Major Races

Hugo Åbergs Memorial, July 30 at Jägersro racetrack

Enjoy the Swedish summer with a classic race for the older elite! 

Hugo Åbergs Memorial will be the third race running within the Sweden Major Races 2019 series. The tradition of Hugo Åbergs Memorial first started as a memorial race for Hugo Åberg who was a builder and a great profile for harness racing at Jägersro. The first edition of the race took place 1970. And since then the race always takes place the last Tuesday in July at Sweden’s southernmost racetrack. This year it will be July 30th and the track is of course Jägersro. The race is a Group I international race with the first prize of SEK 1 million.

Last year’s winner was Propulsion, who won at for the third year in a row. His performance 2018 made the spectators speechless, he finished the last lap outside the two leaders and still had the courage for an easy win. The race usually invites to great times with well-prepared tracks and amazing horses. The most successful trainer in the race is the legend Stig H. Johansson who has 7 victories as a trainer. And the biggest surprise in the race was 1971 when Atout de Moulin won at 43 times the money.

The event is of course surrounded with lots of festivities. One of them is Kolgjini Sales that has become a traditional happening during the week. It is a yearling sale at the famous trainer Lutfi Kolgjinis stable.

Elitloppet

The story of Elitloppet starts in 1952 when Solvalla celebrated its 25th year as a race track. The track wanted to celebrate with a big international race. Since the race was meant to be a celebration, it was first called Jubileumsloppet and did not take the name Elitloppet until the year after. Back then international participants traveled by train, today horses from have their own private plane. The biggest legend in the history of Elitloppet is Stig H. Johansson who has participated in 28 editions of the race and won 6 times.

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Number of horses: 8 First Prize: 3,0M reigning champion: RINGOSTARR TREB
Norrbottens Stora Pris

A race with a first prize of 1 million SEK on Sweden’s northernmost racetrack, Boden! A price sum on race like this should not be possible on such a small track, but the tradition is strong in the amazing north of Sweden. And something the northerners are very proud of.

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Number of horses: 10 First Prize: 1,0M reigning champion: PROPULSION
Hugo Åbergs Memorial

Hugo Åbergs Memorial will be the fifth race running within the Sweden Major Races 2018 series. The tradition of Hugo Åbergs Memorial first started as a memorial race for Hugo Åberg who was a builder and a great profile for harness racing at Jägersro. The first edition of the race took place 1970. And since then the race always takes place the last Tuesday in July at Sweden’s southernmost racetrack. This year it will be July 31th and the track is of course Jägersro. The race is a Group I international race with the first prize of SEK 1 million.

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Number of horses: 10 First Prize: 1,6M reigning champion: PROPULSION
Jubileums pokalen

The story of Jubileumspokalen starts the same way as Elitloppet, as a celebration for Solvalla. This time the celebration was for Solvalla’s 50th year as a race track. Jubileumspokalen is the sixth stage of the Sweden Major Races 2018 series. The race was from the beginning open for all horses, but in 2009 it was decided that it would be a 5-year-old race competition. Since then we have seen a lot of stars win the race: Nuncio, Iceland, Varenne and Zoogin to mention a few. Last year’s winner was Readly Express, the winner of Prix d’Amerique 2018.

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Number of horses: 12 First Prize: 1,0M reigning champion: MAKETHEMARK