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Swedish Trotting Derby

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Inaugurated  1928
Qualification  Swedish 4-year-olds
Location  Jägersro Racetrack, Malmö,  Sweden
Race type  Harness race for standardbred trotters
Distance  2,640 meters (1.64 miles)
Track  Left-handed 1,000 meter track (0.62 mile)

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. The purse in the 2010 final was ≈US$442,000 (SEK 3,200,000), of which the winner Joke Face won half.

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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.

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    Drivers with most wins

  • 11 - Sören Nordin
  • 9 - Gunnar Nordin
  • 7 - Stig H. Johansson
  • 5 - Gösta Nordin
  • 3 - Robert Bergh
  • Trainers with most wins

  • 11 - Sören Nordin
  • 9 - Gunnar Nordin
  • 7 - Stig H. Johansson
  • 5 - Gösta Nordin
  • 3 - Robert Bergh
  • 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 - Viking Kronos (Maharajah, Joke Face)
  • 2 - Alf Palema (Gazza Degato, Colombian Necktie)
  • 2 - Crowntron (Sans Rival, Queen L.)
  • 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.)
  • Winning stallions that have also sired winners

  • Björn (1968), sire of May Björn (1979)
  • Gay Noon (1953), sire of Gavin (1965)
  • Winner with lowest odds

  • Winning odds: 1.14 - Peter Spjuver (1931)
  • Winner with highest odds

  • Winning odds: 74.36 - Segerstorp Comet (1970)
  • 2,640 meters auto start

  • 1:12.8 (km rate) - Maharajah (2009)
  • 3,000-3,200 meters auto start

  • 1:18.9 (km rate) - Mustard (1980)
  • 3,000-3,200 meters volt start

  • 1:22.2 (km rate) - Galint (1969)
  • References

    Swedish Trotting Derby Wikipedia


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