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The Easter Sunday highlighter was at Ippodromo Torino in the PR Costa Azzurra, raced over 1600 meters autostart for a purse of 180,400€. The lineup was a solid international group and the well-traveled, gallant French mademoiselle Billie de Montfort (10f Jasmin de Flore - Quismy de Montfort) scored in 1.11.1kr, a course record. Gabriele Gelormini orchestrated the wire to wire victory by Billie de Montfort, her 21st career win now for 2,456,388€ earned. Her winning time today eclipsed the previous record of 1.11.3kr jointly held by Napoleon Bar and Pascia’Lest. Sebastien Guarato trains Billie for her breeder/owner Philippe Dauphin. By comparison, her longtime rival Belina Josselyn retired with 23 wins for 2,618,970€ and she foaled a Ready Cash filly this week. Second today was Zaccaria Bar (6m Ready Cash - Filandia-Lindy Lane) for Roberto Vecchione with third to Amon You SM (5m Love You - Emon Sante Fe’SM - Lemon Dra handled by Antonio Greppi. Fourth home was Vitruvio (7m Adrian Chip - Tigre AM-Zebu) for Fed Esposito. Bahia Quesnot was eighth and Arazi Boko ended 11th as Vivid Wise As and Elsa de Belfonds were miscue dq’s.   Billie de Montfort Today in France, at Avignon le Pontet, was the Prix des PMU du Vaucluse (purse 45,000€, 2650 meters distance handicap, the Trophee Vert Leg 1) and 2/1 Espoir du Marny (7g Village Mystik - Queens du Marny) overcame his 25 meter handicap to win easily in 1.15.4kr. Kevyn Thommerieux owns, trains and reined the winner to his 15th career victory. His earnings are now 248,230€. The 32/1 odds and 25 meter penalized Call Secret (9g Prodigious - Secret Night) was a distant second for trainer/driver Laurent Gout and Ecurie Victoria Dreams. Jean Philippe Dubois was his breeder. Third was 1.5/1 favorite El Presidente (7g Password - La Memoria) with Kevyn Devienne up for trainer J.M. Roubaud. This one came into the race with eight wins in his last nine appearances, but not today. Espoir du Marny LeTrot. Ippodromo Torino files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

The grand harness racing trotting warrior Arazi Boko (14g Varenne-Laura Kemp-Express Ride) took the Gr. III Gran Premio Giorgio (purse 40,040€, 1660 meters) this day at Trieste clocked in 1.15.1kr. Using his usual pacesetting strategy Arazi held game for the victory with Santo Mollo at the lines for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. He is 36/133 and has career earnings of over 1.2€ million. He secured six fast class victories last year. Second was Amon You SM (5m Love You-Emon Sante Fe’SM) for Antonio Greppi up on this Lemon Dra sired granddaughter of Keystone Sante Fe. Atik DL was third some four lengths back. Arazi Boko On March 17 the top Italian reinsman Enrico Bellei recorded two wins at Roma Capannelle, the second with Isabelle Ferm, and that victory was his 10,000th. He thus joins Heinz Wewering and Jorma Kontio as the only European drivers to reach that mark. Congratulations to Enrico Bellei!!! Isabella Ferm On March 21 the fast-class mare Orsia (13f Angus Hall-Tigre OM-Zebu) foaled a fine Tactical Landing colt. Orsia earned 699,811€ in her career with a mark of 1.10.6kr. Her dam Tigre OM earned 155,148€. Gaet files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

December26, 2020 - Virginia Grif (6f Varenne-Francy Capar-Supergill) secured a harness racing victory in this day’s Gran Premio Mari Trofeo Donato (purse 110,000€, 1600 meters autostart) at Taranto in Italy. Mass. Castaldo teamed the winner that was timed in 1.12.2kr and defeated Zadig del Ronco (5m Iulius del Ronco) with third to Taurus del Ronco (8m Varenne-Ilde del Ronco), The great Arazi Boko (13g Varenne) was a scratch from this event after winning the Pr. Citta’ di Siracuse on December 6 timed in 1.12.3kr and a November 22 victory in batteria A of the Palio Comuni di Montegiorgio timed in 1.12.5kr.  He was fifth in that finale to Chief Orlando in 1.10.9kr. On the same card was the Gran Premio Citta’ di Taranto (purse 50,050€, 1600 meters autostart) and this 1.12.9kr timed winner was Antony Leone (4m Libeccio Grif-Gaspimg Ferm-Lemon Dra) that rallied to score convincingly for Gaetano DiNardo. Aura (4f Yankee Glide-Dora d’Alfa) was second and Ares Caf (4m Ideale Luis-Ira Caf) hand for third. Antony Leone   Thomas H. Hicks  

Billie de Montfort (9f Jasmin de Flore-Qusimy de Montfort-And Arifant), off at 13.1/1, received a perfect second over trip for harness racing reinsman Gabriele Gelormini, and rallied in the lane for an easy two length win in the Gr. I Gran Premio Delle Nazioni- Eduardo Gubellini Memorial (purse 275,000€, 2250 meters autostart, 14 starters) at Ippodromo Milano La Maura. Race time was 1.12.1kr. Sebastien Guarato trains the now 20-time career winner for 2,358,707€ earned that Philippe Dauphin owns. The 36.7/1 Chief Orlando (7m Orlando Vici-Muito Bonito-Felix Santana) rallied for a narrow second with Vinceonzo Gallo up for trainer Holger Ehlert. His rival on the line, Ble du Gers, was a dq for interference apparently against Alrajah One. Placed third was 9.4/1 Valokaja Hindo (9m Great Challenger-Hindo Enghave-Victor Victor) that Christophe Martens teamed for trainer Jean Michel Bazire and owner Erik Djuve. The full results, and photos follow.   Replay   Ippodromo Milano La Maura Thomas H. Hicks

Alrajah One (4m Maharajah-Martu’-Varenne) captured the 2020 edition of the Prix Unione Europea (purse 407,000€, 2080 meters autostart) at Ippodromo Modena Ghirlandina. Race time was 1.12.8kr by the winner that was reined by Orjan Kilstrom to his 10th victory in 22 starts for 644,374€. Axl Roxe (4m Love You-Linda si Casei-Uronometro) was second for driver/trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro, who also conditions the winner. Third home was Gelati Cut (4m Coktail Jet-Variety Cut-Mambo King) with Gabriele Gelormini up for trainer R.C. Larue. Grand Art (4m Prodigious-Real Artist-Love You) with Santo Mollo up and Amon You SM (4m Love You-Emon Sartie Fe FM-Lemon Dra-Keystone Santa Fe) reined by Roberto Vecchonie completed the top five. Alrajah One Gaet, Modena Ghirlandina files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Today’s Gran Premio Anact Filly (purse 154,000€, 1600 meters autostart) went to 1.14.2kr timed Caramel Club (2f The Bank-Neomi Sidoli-Uronometro) with reinsman Vincenzo Pigruaglio Dell’Annunziata up. Tiberio Cecere trains the winner. Some eight lengths back second was Crystal Pan (2f Ideale Luis-Rayla-Conway Hall) handled by Edoardo Bacalini, with third to Chris Evert Treb (2f Ringostarr Treb-Letter Bomb Treb-Enjoy Lavec) with Andrea Guzzinati aboard. Caramel Club The male division of Premio Anact Finale (purse 154,000€, 1600 meters autostart) went to 1.14.7kr timed Cris Mail (2m Varenne-Pjuara d’Amore-Faliero As) with Gabriele Quarneti at the lines. A length back was Chuky Roc (2m Nad Al Sheba-Shimpony Roc-Daguet Rapide) handled by Santo Mollo. Another two back was Charmant de Zack (2m Vivid Wise As-Martina Grif-Varenne) with reinsman Marco Smorgon. Cris Mail On October 31 at Jagersro was the Gr. II International C.I. Mullers Memorial (STL Gold, purse 74,627€, 2640 meters) and great veteran Cyber Lane (7g Raja Mirchi-Sybaris Hanover) prevailed in 1.12.3kr with trainer Johan Untersteiner up. He was a narrow winner from Very Kronos (6m Ready Cash-Glide About) handled by Erik Adielsson for conditioner Svante Bath. Third home was Moni Viking (7m Maharajah-Jeunesse Doree) reined by Bjorn Goop for owner Jan Lyng. Antonio Trot and Wild Love took the fourth and fifth places. Gaet files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

After winning his batteria (elimination division), Zacon Gio (5m Ruty Grif-May Glade Font SM) took the GP Lotteria 71 st edition in Italy.   The Finale (purse 600,000€, 1600 meters autostart) this day, clocked in 1.10.5kr (equals Timone EKs 2017 mark) with Roberto Vecchine up for trainer Holger Ehlert. He started from post one after his 1.10.6kr score in the third elimination.   A length back second in the finale was Face Time Bourbon (5m Ready Cash-Vita Bourbon) handled by Bjorn Goop, the first elim winner in 1.11.8kr. Third was Vivid Wise As (6m Yankee Glide-Temple Blue Chip) for Alessandro Gocciadoro, ahead of fourth finishing Billie de Montfort (9f Jasmin de Flore-Quismy de Montfort) with Gabriele Gelormini at the lines.   Zacon Gio had won the Yonkers International a year ago and accomplished trainer Ehlert, who just recently recovered from heart surgery. A great story this is.   This classic race has been won three times by Tornese, Une de Mail, Varenne and Birbone and trainer/driver Vivaldi Baldi is a five time winner of the Lotteria.   In the first elimination division Face Time Bourbon (5m Ready Cash-Vita Bourbon) recovered from a miscue to score in 1.11.8kr for reinsman Bjorn Goop, trainer Sebastien Guarato and Scuderia Bivans. He finished a length up on Vitruvio (6m Adrian Chip-Tigre OM) handled by Alessandro Gocciadoro and third finishing Zefiro Gual (5m Algiers Hall-Delmatica Gual) with Antonio Greppi up. Face Time raced with shoes on. Face Time Bourbon The second elim saw Vernissage Grif (6m Varenne-Dalia Grif) score in 1.11.7kr for reinsman Gocciadoro. He defeated Frisbee d’Am (5m The Best Madrik-Des Rondes) and driver Anthony Barrier by four lengths with veteran Arazi Boko (13g Varenne-Laura Kemp) another length back third for Santo Mollo. Batteria three went to 1.10.6kr clocked Zacon Gio (5m Ruty Grif-May Glade Font SM) and pilot Roberto Vecchione. This Holger Ehlert trainee narrowly bested Billie de Montfort (9f Jasmin de Flore-Quismyh de Montfort) reined by Gabriele Gelormini for trainer Guarato. Five lengths back third was Vivid Wise As (6m Yankee Glide-Temple Blue Chip) with Gocciadoro his trainer/driver. Each elim was raced over 1600 meter autostart for30,800€ purses.  Gaet. Ippodromo Agnano files by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

The lineup for the October 25th GP Lotteria is quite superb, with this 71st edition of the classic having Vitruvio, Face Time Bourbon, Vernissage Grif, Arazi Boko, Zacon Gio, Vivid Wise As and Vanesia EK among the entrants. There will be three eliminations and a finale competing for the winning share of the 785,400€ total purse. See the batterias participants below in post-position order.     Gaet, Ippodromo di Agano Napoli files by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Bleff Dipa (3m Mister JP-Preziosa JW-Lets Go) took this 66th Derby Italiani del Trotto (purse 847,000€, 2100 meters autostart) at Roma Capannelle, with Roberto Vecchione aboard for trainer Holger Ehlert. The harness racing winner is owned by Jean Pierre Barjon, the current President of LeTrot and was bred by Arcangelo di Pasquale. Race time was 1.13.5kr by the now five-time winner in 11 appearances. Bleff Dipa narrowly bested Blackflash Bar (3f Oropuro Bar-Masasque) handled by Santo Mollo and third finishing Bepi Bi (3m Donato Hanover-Lorraine Bi) and pilot Alessandro Gocciadoro. Fourth was Bubble Effe (3m Nesta Effe-New York Effe) with Orjan Kihlstrom at the lines. Mister JP pedigree, the product of Jean Pierre Dubois. Below is a photo grouping of the Ehlert family. Great work of their team. The companion Oaks del Trotto (purse 253,000€, 1640 meters autostart) saw Betta Zack (3f Rotary OK-Martina Griff-Varenne) score in 1.12.6kr with Andrea Guzzinati the teamster. Betta won for the ninth time in 14 appearances. Two lengths back second was Bonneville Gifont (3f Varenne-Fedora Caf) with Ant. Velotti up and third was Bolen Hall FAS (3f Conway Hall-Show Grif Italia) handled by Roberto Vecchione at the lines. The winner’s pedigree follows. The day before at Follonica Del Pini was the GP Citta’ di Follonica (purse 50,050€, 2200 meter autostart) and the 1.13.7kr timed winner was Allegra Gifont (4f Maharajah-Realm of Fancy) handled by Alessandro Gocciadoro. Two back second was Aura (4f Yankee Slide-Dora d’Alfa) for Antonio DiNardo and third home was Akela Pal Ferm (4f Maharajah). Gaet, Ehlert, Ippodrome Roma Capannelle files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

September 20, 2020 Cokstile (7m Quite Easy-Joystile-Coktail Jet) easily took the 220,000€ purse PR Costa Azzurra at Torino raced over the 1600 meter autostart sprint distance. Race time was 1.11.2kr for the Antonio Di Nardo harness racing reined performer. Zacon Gio (5m Ruty Grif-May Glade Font SM-Yankee Glide) was two lengths back second for Roberto Vecchione with Vitruvio (6m Adrian Chip-Tigre OM-Zebu) five lengths further back third handled by Alessandro Gocciadoro. The winning pedigree follows Gaet, Ippodromo Torino files/photos   Thomas H. Hicks

Vernissage Grif (6m Varenne-Dalis Grif-Park Avenue Joe) took the final and his elimination of the Grand Premio Citta di Montecatini in Italy(purse 154,000€ for the final and 13,080€ in each of two elims, 1640 meters autostart) with harness racing trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro aboard. He is owned by Gennaro Riccio and was timed in 1.10.6kr in the final and 1.10.2kr in his elim. Second in both was Zacon Gio (5m Ruty Grif-May Glade Font SM-Yankee Glide) handled by Roberto Vecchione for trainer Holger Ehlert. Third in the final was Arazi Boko (13g Varenne-Laura Kemp) handled by Andrea Farolfi in the final for trainer Gocciadoro, five lengths back of the winner. Arazi Boko took the second elim timed in 1.12.2kr defeating Chief Orlando (7m Orlando Vici-Muto Bonita-Felix Santana) and Zlatan (5m Napoleon Bar-Nastassia Bi) that has teamed by G.P. Minnucci. Finale replay Vernissage Grif (6) elim one Elim one replay Arazi Boko (5) second elim Elim two replay On the fine card was also the PR Criterium Toscano (purse 22,000€, 1640 meters autostart, two year olds) that went to 1.17.1kr timed Callisto (2m Nad Al Sheba-Medley d’Italia) with Antonio Greppi up for Ettore Vairano. Caffe Time Bi (2m Manofmanymissions-The Starlet Lux) took second for trainer/driver Riccardo Pezzatini. Third home was Clooney Grad (2m Napoleon Bar-Grevola Grad) with Roberto Vecchione up. Gaet, Ippodromo Sesana Montecatini files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Apple Wise As (4f Royalty For Life-Desert Flower K-Sierra Kosmos) took the Premio Citta’ di Torino Filly (purse 80,080€, 2100 meters autostart) at Ippodromo di Vinovo in Italy, timed in 1.14.8kr. Fed Esposito teamed the harness racing winner for Alessandro Gocciadoro. This team defeated stablemate Amber Prad (4f Timoko-Sinead Prad) with Gocciadoro up and third finishing Allegra WF (4f Varenne-Formose Jet) handled by Mario Minopoli Jr. Apple Wise As The companion event, the Pr Citta’ di Torino Male (purse 80,080€, 2100 meters autostart), saw Ari Lest (4m Pascia’ Lest-Natalina Wise) score in 1.12.9kr with Massimiliamo Castaldo the pilot for trainer Gocciadoro. Two Gocciadoro stablemates were second and third, A length back second was Juan Bros (4m Muscle Mass-Ziezo Buitenzorg) with Giuseppe Lombardo driving. Third was Aman You Sm (4m Love You-Emon Santa Fe’ Sm) handled by Fed Espositio. Gaet, Ippodromo di Vinovo files/photo by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Trotting action returned to Montecatini Snai Sesana this day in Italy with two GP events. The Grand Prix Societa Terme Filly – Memorial Vivaldo Baldi (purse 50,050€, 2040 meters autostart, three year old females) saw Banirussa Jet (3f Pine Chip-Nagasaki Jet) scored in 1.14.3kr for trainer/driver Alessandro Gocciadoro. She defeated stablemate Bahamia (3f Maharajah-Nambia) with Federico Esposito teaming for Gocciadoro some three lengths back second. Buena Sverte Bi (3f Yankee Glide-No Its Here) was third with V.P. Dell’Annunziata the pilot for trainer Tiberio Cecere. Babirussa Jet The male division of the GP Societa Terme Mem. Vivaldo Baldi (purse 50,050€, 2040 meters autostart) went to Belzebu’ Jet (3m Wishing Stone-Otero Jet) timed in 1.14.8kr and handled by Vincenzo Luongo for trainer/owner Massimo Firetti. Bengurion Jet (3m Maharajah-Love Me Tender) was two lemgths back second with Marco Smorgon the trainer/driver for Scuderia Bruni Racing Team. Third was Baccani (3m Ideale Luis=Butler’s Choice) with Antonio Di Nardo agt the lines for conditioner Gennaro Casillo. Belzebu’ Jet Gaet, Montecatini Snai Secsana files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Arazi Boko (13g Varenne-Laura Kemp-Express Ride) continued his storied career with a victory in the Gran Premio Riccardo Grassi (purse 50,050€, 1660 meters autostart, 12 starters) on the Cesena 800 meter oval in Italy. He was timed in 1.11.9kr and reined by trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. His fifth dam is the legendary Stenographer. Three lengths back second was Vesna (6f Libeccio Grif-Immagine Lunare-Toss Out) with third to Ua Huka (7f Muscle Yankee-Fancy Bi-Toss Out). Arazi Boko Gaet, Blodbanken files by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Enrico Bellei teamed Barbaresco Grif (3m Conway Hall-Maura Grif-Varenne) to a 1.12.8kr victory in the GP Citta’di Napoli (purse 200,200€, 2100 meters autostart, three-year olds) at Agnano’s 1000 meter racetrack in Italy. Bonjovi MMG (3m Ganymede-Ethel Blak-Indro Park) was second ahead of Bengurion Jet (3m Maharajah-Love Me Tender-Supergill). Barbaresco Grif On the same card was the GP Freccia d’Europa (purse 180,180€, 1600 meters autostart) and Vivid Wise As (6m Yankee Glide-Temple Blue Chip-Cantab Hall) scored in record time 1.10.4kt with Alessandro Gocciadoro at the lines. Zefiro d’Ete (5m Mago d’Amore-Isotta Fraschini-Angus Hall) was second for Gaetano DiNardo. Third went to Deimos Racing (7g Quite Easy-Athena Haleryd-Pine Chip) with Antonio DiNardo aboard. Vivid Wise As The GP Regione Campanio Males (purse 80,080€, 2100 meters autostart, four year old males) went to the 1.12.5kr timed Antony Leone (4m Libeccio Grif-Gasping Ferm-Lemon Dra) with Gaetano Di Nardo the pilot. This pair prevailed over Always EK (4m Filipp Roc-Nike EK-Varenne) handled by Alessandro Gocciadoro and third finishing Aramis EK (4m Nad Al Sheba-Freedom EK-Bon Vivant) with Pietro Gubellini at the lines. Antony Leone tingOn the same program was the GP Regione Campania Filly (purse 80,080€, 2100 meters autostart, four- year old females) and the 1.13.0kr clocked winner was Allegra Gifont (4f Maharajah-Realm of Fancy-Ginger Somolli) reined by Alessandro Gocciadoro. Arnas Cam (4f Ready Cash-Nadia Cam-Varenne) took a close second for Santo Mollo, ahead of third finishing Allegra WF (4f Varenne-Formosa Jet-Pine Chip) with Mario Minopoli Jr. aboard. Allegra Gifont   Gaet files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

The Gr. III GP Riccardo Grassi (purse 50,050€, 1660 meters autostart) is set for August 1 at Cesena in Italy with 11 horses to be at the start including Arazi Boko, the gallant 13 year old war horse, and Timone EK. It shapes up as a competitive event among leading aged campaigners in Italy. Stay tuned for the great trotting action. Gaet, Cesena files by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

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