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Derby Trial for "Czech King"

On Saturday, June 5, this year's third raceday took place in Chuchla Arena Prague. It offered a total of eleven races, and for the first time this year, spectators could also watch the events on the central Czech racecourse live. Two Class A races, the 69th June Stakes (Czech Derby Trial) and the 16th Jaroslav Mašek Memorial Stakes were the highlights of the schedule.

Fifteen 3yo horses entered the Czech Derby Trial, the 69th June Stakes (Class A, 11f, 135 ths. CZK), and the grey colt Tcheque King (tr. Török, own/bred DS Pegas/Jiří Trávníček) won by two lenghts and achieved his first lifetime win. Rider Daniel Vyhnálek won Class A race for the first time in his life. 

Among the dozen actors of the 16th Jaroslav Mašek Memorial Stakes (Class A, 7f, 135 ths. CZK) 5yo gelding Worth Choice (j. Florian, tr. Štěpánka Myšková, own. Vausry Kolesa) won for the first time in  the Czech republic, after import from Poland. Worth Choice broke a new race- and track record 1:22,08.

Jockeys Tomáš Lukášek and Milan Zatloukal, trainers Allan Petrlík and Miroslav Nieslanik and owners Rabbit Trhový Štěpánov and MUDr. Eva Nieslaniková won two races of the programme of this day.


Photo by Bohumil Křižan