European Weekend and News

June 26, 2013T

he remainder of this week includes several top-flight events worth watching. Starting tomorrow, the International Prix Pierre Coulon goes at Vichy (France) for a purse of 80,000 euro over 2150 meters autostart. A good field of nine will face starters’ orders:

  1. Amour d’Occagnes, C. Martens
  2. Ubriaco, L. Baudron
  3. Roc de Montfort, M. Cormy
  4. Prelude Gede, N. Ensch
  5. Quoumba de Guez, J-M Bazire
  6. Punchy, J. Boillereau
  7. Supervisor, F. Jamard
  8. Petit Javanais, B. Piton
  9. Turbo Jet, J-Et. Dubois

The nine year old mare Quoumba de Guez has lifetime earnings of 993,000 euro while the 10 year-old stallion Punchy brings 866,000 euro into this event.

On June 29 the action moves to Enghien (FR), on the outskirts of Paris, where the hippodrome hosts the prestigious Gr. II International Prix de Washington. Ten solid trotters will contest the sprinter distance 1609 meters autostart for 120,000 euro purse. Timoko, The Best Madrik and Look Mp face off against veterans Commander Crowe (with driver Franck Ouvrie) and Main Wise As.

Prix de Washington . Gr II – euro 120.000, 1609m-autostart

  1. Reach De Vandel  (P. Vercruysse)
  2. Commander Crowe (F. Ouvrie)
  3. Reve De Beylev (D. Locqueneux)
  4. Timoko (J. Verbeeck)
  5. Main Wise As (P. Levesque)
  6. The Best Madrik (J. Et. Dubois)
  7. Look Mp (V. P. DellSannunziata)
  8. Negresco Milar (M. Guzzinati)
  9. Osasco Di Ruggi (R. Vecchione)
  10. Viva Island (J. P. Dubois) Mp (Gaet photo)

Treviso (Italy) hosts the Gran Premio Citta’ Di Treviso, a Gr. II event for 45,100 euro purse over the one mile distance on June 30. The good field includes the leading international competitor Mack Grace Sm.

Gran Premio Citta’ di Treviso-Memorial Franco Fraccari (June 30, 2013):
Owen Cr (P. Gubellini)
Mack Grace Sm (R. Andreghetti)
Negresco Milar  (M. Guzzinati)
Orient Horse (R. Vecchione)
Orleans Om (G. Lombardo Jr)
Maigret Bi (M. Biasuzzi)
Noncene’ Play (V.P. Dell’annunziata) Grace Sm (Gaet photo)

Yesterday, top racing action was in Sweden at Jagersro and Solvalla. At Jagersro the highly regarded Rossella Ross (3f Self Possessed-Northern Jewel-Garland Lobell) took the Elitserien IV in 1.13.9kr. The 2140 meter autostart event was worth 50,000SEK to the winner, trained by Jerry Riordan and handled by Christoffer Eriksson. She is 2-1-2 in five 2013 starts and 11 for 12 on the board lifetime. She defeated Rue du Bac (3m Infinitif-Ici-Diamond Way) trained and driven by Erwin Bot in a close finish. Regio (3m Varenne-Leopardia-Muscles Yankee) was third for Robin Bakker that ended his two-race undefeated record. Riordan (Gaet photo)

Also at Jagersro, Luringen Palema (8g Gidde Palema-Maida Vale-Crown Sweep) scored in a fast 1.11kr over 1640 meters autostart for Kenneth Haugstad. He won for the 14thtime in his career to capture 40,000SEK first prize. The good field included second place horse Nubia (8f Buvetier d’Aunou-Agouti-Ride The Wave) for Peter Ingves followed by Lets Go On, Olympic Kronos, Pershing Bi and Onirique. Another 40,000SEK first money event went to the well regarded Callela Loyalty (5m Classic Response-Louis Smabo-Super Arnie). The invader from Finland scored for Ingves in 1.15kr over 2140 meters autostart, his sixth 2013 victory in nine starts and ninth career win in just 15 outings. He nosed out another Riordan trained, Eriksson driven performer, Paolo America (4m Love You-Armbro Voice-Garland Lobell).

At Solvalla there were three interesting US-pedigree winners of 25,000SEK first money events, each over 2140 meters autostart:

  • Berlusconi (5m Andover Hall-Always Victorious-Mr. Vic) in 1.14.7kr for Bjorn Goop;
  • Sign Of The Pines (4f Muscles Yankee-Pine Nugget-Pine Chip), 1.13.8kr for Per Lennartsson;
  • Dakota Chip (3m Donato Hanover-My Favorite Chip-Pine Chip) in 1.14.1kr with Erik Adielsson driving


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