European Trotting Derbys 2021 at a glance

The winners (chronological), their paternal and maternal lines

Charmant de Zack, Italian Derby Winner 2021   Foto: Gerard Forni

Spain (3yr)

„88è Gran Premi Nacional”  Mallorca, Son Pardo, May 5 – 2150 Meters – 100.000 EUR
Indio (M) (Winning time: 1:15,7)
Sire: Maharajah (SE/ by Viking Kronos) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Tauba (ESP/ by Brandy dei Fiori) – Maternal line: Quin d´Or (ESP)

Austria (4yr)

136. Österreichisches Traber-Derby” – Vienna-Krieau, June 20 – 2600 Meters – 50.000 EUR
Heck M Eck (M) (Winning time: 1:15,0*) *race record
Sire: Odessa Santana (DE/ by Diamond Way) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Devona (DE/ by Timberland) – Maternal line: Nancy Neale (US)

Hungary (4yr) 

„107. Magyar Ügetóderby” – Budapest, Kincsem Park, July 3  – 2500 Meters – 10.000.000 HUF (ca. 27.700 EUR)
Borutka (F) (Winning time: 1:17,7)
Sire: Illetmeny (HUN/ by Valley Guardian) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
Dam: Night Lady (HUN/ by Tony Oaks) – Maternal line: Midnight (US)

Russia (4yr) 

„Ryskt Derby” – Moskva, August 1  – 1600 Meters – 28.735 EUR
Pelé C.H. (M) (Winning time: 1:14,4/1:14,8 – 2 heats)
Sire: The Tax Collector (US/ by Muscle Hill) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
Dam: Bonsai Lindy (US/ by Cantab Hall) – Maternal line: Le Blonde (US)

Serbia (4yr)

„31. Srpski Kasacki Derby” – Subotica, August 22 – 2600 Meters – 4.960 EUR
Sarah Vaughn A.T. (F) (Winning time: 1:20,8)
Sire: Amiral Sund (SE/ by Coktail Jet) – 
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier - Coktail Jet
Dam: Sophie Germain A.T. (SER/ by Tony Oaks) – Maternal line: Lady Ellen (US)

Denmark (4yr)

„Dansk Trav Derby” – Copenhagen-Charlottenlund, August 29 – 3000 Meters – 1.180.000 DKK (ca. 158.000 EUR)
Festival of Speed (M) (Winning time: 1:13,9)
Sire: Cantab Hall (US/ by Self Possessed) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
Dam: Sugar (SE/ by Pine Chip) – Maternal line: Mambrino Beauty (US)

Czech Republik (4yr, International)

„XXIX. Klusácké derby Vystavba plynovodu„ – Praha Velká-Chuchle, September 4 – 2180 Meters – ca. 11.700 EUR
Kane Fortuna (DE) (M) (Winning time: 1:16,8)
Sire: Explosive Matter (US/ by Cantab Hall) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
Dam: Jane O´Donnell (US/ by S J´s Photo) – Maternal line: Nelly (by Mambrino Sterley) (US)

Finland (4yr)

„Suuri Suomalainen Derby” – Helsinki-Vermo, September 4 – 2620 Meters – 260.000 EUR
Magical Princess (F) (Winning time: 1:13,7)
Sire: Maharajah (SE/ by Viking Kronos) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Magical Queen (US/ by Stags Breath) 
– Maternal line: Midnight (US)

Germany (3yr)

„126. Deutsches Traber-Derby”  Berlin-Mariendorf, September 5 – 1900 Meters – 214.110 EUR
Lorens Flevo (G) (Winning time: 1:13,1)
Sire: S J´s Caviar (US/ by S J´s Photo) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - S J´s Photo
Dam: Jolly Jane (DE/ by Pink Diamond) – Maternal line: Miss Waxy (US)

Slovenia (4yr)

„31. Slovenski Kasaski Derby” – Ljubljana-Stozice, September 5 – 2600 Meters – 13.500 EUR
Prime MS (M) (Winning time: 1:16,9)
Sire: Turbo Sund (SE/ by Viking Kronos) – 
Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Principessa Ovi (IT/ by Love You) – Maternal line: Molly Armstrong (US)

Sweden (4yr)

„Svenskt Trav Derby”  Malmö-Jägersro, September 5 – 2640 Meters – 4.000.000 SEK (ca. 388.000 EUR)
Calgary Games (M) (Winning time: 1:11,7*) *race record
Sire: Readly Express (SE/ by Ready Cash) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Nevele Pride - Ready Cash
Dam: Olympia Tilly (SE/ by Lindy Lane) – Maternal line: Medio (US)

Estonia (4yr)

„Estonian Trotting Derby”  Tallinn, September 11 – 2600 Meters – 10.500 EUR
Hero AM (F) (Winning time: 1:20,3)
Sire: Brillantissime (FR/ by Ready Cash) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Nevele Pride - Ready Cash
Dam: Belle Nana (FR/ by Nuage de Lait) – Maternal line: Lady Pierce (US)

Norway (4yr)

„VG Norsk Travderby” – Oslo-Bjerke, September 12 – 2600 Meters – 3.127.500 NOK (ca. 294.000 EUR)
Kræsj (M) (Winning time: 1:13,9)
Sire: Brillantissime (FR/ by Ready Cash) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Nevele Pride - Ready Cash
Dam:  Silver Rain (NO/ by Pine Chip) – Maternal line:  Sally Sovereign (US)

Belgium

„Derby 4 years” – Mons, September 26 – 2300 Meters – 33.500 EUR
New Express (H) (Winning time: 1:14,3)
Sire: Express Road (FR/ by James Pile) – Paternal line: 
Hambletonian - Peter The Great - Calumet Delco - Jokai
Dam: Damagata (FR/ by O´Donnell) – Maternal line: Jonquette (FR)

„Derby 3 years” – Mons, September 26 – 2300 Meters – 25.100 EUR
Orgie Vrijthout (F) (Winning time: 1:15,9)
Sire: Love You (FR/ by Coktail Jet) – Paternal line: 
Hambletonian - Peter Scott - Sam Williams - Carioca II - Fakir du Vivier - Coktail Jet
Dam: Wild and Fanatic (DE/ by Diamond Way) – Maternal line: Belle (by Idler) (US)

The Netherlands (3yr)

„Derby L” – Duindigt, September 26 – 2600 Meters – 66.000 EUR
Let it be VP (G) (Winning time: 1:16,3)
Sire: Robert Bi (IT/ by Toss Out) – Paternal line:  Hambletonian - Volomite - Star´s Pride - Super Bowl
Dam: Voilà Grif (IT/ by Varenne) – Maternal line: Medio (US)

Italy (3yr)

„94. Derby Italiano Del Trotto” – Rome-Campanelle, October 10 – 2100 Meters – 808.000 EUR
Charmant de Zack (M) (Winning time: 1:13,7)
Sire: Vivid Wise As (IT/ by Yankee Glide) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Scotland - Speedy Crown - Speedy Somolli - Valley Victory
Dam: Martina Grif (IT/ by Varenne) – Maternal line: Copeland Mare
 (US)

Poland (4yr)

„Poland Derby” – Warszawa-Sluzewiec, October 23 – 2400 Meters – 6.545 EUR
Hmara d'Ukraine (M) (Winning time: 1:24,5)
Sire: Ksar d´Algot (FR/ by Capriccio) – Paternal line: Hambletonian - Volomite - Victory Song - Sharif di Iesolo
Dam: Quelle Legende (FR/ by Buvetier d´Aunou) – Maternal line: L’Ardrossane (FR)

Conclusion:

Sire Lines:

– Only Swedish hero Maharajah managed to have more than one Derby Winner.
– The sire line of Valley Victory has 5 Derby Winners.
– The line of Star´s Pride, very thinned out in North America at the moment, had a total of 8 Derby Winners in Europe.

Dam Lines:

– Two maternal lines brought more than one Derby Winner: Medio (US) and Midnight (US)
– From 16 maternal lines, 13 are origined in the US, 2 in France and 1 in Spain (with French background).
– 3 stallions are double 
damsires of Derby Winners: Pine Chip (US), Tony Oaks (US), Varenne (IT)


Calgary Games, Swedish Derby Winner 2021   Foto: Gerard Forni


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