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Hugo Åbergs Memorial

Group One International race
Hugo Åbergs Memorial
Location Jägersro Racetrack, Malmö,
22x20px Sweden
Inaugurated 1970
Race type Harness race for standardbred trotters
Race information
Distance 1,609 meters (1 mile)
Track Left-handed 1,000 meter track (0.62 mile)
Qualification Invitational
Purse ≈US$291,000


Hugo Åbergs Memorial is an annual Group One harness event for trotters that is held at Jägersro Racetrack in Malmö, Sweden. Hugo Åbergs Memorial has taken place since 1970.[1] In 2008, the purse of the event was approximately US$291,000 (SEK1,750,000).[2][3] Hugo Åbergs Memorial is part of the European Grand Circuit.[4]

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Origin

Hugo Åbergs Memorial was inaugurated in 1970 to commemorate Hugo Åberg, who had died in a car accident the previous year. Åberg was a significant building contractor, responsible for many building projects in Malmö, as well as a horse racing devotee.[5]

Racing conditions

Since the start in 1970, Hugo Åbergs Memorial has been almost exclusively over 1,609 meters, one mile. The two exceptions are the editions of 1971 and 1972, when the race was nine meters shorter, i.e. 1,600 meters. Auto start has been used all years but 1971 and 1977, when volt start was used instead.[6]

The event is invitational, meaning only invited horses can participate.[2]

Past winners

Horses with most wins

  • 2 - Express Gaxe (1979, 1980)
  • 2 - Big Spender (1986, 1987)
  • 2 - Peace Corps (1990, 1991)
  • 2 - Rite On Line (1997, 1998)

Drivers with most wins

  • 3 - Åke Svanstedt
  • 2 - Olle Goop
  • 2 - Per-Olof Gustafsson
  • 2 - Atle Hamre
  • 2 - Berth Johansson[6]

Trainers with most wins

  • 3 - Åke Svanstedt
  • 2 - Per-Olof Gustafsson
  • 2 - Atle Hamre
  • 2 - Berth Johansson[6]

Sires with at least two winning offsprings

  • 3 - Tibur (Mustard, Big Spender, Callit)
  • 2 - Biesolo (Giesolo de Lou, Oiseau de Feux)

Winner with lowest odds

Winner with highest odds

  • Winning odds: 43.17 - Atout du Moulin (1971)[6]

Fastest winners

Auto start

  • 1:09.7 (km rate) - L'Amiral Mauzun (2008)[6]

Volt start

  • 1:16.3 (km rate) - Duke Iran (1977)[6]

All winners of Hugo Åbergs Memorial

Year

Horse

Driver

Trainer

Odds of winner

Winning time (km rate)

2008 L'Amiral Mauzun Jean-Michel Bazire Jean-Philippe Ducher 2.17 1:09.7
2007 Oiseau de Feux Jean-Michel Bazire Fabrice Souloy 33.07 1:10.9
2006 Citation Erik Adielsson Stig H. Johansson 7.01 1:11.0
2005 Gidde Palema Åke Svanstedt Åke Svanstedt 2.61 1:10.9
2004 Gidde Palema Åke Svanstedt Åke Svanstedt 3.27 1:11.2
2003 Revenue Lutfi Kolgjini Lutfi Kolgjini 2.19 1:10.5
2002 Varenne Giampaolo Minnucci Jori Turja 1.07 1:10.9
2001 Giesolo de Lou Jean-Etienne Dubois Jean-Etienne Dubois 9.01 1:11.0
2000 Victory Tilly Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 2.34 1:10.7
1999 Fridhems Ambra Stefan Söderqvist Ove Ousbäck 6.77 1:11.2
1998 Rite On Line Atle Hamre Atle Hamre 13.57 1:12.4
1997 Rite On Line Atle Hamre Atle Hamre 7.27 1:11.0
1996 Zoogin Åke Svanstedt Åke Svanstedt 2.19 1:11.5
1995 Houston Laukko Jorma Kontio Pekka Yli-Houhala 12.58 1:11.5
1994 Campo Ass Heinz Wewering Heinz Wewering 38.55 1:11.2
1993 Sea Cove Joseph Verbeeck Harald Grendel 2.97 1:11.8
1992 Kosar Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 3.64 1:12.2
1991 Peace Corps Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.26 1:12.3
1990 Peace Corps Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.47 1:13.0
1989 Mack Lobell Veijo Heiskanen John-Erik Magnusson 1.31 1:12.1
1988 Callit Karl O. Johansson Karl O. Johansson 8.76 1:12.4
1987 Big Spender Berth Johansson Berth Johansson 9.04 1:13.6
1986 Big Spender Berth Johansson Berth Johansson 5.04 1:14.7
1985 Matiné Johnny Takter Bo W. Takter 4.62 1:13.8
1984 The Onion Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.44 1:12.3
1983 Speedy Magnus Olle Goop Arne Bernhardsson 3.94 1:13.9
1982 U.S. Thor Viking Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 9.18 1:13.8
1981 Mustard Olle Goop Ulf Nordin 11.43 1:14.2
1980 Express Gaxe Gunnar Axelryd Gunnar Axelryd 1.78 1:13.5
1979 Express Gaxe Gunnar Axelryd Gunnar Axelryd 6.03 1:15.3
1978 Pershing Berndt Lindstedt Berndt Lindstedt 2.61 1:15.3
1977 Duke Iran Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.58/1.78[7] 1:16.3/1:16.6[8]
1976 Nick Scott Uno Swed Uno Swed 8.55[9] 1:17.9[10]
1975 Judy Song Per-Olof Gustafsson Per-Olof Gustafsson 5.06[9] 1:18.7[10]
1974 Molnets Broder Åke Sundberg Åke Sundberg 1.84[9] 1:15.8[10]
1973 Ego Boy Ingemar Olofsson Ingemar Olofsson 1.12[11] 1:16.3[12]
1972 Noble Action Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.42[11] 1:15.9[12]
1971 Atout du Moulin Gert Scherman Gert Scherman 43.17/3.35[7] 1:17.6/1:20.6[8]
1970 Brogan Per-Olof Gustafsson Per-Olof Gustafsson 1.55[11] 1:17.7[12]

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References

  1. "Storloppsvinnare - Tidigare vinnare av Hugo Åbergs Memorial" (in Swedish). jagersro.m.se. Jägersro Trav & Galopp. http://www.jagersro.m.se/trav/vinnare_storlopp/abergs.html. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Travsport.se - Resultat - Hugo Åbergs Memorial" (in Swedish). travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=492941&loppId=656123. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  3. In the conversion to USD, the rates of 2008-07-29, the date of the 2008 Hugo Åbergs Memorial, have been used
  4. "European Grand Circuit 2009". uet-trot.net. European Trotting Union (UET). http://www.uet-trot.net/UET/pdf/en/gc_current.pdf. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  5. Engman, Anders (2008-07-29). "Fransk favoritseger i Åbergs Memorial" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan.se. http://sydsvenskan.se/sport/article351584/Fransk-favoritseger-i-Abergs-Memorial.html. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 "Hugo Åbergs Memorial" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/hugo.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 The winner won in two straight heats. The odds are from the first and second heat, respectively.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The winner won in two straight heats. The times given are from the first and second heat, respectively.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The odds is from the win in the final.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 The time given is from the win in the final.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 The odds is from the win in the race-off.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 The time given is from the win in the race-off.


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