Enough Talk departs for Europe

by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ — Enough Talk, a 6-year-old gelding who was third in last year’s Elitlopp, departed for Sweden on Wednesday despite being bothered by a pus pocket on his front right foot.

“I’m told by my vet it will definitely pop in the next four days, and then he’ll be fine,” trainer Peter Kleinhans said. “Today (Wednesday) it was really in full force, but that’s usually right before it pops. Usually when it pops, they’re perfect. Either it will be good, or we won’t race. I’m thinking it will probably be OK.”

USTA/Ken Weingartner photo

Enough Talk will be making his second straight appearance in the Elitlopp.

Enough Talk, who is the only trotter in history to race a mile in less than 1:50, winning in 1:49.3 last year at Colonial Downs, has one victory in seven starts this year. He was seventh-placed-sixth in his most recent start, the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial, on May 16 at the Meadowlands. He was third in the Su Mac Lad, beaten by only a nose, and was third in the second round of the Classic Series. He has earned $1.1 million in his career.

“I feel basically good,” Kleinhans said. “I wish he wasn’t coming out of a bad race, but I think he will be OK.”

Kleinhans will be joined by family and friends on this trip to Sweden. His experiences last year contributed to his decision to return for this season’s Elitlopp.

“I loved it over there,” Kleinhans said. “It should just be an enjoyable trip. As far as a business decision, it’s about 50-50. But just for the experience, I want to go.”

Enough Talk will return to the U.S. following the Elitlopp. Kleinhans hopes to be ready for the Classic Series final at Mohawk Racetrack on June 13 and then the Titan Cup eliminations on June 26 at the Meadowlands.

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