European Trotting Derbys 2017 at a glance

The winners (chronological), their paternal and maternal lines

France (4yr) – Critérium des 4 ans – Paris-Vincennes, May 5 – 2850 Meters – 240.000 EUR
Darling de Reux (FR) (Winning time: 1:12,2)
Sire: Prodigious (FR/ by Goetmals Wood) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Sharif di Iesolo
Dam: Queen Jet (FR/ by Viking´s Way) – Maternal line: La Jardiniere (FR)
Winning list

Spain (3yr) – „84è Gran Premi Nacional – Mallorca, Son Pardo, May 20 – 2150 Meters – 100.000 EUR
Esperanca Mar (Winning time: 1:16,0)
Sire: Toss Out (US/ by Supergill) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Tracey Boko (DE/ by Coktail Jet) – Maternal line: Midnight (US)
Winning list

Austria (4yr) – „132. Österreichisches Traber-Derby” – Vienna-Krieau, June 25 – 2600 Meters – 60.000 EUR
Wotan Casei (Winning time: 1:17,5)
Sire: Alesi OM (IT, by Waikiki Beach) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli
Dam: Tosca Casei (DE/ by Toss Out) – Maternal line: Jane Hunt (US)
Winning list

Hungary (4yr) – „103. Magyar Ügetóderby” – Budapest-Kincsem Park, July 2 – 2500 Meters – 10.000.000 HUF (ca. 32.000 EUR)
Urilany R (Winning time: 1:17,4)
Sire: Maximus Lindy (US/ by Conway Hall) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Garland Lobell
Dam: Elegant Lady (HUN/ by Mill H) – Maternal line: Midnight (US)
Winning list ( 3yr) / Winning list (4yr)

Germany (3yr) – „121. Deutsches Traber-Derby”  Berlin-Mariendorf, August 7 – 1900 Meters – 249.408 EUR
Tsunami Diamant (Winning time: not detected)
Sire: Gustav Diamant (DE/ by S J´s Photo) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride – S J´s Photo 
Dam: Glide Chip (US/ by Yankee Glide) – Maternal line: Ab (US)
Winning list

The Netherlands (3yr) – „Derby H” – Duindigt, August 27 – 2600 Meters – 43.000 EUR
Hooters USA (Winning time: 1:17,8)
Sire: Armbro Embellish (US/ by Varenne) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli
Dam: Keetje Tippel (NL/ by Hidden Cash) – Maternal line: Fanny Cook (US)
Winning list

Denmark (4yr) – „Dansk Trav Derby” – Copenhagen-Charlottenlund, August 27 – 3000 Meters – 1.120.000 DKK (ca. 150.000 EUR)
Bvlgari Peak (Winning time: 1:14,1)
Sire: Ready Cash (FR/ by Indy de Vive) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Dolomite – Star´s Pride - Nevele Pride
Dam: Inpursuitofvictory (US/ by Donato Hanover) – Maternal line: Medio (US)
Winning list

France (5yr) – Critérium des 5 ans – Paris-Vincennes, September 2 – 3000 Meters – 240.000 EUR
Carat Williams (FR) (Winning time: 1:13,0)
Sire: Prodigious (FR/ by Goetmals Wood) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Sharif di Iesolo
Dam: Miss Willaims (FR/ by Sancho Panca) – Maternal line: Duegne (FR)
Winning list

Czech Republik (4yr, International) – XXV. Klusácké derby Vystavba plynovodu – Bravantice, September 3 – 2140 Meters – ca. 15.000 EUR
Ready To Race (DE) (Winning time: 1:20,3)
Sire: Love You (FR/ by Coktail Jet) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier - Coktail Jet
Dam: Deja Vu (CZ/ by Sugar Candor) – Maternal line: Abbess (US)
Winning list

Finland (4yr) – „Suuri Suomalainen Derby” – Helsinki-Vermo, September 3 – 2600 Meters – 312.500 EUR
Benjamin Evo (Winning time: 1:13,3)
Sire: Kadabra (US/ by Primrose Lane) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Dolomite – Star´s Pride - Nevele Pride
Dam: China Tea Party (US/ by Muscles Yankee) 
– Maternal line: Sally Sovereign (Maggie H.) (US)
Winning list

Slovenia (4yr) – „27. Slovenski Kasaski Derby” – Stozice, September 3 – 2600 Meters – 17.639 EUR
Pepa (Winning time: 1:18,8)
Sire: Gerd November (DE/ by Diamond Way) – 
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star's Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Pernilla (SLO/ by Dynamite Lobell) – Maternal line: Liska (YUG)
Winning list

Sweden (4yr) – „Svenskt Trav Derby”  Malmö-Jägersro, September 3 – 2640 Meters – 4.000.000 SEK (ca. 410.000 EUR)
Cyber Lane (Winning time: 1:12,3)
Sire: Raja Mirchi (SWE/ by Viking Kronos) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star's Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Sybaris Hanover (US/ by Cantab Hall) – Maternal line: Dolly (Young Irvington (NZ)
Winning list

Norway (4yr) – „VG Norsk Travderby” – Oslo-Bjerke, September 10 – 2600 Meters – 2.155.000 NOK (ca. 230.000 EUR)
Cokstile (Winning time: 1:13,4)
Sire: Quite Easy (US/ by Andover Hall) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Garland Lobell
Dam:  Joystyle (NOR/ by Coktail Jet) – Maternal line: Ab (US)
Winning list

Italy (3yr) – 90. Derby Italiano Del Trotto – Rome-Capannelle, October 8 – 2100 Meters – 1.001.000 EUR
Valchiria OP (Winning time: 1:14,8)
Sire: Ideale Luis (IT/ by Lemon Dra) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Sharif di Iesolo
Dam: Maya Del Ronco (ITY/ by Toss Out) – Maternal line: Ouvriere (FR)
Winning list

Conclusion:

– We will add the three French „Derbys” Criterium des 3 ans (in december), Criterium des 4 ans and Criterium des 5 ans, even they do not have the word „Derby” in their name (there was also a Criterium des 2 ans, but it has been run only 5 years, from 1949 to 1953).

Contrary to the international tendency, according to which the broodmares should be as young as possible (the run on their first foal is unbroken), one sees the following with the Derby winners: The mother of the Spanish Derby winner was at the time of birth 12 years old, the Austrian, German and Finnish 10 years old, the Slovenian 14 years, the Hungarian 15 years, and the Dutch incredible 20 years old!

– The purse of the Italian Derby was 1.001.000 Euro. Therefore it is the richest trotting race worldwide since the Prix d´Amérique had a purse of 1.000.000 EUR (and the Hambletonian had 1.000.000 USD). Even the purse includes 182.000 EUR breeding premiums, this is a strange fact, after the Italian trotting sport has been in a crisis for many years.

– Only the French sire Prodigious managed to have more than 1 winner. 2 maternal lines have been double successful, Midnight and Ab.

Wotan Casei, Austrian Derby winner of 2017
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