After two successful years in the USA, the Oscarsson family has decided to return home to Sweden again. Their new home track will be the Åby, outside of Gothenburg.
In the fall of 2011, Jim and Susanne Oscarsson sold their racehorses in Sweden and left their training base in Eskilstuna to start a new life with their two children on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean with young horses they purchased at American sales.
Career-wise, their move was a huge success. The Oscarsson-stable kicked off by winning the Peter Haughton Memorial with Aperfectyankee in 2012, a success which was followed by a fourth place in the Hambletonian earlier this summer. Another highlight this season was Nuncio’s second place in the Peter Haughton Memorial.
”We’ve been here for two years and a lot of has worked well," Jim Oscarsson said. "It’s been good times with very nice horses and many good owners, who I must thank. We had the possibility to increase our stable with many more nice horses at the auctions this fall, but sometimes you need to make a choice. The family has discussed it all and decided to return home."
The Oscarsson’s are going to bring back around ten horses from the United States to compete with in Sweden and Åby.
”We will head home with the horses after the Breeders' Crown-finals, October 19th," Oscarsson explained. "We hope to have a few of our own qualified. Aperfectyankee and Nuncio both have many good races in Sweden next year, and there is a lot of money to race for at Åby Racetrack.”
Reprinted from AGT Sweden at www02.atg.se