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Bonus RG Wins Exploit Caf DIJ at Kincsem Park Two year olds contested the Exploit Caf DIJ at Kincsem Park on Saturday with 11 hopefuls at the start for the 1800 meter autostart course with a 400,000Huf purse. The 5.8/1 odds winner was Bonus RG (2m Racino-Victory Van Bene-Diablo Va Bene) clocked in 1.23.3kr with Andor Angyal aboard for trainer Goran Zolnaji. Bonus RG was up in the final stride to defeat pacesetting Baraka SS (2f Penne de Moteur-Wale-Center Field) reined by Emil Csordas with third to Bubajos (2f Vanito-Stellina Mia-Buzz Saw) teamed with Ferenc Nagy II. The card also showcased victories by Urzulina and Unika Vik. Urzulina (6f Maximus Lindy-Ciccolina Fling-Supergill) was off at 2.8/1 and scored in 1.16.6kr for trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos in the Commander Crowe Handicap (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). Unika Vik (6f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) also was off at 2.8/1 and her 1.17.1kr victory was in the Korean DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and Andrea Fazekas teamed this Goran Zolnaji trainee. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Saturday’s Kincsem Park featured Istvan Szent DIJ (purse 2,000,000HUf, 1960 meters distance handicap) is raced over two heats with best in summary determining the end result. The 60 meter handicapped Ujrazz! (6m Maximus Lindy-Gyorrulj!-Witsend’s Speedy) won the first harness racing heat timed in 1.15.9kr with Laszlo Kolozsi at the lines, his fourth 2019 victory. He bested Aronville (3g Calypso Capar-Saraville-What A Man) with Imre Fazekas up. Zapato was third for Tibor Hajnal.  The second heat went to 1.16.5kr timed and 60 meter handicapped Ubu Kiraly (6m Vioxx SR-Helikon-Awesome Goal) with Lajos Marton aboard. Aronville was second and first heat winner Ujrazz! took third. This enabled Ujrazz! to be best in summary ahead of Ubu Kiraly and Aronville. Kabala Menes Kft bred the winner. The program also included the Laszlo Roszehi-Kiovacs Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 2500 meters) and 4.1/1 Disney HR (6f Light Up de Vonnas-Times-SJs Photo) was a 1.18.1kr timed winner with Andrea Fazekas aboard for trainer Balazs Juhasz. She rallied three wide from fifth with 600 meters remaining for the victory. The trainer teamed stablemate Rocky HR (7m Roc de Montfort-Times-SJs Photo) to a second place finish and Zseda (4f Frullino Jet-Filigran-Witsends Speedy) was third for Csaba Lakatos. The day’s co-featured Janos Szalay Memorial (two-year olds, purse 1,100,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) saw 2.9/1 Bazsiville (2g Calypso Capar-Izaville-Endless Sands) easily score timed in 1.21.1kr for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. This slick gaited colt rallied in the final turn and moved clear in the lane. Mangoraja (2m Maharajah-Savaflickan-Lord Of All) took the second check with Csaba Lakatos teaming for trainer/owner Jozsef Rutkai. Third went to Brom Lady (2f Maximus Lindy-Titan Lady-Ata Star L) with trainer Balazs Juhasz at the lines. Unika Vik (6f Cantab Hall-Nashville OM-Uronometro) was off at 1.6/1 and looked the part winning the Falany Handicap (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters) timed in 1.17.7kr. Andor Angyal piloted the winner that defeated King’s Call (6g SJs Photo-Marina Eme-Adams Hall) with Emese Vezer aboard and Oldtimer Diamant (9g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) was third for Emil Csordas. The Kincsem Park hosted annual yearling sale is set for September 28 with the entrants listed below. Kabala Menes Kft sends 12 to the event, they being the leading HU breeder most years. Check with www.ugeto.com for updates. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

Saturday trotting action was led by the featured Jungfrau DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) name after an exceptionally productive Hungarian trotting broodmare.  The 1.17.4kr timed winner was 1.6/1 Unreal Boss (5f Maximus Lindy-Light Lady-Baltic Bet) reined by Veljko Mazsity driving for owner Hico. The 22.4/1 Szilvas (7g Medic Hanover-Dios-Yankee Yankee) was second for Ferenc Nagy III while third was 9.6/1 King’s Call (5g SJs Photo-Marina Eme-Adams Hall) with Emese Veer up for trainer Emil Csordas. Stay tuned for Derby Weekend where both the trot and gallop derby will take place. It’s quite an event and attracts a huge audience. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink

October 28, 2017 - Saturday’s Kincsem Park harness racing feature was the Fol-le DIJ raced over 1800 meters autostart for a 600,000Huf purse. The 1.19.3kr winner was Unreal Boss (4f Maximus Lindy-Light Lady-Baltic Bet) with Veljko Mazsity up for owner Hico i. The winner now has five wins in nine 2017 starts. Villam Ville (3g Beissinger Hanover-Izaville-Endless Sands) was second for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas and his trainee, Tiara Boss (5f Wall Street Banker-Kosar), was third, driven by leading amateur teamster Andrea Fazekas. Thomas H. Hicks  

July 1, 2017 - Today’s harness racing classic the Hungarian Trotting Derby (purse 10Huf million, 2500 meters autostart, 13 starters), the 103rd edition, went to Urilany R (4f Maximus Lindy-Elegant Lady-Mill H) timed in 1.17.4kr and driven by Veljko Mazsity, also trainer, and owned by Hico i. The winner has a fine 4-2 slate in six 2017 starts after going two for two last year. Uptown Boy M (4f Cigar Dan-Malhana Serey-Malhana Sascha) was second for Csaba Lakatos driving for trainer Laszlo Toth. Third went to the Lajos Marton teamed and trained Ubu Kiraly (4m Vioxx SR-Helikon-Awesome Goal). The fans turned out in large numbers for the special Derby weekend. The undercard was a special one too. The Pannonia DIJ (purse 1.8Huf million, 1800 meters) was won by 1.16.4kr timed Speedy Boy (6g Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands). Veljko Mazsity reined and trains this one for Hico i. Mazsity enjoyed quite a successful day at the races. Time To Say Goodbye (5m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) was second for Lajos Marton, also trainer, and third went to Szacharin. The Jozsef Sinka Memorial (purse 1.2Huf million, 1800 meters autostart) was won by the 1.15.2 kr timed veteran Milliondollar Lux (11m Ganymede-Dadaumpa Jet-Supergill) expertly handled by trainer Emil Csordas. Bronsvlinda and Orderly were the next paid behind the winner. Also of great interest on the Derby program was the Prof Eaterhazy Miklos Morse Memorial (purse 1.8Huf million, 1800 meters autostart), for fillies, and the 1.17.4kr timed winner was Veronica Fling (3f Racino-Cicciolina Fling-Supergill) teamed with trainer Veljko Mazsity. This filly defeated Villam Ville and Vital RG. The regular open class trotters later competed in the Daniel Bisbac Memorial (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart). The 1.15.1kr clocked winner was the consistent Spartakus Ans (6g Cantab Hall-Valganna OK-Lemon Dra) reined by Csaba Lakatos and trainer by Laszlo Toth. Conway Boko and Vamos Kemp were the next two on the line. The winning son of Cantab Hall was bred in Italy. Thomas H. Hicks

November 19, 2016 - Saturday’s Menesek DIJ (purse 2,000,000Huf, 3160 meters distance handicap) went to 40 meter handicapped Time To Say Goodbye (4m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) for harness racing trainer/driver Lajos Marton and owner AMMA. Timed in 1.19.7kr over the extended distance (1.99 miles), the winner surged in the final strides to best 60 meter penalized Speedy Boy (5g Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) and trainer/driver Veljko Mazsity. Another 40 meter penalized player, Titan Ville (4g Noir Desir-Izaville-Endless Sands), landed third for Imre Fazekas. The winner’s sire Maximus Lindy is a 2003 son of Conway Hall-Athenas Lucky Girl-Tagliabue that was a US$100,000 yearling at Tattersalls and stakes placed at age two. The dam also produced Gladiator Lindy 1 :55.4. On the fine program was also the API DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart), and 3/10 favorite Spartakus Ans prevailed for trainer/driver Sandor Varga and Czech owner Antioch Arani SRO. The five year-old gelded son of Cantab Hall-Volgenna OK-Lemon Dra scored in 1.18.3kr to defeat Rocket Boy (5g Wall Street Banker-Elegant Lady-Mill H) with Imre Fazekas up and Royal Flesh (6m Wall Street Banker-Tameway Sweet L-Super Arnie) driven by Lajos Marton. Two year-olds contested the Ketevesek (purse 600,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) and 1/5 favorite Celsius Evo (2m Pilgrims Taj-Daniellesine) scored for trainer Lajos Marton, driver Viktoria Nemeth and owner AMMA. The winner overcame a 40 meter penalty to defeat Vital RG (2m SJ’s Photo-Vitesse OR-Indro Park) and driver Tibor Hajnal, timed in 1.23.3kr. Valentino (2m Frullino Jet-Chemise Cobra-Atlas Fighter L) was third for Sandor Varga. The Nebulo DIJ (purse 450,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) began the afternoon card with victory to 9/2 odds Uzorasno (3f Maximus Lindy-Hiutelezo-Witsends Speedy). Balazs Juhasz is the driver/trainer for breeder/owner Kabela Menes Kft. Under World (3m Racino-Zaba-Yankee Class) was second for Emil Csordas and third went to Titus Liviors (4m Incredible Cole-Juci-Valley Guardian) with Sandor Kolozsi at the lines. Thomas H. Hicks

November 5, 2015 - Time To Say Goodbye (4m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) overcame a 20 meter handicap and drew off to an easy score in the Oszi Kiserleti Verseny (purse 1.5Huf million, 1960 meters distance handicap) timed in 1.18.6kr for harness racing driver Mitja Slavic, trainer Lajos Marton and Amma I. The nifty colt now is 3-2-0 in six starts this year. Urania RG (3f Racino-Sweet Pine-Pine Chip) took second for trainer/driver Balazs Johasz. Ubu Kiraly (3m Vioxx SR-Helikon-Awesome Goal) landed third for Lajos Marton, the trainer/driver. The co-featured Illetmeny DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 1.17.3kr timed (in heavy rain) Spartakus Ans (6g Cantab Hall-Valganna OK-Lemon Dra) with trainer Sandor Varga aboard. The pacesetter record his seventh win in 12 starts this year plus three placings. Debano As (5m Abano As-Drafi As-Pine Chip) just missed in a relentless stretch charge for owner/trainer/driver Goran Zolnaji. Rocket Boy (6g Wall Street Banker-Elegant Lady-Mill H) rallied from fifth to end third with trainer Imre Fazekas driving. The undercard included the Nyeretlea Ketevesek (purse 500,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart, two year-olds) and Vulcano Boy (2m Tony Oaks-Oracle-Lindy Lane) took the victory timed in 1.23.8kr for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal and owner Napsugar I. The winner has a 1-1-2 slate in four starts. Villeneuve (2m Pilgrims Taj-Briso Emma-Briso Roberto) took second for trainer/driver Laszlo Kolozsi. Third was Wotan (2g Maximus Lindy-Lezer-Baltric Bet) for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas. Late in the program was the Forest Sun DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1960 meters autostart) and the 1.21.7kr winner was Saron ((5g Huxtable Hornline-Malesana Jet-Bourbon). Tibor Hajnal was the driver and trainer for owner Napsugar i. The well-respected Ragdoll(4f Ever To Excel-Woodhill’s Elvirah-Friendly Face) was second with trainer Csaba Lakatos driving. Third was Usain (3m Medic Hanover-Dolores-Yankee Yankee) for driver/trainer Ferenc Nagy II. Thomas H. Hicks

The three day Derby Festival at Kincsem Park in Budapest began with Friday evenings’ trot-gallop-greyhound special followed by Saturday’s Trot Derby and the Gallop counterpart on Sunday. Friday’s trotting feature was the Pentek Esti Super Sprint DIJ for 150,000Huf purse. The 200 meter sprint final went to 1.7/1 Offenbach Bigi (8m Andover Hall-Pinebank-Pine Chip) with trainer Emil Csordas at the point. The .09.5kr winner bested 1.1/1 Check In Blagul (8f Adams Hall-Nettan Girl-Wibrantus) reined by trainer Lajos Marton with 11/1 Priscilla (7f Missionary Man-Sweepan-Crown Sweep) third and Working Out (7m Muscles Yankee-Enjoy Our Nanny-Enjoy Lavec) fourth. Saturday’s top trotting action featured the 102nd edition of the Magyar Trotting Derby, this year for four year-olds, contested over 2500 meters autostart for a purse of 7,500,000Huf (US$26,327).  The solid colt Time To Say Goodbye (4m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) prevailed for trainer/driver Lajos Marton and owner Amma Kft. timed in 1.18.9kr. Off at 1.7/1 odds the favorite bested 4.2/1 Titan Ville (4g Noir Desir-Izaville-Endless Sands) in a narrow verdict. Imre Fazekas trains and drove Titan Ville, 94/1 Titus Living (4m Incredible Cole-Juet-Valley Guardian) was third for Emil Csordas with Trencsen and Tornado Cole finishing fourth and fifth. The Criterium for three year-olds (purse 1,800,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 2.2/1 favorite Ujrazz! (3m Maximus Lindy-Gyorsulj!-Witsend Speedy) clocked in 1.18.2kr for Sandor Varga, also trainer, and CZE owner Antioch Arani SRO. The winner recorded his fourth victory in five 2016 starts. 12.9/1 Under World (3m Racino-Zaba-Yankee Class) took second for Csaba Lakatos and 10.8/1 Ugeto Star (3m Americas Dust-Intelligent Star-Oaklea Bluejay) ended third for Laszlo Kolozsi. Also on the card was the Jozsef Sinka Memorial for 1,000,000Huf over 1800 meters autostart and 2.3/1 veteran Milliondollar Lux (10m Ganymede-Dadaumpa Jet-Supergill) prevailed for trainer/driver Emil Csordas and owner Sun Systems Kft. Timed in 1.15.7kr, the winner defeated 6/1 Orderly (9f Yankee Glide-Dearest Darling-Untra Decal) with trainer Csaba Lakatos up, and third finishing 2.7/1 Amazing Koks (9g Jailhouse Joey-Data Star Index-Ata Star L) with trainer Lajos Marton driving. Reste Premier and Real Bee Power were fourth and fifth. Earlier the 1,800,000Huf purse Pannonia DIJ was contested over 1800 meters autostart with Royal Flesh (6m Wall Street Banker-Tamesways Sweet L) scoring in 1.16.5kr for Mitja Slavic, owner Amma Kft. and trainer Lajos Marton. Off at 4.2/1 the winner defeated 4.3/1 Speedy Boy (5g Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) with Veljko Mazsity up and 9.4/1 Szacharin (5f Vanito-Inzula-Valley Guardian) and Laszlo Kolozsi. The Kincsem Park program also included the 600,000Huf purse Daniel Bisbac Memorial raced over 1900 meters autostart. 2.4/1 Salome’Bar (5f Ganymede-Acquavite Bar-Crowning Point) scored in 1.16.4kr for amateur driver Bernadett Balogh and Prolongo Kft. 1.4/1 Sanger MS (6g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) was second for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas with third going to 1.8/1 second choice Conway Boko (7m Castleton Bass-Waecon Boko-Conway Hall) handled by trainer Tibor Hajnal. Orifiamma Jet and Andorra Gold were fourth and fifth. by Thomas H. Hicks, for Harnesslink  

Time To Say Goodbye (4m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valler Guardian) recorded his first 2016 win in start number one for harness racing trainer/driver Lajor Marton and owner Amma i. Timed in 1.18.3kr over 2500 meters the winner secured the top share of the 600,000Huf purse. Finishing second was Paperboy (7m Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) for trainer/driver Valjko Mazsity, ahead for third placed Andorra Gold (8f Andover Hall-Olympics-Muscles Yankee) with Csaba Lakatos up, also her trainer. The winners’ sire Maximus Lindy (Conway Hall-Athenas Lucky Girl-Tagliabue) was a US$100,000 Tattersalls yearling and second at age two in the Harriman Challenge Cup. On the undercard the Eletkep DIJ (purse 400,000Huf, 1800 meters autostart) went to 1.18.1kr timed Sanger MS (6g Victory Scream-Samba MS-Armbro Goal) for trainer/driver Imre Fazekas for owner Otosbefuto i. Salihamidzic (5m Wall Street Banker-Helikon-Awesome Goal) was second for Lajos Marton,trainer/driver, ahead of Oldtimer Diamant (6g Arc de Triomphe-Primadonnas Lady-Titan Way) with Emese Vezer on the lines for trainer Emil Csordas. Earlier on the afternoon program was the Gabriella Handicap (purse 360,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) and victory went to Shark WF (5m Lets Go-Pensylvania OR-Speedy Somolli) and trainer/driver Balazs Juhasz. Second was the 40 meter penalized Rosamundi (8f Chipmate-Kama Sutra-Lindy’s Crown) with Csaba Lakatos the driver and trainer. 20 meter handicapped Ohlahoma Font (8f Toss Out-Divine Child-Mr. Lavec) was third for driver Lilla Horvath and trainer Imre Fazekas. Race time was 1.20.6kr, In pre-card qualifying action the winner was invader from Finland named Bebops Cassandra (6f Bebop-Topaz Remington-Rosalind’s Guy) clocked in 1.18.3kr over 1900 meters for trainer/driver Csaba Lakatos. She last raced in early September 2015 at Helsinki. Rinette i. Is the owner. Winners; sire Bebop (Donerail-Dixieland Jazz-Super Pleasure) was third in the US Breeders Crown at age four and a career earner of US$179,000. Finishing second was Royal Flesh (6m Wall Street Banker-Tameways Sweet L-Super Arnie) that ended 2015 with two fast-class wins. 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

November 21, 2015 - Favorite Time To Say Goodbye (3m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) at 1.6/1 odds earned a wire to wire victory in today’s Menesek DIJA (purse 2Huf million, 3160 meters distance handicap) for trainer/driver Lajor Marton and owner AMMA Lovereny Kft. The winner traveled the stated distance to hold off 40 meter penalized Speedy Boy (4g Wall Street Banker-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) handled by Veljko Mazsity, with third to Tornado Cole (3m Incredible Cole-Baby Yankee-Yankee Class) driven by Laszlo Kolozsi. The winner was clocked in 1.21.4kr over the nearly two-mile marathon distance. On the Saturday Kincsem Park card was also the API DIJ (purse 600,000Huf, 1900 meters autostart) and timed in 1.17.6kr it was a victory for No Limit Angel (5f Going Kronos-No Limit Dream-Andover Hall) driven by trainer Zaric Saric for SRB owner Ultra Fight Club. The good-gaited pacesetting winner was off at 9.7/1 and defeated Off Road (7g PS Dimo-Gala Rose-Yankee Yankee) and third finishing Prudy (6f Stallone Jet-Ustione-Sebastian Bob) driven by Vito Sadl for trainer Tibor Hajnal. Two year-olds battled in the Ketevesek Versenye (purse 600,000Huf, 1960 meters distance handicap) with the winner being 2.9/1 Uszorasno (2f Maximus Lindy-Hitelezc-Witsends Speedy) for trainer/droiver Balazs Juhasz and owner Kabela Menes Kft. This was the first start and victory for the 1.22kr winner. Also on the Kincsem Park program the 400,000Huf Viragos DIJ was contested over 1900 meters autostart. The 1.17.4kr winner was 3.2/1 Isetta (5f Tschagga-Rassige-Diamond Way) driven by trainer Valjko Mazsity for owner Hico i. Isetta won for the fifth consecutive time and now has those five wins in six 2015 starts after being six for nine in 2014. Saxicola Jet (4f Naglo-Campala RAL-Toss Out) was second, after three straight wins, for Balazs Juhasz. Scania (3f Lucky Boy-Samonica-Spotlite Lobell) was third for Branislav Mukity after scoring five consecutive wins going into this race. Early in the afternoon program the Nebulo Handicap (360,000Huf, 2560 meters) went to 7.7/1 Alegria Dream (7f Andover Hall-Adri di Jesolo-Donerail) timed in 1.20,3kr. She overcame a 20 meter penalty to win for Zsolt Vereb driving for trainer Csaba Lakatos and Drimwind 2011 Kft. Alegria Dream was bred in Canada by Jean-Pierre Dubois’ Reve Avec Moi Dreamwithme. Thomas H. Hicks  

August 22, 2015 - Today’s 2Huf million purse Istvan Szent DIJ went to the three year-old Time To Say Goodbye (3m Maximus Lindy-Jungfrau-Valley Guardian) in the summary for driver/trainer Lajos Marton and owner Loverseny Kft. Time To Say Goodbye won the first heat clocked in 1.18.4kr, holding off Ollyan nincs (7g Pickaflick-C’est la guerre-Kalle Pil) teamed by Andrea Fazekas (am) for trainer Imre Fazekas. Ollyan nincs started 60 meters behind the three year-olds as did Night Lady that finished fifth for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal. Tornado Cole (3m Incredible Cole-Baby Yankee-Yankee Class) finished third in the first heat driven by Sandor Varadi. The second heat was won by Ollyan nincs timed in 1.16.8kr as he caught Time To Say Goodbye just before they reached the line. Night Lady (8f Tony Oaks-Vas Lady-Endless Sands) rallied for third with Tonnyo (3m Incredible Cole-Intelligent Star-Oaklea Bluejay) fourth for trainer/driver Laszlo Kolozsi. In the summary the top five were: Time To Say Goodbye 1-2 Ollyan nincs 1-2 Night Lady 5-3 Tornado Cole 3-5 Tonnyo 4-4 Maximus Lindy (Conway Hall-Athenas Lindy-Tagliabue), sire of the winner, was a US$100,000 yearling at Tattersalls and at age two was second in the Harriman Cup. The undercard included the 600,000Huf Diamond River DIJ that favorite Conway Boko (6m Castleton Bass-Waecon Boko-Conway Hall) won in 1.17.3kr for trainer/driver Tibor Hajnal for Napsugar. Off Road (7g P.S. Dimo-Gala Rose-Yankee Yankee) took second for Sandor Varga ahead of Ordog Hegeduse (7g Medic Hanover-Dallam-Magnas) for trainer/driver Ferenc Nagy III. The two year-old battled in the 500,000Huf purse Nyeretlen Ketevesek with that victory earned by Ude Szepe (2f Beissinger Hanover-Jolly Beauty-Valley Guardian) with trainer Imre Fazekas driving. Ukelele (2f Uclipse Boko-Karamela-Zador) took second for Andrea Nagyvary (am) also trained by Fazekas with third to Upser (2f Uclipse Boko-Kopogi-Zador) handled by Istvan Torok. 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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