Day At The Track

Veronica Fling wins Hungarian Trotting Derby

12:41 AM 03 Jul 2018 NZST
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Gyorgy Horvath and his daughter take center stage after winning the Imre Polyak Olimpiai Bajnok at Kincsem Park
Photo courtesy Kincsem Park
Veronica Fling and driver Veljko Mazsity winning the Hungarian Trotting Derby
Photo courtesy Kincsem Park

A superb trotting card was on stage Saturday afternoon at Kincsem Park led by the 10Huf million purse Magyar Ugetoderby (2500 meters autostart, four year olds) and the impressive 1.18.2kr clocked winner was 6.1/1 Veronica Fling (4f Racino-Cicciolina Fling-Supergill) reined by trainer Veljko Mazsity and bred by Kabala Menes Kft.

The 3.2/1 White Lady (4f Toss Out) was a game pacesetting second for Dejan Katanic and third was 5.4/1 Vital RG (4m SJs Photo) for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. 2.1/1 favorite Villam Ville (4g Beissinger Hanover) raced parked throughout and rallied well for Imre Fazekas.

Aged open trotters contested the Jozsek Sinka Memorial (1800 meters autostart, 1.5Huf million purse) and the 1.15.2kr timed score went to 16.7/1 Orizzonte Trio (10g Rotation-Ermine Trio-Snappy Trio) with Milan Zan up for trainer Boris Vukosauljevic.

Scuderia Trio bred the winner that defeated 4.9/1 Underpaid Hanover (9m Revenue-Up Front Lisa) with Csaba Lakatos up. 17/1 Piera del Bar (9f Abano As-Exile Bar-Muscles Yankee) was third for pilot Imre Fazekas.

The 1.8Huf Million purse Pannonia DIJ (1800 meters autostart) saw 10.5/1 classic winner Time To Say Goodby (6m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) score in 1.16kr for Mitja Slavic driving for trainer Lajos Marton and owner AMMA Loverseny. 1.1/1 favorite Uran Lady (5f maximus Lindy) was second for Veljko Mazsity and 42.3/1 Ugrazz! (5f Maximus Lindy) took the third check for Tibor Hajnal.

The weekly open class event this day was the Daniel Bisbac Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). 2.1/1 Timoteo (6m Abano As-Ghirlanda Aas-Diamond Way) scored in 1.16.6kr for trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity. Diamond SRL bred this winner that bested 5.8/1 Vortice Bi (4m Toss Out-Rhode Island Bi) handled by Sandor Varga and 38/1 Oldtimer Diamant (8g Arc de Triomphe) with Emil Csordas up.

The Esterhazy Grof/Moric Mislos Memorial (purse 1.8Huf million, 1800 meters autostart) completed the day’s classic race lineup with this 1.17.5kr score going to 6.4/1 Zaneboro (3m Frullino Jet-Corolla Jet-Park Avenue Joe)) with trainer Branislav Mukity aboard. Kabala Menes also bred this one. 1.2/1 favorite Zapato (3m Frullino Jet) was second for Tibor Hajnal and 24/1 Zsenoroz (3f SJs Photo) took third for driver Mitja Slavic.

Early in the card was the Imre Polyak Olimpiai Bajnok DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). 12/1 Viola Gatto (4f Beissinger Hanover-IL Gatto-Valley Guardian) scored in 1.19.2kr for driver Gyorgy Horvath, trainer Imre Fazekas and breeder Zsolt Zsalek. Ultra Lady (5f Maximus Lindy) and Ujposti Iany (5f Elegant Yankee) trailed the winner. Horvath recently competed in the US with drives at Yonkers and Monticello Raceways. Horvath and

by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink


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