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Swedish Trotting Oaks

Group One National race
Swedish Trotting Oaks
Svenskt Trav-Oaks
Location Solvalla, Stockholm,
22x20px Sweden
Inaugurated 1979
Race type Harness race for standardbred trotters
Race information
Distance 2,140 meters (1.33 miles)
Track Left-handed 1,000 meter track (0.62 mile)
Qualification Swedish 3-year-old fillies
Purse ≈US$286,000


The Swedish Trotting Oaks (Swedish: Svenskt Trav-Oaks or only Oaks) is an annual national Group One harness event for trotters that is held at Solvalla in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the biggest race for 3-year-old fillies in Sweden.[1] The purse in the 2008 final was ≈US$286,000 (SEK 2,000,000), of which the winner Annicka won half.[2][3]

Contents

Location and date

The Swedish Trotting Oaks has, since the start in 1979, been arranged at Solvalla in Stockholm.[4] In 1979, as well as during the years 1991-1994 and from 1998 to present, the finals have been held on the same day in late September or early October as the Swedish Trotting Criterium finals. In 1980 and in 1995-1997, the Oaks finals were raced up to a week before or after the Criterium finals. 1981-1990, the Oaks finals took place in July or August.[4][5]

Entering the event

To enter the Swedish Trotting Oaks, a filly 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 Criterium, which is held at the same day as the Oaks but are open for both colts and fillies. In addition to these costs, a supplementary fee of ≈US$410 (SEK3,180) is paid to enter the elimination races before the final. If a filly owner decides to enter the Criterium instead of the Oaks, the supplementary fee is twice as large, ≈US$820 (SEK6,360).[6][7]

Racing conditions

Distance

The distance in the Swedish Trotting Oaks is 2,140 meters (1.33 mile). This was the case in the premiere year of 1979, and has not been altered since.[4]

Starting method

The first year, volt start was used in the Oaks, but from the second year and on, auto start has been used.[4]

Past winners

Drivers with most wins

  • 4 - Örjan Kihlström
  • 2 - Leif Witasp
  • 2 - Lennart Forsgren
  • 2 - Torbjörn Jansson
  • 2 - Jim Frick[4]

Trainers with most wins

  • 6 - Stig H. Johansson
  • 2 - Leif Witasp
  • 2 - Roger Walmann
  • 2 - Tommy Hanné[4]

Sires with at least two winning offsprings

  • 2 - Count's Pride (Santa Pride, Eva Pride)
  • 2 - Shatter Way (Divina Tilly, Pink Lady)
  • 2 - The Prophet (Prophet Jill, Louise)[4]

Mares with at least two winning offsprings

  • 2 - Pixie (Emma Gee San, Kimbee San)[4]

Winning mares that have also brood winners

  • Pixie (1982), dam of Emma Gee San (1993) and Kimbee San (1999)[4]

Winner with lowest odds

  • Winning odds: 1.32 - Pixie (1982)[4]

Winner with highest odds

  • Winning odds: 32.94 - Early Southwind (2006)[4]

Fastest winners

Auto start (1980 - present)

  • 1:13.9 (km rate) - Annicka (2008)[4]

Volt start (1979)

  • 1:20.8 (km rate) - Prophet Jill (1979)[4]


All winners of the Swedish Trotting Oaks

Year

Horse

Driver

Trainer

Odds of winner

Winning time (km rate)

2008 Annicka Jörgen Westholm Jörgen Westholm 3.32 1:13.9
2007 Sissel Godiva Johnny Takter Catrin Fajersson 4.05 1:15.4
2006 Early Southwind Björn Goop Timo Nurmos 32.94 1:14.4
2005 Electra Skift Erik Adielsson Stig H. Johansson 9.47 1:14.3
2004 Alexia Ås Örjan Kihlström Roger Walmann 6.32 1:14.3
2003 Giant Diablo Örjan Kihlström Roger Walmann 1.38 1:15.4
2002 Je T'Aime Dream Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 3.39 1:15.3
2001 Pine Dust Örjan Kihlström Stefan Hultman 1.58 1:15.1
2000 Johannita Jim Frick Jim Frick 6.41 1:14.8
1999 Kimbee San Jim Frick Stig H. Johansson 13.38 1:15.5
1998 Pine Princess Örjan Kihlström Nils Sylwén 3.31 1:15.5
1997 Simb Capi Per Lennartsson Lennart Wikström 6.81 1:16.2
1996 Hannah Newmen Jorma Kontio Ola Samuelsson 3.59 1:15.3
1995 Sissela Ås Atle Hamre Atle Hamre 1.62 1:17.1
1994 Love Me Do Jan Rapp Bengt Johansson 7.69 1:15.3
1993 Emma Gee San Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 2.96 1:16.3
1992 Sussie Ribb Lennart Forsgren Marianne Andersson 5.77 1:14.7
1991 Eva Pride Torbjörn Jansson Tommy Hanné 10.76 1:17.1
1990 Pink Lady Leif Witasp Leif Witasp 10.27 1:17.2
1989 Pershinette Leif Witasp Leif Witasp 2.77 1:17.3
1988 Katinka Broline Björn Linder Björn Linder 7.39 1:19.0
1987 Vivetta Orion Thomas Bergkvist Hans-Erik Eriksson 10.09 1:15.6
1986 Ecana Nibs Lennart Forsgren Lennart Forsgren 1.98 1:17.4
1985 Crown Fougett Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 8.20 1:22.6
1984 Santa Pride Olle Elfstrand Olle Elfstrand 2.31 1:17.0
1983 Evita Guvijo Torbjörn Jansson Tommy Hanné 6.68 1:18.6
1982 Pixie Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson 1.32 1:16.6
1981 Divina Tilly Karl-Gösta Fylking Karl-Gösta Fylking 8.40 1:20.0
1980 Louise Karl-Erik Nilsson Karl-Erik Nilsson 4.70 1:20.5
1979 Prophet Jill Ulf Nordin Ulf Nordin 2.50 1:20.8[4]

References

  1. "Svenskt Trav-Kriterium" (in Swedish). solvalla.se. Stockholms Travsällskap. http://www.solvalla.se/trav/svenskt-trav-kriterium.asp. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  2. "Travsport.se - Resultat - Svenskt Trav-Oaks" (in Swedish). travsport.se. STC. http://www.travsport.se/sresultat?kommando=tevlingsdagVisa&tevdagId=492394&loppId=661841. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  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 Trav-Oaks" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/oaks.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  5. "Svenskt Travkriterium" (in Swedish). qhurth.com. http://www.qhurth.com/trav/lopp/kriteriet.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  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 Oaks/Criterium, have been used.



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