A field of 18 trotters will compete on Sunday (Jan. 26) in Europe’s richest trotting race, the Prix d’Amerique at Vincennes in Paris, with a total purse of $1.35 million.
Three horses were eliminated, as no more than 18 horses are allowed to race.
Ready Cash, who was second last year and won the race in 2011 and 2012, leads the French team. Royal Dream, who is the defending champion, is also entered, but has struggled to find his best form.
Just four foreign trotters take their chance in this prestigious event. From Italy entered are Nesta Effe and Mack Grace SM, from Norway is Yarrah Boko (who in fact is Swedish born) and from Sweden is Maharajah.
The post time is 10:20 a.m. (EST).
Prix d’Amerique 2014
1. Uhlan du Val–Cedric Megissier-France
2. Soleil de Fosse–Thierry Duvaldestin–France
3. Triode de Filliere-Anthony Barrier-France
4. Up and Quick–Jean Michel Bazire-France
5. Vanika du Ruel–Franck Anne-France
6. Quinoa du Gers–Mathieu Abivard-France
7. Nesta Effe–Roberto Vecchione-Italy
8. Yarrah Boko–Pierre Vercruysse-Norway
9. Reve de Beylev–Dominik Locqueneux-France
10. Tiego d’Etang–Christian Bigeon-France
11. Mack Grace SM–Roberto Andreghetti-Italy
12. The Best Madrik–Jean Etienne Dubois–France
13. Royal Dream–Jean Philippe Dubois-France
14. Save the Quick–Franck Ouvrie-France
15. Roxane Griff–Eric Raffin-France
16. Timoko–Jos Verbeeck-France
17. Maharajah–Ôrjan Kihlström–Sweden
18. Ready Cash–Franck Nivard-France