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Konung Gustaf V:s Pokal

Group One International race
Konung Gustaf V:s Pokal
Location Åby Racetrack, Mölndal,
22x20px Sweden
Inaugurated 1941 (1949)
Race type Harness race for standardbred trotters
Race information
Distance 2,140 meters (1.33 miles)
Track Left-handed 1,000 meter track (0.62 mile)
Qualification Qualifying races. 4-year-old stallions and geldings
Purse ≈US$273,000


Konung Gustaf V:s Pokal (literally: King Gustaf V's Trophy) or, in shorter form, Kungapokalen (literally: The King'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 stallions and geldings. The purse in the 2009 final was ≈US$273,000 (€200,000), of which the winner Knockout Rose won half.[1][2]

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Origin

In 1941, Åby inaugurated Jubileumslöpningen to celebrate that the track had been open for 5 years. Jubileumslöpningen was raced until 1948.[3] Then, Swedish king Gustaf V donated a trophy to Åby, a trophy that had been produced according to the king's own wishes.[4] The event changed name and since 1949, The King's Trophy has been an annually recurring event at Åby Racetrack.

Racing conditions

From the start until 1976, the distance of Kungapokalen was 2,200-2,300 meters (1.37-1.43 miles). Between 1977 and 1982, the distance was either 2,140 or 2,160 meters (1.33-1.34 miles). Since 1983, a year of several changes, the distance has been exclusively 2,140 meters. The same year, the starting method was changed from volt start to auto start.[5]

1983 was Kungapokalen for the first time a stakes race solely for Swedish-bred, four-year-old trotters. The same year, Drottning Silvias Pokal, a big event open only for Swedish four-year-old mares, was inaugurated at Åby as well. In 2002, the conditions were changed and Kungapokalen was opened for foreign four-year-olds as well.[3]

The final of the event is preceded by a number of elimination races, taking place approximately ten days before the final. Since 2000, the number of elimination heats has been either three or four per year.[6]

The 2009 Konung Gustaf V:s Pokal

The three elimination heats of the 2009 event took place on April 30, 14 days before the final. The winners of these heats, Yewish Boko, Lavec Kronos and Reven d'Amour, together with Marshland, were to be considered favourites in the final on April 14, especially since star trotter Maharajah was withdrawn due to illness.[7][8][9]

The starting list

  1. Lavec Kronos - Johnny Takter (Lutfi Kolgjini)
  1. Reven d'Amour - Fredrik B. Larsson (Henrik Larsson)
  1. Yewish Boko - Åke Svanstedt (Timo Nurmos)
  1. Marshland - Örjan Kilhström (Stefan Hultman)
  1. Knockout Rose - Erik Adielsson (Stig H. Johansson)
  1. Maharajah - Did not start
  1. Lou Kronos - Lutfi Kolgjini
  1. Insect Face - Robert Bergh (Marcus Lindgren)
  1. Rakas - Per Lennartsson
  1. Wiranas Dream - Thomas Uhrberg (Anna Forssell)
  1. Revenue J:r - Jörgen Sjunnesson (Lutfi Kolgini)
  1. Noras Bean - Stefan Söderkvist (Ulf Stenströmer)[1]

(Trainer, if other than driver, in parentheses)

The race

Lavec Kronos took the lead. Lennartsson placed Rakas behind the leader, while Knockout Rose ran as third on the rail. Outside, Lavec Kronos got favourite Reven d'Amour, while second and third favourites, Marshland and Yewish Boko, spent their time further down the field. Yewish Boko made an attempt to attack the two up front (Lavec Kronos and Reven d'Amour) but ended up breaking stride before the final stretch. Knockout Rose was released by Adielsson down the stretch and won by a length before outsider Noras Bean. Rakas came third.[10]

The Stig H. Johansson-trained stallion Knockout Rose, sired by Express Ride, won in 1:57.3f (mile rate)/1:13.1 (km rate).[1][11]

Past winners

Drivers with most wins

  • 4 - Gösta Nordin
  • 3 - Tommy Hanné
  • 3 - Lars Lindberg
  • 3 - Berndt Lindstedt
  • 3 - Gunnar Nordin
  • 2 - Olle Goop
  • 2 - Olof Persson
  • 2 - Ragnar Thorngren[5]

Trainers with most wins

  • 4 - Gösta Nordin
  • 3 - Tommy Hanné
  • 3 - Gunnar Nordin
  • 3 - Håkan Wallner
  • 2 - Lars Lindberg
  • 2 - Stefan Melander
  • 2 - Olof Persson
  • 2 - Ragnar Thorngren[5]

Sires with at least two winning offsprings

  • 4 - Bulwark (Hetty, Justus, Bulwarkson, Delta)
  • 4 - Sir Walter Scott (Holly Scott, Fänrik Scott, Magnifik, Roland)
  • 3 - Dartmouth (Dartster F., Rex Håleryd, Dior Broline)
  • 3 - Tibur (Mustard, Rebur, Ata Star L.)
  • 2 - Clean Sweep (Junker, Moneymaker)
  • 2 - Earl's Mr Will (Indian Will, Duke Abbey)
  • 2 - Fibber (Clementz, Julius Fibber)
  • 2 - Lindy's Crown (Atlantic F.C., St Göran)

Mares with at least two winning offsprings

  • 2 - Grand Duchess (Justus, Delta)
  • 2 - Gullan Fafner (Magnifik, Roland)[5]

Winning stallions that have also sired winners

  • Adept (1957), sire of Najo (1971)
  • Baron Karsk (1993), sire of Equalizer (2001)
  • Big Noon (1941), sire of Casanova (1954)
  • Justus (1946), sire of Jussi (1960)[5]

Winner with lowest odds

  • Winning odds: 1.28 - Quiggin (1984)[5]

Winner with highest odds

  • Winning odds: 98.62 - Najo (1971)[5]

Fastest winners

Auto start

Volt start

  • 1:17.0 (km rate) - Dartster F. (1980)[5]

All winners of Konung Gustaf V:s Pokal

Year

Horse

Driver

Trainer

Odds of winner

Winning time (km rate)

2008 Knockout Rose Erik Adielsson Stig H. Johansson 8.09 1:13.1
2008 Dust All Over Örjan Kihlström Roger Walmann 10.04 1:13.4
2007 Russell November Hugo Langeweg Hugo Langeweg 1.98 1:13.8
2006 Right On Track Jörgen Westholm Jörgen Westholm 11.18 1:14.3
2005 Conny Nobell Björn Goop Björn Goop 1.29 1:14.1
2004 Luxury Ås Lars Lindberg Svante Båth 3.44 1:13.7
2003 Rotation Gunnar Eggen Harald Lunde 2.05 1:12.8
2002 Gigant Neo Jorma Kontio Stefan Melander 6.72 1:12.7
2001 Equalizer Staffan Nilsson Staffan Nilsson 2.19 1:14.9
2000 St Göran Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 3.01 1:13.8
1999 Lucky Po Stefan Melander Stefan Melander 8.73 1:14.5
1998 Kanaloa Sea Patrik Södervall Patrik Södervall 4.70 1:15.0
1997 Remington Crown Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 2.81 1:15.0
1996 Drewgi Åke Svanstedt Tommy K. Jansson 5.51 1:15.8
1995 Atlantic F.C. Christer Nylander Christer Nylander 15.84 1:16.2
1994 Clipper Mack Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 2.87 1:14.8
1993 Baron Karsk Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.92 1:14.7
1992 Guy Scoop Olle Goop Erik Berglöf 2.51 1:15.9
1991 Extrem Roger L. Johansson Tommy Jansson 4.20 1:16.2
1990 Bowspirit Lars Lindberg Lars Lindberg 6.28 1:16.4
1989 On Guard Olle Goop Olle Goop 3.28 1:16.2
1988 Gaston Pride Per-Olof Pettersson Per-Olof Pettersson 4.63 1:16.8
1987 Ata Star L. Tommy Hanné Tommy Hanné 2.44 1:15.2
1986 Net Hammering Lars Lindberg Lars Lindberg 3.40 1:16.8
1985 Rebur Roland Korsar Roland Korsar 4.91 1:16.2
1984 Quiggin Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.28 1:15.6
1983 Solo Hagen Ulf Nordin Ulf Nordin 1.94 1:14.8
1982 Dior Broline Holger Bengtsson Holger Bengtsson 3.86 1:17.7
1981 Rex Håleryd Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 3.71 1:18.2
1980 Dartster F. Olle Hedin Olle Hedin 2.39 1:17.0
1979 Mustard Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 2.72 1:20.1
1978 Vilden Torbjörn Jansson Torbjörn Jansson 5.60 1:21.2
1977 Express Gaxe Gunnar Axelryd Gunnar Axelryd 3.04 1:20.6
1976 Windster Thomas Nilsson Thomas Nilsson 8.96 1:21.4
1975 Regina Roy Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 2.85 1:19.5
1974 Thomas R.N. Jan Ödquist Jan Ödquist 2.78 1:20.5
1973 Progressiv Tommy Hanné Tommy Hanné 19.39 1:21.0
1972 Sabina Scotch Tommy Hanné Tommy Hanné 29.98 1:21.0
1971 Najo Rune Johansson Rune Johansson 98.62 1:19.1
1970 Zadar Deaner Berndt Lindstedt Håkan Wallner 16.72 1:20.5
1969 Julius Fibber Håkan Wallner Håkan Wallner 14.11 1:22.6
1968 Ever Star Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 3.06 1:22.1
1967 Guy W. Berndt Lindstedt Håkan Wallner 6.63 1:20.3
1966 Allé Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.62 1:21.2
1965 Moneymaker Berndt Lindstedt Berndt Lindstedt 4.86 1:21.8
1964 Carr Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 1.34 1:21.9
1963 Sailor Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 4.33 1:23.2
1962 Duke Abbey Olof Persson Olof Persson 18.28 1:21.3
1961 Junker Olof Persson Olof Persson 10.07 1:22.5
1960 Jussi Sven Berggren Uno Swed 4.52 1:23.7
1959 Clementz Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 5.08 1:22.2
1958 Golden Song Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 2.39 1:20.8
1957 Adept Kurt Mattson Kurt Mattson 1.75 1:23.3
1956 Vola Scotch Sten Wilén Gösta Nordin 15.64 1:24.0
1955 Indian Will Ragnar Thorngren Ragnar Thorngren 29.12 1:23.6
1954 Casanova Svante Andersson Svante Andersson 21.81 1:23.3
1953 Bellomite Erik Larsson Erik Larsson 11.58 1:25.0
1952 Delta Stig Johnsson Stig Johnsson 10.54 1:24.5
1951 Carlatera Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 10.94 1:23.1
1950 Landerne Hans Ringström Hans Ringström 18.50 1:24.4
1949 Roland Hugo Nordqvist Hugo Nordqvist 2.93 1:25.3
1948 Magnifik Tage Stridsberg Tage Stridsberg 6.00 1:25.1
1947 Bulwarkson Gösta Nordin Sören Nordin 9.39 1:24.3
1946 Justus Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 2.48 1:21.5
1945 Hetty Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 1.95 1:23.8
1944 Fänrik Scott Carl A. Schoug Carl A. Schoug 2.58 1:24.9
1943 Holly Scott Gustaf Schein Gustaf Schein 10.41 1:24.7
1942 Trumps Ragnar Thorngren Ragnar Thorngren 1.76 1:23.9
1941 Big Noon Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 3.35 1:22.8

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References

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  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 Freidenvall, Claes. "Adrian Chip kunglig på Åby" (in Swedish). travronden.se. http://www.travronden.se/edrum.jsp?article=20334. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  4. Persson, Lennart (2005-05-06). "En stor insats för svensk travsport" (in Swedish). travnet.se. http://www.travnet.se/TravnetCore/?coreUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.travnet.se%2Fwww%2Fpublic%2Fwebb%2Fdefault.asp%3FinfoID_equals_16731_and_infoTyp_equals_nyhet. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 "Konung Gustaf V:s pokal" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/kunga.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  6. "Uttagningslopp till Konung Gustaf V:s pokal" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/kungaut.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
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  8. Ingvarsson, Henrik (2009-05-14). "Knockout Rose knockade favoriterna" (in Swedish). expressen.se. http://www.expressen.se/sport/trav/Travnyheter/1.1569737/knockout-rose-knockade-favoriterna. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  9. "Extra: Maharajah struken i Kungapokalen" (in Swedish). travronden.se. 2009-05-08. http://www.travronden.se/edrum.jsp?article=30766. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  10. Gustafsson, Pär (2009-05-14). "Knockout Rose bäst i Kungapokalen" (in Swedish). travronden.se. http://www.travronden.se/edrum.jsp?article=30989. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  11. 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 2009-05-17. 



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