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Sprintermästaren

Group One International race
Sprintermästaren
Location Halmstad Racetrack, Halmstad,
22x20px Sweden
Inaugurated 1971
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 4-year-olds
Purse ≈US$282,000 (€200,000)


Sprintermästaren (literally: "The Sprint Champion") is an annual international Group One harness event for trotters. It is held at Halmstad Racetrack in Halmstad, Sweden, and is a stakes race for 4-year-olds.[1] The purse in the 2009 final was ≈US$282,000 (€200,000), of which the winner Lavec Kronos won half.[2][3] The event is sometimes referred to as "Sweden's Hambletonian".[4]

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Racing conditions

From the beginning, Sprintermästaren was open only for Swedish four-year-old trotters. In 2002, the conditions were changed and the event has since then been open for foreign four-year-olds as well.[5] The distance, one mile, has been the same since the beginning of the event in 1971.[6] The final of the event is preceded by a number of elimination races, taking place the same day. Since 1995, the number of elimination heats has been three per year.[6]

Past winners

Drivers with most wins

  • 2 - Erik Adielsson
  • 2 - Örjan Kihlström[6]

Trainers with most wins

  • 2 - Stefan Hultman
  • 2 - Stefan Melander

Sires with at least two winning offsprings

  • 2 - Count's Pride (Alex Pride, Gaston Pride)
  • 2 - Speedy Somolli (Mr Lavec, Regent Broline)
  • 2 - Super Arnie (Beijing Boy, Dust All Over)
  • 2 - Super Bowl (Active Bowler, Ultimo H.)
  • 2 - Tibur (Callit, Drottning Sund)[6]

Winning stallions that have also sired winners

  • Mr Lavec (1995), sire of First Lavec (2001)[6]

Winner with lowest odds

  • Winning odds: 1.24 - Charme Asserdal (1977)[6]

Winner with highest odds

  • Winning odds: 42.55 - Beijing Boy (1999)[6]

Fastest winner

  • 1:10.7 (km rate) - Lavec Kronos (2009).[6]

All winners of Sprintermästaren

Year

Horse

Driver

Trainer

Odds of winner

Winning time (km rate)

2009 Lavec Kronos Lutfi Kolgjini Lutfi Kolgjini 7.75 1:10.7
2008 Dust All Over Örjan Kihlström Roger Walmann 3.90 1:11.4
2007 Naughty Nunu Erik Adielsson Stig H. Johansson 8.42 1:11.9
2006 Fantasy Broline Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 8.09 1:11.9
2005 Profit Ås Erik Adielsson Kari Lähdekorpi 14.06 1:11.3
2004 Gentleman Örjan Kihlström Stefan Hultman 2.55 1:11.8
2003 Calvin Capar Hans-Owe Sundberg Stefan Hultman 4.59 1:12.3
2002 Scarlet Knight Stefan Melander Stefan Melander 1.40 1:12.5
2001 First Lavec Jim Frick Jim Frick 4.26 1:13.2
2000 Rydens Sensation Jorma Kontio Stefan Melander 8.16 1:12.7
1999 Beijing Boy Dan Widegren Dan Widegren 42.55 1:13.2
1998 Jolly Rocket Per Lennartsson Per Lennartsson 1.83 1:13.0
1997 Kramer Boy Johnny Takter Johnny Takter 1.79 1:12.1
1996 Regent Broline Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 4.83 1:15.3
1995 Mr Lavec Jimmy W. Takter Jimmy W. Takter 5.07 1:12.4
1994 Serena Christer Nylander Christer Nylander 3.27 1:13.9
1993 Top Royal Lennart Forsgren Lennart Forsgren 4.45 1:13.4
1992 Ciceron Örn Lars-Ove Lunneryd Lars-Ove Lunneryd 6.06 1:15.4
1991 First Sid Björn Linder Björn Linder 7.65 1:13.5
1990 Drottning Sund Björn Larsson Björn Larsson 2.97 1:16.7
1989 Peace On Earth Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.54 1:14.6
1988 Gaston Pride Per-Olof Pettersson Per-Olof Pettersson 1.70 1:15.7
1987 Ewing Turf Thomas Uhrberg Anders Lindqvist 4.35 1:14.8
1986 Alex Pride Mats Rånlund Mats Rånlund 5.85 1:14.0
1985 Callit Karl O. Johansson Karl O. Johansson 3.19 1:16.4
1984 Anford Bones Leif Edvinsson Leif Edvinsson 4.72 1:14.6
1983 The Onion Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.74 1:12.0
1982 Speedy Fly Olle Goop Arne Bernhardsson 1.87 1:14.1
1981 Ultimo H. Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 9.06 1:15.0
1980 Lepin Kjell Isgren Kjell Isgren 2.16 1:16.4
1979 Active Bowler Jan Nordin Sören Nordin 4.90 1:16.2
1978 Safari Express Sven-Erik Landin Sven-Erik Landin 8.59 1:16.8
1977 Charme Asserdal Heikki Korpi Timo Eve 1.24 1:16.8
1976 Gay Frost Bertil Rogell Bertil Rogell 2.19 1:18.7
1975 Gotte Takstens Olle Lindqvist Olle Lindqvist 9.62 1:17.8
1974 Gallini Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.49 1:17.7
1973 Pelle J:r Karl-Gösta Fylking Karl-Gösta Fylking 2.84 1:19.1
1972 Lime Rodney Karl Gustaf Holgersson Karl Gustaf Holgersson 6.64 1:17.6
1971 Cirro Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 2.08 1:19.2

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References

  1. "Grupplöpningar 2009" (in Swedish). travsport.se. http://www.travsport.se/appImage/grupplopningar_2009.pdf. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Resultat - Sprintermästaren" (in Swedish). travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=499024&loppId=681204. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  3. In the conversion to USD, the rates of 2009-07-02, the date of the 2009 final, have been used.
  4. Bonsdorf, Karsten (2008-07-04). "Dust All Over wins Sweden’s Hambletonian". ustrotting.com. United States Trotting Association. http://www.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=27866&print=yes. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  5. Johansson, Robin. "Junior räds inte svenskar" (in Swedish). guiden.se. http://www.guiden.se/nyhetsarkiv/article214723.ece. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 "Sprintermästaren final" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/sprinter.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 



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