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Unno del Duomo (8m Ganymede - Irma del Duomo - Lemon Dra) rallied to score in the prestigious Pulay Kornel Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart, eight starters) today at Kincsem Park. Sandor Kolozsi teamed this Dora Kovacs trainee to the 1.15.1kr timed victory, his second in three starts this year in Hungary. He was off as the 3/2 favorite and bested Adriana Asti (5f Frullino Jet - Cameron Diaz - Baltic Speed), with Veljko Mazsity up ay 5/1 odds, by a length and a half. Five others finished in a pack with third to 179/1 Ujrazz! (8m Maximus Lindy - Gyorsulj! - Witsends Speedy) handled by Lazslo Kolozsi. Fourth was 4.9/1 Longines (7f Conway Hall - Kentucky Love Song - Valley Victor) handled by Gyrogy Horvath. Alexander UR (7g Infinitif), Nileo (10m Jillis Joker) and Zseneroz (8f SJs Photo) completed the top seven. Unno del Duomo The 2020 Pulay Kornel victory went to Zeal di Girifalco in 1.17.3kr for Veljko Mazsity. The race record of 1.14.3kr was set in 2014 by Night lady (7f Tony Oaks - Vas Lady). On the undercard today, trainer Imre Fazekas piloted two winners, Cosmos LC (3f Miguel Duhamel) in 1.20.8kr, and Benji (4m Cigar Dan) in 1.18.9kr. Kincsem Park files/photo by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Longines (7f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor) converted a pocket trip to her 20th career harness racing victory in 25 starts in the Detektor Handicap (purse 665,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park, timed in 1.16kr. She was piloted by Andrea Fazekas to her second straight 2021 score. She is trained for owner Pimri by Imre Fazekas. Kornelius Heitmann of Munster bred this fine mare that was off at 5.4/1, as she defeated 1.8/1 Zolta (6m Naglo-Gazza Jet-Supergill) with Veljko Mazsity up. Third was 19.5/1 Zona (6f Offenbach Bigi-Kama-Valley Guardian) for trainer/driver Emil Csordas. Longines (2) Andrea Fazekas also won with 3.1/1 Acelos Fiu (5m SJs Photo-Elegant Lady-Mill H) in the Amatorverseny DIJ (purse 500,000€, 1900 meters autostart) clocked in 1.17.7kr. This was his first 2021 victory in four 2021 appearances for trainer Balazs Juhasz. Anybody (5f Offenbach Bigi) was second at 4.7/1 with Edina Berta up for trainer Emil Csordas. Third was 3.1/1 Apollo Creed (5g Vioxx SR) handled by Krisztian Takacs. Acelos Fiu (8-inside)   Kincsem Park files/photos   by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The annual harness racing classic Janos Brody Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) went to Adriana Asti (5f Frullino Jet-Cameron Diaz-Baltic Speed) reined by her trainer Valjko Mazsity timed in 1.16.7kr for owner Hico. She won in her first 2021 start. The 20-meter handicapped Unno del Duomo (8m Ganymede-Irma del Duomo-Lemon Dra) led the way until late in the lane with Sandor Kolozsi up for trainer Dora Kovacs. Another 20-meter handicapper performer was third, that being Alexander U.R. (7g Infinitf-Hoity Toity Face-Egon Lavec) reined by Lajos Marton for trainer Jozsef Rutkai. He was third last year as well. The 2020 edition went to Vital RG (6m SJs Photo-Vitesse OR) in 1.18.5kr and the race record was set in 2016 by Wiss Shadow (9g Goetmals Wood-Wiss Favourite) and pilot Viktoria Nemeth.Adriani Asti Brody Memorial winners from 2011 and following include many top performers in HU. The Tavaszi Handicap (purse 1,000,000Huf, 1960 meters) was the second feature on this program and victory was preserved by the pacesetting Zselnive (6f Miguel Duhamel-Javorfa) in 1.21.0kr with trainer Imre Dome aboard. She won for the first time in four 2021 starts. Overnight (13g Jonas Laukko) was a narrow missed second for Sandor Varga and third went to White Plains (8g Anderberg) for Laszlo Kolozsi. Last year’s Tavaszi went to Usain (7g Medic Hanover) in 1.20kr and the race record of 1.18.4kr was set by Lezer (8f Baltic Bet) in 2012. Zselnice On the undercard, the Ivisa Sun DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) went to San Siro (5m Lucky Boy-Simonica) timed in 1.16.4kr. Antun Horvatski was at the lines for trainer Janos Borbely. Driver Horvatski owns the winner that scored in his first start in Hungary. He showed two wins and three second in his last five outings in Szerbia. On the card trainer Imre Fazekas piloted two winners. Bozony Am (4g SJs Photo-Nana) was victorious in 1.21.9kr and Bemji (4m Cigar Dan-Hilves) scored on 1.21.1kr. Kincsem Park files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Ultimate Force (8g Connecting People-Kamilla-Valley Guardian) took Saturday’s Laszlo Tolnay Memorial at Kincsem Park, contested over 1800 meters, distance handicap, for a purse of 700,000Huf. Race time was 1.20.1kr with the winner, off at 20/1 odds, piloted by Andor Angyal for trainer Zoltan Ozvar, that scored his first 2021 victory. The 6.6/1 odds Delicious Design (6f Juliano Star-Athenas Lucky Girl-Tagliabue) was second ahead of 33.2/1 Zsozsoka (6f Yankee Mustang). Ultimate Force On the undercard was the Lezer DIJ (purse 500,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart), and the 1.17.7kr timed winner was 3.5/1 odds Aurora (5f Frullino Jet-Lezer-Baltic Bet) handled by Gyorgy Horvath for trainer Imre Fazekas. Aurora won her second straight in 2021 for Horvath, this one on his birthday. 2.1/1 favorite Bene (4m Bay Mink-JS Penelope-Pietro Pan) was second for Branislav Mukity. Third was Baraka SS (4f Panne de Moteur-Wale-Center Field) with Emese Vezer at the lines. Aurora by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

The superb Saturday card at Kincsem Park saw 1.2/1 odds Unno del Duomo (8m Ganymede-Irma del Duomo-Lemon Dra) rally at the top stretch to then draw off for the 1.15.6kr victory in the featured Geza Sennyey Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart). Harness racing driver Sandor Kolozsi teamed the first time 2021 winner in HU for trainer Dora Kovacs. He has five wins in Hungary in seven career starts there. The 5.7/1 Alexander UR (7g Infinitif-Hoity Toity Face-Egon Lavec) was second for Lajos Marton and owner Prolongo. 7.3/1 Promo Kemp (7m Muscle Hill-Armbro Waikki-Garland Lobell) was third after setting the pace, with Istvan Papp at the lines for stable Prolongo (Joszef Rutkai). This one was bred by Steve Stewart and partners in Lexington, KY. Unno del Duomo   On the undercard was the Globus DIJ (purse 665,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and 1.6/1 Longines (7f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song) sat the pocket before wearing down pacesetting Zapato (6m Frullino Jet), reined by Tibor Hajnal. Gyorgy Horvath teamed the winner for trainer Imre Fazekas as the Kornelius Heitmann bred mare won for the 19th time in 24 career starts and she was game to the wire from her covered position. Third was Unika Vik (8f Cantab Hall) for Laszlo Kolozsi. Longines    The Evi Amator Kupa (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) was won in 1.17.0kr by the Andrea Fazekas reined Lingot AT (6m Jasmin d’Odyssee-Likviditus-Gills Victory). Balasz Jukasz trains the 9/2 odds winner that was bred by Animal Trade Racing Team of Szerbia. Lingot AT Kincsem Park files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The third 2021 harness racing day at Kincsem Park yielded a competitive card led by the featured Erika DIJ (purse 665,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). Here the 2.7/1 odds Adamo Fling (5m Maximus Lindy-Cicciolina Fling-Supergill) scored in 1.19.9kr for trainer/driver Emil Csordas, his second 2021 victory. Zsozsoka (6f Yankee Mustang-Intelligent Star-Oaklea Bluejay) was second for Laszlo Kolozsi with third to Acclos FIU (5m SJs Photo-Elegant Lady-Mill H) for trainer/driver Balazs Juhasz. Adamo Fling In the Hitves DIJ (purse 500,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) the 1.19.5kr clocked winner was 1.4/1 Aurora (5f Frullino Jet-Lezer-Baltic Bet) with Gyorgy Horvath the pilot for trainer Imre Fazekas. 2/1 Baraka SS (4f Panne de Moteur-Wale-Center Field) was second for Emese Vezer and trainer Csordas. Third was 3.2/1 Angelina Jolie (5f PJ Punjab-Siberie-Lejacque d’Houlbec) for Laszlo Veres. Aurora Kincsem Park files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

The harness racing trots returned to Kincsem Park this day after a month break, with the featured Evnyito DIJ (purse 700,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) going to 2.3/1 Zapato (6m Frullino Jet-Diatomea PL-Friendly Face) reined by Csaba Lakatos. Race time was 1.19.1kr by the Tibor Hajnal trainee. The 20 meter handicapped Alexandre UR (7g Infinitif-Hoity Toity Face-Egon Lavec), off at 5.1/1 odds, was second for reinsman Lajos Marton, with third to another 20 meter penalized entrant, the 2.5/1 Gideon H Renka (8g Quick Wood-Ulrick Ravestein-Mondo Jo) with Laszlo Szokola up for trainer Tibor Hajnal. Zapato The lineup for 2021 classic races is shown below. The Trotting Derby is set for July 3rd. Kincsem Park files/photo by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

December 30, 2020 - The Kincsem Park harness racing season came to end and is slated to resume January 31. Year end 2020 awards were earned by leading driver Veljko Mazsity with 30 victories and leading trainer Tibor Hajnal with 27 conditioning wins. Other awards went to leading owner Hico Istello, leading breeder Kabala Menes Kft and top amateur driver Andrea Fazekas. Congratulations award winners, and congratulations to all horsemen and management that made 2020 an excellent year. ................................................ The final card of 2020 included three top races starting with the Pancho DIJ (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). Here the 4.8/1 odds Gigant Wings (6g Quick Wood-Winning Ways-Gidde Palema) was victorious for trainer/driver Emil Csordas as he won for the fourth time in 14 appearances this year. 15.5/1 Uptown Boy M (7g Cigar Dan) was second with Valentin Miskolcsik up for trainer Pal Vicen. 1.8/1 Zapato (5m Frullino Jet) held third for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. Race time was 1.18.1kr. Gigant Wings In the Tamas Pinter “Oroszlan” Handicap (purse 1,500,000HUf, 1900 meters autostart) the 3.3/1 odds Up All Night (7f Americas Dust-Narancs Virag-Tony Oaks) rallied to victory timed in 1.20.6kr with trainer Sandor Varga aboard. The four-time 2020 winner in 11 starts defeated 12.5/1 Sensation (9g Incredible Cole) with Laszlo Szokola at the lines. Third was 3.1/1 Trancsen (8m Ata Star L) for Istvan Papp. Up All Night In the featured Lovaregyleti DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) the 1.17.2kr timed winner was 1.7/1 Unno del Duomo (7m Ganymede-Irma del Duomo-Lemon Dra) that overcame a 40 meter handicap for reinsman Anton Horvatski and trainer Dora Kovacs. Unno won for the fourth time in six 2020 appearanced in Hungary. 6/1 Unika Vik (7f Cantab Hall) was second with Andor Angyal the pilot. Third was the 20 meter handicapped and 5/1 odds Ujrazz! (7m Maximus Lindy) with trainer Laszlo Kolozsi the pilot.  Unno del Duomo     Thomas H. Hicks  

December 26, 2020 - Harness racing co-features were on stage today at Kincsem Park, the first being the Istvan Vicen Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). The 1.2/1 odds favorite Zente (5g Frullino Jet-Franciska) scored easily in 1.17.5kr for Tamas Tanczer and trainer Zoltan Horvath, his sixth 2020 victory in 13 appearances. 3.7/1 Adamo Fling (4m Maximus Lindy-Cicciolina Fling) was second for Gyorgy Pekker and trainer Emil Csordas. Third money went to 9.3/1 Ann Bella M (4f Cigar Dan-Malhana Serey) for Zoltan Gyolai and conditioner Lajos Marton. Zente The 2.3/1 second choice Rocky HR (8m Roc de Montfort-Times) secured the Segedhaj to Evi Kupa (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) timed in 1.17.8kr. Gyorgy Farkas teamed this winner for trainer Balazs Juhasz. Rocky HR won for the first time in 15 starts this year albeit the consistent performer has been 50 times win/place in 70 career starts. 2/1 Ugolino Ans (7g Yankee Slide-Cristina Ans) was second for Sandor Kolozsi, with third to 4.1/1 Zsozsoka (5f Yankee Mustang-Intelligent Star). Rocky HR   Thomas H. Hicks  

December 19, 2020 - The Menesek DIJ (purse 1,900,000Huf, 3160 meters distance handicap) highlighted this Kincsem Park Holiday Season harness racing card and the 20-meter handicapped Zseneroz (5f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) scored in 1.18.6kr at 5.9/1 odds. Andor Angyal piloted the Zoltan Ozvar trainee that recorded his third 2020 win in 10 starts. Zseneroz won this race in 2019 in 1.18.7kr. The 5.9/1 odds Atomanti M (4m Cigar Dan-Step by Step-Allison Hollow) was second for driver Gyorgy Horvath and trainer Dora Kovacs. 5/1 Adriana Asti (4f Frullino Jet-Cameron Diaz-Baltic Speed) secured third for Sandor Varga. Zseneroz The Tibor Papp Memorial (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) saw even-money favorite Unnko del Duomo (7m Ganymede-Irma del Duomo-Lemon Dra) score handily in 1.16.2kr for Sandor Kolozsi and trainer Dora Kovacs, his third victory in five 2020 starts in Hungary. 18.3/1 Ujrazz’! (7m Maximus Lindy-Gyorsulj!-Witesnds Speedy) was second handled by Laszlo Kolozsi. Third home was 12.2/1 Gideon H Renka (7g Quick Wood-Ulriek Ravestein-Mondo Joe) with trainer Tibos Hajnal at the lines. Unno del Duomo   Thomas H. Hicks

Bezique Va Bene (9f Diablo Vs Bene-Bezique Hanover-American Winner) was a game front stepping winner of the marathon classic (purse 1,100,000HUf, 4200 meters distance handicap) timed in 1.23.8kr with Imre Dome the driver/trainer. It was her second 2020 victory in 17 starts. The 7.3/1 odds winner defeated last year’s winner Olmo Jet (12g Legendary Lover K-Sienna-Summit Hill) reined by Sandor Varga for trainer Gabor Reischl that was handicapped 80 meters. 10.8/1 ArunChupa (4g Calypso Capar-Norah Jones-Zador) was third for Andrea Nagyvary. The race record remained with the 2012 winner Nikki (by Tony Oaks) timed in 1.20.8kr over 4300 meters. On the undercard was the Oroshaza Varos Memorial (purse 665,000HUf, 1800 meters autostart) and the 1.19.7kr timed victory went to 1.1/1 Zolta (5m Naglo-Gaqzza Jet-Supergill) for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity. He won for the fifth time in 20 starts this year. 4.6/1 Gigant Wings and 4.6/1 Unika Vik took second and third. The upcoming Saturday will showcase the Menese DIJ (2,000,000Huf purse, 3160 meters distance handicap) and the Dr. Tibor Papp Memorial (1,200,000Huf purse, 1800 meters autostart). Kincsem Park files/photo   Thomas H. Hicks

Zitti Tutti (5f Napoleon-Isola d’Arno-Coktail Jety) took Saturday’s Kincsem Park featured Lucky Luke DIJ (purse 700,000Huf, 2560 meters distance handicap) timed in 1.21.1kr. Trainer Veljko Mazsity teamed this 1.4/1 harness racing favorite to his eighth 2020 win in 11 starts. 2.4/1 Zona (5f Offenbach Bigi) was a closing second for trainer Emil Csordas and 9/1 Zapato (5m Frullino Jet) overcame a 20-meter handicap to be third for Tibor Hajnal. Last week (November 28) there were three top level trots on the Budapest card The Adai DJI (purse 700,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) went to 1.18.9kr timed Ujrazz! (7m Maximus Lindy) for Lazslo Kolozsi, his first victory of the year. He was off at 1.4/1 odds and defeated 7.4/1 Urania RG (7f Racino) and 7.4/1 Unika Vik (7f Cantab Hall). Alfa Boy The Szabadkai DJI (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) saw 1.4/1 Amy del Duomo (4f Daguet Rapide-Lily del Duomo-Muscles Yankee) score in 1.15.3kr for trainer/driver Vladimir Pribic. This was her second 2020 win in Hungary from three appearances. 1.9/1 Uno del Duomo (7m Ganymede) was second for Goran Zolnaji ahead of 23/1 Alexander UR (6g Infinitif) and reinsman Sandor Varga. Fourth was 15/1 Sirol Axe (9g Express Road) for Milan Tasic. Amy del Duomo The featured Oszi Kiserleti (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) went to 1.17.8kr timed and 20-meter handicapped Alfa Boy (4m Racino-Chippychip GT-Defi d’Aunou). Csaba Lakatos teamed the 6.5/1 Alfa Boy to this third victory in nine 2020 starts. Adriana Asti (4f Frullino Jet-Carmen Diaz-Baltic Speed), last year’s winner of this race, was second at 1.7/1 odds, she too facing a 20-meter handicap. 3.6/1 odds and 40-meter handicapped Zseneroz (5f SJs Photo-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) was third for Andor Angyal. The speed record for this classic race is co-held at 1.16.8kr by Nana (4f Tony Oaks) in 2011 with Imre Fazekas up, over 1980 meters, and Lester (14m Gridiron Lad) over 2000 meters in 2010 for reinsman Joze Sagaj. Ujrazz! Kincsem Park files/photos   Thomas H. Hicks

The Saturday Kincsem Park featured Diamond River DIJ (purse 700,000HUf, 1800 meters autostart) saw 1.7/1 Zolta (5m Naglo-Gazza Jet-Supergill) core for Veljko Mazsity clocked in 1.19.8kr, his fourth harness racing victory of 2020 in eight appearances. Trancsen (8m Ata Star L-Eperjes-Witsends Speedy) was second for Istvan Papp with third going to Zapato (5m Frullino Jet-Diatemas PL-Friendly Face) and teamster Tibor Hajnal. On the undercard was the Good Love River DIJ (purse 500,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and the 1.2/1 youngster Bolide Laksmy (3m Conway Hall-Nine di Jesolo-Supergill) scored in 1.18.9kr for Veljko Mazsity. This was the winner’s third 2020 victory in seven starts. Be Happy (3m Com Muscle-Keep Smiling-Valley Guardian) was next for Lajos Marton, and third was Antonia Schwin (4f Belami-Mellby Schwin-Supergill) with Sandor Varga aboard. Bolide Laksmy   Thomas H. Hicks

The 3/1 odds Zitti Tutti (5f Napoleon-Isola d’Arno-Coktail Jety) rallied for an easy 1.17.3kr victory in the featured Detroit DIJ (purse 665,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park. Trainer Veljko Mazsity directed the winner to her seventh 2020 victory in ten starts. The 3/2 favorite Alfa Biy (4m Racino-Chippychip GT-Defi d’Aunou) was second for Csaba Lakatos teaming for trainer Tibor Hajnal. Third was 2.6/1 Pan Globe Jaycee (6f Muscle Yankee-Impala Jaycee-Othello Vivant) handled by trainer Goran Zolnaji. Zitti Tutti Kincsem Park files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

A great harness racing card Saturday at Kincsem Park in Budapest, Hungary included the Oszi Kanca DIJ (purse 1,500,000HUf, 1960 meters distance handicap) with victory to 1.3/1 odds Borutka (3f Illetmeny-Night Lady-Tony Oaks) timed in 1.18.6kr. Csaba Lakatos teamed the winner for trainer Tibor Hajnal and Illetmeny Kft., her sixth 2020 victory in 10 starts. The 40-meter handicapped Adriana Asti (4f Frullino Jet-Cameron Diaz-Baltic Speed) was next for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity. Third was Farya BD (3f Andover Hall-Fanciulla-Donerail) handled by her trainer Laszlo Kolozsi. Borutka Prior winners of this event follow: The Nana DIJ (purse 1,200,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) saw the fluid gaited Maugli (4g El Nino-Manisha Vita-Zerberus) score easily in 1.17.5kr at even-money odds. Trainer Janko Sagaj was the pilot as Maugli won for the third time in Hungary in as many starts. The 20-meter handicapped  Alexander UR (6g Infinitif-Hoity Toity Face-Egon Lavec) was second for trainer Jozef Rutkai and reinsman Joze Sagaj. Third was Unika Vik (7f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) for trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji. Maugli The Koztarsajagi DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 2400 meters autostart) saw 1.7/1 odds favorite Zeal di Girifalco (5f Igor Font-Inviata d’Italia-Varenne) score in 1.19.2kr for Veljko Mazsity. This was his third win in four 2020 appearances in Hungary. The 28.5/1 outsider Vittorina Jet (8f Gruccione Jet-Vaniglia Jet-Park Avenue Joe) was second for trainer/driver Dujan Zorko. The 13.3/1 odds Take Me Home (8g Let’s Go-Majestic Angel-Broadway Hall) took third for Joze Sagaj and trainer Zvenko Osteric. Zeal di Girifalco Kincsem Park files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Alfa Boy (4m Racino-Chippychip GT-Defi d’Aunou) powered off a fast pace to score in 1.15.6kr in the Sandor Memorial (purse 700,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park. Csaba Lakatos teamed this 26.8/1 odds performer that is trained by Tibor Hajnal. 7.1/1 Zolta (5m Naglo-Gazza Jet-Supergill) was second for Veljko Mazsity ahead of pocket sitting 8.2/1 Pan Globe Jaycee (6f Muscle Yankee-Impala Jaycee-Othello Vivant) reined by Goran Zolnaji. The pacesetting 5.3/1 odds Longines (6f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor was fourth, her first time back of third in fine career. Alfa Boy Kincsem Park files/photo by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

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