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Friday, May 21, 2010

The Elitloppet Field is Almost Set - NJAW at Your Own Risk

Note:  This entry has been updated as it turns out Arch Madness will not be racing in the Elitloppet despite earlier reports indicating he was invited.  Speculation is that since Arch Madness races with lasix, race organizers had second thoughts even though Arch Madness' connections understood he would have had to race without lasix.

The Elitloppet field is almost set; only two more invitations to be issued. The latest invitees are Prix d’Amerique winner Oyonnax from France and 2009 Copenhagen Cup winnerTriton Sund of Sweden.  Early reports indicated Arch Madness was going to be invited but those plans have changed; perhaps there was not enough time to get him to Sweden in time.  

With two slots remaining, here are the invitees to Elitloppet 2010:

1. Lucky Jim (USA)
2. Define the World (Canada)
3. Enough Talk (USA)
4. Torvald Palema (Sweden)
5. Beanie M.M. (Sweden)
6. Nu Pagadi (Germany)
7. Quarcio du Chene (Sweden)
8. Brioni (Germany
9. Cooper Beech (Germany)
10. Iceland (Sweden)
11. Lisa America (Italy)
12. Nimrod Borealis (France)
13. Oyonnax (France)
14. Triton Sund (Sweden)

With three North American horses entered, you might be wondering if wagering will be offered on the Elitloppet in North America. This year, the Meadowlands will be simulcasting the card from Solvalla starting at 8:30am. I imagine other outlets may carry the program as well. As for NJAW customers? NJAW have not yet released the simulcast calendar for May 30 but if you have your heart set to watch and wager on the Elitloppet, I would advise you to head to the Meadowlands instead of depending on NJAW’s ability to get the signal or wagering up in time or to provide programs for account wagering customers as they botched this year’s Prix d’Amerique program and other special harness racing events in the past.

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