European Trotting Derbys 2016 at a glance

The winners (chronological), their paternal and maternal lines


„Wunderstute” or „Fräuleinwunder”: Unicka, Italian Derby Winner 2016   Foto: Gerard Forni

Spain (3yr) – „83è Gran Premi Nacional – Mallorca, Son Pardo, May 22 – 2150 Meters – 100.000 EUR
Duna De Llevant (Winning time: 1:16,7)
Sire: Algiers Hall (US) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Garland Lobell
Dam: Sal De Llevant (ESP/ by Uronometro) – Maternal line: Mamie (US)
Winning list

Austria (4yr) – „131. Österreichisches Traber-Derby” – Vienna-Krieau, June 19 – 2600 Meters – 60.000 EUR
Mac Donald Venus (Winning time: 1:17,6)
Sire: Buzz Saw (US) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedster - Arnie Almahurst - Pine Chip
Dam: Musica Sas (GER/ by Diamond Way) – Maternal line: Abbess (US)
Winning list*

Hungary (4yr) – „102. Magyar Ügetóderby” – Budapest-Kincsem Park, July 2 – 1900 Meters – 7.500.000 HUF (ca. 24.000 EUR)
Time To Say Goodbye (Winning time: 1:18,9)
Sire: Maximus Lindy (US) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Garland Lobell
Dam: Jungfraus (HUN/ by Valley Guardian) – Maternal line: Esther (US)
Winning list ( 3yr) / Winning list (4yr)

Germany (3yr) – „120. Deutsches Traber-Derby”  Berlin-Mariendorf, August 7 – 1900 Meters – 270.692 EUR
Muscle Scott (Winning time: 1:12,5 = race record)
Sire: Muscle Mass (US) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Valley Victory
Dam: What A Spirit (GER/ by Defi d´Aunou) – Maternal line: Kit (Pioneer) (US)
Winning list

The Netherlands (3yr) – „Derby G” – Duindigt, August 28 – 2600 Meters – 52.000 EUR
Goofy Greenwood (Winning time: 1:17,0)
Sire: Russel November (GER) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Valley Victory
Dam: Chatooga River (NL/ by Incredible Hulk) – Maternal line: Jessie Pepper (US)
Winning list

Denmark (4yr) – „Dansk Trav Derby” – Copenhagen-Charlottenlund, August 28 – 3000 Meters – 1.120.000 DKK (ca. 150.000 EUR)
Axel (Winning time: 1:15,5)
Sire: Love You (FR) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier - Coktail Jet
Dam: Hioubov Lykke (DK/ by Buckfinder) – Maternal line: Ouida (US)
Winning list

Czech Republik (4yr, International) – XXIII. Klusácké derby Vystavba plynovodu – Bravantice, September 3 – 2140 Meters – ca. 15.000 EUR
Caberneto Misi (CZ) (Winning time: 1:16,3)
Sire: C Toj Frokjaer (Den) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star's Pride
Dam: Calamity Rex (US/ by Pine Chip) – Maternal line: Medio (US)
Winning list

Finland (4yr) – „Suuri Suomalainen Derby” – Helsinki-Vermo, September 3 – 2600 Meters – 271.000 EUR
Elian Web (Winning time: 1:14,8)
Sire: Like A Prayer (US) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Valley Victory
Dam: El Dolly (US/ by Conway Hall) 
– Maternal line: Mamie (US)
Winning list

Slovenia (4yr) – „26. Slovenski Kasaski Derby” – Ljutomer, August 7 – 2600 Meters – 9.000 EUR
Luther King (Winning time: 1:17,6)
Sire: Allison Hollow (US) – 
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star's Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Leona IV (HUN/ by Mystical Crown) – Maternal line: Plewnaja (RUS)
Winning list

Sweden (4yr) – „Svenskt Trav Derby”  Malmö-Jägersro, September 4 – 2640 Meters – 4.000.000 SEK (ca. 410.000 EUR)
Readly Express (Winning time: 1:12,7)
Sire: Ready Cash (FR) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star's Pride - Nevele Pride
Dam: Caddie Dream (SWE/ by Viking Kronos) – Maternal line: Medio (US)
Winning list

Norway (4yr) – „VG Norsk Travderby” – Oslo-Bjerke, September 18 – 2600 Meters – 2.170.000 NOK (ca. 240.000 EUR)
El Diablo BR (Winning time: 1:13,5)
Sire: Muscle Hill (US) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Valley Victory
Dam:  Fiery Chip (US/ by Pine Chip) – Maternal line: Minnehaha (US)
Winning list

Italy (3yr) – 89. Derby Italiano Del Trotto – Rome-Capannelle, October 9 – 2100 Meters – 770.000 EUR
Unicka (Winning time: 1:12,2 = race record)
Sire: Love You (FR) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier - Coktail Jet
Dam: Bachar (ITY/ by Armbro Goal) – Maternal line: Minnehaha (US)
Winning list

*Austrian Derby winner was originally Muscle Mouse (Muscle Mass - Koh I Noor – Castleton Bass), disqualified because of positive doping testing.

Conclusion:
– Interesting changes: Hungary changed the Derby from 3yr to 4yr olds, from 1884 to 1943 it was for 4yr olds, from 1944 until 2015 for 3yr olds. The distance changed from 1900 to 2500 meters. Also in Serbia the age for the Derby changed, now it´s for 4 year olds instead of 3yr olds. 

– The best motherlines in the trotting world, Medio and Minnehaha, have been successful this year with 2 winners (Sweden & Czech Republik respectively Norway & Italy).

– French Champion Love You managed to sire two winners (Denmark & Italy).

Luther King, Slovenian Derby Winner 2016   Foto: Jošt Dolinšek



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