Face Time Bourbon’s race in the Grand Prix de Wallonie

04 August 2020

The previous winner of the Prix d'Amérique, Face Time Bourbon (Ready Cash) won the Grand Prix de Wallonie (the only Group 1 in Belgium) at the Mons racecourse by outrageously dominating the race under Bjorn Goop’s guidance. Nevertheless, the attraction of the day was the presence of Bold Eagle (Ready Cash), the two-time winner of the Prix d'Amérique and the holder of the Triple Crown, as well as the four-time winner of the Prix René Ballière. Bold Eagle had come to Belgium to bid farewell to his competition. He who had twice won the Prix de Wallonie among his 46 victories, 21 of which were at the Group 1 level, was coming back to the track he knows well for a very special race, made all the more special as this last race was run under the guidance of his regular lad, Hugues Monthulé. It was a very nice gift from Bold Eagle’s owners to the man in the shadows who has always been with Bold Eagle throughout his career. The story could very well have ended with a podium finish, but the duo could not hold off Viking d'Hermès, who demoted them to 4th place. Valokaja Hindo was able to take advantage of Face Time Bourbon's back placing for a perfect race that put them in second.

Pierre Pilarski, Serge Bernereau, Mathieu and Thomas Bernereau and Jean-Etienne Dubois’s star trotter thus stops the counter at 5,000,967 Euros in winnings, leaving the title of the richest French trotter in history to Timoko!