Day At The Track
Trebol,Harness racing

Trebol makes it 48 straight

The grand Spanish champion Trebol (12m Hot Blues-Sally Can Wait) took today’s Premi VI Memorial Guiem (2500 meters autostart, International, 200€ 9purse) at Hipodrom Torre del Ram, his 48th consecutive harness racing victory since returning from France in 2017.   He now sports a career slate of 80-5-9 in 142 outings, good for 686,766€ earned. Cuadra Sa Farola owns Trebol.     Today’s chart and Trebol’s resume follow:         Hipodrom Torre del Ram Thomas H. Hicks

Uza Josselyn,Harness racing

Uza Josselyn wins Gr. II

On Saturday at Arjang was the Stora Printerlopp, a Gr. II International harness racing event raced over 1640 meters autostart for 600,000SEK first money.   The Danish registered, French bred Uza Josselyn scored in an impressive 1.09.3kr with Erik Adielsson up for Ecurie Rhythm & Blues and trainer Rene Aebischer.   Uza, off at 4.7/1, recorded her 30 th career win in 66 starts for 11,202,383SEK earned. She bested 4.1/1 Nadal Broline (9g Yankee Glide-Aimee’s Promise-American Winner) with Bjorn Goop up and 19.5/1 Lionel (9m Look de Star-Aurora Sign-Smok’n Lantern) reined by owner Goran Antonsen. Well regarded Milligan’s School and Dante Boko were in the beaten field.   Thomas H. Hicks

HOTEL MYSTIC qualification,Harness racing

Hotel Mystic tops Osarus-Trot Sale

Hotel Mystic (2m. Love You-Natchka d’Orgeres) topped Thursday’s Osaras-Trot Haras des Rouges Terres Sale. Jo Corbani was the winning bidder at 255.000€. He qualified in 1.19.1kr and is a full brother to Village Mystic. Another qualified two-year old, High Power (2m Village Mystic-Maflymede), was the runner up bringing 230,000€ from Langlais Bloodstock. He was clocked in 1.19kr recently at Caen. Many of consigned horses represented Baudron/Dubois bloodstock. There were 66 lots sold from 124 consigned and the average was 37,290€, up from 31,186€ a year ago. Sales statistics follow. The sale topper pedigrees are shown below. HOTEL MYSTIC Sexe / Col M / bf Date of birth 08/04/2017 Vendor ROUGES TERRES Haras des SOLD Purchaser CORBANI JO Price 255 000,00 € VET FILE VARIOUS INFORMATIONS UPDATES Dans la 1ère mère : Netchka d'Orgères est la mère de 12 produits, 11 en âge de courir, 10 qualifiés, 7 vainqueurs dont : American Dollar nouveau record 1'12 2e du PRIX D'ENGHIEN à MARSEILLE (04/07) 3e à AVIGNON - LE PONTET (23/06) EL VILLAGIO 5e du PRIX LOUIS JARIEL Gr.2 à VINCENNES et 195 830 € Good Mood (f. Love you) qualifiée (24/05) à CAEN en 1'18     Thomas H. Hicks          

Drole de Jet

Groupe III winners at Enghien

July 13, 2019 - A great harness racing day this was at Enghien with the Q+ and two competitive G.III events on the menu. The action began with the Quinte+ Prix du Palais de Chaillot (purse 58,000€, 2875 meters distance handicap) and even-money favorite Defi de Retz (6m First de Retz) delighted the crowd with his Alexandre Abrivard teamed victory. This J-M Bazire trainee, a career winner 11 times in 33 starts for 226,230€ earned, was clocked in 1.12.9kr as he defeated 4.3/1 Cocktail Desbois (7g Coktail Jet) and pilot Eric Raffin, with third to 10/1 Doum Jenikou (6g Rancho Gede). 9/1 Baladin Hongrois and 17/1 Belardo completed the top five leading to a short Q+ payoff of 160.40€ to 9,680 winning tickets. The Q+ pool was 4,323,741€ and over 8,686,000€ was wagered on the race. Defi de Retz The day’s featured Gr. III Prix de Bruxelles (purse 80,000€, 2150 meters autostart, nine starters) went to 1.11.2kr timed and 12/1 odds Drole de Jet (6m Coktail Jet-Likely Jet), a short nose winner for trainer/driver Pierre Vercruysse and owner Ecurie des As. The winner scored his eighth career win in 24 starts now for 391,775€ in life earnings. The 4/5 favorite Ble du Gers (8g Quinoa du Gers) was second handled by trainer Jean Michel Bazire for owner J.M. Rancoule. 9/1 Tessy d’Ete (7f Ganymede) closed quickly for third handled by Franck Nivard. 8.9/1 Orlando Jet (6m Orlando Vici) was fourth for Rudi Haller, ahead of 2.3/1 Tony Gio (7m Varenne) and pilot Eric Raffin. This was a superb contest with several lead changes and a stirring finish in deep stretch. Drole de Jet    The Gr. III Prix du Louvre (purse 74,000€, 2875 meters, European eligible) saw 4.8/1 Excellent (5m Real de Lou-Udine d’Odyssee) score timed in 1.15.9kr with Alexandre Abrivard up. Laurent Claude Abrivard bred, trains and owns the seven-time career winner in 32 starts that now has life earnings of 305,160€. 2.1/1 Tsunami Diamant (5m Gustav Diamant-Glide Chip) was second for Robin Bakker and trainer Paul Hagoort. 26/1 Electra Jet (5m Ready Cash-Olivia Jet) closed for third reined by trainer Pierre Vercruysse for owner Ecurie des AS. 2 .6/1 El Villagio and 9/1 Elena de Piencourt completed the top five. Excellent Another interesting race had an unusual ending, The Prix de Villiers (purse 43,000€, 2150 meters autostart, European eligible) saw 9/1 Very Impressive (4m SJs Caviar-Verify) declared the winner on the late dq of front trotting Hooters USA. The placed winner was teamed by Eric Raffin for trainer C.F. Kamminga and owner Ecurie Hodij Coatings. It was his first win in FR and he now has life earnings of 100,526€. The 19/1 outsider Fredo Griff (4m Love You) was placed second for Mathieu Mottier and 9/1 Innovation Love (4g Love You) was placed third with Robin Bakker up. Norton Commander, the 2/5 favorite, was also a dq. Race time was 1.12.4kr. Thomas H. Hicks  

July 12, 2019 - Friday’s Quinte+ race was the Prix du Sap (purse 32,000€, 2750 meters distance handicap, 15 harness racing starters) at Cabourg. The 1.14.2kr timed victory went to 12/1 Copain du Cedre (7g Orlando Vici) with David Thomain up. The winner recorded his seventh career win in 44 outings now for 109,550€ earned. 15/1 Boxeur des Baux (8g Lilium Madrik) was second with Paul Philippe Ploquin aboard and 9/2 odds Carioca de Lou (7g Jag de Bellouet) was third for Leo Abrivard. 50/1 Be Good and 17/1 Brihana completed the top five finishers and set up a sole Q+ winning ticket and payoff of 394,889.80€. The Q+ pool was 3,754,008€ and total wagered on the race exceeded 7,774,000€. Copain du Cedre The top race of the day was the GP de la Ville de Cagnes-Sur-Mer (purse 66,000€, 2925 meters, seven International starters). The 4/5 favorite Balbir (8g Ganymede-Manzir) prevailed timed in 1.16.2kr with Mickael Cormy the driver/trainer for Ecurie du Vieux Chene. Balbir won for the 29th time in a 69-race career and increased his life earnings to 715,930€. 1.9/1 Bahia Quesnot (8f Scipion du Goutier) was second for trainer/driver Junior Guelpa and 18/1 Creative Castelets (7f Pomerol de Laumac) took third for J.Ch. Feron. Baldi Star and Colonel Bond were next to the line. Balbir On the undercard at CSM was the Prix de la Promenade de la Plage (purse 39,000€, 2925 meters, 15 starters) and the 1.15.1kr timed victory went to 20/1 Carlo de Carsi (7g Ismael du Pont) with Pierre Vercruysse up for trainer Laurent Gout and owner Gilles Baubier Canarelli. Carlo won for the ninth time in 50 lifetime starts, now for 300,750€ earned. 4.1/1 Diadam Atout (6m Timoko) was second for Christophe Martens and 7.4/1 American Dollar (9m Rocklyn) was third with Laurent Guy Richard aboard. Carlo de Carsi Thomas H. Hicks  

July 10, 2019 - US Hambletonian winner Perfect Spirit (5m Andover Hall-Good Common Cents-Kadabra) took yesterday’s harness racing Gotlandslopningen at Visby on the island of Gotland, Sweden, sponsored by AV Benders. Purse to the winner was 150,000SEK over the 2120 meter autostart course. Orjan Kihlstom teamed this 1.45/1 favorite for trainer Daniel Reden. He won for the 18th time in 34 career starts for life earnings of 9,938,079SEK and was timed in 1.11.7kr. 6.9/1 Pastore Bob (6g From Above) took second for trainer/driver Johan Untersteiner. 51/1 West Wing (11g Steinlager) took third for Ulf Ohlsson and owner/trainer Micael Broberg. 7.5/1 Antonio Tabac (7m Crazed-Grace Tabac-Tap In) was fourth, two lengths off the winner in this his first 2019 start, with trainer Oskar Kylin Bloom aboard. 9.5/1 Lucifer Lane was fifth. Top racing also took place last weekend at Jarlsberg and at Cesena ITY. On July 7 was the Ulf Thoreson Grand International, a Gr. I UET Masters Series event for a total purse of 149,883€ and raced over 2100 meters autostart. 4.6/1 Vitruvio (Adrian Chip-Tigre OM-Zebu) scored timed in 1.10.7kr with Jorma Kontio teaming for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. He scored for the 16th time in a 36 race career. 3.1/1 Makethemark (6m Maharajah-Global Naughty-Conway Hall) was second with Ulf Ohlsson driving and 41/1 Voltaire Gifont (5m Quaker Jet-Realm of Fancy-Ginger Somolli) took third with trainer Pietro Gubellini at the lines. 7.4/1 Racing Mange was fourth and 5/1 Ringostarr Treb was a dq. Vitruvio On the same program was the Anders Jahres Pokallop (purse 41,347€, 2100 meters autostart) that went to 1.11.8kr timed and 3.4/1 odds Volnik du Kras (5m Varenne-Olijka des Kras-Park Avenue Joe) with Pietro Gubellini the pilot for trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro. Always On Time and Florlis Baldwin trailed the winner. Volnik du Kras On July 6 at Cesena Italy was the Gr.III GP Riccardo Grassi 17th Edition for a purse of 40,040€ and raced over 1660 meters autostart. The 1.11.7kr timed victory was earned by Tamure Roc with Santo Mollo at the lines. Sonia took second for Rene Legati and Tina Turner was third with Andrea Farolfi aboard. Tamure Roc Thomas H. Hicks  

Today’s featured harness racing trot was the Prix de Meadowland (purse 30,000€, 2550 meters, 18 starters) at Beaumont de Lomagne.   The 2/1 second choice Cap de Marmont (7m Islero de Bellouet) scored timed in 1.14.82kr with Dominik Cordeau up for trainer Denis Brossard. From post 18 he won for the 15 th time in 62 career starts.   The 1.1/1 favorite Dimoko de Jamal (6g Timoko) held second with Manuel Criado at the lines and 37/1 Brillant Madrik (8g Lilium Madrik) was third with Mme. Elise Lepage aboard. Cap de Narmont and Brillant Madrik raced from 25-meter handicaps.   On yesterday’s trots program at Enghien was the Quinte+ Prix de L’Opera (purse 58,000€, 2150 meters autostart, 16 European starters).   Victory went to 10/1 All Feeling (9m Otello Pierji) with Eric Raffin up timed in 1.12.2kr, his seventh career win in 58 outings. 19/1 Amour Orageux, Yoann Lebourgeois up, and Showmar (8m SJs Photo) was third for trainer/driver Andrea Guzzinati,   All Feeling   Even-money favorite Azur des Caillons and 19/1 Bauloise Haufor completed the exact order top five that paid 19,242,60€ to the 16 holders of a 2€ ticket.   The Q+ pool was 3,103,892€ and the race handle exceeded 6,774,000€. The day before (July 9) the Q+ was the Prix Synergie (purse 35,000€, 3000 meters, 16 European starters) at Chateaubriant. Usain Henna (9m Super Light-Kessandra Kuron) was the 1.14.4kr timed winner, his sixth score in 16 outings in FR now for 318.480€ in life earnings, for reinsman Mathieu Mottier and trainer Jorgen Westholm. Usain Henna The 4.8/1 Bleu Ciel was second for David Thomain and 52/1 Aperto Wild was third, ahead of 21/1 Atino de L’Ormerie and 7.1/1 Juvels Boy. There was two winning tickets that paid 158,602.60€ with the Q+ pool being 2,781,135€ and the race handle was above 6,420,000€.   Thomas H. Hicks  

The gallant veteran Swedishman (13m Gogo-Volgana-Myoto Barbes) took the Trophee Vert Suisse at Avenches, his 37th career harness racing victory in 106 starts.    Ten trotters were at the start in this 2750 meter autostart event for a total purse of 17,722€.   Patrica Felber trains and reined the million euro plus career winner for owner Carlo Pavone, as Swedishman won for the fourth time in five 2019 starts, He was off as the 4/5 favorite in this race.   The 2.7/1 Tabrouk de Payre (12g Meaulnes du Corta) took second with M.A. Bovay aboard and 26/1 Univaldi d’Aval (11g Vivaldi de Chenu) was third.   Thomas H. Hicks

Trotting harness racing action returned to Madinina Martinique last weekend on the monthly turf racing program of gallop and trots.   The Prix des Tulips (purse 5,000€, 3800 meters distance handicap, turf) began the day and Al Zamil (9g Goetmals Wood-Ivory Pearl) was a front-stepping winner timed in 1.21kr with Raymond Saint-Rose aboard.   It was his 10 th career win and his life earnings are now 78,600€. Unoki (11g Meaulmes du Corta) was second for pilot David Lepere and Ussein Royal (11g Lilium Madrik) overcame a 25-meter handicap to be third for J.F. Gate. The second and third place finishers are owned/trainer by Christine Lebreton. The Prix des Begonias (purse 5,000€, 3800 meters distance handicap, turf) completed the trots and the 1.19kr timed winner was Cytise de Neret (7g Meaulnes du Corta-Edila de Neret) for reinsman J.F. Gate. Cytise de Neret 25-meter handicapped Boycott (8g Goetmals Wood) was second for David Lepere and owner/trainer Christine Lebreton, and third went to 25 meter handicapped Bavarois du Varlet (8g Laetenter Diem) with J.L. Langeron up. Corinne Gleize owns and trains this one.   Thomas H. Hicks

Tomorrow trotting action returns to Cagnes-Sur-Mer with the featured event being the Gr. III Grand Prix de la Ville de Cagnes-Sur-Mer, an International harness racing contest.   Viking Fromentro and Citizen Kane are among the seven-horse field.   19:50 C4 - GRAND PRIX DE LA VILLE DE CAGNES-SUR-MER 66 000€ Groupe III - Attelé - 2925m Course Internationale Pour 5 à 10 ans inclus, n'ayant pas gagné 750.000. Saturday trots are at Enghien with two groupe III events, the Prix de Bruxelles with Orlando Jet at the start, and the Prix du Louvre with Excellent and Electra Jet among the starters.   15:50 C4 - PRIX CANALTURF.COM (PRIX DE BRUXELLES) 80 000€ Groupe III - Attelé - 2150m Course Européenne Départ à l'autostart Pour 5 à 10 ans inclus, ayant gagné au moins 160.000 mais pas 875.000 Sont seules admises à driver les personnes ayant gagné au moins trente-cinq courses dont dix au trot attelé (en étant titulaire d'une autorisation de monter à titre professionnel).     16:25 C5 - PRIX DU LOUVRE 74 000€ Groupe III - Attelé - 2875m Course Européenne Pour 4 et 5 ans, ayant gagné au moins 30.000, mais pas 291.000.   Sont seuls admis à participer à cette épreuve les chevaux n'ayant pas, dans les 12 mois précédant la course, été classés, au trot attelé, 1er, 2ème ou 3ème d'une épreuve de Groupe I.     Thomas H. Hicks  

June 30, 2019 - This week the top aged trotters in Finland contested the Lamminveriset Rhymaajo at Jokimaa Finland. On June 29 there were two eliminations each raced for 10,000€ first prize over 2140 meters autostart and then the following day June 30 was the harness racing final. Each race was superbly competitive with the final worth 120,000€ to the winner with the total purse 258,000€. Hachiko de Veluwe (5g Timoko-Amazing Ride) won the final timed in 1.11.6kr by a head over the game Ranch Kelly (11m Tsar d’Inverne-Gabriela Kemp). Jorma Kontio teamed the winner that now shows a career slate of 10-1-0 in 11 career starts. He is undefeated in three 2019 starts and has life earnings of 312,080€. Hanno Torvinen was the Ranch Kelly pilot. Finishing third was Atupem (6m Andover Hall-Rudy Rose) reined by Santu Raitala. To watch the replay click on this link. The first elim the day before the final was quite a battle won by veteran Ranch Kelly and driver Hannu Torvinen timed in 1.12.4kr. The veteran 35 time winner in 127 starts now has life earnings of 561,604€ with 324,680€ earned in 2018 from 11 wins in 25 starts. Ranch Kelly was parked throughout and just up for the win in the final stride. Benjamin EVO (6m Kadabra-China Tea Party) was a very close second with Mika Forss aboard. Sue’s Photo (7m Classic Photo-Muscles Sue) took third with Santtu Raitala the pilot. Lexus Dream was fourth. Ranch Kelly (outside), second elimination To watch the replay click on this link. Ranch Kelly pedigree is shown below, the maternal family of Spinster Hanover. The second elim went to Hachiko de Veluve timed in 1.12.8kr for Jorma Kontio. He was a length winner over Cameron Evo (5m Look de Star-China Tea Party) with Olli Korvunen up and Top of the World (8g Conway Hall-Pilgrims Redhead) took third for reinsman Hannu Torvinen. Hachiko de Veluwe – 1st elimination The Hachiko de Veluwe pedigree follows, a nice Franco-American balance. Thomas H. Hicks  

July 6, 2019 - The 9/10 favorite Jerry Mom (6m Ready Cash-Graziella) continued his improvement as this full-brother to Traders scored in today’s Enghien harness racing featured Quinte+ Prix de la Manche (purse 80,000€, 2875 meters, 14 European starters) clocked in 1.13.2kr. Pierre Vercruysse teamed the Luc Roelens trainee that is owned by JPB Building BVBA, to his fifth career win in 28 starts in France. His slate for the last eight starts is an impressive 4-3-1 and his life earnings have reached 332,446€. 5.2/1 Cerenzo Turbo (7m Ganymede) was second for Franck Nivard, with 15/1 Colorado Blue (7g Que Je T’Aime) third with Francois Lagadeuc the pilot. 12/1 Bachar and 10/1 Cocktail Julino completed the top five finishers. The Q+ exact order payoff was 744.00€ to 1405 recipients. The Q+ pool was 3,996,436 and 8,547,000€ was wagered on this race. On the undercard was the Gr. III Prix de Berlin (purse 70,000€, 2875 meters, 13 European starters) and 28/1 Godfather (3m Village Mystic-Horsaca) scored a narrow victory with trainer Louis Baudron teaming for owner Mauricette De Sousa. The winner recorded his third win in 13 career starts. Godfather 78/1 Guerner Royal (3m Very Nice Marceaux) and 12/1 Grand Art (3m Prodigious) completed the top three as the 9/10 favorite Aramis Bar was a dq. Thomas H. Hicks  

July 6, 2019 - It was a JMB harness racing sweep today at Vichy in the Grand Prix du Conseil Municipal (Gr. II, purse 90,000€, 2950 meters, 10 International starters). Jean Michel Bazire won the race for the sixth time starting in 2010 (Aubrion du Gers won the 2017-18 editions) and his trainees finished 1-2-3 with son Nicolas Bazire catch driving the fourth-place finisher. The 6/10 favorite Cleangame (7g Ouragon de Celland-Red Bell) scored with Jean Michel Bazire aboard for owner J-M Rancoule, his 25th victory in 40 career starts now for 865,970€ in life earnings. Cleangame now has posted six wins in seven 2019 starts with a second-place finish. Race time was 1.14.4kr. 4.4/1 Ble de Gers (8g Quinoa de Gers) was second for Alexandre Abrivard, teaming for the Bazire-Rancoule team. Third was another JMB trainee, 4.1/1 Valokaja Hindo (8m Great Challenger), with Christophe Martens up. Nicolas Bazire teamed 22/1 Cicero Noa (7g Mandarino Blue) to a fourth-place finish for breeder/owner/trainer Jan Van Houcke. 27/1 Balbir (8g Ganymede) took fifth money with trainer Mickael Cormy at the lines. Thomas H. Hicks  

July 4, 2019 - Tae Kwan Deo (4m Muscle Hill-Brigham Dream-Kaisy Dream) took this week’s harness racing Sprintermastaren Final (referred to as the Sweden Hambletonian), a Gr. I event raced over 1609 meters autostart for a prize to the winner of 1.2SEK million. Adrian Kolgjini teamed the winner from post nine in the final, that was off at 5.6/1 and is owned by Lutfi Kolgjini and Whap Capital. He was timed in 1.10.9kr in defeating 9.7/1 Pinto Bob (4g Maharajah-Harkerods Wilma-Dreamaster) reined by his trainer Robert Bergh and 3.5/1 Evaluate (4m Andover Hall-Blathin-Classic Photo) that had Bjorn Goop aboard for trainer Stefan Melander. The eliminations (each raced over 1609 meters autostart for 150,000SEK to the winners), and there were three, first saw Pinto Bob win for Robert Bergh off at 20.8/1 and timed in 1.11.3kr. He bested 28.7/1 Tae Kwan Deo and pilot Adrian Kolgjini and third finishing 11.5/1 Alone (4m Maharajah-Quarantine-Varenne) handled by Pasi Aikio. The second elim went to 1.12kr timed, and 41.2/1 odds Frenchnorwegian ID (4m Saxo de Vandel-Private Melody-Hermes de Pericard) with trainer Robert Bergh up. 16.1/1 Night Rhythm (4m Muscle Hill-Tail of Night-Andover Hall) took second for Orjan Kihlstrom with 1.6/1 favorite Evaluate home third for Bjorn Goop. Elimination three went to 12.6/1 Adde S.H. (4g Nu Pagadi-Fast Allegro-Fast Photo) timed in 1.11.6kr. Trainer Peter Untersteiner was the pilot and this pair defeated 29.9/1 Jula Dounton (4m Kadabra-Abbey Craig-Muscles Yankee) handled by Carl Johan Jepson and 3.3/1 Thrust Control (4m Cantab Hall-Ideal Harbor-SJs Caviar) with Bjorn Goop at the lines for trainer Melander. Thomas H. Hicks  

July 5, 2019 - The 2.3/1 harness racing favorite Denzo Montaval (6f Laetenter Diem) took today’s Quinte+ Prix du Mont Saint Michel at Cabourg, the race for a purse of 32,000€ and contested by 14 starters over 2750 meters. Gabriele Gelormini teamed the winner timed in 1.14.4kr, to this ninth career win in 41 outings. 14/1 Domingo Bello (6g Look de Star) was second for Mathieu Mottier and 6.2/1 Dassero (6g Ubriaco) took third, ahead of 9/2 Daddy Cut (6g Coktail Jet) and 21/1 Denys Davsson (6f Meaulnes du Corta). There were 128 winning Quinte+ tickets that paid 5,122.80€ each. The Q+ pool this day Was 3,683,777€ and the total handle on the race exceeded 7,426,000€ Two days prior, the Q+ was at Enghien and longshots prevailed in the Prix Porte Charenton (purse 51,000€, 2875 meters distance handicap, 16 starters) as 38/1 Benuro d’Auvillier (8g Laetenter Diem) scored timed in 1.14.4kr. Dominique Mottier trains the winner and Antoine Dubouis was the pilot. 89/1 Baileyse (8f Opus Viervil) was second for Alexis Garandeau, overcoming a 25 meter handicap. 9/1 Amour du Coglais (9g Ganymede) tool third with Franck Nivard up. 12/1 Azar d’Azif and 16/1 Be One des Thirons completed the top five and there were no winning exact order Q+ tickets. The top five disorder paid 35,202€ to 26 ticketholders in this race that showed a Q+ handle of 2,978,786€. Total handle on this race exceeded 6.653,000€. Benure d’Auvillier Later on the Enghien card was the Prix de la Madeleine (purse 53,000€, 2875 meters, 10 starters) with victory to the well-bred and 3/2 favorite City Guide (4m Love You-Crys Dream) that was reined by Pierre Vercruysse for trainer Erwin Bot and owner Ecurie Gerrits Recycling BV. The winner was timed in 1.13.5kr while recording his fourth victory in 10 starts in France, now for 130,980€ in career earnings. The 2.1/1 second choice Lover Boy (4m Conway Hall-Merlot DK) was second with Alexandre Abrivard aboard and 27/1 Florida Sport (4f Tornado Bello) was third handled by M.X. Mestre Suner. City Guide On July the Q+ race at Vichy produced another exact order non-winning ticket day in the Prix Jean Michel Bazire (purse 31,000€, 2950 meters, 15 starters. The disorder winning tickets paid 14,016.40€ to 64 ticketholders as the top five finishers went off at 6.4, 72, 12, 10 and 99/1 respectively. The Q+ pool was 3,045,459€ and total handle on the race exceeded 6,456,000€. The winner was Alinea (9g Baccarat du Pont) reined by Charles J. Bigeon, for trainer Christian Bigeon, to his 18th lifetime win in 92 starts. Alinea Thomas H. Hicks  

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The grand Spanish champion Trebol (12m Hot Blues-Sally Can Wait) took today’s Premi VI Memorial Guiem (2500 meters autostart, International, 200€ 9purse) at Hipodrom Torre del Ram, his 48th consecutive harness racing victory since returning from France in 2017.   He now sports a career slate of 80-5-9 in 142 outings, good for 686,766€ earned. Cuadra Sa Farola owns Trebol.     Today’s chart and Trebol’s resume follow:         Hipodrom Torre del Ram Thomas H. Hicks
On Saturday at Arjang was the Stora Printerlopp, a Gr. II International harness racing event raced over 1640 meters autostart for 600,000SEK first money.   The Danish registered, French bred Uza Josselyn scored in an impressive 1.09.3kr with Erik Adielsson up for Ecurie Rhythm & Blues and trainer Rene Aebischer.   Uza, off at 4.7/1, recorded her 30 th career win in 66 starts for 11,202,383SEK earned. She bested 4.1/1 Nadal Broline (9g Yankee Glide-Aimee’s Promise-American Winner) with Bjorn Goop up and 19.5/1 Lionel (9m Look de Star-Aurora Sign-Smok’n Lantern) reined by owner Goran Antonsen. Well regarded Milligan’s School and Dante Boko were in the beaten field.   Thomas H. Hicks
Hotel Mystic (2m. Love You-Natchka d’Orgeres) topped Thursday’s Osaras-Trot Haras des Rouges Terres Sale. Jo Corbani was the winning bidder at 255.000€. He qualified in 1.19.1kr and is a full brother to Village Mystic. Another qualified two-year old, High Power (2m Village Mystic-Maflymede), was the runner up bringing 230,000€ from Langlais Bloodstock. He was clocked in 1.19kr recently at Caen. Many of consigned horses represented Baudron/Dubois bloodstock. There were 66 lots sold from 124 consigned and the average was 37,290€, up from 31,186€ a year ago. Sales statistics follow. The sale topper pedigrees are shown below. HOTEL MYSTIC Sexe / Col M / bf Date of birth 08/04/2017 Vendor ROUGES TERRES Haras des SOLD Purchaser CORBANI JO Price 255 000,00 € VET FILE VARIOUS INFORMATIONS UPDATES Dans la 1ère mère : Netchka d'Orgères est la mère de 12 produits, 11 en âge de courir, 10 qualifiés, 7 vainqueurs dont : American Dollar nouveau record 1'12 2e du PRIX D'ENGHIEN à MARSEILLE (04/07) 3e à AVIGNON - LE PONTET (23/06) EL VILLAGIO 5e du PRIX LOUIS JARIEL Gr.2 à VINCENNES et 195 830 € Good Mood (f. Love you) qualifiée (24/05) à CAEN en 1'18     Thomas H. Hicks          
July 13, 2019 - A great harness racing day this was at Enghien with the Q+ and two competitive G.III events on the menu. The action began with the Quinte+ Prix du Palais de Chaillot (purse 58,000€, 2875 meters distance handicap) and even-money favorite Defi de Retz (6m First de Retz) delighted the crowd with his Alexandre Abrivard teamed victory. This J-M Bazire trainee, a career winner 11 times in 33 starts for 226,230€ earned, was clocked in 1.12.9kr as he defeated 4.3/1 Cocktail Desbois (7g Coktail Jet) and pilot Eric Raffin, with third to 10/1 Doum Jenikou (6g Rancho Gede). 9/1 Baladin Hongrois and 17/1 Belardo completed the top five leading to a short Q+ payoff of 160.40€ to 9,680 winning tickets. The Q+ pool was 4,323,741€ and over 8,686,000€ was wagered on the race. Defi de Retz The day’s featured Gr. III Prix de Bruxelles (purse 80,000€, 2150 meters autostart, nine starters) went to 1.11.2kr timed and 12/1 odds Drole de Jet (6m Coktail Jet-Likely Jet), a short nose winner for trainer/driver Pierre Vercruysse and owner Ecurie des As. The winner scored his eighth career win in 24 starts now for 391,775€ in life earnings. The 4/5 favorite Ble du Gers (8g Quinoa du Gers) was second handled by trainer Jean Michel Bazire for owner J.M. Rancoule. 9/1 Tessy d’Ete (7f Ganymede) closed quickly for third handled by Franck Nivard. 8.9/1 Orlando Jet (6m Orlando Vici) was fourth for Rudi Haller, ahead of 2.3/1 Tony Gio (7m Varenne) and pilot Eric Raffin. This was a superb contest with several lead changes and a stirring finish in deep stretch. Drole de Jet    The Gr. III Prix du Louvre (purse 74,000€, 2875 meters, European eligible) saw 4.8/1 Excellent (5m Real de Lou-Udine d’Odyssee) score timed in 1.15.9kr with Alexandre Abrivard up. Laurent Claude Abrivard bred, trains and owns the seven-time career winner in 32 starts that now has life earnings of 305,160€. 2.1/1 Tsunami Diamant (5m Gustav Diamant-Glide Chip) was second for Robin Bakker and trainer Paul Hagoort. 26/1 Electra Jet (5m Ready Cash-Olivia Jet) closed for third reined by trainer Pierre Vercruysse for owner Ecurie des AS. 2 .6/1 El Villagio and 9/1 Elena de Piencourt completed the top five. Excellent Another interesting race had an unusual ending, The Prix de Villiers (purse 43,000€, 2150 meters autostart, European eligible) saw 9/1 Very Impressive (4m SJs Caviar-Verify) declared the winner on the late dq of front trotting Hooters USA. The placed winner was teamed by Eric Raffin for trainer C.F. Kamminga and owner Ecurie Hodij Coatings. It was his first win in FR and he now has life earnings of 100,526€. The 19/1 outsider Fredo Griff (4m Love You) was placed second for Mathieu Mottier and 9/1 Innovation Love (4g Love You) was placed third with Robin Bakker up. Norton Commander, the 2/5 favorite, was also a dq. Race time was 1.12.4kr. Thomas H. Hicks  

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