Stockholm Cup, September 23rd at Bro Park
For the third year in a row, Stockholm Cup at Bro Park!
Stockholm cup was not originally the name of the race that first took place during the 1930s. The race was originally only open for imported horse if they had Swedish owners and were created as a race for the elite. The configuration of the race has changed a lot thru the years. 1956 was the first time the race was arranged during the same conditions as today and the name Stockholm Cup did not appear until 1979. The race has been arranged on three different tracks during the years. Back in 1956 the total purse was SEK 81.000, which back then was double the amount of the total purse in The Swedish Thoroughbred Derby. Therefore, it is easy to understand why this is one of the biggest thoroughbred races in Sweden. Since last year the race is held at the brand new track Bro Park which is located north of Stockholm with large open spaces and fabulous scenery.
September 23rd reads the date when this year’s Stockholm Cup and the seventh stage of Sweden Major Races will take place. Stockholm Cup is a Group 3 International race with SEK 800.000 to the winner. Last year’s winner, in the race that measures 2400m, was Dorcia who also won the Swedish Derby. Th largest surprise in the race was the Norwegian horse Call To Honor who in 1998 won at 66,90 times the money, which is the highest pay-outs in the history of the race.
Bank of Burden is a legendary horse who has won Stockholm Cup four times, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015! Since no one else has ever succeeded with this feat, this makes Bank of Burden unique!