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Freshman trotters highlighted in Europe
Sunday, December 01, 2013 - by Karsten Bønsdorf, USTA Newsroom Senior Correspondent

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In Sweden the biggest race for 2-year-old totters, The Breeders Prize, was won by Oneforall Face, driven by Lutfi Kolgjini and in France the filly Be My Girl, driven by Jos Verbeeck, took her fifth consecutive win in the Group 3 race Prix de Vourasie.

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Oneforall Face won in a new Swedish record of 1:57.3f.

Lutfi Kolgjini has campaigned many of Sweden's trotting stars in recent times and especially young trotters. The Breeders Prize is in a way his race, as he has now won it six times as a trainer since 1998, when he won it with Revenue S, the sire of 2012 Hambletonian winner Market Share.

Saturday’s winner, Oneforall Face, is not only trained and driven by Lutfi Kolgjini, but he is also the breeder together with his wife, Anna Svensson.

Oneforall Face, who won in a new Swedish record of 1:57.3f, is sired by Viking Kronos and out of an Italian mare, Lemonsoda Om, she by Lemon Dra. The purse for the winner was $90,000.

At Vincennes in Paris, France, the prestigious Prix de Vourasie, a Group 3 race for 2-year-old fillies, was won easily by Be My Girl, driven by Jos Verbeeck, who took her fifth win in just as many starts.

Be My Girl is trained by Philippe Allaire. Besides being a successful trainer, he is well known as the breeder and owner of trotting star and successful stallion, Ready Cash.

However, Be My Girl was sired by the French champion, Love You.

Be My Girl, who was timed in 2:02.5 (mile rate) in the 1-3/8th mile event, now has earnings of $170,000.

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