The 9 Major Races

  • Elitloppet May 31 - Solvalla
  • Norrbottens Stora Pris June 13 - Boden racetrack
  • Årjängs Stora Sprinterlopp July 11 - Årjäng
  • Hugo Åbergs Memorial July 28 - Jägersro
  • Åby stora pris August 08 - Åby
  • Jubileumspokalen August 19 - Solvalla
  • Sundsvall Open Trot August 29 - Bergsåker
  • Stockholm Cup September 20 - Bro Park
  • Breeders Crown November 08 - Eskilstuna

The world’s most prestigious sprint race! 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. Elitloppet is traditionally raced on the last Sunday of May, a date well known for all Swedish trotting enthusiasts. Solvalla racetrack holds races from Friday to Sunday which makes up a meeting, known as "The Elitloppet weekend". 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: 3M Reigning Champion: Dijon
Norrbottens Stora Pris

The fantastic race in the Midnight Sun! The action takes place on Sweden’s northernmost racetrack, Boden! The event starts late in the evening, under the light of the midnight sun. The combination Midnight Sun and world class racing is something unique for Boden - in the far reaches of the amazing north. This is a race people from northern Sweden are very proud of

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Number of horses: 10 First Prize: 0,5M Reigning Champion: Propulsion
Årjängs Stora Sprinterlopp

Another prestigious sprint race among the Swedish Major Races! The action takes place in western Sweden, close to the Norwegian country border. Distance for this Group 2 International race is 1640 meter. The race have many prestisous winners since the first race in 1952. Lord Peter with Ragnar Thorngren behind was the first horse to win this prestigious race.

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Number of horses: 10 First Prize: 0,5M Reigning Champion: Uza Josselyn
Hugo Åbergs Memorial

Enjoy the Swedish summer with a classic race for the older elite! 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. The race is a Group I international race.

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Number of horses: 10 First Prize: 1,6M Reigning Champion: Ringostarr Treb
Åby stora pris

Another worldclass race on part of the Swedish Major races! After Elitloppet, this is the second most prestigous trotting race on the Swedish racing calendar. A race for horses above 4-years of age over long distance, 3140 m. History goes back to 1936 when the first start took place at Åby racetrack outside of Gothenburg.

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Number of horses: 12 First Prize: 2M Reigning Champion: Propulsion

The best 5-year-olds in the world! The story of Jubileumspokalen starts the same way as Elitloppet, as a celebration for Solvalla. 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.

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Number of horses: 12 First Prize: 1M Reigning Champion: Who’s Who
Sundsvall Open Trot

Sundsvall open trot is held at Bergsåkers racetrack in Sundsvall. Bergsåkers racetrack is the fourth largest Swedish racetrack. It's is a middle-distance race over 2140m. The very first Sundsvall Open Trot race was held in 1996 and the winner then was His Majesty with driver Torbjörn Jansson. The world-famous horse Victory Tilly with driver Stig H. Johansson has the record with 3 victories in a row 2000, 2001 and 2002.

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Number of horses: 10 First Prize: 1M Reigning Champion: Ringostarr Treb
Stockholm Cup

A prestigous thoroughbred race in the capital of Sweden! Stockholm cup was not originally the name of the race that first took place during the 1930s. 1956 was the first time the race was arranged during the same conditions as today but the name Stockholm Cup did not appear until 1979. Since 2018 the race is held at the new track Bro Park located north of Stockholm with large open spaces and a fabulous scenery.

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Number of horses: 12 First Prize: 1M Reigning Champion: Square De Luynes
Breeders Crown

The elite series for youngsters! Breeders' Crown finals are the last races of the year in Sweden Major Races series. This is a series of races for 3 and 4 year old horses that have been ongoing throughout the whole year 2018. Eliminations are being held at Solvalla. The finals take place at Eskilstuna racetrack. There are four final races, 3-year-old colts and geldings and 3-year-old fillies, 4-year-old colts and geldings and finally 4-year-old fillies.

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Number of horses: 12 First Prize: 0.8M Reigning Champion: Forfantone Am