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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

May 4, 2019 - Zeal di Girifalco (4m Igor Font-Invicta d’Italie-Varenne) took today’s harness racing featured Dr. Tamas Borostyankoy (two eliminations for 500,000Huf purse raced over 1800 meters autostart, 1,800,000Huf purse final raced over 1960 meters distance handicap) at Kincsem Park.  Zeal, off at 3/2 odds, won his elimination timed in a quick 1.16.8kr considering a heavy, rain-soaked track, with Veljko Mazsity the driver/trainer. He recorded his second 2019 win in as many starts in defeating Ujrazz! (6m Maximus Lindy) with Laszlo Kolozsi up and Timoko RL (6m Doctor Sugar RL) with Robert Varhidi at the lines. Zeal di Girifalco (elim 1) The second elimination saw 2.4/1 Villam Ville (5g Beissinger Hanover-Izaville-Endless Sands) score in 1.17.4kr for trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji. He too has two wins in two starts in 2019. Henrik Ibsen AT (m Worship) was second in this elim with Csaba Lakatos aboard and third went to Sanger MS (9g Victory Scream) for driver Boris Kecenovic. Villam Ville (elim 2) The final of the Borostyankoy Handicap saw 1.3/1 Zeal di Girifalco (4m Igor Font) score easily for Veljko Mazsity timed in 1.19.4kr on the heavy going. 14.8 Ujrazz! (6m Maximus Lindy) was second for Laszlo Kolozsi and Villam Ville (5g Beissinger Hanover)at 5.9/1 odds was third for Goran Zolnaji. The veteran class masters competed in the Lajos Matucza Memorial (purse 1,000,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart, 11 starters – starting car not used due to track conditions). The 1.18.4kr timed victory went to 2.4/1 Aileron (7g Scarlet Knight-Quacelle-Jackpot du Relais) reined by Imre Fazekas for Prolongo Trading and trainer Jozsef Rutkai. Aileron won for second time in three 2019 starts. 56/1 Super Bull (8m Yankee Slide-What A Toy-Alf Palema) was second ahead of 20/1 Time To Say Goodbye (7m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian). Aileron handled the muddy conditions with perfection. Aileron Three year olds were on center stage for the Laszlo Ferge Memorial (purse 1,800,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) with the 1.21.2kr timed victory going to 23.5/1 Apollo Creed (3m Vioxx SR-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian). Lajos Marton teamed his trainee to the victory, overcoming a 20 meter handicap. 53/1 Aron K (3m Yankee Mustang-Klementine-LV Glory Bound) took second for trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji and 6/1 Inez Foxx AT (3f Amiral Sunday-Impromtu Hall-Like A Prayer) was third with Boris Kecenovic up for trainer Csaba Lakatos. Ann Bella M (3f Cigar Dan-Malhana Serey) was fourth for Branislav Mukity, this one also faced with a 20 meter handicap. Apollo Creed Thomas H. Hicks  

April 20, 2019 - The capable harness racing veteran Ubu Kiraly (6m Vioxx SR-Helikan-Awesome Goal), off at 6.9/1, took today’s Kincsem Park featured Soldo DIJ (600,000Huf purse, 1900 meters autostart) with Lajos Marton the pilot. He was clocked in 1.16.3kr and closed out the verdict with a powerful stretch charge for his first 2019 win in this his second appearance. Even-money favorite Uran Lady (6f Maximus Lindy-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) set the pace and gamely held second ahead of 11/1 Urzulina (6f Maximus Lindy-Cicciolina Fling-Supergill) with Csaba Lakatos at the lines, 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

Aileron (7g Scarlet Knight-Quacelle-Jackpot de Relais) took today’s featured Janos Brody Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap, 12 entrants with one scratch) timed in 1.16.1kr.   The recent harness racing import from France (last start at Vincennes February 21) was reined by Imre Fazekas for trainer Jozsef Rutkai for owner Prolongo. Aileron, off at 2.2/1 odds, overcame a 20 meter penalty, quickly caught his rivals and raced in the death seat before moving to the front entering the final turn from which he moved to an eventual three length score.   The 20 meter handicapped and 11.4/1 Victory Knick (7g Cantab Hall-Lapponia Knick-Lindy’s Crown) rallied late for second with Joze Sagaj aboard for trainer Emil Csordas.   Third was 2/1 Timoteo (7m Abano As-Ghirlanda As-Diamond Way) reined by Veljko Mazsity up. Milliondollar Lux and game pacesetter Sanger Ms took the fourth and fifth purse checks.   Unfortunately this classic race resulted in fines and suspensions for irregular whipping and failure to comply with post parade instructions.   The winner was ordered to inspection for doping.   There were two interesting races on the undercard. The Koppany DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) went to 1.6/1 favorite Urzulina (6f Maximus Lindy-Cicciolina Fling-Supergill) from post one timed in 1.20.6kr with Csaba Lakatos up. Kabala Menes Kft bred this winner.   Urzulina         -Kincsem Park photo   On a sad note, the exceptional Supergill (1985 by Super Bowl-Winky’s Gill-Bonefish) died this week in Italy at age 34. He was a US$500,000 yearling in 1986 and stood at stud for six years at Castleton Farm before export to Italy. Supergill (3, 1:53.3; US$664,194), an eight time winner in 22 starts at age two and three (at two, winner of Peter Haughton Memorial, second in E H Harriman Challenge Cup; at three, second in Breeders' Crown, Stanley Dancer Trot, third in World Trotting Derby), was a sire titan.   He sired sons who also were successful in the breeding barn, like Malabar Man, Toss Out, the sire of Robert Bi, and Current Cast, but also the world record filly Giant Diablo, dam of D’One.   Supergill is probably one of the best broodmare sires in recent years, with horses like Mosaique Face, Blur, Civil Action, Corleone Kosmos, More Chips, Look MP, Jalopy (dam of Panne de Moteur), Egon Lavec, Tycoon Conway Hall, Ravenna, Occhione Jet, First Lavec, and Couch Doctor.   Supergill at his Italian Home Stud Allevamenti Toniatti   Earlier in the Ali DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 2400 meters autostart) saw 4.9/1 Iago d’Amore (3m Mago d’Amore-Indyran-Uronometro) score an impressive 1.16.5kr victory in his first 2019 appearance. Mitja Slavic teamed the Zoltan Ozvar trainee that Branislav Mukity bred in Szerbia. He was away second behind the previously unbeaten Longines (5f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor) that Andrea Fazekas drove for trainer Imre Fazekas, also making her first 2019 start, after recording ten straight wins in 2017-2018. Longines led until mid-stretch when Iago d’Amore powered past for a four length score.   Thomas H. Hicks

March 9, 2019 - Saturday’s Kincsem Park harness racing featured trot was the Ezerjo DIJ (purse 600,000€, 2400 meters autostart, seven starters) and the 1.17.2kr timed winner was 2.3/1 odds Zseda (4f Frullino Jet-Filigran-Witsends Speedy) reined by Csaba Lakatos. He co-owns the winner with Napsugar and Zseda was bred by Kabala Menes Kft. The 5/2 second favorite Disney HR (6f Light Up de Vonnas-Times-SJs Photo) was second for Balazs Juhasz and third went to 3.4/1 Timoko RL (6m Doctor Sugar RL-Triestina-Golden Goal). Trotting action resumes on March 17 and that program includes the fast class Janos Brody Memorial. Below are the remaining fast class events scheduled for 2019 including the Magyar Trotting Derby on June 30th. Zseda Thomas H. Hicks

March 2, 2019 - Saturday’s Kincsem Park harness racing program featured the Tavaszi Handicap (purse 1,100,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap. The 3.8/1 Asterix Evo (7m Broadway Hall-Rompaway Quincy-Tabor Lobell) scored timed in 1.21.1kr with Sandor Turbucz driving for trainer Laszlo Kolozsi, his second victory in three 2019 starts. 3.1/1 Kelvin AT (6m Even Better Odds-Keystone Bluejay-Sierra Kosmos) was second with trainer Csaba Lakatos aboard. The 20 meter handicapped and 8.8/1 odds Uncia (6f Medic Hanover-Fenicia-Yankee Yankee) took third with Branislav Mukity at the lines. Asterix Evo The top undercard race was the Pipacsos DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters) with the veteran Sanger MS (9g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) victorious at 8.1/1 odds, timed in 1.18.1kr. Goran Zolnajz was the driver and also the trainer of Sanger MS that now has three 2019 wins in as many starts. 2.1/1 favorite Rocky HR (7m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) was second with trainer Balazs Juhasz aboard and 16.3/1 Oldtimer Diamant (9g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) took the third check with Andor Angyal driving for trainer Emil Csordas. Sanger MS Also on the wagering card was the Uveg Tigris DIJ (400,000Huf purse, 1900 meters autostart) and the 1.1/1 favorite Queen Of Korea BD (4f Korean-Queen Cape) prevailed timed in 1.20.7kr for Goran Zolnaji aboard. The Korean daughter, he the sire of now US based Sebastian K, was bred in Romania by Albisor Marius. Of particular interest this day was the reappearance of undefeated Longines (5f Conway Hall-Kentucky Love Song-Valley Victor) that Gyorgy Horvath piloted in a qualifying event. The Imre Fazekas trainee scored in 1.17.5kr on the front from the first step off the gate as she won by some 20 lengths. This fine mare was bred in Germany by Munster based Kornelius Heitmann, and she posted three wins in the fall of her three year old year and another seven straight at age four. Thomas H. Hicks  

The season’s first major harness racing trotting event at Kincsem Park was Saturday’s Geza Sennyey Memorial (purse 1,500,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart, 11 starters) that saw 8.5/1 Pierra del Bar (10f Abano As-Exile Bar-Muscles Yankee) make a three wide move in the final bend and draw off for a 1.15.7kr timed victory with Imre Fazekas aboard. Zoltan Ozvar trains and owns the classy mare that defeated Part Two (10f Offshore Dream-Bel Ditto-Wired Pine) with Attila Budai the reinsman. Rocky HR (7m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) was third for pilot Balazs Juhasz. Milady Amok and Tennessee Effe completed the top five. Race time was just shy of the 1.15.6kr record of 2011 set by Imike.Pierra del Bar The prior winners of this race since 2009 are shown below along with the program page. The undercard featured the Globus DIJ (purse 600,000, 1800 meters autostart), named for the 2009 winner of the Geza Sennyey Memorial, with 9.7/1 Salihamidzic (8m Wall Street Banker-Heliken-Awesome Goal) the winner timed in 1.17kr for trainer/driver Lajos Marton. The 4.5/1 Under World (6g Racino-Aba-Yankee Class) was second for Joze Sagaj, the pilot for trainer Emil Csordas, and third was 18.9/1 Ugyeska (6f Ata Star L) with Sandor Varga aboard. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

February 9, 2019 - Trots at Kincsem Park on a perfect sunny day saw the Deer Dust Handicap (purse 400,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) go to the game 1.7/1 favorite Titan Ville (7g Noir Desir-Izaville-Endless Sands) that overcame a 20 meter penalty to win for  trainer Imre Fazekas. Titan Ville went from last to first, was passed in the lane before battling back to win. Race time was 1.18.8kr. 9/1 Prometheus (10m Fabulous-Istis Toujou-Dylan Lobel) was second for teamster Kalman Papp, and third went to 12.6/1 Serafina Ketti (8f Farketti-Biz-Taurard) for Adel Szeanovitz, driving for trainer Judit Kelle. Titan Ville The Laszlo Tolnay Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 2560 meters distance handicap) was another hard fought finish, this one between two tablemates. The winner was 10.7/1 Timoko RL (6m Doctor Sugar RL-Triestina) with trainer Robert Varhidi aboard, up in the final strides to defeat 1./1 favorite Villeneave (5m Pilgrims Taj-Brise Emma-Brise Robatto) with this Varhidi trainee handled by Gyorgy Horvath. 15/1 Oldtimer Diamant (9g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) was third in a photo, overcoming a 20 meter handicap, for Andor Angyal. Timoko RL Thomas H. Hicks    

Saturday’s harness racing trotting action at Kincsem Park in Budapest featured the Imike DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap, nine starters).  The 4.1/1 second choice Sanger MS (9g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) scored on the front end for trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji timed in 1.21.6kr, his second straight victory. The 1.7/1 favorite and 20 meter handicapped Victory Knick (7g Cantab Hall-Lappenic Knick-Lindy’s Crown) was a fast closing second for Istvan Papp, ahead of 10.3/1 Oldtimer Diamant (9g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) reined by Andor Angyal.  The undercard featured the Betolakodo DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) went to the 1.2/1 favorite Rocky HR (7m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) teamed with trainer Balazs Juhasz, timed in 1.19.7kr, for his 13th win in 41 HU starts. The 31.9/1longshot Kings Call (5g Sjs Photo-Marina Eme-Adams Hall) was second for Istvan Papp and third went to 15.9/1 Betty Evo (6f Orlando Vici) with Laszlo Kolozsi aboard. The same day trotting action was at Aby (SWE) as their V75 races took place. The featured V75 Gold Gr. II International (400,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters) was won by the 3.4/1 Sorbet (8m Super Photo Kosmos-Altar Bound-Supergill) handled by Orjan Kihlstrom for trainer Daniel Reden. Sorbet won for the 12th time in 44 starts timed today in 1.13.7kr. 12.1/1 Nimbus CD (9g Mythical Lindy-Kiss Of Life-Tenor de Baune) took second for trainer/driver Robert Bergh. Third went to 25.1/1 Timone EK (7m Mr. Vic-Gemona-Lemon Dra) reined by Thomas Uhrberg for trainer Jerry Riordan. The 2.1/1 favorite Zenit Brick was sixth. Also at Aby the V75 Silver (300,000SEK to the winner, 2140 meters autostart) went to 1.14.5kr timed and 10.6/1 Erik Sting (7g Sam Bourbon-Hottentott-Zoot Suit) also reined by Kihlstrom and this one trained by Timo Nurmos. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

January 27, 2019 - Racing and wagering harness racing action returned on Sunday to Kincsem Park following their December 31 Festival. The return coincided with the Prix d’Amerique and wagering options were in part synched to the big race in Paris. Program cover page follows. The top races at Kincsem Park were the Evnyito DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and the January Handicap (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart). The former went to 9/2 odds Ujrazz (6m Maximus Lindy-Gyorjuli!) with trainer Laszlo Kolozsi up. Kabala Menes Kft bred the winner that was timed in 1.17.6kr. 2/1 Rocky HR (7m Roc de Montfort-Times-Sjs Photo) was second for Andrea Fazekas and third went to 7.1/1 Timoko RL (6m Doctor Sugar RL-Triestina-Golden Goal) reined by trainer Robert Varhidi. Ujrazz The top undercard race was the January Handicap and veteran classmaster Sanger MS (9g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) scored on the front end at 2.2/1 odds. Andor Angyal teamed the Goran Zolnaji trainee that was timed in 1.18.8kr. 26.5/1 odds Ugyeske (6f Ata Star L-Franciska-Witsends Speedy) was second for driver Balint Nyilasi and trainer Laszlo Kolozsi. The 2.6/1 second choice Utodlo (6m Maximus Lindy-Juss-Valley Guardian) was third handled by amateur pilot Tamas Tanczer for trainer Zoltan Horvath. Sanger MS Of interest regarding Hungarian trotting was a purchase at Arqana-Trot Prix d’Amerique Sale on Friday evening. A lot offered by Philippe Allaire was acquired for 27,000€ by Prolongo Import Export Kft that campaigns for Joszef Rutkai at Kincsem Park. He has previously made purchases in Paris such as the good Conway Hall son What A Man. This one, the five year old stallion Dhitkti Vedaquais, was an excellent three year old in France and has earned 358,350€ as a groupe I and II winner. He was unraced in 2017, but returned in 2018 and was winless in eight starts. Dhikti Vedaquais Qualifié 27/11/2015 - GROSBOIS - Attelé - 1'19"0 Musique (18) 7a 8a 8a Da 8m 5m 8a 7a ra (16) 1m Sexe M Année de naissance 2013 Robe BAI Victoires 5 Crack Series 5236ème Gains 358 350 € Record 1'12"9 Père THORENS VEDAQUAIS Mère MARIE BLANQUE Eleveur Jean Pierre GUAY Entraineur P. ALLAIRE Propriétaire P. ALLAIRE   Thomas H. Hicks  

December 31, 2018 - Perhaps the best annual New Year’s Eve celebration of harness racing took place at Kincsem Park. The event featuring racing, entertainment, food and family fun was well-presented and well-attended in a nice evening for the fans. https://lovifogadas.hu/web/data/uturf/ugeto_2018_12_31.pdf The Kincsem Park trotting features included the Tamas Pinter Memorial (purse 1,600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart, 14 starters) that saw 25/1 Tangelic (6f Incredible Cole-Malhana Serey-Malhana Sacha) score timed in 1.17.8kr with amateur driver Sandor Hegedus aboard for trainer Laszlo Kolozsi. 13.8/1 Betty Evo (5f Orlando Vici-Grant Me Glory-Yankee Glide) was second driven by trainer Laszlo Kolozsi, and third went to 3/1 Under World (5g Racino) with trainer Emil Csordas up. Tangelic Also for a 1.6Huf million purse was the Pancho DIJ (1900 meters autostart, 10 starters) and the 1.18.3kr timed victory went to 5.8/1 Zapato (3m Frullino Jet-Diatomea PL-Friendly Face) by a short nose, with trainer Tibor Hajnal driving. Napsugar et.al. owns the winner that was bred by Kabala Menes Kft. 2.9/1 Rocky HR (6m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) was a just-missed second for  trainer Balazs Juhasz. Third went to 9.2/1 Disney HR (5f Light Up de Vonnas-Times-SJs Photo). Zapato (inside) The big evening feature was the 2.1Huf million purse Lovaregyleti DIJ (2560 meters distance handicap, nine starters). 18.9/1 outsider  Vital RG (4m SJs Photo-Vitesse OR-Indro Park) staged a furious stretch run that resulted in a 1.19.3kr victory for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. Aquadrom Kft bred and co-owns the winner that defeated 2.7/1 Henrik Ibsen AT (6m Worship-Her Own Child-Imposant Sund) that Hajnal trains and Csaba Lakatos drove. 3.7/1 Vortice Bi (4m Toss Out-Rhode Island Bi-Equinox Bi) was third for Imre Fazekas ahead of Unique Vil (5m Conway Hall) and the 20 meter handicapped Velvet Dancer. Vital RG A number of 2018 award winner were named including amateur driver Tamas Tanczer (nine wins in 30 starts), breeder Kabala Menes Kft (76 wins for over 48Huf million earned), owner Hico Verseny (36 wins for over 21Huf million) and horse of the year Veronica Fling (6,780,000Huf earned). The event was exceptionally promoted and may serve as a roadmap for the future in other markets. Thomas H. Hicks

December 26, 2018 - 10/1 Turaco Jet (6m Naglo-Fenice Jet-Park Avenue Joe) rallied in late lane for harness racing trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal to win the day’s featured Paulovitz Memorial (purse 800,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) at Kincsem Park. Race time was 1.18.2kr and Turaco recorded his first win in Hungary in eight appearances. 7/2 odds Sanger MS (8g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) was a close second for driver Andor Angyal and trainer Goran Zolnaji. Third home was the 4/1 Titan Ville (6g Noir Desir-Izaville-Endless Sands) with Imre Fazekas driving. Fazekas was back with a victory in the undercard’s Istvan Vicen Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) driving the 3/2 favorite Iago d’Amore (4m Mayo d’Amore-Indyran-Uronometro) clocked in 1.18.5kr. The victory was his third in four 2018 starts in HU. 2/1 Disney HR (5f Light Up de Vonnas-Times-SJs Photo) was second with Gyorgy Farkas driving and third was 8.8/1 Betty Evo (5f Orlando Vici-Grant Me Glory-Yankee Glide) handled by Laszlo Kolozsi. Two-year olds were back in action in the Nyeretiem Ketevesek (purse 500,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) and the 1.21.6kr timed winner was the fast finishing 20.8/1 outsider Sugar Babe AT (2f Amiral Sund-Silent Yankee-Yankee Glide) in her first career start for money. Csaba Lakatos teamed the Tibor Hajnal to the victory. 7.8/1 Anasztazia (2f Com Muscle-Keep Smiling-Valley Guardian) was second for Lajos Marton and third was 2.7/1 Atomanti M (2m Cigar Dan-Step By Step-Allison Hollow) with Branislav Mukity at the lines. The New Year’s Eve festival and racing, dance, music, food and beverage in late in the planning stage and expects to draw its usual full house. Be there for a great time and to applaud the 2018 racing stalwarts. Thomas H. Hicks

December 15, 2018 - Saturday’s snowy Kincsem Park trots featured the Ketevcsek Versenye for harness racing two year olds (800,000Huf purse, 1960 meters distance handicap). The 40 meter handicapped and even-money favorite did not disappoint as Ann Bella M (2f Cigar Dan-Malhana Serey-Malhana Sascha) scored for trainer/driver Branislav Mukity timed in 1.26.6kr. This filly now has four wins and two placings in six career starts. Stablemate Atomantic M (2m Cigar Dan-Step By Step-Allison Hollow) was second at 4.6/1 with Sandor Varga teaming for trainer Mukity. 16/1 Alom Szepe (2f Calypso Capar) took third for Andrea Nagyvary. The co-featured Mikulasgyar DIJ (800,000Huf purse, 1800 meters repulostart – no starting gate). The 1.19.8kr timed winner was 30.6/1 Rocky HR (6m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) with Andrea Fazekas driving for trainer Balazs Juhasz. This consistent campaigner earned his seventh win in 17 starts this year, plus seven placings. 5.1/1 Villeneuve (4m Pilgrims Taj) and 7.6/1 Under World (5g Racino) trailed the winner. Thomas H. Hicks

Salome’ Bar (7f Ganymede-Acquavita Bar-Crowning Point) took Saturday’s Kincsem Park featured Feiser Memorial (purse 800,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) timed in 1.18.9kr. The 2.2/1 favorite was reined by Bernadett Balogh for trainer Jozsef Rutkai. The winner rallied from far back, journeyed three wide in the last bend and drew off to an easy victory, defeating 14.8/1 Dabano As (7m Abano As) with Csaba Lakatos up for trainer Tibor Hajnal. Third was the 2.6/1 second choice Sanger Ms (8g Victory Scream) handled by Goran Zolnaji. The undercard was highlighted by the Palmyra DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and the 1.2/1 favorite Iago d’Amore (4m Mago d’Amore-Indyran-Uronometro) scored easily for driver Imre Fazekas and trainer Zoltan Ozvar. Race time was 1.17kr. 14.1/1 Rocky HR (6m Roc de Montfort) was second driven by Balazs Juhasz and third went to 56.4/1 odds outsider Timoko RL (5m Doctor Sugar RL) for trainer/driver Robert Varhidi. The same day action was at Bergsaker SWE with their V5 Gold Hilda Zolnetts (200,000SEK to the winner, 2640 meters autostart) won by the 1.24/1 favorite Zenit Brick (7g Make It Happen-Exc Svard-Super Arnie) with Mika Forss driving. Timo Nurmos trains the now the 21 time winner in 69 starts for 4,507,396SEK earned. Race time was 1.16kr. Zenit Brick has won three of his last four outings. 9.4/1 veteran On Track Piraten (10g Kool du Caux) took second for driver Oskar J. Andersson and trainer Hans R. Stromberg, ahead of 91/1 West Wing (10g Steinlager) reined by Tomas Pettersson. Digital Ink and Mind Your Face completed the top five. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

December 1, 2018 - Saturday’s featured Baka Handicap (purse 1,200,000Huf, 4200 meters distance handicap) at Kincsem Park is an annual marathon harness racing classic. This year’s edition was highly competitive, with the blanket finish uncovering the 10.2/1 odds winner Wonderchild (4m Miguel Duhamel-Klarissza-Valley Guardian) reined by his trainer Goran Zolnaji. Race time was 1.24.3kr and second behind the 60 meter handicapped winner was another 60 meter penalized performer, 8.7/1 Volcano Boy (4m Tony Oaks-Oracle-Lindy Lane) with trainer Tibor Hajnal up. Third was the 40 meter penalized and 5.5/.1 odds Timiko (6m What A Man-Gesa-Rendfonok) handled by trainer Kalman Papp. Two year olds contested the Nyeretlen Ketevesek (purse 500,000Hufm 1900 meters autostart) with victory to 4.4/1 Sabath Black AT (2m Amiral Sund-Simb Lorrikeet-Pearsall Hanover) timed in 1.20.8kr and reined by trainer Tibor Hajnal. The 61.8/1 outsider Atom Maki (2m PJ Punjab-Gese-Rendtonok) was second for Gabor Zalai and third was 2.9/1 Atomarti M (2m Cigar Dan-Step By Step-Allison Hollow) with  Branislav Mukity aboard. Fast class aged performers contested the Oroghaza Varos Nagydija (purse 800,000Huf, 1960 meters autostart) with victory to 6.5/1 Ubu Kiraly (5m Vioxx SR-Helikon-Awesome Goal) timed in 1.17.8kr and reined by trainer Lajos Marton for owner Amma I. 2.3/1 Henrik Ibsen AT (6m Worship-Her Own Child) took second for Tibor Hajnal and third was 4.4/1 Sanger MS (6g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) with Goran Zolnaji driving. Thomas H. Hicks

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