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Radjah de l’Abbaye (8m Baccart du Pont-Galbanella-Lurcho), in rein to trainer J-M Bazire, overcame a 25 meter handicap to win today’s June 20) feature event, the Prix de Buenos-Aires, at Hippdrome d’Enghien outside of Paris. This UET Masters Series Gr. II event carried a purse of 120,000 euro and was contested by 15 starters over the marathon 4125 meter distance (plus 25 meter distance handicap for the top earners in the event for 5-10 year olds). The winner covered the 2.563 mile course plus his added distance in 1.14.5kr (mile rate 1:59.87) to score over Rive Mutin (8g Bijou du Bignon-Miss Mutine-As Mutin Pacha) driven by Pierre Vercruysse, recent world drivers’ championship winner. Twist des Caillons was third for P-Y Verva. This race was the Quinte+ event of the day in France with the jackpot at 5.5 million euro. Enghien’s secondary feature was the 52,000 euro purse Prix de la Porte Montmartre, open to European entrants over the 2150 meter autostart course. Noir Desir (6g Daguet Rapide-Ocanelle-Buvetier d’Aunou) earned the win for Michel Lenoir over the J.-M Bazire reined Tygnus de Prelong (6m Cygnus d’Odyssee-Garieva de Prelong-Reve d’Udon). The winner was bred in Italy by Scuderia Bolgheri and is a 20 time career winner for earnings over 262,000 euro. The dam of the second place finisher is by the sire of Revenue. 15 horses were at the start including four from Italy and one each from Germany and Sweden. Yesterday, the top action in Sweden was at Axevalla, and it produced exciting racing led by a win for Bradley (4m Love You-Boria-Supergill) in the PWCS Fyraarings race over 2140 meters autostart. The Robert Bergh driven and trained pupil scored in 1.13.3kr to earn 100,000SEK first prize. The win was his fourth in seven 2013 appearances. Edward Ale (5g Here Comes Herbie-Mustang Donna-Pine Chip) also won in the Venernkotts Priz over 2140 meters autostart. He scored in 1.13kr for driver Peter Ingves to earn 100,000SEK. The winner now has 13 victories in 33 lifetime starts for earnings of 2.6 million SEK. The Sitas Prix for three year-old fillies went to the Thomas Uhrberg driven Donna di Quattro (3f Love You-Whoopie As-SJs Photo) in 1.15.3kr over 2140 meters autostart. She defeated US export Single Sock (3f Conway Hall-Sockys Sister-Credit Winner) driven by Torbjorn Jansson for trainer Frode Hamre. This filly, developed and raced by Dan Daley in 2012, has been not worse than fourth in her four European starts for seasonal earnings of 286,206SEK. The Axevalla card produced another win for trainer Jerry Riordan and his usual reinsman Kenneth Haugstad. Power Bi (4m Varenne-Giudy Bi-Buvetier d’Aunou) scored in 1.15.4kr over 2650 meters (turning start) to earn 50,000SEK by winning the Mediatec Solutions race. The 50,000SWK first money Taxibids race for two year-olds went to Kickans Girl (2f Jobie Tempest-Ulla Gulla-Super News) in 1.17.1kr over 1640 meters voltstart. This was the first career start for the Roger Pettersson driven filly that defeated Erwin Bot’s Sudbury (2m Infinitif-Emerald di Jesolo-Supergill) that was bred in Italy by J-P Dubois’ Scuderia Bolghieri. This was also his initial appearance after qualifying on June 4th. Axevalla also hosted a three-heat event, with two 50,000SEK first money heats over 1609 meters autostart and then a 1140 meter sprint final worth 100,000SEK to the winner. The heats went to Namale Kronos (6g Ken Warkentin-Zamia FC-Sugarcane Hanover) with Marcus Lindgren the trainer/driver. He scored in 1.12.4kr in the Biltemas Priz over Rico Follo (5g Gentle Star-Effi Follo0Lord Follo) trained and reined by Ake Svanstedt. Rico Follo took the second heat for Anders Svanstedt in 1.12.7kr over Blue River Pipe (4m Blue Mac Lad-Flamin’ Wings-SJs Photo) with Ake Svanstedt aboard and Namale Kronos finished third. Rico Follo then scored in the sprint final, with Anders Svanstedt up, over Namale Kronos. by Thomas H. Hicks

The hot-trotting Swedishman (Gogo-Valgana) won today's Grand National du Trot at Hippodrome Marseille-Borely. Trained and driven by Thierry Duvaldestin (trainer of Ready Cash), Swedishman overcame a 25 meter handicap to score easily in this 3,000 meter (1-7/8 mile) harness racing test carrying a purse of 90,000 euro.

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