AB Trav och Galopp (ATG®) – the Swedish Horse Racing Totalisator Board – has arranged betting on horse racing since 1974. The company’s turnover in 2015 amounted to SEK 15 769 million (about € 1 685 million) including the international business. The turnover on the Swedish market was SEK 12 535 million (about € 1 340 million). This makes ATG the second biggest betting company in Sweden.
ATG is owned by the national trotting and thoroughbred racing associations, 90 % by the Swedish Trotting Association (ST) and 10 % by Swedish Horseracing Authority (SG). The Swedish government controls ATG and always appoints the chairman and six of the directors on ATG’s Board while the other five members are appointed by ST, SG and one representative from the union.
There is a long tradition of trotting races in Sweden - even back in the days of the agrarian society, the land-workers would race their horses on their way home from church on Sundays.
The first known horse races in Sweden were organized in 1814. They took place at Heden in Gothenburg and were arranged to celebrate the King’s visit to Gothenburg.
Sweden's first public trotting race was arranged on June 4th 1870 at Ladugårdsgärde in Stockholm. The first trotting meeting with tote betting was held in 1923 at the Jägersro track close to the city of Malmö.
ATG offer great exotic games every day year around with big pools and lot of money to win. On every day you can participate on day races with the V4® (pick 4) averaging € 80 000 pools and on evenings’ V64® (pick 6) with € 500 000 pools. V86® (pick 8) appears on Wednesdays with a € 1,9 million pool.
On Saturday we focus on the great V75® with racing largest pool of € 9 million! At the end of the week you have the chance to take on the V64 (pick 6) with an averaging pool of € 750 000. Hey, you can win big every day!
Fair play always applies in Swedish horse racing and the horses shall always be driven or ridden competitively to their best possible placing. There's also a Board of judges who has the task of checking that this is followed and who can disqualify the horse if he or she believes the rules have not been followed.
All horse racing in Sweden applies to zero medication. If a horse is discovered to be medicated before a race, that horse may not start until it shows a negative test and the trainer may be suspended and convicted a fine. The length of suspension is judged on a case by case basis.
Swedish horseracing is proud to present large runner fields every day year around to create great racing and interesting betting opportunities. Every year we run about ten thousand races throughout Sweden’s 38 racetracks with an average of three meetings per day and with an average of 12 runners per race.