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Swedish Trotting Derby

Group One National race
The Swedish Trotting Derby
Svenskt Travderby
Location Jägersro Racetrack, Malmö,
22x20px Sweden
Inaugurated 1928
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 4-year-olds
Purse ≈US$483,000


The Swedish Trotting Derby (Swedish: Svenskt Travderby) is an annual national Group One harness event for trotters that is held at Jägersro Racetrack in Malmö, Sweden. It is by many considered the most prestigious Swedish event for 4-year-old racing horses.[1] The purse in the 2008 final was ≈US$483,000 (SEK 3,200,000), of which the winner Sahara Dynamite won half.[2][3]

Contents

Location

Through the years, the host of the Derby final has at times annually been Jägersro, but at times, the hostesship has altered between Jägersro, Solvalla and Åby. Since 1966, the final event has been held at Jägersro Racetrack every year.[4]

  • 1928 - 1932 Jägersro
  • 1933 - 1954 Jägersro or Solvalla
  • 1954 - 1965 Jägersro, Åby or Solvalla
  • 1966 - Jägersro

Entering the event

To enter the Swedish Trotting Derby, a horse owner is obliged to make four payments, the last approximately seven months before the final is held. In total, these payments consist of ≈US$523 (SEK4,375) as of 2009. In addition to these costs, a supplementary fee of ≈US$761 (SEK6,360) is paid to enter the elimination races 12 days before the final.[5][6]

Racing conditions

Distance

From the start in 1928 until 1982, the distance of the Derby was in the interval 3,000-3,200 meters. The distance was shortened to 2,640 meters (1.64 miles) in 1983, which has been the distance of the race ever since. [4]

Starting method

The first 32 Derby 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 1962, 1969 and 1970.[4]

Past winners

Drivers with most wins

  • 9 - Gunnar Nordin
  • 5 - Gösta Nordin
  • 3 - Robert Bergh[4]

Trainers with most wins

  • 11 - Sören Nordin
  • 9 - Gunnar Nordin
  • 7 - Stig H. Johansson
  • 5 - Gösta Nordin
  • 3 - Robert Bergh[4]

Sires with at least two winning offsprings

  • 3 - Scotch Nibs (Pecka Trickson, Guy Nibs, Pom Chips)
  • 3 - Locomotive (Codex, Smaragd, Locomite)
  • 3 - Earl's Mr Will (Isa Will, Lola Will, Willburn)
  • 3 - Bulwark (Hetty, Presidenten, Architector)
  • 2 - Alf Palema (Gazza Degato, Colombian Necktie)
  • 2 - Count's Pride (Jet Ribb, Gaston Pride)
  • 2 - Tibur (Mustard, Big Spender)
  • 2 - Sandy Flash (Sassa Hanover, Belle Day)
  • 2 - Tulipan (Fakir, Lorry)
  • 2 - Peter Pogue (Petersdotter, Peter Spjuver)
  • 2 - Dreamer Boy (Ibrahim Pascha, Karina S.)[4]

Winning stallions that have also sired winners

  • Björn (1968), sire of May Björn (1979)
  • Gay Noon (1953), sire of Gavin (1965)[4]

Winner with lowest odds

  • Winning odds: 1.14 - Peter Spjuver (1931)[4]

Winner with highest odds

  • Winning odds: 74.36 - Segerstorp Comet (1970)[4]

Fastest winners

2,640 meters auto start

  • 1:13.6 (km rate) - Sahara Dynamite (2008)[4]

3,000-3,200 meters auto start

  • 1:18.9 (km rate) - Mustard (1980)[4]

3,000-3,200 meters volt start

  • 1:22.2 (km rate) - Galint (1969)[4]


All winners of the Swedish Trotting Derby

Year

Horse

Driver

Trainer

Odds of winner

Winning time (km rate)

2008 Sahara Dynamite Jorma Kontio Timo Nurmos 1.93 1:13.6
2007 Commander Crowe Johnny Takter Petri Puro 2.36 1:14.2
2006 Colombian Necktie Thomas Uhrberg Roger Walmann 21.98 1:14.7
2005 Conny Nobell Björn Goop Björn Goop 2.64 1:14.7
2004 Gazza Degato Tom Horpestad Tom Horpestad 14.55 1:14.1
2003 Tsar d'Inverne Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 4.55 1:14.4
2002 From Above Örjan Kihlström Stefan Hultman 2.67 1:14.9
2001 Hilda Zonett Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 3.14 1:15.2
2000 S:t Göran Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 5.82 1:15.1
1999 Victory Tilly Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.64 1:14.7
1998 Jolly Rocket Per Lennartsson Per Lennartsson 2.33 1:14.2
1997 Remington Crown Robert Bergh Robert Bergh 6.14 1:15.9
1996 Drewgi Åke Svanstedt Åke Svanstedt 3.47 1:16.2
1995 Good As Gold Mats Rånlund Mats Rånlund 12.10 1:17.6
1994 Zenit F. Tommy Zackrisson Tommy Zackrisson 5.35 1:15.3
1993 Ina Scot Kjell P. Dahlström Kjell P. Dahlström 1.38 1:14.9
1992 Utini Erik Berglöf Erik Berglöf 23.09 1:16.2
1991 Sans Rival Erik Berglöf Erik Berglöf 22.23 1:16.7
1990 Queen L. Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 3.57 1:16.7
1989 Frej Nalan Jim Frick Jim Frick 20.01 1:16.0
1988 Gaston Pride Per-Olof Pettersson Per-Olof Pettersson 6.41 1:16.4
1987 Atom Knight Anders Lindqvist Anders Lindqvist 15.95 1:15.6
1986 Jet Ribb Per-Erik Eriksson Hans G. Eriksson 3.59 1:16.8
1985 Big Spender Berth Johansson Berth Johansson 1.81 1:16.7
1984 Big Star Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 2.47 1:16.4
1983 Micko Fripé Bo W. Takter Bo W. Takter 2.56 1:18.0
1982 Rex Håleryd Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 3.72 1:19.5
1981 Nino Blazing Stig H. Nilsson Björn Lindblom 10.64 1:19.7
1980 Mustard Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.35 1:18.9
1979 May Björn Sven-Gunnar Johansson Alf Lindholm 28.19 1:20.3
1978 Spinoon Olle Lindqvist Olle Lindqvist 4.41 1:20.5
1977 Express Gaxe Gunnar Axelryd Gunnar Axelryd 1.87 1:19.7
1976 Cal Min Olle Lindqvist Olle Lindqvist 4.96 1:20.9
1975 Opal H. Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 1.79 1:20.2
1974 Grain Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 2.08 1:20.5
1973 Pom Chips Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 6.51 1:21.0
1972 Ocos Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.64 1:20.9
1971 Najo Rune Johansson Rune Johansson 5.06 1:22.2
1970 Segerstorp Comet Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 74.36 1:22.8
1969 Galint Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.98 1:22.2
1968 Björn Birger Bengtsson Birger Bengtsson 5.40 1:22.5
1967 Guy Nibs Karl Gösta Fylking Håkan Wallner 4.40 1:22.9
1966 Blixt Bruno Svensson Bruno Svensson 5.54 1:22.9
1965 Gavin Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 2.71 1:23.0
1964 Pecka Trickson Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 1.70 1:23.5
1963 Sailor Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 21.82 1:23.9
1962 Julienne Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.32 1:26.2
1961 Stepdaughter Uno Swed Uno Swed 4.18 1:21.5
1960 Clementz Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.89 1:24.3
1959 Locomite Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 1.35 1:22.4
1958 Ilotar Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 13.42 1:23.4
1957 Willburn Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 3.69 1:25.9
1956 Architector Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 13.45 1:23.1
1955 Smaragd Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.75 1:24.9
1954 Codex Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.24 1:24.3
1953 Gay Noon Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 1.45 1:23.0
1952 Lola Will Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 3.08 1:23.7
1951 Madame Song Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 1.50 1:25.5
1950 Isa Will Olof Persson Olof Persson 32.42 1:26.3
1949 Presidenten Folke Bengtsson Folke Bengtsson 2.24 1:24.1
1948 King Brodde Ture Persson Ture Persson 1.39 1:27.5
1947 Belle Day Sören Nordin Sören Nordin 7.55 1:24.5
1946 Miss Scovere Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 5.66 1:27.1
1945 Hetty Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 11.72 1:23.7
1944 Fänrik Scott Carl A. Schoug Carl A. Schoug 1.38 1:26.8
1943 Lime Abbey Gunnar Nordin Gunnar Nordin 1.77 1:24.9
1942 Etawah Asa Hans Ringström Hans Ringström 1.79 1:26.3
1941 Giant Killer Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 2.26 1:27.0
1940 Golden Wedding Sixten Lundgren Sixten Lundgren 1.84 1:26.1
1939 Queen Nedworthy Ragnar Thorngren Ragnar Thorngren 6.01 1:25.6
1938 Respekt Hugo Andersson Hugo Andersson 5.08 1:26.4
1937 Rosenella Gösta Nordin Gösta Nordin 2.83 1:30.2
1936 Sassa Hanover Fritz Mahler Fritz Mahler 1.60 1:28.6
1935 Princess Hollyrood Oskar Persson Oskar Persson 14.10 1:30.8
1934 Etta June Gotthard Ericsson Gotthard Ericsson 1.38 1:32.0
1933 Lorry Theodor Bilcik Sixten Lundgren 1.77 1:29.6
1932 Fakir Sixten Lundgren Sixten Lundgren 2.46 1:34.3
1931 Peter Spjuver Anton Fyhr Anton Fyhr 1.14 1:36.7
1930 Petersdotter Anton Fyhr Anton Fyhr 2.91 1:40.7
1929 Karina S. Sophus Sörensen Sophus Sörensen 1.34 1:41.6
1928 Ibrahim Pascha Sophus Sörensen Sophus Sörensen 1.59 1:30.9[4]

References

  1. Carlsson, Michael. "Conny Nobell och Björn vann Derbyt" (in Swedish). atgse.se. ATG. http://www.atgse.se/sommar/nyheter/nyheter81.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  2. "Travsport.se - Resultat - Svenskt Travderby 2008" (in Swedish). travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=492954&loppId=659186. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. In the conversion to USD, the rates of 2008-09-07, 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 "Svenskt Travderby" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/derbyt.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  5. "Insatslopp på Jägersro" (in Swedish). jagersro.m.se. Jägersro Trav & Galopp. http://www.jagersro.m.se/trav/insats.html. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  6. In the conversion to USD, the rates of 2009-02-01, the date of the last payment for the 2009 Derby, have been used.



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