May 30, 2021 - Trotting, 1,609 meters, Solvalla, Sweden
Preview from April 8, 2021
A new generation may dominate this year's 'Sprint World Championship of Trotting'
as several five-year-olds are on the shortlist of the 2021 Elitloppet.
is currently the Elitloppet favourite despite his young age of only five years.
His last season's performances were really impressive, some even believe he could follow Face Time Bourbon,
who won't come to Solvalla this year again.
15 of his 18 races were won by Ecurie D.
He finished only fourth when competed against older horses in the Hugo Åbergs Memorial last year,
but outperformed several battle-tested older horses when started to the season at Solvalla on April 7.
Subsequently, he was the first horse that got an invitation for the 2021 Elitloppet.
The colt, who is registered in Denmark and trained by Frode Hamre in Norway, will previously take part in the Paralympiatravet on May 8.
is another outstanding five-year-old, he was beaten in only three of his twenty starts.
The Robert Bergh trained son of Googoo Gaagaa was awarded Sweden's 2020 Horse of The Year
after he had won the Svenskt Travderby and the Breeders' Crown.
He will start to the season in Boden on April 9 and targets the Jubileumspokalen in August.
It is not clear, if he will take part in the Elitloppet, so far Hail Mary never run less than 2.140 meters.
Vivid Wise As
already started to the new season,
won the Prix de Vitesse at Cagnes-sur-Mer over the mile on March 14.
On the same track he was clocked in 1:08,9 (1.609 m) last year,
had proven his sprinting qualities with victories in the Freccia D'Europa and Premio Gaetano Turilli.
The seven-year-old Italian got disqualified in the first heat of the
He also fell into gallop in the Gran Premio Costa Azzurra in Turin on Easter Sunday and
will now go to the Prix de l'Atlantique on April 24
and then try to defend his title in the Freccia D'Europa (May 2, Naples).
Don Fanucci Zet
has shown that he likes the sort distance when won the SprinterMästaren last year.
Over the middle distance he ended only runner-up in the Konung Gustaf Pokal and Svenskt Travderby
but should be suited by the mile in the Elitloppet again.
Bred and trained by Daniel Redén, he got beaten when returned from a seven-month break
on Good Friday in the Prins Carl Philips Jubileumspokal, where the also five-year-old
run the best Swedish time of the year (1:09,9).
Fixtures ahead of the 2021 Elitloppet:
Critérium de Vitesse
Vivid Wise As
GP Costa Azzurra
Billie de Montfort
Prix de l'Atlantique
Prins Daniels Lopp
and the Livestream
for the Elitloppet are available at