European Trotting Derbys 2020 at a glance

The winners (chronological), their paternal and maternal lines

Romania (4yr)

„20. Derby-ul Ploiestiuliu – Fortuna Gold” – Ploiesti, July 12 – 2700 Meters – 5.000 RON (ca. 1.020 EUR)
Hermina VF. (F) (Winning time: 1:23,2)
Sire: O´Rey Gar (IT/ by Supergill) – 
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Hera (RO/ by Laureat) – Maternal line: Halandala (RO)

Russia (4yr)

Russian Derby – Hippodrom Moscow, August 2 – 1600 Meters (3 heats) – 1.052.050 RUB (ca. 11.700 EUR)
Premiere Lok (F) (Winning time: 1:13,1)
Sire: Repeat Love (FR/ by Coktail Jet) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier - Coktail Jet
Dam: Paelija Lok (RU/ by Yankee Slide) – Maternal line: Metla (RU)


Hungary (4yr)
 

„106. Magyar Ügetóderby” – Budapest, Kincsem Park, August 22 – 2500 Meters – 10.000.000 HUF (ca. 27.700 EUR)
Atomanti M (M) (Winning time: 1:21,7)
Sire: Cigar Dan (US/ by Pine Chip) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedster - Pine Chip
Dam: Step by Step (DE/ by Allison Hollow) – Maternal line: Corbeau (US)

France (4yr)

Critérium des 4 ans – Paris-Vincennes, August 29 – 2850 Meters – 170.000 EUR
Go On Boy (M) (Winning time: 1:12,6)
Sire: Password (FR/ by Goetmals Wood) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Sharif di Iesolo
Dam: Balginette (FR/ by Hasting) – Maternal line: Baillette (FR)

France (5yr)

Critérium des 5 ans – Paris-Vincennes, August 29 – 3000 Meters – 170.000 EUR
Face Time Bourbon (M) (Winning time: 1:12,1)
Sire: Ready Cash (FR/ by Indy de Vive) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Nevele Pride - Ready Cash
Dam: Vita Bourbon (FR/ by Love You) – Maternal line: Sophronia (US)

Face Time Bourbon (Björn Goop)   Photo: Gerard Forni

Denmark (4yr)

„Dansk Trav Derby” – Copenhagen-Charlottenlund, August 30 – 3000 Meters – 1.180.000 DKK (ca. 158.000 EUR)
Extreme (M) (Winning time: 1:14,2)
Sire: Chocolatier (US/ by Credit Winner) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Swiss Watch (SE/ by From Above) – Maternal line: Mambrino Beauty (US)

Finland (4yr)

„Suuri Suomalainen Derby” – Helsinki-Vermo, September 5 – 2620 Meters – 322.000 EUR
Mascate Match (F) (Winning time: 1:13,4)
Sire: Muscle Mass (US/ by Muscles Yankee) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
Dam: Captivation (US/ by Cantab Hall) 
– Maternal line: Ida Chief (US)

Czech Republik (4yr, International)

XXVIII. Klusácké derby Vystavba plynovodu – Praha, September 5 – 2180 Meters – ca. 11.000 EUR
Pamino (DE) (M) (Winning time: 1:15,2)
Sire: Pastor Stephen (US/ by Cantab Hall) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
Dam: Indira Comtesse (DE/ by Toss Out) – Maternal line: Minnie L (US)

Sweden (4yr)

„Svenskt Trav Derby”  Malmö-Jägersro, September 6 – 2640 Meters – 4.000.000 SEK (ca. 388.000 EUR)
Hail Mary (M) (Winning time: 1:12,8)
Sire: Googoo Gaagaa (US/ by Cam´s Rocket) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Abbedale - Meadow Skipper - Cam Fella
Dam: Dreams U.S. (US/ by Victory Dream) – Maternal line: Nelly by Mambrino Sterley (US)

Hail Mary (Robert Bergh)   Photo: Gerard Forni

Estonia (4yr, International)

„Estonian Trotting Derby” – Tallin, September 12 – 2600 Meters – ca. 10.500 EUR
Monique Tooma (SE) (F) (Winning time: 1:17,0)
Sire: Dream Vacation (US/ by Pine Chip) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedster - Pine Chip
Dam:  Ella Tooma (SE/ by Tom Ridge) – Maternal line:  Medio (US)

Norway (4yr)

„VG Norsk Travderby” – Oslo-Bjerke, September 13 – 2100 Meters – 1.695.000 NOK (ca. 158.000 EUR)
High Flyer (M) (Winning time: 1:13,0)
Sire: Bold Eagle (FR/ by Ready Cash) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Nevele Pride - Ready Cash
Dam:  Beverly B.R. (NO/ by Donato Hanover) – Maternal line:  Minnehaha(US)

Slovenia (4yr)

„30. Slovenski Kasaski Derby” – Ljutomer, September 13 – 2600 Meters – 10.000 EUR
Maugli (M) (Winning time: 1:18,0)
Sire: El Nino (IT/ by Stallone Jet) – 
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Sharif di Iesolo
Dam: Manisha Vita (IT/ by Zerberus) – Maternal line: Minnehaha (US)

Poland (4yr)

„Poland-Derby”  Warszawa-Sluzewiec, September 19 – 2600 Meters
Goteborg (M) (Winning time: 1:24,7 on Grass)
Sire: Quaker Jet (FR/ by Love You) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier - Coktail Jet
Dam: Palenka (FR/ by Viking´s Way) – Maternal line: Bay Doll (US)


Germany (3yr)

„125. Deutsches Traber-Derby”  Berlin-Mariendorf, September 20 – 1900 Meters – 203.050 EUR
Wild West Diamant (M) (Winning time: 1:12,1)
Sire: Muscle Hill (US/ by Muscles Yankee) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Valley Victory
Dam: Mustang´s Sally (DE/ by Quick Wood) – Maternal line: Mamie (US)


Austria (4yr)

135. Österreichisches Traber-Derby” – Vienna-Krieau, October 4 – 2600 Meters – 50.000 EUR
Diamant Venus (G) (Winning time: 1:15,6)
Sire: Light Kronos (IT/ by S J´s Photo) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - S J´s Photo
Dam: Uschi Diamant (DE/ by Speedy Soma) – Maternal line: Mademoiselle de Lassay (FR)

Diamant Venus (Wolfgang Ruth)   www.pferderennfoto.at

The Netherlands (3yr)

„Derby K” – Duindigt, October 10 – 2600 Meters – 48.000 EUR
Kentucky River (G) (Winning time: 1:16,1)
Sire: Muscle Mass (US/ by Muscles Yankee) – Paternal line:  Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
Dam: Zamora River (NL/ by Ganymede) – Maternal line: Minnehaha (US)

Serbia (4yr)

„30. Srpski Kasacki Derby” – Subotica, October 11 – 2600 Meters – 5.600 EUR
Sabath Black A.T. (M) (Winning time: 1:20,1)
Sire: Amiral Sund (SE/ by Coktail Jet) – 
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier - Coktail Jet
Dam: Simb Lorrikeet (SE/ by Pearsall Hanover) – Maternal line: Lady Ellen (US)

Italy (3yr)

93. Derby Italiano Del Trotto – Napoli-Agnano, October 11 – 2100 Meters – 847.000 EUR
Bleff Dipa (M) (Winning time: 1:13,5)
Sire: Mister J.P. (SE/ by Taurus Dream) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown

Dam: Preziosa Jw (IT/ by Lets Go) – Maternal line: Jenny by Bull Pup (US)

Bleff Dipa (Roberto Vecchione)   Photo: Gerard Forni

Belgium

Derby 4 years – Mons, October 25 – 2300 Meters – 33.500 EUR
Myse d´Erpion (G) (Winning time: 1:16,2)
Sire: Harpers Joker (US/ by Andover Hall) – Paternal line: 
Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Garland Lobell
Dam: Uwyne d´Erpion (BE/ by Park Ridge Lobell) – Maternal line: Jeune Premiere (FR)

Derby 3 years – Mons, October 25 – 2300 Meters – 25.100 EUR
Neo Turbo (M) (Winning time: 1:14,7)
Sire: Varenne (IT/ by Waikiki Beach) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown

Dam: Bella Turbo (FR/ by Love You) – Maternal line: Branche Dor (FR)


Conclusion:

Sire Lines:

– Only one Stallion managed to get more than one Derby Winner, this is Muscle Mass

– The sire line of Valley Victory is clearly the most successful with 4 Derby Winners

Dam Lines:

– The Dam Lines of 21 horses described are divided as follows:
   15 horses: US Dam Lines, of which that of Minnehaha with 3 winners clearly stands out
     4 horses: French Dam Lines
     1 horse: Romanian Dam Line     
     1 horse: Russian Dam Line

– We added the Russian Derby to our list for the first time. The Derby Winner's dam line is particularly interesting because it goes back to one of the traditional Orlov-Trotter lines, in her case Metla, who was born in the 1870s. This line has so far brought 6 derby winners, four of them in Russia and one each in Slovakia and the former German Democratic Republic (DDR), the latter two no longer exist.

This is noteworthy in that in the past few decades it has not appeared that trotters with Orlov blood could compete with the best trotters internationally (with very few exceptions). As a reminder: Probably the best international trotter of Russia, Sorrento, came from a US stallion and from one of the most successful US dam lines, Mambrino Beauty.

– Also the Estonian Derby (run since 1949!) and the Polish Derby (since 2005) have been added for the first time.

– And as a last access we have now also received data from the Derby in Romania. Winning filly Hermine VF. is our of the Romanian Derby Winner of 2004, Hera. According to our dear friend John Peck, the Romanian Derby has been running since 1924, we hope to get more data about the horses soon.
See also our article from 2016.


You can watch the winning lists of each and every Derby on www.classicfamilies.com, you just have to register there.

Many Thanks to John Peck from 
classicfamilies.com in Australia.


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