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Stig H. Johansson

Stig H. Johansson
Occupation Trainer, former driver
Birthplace Forsa, Hälsingland, Sweden
Birth date July 26, 1945
Career wins More than 7,000 as a trainer, 6,222 as a driver
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
* indicates win as trainer only
** indicates win as driver only
Breeders Crown Flag of Sweden (1992*, 1996**, 1996**, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008*, 2008*)
Drottning Silvias Pokal Flag of Sweden (1988, 1991, 2006*)
Elitloppet Flag of Sweden (1984, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2000)
Hugo Åbergs Memorial Flag of Sweden (1977, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2006*)
Konung Gustaf V:s Pokal Flag of Sweden (1981, 1984, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2009*)
Olympiatravet Flag of Sweden (1986, 1993, 1994)
Jubileumspokalen Flag of Sweden (1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2007*)
Sprintermästaren Flag of Sweden (1974, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1996, 2007*)
Stochampionatet Flag of Sweden (1977, 1981, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2003)
Svensk Uppfödningslöpning Flag of Sweden (1978, 1983, 1990)
Swedish Championship Flag of Sweden (1975, 1977, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1999)
Swedish Trotting Criterium Flag of Sweden (1973, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991)
Swedish Trotting Derby Flag of Sweden (1970, 1974, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1999, 2000)
Åby Stora Pris Flag of Sweden (1984, 1986, 1993, 2000, 2002)
Copenhagen Cup Flag of Denmark (2000, 2001)
Finlandia Ajo Flag of Finland (1988, 1989, 2004)
Forus Open Flag of Norway (2006*)
Oslo Grand Prix Flag of Norway (1991, 2000)
Breeders Crown Flag of Germany (2006*, 2007*)
Elite-Rennen Flag of Germany (1991*, 1999)
Preis der Besten Flag of Germany (1993)
Grote Prijs der Giganten Flag of Netherlands (1983)
Grand Critérium de Vitesse de la Côte d'Azur Flag of France (1997)
Prix d'Amérique Flag of France (1993)
Prix de Belgique Flag of France (1993, 1994)
Prix de France Flag of France (1995)
Prix de Paris Flag of France (1990)
Campionato Europeo Flag of Italy (2003)
Gran Premio Citta' di Montecatini Flag of Italy (1997)
Gran Premio Costa Azzurra Flag of Italy (1985, 1991)
Gran Premio della Lotteria Flag of Italy (1984, 1991, 2003, 2005)
Gran Premio Delle Nazioni Flag of Italy (1990, 1992*, 2001*, 2002, 2004)
Gran Premio Duomo Flag of Italy (1986, 1995, 2004)
Gran Premio Renzo Orlandi Flag of Italy (1991)
Gran Premio Gaetano Turilli Flag of Italy (2001)
Gran Premio U.N.I.R.E. Flag of Italy (1986, 1988)
European 5-year-old Championship Template:Country data EUR (1988)
Grand Prix de l'UET Template:Country data EUR (1985, 1986, 1988, 2001)
Breeders Crown Flag of the United States (1990, 1994)
Nat Ray Trot Flag of the United States (2002)
Racing awards
Trainer of the Year Flag of Sweden (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2005)
Driver of the Year Flag of Sweden (2000)
Honours
Trotting Hall of Fame Flag of Sweden (inducted in 2008)
Significant horses
Victory Tilly, Queen L., Peace Corps, Napoletano
Digger Crown, The Onion, Utah Bulwark


Stig Henry Johansson (born July 26, 1945 in Forsa, Hudiksvall Municipality) is a Swedish trotting trainer and former driver. He started his career as a professional trainer in 1969, and has during a large part of the career been a dominating force in Swedish trotting.[1] He is, arguably, the greatest in Swedish trotting history.[2] Internationally, he is regarded as one of the sport's great.[3] Among the horses he has trained are top trotters Victory Tilly, Queen L., Peace Corps, Napoletano, Digger Crown, The Onion and Utah Bulwark.[4] Together with these and other horses, Johansson has won numerous major races, including Elitloppet (six times), Gran Premio della Lotteria (four times), Nat Ray Trot (once) and Prix d'Amérique (once).[5]

On December 2005, Johansson announced his decision to quit driving races, but to continue train trotters. The same evening, he drove his last race.[1] He won 6,222 races during 42 years as a driver.[5]

Stig H. Johansson has won more than 7,000 races as a trainer, second most in Swedish trotting history behind Olle Goop.[6][7] In December 2008, Johansson passed SEK700 million (~US$87.1 million[8]) won as a trainer.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Stig H Johansson lägger av" (in Swedish). svt.se. 2005-12-28. http://mobil.svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=21180&a=511858. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  2. Persson, Lennart (2005-12-28). "Vemod är ordet..." (in Swedish). travnet.se. Travnet. http://www.travnet.se/TravnetCore/?coreUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.travnet.se%2Fwww%2Fpublic%2Fwebb%2Fdefault.asp%3FinfoID_equals_19985_and_infoTyp_equals_nyhet. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  3. Pettersson, Erik (2008-07-12). "Stig H Johansson invald i Hall of Fame" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. Aftonbladet. http://www.aftonbladet.se/trav365/article2890476.ab?service=print. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  4. Pettersson, Lars-Ove. "”Drömmen att vinna Elitloppet kan man drömma flera gånger”" (in Swedish). travinorr.se. http://www.travinorr.se/nyhet.php?news=2361. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Stig H. Johanssons makalösa karriär" (in Swedish). travsidan.nu. http://www.travsidan.nu/trav/senaste/nytt/stig_h_051228.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  6. Nilsson, Lars (2008-07-16). "Olle Elfstrand i exklusiv skara" (in Swedish). vf.nu. Värmlands Folkblad. http://www.vf.se/Arkiv/Sport/Trav/2008/Juli/Vecka-29/20301.aspx. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  7. According to the article, printed in July 2008, Johansson had 6,979 victories to his name by then. As of 2009-03-08, he has won 30 races as a trainer in 2009, which takes his total number of wins above 7,000. See [1]
  8. In the conversion from SEK to USD, the rates of 2008-12-17, the date of the event, have been used
  9. "700 miljoner inkört!" (in Swedish). nuke.mobby.se. 2008-12-19. http://nuke.mobby.se/Senastenytt/Artikelsida/tabid/670/MbyArtID/1661/language/sv-SE/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 


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