The 71-year-old Danish horseman Steen Juul is a living legend and Sunday afternoon (Aug. 29) he won the Dansk Trav Derby, the biggest and most prestigious race for a Danish bred 4-year old-trotter, for the 10th time, equaling Nils Jan Kosters’ record.
Steen Juul was driving Festival of Speed, who went into the Derby undefeated in 11 races and continued his winning streak with a two length victory over stablemate Frodo Cash with Thomas Uhrberg in the bike.
Steen Juul, who won his first Dansk Trav Derby in 1983, has won more than 7,500 races, has been Danish champion driver eight times and champion driver at Charlottenlund (Copenhagen) no less than 31 times.
The winning trotter is sired by German-bred Cantab Hall DE, a son to Angus Hall and out of a mare, Sugar, by Pine Chip and the legendary mare Nealy Lobell.
The purse for the winner was $135,000.