This week-end will have quality racing all over Europe !
Saturday in Wolvega (The Netherlands) Nuit Torride is racing her last race before retiring to stud in Prijs Der Giganten (2100m car start). Last year she ran in the Prix D’Amérique but in a few weeks she will reach the age limit for racing, 10 years old in France. Russel November preferred this race to the Prix de Bretagne. Norginio, last years winner will therefore face a good field this year.
1 NUIT TORRIDE Bernard Piton
2 RUSSEL NOVEMBER Hugo Langeweg
3 YANATIN BOKO Hugo Langeweg jr
4 SIR KARAN Roland Hulskath
5 ORSO NOVEMBER Michael Schmid
6 COPPER BEECH Conrad Lugauer
7 MICRO MESH Adrian Kolgjini
8 ARMSTRONG AS Rick Wester
9 ZORBA OLDESON Rob de Vlieger
10 NORGINIO Nico d´Haenens
In Montegiorgio the traditional Palio Dei Comuni takes place Sunday. The conditions are quite particular : Three elimination heats with 8 horses in each over the mile, the first 4 of each heat qualify for the final. A big village fair is held on Ippodromo San Paolo with also guided tours and different shows. The particularity is that every competing horse represents a village of the region of Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo, so this day is a popular event. I think it’s great to make everyone participate and it’s a good way of sharing horse-racing passion. The eliminations bear the name of the past winners of the race. Renommée D’Obret is in great form and handled racing in heats very well in Cesena when winning the Campionato Europeo. Her trainer Philippe-Emmanuel Trible likes racing her on the mile, and she is one of France’s fastest horses. She will race against 2010 winner Mack Grace SM. It’s a funny fact that he is running in the race bearing his name !
The tough Punchy is racing a lot at the moment and he will meet Gran Premio D’Europa winner Negresco Milar and Freccia D’Europa surprise Locomotion OM in the second heat.
Swedish Calamara Donna also gave a nice performance for her first try in heats in Germany mid-October. In this final heat she will meet Linda Di Casei who raced well against Renommée D’Obret in Cesena and French O’Sullivan was recently victorious in Belgium with the « belgian devil » Jos Verbeeck that time too.
I BATTERIA PREMIO MACK GRACE SM
1 RENOMMEE D’OBRET Pierre Vercruysse
2 MAESTRALE SPIN Mario Minopoli Jr
3 MIGUEL WF Giampaolo Minnucci
4 MACK GRACE SM Enrico Belle
5 LEMON ICE Alessandro Gocciadoro
6 MONDIAL GAR Lucio Becchetti
7 SKULLY GULLY Andrea Guzzinati
8 MANON BIGI Maurizio Sibilla
II BATTERIA PREMIO OPAL VIKING
1 MONDIALE OK Roberto Andreghetti
2 MARIMARI Pietro Gubellini
3 NEGRESCO MILAR MarcoGuzzinat
4 HAVING SAID THAT Christian Lindhard
5 LOCOMOTION OM Tommaso Di Lorenzo
6 PUNCHY Jean Boillereau
7 I AM GRIF Fabrizio Ciulla
8 LADY DEL PINO Paolo Leoni
III BATTERIA PREMIO TORVALD PALEMA
1 LIMBO DEI VENTI Lucio Becchetti
2 CALAMARA DONNA Örjan Kihlström
3 LINDA DI CASEI Alessandro Gocciadoro
4 LOVER POWER Pietro Gubellini
5 NEWYORK NEWYORK Lorenzo Baldi
6 O’SULLIVAN Jos Verbeeck
7 ILLUSION DANY Tommaso Di Lorenzo
8 TESIO Mario Minopoli Jr.