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September 6, 2020 The 1.8/1 odds Diana Zet (4f Hard Livin-Marsia LB-Windsongs Legacy) held gamely on the front to secure harness racing victory in the Derbystoet (first prize 1,000,000SEK, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) today at Jagersro. Race time was 1.12.7kr for the Orjan Kihlstrom reined mare that is trained by Daniel Reden for Stall Zet. This was her fifth 2020 win in eight starts and it was her 10th career victory in 18 lifetime appearances for 8,138,000SEK earned. Milady Grace (4f Ready Cash-Khao Manee-Muscle Yankee) was second at 4.8/1 for reinsman Bjorn Goop and the Reden/Stall Zet team. Another stablemate, the 33.3/1 odds outsider Alaska Kronos (4f Trixton-Illinois-Donerail), was third with Carl Johan Jepson at the lines for the Reden/Stall Zet team. The stake record is 1.11.6kr set by Cash Crown in 2017 piloted by Johnny Takter. Watch the replay click here.   Diana Zet (inside) Early in the card was the Breeders Course Qualifier for two year olds (purse to winner 100,000SEK, 1640 meters autostart) with victory to the 1.14.4kr timed Good Vibes (2f Django Riff-Morgana Bi-Donato Hanover), her second win in as many starts. Seventh Heaven (2f Uncle Lasse-Huet-Meaulnes du Corta) was second for Christoffer Eriksson with third to Icelander (2m Uriel Speed-Best Lady-Saxo de Vandel) with Ken Ecce aboard. The Breeders Course Final is September 20th. Good Vibes The Bo W. Takters Tribute (100,000SEK first prize, 3140 meters distance handicap, 11 starters) went to 30.5/1 Isco Boko (5g Muscle Hill-Feels Like Magic-Kadabra) for Ulf Ohlsson timed in 1.15.6kr. Panamera and Aslan DK took the second and third paychecks. Isco Boko Jagersro, Maharajah, Fintoto, Rikstoto files/photos Thomas H. Hicks

Mellby Free (6f Muscle Hill-Mellby Ticket-Windsongs Legacy) was a game front-end winner of today’s Jagersro featured Birger Bengtssons Minne 2000 STL Gold (150,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart, 12 starters) timed in 1.10.1kr. Bjorn Goop trains and drove the winner to her second 2020 score in six starts and this was her 16th career harness racing victory in 28 appearances, now for 8,153,830SEK earned. Racing Mange (7m Orlando Vici-Klara Kickan-Alf Palema) was second for trainer/driver Joakim Lovgren. Third home was Forfantone AM (5m Muscle Hill-Tamla Celeber-Cantab Hall) with Torbjorn Jansson at the lines for trainer Roger Walmann. Mellby Free  On the undercard was the Michelsens Bil STL Silver (125,000SEK first prize, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters). Harran Boko (6g Maharajah-Zilan Boko-Muscles Yankee) took this one timed in 1.11.7kr with Marc Elias at the lines for trainer Conrad Lugauer. This was his fifth 2020 victory in 10 starts and 17th for his 40-race career that has yielded 1,771,803SEK in life earnings. Second was the Robert Bergh trainer and reined Macelleria (6g Maharajah-Enjoy Our Nanny-Enjoy Lavec) with third to Giant Shadow (7g RC Royalty-Turnpike Trophy-Turnpike Taylor) teamed with his trainer Bjorn Goop.   ATG, Jagersro files/photos Thomas H. Hicks

Today’s Jagersro Hugo Abergs Memorial card was exceptional and below illustrates the depth of that program and the standardbred stock quality on display. For example, the STL Stoeliten (200,000SEK first prize, 1640 meters autostart, nine starters) saw 1.4/1 favorite Mellby Free (6f Muscle Hill-Mellby Ticket-Windsongs Legacy) record a 1.10.9kr clocked victory. Bjorn Goop trains and reined the winner that bested Virginia Grif (6f Varenne) and Wild Love (6f Love You). The winner now has a 15-6-2 slate in 26 career starts. Race replay follows. https://www.rikstoto.no/Resultater/S3_NR_2020-07-28 Mellby Free The Prix la Capelle (100,000SEK first prize, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) for aged trotters went to the quarter to wire Azimut (7m Odessa Santana-Aida-Lets Go) at 3.3/1 odds and timed in 1.12.3kr. Peter Ingves teamed the Josef Franzl trainee that won his third in 2020 from four starts and now has 26 career victories in 38 career starts for 1,346,605SEK earned. This is a solid performer that I first saw win at Kincsem Park last fall in 1.14.4kr, quick time for that oval. Second today was Lord Flax (9m Love You) for Niclas Benzon and trainer Henrik Hollsten with third to Smokin Joe (5m Lavec Kronos) with Lutfi Kolgjini at the lines. Azimut   The pedigree of German bred Azimut follows. The Prix Mikkeli (80,000SEK first prize, 2140 meters autostart) went to 11.2/1 odds Rock My Dreams (4f Gustav Diamant-Nocedicocco Rex-Drugster Rex) in rein to Peter Ingves for trainer Josef Franzl, their second win this day. This German-bred winner won for the second time in 2020 in three starts and her career slate in nine starts is 4-2-0. Race time was 1.13.2kr. Second was Eclipse AM (6m Ready Cash-Hall Of Face-Enjoy Lavec) for trainer/driver Adrian Kolgjini. Third home was Bodybuilder (4m Credit Winner-Natural Beauty-Mack Lobell) with Carl Johan Jepson the pilot. Rock My Dreams Two-year olds were also on stage this day in the Lindab (80,000SEK first prize, 1640 meters autostart, 10 starters) with victory to 3.5/1 odds Aquarius Face (2m Mosaique Face-Babsane Face-Look de Star). Trainer Adrian Kolgjini teamed the winner in this his first start for money. Race time was a sharp 1.14.0kr. Custom Cash (2m Orlando Vici) and Dowhatyoudodowell (2m Maharajah-Sweet Home Alabama-Dream Vacation) took the next two checks. Aquarius Face Zanna Jet (5f Naglo-Petite Victory-Valley Victory) earned the Hilding Anders Final Summer Meeting Mares (100,000SEK first money, 2140 meters autostart, 10 starters) timed in 1.12.4kr and off at 9/1 odds. Victor Rosleff teamed this Jerry Riordan trainee that is owned and was bred in Italy by Allevcamenti Toniatti. Svecak Palema (4f Up And Quick) and Cassiopeia (6f Quaker Jet) trailed the winner. Zanna Jet Harran Boko (6g Maharajah-Zilan Boko-Muscles Yankee) took the Bege Plattform (100,000SEK first prize, 1640 meters autostart) in a quick 1.10.0kr. Marc Elias teamed the Conrad Lugauer trainee, off at 2.6/1 odds, to his fourth win in eight 2020 starts and he now has 16 wins in 38 starts. Volnik du Kras (6m Varenne) and Partizan Face (8g Raja Mirchi) were next home. Harran Boko The Prix Cagnes sur Mer for four-year olds (200,000SEK first prize, 1640 meters autostart) saw Empire (4m Vasterbo Prestige-Gossip Gal-SJs Caviar) win impressively in 1.10.7kr for Ken Ecce. This Tomas Malmqvist trainee is now two for two in 2020 and has a 9-3-0 slate in 13 career starts. He was off at 2.4/1 odds and won by eight defeating Juan Bros (4m Muscle Mass-Ziezo Buitenzorg-Uronometro) reined by trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro with third going to Osterc (4m Cantab Hall-Oh Oh Hereshecomes-Muscle Yankee) with Carl Johan Jepson up. Osterc enjoyed a pocket trip and was empty when it counted. Empire  The Valkommen till Derby (80,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) saw Africa Bi (5f Varenne-Felicity Bi-Toss Out) score in 1.13.7kr at 14/1 odds. Trainer Michel F. Rothengatter teamed the winner to her second 2020 victory in four appearances. Staro Obrigado (3m Lavec Kronos) and Vice Versa Diamant (4g Gustav Diamant-Glide Chip-Yankee Glide) trailed the winner to the wire. Africa Bi Grift JR (7g Zola Boko-Memory Boko-Barbeque) took the Prix Arjang (80,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart, 12 starters) timed in 1.11.6kr and off at 39.8/1 odds. This was the winners’ third 2020 win in eight starts and second today for trainer/driver Michel F. Rothengatter. Zaffiro Roc (5m Filipp Roc) and Zlatan Knick (5g Going Kronos) were next home. Grift JR ATG, Maharajah, Rikstoto, Blodbanken files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink    

Onas Prince (3m Chocolatier-Sobra-Pine Chip), off at 2.56/1 odds, took the Pemio Going Kronos Breeders Course (purse to winner 700,000SEK, 1640 meters autostart) at Jagersro in Sweden, in 1.11.4kt with Per Nordstrom the trainer/driver. This was his third straight victory and fifth in seven 2020 starts. He is now owner of a 6-0-1 slate in just nine career appearances for 1,276,200SEK earned. Second was Kuyt F. Boko (3m Conway Hall-Gala dei Bessi-Yankee Glide) for Robin Bakker and trainer Paul Hagoort. Voltigeur Erre (3m Voltiguer de Myrt-Lilli Degli Ulivi-Sugarcane Hanover) was third for Giampaolo Minnucci and trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro ahead of fourth finishing Bolero Gar (3m Varenne). Onas Prince The Prix Cagnes sur Mer for four year olds (200,000SEK first prize, 1640 meters autostart) saw Empire (4m Vesterbo Prestige-Gossip Gal-SJs Caviar) win impressively in 1.10.7kr for Ken Ecce. This Tomas Malmqvist trainee is now two for two in 2020 and has a 9-3-0 slate in 13 career starts. He was off at 2.4/1 odds and won by eight defeating Juan Bros (4m Muscle Mass-Ziezo Buitenzorg-Uronometro) reined by trainer Alessandro Gocciadoro with third going to Osterc (4m Cantab Hall-Oh Oh Hereshecomes-Muscle Yankee) with Carl Johan Jepson up. Empire  ATG, Maharajah, Jagersro files/photos by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

April 15, 2020 - Trotting action this day at Jagersro featured two harness racing events for emerging three year olds. The first was the Tredringsstoppen (total purse 14,516€, 2140 meters autostart) and it went to 2.4/1 Revelation (3m Readly Express-Monrovie-Rite On Line) timed in 1.15.4kr for trainer/driver Per Nordstrom. This was his first 2020 start after a 1-2-1 slate in five 2019 starts. Fire Piston (3m Ready Cash-Safety Match-Spotlite Lobell) and Filibuster H (3m Great Challenger) followed the winner. The Tredringslopp (three year olds, total purse 12,367€, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) saw 15.4/1 Under Armour (3g From Above-Exciting Kronos-Viking Kronos) score in 1.17kr with trainer Conrad Lugauer at the lines. This was his first win with a second place finish in two career outings. Maroma Wibb (3f Maharajah) and Global Branding (3g Muscle Hill-Serene Yankee-Conway Hall) were second and third. On the card was also the Viking de Val (purse 11,813€, 1640 meters autostart, 10 starters) and 3.1/1 Inez Alki (5f From Above-Sarah Alki) scored for Hans Crebas who trains for owner Jefftrey Oudarmans. She defeated Sunday Sonata (5f Text Me) and Virgin Maiden (6f Credit Winner). Inez Alki On the same program the Aprilstayern (purse 12,243€, 3140 meters voltstart, eight starters) went to 8.5/1 Quite E Wood (6f Quite Easy-Musical Wood-Goetmals Wood) for trainer/driver Conrad Lugauer. Race time was 1.16.2kr. In the Fordel Ston (purse 11,813€, 2140 meters autostart, 10 starters) the 1.13.5kr timed victory went to 93/1 Xlnt Chili Tripel (9g Dream Vacation-Spring Skandal-Conway Hall) for Peter Ingves teaming for trainer Fredrik Persson. Thomas H. Hicks  

April 5, 2020 - Top harness racing action on the weekend was Saturday at Jagersro and Sunday at Umaker. First at Jagersro was the V75 Silver for a purse of 24,496€ and raced over 2140 meters autostart. Prosperous (6g Prodigious-Glorify-Super Arnie) was victorious timed in 1.13.5kr for pilot Bjorn Goop, trainer Henk Grift and owner Draviet Stables. This 3.5/1 odds winner scored from post 12 in this his fourth straight victory. Niky Flak (7g Love You) and Can Lane (7g Pastor Stephen) trailed Prosperous. On the L.C. Peterson-Broddas Minne 2020 (purse 29,272€, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters) the 4.2/1 odds Cyber Lane (7g Raja Mirchi-Sybaris Hanover-Cantab Hall) scored in 1.11.4kr with trainer Johan Untersteiner at the lines. Levaux AB owns the winner that was making his first start this year. Velvet Gio (6g Nad Al Sheba-Mind Wise As-Lemon Dra) was second for Carl Johan Jepson and Tae Kwon Deo (5m Muscle Hill-Brigham Dream-Kaisy Dream) was third for Adrian Kolgjini. Cyber Lane There were several other interesting winners on the program. Rajesh Face (7g Raja Mirchi-Nippy Girl-Ginger Somolli) took the Summer Meeting Monte (purse 8,767€, 1640 meters autostart) in a quick 1.11.8kr with Sofia Adolfsson the jockey. The Derby Trial 2020 (purse 29,271€, 2640 meters autostart, four year olds) saw a 1.15.7kr timed victory to Upset Face (4m Joke Face-Iona LB-Supergill) reined by trainer Adrian Kolghjini. Power (4m Googoo Gaagaa) was second for Robert Bergh. The Klass I event (purse 21.679€, 1640 meters autostart) went to 1.11.7kr timed and 2.1/1 odds Van Gogh ZS (6m Love You-Oyapock Oaks-Andover Hall) with trainer Robert Bergh the pilot. In an event for three-year olds (purse 12,367€, 2140 meters autostart) the 2.8/1 odds Gilmore Trot (3m Muscle Hill-Caddie Geisha-Love You) scored in 1.16.6kr for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. This was his second straight victory in as many outings. Looking ahead, on April 10 at Farjestad is the Prins Carl Philips Jubileumspokal and it has drawn ten entrants including Italy’s Varenne Fas in a likely competitive group. On April 5th racing at Umaker was center stage with a host of good races. Shown below are Amperage Hanover and the Tap In roan daughter Redhot Tap Dancer. Trotting in Sweden has continued and has drawn excellent following on the ATG and PMU networks. Resumption of racing in France has been rumored to begin April 21, however, prominent industry players question that rumor. Amperage Hanover Redhot Tap Dancer   Thomas H. Hicks  

November 23, 2019 - Harness racing two-year olds were on stage Saturday for the Gr. I National Svensk Upufodningslopning (700,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart) and the quick 1.13.4kr timed victory went to 28/1 Revelation (2m Readly Express-Monrovia-Rite On Line) with trainer Per Nordstrom at the lines. The dam also produced great trotter On Track Piraten (see below) and this winner recorded his first career victory in five outings.  The 5.1/1 Armani Decato (2g Raja Mirchi-Miss America-Lindy Lane) was second with Erik Adielsson up for trainer Svante Bath. 3.3/1 Global Badman (2m Yield Boko-Karalta Bye Bye-Donato Hanover) was third for trainer/driver Daniel Wajersten. On the Jagersro undercard Campo Bahia (4m Muscle Hill-American Dream AT-Extreme Dream) took the Johan Jacobsons Minne timed in 1.12.3kr over 2140 meters. He earned 150,000SEK with the victory for trainer/driver Conrad Lugauer. The V75 Gold Meadow Prophets Minne (200,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) saw Velvet Gio (5g Nad Al Sheba-Mind Wise As) score in 1.11.8kr for reinsman Ulf Ohlsson and trainer Magnus Dahlen. Robert Bergh was second with Mindyourvalue WF and Shadow Gar was third with Kevin Oscarsson up for trainer Jerry Riordan. Slide So Easy finished fourth for Flemming Jensen Thomas H. Hicks  

At odds of 5.8/1 Attravsersiamo (4m Kiss Francis-Rhythm Kronos-Viking Kronos) took the 2019 Svenskt TravDerby (4,000,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) at Jagersro clocked in 1.12.6kr. Erik Adielsson was the winning harness racing driver. The Svante Bath trainee by a son of Reve d’Udon won for the 12th time in 18 starts now for 8,213,500SEK in career earnings. The 25.7/1 Ferrari Sisu (4g Djali Boko) took second for Marc Elias and 14.3/1 Alone (4m Maharajah) was third with Orjan Kihlstrom driving. The 1.8/1 Campo Bahia and 5.5/1 Inti Boko were unplaced. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Saturday at Jagersro was the V75 Gold Arvid Stjernswards (200,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart, 11 starters) with victory to the 2.8/1 Dante Boko (9g Going Kronos-Margherita Rosa-Abo Volo) timed in 1.12.1kr and reined by harness racing trainer Adrian Kolgjini. 17/1 Shadow Gar (8f Pine Chip-Lady Killer Gar) took second with Christoffer Eriksson up for trainer Jerry Riordan and owner Pietro Gubellini. Third was 59/1 Art On Line (12g Rite On Line-Lass Fleur-Backstreet Guy) for pilot Carl Johan Jepson Thomas H. Hicks  

December 1, 2018 - Sweden’s oldest stake race, the Svensk Uppfodningslopning (2018), took place Saturday at Jagersro (700,000SEK to both dead heat winners, 1640 meters autostart), saw a harness racing dead heat finish. The winners were 1.13/1 By The Book (2g Googoo Gaagaa-Stellar Value-Viking Kronos) with Orjan Kihlstrom up for trainer Svante Bath and Stall Morklund HB; and 4.03/1 Belker (2m Scarlet Knight-Oki I Can-Amer I Can) driven by Torbjorn Jansson for trainer Sten Jansson and Ingels Jansson. Race time was 1.13.7kr. Third went to 13.8/1 Aetos Kronos (2m Bold Eagle-Will Of A Woman-Muscles Yankee) with Johan Untersteiner up for trainer Jerry Riordan and co-owners Team Snyder AB and Aetos Dios AB. The race was preceded by the post parade led by the 1998 race winner Revenue. The great champion still looks in superb form and he showed interest in taking on the 2018 two year olds. This is an opportunity to summarize the performances of Revenue (1996 by Reve d’Udon-Hazel Sund-Sugarcane Hanover), undefeated at two, a career winner 47 times in 110 starts for US$1,998.608, and sire of five million dollar winners including Market Share US$3,792,101, Melady’s Monet, Hot Shot Blue Chip and others. In Europe he sired Reven d’Amour, In Vain Sund, Ravello, Mafioso Face and the fine mare Tiffany Brodda. Thomas H. Hicks

Then 1.2/1 favorite Propulsion (7m Muscle Hill-Danae-Andover Hall) led throughout to score in Saturday evening’s Jagersro featured C.L. Mullers Memorial (Gr. II International, V75 Gold, purse 74,368€, 2640 meters autostart).  Orjan Kihlstrom piloted the Daniel Reden trainee that Stall Zet owns, to his eighth 2018 victory in 12 starts. His career earnings is 22,585.317SEK after the 400,000SEK first prize earned with this victory. Race time was 1.12.6kr. Propulsion now has 32 career wins in 63 starts. 11/1 Cyber Lane (5g Raja Mirchi-Sybaris Hanover-Cantab Hall) was a pocket sitting second for trainer/driver Johan Unterste iner and 36/1 Carabinieri (7m Wellino Boko-Dew Princess-JR Broline) took the third heck for trainer/driver Peter Untersteiner. Veteran On Track Piraten (10g Kool du Caux) took a run at the leader and held on for fourth ahead of Racing Mange The solid card also included the Final Breeders Course for 2018 Two Year Olds, with nine starters vying for 600,000SEK first prize in this 1640 meters autostart contest. Amelie Grif (2f Varenne-Sunrise Grif-Andover Hall) scored in that event timed in  1.13.8kr for trainer/driver Bjorn Goop and owner Ronald F. Nooteboom. Osoma (2f Trixton) took second for Peter Ingves and third was Hill Of Fame F (2m Muscle Hill) driven by Orjan Kihlstrom. Fourth was Goofy Sisu (2m Even Better Odds-Siren Hall-Striking Sahbra) driven by trainer Per Nordstrom. A small field of monte specialist battled in the Certego Stora Montepris 2018 and that went to 1.13.7kr timed Shadow Gar (7f Pine Chip-Lady Killer Gar-Varenne). Leo Abrivard was in the irons for trainer Pietro Gubellini and trainer Jerry Riordan. Shogun DK and Nantucket chased the winner home. By Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

April 14, 2018 - 2.4/1 Day Or Night In (6m Muscle Hill-Ellie America-Buvetier d’Aunou) took Saturday’s Jagersro featured L.C. Peterson Broddas 2018 V75 Gold (200,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) reined by harness racing driver Johan Untersteiner and clocked in 1.11.7kr. The winner now has three 2018 wins in as many starts and 14 career victories in 37 outings. 2.3/1 Dante Boko (8g Going Kronos-Margherita Rose-Abo Volo) was second for trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini and 14.3/1 Mindyourvalue WF was home third for Robert Bergh. The winner earned a spot in the Olympiatravet at Aby, a Gr. I event, along with previously named or earned spots to On Track Piraten, Ringostarr Treb, Zenit Brick, Lionel and Takethem. On the undercard at Jagersro was the V75 Silver (purse 150,000SEK to winner, 2140 meters autostart) and 3.7/1 Rajesh Face (5m Raja Mirchi-Nippy Girl-Ginger Somolli) scored for Lutfi Kolgjini, also trainer, timed in1.12kr. 3.9/1 Mister Crowe (8m Conway Hall-Somack-Mack Lobell) was second for Johnny Takter with third to 13.7/1 Springover driven by Peter Untersteiner. The winner scored in this his first 2018 appearances and he now has 11 career wins in 28 outings. The Breeders Course (three year olds, first final, 100,000SEK to winner, 1640 meters autostart) went to 1.14.5kr timed and 1.1/1 favorite Smokin Joe (3m Lavec Kronos-Knowledge Face-Viking Kronos) for Lutfi Kolgjini. 7.4/1 Paladin (3m Lavec Kronos-Damaniscotta-Andover Hall) was second for Roger Malmqvist. Earlier on the card the Olympiamonten (50,000SEK to winner, 1640 meters autostart) went to Italy’s 1.3/1 Radieux (8g Love You-Dordogne-Viking Kronos) with Sofia Adolfsson in the irons for trainer Lutfi Kolgini. Scuderia Louisiana SRL bred this winner that scored in 1.12.4kr. Thomas H. Hicks  

September 3, 2017 - Jagersro hosted today’s Swedish Derby events, first the Gr.I national Broline Filly Derby (mares, purse €204,800, 2140 meters autostart, 12 starters). 3/5 favorite Cash Crowe (4f Ready Cash-Giant Crowe-Gigant Neo) prevailed timed in 1.11.59kr for driver Johnny Takter and trainer Petri Puro.  PP Trav AB owns the winner, now with 10 career wins in only 12 starts. The two length victor won over 14/1 Mulligan (4f Maharajah-Music la Mark) for Thomas Uhrberg, also owner/trainer. 45/1 Unique Juni (4f Uptown Yankee-Staro Unique) took third for driver Peter Untersteiner and trainer H.R. Stromberg. The Gr. I National Svenskt Trav Derby (males, purse €409,600, 2640 meters autostart, 12 starters) went to 1.12.8kr timed and 27.4/1 Cyber Lane (4g Raja Mirchi-Sybaris Hanover). Johan Untersteiner trains and drove the winner for Levaux AB. 12/1 Monark Newwen (4m Orlando Vici-Lady Value) was next for trainer/driver Fredrik Persson ahead of 8/1 Global Trustworthy (4m Muscle Hill-Trophy Stand) and Jorma Kontio for trainer Timo Nurmos. 1.2/1 Rajesh Face was fifth and 5.6/1 Policy of Truth was eighth. At Craon France was the Trophee Vert Prix V and B (purse €80,000, 2775 meters distance handicap, 13 starters) and the 1.20.5kr timed winner on the rain affected grass was 20/1 Vulcania de Godrel (8f Memphis du Rib-Julietta) reined by Eric Raffin. This was the day’s Quinte+ event. 7.6/1 Uniflosa Bella (9f Jag de Bellouet-Koctiflosa Bella) was second for Antoine Wiels and trainer/owner Jean Paul Marmion. Third was 4/1 Baxter du Klau (6g Oiseau de Feux-Imia Josselyn) handled by J-M Bazire for trainer J.M. Baudouin. Well regarded Tresor Wic was 11th, Bugsy Malone was a dq when making a tired break when challenged in the lane, at 3/5 odds, and All Feeling was sixth. In the absence of reportedly retired Timoko, the Wolvega featured Grand Prix de Victoria Park (Gr. II, purse €50,000, 2600 meters) went to 6.3/1 Beau Gamin (6g Quinoa du Gers-Cadette) handled by Hugo Langeweg Jr. for trainer Sebastien Guarato for owner J.M. Rancoule. Timed in 1.14kr this winner defeated 14/1 Truman Dairpet (10f Biesolo-Heloise Poterie) and pilot Piet Van Pollaert. Third was 1.9/1 favorite Uppercut de Manche (9g Neutron du Cebe-Nuit de Manche) for driver Damien Bonne and trainer Thierry Raffegeau. The 7/2 odds Swedishman was a dq. Yesterday at Lahto FI was the Suomalginen Derby worth €150,000 to the winner of this 2650 meter test. The 1.13.3kr clocked winner was Benjamin Evo (4m Kadabra-China Tea Party-Muscles Yankee) handled by trainer Veijo Hesikanen. Next Direction (4g Orlando Vici-Be My Luxx) was next for Iikka Nurmonen and third was Obrigado (4g Orlando Vici-Oona Cloud) piloted by Antti Teivainen. Thomas H. Hicks    

April 8, 2017 - Veteran classmaster Spring Erom (12m Gentle Star-Springflickan-Prince Mystic) took today’s harness racing featured V75 Gold LC Peterson-Broddas (2140 meters autostart, 150,000SEK to the winner) at Jagersro. Timed in 1.11.3kr and driven by Christoffer Eriksson, for trainer Dan Widegren and Stall Sten Nilsson AB, Gentle Star recorded his 30th career victory in 96 starts for 7,403,000SEK earned. The 9/1 veteran bested 18/1 Vasterboonthenews (9g Credit Winner-Sandra Dime-Alf Palema), with Peter Untersteiner up. 14/1 Fire To The Rain (6g Yankee Glide-Adelaide Hall-Conway Hall) took third for pilot Peter Ingves and trainer Reijo Liljendahl. The 1.3/1 favorite Mosaique Face (8m Classic Photo-Iona LB-Conway Hall) was fourth for trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini. The Jagersro card also included the Derby Trial 2017 (purse 100,000SEK to the winner, 2640 meters) and 1.4/1 Rajesh Face (4m Raja Mirchi-Nippy Girl-Ginger Somolli) scored for trainer/driver Lutfi Kolgjini and Tommy Nilsson Holding, the owner. 10/1 Springfield (4m Joke Face-Honey Lavec-Malabar Man) was second for Johnny Takter and trainer Lars Nilsson. The 1.12.6kr timed winner scored for the sixth time in his 16 race career, now with 471,000SEK earned. Today’s Jagersro V75 Silver (125,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) went to 1.7/1 DD’s Hitman (6m Donato Hanover-Deedee’s Destiny-Muscles Yankee) timed in 1.11.7kr for Johnny Takter. Petri Puro, of Commander Crowe fame, trains the Hitman. Earlier the Monte Final (purse 40,000SEK to the winner, 1640 meters autostart) went to 1.12.2kr timed and 6.3/1 Olympic Kronos (9g Viking Kronos-Ebony Kronos-Pine Chip). Lutfi Kolgjini trains the winner and Stephanie Werder was the jockey. 2.2/1 Tano Bork (7g Great Challenger-Frederikke Bork-New Quick) was second for Christina Lindhardt. Today at Roma Capannelle the Premio Terzo Anniversario (purse €11,000, 1640 meters autostart) went to 1.12.0kr timed Vitruvio (3m Adrian Chip-Tigre OM-Zebu) reined by Allessandro Gocciadoro. Valerio Font (3m Conway Hall-Margy d’Alfa) and Victor dei Ronchi (3m Exploit Caf-Filu’of Brown-Lemon Dra) were second and third for pilots Baldi and Bellei. Tomorrow at Beaumont de Lomagne will be the Grand Prix d’Ardeuil Aoc Buzet (purse €28,000, 2550 meters distance handicap, 18 European starters) that includes some hard-hitting contestants with recent races in Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Hungary and France. Thomas H. Hicks

December 14, 2016 - Wednesday’s Fyraaringstoppen (purse 128,200SEK, 2140 meters autostart) at Jagersro went to 1.13.5kr timed Treasure Kronos (4f Raja Mirchi-Glide About-Yankee Glide) trained by Jerry Riordan and reined by Christoffer Eriksson. Another Riordan trainee finished second, that being Twister Bi (4m Varenne-Lorraine Bi-Lemon Dra) reined by Thomas Uhrberg. Aaron The Baron ended third. Another 128,400SEK purse event was for aged mares raced over 2140 meters. Rainbow Of Nando (6f RC Royalty-Isidora-Pine Chip) scored clocked in 1.16kr for driver Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Sofia Aronsson. Alva Garbo (6f Kadabra-Sunrise As-Varenne) was second for teamster Erik Adielsson and trainer Svante Bath. At Solvalla was the 2016 Fryraringslopp (200,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) for mares. The 1.15.2kr winner was 3.25/1 Oceanic Clearance(4f Scarlet Knight-Hermit Lady-Express Ride). Orjan Kihlstrom was the reinsman for breeder/trainer/owner Stefan Melander. 2.75/1 X=Zumburella (4f Diesel Don-Zumurrud-Ride The Night) was second for Tommi Nikkola and Ice Wine (4f Yankee Glide-Sugar Sample-Mack Lobell) landed the third spot. 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

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