Joviality S To Race In Europe

Published: March 4, 2023 10:30 am EST

No trotter made more money on North American soil in 2022 than Joviality S. Now, reports indicate that the four-year-old mare is leaving North American soil.

According to a report in Travronden, Joviality S will ship to Sweden this spring and join the stable of her new trainer — Courant Inc. racing manager Sabine Kagebrant

"Joviality has been trained all winter by Marcus Melander and is in top condition," Kagebrant told Travronden. "I drove her in New Jersey last Wednesday and she felt very nice. Now I'm really looking forward to this."

A 20-time winner with more than $2 million banked in purses from 28 starts during her first two seasons racing in North America, Joviality S is being pointed to begin her 2023 campaign overseas at the beginning of May. Her racing schedule is expected to include the Stochampionatet and the Swedish Trotting Derby.

A Breeders Crown champion at two, the daughter of Chapter Seven-Pasithea Face S was named U.S. Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year after a $1.1 million season in 2022 that included record performances in the Delmonica Hanover Stakes at Pocono Downs and the Yonkers Trot, where she became the first filly this millennium to defeat the boys in that stakes event. Also facing the colts in the Hambletonian and finishing second, Joviality S scored other Grand Circuit victories in divisions of the Bluegrass Stakes and Delvin Miller Memorial, taking a lifetime mark of 1:50.2.