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Drottning Silvias Pokal

Group One International race
Drottning Silvias Pokal
Location Åby Racetrack, Mölndal,
22x20px Sweden
Inaugurated 1983
Race type Harness race for standardbred trotters
Race information
Distance 2,140 meters (1.33 mile)
Track Left-handed 1,000 meter track (0.62 mile)
Qualification Qualifying races. 4-year-old mares
Purse ≈US$273,000


Drottning Silvias Pokal (literally: Queen Silvia's Trophy) is an annual international Group One harness event for trotters. It is held at Åby Racetrack in Mölndal, 10 km south of Gothenburg, Sweden. It is a stakes race for 4-year-old mares. The purse in the 2009 final was ≈US$273,000 (€200,000), of which the winner Mystic Lady U.S. won half.[1][2]

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Racing conditions

Drottning Silvia's Pokal has since the start in 1983 been raced over 2,140 meters (1.33 mile). Auto start (motorized gate) has been used every year, with the exception of 1988, when the race was started using volt start.[3]

The final of the event is preceded by a number of elimination races, taking place approximately ten days before the final. Through the years, the number of elimination heats has been between two and six.[4]

The 2009 Drottning Silvias Pokal

The four elimination heats of the 2009 event took place on April 30, 14 days before the final. Winners of these heats were Annicka, Mystical Ann, Mystic Lady U.S. and Vanessa du Ling.[5] In the final Mystical Ann, Annicka and Vanessa du Ling was first, second and third betting favourites, respectively. Qualification winner Mystic Lady U.S. was one of the outsiders.[1]

The starting list

  1. Mystical Ann - Åke Svanstedt
  1. Annicka - Jörgen Westholm
  1. Vanessa du Ling - Johnny Takter (Timo Nurmos)
  1. Mystic Lady U.S. - Robert Bergh (Åke Svanstedt)
  1. Miss Sixty - Olle Goop
  1. Lily Kronos - Lutfi Kolgjini
  1. Queen of Rock - Torbjörn Jansson (Jörgen Axén)
  1. Victoria Island - Thomas Uhrberg (Lutfi Kolgjini)
  1. Caddie Dream - Erik Adielsson (Stig H. Johansson)
  1. Calamara Donna - Örjan Kihlström (Roger Walmann)
  1. Tiffany Brodda - Per Lennartsson (Stig H. Johansson)
  1. Looking Flashy - Peter Untersteiner[1]

(Trainer, if other than driver, in parentheses)

The race

Mystical Ann was able to keep the lead in the start. Third favourite Vanessa du Ling broke stride almost instantly and could not repair the damage. When Annicka attacked with 1,200 meters to go, leading driver Åke Svanstedt handed over the front position to Annicka and Jörgen Westholm. Behind Mystical Ann, as third on the rail, was Mystic Lady U.S, followed by Calamara Donna and Tiffany Brodda.[6] On the outside, Lily Kronos relieved Miss Sixty as parker with one lap (1,000 meters) to go. Queen of Rock raced in third over, with Caddie Dream behind. The latter attacked in the final lap, and eventually finished fourth. Down the stretch, the front runners appeared to be tired and, using the double open stretch, Mystic Lady U.S. and Calamara Donna could claim first and second place. Third was Tiffany Brodda, who also finished fast on the inside. Favourite Mystical Ann came in fifth.[6]

The American-born filly Mystic Lady U.S., who was sired by Andover Hall and out of Astraea Hanover, is trained by Åke Svanstedt. Mystic Lady U.S. won by a neck in 1:58.3f (mile rate)/1:13.7 (km rate). She is the biggest outsider to win in the history of the event.[1][3][7]

Past winners

Drivers with most wins

  • 3 - Olle Goop
  • 2 - Erik Adielsson
  • 2 - Robert Bergh
  • 2 - Örjan Kihlström
  • 2 - Bo Näslund
  • 2 - Johnny Takter[3]

Trainers with most wins

  • 3 - Olle Goop
  • 2 - Bo Näslund
  • 2 - Petri Puro
  • 2 - Björn Larsson[3]

Sires with at least two winning offsprings

  • 3 - Quick Pay (Kristina Palema, Lass Dame, Sacrifice)
  • 2 - Pine Chip (Rae Boko, Lotuschic)[3]

Winner with lowest odds

Winner with highest odds

  • Winning odds: 32.63 - Mystic Lady U.S. (2009)[3]

Fastest winners

Auto start

  • 1:13.6 (km rate) - Birminghim (2007) and Lie Detector (2008)[3]

Volt start

  • 1:17.0 (km rate) - Gina Roy (1988)[3]

All winners of Drottning Silvias Pokal

Year

Horse

Driver

Trainer

Odds of winner

Winning time (km rate)

2009 Mystic Lady U.S. Robert Bergh Åke Svanstedt 32.63 1:13.7
2008 Lie Detector Örjan Kihlström Stefan Hultman 5.43 1:13.6
2007 Birminghim Johnny Takter Harald Lunde 6.20 1:13.6
2006 Lotuschic Erik Adielsson Stig H. Johansson 4.06 1:14.5
2005 Fama Currit Peter Ingves Petri Puro 3.36 1:14.6
2004 Giant Diablo Örjan Kihlström Roger Walmann 1.71 1:15.6
2003 Rae Boko Jorma Kontio Markku Nieminen 1.94 1:15.1
2002 Blues Office Johnny Takter Petri Puro 1.94 1:16.2
2001 Hilda Zonett Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 1.91 1:15.0
2000 Sweet As Candy Erik Adielsson Lars-Eric Magnusson 6.60 1:15.3
1999 Cindy Bob Mats Karlsson Hans Karlsson 13.56 1:16.3
1998 Simb Capi Per Lennartsson Lennart Wikström 1.54 1:16.0
1997 Arnies Super Girl Dick S. Jansson Håkan Lindqvist 5.00 1:15.1
1996 Sacrifice Olle Goop Olle Goop 1.45 1:16.6
1995 Itaka Sund Fredrik B. Larsson Björn Larsson 2.77 1:16.7
1994 Serena Christer Nylander Christer Nylander 5.39 1:15.2
1993 Ina Scot Kjell P. Dahlström Kjell P. Dahlström 1.18 1:14.9
1992 Iata Käll Jim Frick Tommy Hanné 7.09 1:16.6
1991 Bowls Lady Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.61 1:17.2
1990 Drottning Sund Björn Larsson Björn Larsson 5.59 1:15.3
1989 Viva Mon Åke Lindblom Åke Lindblom 7.40 1:16.5
1988 Gina Roy Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 2.48 1:17.0
1987 Lass Dame Bo Näslund Bo Näslund 5.33 1:18.0
1986 Intact Olle Goop Olle Goop 2.72 1:17.4
1985 Kristina Palema Bo Näslund Bo Näslund 2.05 1:15.9
1984 Marina W. Olle Goop Olle Goop 2.70 1:16.3
1983 Sussi Håleryd Ulf Nordin Ulf Nordin 5.43 1:16.4

[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Resultat - Drottning Silvias Pokal" (in Swedish). travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=498569&loppId=676919. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  2. In the conversion to USD, the rates of 2009-05-14, the date of the 2009 final, have been used.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 "Drottning Silvias pokal" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/drottning.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  4. "Uttagningslopp till Drottning Silvias pokal" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/drottningut.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gustafsson, Pär (2009-05-14). "Överraskning i Drottningens Pokal" (in Swedish). travronden.se. http://www.travronden.se/edrum.jsp?article=30985. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  7. Bonsdorf, Karsten (2009-05-15). "Mystic Lady wins the Queens Trophy in Sweden". ustrotting.com. United States Trotting Association. http://www.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=31703&z=1. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 



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