The 5-year-old French trotter Hohneck, who earned himself a spot in the Prix d’Amerique winning Criterium Continental three weeks ago, showed Saturday afternoon (Jan. 15) at Vincennes that he is ready for the big race.
Owner/trainer Philippe Allaire had entered Hohneck in the Prix de Croix – a race over 1-3/4 mile and restricted to 5-year-old trotters.
Hohneck with Francois Lagadeuc in the bike had an easy task and won in 1.58.2 (mile rate).
With the purse for the winner of 54.000 Euros – or $61,500 – Hohneck now has lifetime earnings of 701.790 Euro – or $801,100.
Hohneck, who is named after the third highest summit of the Vosges Mountains in Europe, is sired by Royal Dream and is the richest offspring to this son of Love You.
Royal Dream – from the same crop as Ready Cash – had another impressive winner at Vincennes Saturday in the 8-year old gelding, Elie de Beaufour, who took his 24th victory from 34 starts in a new record of 1.54.1 (mile rate).