2011 Groninger (Netherlands) Sweepstakes Hengsten en Ruins B – Balanced Budget (Michael Schmid)
03.07.2011 Groningen 2300 mtr. 3-year old colts and geldings.
The classic Sweepstakes for colts and geldings in Groningen is also the big testrun for the Derby in august. The very talented 3-year young B's from The Netherlands had to make a restart because of an accident between Boye Summerland and Bentley Karan. Nobody got injured and after a veterinarian checkup everybody gave it another try. After the restart it's just Go! for my personal fav Billy the Quick and fine Basil Elegance, in a murder pace. In the end it was Balanced Budget surprising many. German Michael Schmid did a beautiful job as a catch-driver for owner Vibelzee JDS Racing and trainer Peter Strooper in a very respectable 1.17.0.
1. Balanced Budget d:Michael Schmid t: Peter Strooper 1.17.0 (Credit Winner x Star Groenhof)
2. Balzan le Blanc Ruud Pools
3. Billy the Quick Frank Crebas and Basil Elegance Robin Bakker
5. Blizzard WT Rob de Vlieger
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