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Very Kronos (4m Ready Cash-Glide About-Yankee Glide) was an impressive winner of today’s Gr. Ii International ICA Maxi Eskilstuna with 300,000SEK to the winner at Eskilstuna, Sweden. The 4.8/1 winner took the lead in lap one for driver Erik Adielsson, trainer Svante Bath and owner Kjell Johansson. Race time was 1.13.2kr over 2640 meters autostart. Volnik du Kras (4m Varenne0Olijka du Kras-Park Avenue Joe) gave valiant chase to be second a length for trainer/driver Alessandro Gocciadoro. Third was early leader Super War Horse (4m Super Photo Kosmos-Poison Valley-Lindy Lane) that Bjorn Goop reined for trainer Jerry Riordan. Born Unicorn and Eldorado B completed the top five. On the undercard the Sparbanken for 100,000SEK to the winner and raced over 1640 meters autostart went to Caid Griff (6m Password-Savanne Griff-Tenor de Baune) timed in 1.10.1kr and reined by Orjan Kihlstrom for trainer Daniel Reden and Stall Zet. Charrua Forlan and King City finished second and third. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Maori Time's Euro trip continues Sunday morning and the locals have again stamped the Aussie trotter's passport with a big red 'visitor'. Fred Crews' mare has drawn gate 10 - the widest gate and colloquial "visitor's draw - for her race over 1640m at Arjang in Sweden. Worth a tick over $AU90,000 (600,000SEK), the Årjängs Stora Sprinterlopp is considered the track's "largest race for hot blood", being a Group 2. A crack field has entered for the race, headlined by Elitloppet runner-up Propulsion, who will start from gate seven, and Dante Boko, who relegated Propulsion to second in this same race last year. Erik Adielsson will again take the reins for Maori Time, who continues to race under the eye of trainer Stig H Johansson. Maori Time runs at 2.43am on Sunday.   Michael Howard

April 15, 2015 - Oasis Bi took Saturday’s Klosterskogen Grand Prix (purse 565,000 kroners of which the winner share was 300,000 kroners, 2100 meters autostart) timed in 1.14.1kr for driver Erik Adielsson and trainer Stefan P. Pettersson. The nine year-old son of Toss Out-Up Front JM-Self Possessed rallied for victory at ¼ odds, defeating Thai Broadway (8m Broadway Hall-Isabella Knick-Tap In) reined by Gunnar Austevoll and Netherlands’ Bruno di Quattro (9m Broadway Hall-Ijssel-Speedy Soma) teamed by Frode Hamre. Winmecredit (10g Credit Winner-Lamitech Dancing-Valley Victory) was fourth for Magnus Teien Gundersen, ahead of Sweden’s Gigant Slugger (10g Gigant Neo-Aida Slugger-Yankee Slugger) reined by Geir Mikkelsen and Italy’s Rod Stewart (7m Love You-Valley Lane-Lindy Lane) for Tom Erik Solberg and trainer Jerry Riordan. Thomas H. Hicks

December 26, 2016 - Today’s Baroness Karsks Mares (200,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) went to the Prix d’Amerique qualified Anna Mix (6f Ludo du Castelle-Ines-Tenor de Baune) owned by Franck Leblanc and trained in Sweden by Sofia Aronsson. The superb harness racing stayer, off at 1.15/1 odds, was clocked in 1.13.6kr for driver Erik Adielsson and now has 15 wins in 47 starts for career earnings of 9,822,700SEK. Red Rose America (6f Varenne-Armbro Voice-Garland Lobell) was second for trainer Jeanette Hansen and reinsman Bjorn Goop. This one was bred by the late Lou Guida in Italy and developed by Jerry Riordan. Third was Geisha Sund (6f Love You-Kanadia-Canada) with Robert Bergh up for Ecurie Etoile. On Track Piraten (8g Kool du Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line) won the featured Gr. II International Gert Ludbergs for 250,000SEK to the winner. The Johnny Takter teamed winner was timed in 1.12.4kr over 2140 meters autostart as he recorded career victory 31 in 99 starts, now for 13,499,700SEK earned. Off at 1.31/1 the “Pirate” bested Thai Broadway (7m Broadway Hall-Isabella Knick-Tap In) reined by trainer Bjorn Goop, and third finishing Nadal Broline (6g Yankee Glide-Aimee’s Promise-American Winner) with Ulf Ohlsson up. Veteran class-master Nahar (11g Love You-Mahonny Broline-Joie de Vie) was fourth for trainer/driver Robert Bergh. The solid Solvalla card also held the Silver Final (220,000SEK to winner of the 2140 meter autostart contest). At 2.08/1 the winner was 1.13.3kr timed Fossens Bonus (6g Juliano Star-Matilda-Zoogin) for trainer/driver Magnus Jakobsson. This winner now has 18 career wins in 36 starts for 1,448,000SEK earned. Beppe Am (5g Enjoy Lavec-Vis di Jesolo-Super Bowl) was second for trainer Roger Walmann and reinsman Orjan Kihlstrom. Furious Francis (5g Love You-Twigs Mellow-Lindy’s Crown) and trainer/driver Bjorn Goop finished third. The program also included a victory by Al’s Wintermede (5m Olimede-Memory-Supergill) in the 3140 meter voltstart Stayerlopp worth 200,000SEK to the winner. The Svante Eriksson trainee, he also drove, was clocked in 1.15.3kr to defeat the Orjan Kihlstrom teamed, Daniel Reden conditioned, Fighting Bax (4m Muscle Massive-Bax Machine-Earl). Swimming Pool (5g Revenue) was third for Torbjorn Jansson. The Klass II final over 2140 meters autostart and worth 200,000SEK to the winner, went to 16/1 Test Drive (3m Gigant Neo-Full Authority-Scarlet Knight) timed in 1.14.4kr for Orjan Kihlstrom and owner/trainer Stefan Melander. Thomas H. Hicks

Coin Perdu (2m SJ’s Caviar-Provo Kronos-Viking Kronos) remained undefeated in five career starts by winning the Gr. I National Svensk 2016 (harness racing two year olds) at Jagersro. Timed in 1.12.7kr over 1640 meters autostart the Erik Adielsson teamed winner is trained by Svante Bath. He earned 700,000SEK first prize. The winner’s second dam is Pine Dust (Pine Chip-Web Chance) and is from the family of Sushi (by Speedy Crown) and Ah So, dam of Workaholic. Executive Caviar (2m SJ’s Caviar-La Belle Lady-Conway Hall) was second for trainer/driver Joakim Lovgren and third went to Dats Cabello (2m Jacose-No Entry-Windsong’s Legacy) driven by Christoffer Eriksson for Tomas Malmqvist, trainer. The program also included the V75 Gold Meadow Prophets for 150,000SEK to the winner of this 2140 meter autostart test. The 1.12.5kr timed 4.6/1 Takethem (6m From Above-D’Cherie-New Quick) from Denmark was victorious for Steen Juul. Je’t’Aime Express (5g Symphonic Hanover-Je’t’Aime Marron-Sugarcane Hanover) was second for Peter Untersteiner and third was Dreams Take Time (7m Andover Andover) for Johan Untersteiner. 4.2/1 Nahar was a miscue dq. The V75 Silver for 125,000SEK first money was raced over 2140 meters autostart. The 1.7/1 choice Isor Haleryd (4g Ready Cash-Velvet As-Mr. Vic) won for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner timed in 1.13.4kr. Ni Talar Bra Latin (6g Kiss Francais-Fattiga Lisa-Supergill) was second with Erik Adielsson up and third went to Bartenders In (6g Muscles Yankee-Garfish Face-Viking Kronos) reined by trainer Johan Untersteiner. Thomas H. Hicks

Oasis Bi came home in strong fashion in last year's Yonkers International Trot, overcoming a back-of-the-pack trip to finish fourth. Trainer Stefan Pettersson hopes the 8-year-old stallion can put forth a similar effort in this year's $1 million harness racing event on Saturday, but this time resulting in a win. "He raced a very good last quarter," Pettersson said, referring to Oasis Bi's :27.4 time that was the fastest among the 10 horses in last year's race. "He took very well to the track. I hope he can show the same way this year. He's the same horse; I think that's a good thing." Oasis Bi, representing Italy, is among three horses from last year returning to the International Trot, along with Norway's BBS Sugarlight and Sweden's On Track Piraten. Oasis Bi drew post No. 5 and was made 5-1 on the morning line, the third choice behind U.S. representatives Resolve (3-1) and Hannelore Hanover (4-1). Resolve will start the International Trot from post No. 2 while Hannelore Hanover, the lone mare in the race, will leave from post one. Another of the event's top contenders, Canada's Flanagan Memory, also drew inside of Oasis Bi. He will start from post four and is 6-1 on the morning line. "It's up to the driver, but I think the American and Canadian horses inside are very fast, so I hope he can get down with the field and then go as fast as he can at the end," said Pettersson, who will give the lines to driver Erik Adielsson, who piloted On Track Piraten last year, on Saturday. Owned by Sweden's Frackstad Lantbruks AB, the Italian-born Oasis Bi is a son of stallion Toss Out, a stakes-winner in the States, out of the Self Possessed-mare Up Front JM. His family includes millionaire Million Dollar Bye and Dan Patch Award-winner Firm Tribute. Oasis Bi has won 17 of 67 career races and earned the U.S. equivalent of $1.66 million. His wins this year include the Group 1 Gran Premio Lotteria and he heads to the International Trot off a second-place finish to Nuncio in the UET Trotting Masters championship on Sept. 18. In January, he finished third in the Prix d'Amerique. "We hope we have the horse in the same shape like last year," Pettersson said. "He's feeling good in the training so I hope we can do a good race on Saturday." The two remaining International Trot returnees, BBS Sugarlight and On Track Piraten, didn't fare as well as Oasis Bi in Tuesday's post draw, getting starting spots seven and eight, respectively. BBS Sugarlight, who finished fifth in last year's race, has won 22 of 81 career races and earned $962,553. The 7-year-old gelding is owned by Stall Sugarlight and Gunnar Karlson. Among BBS Sugarlight's victories are the 2015 Olympic Trot and 2015 Oslo Grand Prix. "I have tested my horse on the course and I think he's much better this year than he was last year," trainer Fredrik Solberg said about BBS Sugarlight, a son of stallion Super Light out of the Sugarcane Hanover-mare Sugarsweet Sid. "He has raced very well. Everything seems to be really good with him." Vidar Hop will drive BBS Sugarlight. On Track Piraten finished seventh in last year's International Trot after a three-wide move early in the race put the gelding in front, but unable to get to the inside. He then raced first-over heading to the final turn before dropping back. A son of stallion Kool Du Caux out of the Rite On Line-sired Monrovia, On Track Piraten has won 27 of 94 career races and earned the U.S.-equivalent of $1.63 million. This year, he has won six of 17 starts and hit the board a total of 12 times. He had back-to-back second-place finishes in Group 1 events before making an uncharacteristic break at the start of the Group 1 UET Masters Championship on Sept. 18. The gelding is owned by Sweden's Stall Morkermasse and Stall CK HB. Orjan Kihlstrom will drive the 8-year-old. "We were hoping for a better position behind the gate, but it is what it is," Stall Morkermasse representative John Backlund said about On Track Piraten starting from post eight. "I think (the horse) is better this year than last year. He's just getting better every year. He's an amazing horse." The International Trot was first contested in 1959 and held through 1995. The event was resurrected last year by Yonkers Raceway President and CEO Tim Rooney. It will be race six on a 13-race card Saturday at Yonkers. First race post time is 1:10 p.m. (EDT), with the International Trot expected to go at 3:20 p.m. Following is the Yonkers International Trot field in post order. PP-Horse-Sire-Driver-Trainer-Line 1 - Hannelore Hanover - Swan For All - Yannick Gingras - Ron Burke - 4/1 2 - Resolve - Muscle Hill - Ake Svanstedt - Ake Svanstedt - 3/1 3 - Jonesy - Muscles Yankee - Tuomas Korvenoja - Tuomas Korvenoja - 15/1 4 - Flanagan Memory - Kadabra - Brian Sears - Rene Dion - 6/1 5 - Oasis Bi - Toss Out - Erik Adielsson - Stefan Pettersson - 5/1 6 - Obrigado - Boy Band - Mark MacDonald - Paul Kelley - 6/1 7 - BBS Sugarlight - Super Light - Vidar Hop - Fredrik Solberg - 6/1 8 - On Track Piraten - Kool Du Caux - Orjan Kihlstrom - Hans Stromberg - 10/1 9 - Tano Bork - Great Challenger - John Campbell - Christian Lindhardt - 20/1 10 - Explosive De Vie - Explosive Matter - Kevin Oscarsson - Jim Oscarsson - 12/1 Tano Bork and Explosive De Vie start in the second tier. For more about this year's competitors, visit the Yonkers International Trot website by clicking here. Ken Weingartner Media Relations Manager Harness Racing Communications

The game FR mare Anna Mix (6f Ludo de Castelle-Ires-Tenor de Baune), off as the 3/5 favorite, captured the €172,320 total purse Gr. I Prix Maharajah European Mares Championship at Solvalla. Erik Adielsson was the pilot for harness racing trainer Sofia Aronsson and owner Franck Leblanc. She was clocked in 1.11.5kr over 2140 meters autostart off even fractions and she raced in the death seat throughout (1.09.8kr after 500 meters, 1.11.5kr at the 1000; 1.11.9kr after 1500). 4.2/1 Some Summit (5f Dream Vacation-Graceland Summit-Armbro Trick) set the pace, for trainer Veijo Heiskanen and reinsman Jorgen Sjunnesson, and just missed the win. Third was 7/1 Venice (7f Quite Easy-Vivace-Express Ride) from Finland and reined by Mika Forss. Oibambam Effe ended fourth and Nelson Nora was fifth. Well-regarded D’One raced second over for Orjan Kihlstrom and faded in the lane to be unplaced. The Big Noon for three and four year-olds (purse €43,457) went to 9/1 French Laundry (4m Muscles Yankee-Creamy Mimi-Conway Hall) for Kihlstrom/Melander timed in 1.11.7kr over 1640 meters. He earned his first 2016 win in seven starts and 12th in 37 career outings, now for 5,831,243SEK earned. Jerry Riordan trainee Tango Negro (4m Infinitif-Lisetta Real-Lemon Dra) raced well for driver Christoffer Eriksson to be a close second as the winner rallied on the pegs. Pacesetter Mellby Emeralds (3g Muscle Hill-Mellby Rubin-Pine Chip) lasted for third with Ulf Ohlsson up. 4/5 favorite Cruzado Dela Noche was unplaced. The Ahlsell Legends (purse €21,701, 2140 meters autostart) brought out great drivers from the past and one of the best, Stig H. Johansson, won with Robert Bergh’s trainee Michelangelo As (5g Allstar Hall-Harmonica As-Mack Lobell) timed in 1.12.8kr gate to wire. The 9/10 favorite bested Pepe di Jesolo (7f Ganymede-Zanna di Jesolo-Baltix Speed) driven by Giampaolo Minnucci with 34/1 Petter Rags (9g Mr. Commissioner-Julia Rags-Super Arnie) third home for Mihail Koslov. Unique Julia was fourth for Olle Goop. The other legend drivers included William O’Donnell, Peter Gerry, Helen A. Johansson, Will Rode, Anders Lindqvist and Bo Eklof. The undercard also produced a victory for Caddie Lisieaux (3f Ready Cash-Caddie Dream-Viking Kronos) for Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Roger Walmann in the Wallenius Cup. She was clocked in 1.11.3kr to defeat Rato Royale, a three year-old Credit Winner filly. The Energetics Monte race led off the program as Tsar De Houelle (9g Baccarat du Pont-Vanita de la Motte-Granit) scored for FR owner Franck Leblanc and trainer/jockey Sofia Aronsson, a super day for her. Thomas H. Hicks

Today at Axevalla Sweden, the V75 Gold (150,000SEK to the winner, 2640 meters autostart, nine starters) went easily to FR invader Anna Mix (6f Ludo de Castelle-Ires-Tenor de Baune) timed in 1.12kr. Harness racing driver Erik Adielsson drove the Sofia Aronsson trainee that Franck Leblanc owns. She now has  a career slate of 11-8-6 in 37 starts for 7,229,354SEK earned. Off at 3.26/1 Anna Mix defeated .67/1 favorite Call Me Keeper (6m Pine Chip-Eliza Keeper-Credit Winner) and the Orjan Kihlstrom/Daniel Reden driver/trainer team. Third was 12.3/1 Spring Erom (11m Gentle Star-Spring Flickan-Prince Mystic) and Bjorn Goop for trainer Dan Widegren. Repay Merci, Solvato and Tumble Dust were in the beaten field. The prior day at Axevalla there were three events for 100,000SEK first money. Twister Bi (4m Varenne-Lorraine Bi-Lemon Dra) scored in 1.12.1kr over 2140 meters autostart for Carl Johan Jepson and trainer Jerry Riordan. Pasquale Ciccarelli owns this 14 time winner in 32 starts for the career. Another 2140 meter autostart test went to .66/1 favorite Je T’aime Express (5g Symphonic Hanover-Je T’aime Marron-Sugarcane Hanover) timed in 1.12.5kr for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. The other 2140 meter test, for three year-old fillies, was won by Caddie Lisieux (3f Ready Cash-Caddie Dream-Viking Kronos) at .79/1 and clocked in 1.15.2kr for Kenneth Haugstad. Roger Walmann trains this one. The Broad Bahn filly Flo Jo Keeper was second with trainer/driver Bjorn Goop up. Thomas H. Hicks  

Today’s 60,000SEK first money Breeders Course for harness racing three year-olds, over 1640 meters autostart, went to the 1.13.2kr timed Chocolate Gold (3m Chocolatier-Shella Gold-Good As Gold) with Erik Adielsson up. Svante Bath trains the winner, that defeated Unica Gio (3f Donato Hanover-Ilaria Jet-Pine Chip) and driver Ulf Ohlsson, for trainer Reljo Liljendahl. The Solvalla program also a number of undercard fine events including the Nu Paradis over 2140 meters for 60,000SEK first prize. The 1.12.7kr winner was 1.8/1 odds Exodus Hanover (5m Andover Hall-Exotic Destination-Dream Vacation). Orjan Kihlstrom was the pilot for trainer Roger Walmann. Second was the Kenneth Haugstad driven Lightning Fire (5g Muscle Hill-Lightning Flower-Yankee Glide) also a Walmann trainee. The Solvallaserien V for 100,000SEK first money, over 2140 meters autostart, went to 5.5/1 Pacific Broline (4m Celebrity Secret-Malabar Mist-Malabar Man) with Erik Adielsson up. The Bjorn Goop trainee was clocked in 1.12.4kr to defeat 1/5 favorite Uncle Lasse (4m Donato Hanover-Solveig-Yankee Glide) that Orjan Kihlstrom reined for trainer Stefan Melander. Another Melander trainee, Divisionist, finished third. Sprinters were at work in the 1640 meter autostart Hastegarnas Sommarpris for 100,000SEK to the winner. 5.7/1 Special Promise (7m Mr. Pine Chip-Jiving Kemp-Napoletano) was victorious timed in a quick 1.11kr for Jorma Kontio. The Finnish invader bested King City (5m Muscle Hill-Creamy Mimi-Conway Hall) and driver Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Walmann. The Bronze Division for 110,000SEK first money, raced over 2640 meters autostart, went to 2.2/1 In Vain Sund (4m Revenue-Staro Yasmine-Supergill) for Mattias Djuse. Reve d’Amour (6f Love You-Daventry-Atlas Fighter L) took second in the 1.14.2kr clocked contest for driver Johnny Takter and trainer Mike Lenders. Thomas H. Hicks

November 29, 2015 - Ricimer (10m Hermes du Buisson-Gyleada la Chaise) took today’s Agen le Passage featured Grand Prix Dynavena Maisagri Duran (purse €50,000, 2625 meters, 13 International entrants) clocked in 1.14.8kr as even-money favorite. Herve Soinneau owns, trains and drove Ricimer that recorded his 20th career win now for earnings in excess of €650,000. 68/1 Tun Winner (8g Kaisy Dream-Isaline Fortiniere) was second ahead of 3/1 Ulk Medoc (7m Karikal-Organza Haut Gilet). On the same card the Grand Prix Baron d’Ardeuil Aoc Buzet (purse €40,000, 2625 meters, 18 starters) went to the 1.14.8kr timed, 2/1 odds Tom de la Crou (8g Kasting du Bourg-Myrtille de l’Isop) for F. Marty. 5.3/1 Tornado Fortysix (8g Colt Fortysix-Manades Verdieres) was second and third went to 12.3/1 Un Cher Ami (7g Jag de Bellouet-Olygarchy). In Sweden, at Orebro, this day was the 125,000SEK to the winner, 2100 meters autostart, Najos Minne for four year-olds. Victory went to 3.7/1 Conlight As (4m Conway Hall-Delight As-Striking Sahbra) for Erik Adielsson and trainer Svante Bath. The winner now has a 4-2-1 slate in 12 starts this year. Career earnings are now 2,969,100SEK. 5.7/1 Explosive de Vie (4g Explosive Matter-Ava-Pine Chip) was second for trainer/driver Jim Oscarsson with 19/1 Je T’aime Express (4g Symphonic Hanover-Je T’aime Marron-Sugarcane Hanover) third for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. The 1.9/1 favorite Volstead (by Cantab Hall), bred in NY by Arden Homestead, was fifth for driver Orjan Kihlstrom. Also at Orebro was the Revmschen (200,000SEK to winner, 2100 meters autostart, three year-olds) went to 2.3/1 Flash Haleryd (3m Conway Hall-Looking Flashy-Pine Chip) for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. This winner now has a 4-1-3 slate in 10 starts for career earnings of 680,000SEK. Second at 3.4/1 was Bryssel (3m Ready Cash-Spacelane-Lindy Lane) for Erik Adielsson and trainer Bjorn Goop. Third was 48/1 Tobacco (3m Going Kronos-Smokeslikeachimney-Muscles Yankee) driven by Kenneth Haugstad for trainer Roger Walmann. Thomas H. Hicks  

October 16, 2015 - Erik Adielsson teamed the Svante Bath trainee Echauffour U.S. (3m Donato Hanover-Bourbon Dream-Pearsall Hanover) to victory in tonight’s featured Anders Kilstroms Final at Bollnas with 100,000SEK to the winner in the 2140 meters distance handicap event. The winner, bred by J-P Dubois’ Ecurie Reve Avec Moi, record his second straight win with this1.15.7kr score. Adielsson moved early to gain advantage and led the rest of the way as 1.3/1 favorite for a length win over Spring Chicken (4f From Above-Miss Queen) driven by Ulf Eriksson and Taffy (3m Jacose-Karamella-Mack Lobell) handled by Ulf Ohlsson. Capulus Horses KB owns the winner. Earlier in the week at Axevalla there were several interesting winners, namely the Jerry Riordan trainee Tetraone Jet (4m Pine Chip-Sovrana Jet-Sharif di Jesolo) piloted by Christoffer Eriksson, Fleetfoot Hanover (8f Andover Hall-Firefly Annie-SJ’s Photo) for Peter Untersteiner, Readly Express (3m Ready Cash-Caddie Dream-Viking Kronos) for Jorma Kontio driving for Timo Nurmos and Diamond River (4f Ready Cash-First Out-Lemon Dra) with Stefan Soderkvist aboard. It was reported that last Friday trainer Stefan Hultman suffered a heart attack. The well-regarded trainer from Sweden had captured the Elitloppet with From Above and the Prix d’Amerique with Maharajah. Hultman is hospitalized. He started Tobin Kronos in last Sunday’s Italian Derby in Rome and finished fourth.   Thomas H. Hicks  

September 6, 2015 - Conlight As (4m Conway Hall-Delight As-Strking Sahbra) driven by Erik Adielsson for trainer Svante Bath won today’s Gr. I National Krafft Swedish Trotting Derby (2SEK million to winner(US$236,000), 2640 meters autostart) timed in 1.13.6kr.  The winner recorded his sixth career victory in 16 starts, now for 2,783,100SEK earned, for owners Olof Brodin AB and Snogarps Gard AB. Conlight As got into the contest after 2000 meters and closed stoutly to win. Vasterbo Éclair (4m Echo-Vasterbo Flash-Spotlite Lobell) was second for Joakim Lovgren and Flex Lane (4m Federal Flex-Margo Hall-Like A Prayer) closed for third handled by Johnny Takter. From Dust To Dawn (4m From Above-Emotional Dust-Banker Hall) held gamely for fourth driven by Torbjorn Jansson, after racing in the death seat for much of contest. Serious Try was the early leader for Henrik Svensson and landed in the pocket before going inside pylons in late stretch and making a disqualifying miscue. The race fractions were as follows (1.09.5kr after 500 meters; 1.12.9kr after 1000; 1.13.8kr after 1500 and 1.14.2kr at the 2000 meter mark). Conlight As The Gr. I National Krafft Mares Swedish Derby (1SEK million to the winner (US$118,000), 2140 meters autostart) was taken by Evin Boko (4f Viking Kronos-Welat Boko-Garland Lobell) driven by Jorma Kontio for trainer Timo Nurmos. She was clocked in 1.13.1kr after making a three wide sweep after the 1500 meter mark to gain advantage from early leader Evelina Palema (4f Symphonic Hanover-Harmony Heart-Mack Lobell) that held for third driven by Erik Adielsson. Diamond River (4f Ready Cash-First Out-Lemon Dra) closed for second driven by Stefan Soderkvist with Olympia Gold and Nancy America (4f Revenue-Camargue-Supergill) were home fourth and fifth. The winner secured her sixth career victory in 13 starts and fourth win in six 2015 appearances. The winner’s second dam is Desooner Dabetter (Meadow Road-Armbro Brilliance), the family of Armbro Regina and Armbro Flight, and dam of Big Blue Kitten by Pine Chip, she the dam of Yarrah Boko 1:52.1 ($1,408,457) and Zola Boko 1:55.1 ($245,826). Stall BSM owns Evin Boko. Earlier in the card the Ahlsell Derby Classic (75,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) garnered much attention as the teamsters were former Swedish Derby winning drivers. Scellino Luis scored in this one timed in 1.13kr for Erik Adielsson, and trainer Stig H, Johansson, by a length over good finishing Lohman driven by Anders Lindqvist for trainer Robert Bergh. Steen Juul piloted T.Rx D.K. to third ahead of Spirit Real and driver Geir Vegard Gundersen for trainer Jerry Riordan. Thomas H. Hicks

January 24, 2015 - Erik Adielsson put Sweden’s veteran On Track Piraten (7g Kool du Caux-Monrovia) on the front early and led throughout to record a three length harness racing score timed in 1.12.2kr in this Gr. III Prix du Luxembourg (€110,000 purse, 2100 meters autostart, Quinte+). The Stall Morkermassa owned campaigner is trained by H.R. Stromberg and he was off as 1.9/1 favorite. Un Fille d’Amour (7f Infant du Bossis-Never So Great) was second at 11.5/1 for David Thomain with Ru de l’Airou (10g Cygnus d’Odyssee) third at 31/1 for Pierre Levesque. Backfire was fourth for Jos. Verbeeck driving. The winner finished briskly after an even pace (fractions 1.11.2kr at 1500; 1.13.1kr at 1000l 1.13.1kr at 500 and 1.12.2kr at finish). The race record was set in 2011 by Rapide Lebel in 1.10.9kr. Turbo Jet took the 2014 edition. Yannick Gingras driven SHT’s Playmate raced well but finished eighth timed in 1.13.2kr for trainer Anders Lindqvist. This mare was in the Arqana Trot sale last evening but did not achieve reserve. Gingras first mount Pershing Bi was a scratch in the second race. Thomas H. Hicks  

Tomorrow Solvalla racetrack in Sweden hosts the prestigious Swedish Three Year-Old Gr. I Kriterium for a purse of 4SEK million. A total of 12 starters will travel 2640 meters autostart with the favorite being Al Dente (3m Scarlet Knight-Mollie's Photo-SJ's Photo) that Orjan Kihlstrom will pilot. Digital Frame (3m Super Photo Kosmos-Sliding Window-Scarlet Knight) is second early choice with Per Lennartsson up for trainer Stefan Melander who also sends out Gross Weight (3m Scarlet Knight-Elma Jet-Supergill) with Ulf Ohlsson to drive. The Gr. I Oaks for the three year-old fillies is also on the card with 12 contestants going 2140 meters autostart for the 2.8SEK million purse. This well-matched group includes the Bjorn Goop trained and reined Differenceadaymade (3f Muscle Hill-Trophy Hand-Garland Lobell) and Peter G. Norman's Face'Em (3f Offshore Dream-Tuula Boko-Wired Pine) that are receiving the most attention. Today Solvalla presented a superb program with seven events for money to the winner of 200,000SEK or more. The featured Gr. II UET Masters Series Frances Bulwarks went to On Track Piraten (6g Kool du Caux-Monrovia-Rite On Line) and teamster Johnny Takter that defeated Bon Frecia and Nouvelle Pelle in 1.11.5kr over 2140 meters autostart. Ed You was an early scratch and Italy's Occhione Jet was disqualified for a break. The winner recorded his 14th career win in 59 starts now for earnings of 6,098,998SEK. The co-featured Silver Final for 220,000SEK to the winner went to Magiccarpetride and Erik Adielsson in 1.12kr over 2140 meters autostart. The eight year-old son of Angus Hall-Meadowbranch Magic-Valley Victory is from the dam of Make It Happen and Wishing Stone. The next three across the line are also US-breds, Underpaid Hanover (by Revenue), Dance Photo (SJ's Photo) and Mr. Chicago (Cantab Hall), the latter a full-brother to undefeated US two year-old colt Billy Flynn. The winners of the other 200,000SEK first money events today were Riff Kronos (4m Dream Vacation-Elaine Kronos-Viking Kronos) in 1.12kr for Veijo Heiskanen, Fleetfoot Hanover (7f Andfover Hall-Firefly Annie-SJ's Photo) in 1.10.7kr over 1640 meters autostart for Peter Untersteiner, Coldtown (5g Cantab Hall-Brylin Starlet-Balanced Image) in 1.12.2kr over 2140 meters autostart for Jorma Kontio, Speed Delicious (4m Fast Photo-Ala Delicious-Lindy's Crown) for Robert Bergh in 1.13.1kr over 2140 meters autostart and Caddie Girl (6f Love You-Gatzy Lavec-King Lavec) in 1.13.3kr over 2140 meters circle start. Caddie Girl was reined by Veijo Heiskanen, his second V75 victory today, for trainer Jerry Riordan. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslinkcom  

Eric Raffin piloted the Anders Lindqvist trained Anette du Miral to victory in today’s €80,000 Gran Prix du Portugal over the 2700 meter course at Paris-Vincennes. Timed in 1.13.8kr the winner held off Alceste du Goutier with Mathieu Abrivard up and favored Duke of Greenwood handled by Dominik Locqueneux to record her sixth win in 20 starts. The winner, off at 21/1 odds, is a four year-old daughter of Laetenter Diem from Lisa du Mirel and is owned by breeder Mlle. Anette Holmgren. Sixteen contested this European event. Anette du Mirel and Eric Raffin The Gr. III European Prix Radio Alfa for €80,000 went to Uraki des Sarts and teamster Franck Ouvrie. This six year-old son of Niky-Guimauve des Sarts won at 15/1 in 1.13.6kr over 2700 meters, his eighth score in 42 outings for €322,110 earned. Up The Green was second for J-M Bazire with Dream Magic BE home third for Pierre Vercruysse. Uraki des Sarts The Gr. III European Prix Lusojornal for €100,000 brought out nine monte performers in this 2850 meter event. Damien Bonne rallied Uppercut de Manche to victory in 1.13.8kr at 2.9/1 odds to record the winners 14th victory now for earnings of €393,000. Thierry Raffegeau trains the six year-old gelded son of Neutron du Cebe from Nuit de Manche by Coktail Jet. Sourire de Voutre was next for Franck Nivard with third to Ton Reve de Cahot and David Thomain. A large crowd was on hand this day for the Portuguese festivities. Uppercut de Manche wins for Damien Bonne   Entries were announced for the September 27 Frances Bulwarks at Solvalla, a UET Master Series Gr. II test over 2140 meters. Ed You is at the start along with Occhione Jet. France Bulwarks  entries: Bon Frecia (Jorma Kontio) System Performace (Björn Goop) Porthos Amok (Örjan Kihlström) Ed You (Robert Bergh) Tidied Accelerator (Per Lennartsson) Up Date Hoss (Torbjörn Jansson) Occhione Jet (Erik Adielsson) Nouvelle Pelle (Flemming Jensen) On Track Piraten (Johnny Takter) Thomas H. Hicks

Tumble Dust (4m Crazed-Affinity-Victory Dream) won tonight's first elimination for the October 4 European Derby to be held at Mauquenchy (France). The Tomas Malmqvist trained, Stall Tumble Dust owned colt, record his fourth straight win and increased his earnings to 3,164,197SEK (over US$444,000) as the prohibitive favorite. The handy colt, a recent Danish Derby winner, led start to finish for Orjan Kihlstrom and won by two lengths in 1.13.3kr under no urging. Radieux (4m Love You-Dordogne-Viking Kronos) was second for Erik Adielsson and Dominator (4m Donato Hanover-Ultra Sund-Viking Kronos) ended third for Kenneth Haugstad. The winner earned 150,000SEK for the victory over 2140 meters autostart. The second European Derby elimination went to fast closing Vasterbo Loveboat (4m Love You-Vasterbo Highclass-Pine Chip) with Erik Adielsson up for trainer Svante Bath and owner Olof Brodin Chartering AB. D'One (4f Donato Hanover-Giant Diablo-Supergill) was a close second for Orjan Kihlstrom after setting the pace for trainer Roger Walmann. Boys Going In (4m Going Kronos-Namura-Buvetier d'Aunou) was third for trainer/driver Fredrik Persson. The winner scored in 1.12.7kr over the 2140 meter autostart course to secure 150,000SEK first money, and now has 14 wins in 25 starts for career earnings of 1,522,000SEK. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink.com  

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