Stoletheshow lived up to his name with a dominant performance in the 2022 Oslo Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon (June 12) at Bjerke Racetrack in Oslo, Norway. The first prize was NOK 1.2 million (approximately $160,000 CAD).
Giving Frode Hamre his third straight victory in the race, Stoletheshow left quickly from post five to secure the lead before the first turn and kept his rivals at bay throughout, widening by 4-1/2 lengths through the stretch.
The winner, who joined the Hamre stable last fall, is a seven-year-old son of Dream Vacation out of Abba Hall owned by Global Glide AB of Sweden.
San Moteur (Bjørn Goop) recovered from an early miscue and closed inside to edge out Cicero T.G. (Magnus Teien Gundersen) and Seven Nation Army (Nicklas Korfitsen) in the race for place.
Canada's Perfetto and trainer/driver Dagfin Henriksen finished seventh after a traffic troubled trip. After getting away eighth from the outside post in the 10-horse field (two trailers), he was caught behind Cokstile as the 2020 Elitloppet winner faded on the backstretch after a three-wide challenge. With horses to both sides, Perfetto was forced to take back towards the pylons in the final turn before getting clearance down the stretch.