kr timed Cash Maker (4g Coktail Jet-Salt Lake City) with trainer Sebastian Ernault driving. The 7/2 odds winner bested 14/1 Bily Gueriniere (5g Prodigious-Haldame) that was second for trainer/driver Mathieu Abrivard and third went to 12/1 Clarck Sotho (4g Poiseau de Feux-Mocanda) with Anthony Barrier at the lines. Thomas H. Hicks  

November 20, 2016 - Harness racing favorite Cash Gamble (5m Ready Cash-No Way Back) rallied from close to the pace to secure victory in the Prix de Bossy Saint Leger (purse €95,000, 2100 meters autostart, 18 European starters) at Vincennes. Timed in 1.11.6kr off quick fractions (1.06.7kr at 1500 meters remaining, 1.10.1kr at the 1000 ; 1.12.5kr at 500), the Fabrice Souloy trainee is owned by Norway’s Stall TJ Gamble. 2.3/1 Carat Williams (4m Prodigious-Miss Williams) was second for David Thomain, driving for trainer Sebastian Guarato, and 146/1 Cliff du Pommereux (4m Love You-Noune du Pommereux) was third for trainer/driver Sylvain Roger. Thomas H. Hicks    

November 1, 2016 - Epice Turgot (2f Orlando Vici-Kippa Turgot) took this evenings Prix Marcel Dejean (purse €80,000, 2200 meters, for harness racing two year-olds) at Paris-Vincennes. From post 11, the winner was close placed from the start by J-M Bazire for Fabrice Souloy and owner Mme. Th. Hoste, and was clocked in 1.16.7kr in the dense fog. Ecume de Reville (2f Hand du Vivier-Perle Villetot) held second gamely for Eric Raffin and owner/trainer Frederic Prat. Third was Elea Madrik (2f Goetmals Wood-Quelea Madrik) for trainer/driver William Biegeon. Each Time (2f Coktail Jet-Tes Amours) was fourth for Roberto Andreghetti and fifth was Ena de Laumac (2f Goetmals Wood-Valdivia) for owner/trainer/driver Franck Anne. Thomas H. Hicks  

The Friday opener at Paris-Vincennes was the €52,000 purse Prix Atropos raced over 2850 meters by 16 European contestants. The 1.4/1 favorite King Sir Kir (5m Make It Happen-Kings Blondie) scored, timed in 1.13.3kr for harness racing driver J-M Bazire. Fabrice Souloy is the winners’ trainer and Ecurie IC Equine AM is the owner. 10.9/1 Super Fez (5m Love You-Lucia FI) was second, driven by Gabriel Gelormini for Scuderia Cumana Group SRL and trainer H.E. Bondo. Third went to 12.6/1 Balando (5m Nijinski Blue-Quitalia) with Dominik Locqueneux driving for Alphonsee Vanberghen, the breeder/owner/trainer. The featured Quinte+ Prix Charlie Mills (purse €65,000, 2850 meters, 15 European starters) went to impressive 1.12.9kr timed and 40.3/1 odds Art On Line (9g Rite On Line-Lass Fleur) with trainer Conrad Lugauer teaming. Team Art On Line AB of Sweden owns this winner. 1.8/1 favorite Orient Horse (8m Abano As-Irma del Rio) held for second for Pierre Levesque, trainer Thomas Levesque and owner Mme. Bruni of Italy. 53.2/1 Prince di Poggio (7m Varenne-Moon Shadow) took third for Mathieu Mottier and trainer Fabrice Souloy. Fourth was another Souloy trainee, the 2.9/1 Arazi Boko (9g Varenne-Laura Kemp) with J-M Bazire up for owner Ecurie Pirat. 10.9/1 Vanese de Mirel (7g Laetenter Dien-Melia Monochrome) was fifth with Tony LeBeller driving. Race namesake Charlie Mills was the legendary German horseman born of an Irish horse trainer father, Anthony Mills. Mills won his first race in 1903 and influenced European trotting after WWII through the FR-bred Gelinotte that won the 1956 and 1957 Prix d’Amerique classiques, the Lotteria and the 1957 Copenhagen Cup. Earlier he won the 1934 Prix d’Amerique with US-bred Walter Dear with which he captured the 1931 and 1932 Copenhagen Cup. Mills won 4,354 races as driver/trainer/breeder. The Prix Rouanier (purse €46,000, 2100 meters autostart, 16 starters) went to 1.13.9kr timed and 30.9/1 odds Caprice du Bission (4g Meaulnes du Corta-Pamela du Bisson) with owner/trainer Franck Anne driving. 25.5/1 Christo (4g Rieussec-Panacee) was next with trainer Michel Lenoir up for Ecurie des Amis. Third was 20.9/1 Crazy Dream (4g Repeat Love-Daisy Chain) with trainer Yves Boireau up for breeder/owner Ecurie D (Jean Pierre Dubois). The monte Prix Homoria (purse €48,000, 2200 meters, 13 European starters) went to the 1.13.5kr timed and 18.8/1 odds Vamp Gede (7f Capriccio-Feerie Gede). Damien Bonne was in the irons. 17.3/1 Queasy (7g Donato Hanover-Marinated Herring) landed second for Guillaume Martin, trainer Ronny Kuiper and Travkompaniet Stall SB of Sweden. 1.9/1 favorite Volcan du Moulin (7g Jomo du Rib-Lune des Geneta) ralled for third. Thomas H. Hicks has reported that Fabrice Souloy, trainer of 2014 Breeders Crown Open Trot winner Commander Crowe and several other international stars, has had four horses confirmed with extremely high tests for cobalt. Souloy's horse Your Highness had a cobalt level of 395 when she competed in this year's Oslo Grand Prix and defeated Nuncio, whose level was just 1.22. A Norwegian trotting website broke the news of the cobalt positives on Thursday night and then on Friday morning the Swedish Trotting Association confirmed the positive tests for Souloy's horses Un Mec d'Heripre, Your Highness and Lionel. Un Mec d'Heripre won an elimination for the Elitlopp over Nuncio and then finished third in the final, which was won by Nuncio. Your Highness, a daughter of Chocolatier, won the Oslo Grand Prix over Nuncio. In addition, Timone EK, who won a feature race at Bjerjke the same day as the Oslo Grand Prix, had a cobalt level of 271. He too was trained by Souloy.   To read the rest of this story click here. 

The Gr. II Grand Prix du Department 06 at Cagnes sur Mer (purse €180,000, 1609 meters autostart, 12 starters) went to noted harness racing sprinter and 1/5 favorite Un Mec d’Heripre (8m Orlando Vici-I Love You Darling) with Jean-Michel Bazire up. Fabrice Souloy trains the Ecurie d’Heripre campaigner that was bred by Mlle Eugenie Quintin. He was timed in 1.09.8kr (mile rate 1:52.31) and recorded his 26th victory in 50 starts, now for €1,713,332 earned. Racing barefoot, Un Mec d’Heripre defeated another shoeless trotter, Pascia’Lest that Pippo Gubellini teamed for trainer Souloy and owner Samuel Querci of Italy as a 15/1 outsider. 13/1 Dante Boko (6g Going Kronos-Margherita Rosa), also barefoot, was third for Pierre Vercruysse, trainer Lutfi Kolgjini and Stall Be The Best. 46/1 Princess Grif (7f Varenne-Fauve Grif) was fourth for Bjorn Goop, trainer Souloy and Azienda Agricola Biasuzzi with fifth to 11.2/1 Olmo Holz (8m Uronometro-Veuve du Kras) and Christophe Martens. The Vitesse Trot (high-speed "TGV") at the mile distance had three venues this year, at Argentan, LaCapelle and Cagnes-sur-Mer. Organizers offered a bonus of €30,000 to the owner of the horse having trotted, during one of the stages of the TGV timed in 1.08.8kr or less, breaking the European record achieved on August 27, 2011 at Cagnes-sur-Mer by Commander Crowe (1.08.9kr). The winning trotter must, however, win one of the other events of the TGV. If the record of Commander Crowe is not broken (and it was not today), the premium was still offered to the owner of the horse who won two of the three tests of high speed trotting timed in 1.10.5kr or less.   Un Mec d’Heripre having won the opening stage, in lower Normandy, in the reduction of 1.10r, took the jackpot by winning in 1.10.5kr or less. The Fabrice Souloy trainee, with Jean-Michel Bazire in his sulky (with whom he fit well: nine wins and more than 85% top three finishes) did not disappoint and performed this day to form (last courses on the mile at Solvalla, Enghien and Mikkeli) in a sharp 1.09.8kr. On the sprinter oriented Cagnes sur Mer program the Prix de la Capelle (purse €30,000, 1609 meters autostart, nine European starters) went to 1.11.6kr timed (1:55.20 mile rate), 3/5 favorite Beverly Boulevard (7f Quite Easy-Long Beach) with Bjorn Goop up. Fabrice Souloy trains the winner that is owned by Mme. Camilla Vikstrom of Sweden. 2.7/1 Princess Kronos (7f Donato Hanover-Malibu Princess) took second for Christophe Martens. The Prix de Jagersro at CSM (purse €56,000, 2925 meters, 11 starters) went to 1.8/1 favorite Colonel Bond (4g Revel d’Anama-Miss Margharetha) timed in 1.13.9kr and handled by Pierre Vercruysse. J.P. Ensch trains the winner. 3.7/1 Creature Castelets (4f Pomerol de Laumac-Tragical Song) was second with J.Ch. Feron driving for trainer Nicolas Ensch and 64/1 Cavino (4g Severino-Ma Vive) was third. Orleans Font (8m Ganymede-Saint Ghil SM) won the Prix d’Argentan (purse €30,000, 1609 meters autostart, 10 European starters) clocked in a swift 1.11.6kr. Christophe Martens teamed the Vincent Martens trainee for owner Ecurie Domaine du Parc, that was off at 10.7/1 odds. The Prix d’Amiral Mauzun (purse €56,000, 2925 meters, 13 starters) went to 1.13.1kr timed and 1.6/1 odds Ambassadeur d’Em (6g Orlando Vici-Halatte) with Christophe Martens up. Vincent Martens trains the Ecurie du Domaine du Parc performer. 8.1/1 Antoine du Bourg (6g Oyonnax-Pin Up du Bourg) was second, six lengths in arrears, with 21/1 Atout du Cerre (6g Oakwood du Closet-Haquikmie) home third, this one owned by Franck Anne. Today, Mons Ghlin’s featured Prix Darby 4 Ans Belgique (purse €6,600, 2300 meters autostart, 11 starters) went to 1.3/1 Iron Vivant (4g Smoldering Pine-Ironie) with Rik Ebbinge driving. J.W.M. Engwerda trains this Jan Rits owned performer. 5.2/1 Imuscle Vrijthout (4m Muscle Mass-Winjet Vrijthout) rallied for second with Jo Corbanie up for owner/trainer Mlle. An-Sofie Bruyneel. Third was 2.4/1 Inlove Vrijthout (4g Love You-Penny Jet) for driver Nico Dhaenens and trainer/owner Rudy Smets. Also, today at Divonne le Bains, the Grand Prix du Trotting (purse €32,000, 2675 meters, 15 European starters) went to 1.13.9kr timed and 1.2/1 favorite Une Serenade (8f Gazouillis-Moonlight Serenade) with Serge Peltier aboard. 5/1 Upsalin des Baults was second ahead of 17/1 Vencedor. Thomas H. Hicks

Un Mec d’Heripre (8m Orlando Vici-I Love You Darling-Buvetier d’Aunou) easily won the Aby Stora Prix Final (1.2SEK million to the winner, 1640 meters autostart) in gate to wire fashion for harness racing driver Bjorn Goop, trainer Fabrice Souloy and Ecurie d’Heripre. He now sports a 6-1-3 slate in 14 starts this year and has career earnings of 15,160,790SEK. His career slate is 25-4-6 in 49 starts. Time of the final was 1.11kr and the winner again raced without shoes in the final. Even though Un Mec d’Heripre went inside three pylons off the final bend no changes were made by the judges and the result was never in doubt as he scored by four lengths under wraps. The track was sloppy and heavy as rains continued that caused a race start delay of this the twelfth contest. On the solid undercard was the Lyon Grand Summer Prix Gr. II Stayer (purse 500,000SEK to the winner, 3140 meters autostart, 12 starters) and 6.1/1 Dante Boko (6g Going Kronos-Margherita Rosa-Abo Volo) scored for trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini. 8.1/1 Alfas da Vinci (8g Orlando Vici-Hillary Clinton-And Arifant) took second for Peter Ingves ahead of 6.4/1 Reckless (6m Ready Cash-Haver-Supergill) with trainer Bjorn Goop at the lines. Time for the winner was 1.16.4kr. The Silver Final (purse 200,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) went to 1.13kr timed Nadal Broline (6g Yankee Glide-Aimee’s Promise-American Winner) handled by Ulf Ohlsson for trainer Reljo Liljendahl and owner Onket Invest of Finland. This lightly raced winner is 3-1-0 in four starts this year and for the career shows a slate of 14-5-0 in 20 outings for 1,626,500SEK earned. Coldtown (7g Cantab Hall-Brylin Starlet-Balanced Image) was second for Jorma Kontio and trainer Timo Nurmos. Third was Takethem (6m From Above-D’Cherie-New Quick) with Thomas Uhrberg at the lines for trainer Steen Juul. Thomas H. Hicks

Today’s €100,000 purse Gr. II Prix les Fromagers de Thierache CCTC at La Capelle was conducted over 1609 meters autostart with ten harness racing starters. The 4/5 favorite Your Highness (7f Chocolatier-Le Belle Lady) took victory timed in 1.10.8kr (mile rate1:53.91) for driver Orjan Kihlstrom. Fabrice Souloy trains the excellent mare owned by PV Racing Stable HB of Sweden. 82/1 Booster Winner (5m Love You-Quille Viretaute) rallied for second, driven by Bernard Piton for Ecurie Winner and trainer Sebastian Guarato. 19/1 Guarato trainee Billie de Montfort (5f Jasmin de Flore-Quismy de Montfort) was a solid third for driver P-Y Verva and breeder/owner Philippe Dauphin. 68/1 Black d’Avril and 28/1 Solea Rivelliere were next to the line. Second choice Robert Bi was a breaking dq. Thomas H. Hicks

Today’s top Enghien harness racing card began with the Prix Tabac Musee de l’Air Blanc Mesnil (purse €52,000, 2875 meters, 14 European startersall three year-old fillies) and Italy domimated this event, won by 11.4/1 Unique Dream Bar (3f Goetmals Wood-Genial Power) with owner/trainer/driver Santo Mollo aboard. This 1.16.5kr timed winner bested 5/1 Una Bella Gar (3f SJ’s Photo-Georgette Gar) and 8.2/1 Unison Kronos (3f Donato Hanover-Zagabria Dei). The next five were also Italy-bred perfortmers (Ulala’Degliulivi by Gruccione Jet; Unique du Kras by Varenne; Unica Donna by Donato Hanover-Hangone that is owned by J-P Dubois, Uma d’Asti by Libeccio Grif; and Ursula Bar by Varenne) The Q+ Prix du Roussillon (purse €48,000, 2150 meters autostart, 16 European starters) saw 6.7/1 Vanetta d’Azur(7f Lejacque d’Houlbec-Nerminetta de Line) record a 1.13.6kr victory for trainer/driver Arnaud Desmottes. 86/1 Jaguar Broline was second for Dominik Locqueneux and 8/1 Perfect Power (7g Ken Warkentin-Ewnjoy My Face) ended third for Christophe Martens. The featured Prix de Washington (purse €120,000, 1609 meters, Gr. II, 10 starters) went to 1.09.9kr timed, 2.7/1 odds Un Mec d’Heripre (8m Orlando Vici-I Love You Darlimg). J-M Bazire teamed the Fabrice Souloy trainee that is owned by Ecurie d’Heripre. 9/10 favorite Robert Bi (6m Toss Out-Up Front JM) was next for Robbin Bakker, trainer Paul Hagoort and owner K.K. Bjikerk of Holland. 6.9/1 Aladin d’Ecajeul (6m Quaker Jet-Nancy d’Ecajeul) was third for Eric Raffin, trainer Sebastien Guarato and the owner Philippe Dewulf. Univers de Pan and Pascia’Lest were fourth and fifth for respective reinsman Philippe Daugeard and Pietro Gubellini. Diamond (6g Classic Photo-Gala dei Bessi) was an upset winner at 19/1 of the Prix la Grand Paris (purse €55,000, 2150 meters autostart, 16 European starters) today for Matthieu Abrivard, trainer Paul Hagoort and Ecurie Mille Fleurs of Holland. 2.3/1 Archangel AM (6g Going Kronos-No More Time) held second for Pierre Vercruysse, trainer Lutfi Kolgjini and Stall Behall AB. Third was 14.1/1 Black Atout (5m Prodigious-La Lagune) for Alexandre Abrivard and trainer Franck Leblanc. Race time was 1.12kr. Thomas H. Hicks

Bjorn Goop enjoyed quite a day at Bjerke (wins with Rod Stewart, Timone EK and Crfzado dela Noce earlier on the harness racing card) and none better than with Oslo Grand Prix winner Your Highness (7f Chocolatier-La Belle Lady-Conway Hall) as this Fabrice Souloy trainee rallied late to nail Nuncio (5m Andover Hall-Nicole Isabelle-Lindy Lane) and Orjan Kihlstrom driving for owner/trainer Stefan Melander. The winning mare, off at 1.7/1 on the PMU network, was clocked in 1.10.5kr for this her seventh straight 2016 victory and it raised career earnings to 8,568,228kr. Nuncio was off at 2.8/1 on PMU and favored on the other major European networks, was a game second and now has an impressive 31-14-2 slate in 47 lifetime appearances. 2.2/1 (PMU) Un Mec d’Heripre (8m Orlando Vici-I Love You Darling-Buvetier d’Aunou) was third for Franck Nivard and trainer Souloy. Papagayo E, Support Justice and Lionel were the next three to the line. The Oslo Grand Prix, a Gr. I UET International event with 1,500,000NoKr to the winner (purse in euros €302,212) was contested over 2100 meters autostart (1-5/16 miles). Your Highness Thomas H. Hicks ATG, Fintoto, Rikstoto, PMU files/photos

Today’s €299,407 purse Gr. I International Olympiatravet over 2140 meters at Goteborg (Aby) SWE went to hot trotting mare Your Highness (7f Chocolatier-La Belle Lady-Conway Hall-Lady Stormont) with harness racing driver Bjorn Goop up for trainer Fabrice Souloy and PV Racing HB, the owner. This 1.4/1 odds winner has five 2016 wins in as many starts for seasonal earnings of 3,127,737SEK. Her career slate is now 23-7-5 in 47 starts for 6,602,022SEK earned. Your Highness was timed in 1.10.9kr and raced without shoes. 10/1 Sauveur (6g Echo-Operah Bob-Easy Lover) was second for driver/trainer Ake Lindblom and 8/1 Anna Mix (6f Ludo de Castelle-Irco-Tenor de Baune) rallied strongly for third for Pierre Vercruysse and trainer Franck Leblanc after getting a slow start away from the car and trailing the field in early going. BBS Sugarlight finished fourth at 2.2/1 and On Track Piraten was fifth at 2/1 after leading much of the way. Nahar made an early miscue and was disqualified. Thomas H. Hicks

A harness racing solid sprinter field faced the starter for the €100,000 purse, 1609 meter autostart, Gr. II Criterium de Vitesse at Argentan. Third in the recent Prix d’Atlantique, the winner Un Mec d’Heripre (8m Orlando Vici-I Love You Darling)  with Jean-Michel Bazire up for trainer Fabrice Souloy and owner Ecurie d’Heripre at 9/10 odds, scored in a sharp 1.10kr (mile 1:52.7). A length and a half back was Billie de Montfort (5f Jasmin de Flore-Quismy de Montfort) handled by David Thomain for trainer Sebastien Guarato and owner Philippe Dauphin at 10.2/1 odds. The next three to the line, all clocked in 1.10.5kr, were 311/1 Tabrix du Gite (9m Ganymede-Kadrizia du Gite) for Alexandre Abrivard, 11/1 Aladin d’Ecajeul (6m Quaker Jet-Nancy d’Ecajeul) with Eric Raffin up for trainer Guarato and owner Philippe Dewulf and fifth finishing 27/1 Univers de Pan with trainer Philippe Daugeard driving. 3.4/1 odds Amiral Sacha was disqualified for a miscue as were Kadett CD and Luckycharm Hanover. Thomas H. Hicks

The Paris-Vincennes featured Gr. I UET Master Series Grand Prix de Paris (purse €400,000, 4150 meters, 12 starters) went to relentlessly closing Lionel (6m Look de Star-Aurora Sign) for Orjan Kihlstrom, trainer Fabrice Souloy and owner Goran Antonsen. The winner at odds of 8.9/1 tracked leading Bird Parker and then followed Bold Eagle, as he took the lead into the stretch, before storming home a with a length to spare. Bold Eagle held second for Franck Nivard with 88/1 Tagada Tagada third, 14/1 Bird Parker fourth and 7/1 Timoko fifth. Lionel’s win denied Bold Eagle the Triple Crown as he increased career earnings to over €711,000. Timoko was first to lead off the start and then yielded to Bird Parker. Content with a pocket spot Timoko could not keep with Bird Parker late in the final bend and tired late. The marathon distance took its toll also on Bold Eagle as he weakened late after surging to the front at top stretch. Time was 1.14.8kr (5:10.32) with a quick last 1000 meters off a slow pace (1.16.9kr at 1500 meters to go; 1.16.1kr at 1000). The replays and pre/post race coverage – spectacular! Grand Prix de Paris Thomas H. Hicks

Orjan Kihlstrom piloted 1.6/1 odds Red Rose America (6f Varenne-Armbro Voice) to a 1.12.5kr victory in the Gr. III Prix Helen Johansson/Px Association Petits Princes (Gr. III purse €105,000, 2100 meters autostart, 18 European starters). Kihlstom recovered from a dq with Lionel in the Prix d’Amerique but this Fabrice Souloy trained, Stall Panamera Racing owned and Lou Guida bred raced superbly. The winner was developed in Italy by Jerry Riordan for Guida. Air France (6f Scarlet Knight-Sunset Kosmos) was second at 9.9/1 for Mathieu Abrivard driving for Rony Kuiper, the trainer for owner Stefan Melander. Third home was 36/1 Adeliua de Melodie (6f Lilium Madrik-Piccola Stella) for David Thomain. 20/1 Ninepoints Lucy was fourth for owner Bengt Johansson with 6.2/1 Ustie Haufor finishing fifth for owner/trainer Christian Bigeon and driver Ch.J. Bigeon. Cayenne de Houelle Wins Prix de Meadowlands Today’s Prix de Meadowlands (purse €52,000, 2850 meters, 15 starters) at Paris-Vincennes went to 14.8/1 odds, 1.14.3kr timed Cayenne de Houelle (4f Scipion du Goutier-Irina de la Frette) for Pierre Vercruysse driving for Franck Leblanc trainer. This mare has posted three straight wins for the Leblanc/Vercuysse team since December 29th. Caly Loulou (4f Gazouillis-Neige de Genetine) was second at 82/1 odds for Mathieu Abrivard. Chelsea de Champs (4f Look de Star-Toscane des Champs) took third for Eric Raffin at 6/1. Favorite Cedea Josselyn (4f Love You-Dea Josselyn) was fourth today at even-money after five wins and a second in her last six outings. 43/1 odds Calencia (4f Quaker Jet-Olencia) was fifth for  Domink Locqueneux at the lines. Later in the Prix d’Amerique program, three year olds battled in the €80,000 purse, 2100 meters autostart, 13 starters) Prix Leopold Verroken with the 9/10 favorite, 1.14.7kr clocked Doberman (3m Prodigious-Ouietude Mesloise) to the line first for trainer/driver Franck Nivard. The winner now sports four wins the six starts. Dragueur (3m Speedy Blue-Tilda) was second for Mathieu Mottier at 10.7/1 odds. Ducato Bourbon (3m Love You-Kamera Bourbon) was a 3.1/1 odds third for J-M Bazire and trainer Franck Leblanc. Drop was fourth for Mathieu Abrivard with fifth to Ulisse LL for Roberto Andreghetti up. Thomas H. Hicks

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