The Prix d’Amérique Legend Race, as a world championship in Sulky, obviously attracts the envy of protagonists from all over the planet every year. Our tricolors take the lion’s share of the winners, but they are regularly beaten by visitors, as when the Swedish Readly Express in 2018 and Maharajah in 2014 won. Five foreign competitors will line up at the start of the 2022 edition.
He represents Norway by his country of birth but defends the Italian colors by his place of training. This 9-year-old trotter lives in Italy, not far from Florence. It is prepared by the Dane Erik Bondo and will be driven by the most French of Italian drivers, Gabriele Gelormini. A candidacy that could not be more European! Cokstile convinced with his victory in the Prix d’Amérique Races Qualif #5 – Prix de Bourgogne and will therefore have many supporters.
He is trained in France by the formidable Jean-Michel Bazire but was born in Italy. Zacon Gio won the biggest races in his home country and triumphed in the United States in the International Trot. He even offered himself the luxury of twice beating Face Time Bourbon, announced as the immense favorite of the Prix d’Amérique Legend Race. On our soil, he stood out with a fourth place in the Prix d’Amérique Races ZEturf Qualif #2 – Prix du Bourbonnais.
This Swede trained by Robert Bergh already has two successes at the Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes, including the Group I Grand Prix de l’UET. It has just behaved well in Qualif #4 and Qualif #6 and will try to play the spoilsports.
Trained by Alessandro Gocciadoro, this bay trotter has the same owner as Face Time Bourbon but it will defend the colors of Italy. He is above all a specialist in speed courses and he was not able to shine during his previous appearances in the Prix d’Amérique Legend Race.
This other Italian is a training companion of Vivid Wise As. His best performance at the Paris-Vincennes racecourse is a second place in the Critérium Continental, Group I, in 2018. He also finished fifth in the Prix d’Amérique Legend Race in 2020 and will aim for a similar ranking.