European Report: Treasure Kronos to USA

by Thomas Hedlund

Jerry Riordan-trained Treasure Kronos (Raja Mirchi—Glide About) will see a new career on the other side of the Atlantic ocean. After a winter in Paris and Sweden, the 6-year-old mare will now go to America where she’s going to either Brett Pelling or Tony O’Sullivan.

The idea is that Treasure Kronos is going to race in America and thereafter become a broodmare in her new country.

”She will race in America, which later will help her in the career as broodmare. Right now, no one knows about her,” said Riordan.

Treasure Kronos has raced 40 times with 11 victories and $602,000 dollars on the account. The biggest victory was taken in Criterium Continental in Paris 2016.

A second from Sweden has been invited to the Elitloppet at Solvalla in May. Prix d’Amérique winner Readly Express (Ready Cash) got his invitation soon after the victory in Paris in January and now the staff of Solvalla have invited Swiss owned — the horse will compete under the flag of Switzerland —mare Uza Josselyn, who recently won the Prix du Platteau de Gravelle at Vincennes.

French driver Alexandre Abrivard will steer the 7-year-old mare at Solvalla in May.
Bold Eagle over the mile

Today (Sunday, March 11), the Grand Criterium de Vitesse is scheduled in Cagnes-sur-Mer in the French Riviera. With a €200,000 purse, the mile race is one of the biggest in the south of France and among the contenders the spectators will see Bold Eagle, Bird Parker and Anna Mix.

Criterium de Vitesse

Horse – Driver

1. Bold Eagle – Franck Nivard
2. Cash Gamble – David Baekkert
3. Une Serenade – Serge Peltier
4. Anna Mix – Björn Goop
5. Billie de Montfort – Nicolas Ensch
6. Timone Ek – Enrico Bellei
7. Apollon de Kacy – Jörgen Westholm
8. Bird Parker – Jean Philippe Monclin
9. Dijon – Romain Derieux
10. Sharon Gar – Roberto Andreghetti
11. Titty Jepson – Alexandre Abrivard
12. Comete Darche – Junior Guelpa
13. Dreammoko – Gabriele Gelormini

The winter meeting in Paris is now closed and here are some statistics from the 2017/2018 season:

Winningest trotters:

Horse – Trainer — Result – Earnings

Readly Express (Ready Cash) – Timo Nurmos
3: 2-1-0 – €520,800
Traders (Ready Cash) – Philippe Allaire
7: 3-0-0 – €478,350
Bold Eagle (Ready Cash) – Sébastien Guarato
5: 0-5-0 – €440,000
Belina Josselyn (Love You) – Jean-Michel Bazire 
7: 1-1-0 – €364,800
Erminig d’Oliviere (Scipion du goutier) – Franck Leblanc
7: 4-1-2 – €354,900

Winningest stallions:

Stallion – Starts – Victories – Earnings
Ready Cash – 341 – 50 – €4,306,380
Love You – 241 – 16 – €1,306,790
Prodigious – 253 – 25 – €1,283,970

Leading trainers (by money):

Trainer – Starts – Victories – Earnings
Jean-Michel Bazire – 252 – 61 – €2,873,575
Philippe Allaire – 120 – 29 – €2,060,400
Sébastien Guarato – 203 – 27 – €2,001,660
Franck Leblanc – 284 – 28 – €1,778,320
Christian Bigeon – 147 – 42 – €1,324,380

Winningest drivers:

Driver – Starts – Victories – Earnings
Jean-Michel Bazire – 336 – 65 – €3,097,755
Franck Nivard – 324 – 38 – €2,632,530
Eric Raffin – 358 – 36 – €2,028,880
David Thomain – 293 – 30 – €1,478,425
Matthieu Abrivard – 342 – 29 – €1,993,300