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Coquin Bébé lands an eventful Criterium des Jeunes

17 February 2015

Trainer Franck Leblanc and driver Jean-Michel Bazire bagged their second Group 1 of The Vincennes Winter Festival thanks to a motivated Coquin Bébé in yesterday’s Critérium des Jeunes, a race they had never won before. The 11/2 shot’s task was made much easier when even-money favourite Cristal Money broke at the start. The son of Rancho Gédé, who had been held up in his recent Group 2 clashes against the same rivals, adopted front running tactics this time and drew clear in the final bend, coming home unchallenged.

Criterium des Jeunes: the girls or the boys ?

13 February 2015

This year’s first Group 1 for 3yo trotters will play out on Sunday at Vincennes in the Critérium des Jeunes. Thierry Duvaldestin’s charge Cristal Money (photo), the richest in the race along with Franck Anne’s Classica du Ruel, will no doubt be favourite, but the son of Coktail Jet, just like Anne’s filly, has yet to run over the classic distance of 2700 metres on the outside track.

Since February 6th, Sportech and PMU make common pool on premium Dutch races

11 February 2015

On February 6th, following an agreement between the NDR (Dutch races Federation), Sportech Holland (Dutch operator) and PMU, the last two will make common pool on premium Dutch races of the calendar. Concerned games are Win, Place, Couple Gagnant, Place and Ordre, and Trio ordre. This agreement has been concluded notably in order to support the Dutch horsing institution, revitalize the betting over there and increase the global mass of stakes. At moment ten meetings in Wolvega are concerned until May 9th. Wolvega is the flagship racecourse of the Nertherlands.

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