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List of Suurkilpailu competitions

Suurkilpailu ("Grand Race") in Finland stands for a harness racing event in which the purse for the winner is at or over 10,000 Euros, or approximately 13,500 USD. All Grand Races must be authorised by Suomen Hippos, the central horse organisation of Finland. The most important Grand Races are Finlandia-Ajo, St Michel and Kymi Grand Prix.[1]

Events for light trotters

Event

Admission

Qualification

Race

Prizes

Name Place Frequency Admission Total fees Sex Age Birthplace Other Finals distance First prize
Arvid Åvallin tammaderby Vermo (Helsinki) annual open 200 EUR mares 5 years Finland none 2100 m 20,000 EUR[2]
Suur-Hollolan Best Lady Jokimaa (Lahti) annual open; enrollment when the horse is 1 year old 450 EUR mares 4 years or older Finland none 2140 m 2[3]
Lotteria-ajo1 Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, Mikkeli and Vieremä annual open none all 4 years or older any winnings below 100,000 EUR for mares, or below 60,000 EUR for geldings and stallions 2100 m; handicaps per winnings 2[4]
Derbyn Tammachampion Vermo (Helsinki)  ? open enrollment, 10 competitors chosen by a winnings index 5 paid Suuri Suomalainen Derby admission fees mares 4 years any in Finnish racing register 2100 m 2[5]
Erkki Rajakoski Memorial Vermo (Helsinki)  ? open none all 3 years any international event 2100 m 2[6]
Eugen Pylvänäisen Muistoajo Mikkeli annual open none all 4 years any maximum of 10 horses may participate 1609 m 2[7]
Festivaali-ajo  ? annual open none all 4 years or older any a maximum of 12 horses may participate 1609 m 2[8]
Finlandia-ajo Vermo (Helsinki) annual open none all 4 years or older any international; preliminaries may be held 1609 m 2[9]
Glenn Kosmos Memorial Vermo (Helsinki)  ? open none all 4 years or older any international; preliminaries may be held 1609 m 2[10]
Hambo Jokimaa (Lahti) annual open four Suur-Hollola -ajo admission fees paid all 3 years any international race; horses must be enrolled for the Suur-Hollola -ajo; a maximum of 12 horses may participate 2140 m 2[11]

Notes </dt>

  1. Name may change according to the main sponsor.
  1. Prizes determined separately; according to the Suurkilpailu bylaws, the winner purse will be at or over 10,000 EUR.

Events for coldblood trotters

Event

Admission

Qualification

Race

Prizes

Name Place Frequency Admission Total fees Sex Age Birthplace Other Finals distance First prize
Erilo-juoksu  ? annual open first Suomenhevosten Kriterium admission fee paid all 5 to 6 years any Finnhorses 2100 m; handicaps by age and sex 1[12]
Erkon Pokaali Vermo (Helsinki)  ? open  ? all 5 years or older any international 2100 m 1[13]
Keskisuomalainen Derby Killeri (Jyväskylä) annual horses enrolled at the age of 2 years 220 EUR all 5 years any Finnhorses; preliminaries may be held, a maximum of 12 horses may participate in the finals 2100 m 1[14]
Coldblood Suur-Hollola -ajo Jokimaa (Lahti) annual enrolment when the horse is 1 year old 280 EUR; fee on the year of participation is 140 EUR all 5 years or older Finland handicap of 20 m for 6-year-old males and 7-year-old or older females; 40 m for 7-year-old males; 60 m for males at or over 8 years; preliminaries may be held 2140 m 1[15]
L. Fabritius Memorial - Åbofemman Turku annual  ? - all 5 years or older any Finnhorses, and Swedish and Norwegian coldbloods; a maximum of 12 horses may participate 2100 m 1[16]

Notes </dt>

  1. Prizes determined separately; according to the Suurkilpailu bylaws, the winner purse will be at or over 10,000 EUR.
  1. Name may change according to the main sponsor.

Notes

  1. Suurkilpailusäännöt, (Finnish), retrieved 2010-04-18
  2. Arvid Åvallin tammaderby at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-04-18
  3. Suur-Hollolan Best Lady at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-04-18
  4. Lotteria-ajo at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-04-18
  5. Derbyn Tammachampion at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-04-18
  6. Erkki Rajakoski Memorial at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-04-18
  7. Eugen Pylvänäisen Muistoajo at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-08-05
  8. Festivaali-ajo at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-08-05
  9. Finlandia-ajo at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-08-05
  10. Glenn Kosmos Memorial at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-08-05
  11. Hambo at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-08-05
  12. Erilo-juoksu at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-04-18
  13. Erkon Pokaali at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-04-18
  14. Keskisuomalainen Derby at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-08-05
  15. Coldblood Suur-Hollola -ajo at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-08-05
  16. L. Fabritius Memorial - Åbofemman at Hippos.fi (Finnish), retrieved 2010-08-05



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