Come and meet Varenne at the Agnano Racecourse on Sunday, September 22th.The ‘Captain’ will be opening the Derby trotter final.
varenne is definitely considered the best horse trotter of all time. he began his racing career in 1998 as a three-year-old, and that year he posted 8 wins out of 11 starts including the Derby Italiano del Trotto, one of the richest races in Europe for three-year-olds. as a four-year-old in 1999 varenne was undefeated in his fourteen starts and in the fall, he raced for the first time outside his home country, winning the ‘Preis der Besten in Munich’. he returned to Milan where he won the Gran Premio Delle Nazioni, defeating Moni Maker, considered to be the best trotter of that time. in 2000 he took victories in the Gran Premio ENCAT, Olympiatravet and Gran Premio della Lotteria on his way to clinching Italy’s Horse of the Year title. varenne continued to excel with age and in 2001, at the age of six, became the first trotter in 34 years to sweep three of international harness racing’s most prestigious titles: the Prix d’Amerique, Gran Premio della Lotteria (for the second year in a row) and Elitlopp. in his North American debut varenne won the $1 million Breeders Crown Open Trot at The Meadowlands – the first European horse to do so.In 2002, seven-year-old varenne repeated his sweep of the Prix d’Amerique, Lotteria and Elitlopp. it was his third consecutive Lotteria victory. varenne was retired from racing in November 2002.