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Christmas calendar day 15: Evening sun

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Photo by Satu Pitkänen / Rozpravka Photography

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Chirstmas calendar day 8: Let there be Valo

Photo by Satu Pitkänen / Rozpravka photography

Our next daddy-to-be, Vieskerin Valo.

Header refers to a saying that we came up with last summer at Kuopio coronation races, “Valoa kansalle”. Valo means light in Finnish. Clever, eh ;)


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Seven finnhorses in the yearling auction 2013

From Hevoshuutokaupat.fi

The annual yearling auction is coming up in September. There are altogether 80 yearlings for sale, seven of which are finnhorses. See the entire catalogue by clicking the link above. :)

number gender name sire, record dam, record broodmare sire, record
74 filly Mylverin Miina Joihuri 20,8 Putuliina 53,9 Utun Ruutu 24,1
75 filly Ann-Aurora Tutuari 21,1 Ann-Sofi 33,0 Turo 23,8
76 colt Hurja-Tuisku Pikku- Pertti 25,7 Sekent 34,7 A.P. Akana 26,3
77 colt Runoroope Villihotti 22,1 I.P. Runo 35,8 Saran Salama 20,3
78 filly Tuiskuna Tuiskis 21,8 Tillero 28,7 Hilun-Vihu 26,8
79 colt Utumor Tutuari 21,1 Tähtitarha Viesker 19,9
80 filly Mylverin Mimmi Tuokkolan Touho 20,8 Hirnuva 32,8 Vokker 22,3

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Three finnhorses in this year’s yearling auction (2012)


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Erikasson & Marimin, King and Queen 2013

Kuopio arranged a great Coronation Trot event, and the races were extremely exciting to the last minute! No one could know who would win the King and Queen titles before the last part race (3100 meters), because the differences were so close.

As you know, the trotter king and queen races both consist of three races of 2100, 1609 and 3100m in one weekend. The horse with the smallest combined time wins the crown. For example Trotter king Erikasson has never won any of the part races, but he has won the king title twice by placing well in each part race. This year he placed fifth in the 2100m race (2.55,8), sixth on mile (2.12,8) and third on 3100m (4.25,9), ending up with the smallest overall time of 9.34,5. Tactics plays a great role in this competition.

Both Erikasson and Marimin are already fourteen years old, which only proves that Finn horses may take some time to mature and often have their best racing years at age of ten or older. Marimin has placed second and third in the queen race before but finally she hit the jackpot with her amazing strength and in my opinion truly earned the queen title after years of trying. Erikasson has a huge crowd of fans to cheer him, and what’s there not to like?

See all results at Heppa database

Trotter Queen race

 

Photo: Hippos

1. Marimin 9.40,4

2. Yllin Kyllin 9.41,1 (+0,7)

3. Sirun Valpuriina 9.42,1 (+1,7)

4. Noriko 9.42,1 (+1,7)

5. I.P. Vipotiina 9.42,5 (+2,1)

6. Vislakka 9.43,2 (+2,8)

7. Aino-Ilona 9.45,6 (+5,2)

8. Kemun Tutu 9.45,9 (+5,5)

9. B. Turolii 9.46,2 (+5,8)

10. Pelikka 9.47,0 (+6,6)

Trotter King race

 

Photo: Hippos

1. Erikasson 9.34,5

2. Virijori 9.35,0 (+0,5)

3. Camri 9.35,1 (+0,6)

4. A.T. Visku 9.35,9 (+1,4)

5. Boker 9.37,4 (+2,9)

6. Vieskerin Valo 9.38,0 (+3,5)

7. Marat 9.38,0 (+3,5)

8. I.P. Lento 9.41,6 (+7,3)

9. Franko 9.42,4 (+7,9)

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King and queen candidates 2013

From Kuningas- ja kuningatarkandidaattien esittelyt (Suomenhevosliitto.fi)

Trotter King race 2013

A.T. Visku

Turo – A.T. Viksu – Vokker

Photo: Terhi Piispa-Helisten
  • Owner: Katri & Pasi Teini, Eura
  • Breeder: Aapo Teperi, Köyliö
  • Trainer: Pasi Teini, Eura
  • Driver: Arto Hammar
  • Groom: Pasi Teini

Boker

Viesker – Bonaatti – Patrik

Photo: Ilkka Nisula
  • Owner: Team Boker, Puumala-Hollola
  • Breeder: Pekka Luukkonen, Puumala
  • Trainer: Esa Holopainen, Hollola
  • Driver: Esa Holopainen
  • Groom: Anita Soininen

Camri

Cameron – Suvi-Syke – Vokker

Photo: Ilkka Nisula
  • Owner: Jani Konnu, Savonlinna
  • Breeder: Jari Konnu, Savonlinna
  • Trainer: Jorma Konnu, Savonlinna
  • Driver: Tuomas Pakkanen
  • Groom: Jorma Konnu

Erikasson

Tähti-Vokker – Erika – Vireeni

Photo: Antti Savolainen
  • Owner: Helena Tuikka & Jaakko Varjonen, Nousiainen – Rusko
  • Breeder: Riikka-Liisa Tolonen, Hattula
  • Trainer: Bella Varjonen, Rusko
  • Driver: Harri Koivunen
  • Groom: Bella Varjonen

Franko

Turo – Pedrita – Patrik

Photo: Ilkka Nisula
  • Owner: Ravitalli Suuronen Oy & Reijo Kenttälä, Juva – Pudasjärvi
  • Breeder: Ravitalli Suuronen Oy, Juva
  • Trainer: Seppo Suuronen, Juva
  • Driver: Antti Teivainen
  • Groom: Camilla Vihanto

Frans

Turo – Kössin Virkku – K.K. Kössi

Photo: Antti Savolainen
  • Owner: Jouni Hakkinen, Kuhmoinen
  • Breeder: Agrohelp Oy, Mänttä-Vilppula
  • Trainer: Jouhi Hakkinen, Kuhmoinen
  • Driver: Ari Moilanen
  • Groom: Katja Ampuja

I.P. Lento

Vistari – I.P. Suvitar – Suikku

Photo: Antti Savolainen
  • Owner: Sivolan Tila, Kajaani
  • Breeder: Heikki Parviainen, Kajaani
  • Trainer: Heikki Parviainen, Kajaani
  • Driver: Kaarlo Ahokas
  • Groom: Antti Parviainen

Marat

Photo: Terhi Piispa-Helisten

Hovi-Ari – Marjus – Ventti-Vieteri

  • Owner: Tarmo Liikamaa, Kolari
  • Breeder: Merja Liljendahl, Kärkölä
  • Trainer: Tarmo Liikamaa, Kolari
  • Driver: Jarmo Saarela
  • Groom: Henna Liikamaa

Sörkän Sälli

Ture – Tupla-Suhina – Suikku

Photo: Satu Meriluoto
  • Owner: Chef Wotkin’s Stable, Espoo
  • Breeder Jorma Leppänen, Virrat
  • Trainer: Tero E Mäenpää, Maaninka
  • Driver: Mika Forss
  • Groom: Evina Liimatainen

Turon Myrsky

Turo – Minsku – V.T. Ajatus

Photo: Irina Keinänen
  • Owner: Jussi-Talli, Siilinjärvi
  • Breeder: Herkko & Seppo Happonen, Vehmersalmi
  • Trainer: Tero E Mäenpää, Maaninka
  • Driver: Tero E Mäenpää
  • Groom: Kati Mäenpää

Vieskerin Valo

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Photo: Viivi Huuskonen

Viesker – Suven Aika – Pysteri

  • Owner: Janita Bollström, Kotka
  • Breeder: Janita Bollström, Kotka
  • Trainer: Pertti Niveri, Kouvola
  • Driver: Pertti Niveri
  • Groom: Marianne Niveri

Virijori

Turo – Vilvoke – Vokker

Photo: Satu Meriluoto
  • Owner:  Jorma & Tiina Naumanen, Siilinjärvi
  • Breeder: Jorma & Tiina Naumanen, Siilinjärvi
  • Driver: Jani Ruotsalainen
  • Groom: Tiina Naumanen

Kuningatarkisan osallistujat 2013

Aino-Ilona

Viltterin Vile – Erotiikka – Kihin-Muisto

Kuva: Hippos

Photo: Hippos

  • Owner: Kiia-Karoliina Nieminen, Vantaa
  • Breeder: Kiia-Karoliina Nieminen, Vantaa
  • Trainer:  Jukka Rintamäki, Ylöjärvi
  • Driver: Hannu Hietanen
  • Groom: Arja Nieminen

B. Turolii

Turo – B. Vilmiina – Vekseli

Photo: Ilkka Nisula
  • Owner: Talli Ranch Oy, Lappeenranta
  • Breeder: Talli Ranch Oy, Lappeenranta
  • Trainer: Reijo Borgström, Lappeenranta
  • Driver: Antti Teivainen
  • Groom: Heli Borgström

I.P. Vipotiina

Turo – I.P. Vipotti – Viltter

Photo: Ilkka Nisula
  • Owner: Rip Rap Team & Seppo Juvonen, Jämsänkoski
  • Breeder: Heikki Parviainen, Kajaani
  • Trainer: Pertti Puikkonen, Espoo
  • Driver: Pertti Puikkonen
  • Groom: Jaana Lehtonen

Kemun Tutu

Tutuari – Kemun Nopsa – Viesker

Photo: Terhi Piispa-Helisten
  • Owner: Fanfaria Team, Pori
  • Breeder: Pentti Hokkanen, Laukaa
  • Trainer: Jouni Miettinen, Pori
  • Driver: Harri Koivunen
  • Groom: Seija Laine

Marimin

Turo – Donna-Min – Voltti

Photo: Antti Savolainen
  • Owner: Terhi Haukivaara & Esa Heikkinen, Ypäjä
  • Breeder: Pentti Haukivaara, Taivalkoski
  • Trainer: Esa Heikkinen, Ypäjä
  • Driver: Arto Hammar
  • Groom: Terhi Haukivaara

Noriko

Apassi – Noretta – Turo

Photo: Olavi Ilmonen
  • Owner: A. Harmoinen & K. Sirviö & T. Vääränen, Kiuruvesi
  • Breeder: Raija Alahautala, Alavieska
  • Trainer: Timo Vääränen, Kiuruvesi
  • Driver: Jani Ruotsalainen
  • Groom: Aulis Harmoinen

Pelikka

Peli-Jasser – Majvor – Poika-Siro

Photo: Terhi Piispa-Helisten
  • Owner: Vesa Kaksonen, Savonlinna
  • Breeder: Vesa Kaksonen, Savonlinna
  • Trainer: Vesa Kaksonen, Savonlinna
  • Driver: Markus Dahlström
  • Groom: Vesa Kaksonen

Saaga S

Turo – Aava S – Aatami

Photo: Terhi Piispa-Helisten
  • Owner: Ilkka Pyysalo, Taipalsaari
  • Breeder: S. Keskimaunu,  & J. & J. Keskimaunu, Keminmaa
  • Trainer: Ilkka Pyysalo, Taipalsaari
  • Driver: Matti Nisonen
  • Groom: Milla Pyysalo

Sirun Valpuriina

Photo: Ilkka Nisula

Pajatso – Vapun-Siru – V.T. Ajatus

  • Owner: Anu Hyytiäinen, Jämsä
  • Breeder: Jorma Leppänen, Virrat
  • Trainer: Aimo Vuorisalo, Jämsä
  • Driver: Jouni Törmänen
  • Groom: Anu Hyytiäinen

Vislakka

Kuva: Viivi Huuskonen

Photo: Viivi Huuskonen

Viesker – Turlakka – Turo

  • Owner: Tomi Saarinen & Annamari Sipilä, Sahalahti
  • Breeder: Maatalousyhtymä Tuomaala, Lapua
  • Trainer: Jouni Miettinen, Pori
  • Driver: Mika Forss
  • Groom: Taina Miekka

Wizard Stina

Hovi-Ari – Kihin-Siru – Kihin-Muisto

Photo: Ilkka Nisula
  • Owner: Wizard Stable, Mikkeli
  • Breeder: Irma hirvonen & Mikkelin Fysioterapia Oy, Mikkeli
  • Trainer: Pasi Hirvonen, Mikkeli
  • Driver: Pasi Hirvonen
  • Groom: Milla Hirvonen

Yllin Kyllin

Turo – Kyllin Hyvä – Kihin-Muisto

Photo: Eija Nissinen
  • Owner: Merkkari Talli, Orimattila
  • Breeder: Sanna Aaltonen, Asikkala
  • Trainer: Teemu Okkolin, Orimattila
  • Driver: Teemu Okkolin
  • Groom: Henna Halme


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Only a few weeks to go!

From Kuninkuusravirankingin pistetilanne 4.7. julkaistu (kuninkuusravit.fi)

It’s that time of the year again…! Yes, Kuninkuusravi time!

Without a doubt the biggest annual trotting event in Finland and one of the biggest in Europe, a unique concept that has a long tradition starting from the 1920s… and it’s only a few weeks left!

I am, of course, talking about the finnhorse trotting championships (coronation trot?) weekend, that takes place in Kuopio in 27th-28th July this year.

One of the most thrilling parts of the waiting is to follow the ranking. Which horses will make it to the queen and king races? Only the twelve best horses can make it!

Mares ranking 4.7.2013

  Horse Points
1 Marimin 2400
2 Hopihopi 900
3 Sirun Valpuriina 850
4 Aino-Ilona 725
5 Yllin Kyllin 600
6 Noriko 575
7 Villisisko 500
8 I.P. Vipotiina 450
Pelikka 450
10 Mokomani 350
11 B. Turolii 300
Saaga S 300
Sekottaja 300
Topin Musta 300
15 Kemun Tutu 275
16 Seliseli 250
Vislakka 250
18 Martsa 225
19 Luvisan Lento 200
Vaiva 200
21 B. Helmiina 150
Edla 150
Wizard Stina 150
24 Helmin Roosa 100
Mian Mari 100
Tatsia 100
27 Joiviri 75
28 Ekebo Monique 50
29 Pristiina 25
Tärpätti 25
Vauhti-Mona 25

Stallions ranking

Horse Points
1 Boker 2650
2 Franko 2150
3 Erikasson 1525
4 A.T. Visku 900
5 A.T. Veli 650
6 Sörkän Sälli 600
7 Hullumies 550
8 Ekoloki 500
Vixen 500
10 Tähen Tuuri 475
11 Camri 450
12 Dominik 350
Turon Myrsky 350
14 B. Vilunki 300
Marat 300
Poppuli 300
Rikelme 300
Vieskerin Valo 300
Rapin Aatos 300
20 Hurja-Ero 250
Patrikin Muisto 250
Lars 250
Tähen Topelius 250
24 Kriisi 200
Visul 200
26 Vilkkaan Virke 150
27 I.P. Lento 100
Köppinen 100
Ponnen Onni 100
Vauhtelin Lento 100
Virijori 100
Hevirokki 100
33 Lassikko 50
Metkutus 50
Suivikas 50
Turponi 50
37 Keisar 25
Turbo-Urpo 25

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New international coldblood horse race in Romme

From Ruotsiin uusi kutsukisa kylmäverisille (Hevosurheilu.fi) and Suomalaiset kylmäveriravurit ovat superhevosia (Sveriges radio)

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 “Our aim is to have a race similar to Åby Stora Pris, but for coldblood trotters”, tells Kaj Närhinen, the manager of Romme and Rättvik race tracks.

“We invite eight coldblood trotters from Sweden, Norway and Finland. The race takes place on the last Friday of July (26th). The competition consists of two races, first in 2140 m and then in 1640 m. If one horse wins both races, it wins the overall competition as well. If a different horse wins these races, we will have a third race in 1140 m distance.”

The overall winner has a chance to gather prizes worth 300 000 kr. “The prizes are the same level as in Elitkampen, so we hope to get the best horses to compete. Unfortunately the timing rules out the best finnhorse stallions and mares because the finnhorse trotting championships takes place in the same weekend (July 27th-28th), but on the other hand this is a great opportunity for geldings like Pihlajan Aaroni!”

“We hope that coldblood racing enthusiasts welcome this competition to their calendar. The collision with finnhorse trotting championships is unfortunate, but it’s because the racing calendar was already made when I started here in January and the last Friday of July is a traditional racing day in Romme” says Närhinen.