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Sören Nordin

Sören Nordin
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Occupation Harness racing driver and trainer
Birthplace Forsa, Hälsingland, Sweden
Birth date 5, 1917(1917-Template:MONTHNUMBER-05)
Death date 6, 2008 (aged 91)
Career wins 3,221
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Elitloppet Flag of Sweden (1953)
Hambletonian Oaks Flag of the United States (1983, 1991)
Breeders Crown Flag of the United States (1984, 1990)
World Trotting Derby Flag of the United States (1984)
Yonkers Trot Flag of the United States (1984, 1985)
Canadian Trotting Classic Flag of Canada (1985)
Dexter Cup Flag of the United States (1985)
Peter Haughton Memorial Flag of the United States (1986)
Gran Premio Delle Nazioni Flag of Italy (1952)
Gran Premio d'Europa Flag of Italy (1980)
Gran Criterium Flag of Italy (1992, 1998)
Gran Premio Nazionale Flag of Italy (1993)
Italian Trotting Derby Flag of Italy (1999)
Gran Premio Allevatori Flag of Italy (1998)
Gran Premio Continentale Flag of Italy (2000)
Prix d'Amérique Flag of France (1950)
Preis der Besten Flag of Germany (1956)
Oslo Grand Prix Flag of Norway (1972, 1973)
Copenhagen Cup Flag of Denmark (1976)
European 5-year-old Championship Template:Country data Europe (2001)
Racing awards
Trainer of the Year Flag of the United States (1986)
Hall of Fame Flag of Sweden (inducted in 2007)
Significant horses
Mustard, Baltic Speed, Brandy Hanover, Mr Drew, Sandy Bowl, Tarport Frenzy, Ron B Hanover, Nealy Lobell, Frances Bulwark.

Ernst Sören Nordin (September 5, 1917 – September 6, 2008) was a Swedish harness racing driver and trainer who later started a stable in America. Nordin won 3,221 races in 10 different countries as a driver, he won the Swedish Trotting Derby 11 times – still a record.[1] In 1950, Nordin won the Prix d'Amérique, and in 1953 the Elitloppet. 21 times, Nordin was the champion driver at Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden's premier track.

In 1981, he moved to the United States to set up the Team Nordin stable together with his son, Jan, training their trotters during the winter at Pompano Park's training center. They campaigned several top trotters and world champions including Baltic Speed, Brandy Hanover, Mr Drew, Sandy Bowl, Tarport Frenzy, Ron B Hanover and Nealy Lobell; the horses they trained in the US set 41 world records.[2] In 1992, when their top clients decreased their involvement in trotting, the Nordins moved to Italy[3] to become the private trainers for the Biasuzzi stable.[4] In 1992-1993, the stable was believed the most profitable in the world.[2]


  1. Soren Nordin dead at 91, The U.S. Trotting Association, September 6, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sören Nordin har avlidit, Sveriges Radio, September 6, 2008.
  3. Travlegendaren Sören Nordin död TT via Svenska Dagbladet, September 6, 2008.
  4. Soren Nordin dies at 91, Harnessracing.com, September 6, 2008.


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