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Finnish Team for Vincennes 2014

From Vincennesin kylmäveriottelun osallistujat julkaistu (Hippos.fi 31.1.2014)

The Finnish team for Paris has been chosen:

Dominik, trainer Risto Tupamäki

Hiskin Muisto, trainer Jouni Miettinen

Rapin Aatos, trainer Jouni Miettinen

Suikun Rilla, trainer Harri Sulku

They face the Swedish and Norwegian teams in Vincennes on 20th and 23rd of February. Good luck!

Suikun Rilla

Suikun Rilla is an experienced traveller -this is his third trip to Paris! Photo by Hippos/Eeva Karvonen

Earlier years’ results

Horse Driver date dist./track time place
 2002
Gilbert A Hammar 22.2. 2100/6 disq.
A Hammar 24.2. 2100/2 disq.
Juli Pat S Mikkola 22.2. 2100/11 27.7a 3
S Mikkola 24.2. 2100/10 27.8a 3
Meno-Teemu T Pakkanen 22.2. 2100/10 28.4a 5
T Pakkanen 24.2. 2100/12 29.7a 7
Tähti-Tili J-M Bazire 22.2. 2100/12 29.9a 8
M Lenoir 24.2. 2100/11 disq.
 2003
Hilkker P Vercruysse 20.2. 2100/8 29.2a 7
M Taskinen 23.2. 2100/2 26.9a 8
Hirmori P Puikkonen 20.2. 2100/12 28.5a 3
P Puikkonen 23.2. 2100/12 25.9a 4
Sipori A Hartikainen 20.2. 2100/3 28.1a 2
P Levesque 23.2. 2100/3 25.6a 1
Utun Voku J Kervinen 20.2. 2100/10 disq.
J Kervinen 23.2. 2100/10 26.0a 5
 2004
Jiimän P Vercruysse 19.2. 2100/6 28.3a 8
N Jokela 22.2. 2100/1 28.1a 8
Totemi Rok A Teivainen 19.2. 2100/8 disq.
A Teivainen 22.2. 2100/2 25.6a 1
Tutuari H Torvinen 19.2. 2100/12 27.0a 3
P Vercruysse 22.2. 2100/12 disq.(2)
Vieskerin Vire T Perttunen 19.2. 2100/4 26.5a 2
T Perttunen 22.2. 2100/5 26.7a 5
 2005
Milia P Levesque 24.2. 2100/10 26.9a 9
V-E Paavola 27.2. 2100/11 25.9a 5
Tutuari H Torvinen 24.2. 2100/8 26.3a 3
H Torvinen 27.2. 2100/7 26.4a 7
Valkoviiri T Salojensaari 24.2. 2100/1 11
T Salojensaari 27.2. 2100/8 27.9a 9
Vieskerin Vire T Perttunen 24.2. 2100/6 26.4a 4
J-M Bazire 27.2. 2100/9 10
 2006
Milia O Mäenpää 23.2. 2100/1 26.1a 3
P Levesque 26.2. 2100/9 27.3a 7
Plantom A Moilanen 23.2. 2100/4 26.6a 5
A Moilanen 26.2. 2100/8 26.7ax 4
Rento Reiska P Levesque 23.2. 2100/12 disq.
N Jokela 26.2. 2100/11 11
Tupla-Heli V-E Paavola 23.2. 2100/10 26.6a 6
V-E Paavola 26.2. 2100/10 26.7a 5
 2007
Häiskän Lento T Okkolin 22.2. 2100/10 27.4a 6
T Okkolin 25.2. 2100/10 26.1a 3
Tementeri T Rautiainen 22.2. 2100/3 26,8a 5
T Rautiainen 25.2. 2100/3 27,4a 6
Vipu-Poika M Vanha-Rauvola 22.2. 2100/11 31.1a 7
P Levesque 25.2. 2100/11 27.4a 7
 2008
Frans J Utala 21.2. 2100/7 25.1a 4
J Utala 24.2. 2100/4 25.1a 4
Leevi Dahlia J-P Kauhanen 21.2. 2100/11 28.9a 7
P Levesque 24.2. 2100 scratched
Rulari F Nivard 21.2. 2100/1 quit
A Lahtinen 24.2. 2100/8 25.9a 7
Tementeri T Rautiainen 21.2. 2100/6 25.1a 5
T Rautiainen 24.2. 2100/5 24.2a 3
 2009
Huuveri I Korpi 19.2. 2100/2 26.4a 7
I Korpi 22.2. 2100/2 25.5ax 4
Tuiskis H Torvinen 19.2. 2100/11 26.3a 6
J M Bazire 22.2. 2100/11 25.3ax 3
Vileman J M Bazire 19.2. 2100/6 disq.
A Ala-Rantala 22.2. 2100/5 26.6a 5
 2010
Filho B Piton 25.2. 2100/1 25.4a 3
T Okkolin 28.2. 2100/7 disq.
Suomitar M Hietanen 25.2. 2100/7 disq.
M Hietanen 28.2. 2100/1 29.0a 8
 2011
Feelis E Raffin 24.2. 2100/12 disq.
J Törmänen 27.2. 2100/12 24.9a 3
Hovimäki T Okkolin 24.2. 2100/11 25.0a 7
T Okkolin 27.2. 2100/11 24.6a 1
Tähen Tuuri T Rautiainen 24.2. 2100/5 24.4a 1
T Rautiainen 27.2. 2100/3 25.1a 4
Veeran Turo T Ojanperä 24.2. 2100/4 24.9a 6
M Abrivard 27.2. 2100/1 24.8ax 2
 2012
Feelis F Ouvrie 23.2. 2100/11 disq.
J Törmänen 26.2. 2100/11 24,9a 3
Provinssi H Hietanen 23.2. 2100/12 disq.
H Hietanen 26.2. 2100/10 disq.
Ruletto T Okkolin 23.2. 2100/3 26,6a 4
T Okkolin 26.2. 2100/9 disq.
Suikun Rilla H Sulku 23.2. 2100/10 26,8a 5
F Nivard 26.2. 2100/12 23,4a 1
 2013
Keisar J Törmänen 21.2. 2100/12 24,5a 4
J Törmänen 24.2. 2100/11 23,7a 3
Metkutus E Raffin 21.2. 2100/10 disq.
J-M Paavola 24.2. 2100/10 24,8a 7
Suikun Rilla H Sulku 21.2. 2100/11 disq.
M Abrivard 24.2. 2100/12 disq.
Tesantti E Holopainen 21.2. 2100/5 25,1ax 8
E Holopainen 24.2. 2100/6 24.8ax 8

Results from the “Towards Paris” race last Wednesday the 29th:

Horse / Driver Time Coefficient Prize Dist./track
1. 1 Otto Milleri Niko Jokela 25,8 18 3 500 € 2100:1  
2. 2 Camri Jani Ruotsalainen 25,8 43 1 750 € 2100:2  
3. 10 Keisar Hannu Torvinen 25,9 172 1 050 € 2100:10  
4. 8 Tixa Kari Venäläinen 26,0 125 700 € 2100:8  
5. 11 Vieskerin Valo Pertti Niveri 26,3 x 429 350 € 2100:11  
6. 9 Jonsker Arto Hammar 26,3 x 438 300 € 2100:9  
7. 12 B. Vilunki Ari Moilanen 26,4 202 2100:12  
8. 3 Suikun Rilla Harri Sulku 26,5 966 2100:3  
9. 7 Dominik Risto Tupamäki 26,6 x 213 2100:7  
10. 5 Metkutus Juha-Matti Paavola 26,8 301 2100:5  
4 Rapin Aatos Mika Forss disq. 140 2100:4  
6 Siirin Älli Ahti Antti-Roiko scratched 2100:6  

500m:25,0/Otto Milleri 1000m: 26,5 1500m: 28,0 last 500m: 23,0

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Paris awaits!

From Suomenhevosjoukkue matkustaa Vincennesiin – ilmoittautumispäivä 29.1. (Hippos.fi)

Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian coldblood trotter horses race once a year in France. Each team consists of four horses. They race twice on the famous Vincennes track in Paris, at Prix des Trotteurs Sang Froid on 20th and at Prix des Pays Nordiques Trophée Järvsöfaks on 23rd of February 2014.

Vieskerin Valo, here winning at Kouvola, begins his racing year 2014 from Vermo on Wednesday. My personal favourite. ;)

The Finns have been eager to attend the Paris trip, this year we even got an elimination race in Vermo on Wednesday (January 29th)!  Two best horses from this race get tickets to Paris and two others are chosen from those who sign up.

Kohti Pariisia (“Towards Paris”) race – 29th of January at Vermo
# Horse / Driver distance:track Record auto Record volt Winnings
1 Otto Milleri  /  Niko Jokela 2100: 1 26,6ake 24,9ke 80 720 €
2 Camri  /  Jani Ruotsalainen 2100: 2 20,9aly 23,9ke 96 050 €
3 Suikun Rilla  /  Harri Sulku 2100: 3 22,5aly 23,7ke 88 514 €
4 Rapin Aatos  /  Mika Forss 2100: 4 24,5ake 23,9ke 76 500 €
5 Metkutus  /  Juha-Matti Paavola 2100: 5 23,5ake 24,5ke 85 940 €
6 Siirin Älli  /  Ahti Antti-Roiko 2100: 6 23,6ake 26,6ke 118 300 €
7 Dominik  /  Risto Tupamäki 2100: 7 21,0aly 24,2ke 69 730 €
8 Tixa  /  Kari Venäläinen 2100: 8 22,8aly 28,0ke 98 030 €
9 Jonsker  /  Arto Hammar 2100: 9 22,3aly 24,0ke 81 760 €
10 Keisar  /  Hannu Torvinen 2100: 10 23,1aly 24,4ke 91 070 €
11 Vieskerin Valo  /  Pertti Niveri 2100: 11 21,3aly 24,9kp 98 810 €
12 B. Vilunki  /  Ari Moilanen 2100: 12 21,9aly 22,4ke 114 480 €

What an interesting race! Metkutus, Suikun Rilla and Keisar are already experienced Paris travellers from earlier years, but anything can happen. There are coronation race participants as well as young age-class stars. Our team is cheering for Vieskerin Valo, though. ;)

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Christmas calendar day 15: Evening sun

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Photo by Satu Pitkänen / Rozpravka Photography


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Photo of the week: Euro-Turo

Euro-Turo at Turku 25.1.2013, photo by Sini Tuhkunen

Euro-Turo at Turku 25.1.2013, photo by Sini Tuhkunen


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Recognize the royals -competition on Facebook

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Lohdutus and Eri-Aaroni, not featured in this competition. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

From Kuninkaallinen kuvavisa! (Kuninkuusravit Facebook page)

This competition is not organised by this blog, but I wanted to help promoting it because I love the idea. It requires a bit of investigation work, but is not too difficult task thanks to Sukuposti‘s well organized site. I found them all, can you? :)

The idea is to find names for each horse. All the pictures come from Sukuposti database.

You can find the pictures here.

Do not comment the pictures on Facebook! Let’s give a chance for others too. ;)

  • Send your answers to kuninkuusravit@kuopionravirata.fi
  • Just a list: 1. “Horse X” 2. “X and X”.
  • Remember to give your contact information in the e-mail, so they can send you the prizes if you win. First prize is two tickets to finnhorse trotting championships weekend in July.
  • Only correct answers get to participate the raffle!
  • The competition is open until 19th of April, 2013

Translated clues for pictures:

1. What is the name of this Pikkukunkku winner?
2. Trotter king
3. Trotter king
4. Pikkuprinssi winner
5. Trotter queen
6. Trotter king
7. Trotter king
8. Trotter queen
9. Trotter queen, dam for a Derby winner
10. Trotter queen AND the king -you have to know both
11. Pikkuprinssi winner and sire for a trotter king
12. Pikkuprinssi winner

Have fun!


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How to bet on Finnish horse races

Did you know that the company that organizes tote betting in Finland works also in English? Fintoto Oy is fully owned by Suomen Hippos ry, and its profits are mostly used for supporting Finnish horse industry.

Fintoto organises tote betting most often to Finnish, Swedish and French harness races. Lately they have organised tote in show jumping competitions and in Irish, UK, South African and Dubai thoroughbred races as well.

You can translate the site Fintoto.fi to English from the footer, by choosing “Englanti” under “kieli” header:

totebetting

Not everything on the site translates, but the most important part regarding to betting do. Just choose the race, the game you want to play, your horse(s) and the stakes and send it to the system. :)

Registering to the site is free. It grants you access to Toto TV video archive. Remember to check the live stream option as well, it’s not very expensive and every now and then they even offer it for free.

Placing a small bet makes following races even more exciting!

Placing a small bet makes following races even more exciting! Photo. by Hippos/Pirje Paananen

What bets can I place?

Fintoto’s homepage gives instructions to betting in Finnish, Swedish and Russian. Bet options are somewhat similar to what you have seen in other countries:

Voittaja (Winner) choose the horse to win the race. Horse wins -you win!

Sija (Place) if your horse places 1st, 2nd or 3rd, you win.

Kaksari  (Forecast) choose two horses to place 1st and 2nd. However, it doesn’t matter in which order these two finish, for example  if horse number 4 wins and 3 places second, both bets 3-4 and 4-3 win.

Troikka (Trifecta) choose three horses to finish first, second and third in that exact order.

Päivän Duo (Duo) Choose winners to two races specified beforehand.

Toto4 – Choose winners to four specified races.

Toto5 – Choose winners to five specified races.

Toto65 – Choose winners to six specified races. Toto65 is played only on Wednesdays at Vermo.

Toto75 – Choose winners to seven specified races. Toto75 races take place every Saturday.

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Video: Siirin Älli

Siirin Älli (Liising – Siirin Piirto – Viesker) is the best 4-year-old finnhorse trotter at the moment. Nine races, seven wins and two second places, winnings of 74 600 euro. His record 1.25,5a/2100m was also noted as the new Finnish record for four-year-old coldbloods.

Will he be the new Hallsta Lotus, time will tell, but he sure has shown promising signs so far!

In this video the Kierroksilla-show visited Siirin Älli’s home stable in September 2012. Trainer Marko Taittonen tells that he doesn’t have any special recipe for a top trotter horse, this horse simply seems to be born under lucky stars. Next year’s goal is also clear: to win the Derby.