Tarok, one of the greatest trotters in history, with his sulky (and breeder/trainer’s son) Jørn Laursen.
He was sired by the american Pay Dirt, out of the danish mare, Tina Virup. Born in 1972.
Tarok and his breeder(Karl Laursen)’s sons, mostly Jørn, crossed the wire first 111 times, out of 156 starts. He won races such as the 1967 Dansk Trav Derby(Danish Trot Derby) and the 1977 European Championships for 5-year-olds. He raced in New York once with less good results. In France he ran fourth in the toughest race in Europe, the best placing than any other Danish trotter before him.
At the age of nine, in 1981, Tarok died of a deadly bowel disease. He is buried together with his breeders, Karl and his wife, near the place, where they lived.
This horse was “every body“‘s horse, and will forever be remembered as Dannebrog På Fire Ben here in Denmark (Dannebrog On Four Legs).