The field is set for Olympiatravet
by Thomas Hedlund
Åby racetrack will play host to the Olympiatravet on Saturday (April 28) and 10 horses will chase the prize check of $187,000.
Norwegian-bred Lionel (Look de Star) will try to defend his title in the Olympiatravet with owner Göran Antonsen in the bike.
The race will be contested over 2,140 meters (approximately 1.3 miles) and a track with a double open stretch is the conditions for the race, which is scheduled to start 6:42 p.m. (Central European Time). That converts to 1:42 p.m. EST.
The Olympiatravet Field
Horse – Driver
Day Or Night In – Johan Untersteiner
Giveitgasandgo – Erik Adielsson
On Track Piraten – Hans R Strömberg
Ringostarr Treb – Wilhelm Paal
Lionel – Göran Antonsen
Cruzado dela Noche – Ulf Ohlsson
Takethem – Steen Juul
Zenit Brick – Björn Goop
Titty Jepson – Örjan Kihlström
Beau Mec – Carl Johan Jepson
Propulsion splendid in comeback
Daniel Redén-trained Propulsion (Muscle Hill) is getting ready for the Elitloppet in May and had his first start in Sweden 2018 on Thursday evening.
Örjan Kihlström drove the 7-year-old son of Muscle Hill and was parked outside the whole race at Gävle racetrack. The pace was high in the 1.3-mile race and Propulsion had beaten the leader with the home stretch to go. For the moment, the top trotter is combining stud work with competition, but shortly he will be focused only on the Elitloppet.
Propulsion came home in a mile rate of 1:56 and will make one more appearance before the Elitloppet.