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Swedish Trotting Criterium

Group One National race
Swedish Trotting Criterium
Svenskt Travkriterium
Location Solvalla, Stockholm,
22x20px Sweden
Inaugurated 1927
Race type Harness race for standardbred trotters
Race information
Distance 2,640 meters (1.64 miles)
Track Left-handed 1,000 meter track (0.62 mile)
Qualification Swedish 3-year-olds
Purse ≈US$458,000


The Swedish Trotting Criterium (Swedish: Svenskt Travkriterium or only Kriteriet) is an annual national Group One harness event for trotters that is held at Solvalla in Stockholm, Sweden. It is considered one of the classic trotting events in Sweden as well as the most prestigious Swedish event for 3-year-old trotters.[1] The purse in the 2008 final was ≈US$458,000 (SEK 3,200,000), of which the winner Maharajah won half.[2][3]

Contents

Location

The Swedish Trotting Criterium has been exclusively held at Solvalla since 1966. The first five editions was raced at Jägersro, before the hostesship was altered between Solvalla and Jägersro until 1954, when Åby was added to the mix. The three tracks took turns until 1966, just as with the Swedish Trotting Derby, another prestigious Swedish event. In 1966, Solvalla started to host the Criterium annually and Jägersro became permanent host track of the Derby.[4][5]

  • 1927 - 1931 Jägersro
  • 1932 - 1954 Solvalla or Jägersro
  • 1954 - 1965 Åby, Solvalla or Jägersro
  • 1966 - Solvalla

Entering the event

To enter the Swedish Trotting Criterium, a horse owner is obliged to make four payments of totally ≈US$530 (SEK4,125) as of 2009. These payments are as well valid for the Swedish Trotting Oaks, which is held at the same day as the Criterium but are open only for fillies. In addition to these costs, a supplementary fee of ≈US$820 (SEK6,360) is paid to enter the elimination races before the final. If a filly owner decides to enter the Oaks instead of the Criterium, the supplementary fee is half as large, ≈US$410 (SEK3,180).[6][7]

Racing conditions

Distance

From the start in 1927 until 1977, the distance of the Criterium was 2,600 meters (1.62 miles). In 1978, an added 40 meters made up a distance of 2,640 meters (1.64 miles), which has been the distance of the race ever since. [4]

Starting method

The first 33 Criterium finals was started by using volt start. In 1960, auto start was introduced. Since then, a motorized starting gate has been used every year, with exceptions for 1967, 1971 and 1979.[4]

Past winners

Drivers with most wins

  • 8 - Gunnar Nordin
  • 5 - Örjan Kihlström
  • 4 - Gösta Nordin
  • 3 - Håkan Wallner
  • 3 - Robert Bergh[4]

Trainers with most wins

  • 8 - Gunnar Nordin
  • 8 - Sören Nordin
  • 5 - Stig H. Johansson
  • 4 - Gösta Nordin
  • 4 - Olle Goop
  • 3 - Håkan Wallner
  • 3 - Robert Bergh
  • 3 - Stefan Hultman[4]

Sires with at least two winning offsprings

  • 3 - Quick Pay (Ex Hammering, Lass Quick, Lucky Po)
  • 2 - Allen Hanover (Allen Victory, Ina Scot)
  • 2 - Bulwark (Sir Basil, J'accuse)
  • 2 - Dreamer Boy (Ibrahim Pascha, Karina S.)
  • 2 - Express Ride (Jaded, Sahara Dynamite)
  • 2 - Jaguar (Sang, Coccinelle)
  • 2 - Locomotive (Codex, Locomite)
  • 2 - Pershing (Mack the Knife, Personia)
  • 2 - Pluvier III (Oktan Sund, Pamir Brodde)
  • 2 - Rollo (Julienne, Gay Gal)
  • 2 - Sir Walter Scott (Walter Top, Löjtnant Scott)

Mares with at least two winning offsprings

  • 2 - Lemomite (Lord Scotch, Lime Abbey)[4]

Winning stallions that have also sired winners

  • Active Bowler (1978), sire of Not So Bad (1989)[4]

Winning mares that have also brood winners

  • Lorry (1932), dam of Turf (1944)[4]

Winner with lowest odds

  • Winning odds: 1.16 - Julienne (1961)[4]

Winner with highest odds

  • Winning odds: 119.00 - Kerrim (1957)[4]

Fastest winners

Auto start

  • 1:14.0 (km rate) - Maharajah (2008)[4]

Volt start

  • 1:18.5 (km rate) - Pamir Brodde (1979)[4]


All winners of the Swedish Trotting Criterium

Year

Horse

Driver

Trainer

Odds of winner

Winning time (km rate)

2008 Maharajah Örjan Kihlström Stefan Hultman 1.50 1:14.0
2007 Sahara Dynamite Örjan Kihlström Timo Nurmos 1.64 1:15.0
2006 Marquis de Pommeau Örjan Kihlström Timo Nurmos 9.25 1:14.8
2005 Jaded Örjan Kihlström Stefan Hultman 5.45 1:16.6
2004 Conny Nobell Björn Goop Björn Goop 1.84 1:15.2
2003 Nolte Olle Goop Olle Goop 9.87 1:16.1
2002 Malabar Circle Ås Torbjörn Jansson Svante Båth 3.03 1:15.2
2001 From Above Örjan Kihlström Stefan Hultman 9.30 1:15.8
2000 Hilda Zonett Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 4.87 1:15.2
1999 Simb Zipper Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 3.11 1:15.2
1998 Lucky Po Stefan Melander Stefan Melander 22.35 1:16.9
1997 Sans Peur Björn Goop Olle Goop 12.78 1:16.8
1996 Remington Crown Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 14.33 1:16.3
1995 Drewgi Åke Svanstedt Tommy K. Jansson 5.96 1:16.6
1994 Mr. Lavec Jimmy Takter Jimmy Takter 1.48 1:17.0
1993 Zoogin Åke Svanstedt Åke Svanstedt 20.22 1:16.3
1992 Ina Scot Kjell P. Dahlström Kjell P. Dahlström 1.60 1:16.4
1991 Pont Neuf Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 6.51 1:16.8
1990 Union Shark Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.38 1:17.8
1989 Not So Bad Lennart Forsgren Olle Goop 13.06 1:18.8
1988 Allen Victory Tommy Hanné Tommy Hanné 28.39 1:18.0
1987 Carolo Min Krister Söderholm Ove Sjöström 10.04 1:16.8
1986 Piper Cub Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 4.46 1:16.7
1985 Personia Björn Linder Björn Linder 35.12 1:16.9
1984 Mack the Knife Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 5.32 1:17.9
1983 Lass Quick Heikki Korpi Heikki Korpi 2.28 1:16.3
1982 Ex Hammering Ulf Nordin Ulf Nordin 5.45 1:18.2
1981 Happy Feeling Karl-Erik Nilsson Ronny Gustafsson 14.22 1:20.6
1980 Micado C. Ulf Nordin Ulf Nordin 6.51 1:19.0
1979 Pamir Brodde Karl-Erik Nilsson Karl-Erik Nilsson 2.01 1:18.5
1978 Active Bowler Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 4.52 1:19.3
1977 Oktan Sund Berndt Lindstedt Berndt Lindstedt 3.07 1:23.9
1976 Lord Rappe Olle Goop Olle Goop 4.12 1:22.2
1975 Top Fläkt Håkan Wallner Håkan Wallner 36.67 1:20.5
1974 Thomas R. N. Jan Ödquist Jan Ödquist 2.97 1:22.6
1973 Grain Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.97 1:19.9
1972 Desert Air Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.79 1:20.9
1971 Idé Sund Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 8.29 1:22.6
1970 G. A. Scotch Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 2.61 1:22.7
1969 Boett Per Sundberg Per Sundberg 3.87 1:21.5
1968 Zolomit Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.72 1:22.8
1967 Rikitikitavi Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 1.60 1:23.8
1966 Monolog Håkan Wallner Håkan Wallner 8.78 1:22.2
1965 Ibs Håkan Wallner Håkan Wallner 2.73 1:23.9
1964 Mignon Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 12.09 1:22.7
1963 Coccinelle Nils Sundin Nils Sundin 3.17 1:23.7
1962 Gay Gal Berndt Lindstedt Berndt Lindstedt 12.28 1:22.6
1961 Julienne Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.16 1:23.5
1960 Amit H. Nils Sundin Nils Sundin 1.44 1:23.4
1959 Clementz Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.37 1:25.5
1958 Locomite Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 6.19 1:24.2
1957 Kerrim Bengt Andersson Bengt Andersson 119.00 1:25.9
1956 Noon Bull Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 3.72 1:24.0
1955 Sang Kurt Mattsson Kurt Mattsson 3.66 1:27.7
1954 Lord Scotch Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 2.41 1:24.2
1953 Codex Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.52 1:26.8
1952 Gay Noon Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 6.86 1:24.7
1951 J'accuse Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 3.10 1:26.4
1950 Sir Basil Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 2.80 1:26.3
1949 Löjtnant Scott Carl A. Schoug Carl A. Schoug 6.17 1:25.3
1948 Toreador Erik Larsson Erik Larsson 2.92 1:26.2
1947 Ivan Hugo Andersson Hugo Andersson 8.69 1:30.5
1946 Jagilon Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 1.22 1:26.1
1945 Excellens Will Owe Nilsson Owe Nilsson 1.47 1:28.1
1944 Turf Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 1.60 1:27.5
1943 Bess Brodde Hans Ringström Hans Ringström 2.20 1:26.9
1942 Lime Abbey Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 1.42 1:26.0
1941 Walter Top Ragnar Thorngren Ragnar Thorngren 3.61 1:27.6
1940 Skottlandshus Owe Nilsson Owe Nilsson 5.13 1:28.8
1939 Mac the Great Eric Carlsson Eric Carlsson 3.55 1:27.0
1938 Queen Nedworthy Antonius Adamski Antonius Adamski 1.29 1:27.5
1937 Mary Louise Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 1.29 1:27.5
1936 Sete Göte Nilsson Göte Nilsson 2.36 1:31.2
1935 Kickan Anton Fyhr Anton Fyhr 1.88 1:30.1
1934 The Senator Indiana Carl Holmström Carl Holmström 1.32 1:31.8
1933 Etta June Gotthard Ericsson Gotthard Ericsson 1.77 1:31.9
1932 Lorry Sixten Lundgren Sixten Lundgren 1.66 1:34.6
1931 Blå Bird Johan Jacobsson Johan Jacobsson 2.35 1:36.5
1930 Peter Spjuver Anton Fyhr Anton Fyhr 1.47 1:41.9
1929 Ruter Dam Anders Nilsson Anders Nilsson 1.22 1:41.2
1928 Karina S. Sophus Sörensen Sophus Sörensen 1.77 1:35.9
1927 Ibrahim Pascha Sophus Sörensen Sophus Sörensen 1.59 1:34.6[4]

References

  1. "Svenskt Trav-Kriterium" (in Swedish). solvalla.se. Stockholms Travsällskap. http://www.solvalla.se/trav/svenskt-trav-kriterium.asp. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. "Travsport.se - Resultat - Svenskt Trav-Kriterium" (in Swedish). travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=492394&loppId=661845. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  3. In the conversion to USD, the rates of 2008-10-05, the date of the 2008 final, have been used.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 "Svenskt Travkriterium" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/kriteriet.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  5. "Svenskt Travderby" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/derbyt.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  6. "Insatslopp" (in Swedish). travogalopp.nu. pp. 118. http://www.travogalopp.nu/2008/PDF/ToG08_112_119.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  7. In the conversion to USD, the rates of 2008-12-31, the date of the last payment for the 2009 Criterium, have been used.



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