As the 2017 International Trot approaches, the SOA of NY and Yonkers Raceway would like the fans to get to know the competitors that make up this year’s talented field, as well as some of the history that makes the International Trot a coveted prize worldwide.
In the first video installment, get to know Sweden’s 8-year-old gelding On Track Piraten as he prepares to compete in the International Trot for the second year in a row. Trainer Hans Strömberg discusses his star pupil’s importance to the community and his unique training routine.
Check out the complete 2016 International Trot Playlist on YouTube for more videos and updates, including an inside look at France’s most popular trotter and second place finisher in the 2015 International Trot, Timoko, and his connections as they wish the 2016 competitors good luck and remember their experience racing in the U.S. Unfortunately, Timoko will miss the 2016 International Trot as he returns from a break.
Videos produced by Kristin Riise Ødegård.