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Åby Racetrack

Coordinates: 57°39′01″N 12°00′04″E / 57.6504°N 12.0010°E / 57.6504; 12.0010

Horse Race Track

Åby Racetrack

Location Mölndal, Sweden
Year opened 1936
Race type Standardbred - Harness racing
Record attendance 17,401
(at Olympiatravet, April 18, 2009)[1]
Driver champion Åke Svanstedt (93 wins at Åby in 2008)[2]
Trainer champion Åke Svanstedt
(SEK9,731,566 won at Åby in 2008)[2]
Website www.abytravet.se

Principal Races


Åby Stora Pris

Konung Gustaf V:s Pokal

Drottning Silvias Pokal

Åby Racetrack (Swedish: Åbytravet) is a horse racing track located in Mölndal, 10 km south of Gothenburg, Sweden.[3]

Åby was opened in 1936 as a track for harness racing as well as thoroughbred racing. Since October 1976, the track has been dedicated to harness racing solely.[4]

Åby is the second biggest track for harness racing in Sweden.[5] The length of the track is 1,000 meters.


Major events


  • International Group I race.[3]
  • Setup (2009): Final race of 2,140 meters. Finalists had either qualified in one of four specific elimination races in the month before the final or been rewarded a wild card. The title holder was guaranteed a place in the final as well.[6]
  • Date (2009): April 18 (the final).[6]
  • Purse (2009, the final only): US$462,772 (SEK 2,750,000), which made it the second biggest race in Sweden.[3][7]
  • Titleholder: Triton Sund (driven by Örjan Kihlström), winner in 2009.[7]

Åby Stora Pris

  • International Group I race.[8]
  • Setup (2008): Eight horses race two heats of 1,640 meters. These heats are followed by a race-off, also of 1,640 meters, if necessary, i.e. if the two heats are won by different horses.[9]
  • Date (2008): September 20.[8]
  • Purse (2008): US$359,451 (SEK 2,400,000).[8]
  • Titleholder: Garland Kronos (driven by Lutfi Kolgjini), winner in 2008.[10]

Konung Gustaf V:s Pokal

  • International Group I stakes race for four-year-old stallions and geldings.[11]
  • Setup (2009): Three elimination races from which the first four horses progressed to the final 14 days later. Final race of 2,140 meters.[12][13]
  • Date (2009): May 14 (the final).[11]
  • Purse (2009, the final only): ≈US$273,000 (€200,000).[11]
  • Titleholder: Knockout Rose (driven by Erik Adielsson), winner in 2009.[11]

Drottning Silvias Pokal

  • International Group I stakes race for four-year-old mares.[14]
  • Setup (2009): Four elimination races and final 14 days later. Final race of 2,140 meters.[13][15]
  • Date (2009): May 14 (the final).[14]
  • Purse (2009, the final only): ≈US$273,000 (€200,000).[14]
  • Titleholder: Mystic Lady U.S. (driven by Robert Bergh), winner in 2009.[14]


  1. "Triton Sund vann Olympiatravet – och den olympiska rörelsen fick 10,4 miljoner kronor" (in Swedish). newsdesk.se. ATG. 2009-04-18. http://www.presskontakt.se/?option=com_compropressrelease&id=104208&uuid=D899ED16-CDD6-D752-6AB4-CFEA1C2CD0E2. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Berglund, Cege (2009-01-13). "Svanstedt: "Jag är oskyldigt utpekad"" (in Swedish). gp.se. Göteborgs-Posten. http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=128&a=469670. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Åbytravet - In English". abytravet.com. http://www.abytravet.com/in_english.php. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  4. "Göteborgs Galoppsällskaps historia" (in Swedish). goteborggalopp.se. http://www.goteborggalopp.se/GGS/historia.html. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  5. "Åbytravet - Om Åby" (in Swedish). abytravet.se. http://www.abytravet.se/om_aby.php. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Dags för Olympiatravet – första delfinalen på lördag" (in Swedish). newsdesk.se. ATG. 2009-03-16. http://www.newsdesk.se/pressroom/atg/pressrelease/view/dags-foer-olympiatravet-foersta-delfinalen-paa-loerdag-279992. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Travsport.se - Resultat - Olympiatravet 2009". travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=498567&loppId=674845. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Travsport.se - Resultat - Åby Stora Pris" (in Swedish). travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=493108&loppId=660588. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  9. Johansson, Ola (2008-09-15). "Svanstedt mot ny seger i Åby Stora" (in Swedish) (PDF). travsidan.se. http://www.travsidan.nu/trav/senaste/nyheter_08-2/svanstedt_080915.pdf. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  10. "Åby Stora Pris 2009" (in Swedish). abytravet.se. http://www.abytravet.se/aby_stora_pris.php. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Resultat - Konung Gustaf V:s Pokal" (in Swedish). travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=498569&loppId=676921. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  12. Ersson, Erik; Olsson (2009-04-30). "Kungapokalen: Så gick det i loppen" (in Swedish). travnet.se. Travnet. http://www.travnet.se/TravnetCore/?coreUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.travnet.se%2Fwww%2Fpublic%2Fwebb%2Fdefault.asp%3FmenuID_equals__and_infoID_equals_42765_and_infoTyp_equals_nyhet. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 Källberg, Martin (2009-04-30). "Pokalloppen lottade" (in Swedish). travronden.se. http://www.travronden.se/edrum.jsp?article=30582. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "Resultat - Drottning Silvias Pokal" (in Swedish). travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=498569&loppId=676919. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  15. Ersson, Erik; Olsson (2009-04-30). "Drottningpokalen: Så gick det i loppen" (in Swedish). travnet.se. http://www.travnet.se/TravnetCore/?coreUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.travnet.se%2Fwww%2Fpublic%2Fwebb%2Fdefault.asp%3FinfoID_equals_42763_and_infoTyp_equals_nyhet. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 

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