World Championship in New Zealand

Held up from 18. to 22. January 2012 in Auckland, Christchurch and Motukarara.

Introduction

World Cup 2012

In January 2012 the World Cup for Amateur Drivers staged in New Zealand for the first time. The eight race series commenced in New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland before moving to the South Island to conclude the series in the strong harness racing heartland of Canterbury.

Results

Marian Tux from Straubing/Germany is the new World Champion of trotting amateur drivers!

The 63-year-old sportsman secured with two wins on the grass track of Motukarara in New Zealand the World Cup title. Before the final Tux was already 13 points behind the leader. The European champion 2011 won at the end with 87 points, just ahead of the Spanish driver Damian Oliver Oliver (85) and Jaap Terstal (81) from the Netherlands.

Local hero Steve Phillips (78), who led sovereign the standings before the last race-day, fell back to fourth. Tux is to Edelbert Ohmer 1984 and Xaver Schachtner 1998, the third German world champion trotter of the history. “The entire World Cup was huge and a unique experience for me.

“This is the capstone of my career,” Tux said…

Der neue Weltmeister heisst |
The new world champion is called
Marian Tux
Final results
RANK PTS
1 Marian Tux Germany 87
2 Damian Oliver Oliver Spain 85
3 Jaap Terstal Netherlands 81
4 Steve Phillips New Zealand 78
5 Mitchell “Kelly” Walker USA 68
6 Piet van Pollaert Belgium 64
7 Jiri Svoboda Czech.rep. 62
8 Bernt Øksnevad Norway 59
9 Bjarke Haagensen Denmark 54
10 Franck Marty France 52
11 Volodymyr Kushtal Ukraine 50
12 Georgy Makarevich Russia 49

 

Detailed Race Results

RACE DAY 3

Motukarara Raceway (Grass) – 22 January 2012 Banks Peninsula Trotting Club

Race 2 [12:45pm] WORLD CUP OF AMATEUR DRIVERS 2012 MOBILE PACE
$5500, 4YO & OLDER, 2000m VIDEO
RANK PTS
1 13 Mitchell “Kelly” Walker USA
2 11 Jiri Svoboda Czech.rep.
3 10 Damian Oliver Oliver Spain
4 9 Piet van Pollaert Belgium
5 8 Bernt Øksnevad Norway
6 7 Jaap Terstal Netherlands
7 6 Steve Phillips New Zealand
8 5 Volodymyr Kushtal Ukraine
9 4 Marian Tux Germany
10 3 Georgy Makarevich Russia
11 2 Bjarke Haagensen Denmark
12 1 Franck Marty France

 

Race 4 [1:45pm] LONE STAR RICCARTON WORLD CUP OF AMATEUR
DRIVERS MOB TROT $6500, 4YO & OLDER, 2000m VIDEO
RANK RACE 9 PTS
1 Germany Marian Tux 13
2 USA Mitchell “Kelly” Walker 11
3 Spain Damian Oliver Oliver 10
4 Russia Georgy Makarevich 9
5 Norway Bernt Øksnevad 8
6 Belgium Piet van Pollaert 7
7 Czech.rep. Jiri Svoboda 6
8 Netherlands Jaap Terstal 5
9 France Franck Marty 4
10 Denmark Bjarke Haagensen 3
11 Ukraine Volodymyr Kushtal 2
12 New Zealand Steve Phillips 1(-3)

 

Race 7 [3:20pm] BISHOPDALE & BUSH INN TAB’S WORLD
AMATEUR DRIVERS MOB PACE $6500, 4YO & OLDER, 2000m VIDEO
WC Race 10
1 Germany Marian Tux 13
2 Belgium Piet van Pollaert 11
3 Denmark Bjarke Haagensen 10
4 Netherlands Jaap Terstal 9
5 France Franck Marty 8
6 Russia Georgy Makarevich 7
7 New Zealand Steve Phillips 6
8 Spain Damian Oliver Oliver 5
9 USA Mitchell “Kelly” Walker 4
10 Norway Bernt Øksnevad 3
11 Ukraine Volodymyr Kushtal 2
12 Czech.rep. Jiri Svoboda 1

 

RACE DAY 2

Addington Raceway – 20 January 2012
NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc

Race 2 [6:46pm] BISHOPDALE-BUSH INN TABS WORLD CUP AMATEURS
MOBILE PACE $7000, 4YO & OLDER, 2600m VIDEO
Rank Name
1 6 S B Phillips New Zealand
2 5 M Tux Germany
3 3 B Haagensen Denmark
4 1 J Terstal Netherlands
5 14 B Oksnevad Norway
6 11 J Svoboda Czech.rep.
7 12 V Kushtal Ukraine
8 4 P Van Pollaert Belgium
9 8 G Makarevich Russia
10 9 D Oliver Oliver Spain
11 7 F Marty France
12 10 M K Walker USA

 

Race 4 [7:47pm] LONE STAR RICCARTON WORLD CUP AMATEURS
MOBILE PACE $6000, 4YO & OLDER, 1950m VIDEO

Name
1 9 New Zealand S B Phillips
2 5 Belgium P Van Pollaert
3 12 USA M K Walker
4 7 Denmark B Haagensen
5 1 Norway B Oksnevad
6 13 Russia G Makarevich
7 11 Spain D Oliver Oliver
8 10 Germany M Tux
9 6 .Netherlands J Terstal
10 4 Ukraine V Kushtal
11 8 France F Marty
12 3 Czech.rep J Svoboda

 

Race 5 [8:12pm] HOLLAND CLARKE BEATSON WORLD CUP AMATEURS
MOBILE TROT $7000, 4YO & OLDER, 2600m VIDEO
Name
1 12 Germany M Tux
2 6 Ukraine V Kushtal
3 2 Spain D Oliver Oliver
4 10 Netherlands J Terstal
5 5 Czech.rep J Svoboda
6 11 France F Marty
7 8 Belgium P Van Pollaert
8 3 USA M K Walker
9 1 Russia G Makarevich
10 14 New Zealand S B Phillips
11 7 Denmark B Haagensen
12 4 Norway B Oksnevad

stewards report – 20 January 2012 NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc, Christchurch

The confirmed results after corrections for relegations and
FEGAT penalties after seven of the ten race series of the World Cup of Amateur Drivers.

Standings after seven races (Auckland and Christchurch 19 and 20.01.2012)

RANK NAME PTS
1 Steve Phillips New Zealand 68
2 Jaap Terstal Netherlands 60
2 Damian Oliver Oliver Spain 60
4 Marian Tux Germany 57
5 Jiri Svoboda Czech.rep. 44
6 Volodymyr Kushtal Ukraine 41
7 Mitchell “Kelly” Walker USA 40
7 Bernt Øksnevad Norway 40
9 Franck Marty France 39
9 Bjarke Haagensen Denmark 39
11 Piet van Pollaert Belgium 37
12 Georgy Makarevich Russia 30

 

RACE DAY 1

Alexandra Park, Auckland Manukau Trotting Club Inc – Thursday 19 January 2012

Race 5 [7:40pm] WORLD CUP OF AMATEUR DRIVING NZ 2012 HEAT 1 MOBILE
PACE $7000, 4YO & OLDER 1 TO 4 WINS AMATEUR
INVITED DRI, 2200m VIDEO
PL WC-RACE 1 PL PTS
1 Spain Damian Oliver Oliver 1 13
2 New Zealand Steve Phillips 2 11
3 Netherlands Jaap Terstal 3 10
4 France Franck Marty 4 9
5 Germany Marian Tux 5 8
6 USA Mitchell “Kelly” Walker 6 7
7 Czech.rep. Jiri Svoboda 7 6
8 Norway Bernt Øksnevad 8 5
9 Ukraine Volodymyr Kushtal 9 4
10 Russia Georgy Makarevich 10 3
11 Denmark Bjarke Haagensen 11 2
12 Belgium Piet van Pollaert 12 1

Attention! In view of the “steward reports”  there are still expected several punishment points!

Race 7 [8:42pm] BUSH INN TAB WORLD CUP OF AMATEUR DRIVING HEAT 2
MOB TROT $7000, 4YO & OLDER 1 OR MORE WINS MOBILE
AMATEUR INVITED DRI, 2200m VIDEO
Name
1 Czech.rep. Jiri Svoboda 1 13
2 New Zealand Steve Phillips 2 11
3 Ukraine Volodymyr Kushtal 3 10
4 Belgium Piet van Pollaert 4 9
5 Netherlands Jaap Terstal 5 8
6 Spain Damian Oliver Oliver 6 7
7 Germany Marian Tux 7 6
8 Norway Bernt Øksnevad 8 5
9 Denmark Bjarke Haagensen 9 4
10 France Franck Marty 10 3
N USA Mitchell “Kelly” Walker N 7
N Russia Georgy Makarevich N 7

 

Race 8 [9:15pm] BISHOPDALE TAB WORLD CUP OF AMATEUR DRIVING
HEAT 3 MB PACE $7000, 4YO & OLDER 3 TO 6 WINS +CLAIMERS
MOBILE INV.DRV, 2200m VIDEO
place Race 3 WC-RACE 3
1 France Franck Marty 1 13
2 Spain Damian Oliver Oliver 2 11
3 Netherlands Jaap Terstal 3 10
4 Germany Marian Tux 4 9
5 USA Mitchell “Kelly” Walker 5 8
6 New Zealand Steve Phillips 6 7
7 Czech.rep. Jiri Svoboda 7 6
8 Ukraine Volodymyr Kushtal 8 5
9 Norway Bernt Øksnevad 9 4
10 Russia Georgy Makarevich 10 3
11 Denmark Bjarke Haagensen 11 2
12 Belgium Piet van Pollaert 12 1

 

Race 9 [9:40pm] ALABAR WORLD CUP OF AMATEUR DRIVING
HEAT 4 MOBILE PACE $7000, 4YO & OLDER 1 TO 3 WINS
AMATEUR INVITED DRI, 2200m VIDEO
place Race 4 WC-RACE 4
1 New Zealand Steve Phillips 1 13
2 Netherlands Jaap Terstal 2 11
3 Spain Damian Oliver Oliver 3 10
4 Denmark Bjarke Haagensen 4 9
5 Norway Bernt Øksnevad 5 8
6 Czech.rep. Jiri Svoboda 6 7
7 Ukraine Volodymyr Kushtal 7 6
8 Germany Marian Tux 8 5
9 Belgium Piet van Pollaert 9 4
10 France Franck Marty 10 3
11 USA Mitchell “Kelly” Walker 11 2
12 Russia Georgy Makarevich 12 1

 

Alexandra Park, Auckland Manukau Trotting Club Inc – Thursday 19 January 2012 WORLD CUP OF AMATEUR DRIVERS RACE NIGHT
Standings after 4 races
place after 4 races points
1 Steve Phillips New Zealand 42
2 Damian Oliver Oliver Spain 41
3 Jaap Terstal Netherlands 39
4 Jiri Svoboda Czech.rep. 32
5 Marian Tux Germany 28
5 Franck Marty France 28
7 Volodymyr Kushtal Ukraine 25
9 Mitchell “Kelly” Walker USA 24
8 Bernt Øksnevad Norway 22
9 Bjarke Haagensen Denmark 17
11 Piet van Pollaert Belgium 15
12 Georgy Makarevich Russia 14

stewards report Alexandra Park, Auckland – 19.1. 2012

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Fotos

Participants

Country Name Born Occup. Lic. since Wins this Y last Y
New Zealand New Zealand Steve Phillips 19.05.48 Accountant 2002 43 7 6
USA USA Mitchell “Kelly” Walker 25.09.56 Farmer 2004 51 17 12
Netherlands Netherlands Jaap Terstal 28.10.82 Ambulance m.nurse 2002 37 7 13
Norway Norway Bernt

Øksnevad

09.06.65 Farmer 1983 78 13 11
Germany Germany Marian Tux 21.04.49 Businessmen 1972 580 12 4
Russia Russia Georgy Makarevich 30.05.53 Engineer 1993 162 10 10
Czech Republic Czech.rep. Jiri Svoboda 24.12.61 Private Businessmen 1999 92 12 15
Spain Spain Damian Oliver Oliver 05.10.77 1994 42 7 7
Denmark Denmark Bjarke Haagensen 31.05.75 Farrier 175 11 4
Ukraine Ukraine Volodymyr Kushtal 22.10.58 Manager 1998 211 7 8
Belgium Belgium Piet van Pollaert 14.11.82 Trader 2007 78 8 3
France France Franck Marty 01.09.74 Business Director 1994 174 11 15

 

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