Six European Trotters Travel 3,703 Miles for Yonkers International Trot; Four Elite Drivers Simply Hit the Road

By John Cirillo

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On Track Piraten hopes to be flying 

Call this one Transcontinental vs. Interstate, or better yet across the pond battles across the Hudson. Here’s the long and short of it.

 

When the six, world-class European horses arrived at JFK Airport from Belgium’s Liege Airport last week for Saturday’s $1 million Yonkers International Trot, they and their contingents had traveled 3,703.4 miles. The journey took eight hours and 55 minutes.

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A road less traveled for NJ foursome – Gingras, Campbell, Sears, Svanstedt pictured at Gallagher’s Steak House -hit the road from Garden State

And then, there are the four International drivers who have a journey to Yonkers Raceway that is a tad shorter. They are the Jersey Boys.

 

Brian Sears, who’ll drive Canada’s Flanagan Memory, lives in Secaucus, a 21.9 mile distance; Hall of Famer John Campbell, the sulky star steering Denmark’s Tano Bork, lives a short hop from River Vale, 27.8 miles from Yonkers; Allentown’s Yannick Gingras, driver of 4-1 second choice Hannelore Hanover, is 76 miles away; and Swedish-born Ake Svanstedt will guide the 3-1 favorite Resolve, journeying 89.1 miles from Wrightstown.

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No jet lag for Jonesy

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Hall of Famer John Campbell, pictured at Gallagher’s Steak House with Yonkers International Trophy, calls River Vale home

 

 

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