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The Saturday feature race at Kincsem Park was the Komornyik DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) with victory to 3.7/1 Zseda (4f Frullino Jet-Filigran-Witsend’s Speedy) handled by Imre Fazekas for trainer Csaba Lakatos.   It was the fourth win in a row for Zseda that raced second over before a three wide move late in the final bend. 5.3/1 Zapato (4m Frullino Jet) was second for Csaba Lakatos and 5.3/1 Vakarcs RG (5m Racino) took third for Andrea Fazekas. Race time was 1.16.8kr. Earlier in the program the Tatai DIJ (400,000Huf purse, 1900 meters autostart, three year olds) saw 3/2 favorite Aronville (3g Calypso Capar-Saraville-Tony Oaks) prevail timed in 1.20.4kr and reined by Gyorgy Horvath. Imre Fazekas trains this first-time winner that rallied from second over to defeat 19/1 Angello (3g Dundee) teamed with Emese Vezer and Adrenalin Rush (3m Miguel Dehamel). Aronville                       --Kincsem Park photo Before the regular card there was a two year old qualifier that Berill Lady (2f Maximus Lindy-Nikkel Lady-Tony Oaks) won for Bernadette Balogh and owner Prolongo. She was timed in 1.26.1kr.   Thomas H. Hicks

Today’s featured harness racing trot at Kincsem Park was the classic Pulay Kornel Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and the rallying Underpaid Hanover (10m Revenue-Up Front Lisa-Lindy Lane) got up on the line to win timed in 1.15.2kr.   He was off at 73.8/1 in this his first 2019 start.   Driver Csaba Lakatos steered the winner, for trainer Jozsef Rutkai and owner Prolongo, that raised his career earnings to 67,979,392Huf.   The veteran Milliondollar Lux (13m Ganymede-Dadaumpa Jet-Supergill) was a game second for Emese Vezer and trainer Emil Csordas, off at 147.2/1 odds. The 19.4/1 Victory Knick (7g Cantab Hall-Lapponic Knick-Lindy’s Crown) was third, this one also trained by Csordas and reined by Ferenc Nagy II. 17/1 Pierra du Bar and 3.2/1 Iago d’Amore earned the next two checks while even- money favorite Aileron finished eighth. Earlier, in the Cenzor DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart), Longines was a gate to wire winner for Gyorgy Horvath and trainer Imre Fazekas. Longines                  -Kincsem Park files/photos      The Pimri owned mare earned her first 2019 victory after a game second two weeks ago over an extended distance. She is now 11 wins in 12 career starts. The five year old daughter of Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor today bested Sacramento TIM and Villeneuve. Ahead in early May is the annual Kincsem Park Food Truck Festival complete with racing, music, entertainment and racing covering the May 3-5 programs. -Kincsem Park files/photos  Thomas H. Hicks

The Saturday featured trot at Kincsem Park (Budapest) was the Disco DIJ (600,000Huf purse, 1960 meters distance handicap). The 2.4/1 odds Henrik Ibsen AT (6m Worship-Her Own Child-Imposant Sund) led all the way to score for Csaba Lakatos and trainer Tibor Hajnal timed in 1.19.6kr, his third straight victory and now with a 3-7 slate in 12 starts this year. Uran Lady (5f Maximus Lindy-Vas lady-Endless Sands) was a surging second for Veljko Mazsity that now shows a 7-2 slate in nine seasonal starts/ Veteran Sanger MS (8g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) was third for trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji. Two year olds contested the Nyeretlen (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) with even-money favorite Astalavista Baby (2f Vioxx SR-Astalavista-Gus Lobell) victorious for trainer/driver Laszlo Kolozsi and Amma Kft. Race time was 1.22.8kr as the winner defeated Aron K (2m Yankee Mustang-Klementine-LV Glory Bound) with Goran Zolnaji up. Third was Appaloosa (2g Medic Hanover-Indiana Rosa-Armbro Kissed) with trainer Ferenc Nagy III aboard. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

December 31, 2017 - The featured Tippmix DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) went to pocket sitting  Henrik Ibsen AT (5m Worship-Her Own Child-Imposant Sund) timed in 1.20.3kr and reined by Csaba Lakatos for trainer Sandor Varga. Pacesetter Sultana Jet (6f Igor Font-Art Deco-Diamond Way) held second for Gyorgy Horvath and trainer Imre Fazekas. 40 meter handicapped Underpaid Hanover (8m Revenue-Upfront Lisa-Lindy Lane) was third for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. The co-featured Tamas Pinter “Oroszlan” Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to rallying Timoko RL (4m Doctor Sugar RL-Triestina-Golden Goal) timed in 1.21.3kr and driven by Andrea Fazekas for trainer Imre Fazekas. Dabano As (6m Abano As-Doafi As-Pine Chip)was second for trainer/driver Sandor Varga. Szacharin (6f Vanito-Inzulin-Valley Guardian) was third for trainer/driver Istvan Papp. The 1.2Huf million Blue Mobilty Szilveszteri, raced over 1800 meters autostart, went to Rafael Bit (7g Prime Prospect-Becky Ami-Keyser Lobell) timed in 1.21.2kr for Csaba Lakatos and trainer GoranZ olnaji. Samuel Becket AT (5m Diablo Va Bene-Simb Lorrikeet-Pearsall Hanover) was second and third was Ujrazz! (4m Maximus Lindy-Gyorsulf!-Witsends Speedy). As normal a huge crown was on-hand for the annual Trot Szilveszter “New Year’s Eve”. Racing, music, food, and festival!!! Thomas H. Hicks

May 20, 2017 - Saturday’s Kincsem Park harness racing action featured the Kali DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) with the 1.17.7kr timed score going to Spartakus Ans (6g Cantab Hall-Valganna OK) reined by Csaba Lakatos for Antioch Arani SRO and trainer Laszlo Toth. Sanger MS was second for Balasz Juhasz with third to Speedy Boy and pilot Veljko Mazsity. Winning Spartakus Ans is shown below. On the undercard was the Fokos DIJ (purse 400,000Hufm 1800 meters autostart) with 2.4/1 Utodlo (4m Maximus Lindy-Joss) winning for Balazs Juhasz, also trainer, clocked in 1.17.2kr. Urilary R with Veljko Maszity up was second ahead of Walking John M and driver Sandor Kolozsi. Thomas H Hicks

May 6, 2017 - Spartakus Ans (6g Cantab Hall-Valganna OK-Lemon Dra) took the first heat of the prestigious Dr, Tomas Borostyankoy Memorial (total purse 1.8 million Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap). Timed in 1.17.5kr the winner overcame a 20 meter handicap and scored for harness racing driver Csaba Lakatos and trainer Laszlo Toth. Henrik Ibsen AT (5m Worship-Her Own Child-Imposant Sund) was a non-threatening second for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. Third was 20 meter penalized Donato Luca (8m Donerail-High Wheels-Tagliabue) reined by Vereb Zjolt and also trained by the aforementioned Toth. As later described, Spartakus Ans took the second heat easily and therefore the race victory. The weekly open class event at Kincsem Park was the Omek DIJ (purse 600,000, 1900 meters autostart) and the 1.18.kr front stepping victory went to Oldtimer Diamant (7g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) teamed by Emil Csordas, also the trainer. Sultana Jet (6f Igor Font-Art Deco-Diamond Way) was a quarter-length beaten second after traveling throughout in the death seat. Gyorgy Horvath drove Sultana Jet for trainer Imre Fazekas. Third went to Rafael Bit (7g Prime Prospect-Becky Ami-Keyser Lobell) reined by Vereb  Zsolt for trainer Laszlo Toth.. The Legor Matucza Memorial (purse 1mm Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to invader Sammi Ms (6g Chirone Dei-Sparkle N Shine-SJs Photo) reined by Mitja Slavic for trainer Marko Slavic of SLO. Time was not reported. Milliondollar Lux (11m Ganymede-Dadaumpa Jet-Supergill) held on for second after setting the pace, Emil Csordas the driver/trainer. Third was Pierj del Bar (8f Abano As-Exile Bar-Muscles Yankee) for Serbia’s owner/trainer/driver Zoltan Ozvar. Sammi Ms also won the featured event last Saturday at Kincsem Park, Heat II and the finale of the Dr. Tamas Borostyankoy Memorial (total purse 1.8mm Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) went to the Heat I winner and 20 meter penalized Spartakus Ans (6g Cantab Hall-Volganna OK-Lemon Dra) timed in 1.17.3kr. Csaba Lakatos reined the Laszlo Toth trainee. 40 meter handicapped Under Blue (9m Elvis de Rossignol-Jargala-Buvetier d’Aunou) was second for driver Imre Dome and owner/trainer Josef Rutkai. Third went to Henrik Ibsen AT (5m Worship-Her Own Child-Imposant Sund) reined by trainer Tibor Hajnal,  this one second in the first heat. The final major race at Kincsem Park this day was the Laszlo Farge Memorial (purse 1.8mm Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap, three year-olds), and Veronica Fling (3f Racino-Ciccioline Fling-Supergill) scored in 1.21.5kr for driver/trainer Veljko Mazsity and Hico, the owner. Vakarcs RB (3m Racino-Victory Va Bene-Diablo Va Bene) took second for driver Mitja Slavic and trainer Balazs Juhasz with a game effort. Third was the 20 meter handicapped Villeneuve (4m Pilgrims Taj-Brisco Emma-Brisco Robertto) for trainer/driver Laszlo Kolozsi. The weekend at Kincsem Park featured racing (Friday-Sunday) and a very well attended Food Truck Classic. Attendance was excellent for this first such event of the season.  Thomas H. Hicks

Saturday at Kincsem Park (Budapest) the featured Tavaszi Handicap (purse 1.1Huf million, 1960 meters turning start) went to 3.9/1 Amy’s Love (6m Bebop-Rebecca T-Crown Sweep) for harness racing trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos clocked in 1.20.3 in a three-way battle to the line over 4.9/1 Menedzser (10m Baltic Bet-Hostess-Endless Sands) for trainer/driver Lajos Marton that just missed  and third and fast finishing 4.7/1 Chevallier SR (7g Power To Charm-Nui Toss-Toss Out) for driver Gjorgy Horvath and trainer Imre Fazekas. The latter was interfered with when the first over leader made a miscue late in the final bend causing Chevalier SR to pause. The undercard showcased the 600,000Huf purse Ezerjo DIJ (1800 meters autostart) and 4.1/1 Spartakis Ans (5g Cantab Hall-Valganna OK-Lemon Dra) took victory clocked in 1.16.9kr for Sandor Varga, and trainer Goran Zolnaji. 5.1/1 Orangyl (8f Wall Street Banker-Derengo-Endless Sands) was second for Sandor Kolozsi and trainer Balazs Juhasz, with third to 4.1/1 Conway Boko (7m Castelton Bass-Waecon Boko-Conway Hall) for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. Narrowly defeated Credits By Myself (10m Credit Winner) that missed by a nose was disqualified for being offstride on the line. Hungary’s Andrea Fazekas, a career winner of 136 races, is on the way to Miami to compete in next weekend’s International Amateur Driving Series at Pompano Park against many of the world’s best amateur drivers. Teamsters from New Zealand, Spain, Russia, Austria, Norway, Italy, Finland, Germany and the USA will be on-hand. Thomas H. Hicks  

The 1.6/1 favorite Prudy (7f Stallone Jet-Ustione-Sebastian Bob) took today’s featured 600,000Huf Laszlo Tolnay Memporial over 2560 meters (distance handicap) at Kincsem Park (Budapest). Co-owner Vito Sadl drove the winner for trainer Tibor Hajnal and co-owner Illetmeny KIft., timed in 1.21.4kr over a slow course this day. Prudy traveled the 250 meters as did second finishing Philadelphia (7g Detroit-Gertrud-Rendfonok) with Lajos Marton aboard at 3.5/1 odds. Orangyl (8f Wall Street Banker-Derengo-Endless Sands) overcame a 40 meter handicap to land third for reinsman Emil Csordas. The Deer Dust Handicap (purse 360,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 1.20.6kr timed Alegria Dream (8f Andover Hall-Adri di Jesolo-Donerail) at even-money odds for trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos. This mare is owned by Drimwind 2011 Kft and Tuire-Kykhanen-Niemenen and was bred by Reve Avec Moi Dreamwithme (Jean-Pierre Dubois) in Quebec. 2.9/1 Rangos Meteor (6g Belami-Kahinoor-Valley Guardian) finished second for Emil Csordas with third to 5.1/1 Redwood Vita (6m Ata Star L-Corsa de Gloria-Indro Park) for driver Tibor Hajnal. Thomas H. Hicks

December 26, 2015 - Veteran mare Orangyal (7f Wall Street Banker-Derengo-Endless Sands) took today’s Janos Paulovitz Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park, timed in 1.17.9kr for driver/trainer Csaba Lakatos. Orangyl earned her 20th career win in 89 starts, this one in dense fog. Andorra Gold set the pace and was an open length leader before tiring late around the final bend. Orifiamma Jet (7f Supergill-Ticket To Ride-Nevele Pride) rallied late to be a good second for driver Sandor Varadi and trainer Tibor Hajnal, with Landlord (10m Baltic Bet-Golden Lady-Endless Sands) third on the line for trainer/driver Laszlo Kolozsi. The co-featured Ketevesck Versenye for 600,000Huf over 1900 meters autostart for two year-olds went to Uzsorasno (2f Maximus Lindy-Hitelezo-Witsends Speedy) for trainer/driver Balazs Juhasz. Radihazi owns the winner and bred her under the name Kabala Menes Kft. Ulaszlo M (2m Cigar Dan-Cinderella Gelj-Giant Chill) was second for Zsolt Vereb and trainer Goran Zolnaji. Uliana Ketti (2f Fanketti-Gong-Poz) ended third for amateur driver Sandor Hegedus and trainer Robert Joo. Breeder Kabala Menes has been a leading commercial breeder in Hungary for many years, having produced many Derby winners including Illetmeny in 2005 (by Valley Guardian), Kentish Boy (by Endless Sands) in 2007, London (by Baltic Bet) in 2008, and the 2011-2014 winners Oguz, Paperboy, Radium Boy and Szerelmes, all these by Wall Street Banker. Aged trotters competed in the 360,000Huf Istvan Vicen Memorial over 1900 meters autostart. The 1.18.7kr winner was Kiskarcsi (11g Castleton Magic-Best Over-Executive Way) teamed by Bernadett Balogh for trainer Joseph Rutkai and Prolongo i. Kiskarcsi scored his 26th win in 100 starts and second straight. Zavita Meerswal (9f Good As Gold-Davidia Storm-Quick Pay) was second for Zoltan Gyolai and trainer Csaba Lakatos with Nelli Gull (8f Yankee Yankee-Melinda Gull-Pershing) finishing third for Zoltan Becze and trainer Attila Budai. Next up at Kincsem Park is their New Years Eve Racing and Entertainment event, always sure to fill the house with festive fans, irrespective of weather. The Ugeto Sziulveszter recaps the year and makes awards to the top performers, trot and gallop. Be there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJYErrn2uPo Thomas H. Hicks

May 9, 2015 - Today’s featured Speedy Foster DIJ (600,000HUf purse, 1900 meters autostart) went to the Finish import Rinette Streamline (8f Kashner Hanover-Keep Praise-Prakas) for harness racing trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos for owners Drimwind Zoll Kft. and Stall Magic Square. The winner is undefeated in three HU starts after arriving from Helsinki, today going wire to wire timed in 1.14.7kr. Ollyan Nincs was second for Imre Fazekas ahead of Masterpiece and teamster Lajos Marton. The winner’s sire is by American Winner from Keystone Impala-Speedy Crown-Ima Lula and the excellent maternal family includes Keystone Crown, Fancy Donut, Fancy Crown, Honor Donut and Honor Bright. The KP secondary feature was the Templar Handicap (500,000HUf purse, 1800 meters autostart) and Andorra Gold (7f Andover Hall-Olympics) took the win in a well-rated 1.19.1kr for Csaba Lakatos trainer/driver for owners Drimwind 2011 Kft. and Ari Pylvalainen. Polemic and Open were next to the line. At LaCroise Laroche (France) this day, Best Dream (4m Goetmals Wood-Harricana) took the Prix de la Cote d’Opale (€20,000 purse, 2825 meters, 12 starters) for owner/trainer Jean Baudron and teamster Joseph Verbeeck. The open lengths victor was clocked in 1.16.2kr. At the same venue Athos d’Urzy (5m Ganymede-Perle d’Urzy-Cygnus d’Odyssee) scored in 1.14.6kr to take the Prix de l’Artois (€22,000 purse, 2700 meters autostart, 13 entrants) for teamster Pierre Vercruysse. At Wolvega the Criterium des 4ans Pays Bas (€17,600 purse, 2100 meters autostart, 13 entrants) went to Europort Pride in 1.13.81kr for Kurt Rueges. Express Rapide was second for driver Rick Ebinge. Thomas H. Hicks

May 8, 2015 - Kincsem Park (Budapest) continues its positive changes begun over a year ago with a new pari-mutuel partner and expanded harness racing simulcasting. Now KP has begun Friday night live racing with both trots and gallop over its multiple surfaces at this modern European designed racetrack. The initial Friday night card was May 8, the first of eight such programs. The program included two 1800 meter autostart trots and a 200 meter trotting super sprint. The 1800 meter test winners were Andorra Gold (7f Andover Hall-Olympics) for trainer driver Csaba Lakatos timed in 1.19kr in the Templar Handicap and Dejavu MS (6m Coktail Jet-Diva MS) for trainer/driver Mitja Slavic in the Eperjes DIJ. KP also has planned a culinary festival during the summer and a fall wine festival to attract more and varied fans to the racing venue. The track and PM partner have also improved its racing program and simulcast menu. See below links. May 9 Trots http://195.228.135.95/web/data/uturf/ugeto_2015_05_09.pdf May 9 Simulcast http://195.228.135.95/web/data/napiajanlat/kulfoldi_2015_05_09.pdf Recent top trotting action at Kincsem Park included the May 2nd Dr, Tamas Borostyankoy Memorial that went on placing to Conway Boko (6m Castketon Bass-Waecon Boko) for Tibor Hajnal over Reste Premier and Royal Flesh. Conway Boko took the first heat in 1.18.5kr over 1960 meters defeating Reste Premier that was handicapped 40 meters. Reste Premier (10g Laetenter Diem-Certitude Bertins) overcame the 40 meter penalty to win the first heat timed in 1.17.4kr for driver Istvan Papp, trainer Joseph Rutkai and his Prolongo Kft. The Laszlo Ferge Memorial for three year olds that day went to Time To Say Goodbye (3m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau) for owner AMMA Loverseny Kft. and driver/trainer Lajos Marton timed in 1.21.5kr over 1960 meters. The winner earned 900,000HUF. Titan Ville and Tornado Cole trailed the winner. The April 11th KP card also showed sharp performances as Principessa Ovi (6f Love You-Goldy LB) took the Platter Chatter DIJ (300,000HUF purse, 1960 meters handicap) clocked in 1.16.2kr overcoming a 20 meter handicap. Nobody and Nasa Vita were next to the line. Mitja Slavic was trainer/driver for owner Equine MS Srl. Of Italy. The featured Pulay Kornel Memorial (purse 1,500,000HUF, 1900 meters autostart) went to recent Finish import Rinette Streamline (8f Kashner Hanover-Keys Praise) for trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos and owner Drimwind 2011 Kft.-Stable Magic Square). Reste Premier and Orangyal were next to the wire. Thomas H. Hicks

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