Plantagenet back racing, has 2 wins at age 9
March 30, 2011
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The 2008 Elitlopp starter Plantagenet (Donerail-Cold Toes, by American Winner) is back racing. After a 20-win career in the U.S., he started his Scandinavian career with the Stig H. Johansson Stable in Sweden and looked like he would be a top contender when he was invited to the Elitlopp.
Injuries, however, stopped him early, but the now 9-year-old gelding is back in action in Finland with trainer Pirjo Vauhkonen and has won two straight races there this year.
Plantagenet has been invited to the next major trot for older trotters, the 60,000 euro Prix d'Etain Royal at Seinäjoki, but owner Reima Kuisla and Vauhkonen are going to be cautious this time and reportedly will pass on that race. Plantagenet will instead be pointed to a race in Björneborg, Finland, the week before Finlandia Ajo in Helsinki.
Incidentally, Plantagenet's owner, Reima Kuisla, inaugurated the Etain Royal Race in memory of his old champion horses. He will instead enter his French star Ladakh Jiel for the Seinejoki race.--By Lars G. Palm