by joe faraldo, leader of the US team competing in Italy
Scudieri Biasuzzi has a presence in America in the form of all those "Bi" (pronounced Bee) horses popping up all over the place from mates bred to American sires. A top horse right now on the European scene is Twister Bi trained by Jerry Riordan, who is sure to be invited to the International Trot on October 14 at Yonkers Raceway. Surely there will be other Bi horses invited ensuring the Scudieri's presence.
Tonight the USA-Italian challenge is hosted at the Hippodromo Treviso owned by Fabio Biasuzzi. You can always see a Biasuzzi at the major racing events from the Prix d'Amerique to the Hambletonian and the big sales in the US. Some evidence of their success is seen here on one of their many trophy display tables at the Scuderia in Merano. With Fabio and Mauro at the helm Pepi's legacy has spawned a worldwide dynasty in international harness racing.