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June 10, 2017 - 7.9/1 Vasterbo Highflyer (9g Look de Star-Vasterbo Highclass-Pine Chip) took Saturday’s Gr. II UET Masters Series Jamtlands Stora Pris (700,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) clocked in 1.10.1kr and reined by Per Linderoth. Daniel Reden trains the winner for Stall Zet, as he recorded career victory 23 in 74 starts for 5,002,650SEK earned. 5.8/1 Spring Erom (12m Gentle Star-Springflickan-Prince Mystic) was second for Christoffer Eriksson and trainer Dan Widegren, Third went to 7/1 On Track Piraten (9g Kool de Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line) for Johnny Taker and trainer Hans R. Stromberg. Oasis Bi and Shadow Woodland were the next two to the line.  Sunday the top flight action is at Bjerke with the feature being the Gr. I UET Masters Series VG Oslo Grand Prix worth 1.5 million NOK to the winner of the 2100 meter autostart event. The good lineup is shown below:   PP/Horse/Driver     1 1Volstead Örjan Kihlström     2 2Lionel N.O. Gøran Antonsen     3 3B.B.S. Sugarlight Peter Untersteiner     4 4Dante Boko Adrian Kolgjini     5 5Your Highness Björn Goop     6 6Cruzado Dela Noche Per Linderoth     7 7Twister Bi Christoffer Eriksson     8 8Aubrion du Gers Joseph Verbeeck     9 9D.D.'s Hitman Ulf Ohlsson     10 10Takethem Steen Juul       Thomas H. Hicks  

May 10, 2017 - Johan Untersteiner steered 4.9/1 Vasterbo Highflyer (9g Look de Star-Vasterbo Highclass-Pine Chip) to a gate to wire 1.10.2kr easy harness racing victory in the Beijer-Meadow Road (80,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart) at Solvalla this evening. The Daniel Reden chestnut trainee is owned by Stall Zet and he record victory 22 in 71 starts for 3,92,650SEK earned. 32/1 Sliding Home (4m Donato Hanover-Bar Slide-Yankee Glide) held second for Jennifer Tillman and trainer Per K. Eriksson. This one raced last in the US on October 2 for Jonas Czernyson before export to SWE and this was his best performance in 2017. Third was 1.2/1 Nuncio (6m Andover Hall-Nicole Isabelle-Lindy Lane) for Orjan Kihlstrom and owner/trainer Stefan Melander. Nuncio traveled straight and appeared sound but without threatening the top pair. Nuncio was away fourth, then moved second over early and followed until an attempted three wide move nearing the three-quarter mile mark. That move stalled and Nuncio just earned third by a long neck after failing to respond when plug pulled by Kihlstrom. Charrua Forlan and French Laundry were fourth and fifth. Elitloppet confirmed invite acceptances at this point are shown below with ten more remaining to complete the two elimination heats with eight starters: D.D.’s Hitman – Finlandia Ajo winner Resolve – Cutler Memorial winner at M1 Up and Quick Propulsion Timoko Bold Eagle   Thomas H. Hicks    

April 29, 2017 - Lionel (NO) swept four wide around the final bend to draw clear for 110.9kr score in today’s Gr I UET Masters Series Olympiatravet (purse €284,672, 2140 meters autostart, ten starters). The seven year-old son of FR sire Look de Star-Aurora Sign-SmokeN Lantern was off at 15/1 and ecorded his 18th win in 51 outings for 11,816,821SEK earned. Owner Goran Antonsen teamed the Daniel Reden trainee. 18/1 Your Highness (8f Chocolatier-La Belle Lady) was a solid second for trainer/driver Bjorn Goop, ahead of 45/1 Oasis Bi (9g Toss Out-Up Front JM) with Erik Adielsson up for trainer S.P. Petterson Kadett CD and Nadal Broline completed the top five after favorite Nuncio and Voltiguer de Myrt made misques at the start. On Track Piraten faded after being on the front. Fractions were 1.10.4kr at the first 500; 1.10.2kr at the first 1000 and 1.11.2kr after 1500 meters). Lionel has now beaten Bold Eagle and Nuncio. Replay: On the undercard the Lovely Godivas (Gr. II, for mares over 2140 meters autostart, 250,000SEK to the winner, went to 1.5/1 Wild Honey (5f Cantab Hall-U Wanna Lindy-SJs Photo) for driver Orjan Kihlstrom, Stall Zet and trainer Daniel Reden. This mare has 25 wins in 42 starts for 13,200,598SEK earned. Thomas H. Hicks  

April 8, 2017 - Prix du Turgot (purse €85,000, 2700 meters, 18 European starters) started Saturday top trotting Paris-Vincennes activity and 5.7/1 Anzi des Liards (7g Look de Star-Nausicaa du Sud) was the best of the group timed in 1.12kr for Romain Derieux. David Bekaert trains this one for breeder/owner Richard Padovani. Fractions were even ( with 1500 to go; 1.12.8 at the 1000; 1.12.6kr with 500 remaining). 53/1 Orient Horse (9m Abano As-Irma del Rio) took second for Pierre Levesque and trainer Thomas Levesque, ahead of 7/1 Sauveur (7m Echo-Operah Bob) with trainer Bjorn Goop in the driver’s chair. The Prix Thesphile Lallouet (monte, Gr. II, purse €120,000, 2700 meters with nine starters) was next and 6.4/1 Texas de l’Iton (10g Cygnus d’Odyssee-Iladia de l’Iton) scored timed in 1.12.2kr for Matthieu Mottier, trainer Hughes Levesque and breeder/owner Ecurie de l’Iton. Texas recorded his 15th career victory in 95 starts for €969,470 earned. 5.5/1 Attentionally (7f Jasmin de Flore-Intentionally) took second for David Thomain and Paul Viel (breeder/owner/trainer). 9.8/1 Tornado Bello (10f Jag de Bellouet-Enfilade) was home third for jockey Camille Levesque, trainer Thomas and breeder/owner Remi Bouchet. The 3/5 favorite, Arlington Dream, raced wide and loose on the lead before a miscue dq early in the lane. The next groupe text was the Prix Paul Leguerney (monte Gr. II, purse €120,000, 2850 meters, 14 starters). 3/2 favorite Draft Life and J-P Dubois’ Douce Rebelle were dq’s and 25 meter handicapped Dawana could not threaten. That set up 29.8/1 Desiree (4f Ready Cash-Richesse d’Orient) for victory driven by Adrian Laurent and breeder/owner Etienne Desmet, timed in 1.15.6kr off very slow fractions. 3.9/1 Delia du Pommereux (4f Niky-Noune du Pommereux) was second for Sylvain Roger and Noel Lolic, the breeder/owner. 7.6/1 Darling de Reux (4f Prodigious-Queen Jet) was third. The Prix Phaeton (Gr. II, purse €120,000, 2850 meters, 11 starters) was the final groupe contest of the sunny Paris afternoon and 6.5/1 Dreammoko (4m Timoko-Uranie d’Atout) scored in 1.14.8kr for Gabriel Gelormini and trainer Richard Westerink. Dreammoko won for the fifth time in 21 career appearances, now for €209,070 earned. 47.5/1 Dijon (4m Ganymede-Sunate d’Aunou) took second narrowly for trainer/driver Romain Derieux and owner Mauricette De Sousa. Third was 1.8/1 Diablo du Noyer (4m Jasmin de Flore-Une et Indivisible) for trainer/driver William Bigeon. 4/1 Django Riff and 11.6/1 Doberman, both handicapped 25 meters, were last and 10th respectively. Earlier in the day the Prix d’Aubusson (purse €55,000, 2100 meters autostart, 18 European starters) for upper-level trotters went to 1.7/1 favorite Afghan Barbes (7g Meaulnes du Corta-Nuance Barbes) reined by Charles J. Bigeon for trainer Christian Bigeon and owner Andre Francis Bigeon. The 11 time winner in 35 starts now posts earning of €264,410. Afghan Barbes was timed in a sharp 1.10.3kr off quick even fractions (1.09.7kr with 1500 remaining; 1.10.2kr at the 1000 and 1.10.8kr with 500 meters remaining). 2/1 Carabinieri (6m Wellino Boko-Dew Princess) was second for trainer Peter Untersteiner and reinsman Franck Nivard. 15.8/1 Trinity Zet (6f SJ’s Photo-Kleo Zet) took third for Matthieu Abrivard and the Daniel Reden/Stall Zet team. Shadow Gar (6f Pine Chip) was fourth for Pietro Gubellini and Diadora BR (6f Ken Warkentin) was fifth for pilot Christophe Martens. Three year-old colts lined up for the Prix de Saintes (purse €60,000, 2100 meters autostart, five contestants) at end of program and the solid quintet was led by the 1/2  odds favorite Empereur The Best (3m Un Amour d’Haufor-Tania Trinite) reined by Gabriel Gelormini for owner/trainer Philippe Allaire. Ecurie Centre Est bred the winner, now with five victories in seven career starts for €80,630 earned, and timed today in 1.14kr. 3.8/1 Ezio Josselyn (3m Prodigious-Lezira Josselyn) was second for trainer/driver J-M Bazire and breeder/owner Yvan Bernard. 5.9/1 Esos (3m Imoko-Ostensible) was third for Bjorn Goop, trainer/owner Richard Westerink and this colt was bred by Anna Marie Sauvage. Thomas H. Hicks

February 2, 2017 - Harness racing 7/10 favorite Anzi des Liards (7g Look de Star-Nausicaadu Sud), racing barefoot for Romain Derieux, scored an easy 1.13.3kr victory in today’s Quinte+ Prix de Langeais (purse €88,000, 2850 meters, 18 starters) at Paris-Vincennes. David Bekaert trains the winner that is owned and was bred by Richard Padovani. 7.3/1 A Nice Boy (7g Niky-Pretty Perle) was second for David Thomain and third went to 28/1 Violine Mourotaise (8f Le Retour-Mourotaise) for J.Ph. Monclin. The Gr. III Prix de Verdun (purse €105,000, 2850 meters, 10 starters) went to 1.13.9kr timed and 15.2/1 Caly LouLou (5f Gazouillis-Neige de Genetire) with trainer Matthieu Abrivard the pilot. 2.3/1 Tessy d’Ete (5f Ganymede-Love Me Tender) was second for Franck Nivard, Scuderia Eurocolor Srl and trainer Ph. Billard. 4/1 Tango Negro (5m Infinitif-Lisetta Real) was third for David Thomain, trainer Jerry Riordan and owner Graziano Ceccaroni. Citizen Kane (5g Orlando Vici-Queen of Viking) was fourth for Thomas Levesque, trainer for breeder/owner Pierre Levesque and Cedea Josselyn (5f Love You-Dea Josselyn) was fifth for Alexandre Abrivard, trainer J-M Bazire owner Yvan Bernard. The monte Prix de Dozule (purse €68,000, 2850 meters, 12 European starters) went to 1.14.6kr timed, 6.3/1 Capitaine France (5g Modern Jazz-Quanta Rosa Sun) for Julien Balu and owner/trainer William Bigeon. 15/1 Cocktail d’Auvrecy (5g Kaiser Soze-Meliana Bella) was second for jockey J.L.Cl. Dersoir, also trainer, for Ecurie Jeloca. 11.3/1 Castel Black was home third. The Prix de Chamberg (purse €50,000, 2850 meters, 18 European starters) went to a rallying 6.9/1 Boccaccio (6m Carpe Diem-Haria des Champs) for reinsman Franck Nivard, also trainer, for breeder/owner Jiri Svoboda (Czech Republic), timed in 17.4/1 Bel Urzy (6g Coktail Jet-Perle d’Urzy) was second for Alexandre Abrivard and third was 33.3/1 Schubert (6m Abano As-Glide Be Nimble) piloted by Pierre Vercruysse for Erwin Bot, trainer for Gerrits Recycling BV of Holland. Excellent weekend programs are ahead at Paris-Vincennes  including the Gr. I monte Prix de LIle de France and the Gr. II Prix Paul Viel and Prix Rocquepine. Thomas H. Hicks  

Today’s Quinte+ was the Prix de Poitiers at Paris, Vincennes, raced by 17 horses over 2700 meters on the grande piste for a purse of €80,000. The 1.14.5kr timed winner was 12.3/1 Ustar de Vandel (9g Look de Star-Deila de Vandel) racing barefoot for trainer/driver Franck Nivard. The owner is J.O. Raimbault. The 5.5/1 Vacate Money (8f Prodigious-Making Money) was a fast closing second for driver Jean-Philippe Dubois, trainer Philippe Moulin and Ecurie Victoria Dreams. The 18/1 Vasco de Viette (8g Capriccio-Nonette Tivoli) landed third with Gabriel Gelormini aboard. Fractions were evenly rated (1.14.2kr at 1500 meters to go; 1.14.6kr at the 1000; 1.14.8kr with 500 remaining). by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.

November 28, 2016 - 5.8/1 odds Valse d’Avignere (7f Look de Star-Hermine d’Avignere) took today’s Quinte+ Prix de Meslay du Maine (purse €55,000, 2700 meters, 18 entrants) timed in 1.13.7kr with owner/trainer Thierry Duvaldestin aboard. 2.2/1 Vasco Flower (7g Niky-Nimea) was second for driver/owner Christian J. Bigeon. 34/1 Verso du Jaar (7g Ico Kiki-Paola d’Or Fix) landed the third spot. Two year-olds were in action in the Prix des Giroflees (purse €36,000, 2100 meters autostart, 13 starters). 1.6/1 favorite Erming d’Oliverie (2f Scipion du Goutier-There d’Oliverie) scored in 1.16.5kr for Franck Nivard, trainer Franck Leblanc and breeder/owner Ecurie de l’Oliverie. 14/1 Envolee Desfinee (2f Uniclove-Oceanara) was second for Clement Duvaldestin and breeder/trainer Thierry Duvaldestin. 38/1 Elisione Mag (2f Quaker Jet-Perle du Ravary) was third with David Thomain up for breeder/owner Michel Agostini. Thomas H. Hicks  

The Daniel Reden/Stall Zet 1.85/1 favored Vasterbo Highflyer took Saturday’s V75 Gold (purse to winner 150,000SEK, 2140 meters autostart) with Orjan Kihlstom aboard. The eight year-old gelded son of Look de Star-Vasterbo Highclass-Pine Chip recorded a 1.14.4kr clocked victory, his second in eight 2016 appearances and he increased his harness racing career earnings to 3,171,100SEK. 6.6/1 Food Money (8g Andover Hall-Windylane Hanover-Lindy Lane) was second with Jennifer Tillman aboard and 50/1 Nato Dream (7m Donato Hanover-Nugget Dream-Pine Chip) landed third for Kenneth Haugstad and trainer Stefan Melander, this one bred by J-P Dubois. Also at Bollnas, the V75 Silver (125,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) went to the 1.3/1 favorite Fire To The Rain (5g Yankee Glide-Adelaide Hall-Conway Hall), that scored in 1.13.2kr for Ulf Ohlsson and trainer Reljo Liljendahl. The veteran recorded his second 2016 win in eight starts and fifth in only 17 career outings. 2.4/1 Hero Sjohammar (5g Super Arnie-Twilight Time-Juliano Star) was second with Erik Adielsson driving for trainer Stig H. Johansson. 22.5/1 Vasterbo Paymyday (7g Credit Winner-Vasterbo Daylight-Spotlite Lobell) was third for trainer Liljendahl and driver Magnus Jakobsson. Thomas H. Hicks

Bolero Love (5m Love You-Orelady) took today’s featured harness racing Q+ Gr. I Prix de Selection (purse €240,000, 2299 meters, 14 starters) at Paris-Vincennes. The Sebastien Guarato trainee was driven by Franck Nivard for owner Antonio De Sousa. Off at 5.5/1 odds the winner scored in 1.10.8kr to defeat 2.4/1 favorite Amiral Sacha (6m Ganymede-Nostalgique Sacha) and reinsman Gabriele Gelormini. 9.4/1 Billie de Montfort (5f Jasmin de Flore-Quismy de Montfort) landed third for Eric Raffin. She raced forwardly placed with cover but the Guarato trained mare could not threaten the top two that traveled the last 500 meters quickly after a 1.11.7kr clocking at the 500 to go post. The Gr. II Prix de l’Union Europeenne (purse €160,000, 3000 meters, 11 starters) went to the 1.14.4kr timed and 1.1/1 favorite Ustinof du Vivier (8g Look de Star-Melba du Vivier) for driver Mathieu Abrivard, trainer Sebastien Guarato, and owner St, Szwarc. 3.8/1 Scarlet Turgot (10f Dahir de Prelong-Noella de Massy) held second for Alexandre Abrivard and trainer Yannick Alain Briand with 83/1 Tom Rush ending in the third spot. Thomas H. Hicks  

Today at Enghien the €80,000 Prix de Lure was the harness racing feature and a Pick5 wagering contest. 13 European starters went 2875 meters with the 1.14.6kr winner being 0.5/1 favorite Call Me Keeper (6m Pine Chip-Eliza Keeper) with Franck Nivard up for Daniel Reden training for Stall Zet. 23/1 Radieux (6g Love You-Dordogne) was second for Eric Raffin and owner/trainer Lutfi Kolgjini with 6/1 Auch (6g Niky-Migraine) third to the line for owner/trainer/driver Christian Bigeon. Denmark’s Pingus Vang (9g SJ’s Photo-New Wonder) took the day’s Quinte + (€3.35million jackpot) at Enghien, the Prix de Sedan over 2150 meters autostart. 16 European eligibles were at the start. The winner scored in 1.15.6kr at 8/1 odds to defeat 22/1 Utelo de Carentone (8g Kiwi-Maeva d’Harcouel) and third finishing 9/1 Vivaldo Bello (7m Love You-Enfilade) driven by Franck Nivard for trainer Thierry Duvaldestin. The dam Enfilade also produced double Prix-d’Amerique winner Offshore Dream. Comtesse Flore (4f Sam Bourbon-Topaze de Fael) took today’s Prix de Marennes at Enghien as 15 starters battled for the €48,000 over the 2875 meter distance. Tony Le Beller teamed the 3.6/1 odds winner timed in 1.16.66kr for owner Jean-Pierre Dubois. 5/1 Comtesse (4f Oiseau de Feux-Oeniades) was second for Mathieu Mottier and third went to 3/1 favorite Cadeace (4f Scipion du Goutier-Orchidee Rouge) with J-M Bazire up for trainer Franck Leblanc. Yesterday at Mons Ghlin Capitole (7g Offshore Dream-Extra Dry) took the Prix Capelle Belgique over the 2300 meter autostart course for a purse of €5,760. 16 International starters were at the start with the 1.2/1 odds favorite home on top in 1.15.6kr for trainer/driver Hugo Langeweg Jr. On the same card the Prix Journal Eurotierce for €7,200 over 2850 meters was contested by nine international participants. The 1.16.2kr winner was the 9/10 favorite Trailing Edge (7m Scarlet Knight-Veda Sund) driven by Dominik Locqueneux for trainer Robert Bergh and Ecurie Rally. On the last weekend solid action took place in Italy. On February 27 at Aversa the €45,100 purse Gr. II Gran Premio Andreani went to the 1.13.4kr timed Telecomando OK (4m Love You-Flavia Kronos-SJ’s Photo) for Enrico Bellei. The victory over 1660 meters on the half-miletrack was number eight in 15 starts for earnings now in excess of €123,000. Tobias Del Ronco (4m Love You-Leonor Del Ronco-Supergill) was second for G.P. Minnucci with third to Tulum (4m Algiers Hall-Image OM-Lemon Dra). On Sunday February 28 at Firenze’s 1000 meter track the Gr. II Prix Ponte Vecchio for €45,100 went to Radiofreccia FI (6f Ganymede-Castilia-Lemon Dra) for Enrico Bellei timed in 1.13.5kr over 2020 meters. Rum E Coca Day was second ahead of well-regarded Ringostarr Treb (6m Classic Photo-Farsalo Egral-Supergill). The race winner recorded her 15th victory in 55 starts now for over €395,000 earned. Veteran Mack Grace SM (10m CC’s Chuckie T-Ambro Grace SM-Armbro Goal) has made two recent starts in Italy after eight months away from the races. On January 28 he scored a 1.13.2kr victory at Albenga  over 1600 meters and on February 28 the classy old-timer finished second at Milano timed in 1.13.9kr. He’s earned €3,668 in those two efforts. It was also reported that Prix de Paris winner Lionel will get a short rest to be ready for a next start in mid-April at Enghien in the Prix de l’Atlantique. The son of Look de Star, he by Coktail Jet, would then likely return to Norway for the Oslo Grand Prix, a Gr I International test at Bjerke Racecourse on June 12, a race to which Lionel has already been invited. Oslo GP 2016: 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

After the Q+ was hit yesterday with favorites Bold Eagle and Timoko at the top of the ticket, today’s Quinte+ jackpot was €2.1 million in the Prix de Senlis (purse €54,000, 2100 meters autostart, 18 European entrants). Owner/trainer/driver Thierry Duvaldestin teamed Valse d’Avignere (7f Look de Star-Hermine d’Avignere) to victory at 7/1 timed in 1.13.3kr in this front-ending score. 19/1 Vestale du Goutier (7f Quido du Goutier-Olympe Pierji) was second for Anthony Barrier with third to 10/1 Princess Kronos (7f Donato Hanover-Malibu Princess) reined by Christophe Martens. Danae Quesnot (3f Rocklyn-Megara) took the Prix d’Oloron (purse €46,000, 2700 meters, nine three year-old filly starters) for Eric Raffin. The winning filly at 9/1 rallied late between rivals for defeat 9/10 favorite Dynamite’s Fella (3f Ready Cash-Romane’s Fella) and driver Franck Nivard. Dynamite is trained by Fabrice Souloy for Hodij Coatings BV. 29/1 Divine Seven (3f Niky-Terre d’Any) stormed down the outside for Alexandre Abrivard to be third, she owned and trained by J-M Bazire. Pacesetter 3.6/1 Douchka Love (3f Love You-Shucca) held fourth for Bernard Piton, trainer Benedetto Marigliano and owner Jean-Pierre Dubois. The winner and field showed a quick final 500 meters to be timed in 1.17.8kr after very slow fractions (1.19.4kr at 1500 to go; 1.19kr at the 1000 and 500 to go posts). Today’s Prix de Juan les Pins (purse €46,000, 2700 meters, 17 European entrants) went to 12/1 Armess de Guez (6f Fleuron Perrine-Obiana de Guez) with J-M Bazire, the trainer, up for Ecurie Vautors. 24/1 Algue d’Occagnes (6f Odeisis de Vandel-Occa Pierre) was second for Franck Ouvrie with Delphine Flevo (6f Sugar Trader-Volga River) third at 10/1 for Rick Ebbinge. 26/1 Riviera As (f Cantab Hall-Fortune As) was fourth for Gabriele Gelormini. Thomas H. Hicks  

Alexandre Abrivard teamed Prix de Cornulier winner Scarlet Turgot (10f Dahir de Prelong-Noella de Massy) to victory in today’s Gr. I International €200,000 purse Prix d’Ile-de-France (2175 meters, monte, 13 starters) at Paris-Vincennes. The 2.4/1 harness racing favorite trailed for much of the 2175 meter test, long behind open lengths leader Vaillant Cash, before making a three-wide move to get into contention around the final bend. Once in range she darted to the pegs and got past Vaillant Cash (7m Offshore Dream-Kara du Rebon) on the line. Vaillant Cash was off at 9.6/1 odds and was reined by Clement Frecelle. Scarlet Turgot is trained by Yannick-Alain Briand for owner Mme. Th. Hoste. 29.7/1 Tornade du Digeon (9f Jag de Bellouet-Harlane du Terme) was third for Eric Raffin and trainer J-M Bazire. 49/1 Udayama (8f Echo-Lancia du Pont) was fourth (she the race winner last year) and 44/1 Nonant Le Pin (9f Goetmals Wood-Blazing Janice) ended fifth for Yoann Lebourgeois. The winner was clocked in 1.10.6kr off fast fractions (1.06.8kr at 1500 to go; 1.07.5kr at 1000; 1.098kr at 500). With the victory Scarlet Turgot became a legend of sort by recording the Cornulier/Ile-de-France double and lowering the mounted trotting time record at Paris-Vincennes with the 1.10.6kr score. Malakite held the old record at 1.108kr set in May, 2008. Scarlet also lowered the Prix d’Ille-de-France record set by Picsou de Villabon (1.10.9kr in 2011). The Vaillant Cash led fractions today set up the new time standard (1.06.8kr at 1500 meters to go; 1.07.5kr at 1000; 1.09.8kr at the 500) and the top finishers, each clocked in 1.11.3kr or better, compared to the aforementioned Picsoo Villabon and the 1.11.3kr winners Nouba Turgot in 2009 and Hot Tub in 2008. The opening monte contest this day was the €95,000 purse Gr. III Prix Indienne over 2175 meters. The nose winner timed in 1.11.5kr was 4/5 odds Boss du Meleuc (5g Lucky Blue-Rafale du Meleuc). Eric Raffin teamed the winner for trainer/owner Yannick Alain Briand. 2.6/1 Aventurier Cehere (6g Niky-Iloa de l’Orne) at 2.6/1 was second for Antoine Wiels with a distant third to 79/1 Aurea Vikland (6f Prince de Montforf-Kettina de Monti) and joc key P-Y Verva. The Quinte+ today had a €3.85 million jackpot and the race was the €60,000 purse Grand Prix d’Afrique over 2850 meters with 18 contestants. Also named the Prix de la Gironde, the race winner was 3.2/1 Ange de Lune (6g Laetenter Diem-Kera Elle) for owner/trainer/driver Mathieu Abrivard clocked in 1.14kr. 19/1 Vivaldo Bello (7m Love You-Enfilade) was second for Franck Nivard teaming for trainer Thierry Duvaldestin.  16/1 Aupiquaria (6f Goetmals Wood-Illys Way) held third for trainer/driver J-M Bazire. The Gr. III International Prix de la Marne (purse €110,000, 2700 meters, 10 starters) went to the rallying wide Ustinof du Vivier (8g Look de Star-Melba du Vivier) at 3.1.1 odds for Alexandre Abrivard for trainer Sebastien Guarato. Bred by Jean-Yves Lecuyer,the winner scored in 1.12.5kr off fast even fractions (1.11.8kr at 1500 meters to go; 1.10.9kr at 1000; 1.12.1kr at 500 to go) and prevailed to victory when leading 0.5/1 odds favorite Viking Blue went off-stride and took dq. 62/1 Sierra Leone (10f John Arifant-Une d’Havetot) reached second for J.Cl. Hallais and Ave Avis (6m Kesaco Phedo-Magna Avis) took third for trainer/driver J-M Bazire. 25/1 Luckycharm Hanover (8m Andover Hall-Lady Luck Hanover) hugged the pegs to be fourth  for Bjorn Goop and trainer Daniel Reden with fifth to 25/1 Beckman (9g Turbo Sund-Nins Palema) that Orjan Kihlstrom reined for trainer Fabrice Souloy. The Gr. III Prix de Royen (purse €100,000, 2700 meters, 12 European starters) went to 2.7/1 Briac Dark (5m Prince Gede-Queen des Charmes) for trainer/driver Franck Anne and owner Guy Barou. This one scored timed in 1.13.4kr after quick early fractions (1.11.7kr at 1500 meters to go; 1.11kr at 1000; 1.13.9kr at 500). Briac Dark surged to a nice lead after Arlington Dream and Red Rose America made the pace, with Arlington Dream off-stride off the final bend., and then held gamely as 6.5/1 Vikind Va Bene (6m Rite On Line-Iriana du Mont) closed in for Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Fabrice Souloy. 5/2 odds Akido (6g Love You-Isba) rallied for third for trainer/driver Franck Nivard and Wcurie Comte P de Montesson with 23.2/1 A Nous Trois (6m Orlando Vici-Quallas) getting fourth for Pierre Vercruysse and trainer  Sebastien Guarato. The wrap-up today was the Prix Toque Blanches (purse €80,000, 2850 meters, 13 starters, monte for apprentice jockeys) and Ugo On Wood (8g Nuage Noir-Madone On Wood) took victory at 9/10 odds with Leo Abrivard up. 3.2/1 Unsert Dairpet was second for Julien Balu and 24.8/1 Uppercut Orange held for third for Alexis Collette.The winner was timed in a sharp 1.13kr. Thomas H. Hicks

December 27, 2015 - Today’s Paris-Vincennes opener to an outstanding Winter Meet harness racing program at Paris-Vincennes was the €34,000 Prix de Conches for three year-old females over 2175 meters. 3/1Cresta Rosa (3f Repeat Love-Quercifolia) earned a two-length win for driver Franck Ouvrie and owner/trainer Jean Baudron timed in 1.15.3kr. 13.6/1 Caline Belri (3f Magnificent Rodney-Ma Tourangelle) was second for trainer/driver Bruno Chanonat ahead of 3.7/1 Cadence de Brion (3f Vivaldi de Chenu-Kijoue du Montil) and trainer/driver Mathieu Abrivard. The Gr. II Prix Emile Riotteau for four year-olds (purse €120,000, 10 monte starters, 2700 meters) went to 2/1 second choice Bilibili (4m Niky-Quetty du Donjon) timed in 1.14.2kr and ridden by Alexandre Abrivard for trainer L.Cl. Abrivard and owner Jean-Pierre Barjon. 1.9/1 favorite Best of Jets (4m Magnificent Rodney-Plume Jets) was a close second for Francois Lagadeuc and trainer/owner Jean-Michel Baudouin. 5.9/1 Boeing du Bocage (4m Scipion du Goutier-Lova du Cap Vert) ended a distant third for Eric Raffin and trainer Franck Leblanc with fourth to 26.8/1 Beauty Turgot (4f Hand du Vivier-Quouragane) reined by Anthony Barrier for trainer Fabrice Souloy. Replay The co-featured Gr. II International Prix Tenor de Baune (purse €120,000, 2700 meters, 11 starters) was captured by 1.4/1 favorite Lionel (5m Look de Star-Aurora Sign) and driver Franck Nivard. Fabrice Souloy trains this Norwegian-registered trotter for Goran Antonsen. 1.8/1 Robert Bi was second for Robin Bakker, trainer Paul Hagoort and K.K. Bijkerk, the owner. 4.1/1 Akim du Cap Vert (5m First de Retz-Prima du Cap Vert) ended third for trainer/owner/driver Franck Anne with fourth to 12.5/1 Call Me Keeper (5m Pine Chip-Eliza Keeper) driven by Orjan Kihlstrom for the combination of Daniel Reden and Stall Zet. Africaine (5f Oiseau de Feux-Italienne) landed fifth for Pierre Vercruysse and owner/trainer Jean-Etienne Dubois. Scratched was A Nous Trois. The fractions were very pedestrian in this groupe II event (1.15.7kr at 1500 to go; 1.15.5kr at 1000; 1.15.3kr at 500, finish 1.14kr) until the final 500 meters when Lionel exploded with speed. Lionel now shows nine wins in 15 starts for career earnings of €531,716 and this win comes with an automatic Prix d’Amerique qualification. Replay The Gr. I Prix Vincennes (monte, purse €240,000, 2700 meters, 14 starters) went to favored 4/5 odds Cassandra d’Em (3f Kesaco Phedo-Paradisia d’Em) ridden by jockey Yoann Lebourgeois for trainer Jean-Pierre Allix and Ecurie d’Em. The easy five-length winner recorded victory six in 12 outings now for €223,880 earned. With seven starters disqualified, 10/1 Caline des Plages (3f Scipion du Goutier-Nuit de la Marfee) landed second for Franck Nivard, trainer Franck Leblanc and Ecurie de l’Empereur. 48.7/1 Candela (3f First de Retz-Ofara) was third for trainer/owner Paul Viel and jockey Antoine Lherete. 99.1/1 Cappricia (3f Mah Jong du Vivier-Prisca Verderie) was fourth for Mme. Emilie Le Beller and trainer Bertrand Le Beller. 103.4/1 Caennaise (3f Memphis du Rib-Opaline Blanche) was fifth for Mathieu Abrivard. The race winner was clocked in 1.14.6kr. Today’s performances by, Lionel, Robert Bi, Specialess and Akim du Cap Vert set up an interesting final month before the Prix d’Amerique, and all of these are relative youngsters (will be ages five and six in 2016). Thomas H. Hicks  

December 10, 2015 - 10.7/1 Orione Degli Dei (7g Conway Hall-Elissa Dei) rallied to win today’s Prix de Blois (purse €95,000, 2100 meters autostart, 14 European starters) timed in 1.11.6kr for driver Roberto Andreghetti, trainer Fabrice Souloy and Scuderia Bologna 2011. 5.8/1 Trophees de Jabe (8g Kesaco Phedo-Otika Vita) was second for trainer/driver J-M Bazire and owner Mme. Daniele Gozlan. Tabriz du Gite (8m Ganymede-Kadaizia du Gite) finished third at 16/1 for driver David Thomain ahead of 31/1 Oropuro Bar (7m Love You-Ubatuba Oaks) for Pierre Vercruysse, Scuderia 4AB and trainer Harry Rantanen with fifth to 27/1 Global Midnight (8f Ganymede-Global Business) for teamster Christophe Martens, trainer Vincent Martens and Global Farm AB. This event was the day’s Quinte+ race (jackpot €4.05 million, exact order payoff €15,330). Today’s Prix Jussy at Paris-Vincennes (purse €80,000, 2175 meters, 16 starters) went to the 1.12.6kr winner, 5.5/1 odds Biwa Nectar (4m Nectar-Nika ) driven by Franck Nivard for trainer Emmanuel Ruault and owner Ecurie Comte P de Montesson. 10/1 Armstrong Jet (5m Love You-Jenny Jet) was second for Gabriel Gelormini and owner/trainer Philippe Allaire. 11/1 Blues d’Ourville (4g Password-Pursuit of Charm) rallied to be third for Mathieu Mottier. On December 8 ay Roma was the prestigious Prix Tino Triossi (purse €209,000, 2100 meters autostart) and it went to pacesetter Sugar Rey (4m Look de Star-Aurora Boreale-Indro Park) timed in 1.14.1kr for Pietro Gubellini. The three-quarter length winner score victory nine in 29 career starts for €425.960 earned. Sereno OP (4m From Above-Grandinat-Crown’s Invitation) was second for Antonio Veloti with third to Stankovic OK (4m Self Possessed-Flavia Kronos-SJ’s Photo) and driver Enrico Bellei. Santiago d’Ete (4m Daguet Rapide-Love Me Tender-Supergill) ended fourth for Roberto Andreghetti. Thomas H. Hicks

October 28, 2015 - Mathieu Abrivard teamed the Sebastien Guarato trained Ustinof du Vivier (7g Look de Star-Melba du Vivier) to victory at 7/10 odds today in the €110,000 purse Gr. III Prix de Cevennes at Paris-Vincennes. The winner scored in 1.12.7kr over the 2700 meter distance against 11 competitors. 18/1 Trophee de Jaba (8g Kesaco Phedo-Otika Vita) was second for trainer/driver J-M Bazire with 5.3/1 El Mago Pellini (6m Chocolatier-My Intuition) third for Joseph Verbeeck, trainer Lutfi Kolgjini and Stall Vitkindade. 10/1 Tornado Bello (8m Jag de Bellouet-Enfilade) was fourth for Pierre Levesque with fifth to 27/1 Trebol (8m Hot Blues-Sally Can Wait) and Gabriel Angel Pou Pou. Olmo Holz and Nefertite del Rio were next in the talented field with the top four finishers racing barefoot. The Quinte+ (jackpot €3.8 million) this day was the €70,000 purse Prix de Soulac over 2700 meters and with 18 participants. The 1.13.1kr winner was 13.3/1 Un Diamant d’Amour (7g Diamant Gede-Havane de la Motte) for Eric Raffin and trainer Ch.A. Mary. 6.9/1 Urac (7g Coktail Jet-Innce de la Loge) was second for reinsman Romain Derieux, owner Antonio De Sousa and trainer Nicolas Ensch. 25.2/1 Ulhior du Beziau (7m Orsy Dream-Jipsie du Beziau) ended third for David Thomain and the longshots drove a sizeable exact order payoff of over €680,000 for a €2 wager. Cl. N° Chevaux Drivers Propriétaires Entraîneurs 1er 16 Un Diamant d'Amour E. Raffin B. Giraudon C.-A. Mary 2ème 18 Urac R. Derieux A. De Sousa N. Ensch 3ème 6 Ulhior du Béziau D. Thomain L. Slama A. Pereira 4ème 11 Rio Grande F. Jamard Ecurie Joël Desprès J. Desprès 5ème 5 Samba Dorée J.-M. Bazire M. Mourice R. Mourice    Rapports (pour 2€)     Ordre 165.109,40 € - Numéro plus :       Ordre :       681.670,00€       Désordre :       13.633,40€       Désordre :       2.709,00€       Tirelire :       3.800.000€       Bonus 4 :       314,40€       Bonus 4sur5 :       35,20€       Bonus 3 :       8,40€                     The Prix du Dorat (purse €85,000, 2700 meters, 14 starters) on the Vincennes card went to 1.14.1kr winner Venus de Bailly (6f Chaillot-Oceane de Bailly) at 11/1 for Franck Ouvrie for Ecurie L.B. Bourgoin. Favorite 1.3/1 Volare de Lou (6g Korean-Pareastern de Lou) was second for Christophe Martens with 6.9/1 Vinochka (6f Milord du Chene-Miss du Chene) third for Joseph Verbeeck. Also on the card was the €50,000 purse Prix de Maure de Bretagne (A) over 2700 meters. Twelve contestants battled and the 1.15.8kr winner was 7.4/1 Arlesienne (5f Niky-Orange) driven by trainer J-F Senet for Ecurie Elevage du Gade ahead of second finishing 18/1 Arbella du Parc (5f Jenko-Boucheka) and Joseph Verbeeck. 16/1 Alexane d’Urzy (5f Coktail Jet-Oree Bourbon) was third for Alexandre Abrivard for Ecurie Augustin-Normand. At Solvalla today there were several interesting winners bred by Hanover Shoe Farms. The Owners Trophy with 200,000SEK to the winner went to 17/1 Underpaid Hanover (6m Revenue-Up Front Lisa-Lindy Lane) for trainer/driver Bjorn Goop and Stall Blatt. This one overcame a 20 meter handicap (traveling 2160 meters) to win, clocked in 1.12.5kr, over favorite 1.6/1 Daley Lovin (4m Conway Hall-Dreamsmadeofthis-Dream Vacation) driven by Orjan Kihlstrom for Stall Zet, also traveling 2160 meters. The co-featured Menhammer Stutueri (125,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters distance handicap, was won by 1.8/1 odds Bethel Hanover (5f Donato Hanover-Beignet Hanover-Malabar Man) with Erik Adielsson up for Stall Palema and trainer Par Hedberg traveling an extra 20 meters, and timed in 1.12.7kr. Coco de Vie (4f Chocolatier-Bliss-Angus Hall) was second for Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer/owner Stefan Melander. The Muscle Hill-Girlie Tough four year-olds mare Heavens Door finished fourth, traveling an extra 40 meters. Thomas H. Hicks  

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