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E3 final drawn in Sweden

June 21, 2006

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The eliminations for the popular stake, the E3, were contested Tuesday night at the Eskilstuna-track in Sweden, which is about one hour’s drive from Stockholm. The dominating trainer-driver was Lutfi Kolgjini, who presented two of the most impressive winners: Going Kronos (Viking Kornos - Bell Power by Pine Chip) and the Belgium-bred Victoria d´Orgeres (Remington Crown - I Love d´Orgeres by Cezio Josselyn).

Roger Walmann was the most successful with five trotters in the finals.

Below are the post positions for the Open and Filly finals, which will be raced June 30 and July 1, respectively, at the Ferjestad-track.

E3 - Open Class, Final, 2,140 meters, behind gate:
800,000 Swedish Crowns ($110,000 to the winner)

1. Express Merett (Express It) - Pekka Korpi
2. Exceptional Kemp (Express Ride) - Peter Untersteiner
3. Tap Dance (Tap In) - Johnny B. Karlsson
4. Going Kronos (Viking Kronos) - Lutfi Kolgjini
5. Pineish (Pine Chip) - Ulf Ohlsson
6. Thunderbolt (Muscles Yankee) - Örjan Kihlström
7. Gold Space (Good As Gold) - Fredrik B. Larsson
8. Benny Palema (Alf Palema) - Åke Svanstedt
9. Simb Luke (Pearsall Hanover) - Jim Frick
10. Dig For Dollars (Tony Oaks) - Jim Oscarsson
11. Sky Launcher (Galant Baron) - Björn/Olle Goop
12. Victory Sund (Supergill) - Erik Adielsson

E3 - Filly Final, 2,140 meters, behind gate:
421,000 Swedish Crowns ($57,600 to the winner)

1. Barfine Player (Fast Photo) - Örjan Kihlström*
2. Vala Boko (Alf Palema) - Jorma Kontio
3. Pau (Viking´s Way) - Bo Eklöf
4. Useful Hornline (Victory Abroad) - Jim Frick
5. Tigger (Extreme Dream) - Björn/Olle Goop
6. Debbie Brodda (Credit Winner) - John Untersteiner*
7. Foretta (Spotlite Lobell) - Erik Adielsson
8. Bourbon (Malabar Man) - Björn/Olle Goop
9. Victoria d\'Orgeres (Remington Crown) - Lutfi Kolgjini
10. Grammis (Enjoy Lavec) - Björn/Olle Goop
11. Butterfly Player (Pearsall Hanover) - Örjan Kihlström*
12. Emotional Dust (Banker Hall) - Örjan Kihlström*

*Drivers for final will be announced later on.

(courtesy of Horseman correspondent Lars G. Palm)

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