Day At The Track

Big racing action at Orebro Sweden Saturday

10:18 AM 19 Aug 2013 NZST
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Bjorn Goop, harness racing
Bjorn Goop won with Tiberius F in Sweden

An excellent card of trotting action graced the Orebro Sweden racecourse on Saturday that included two events worth 800,000SEK to the winning connections.

The E3 Final (Gr. I International) for three year0old colts went to Tiberius F (3m Going Kronos-Peace Kronos-Sugarcane Hanover) in a quick 1.11.9kr over the 1609 meter autostart distance. Bjorn Goop did the teaming for owner Falkbolagen AB. He earned the 800,000SEK first money by winning for the first time in his career in 12 starts. The Denmark bred Crazed colt Tumble Dust (3m Crazed-Affinity-Victory Dream) was second for Johnny Takter and he now has a 6-2-2-1 slate in 2013 for earnings of 838,873SEK. Kanha (3m Super Arnie-Lady New Dawn-JR Broline) took the third spot for trainer/driver Jorgen Westholm.

The E3 Final of fillies (Gr. I International, 1609 meters autostart, 800,000SEK first prize) was won by Amazon AM (3f Gigant Neo-Eclat de Bois-Coktail Jet) in 1.12kr for trainer/driver Robert Bergh. She scored over Backfire (3f Offshore Dream-Fashion Brodda-SJ’s Caviar) with Erik Adielsson up for owner Linne Trav HB. Roaring Drunk (3f Viking Kronos-Bourbon Eyes-Smokin Yankee) was third with Ake Svanstedt aboard for trainer Robert Bergh.

Saturday’s Silver Final for 250,000SEK first money went to Credit Fayline (7m Credit Winner-Fay Topline-My Nevele) for trainer/driver Magnus Jakobsson in 1.12.5kr over 2100 meters autostart. The win was his 16th in 43 lifetime starts. No Deal (8m Earthquake-Eli Split-Clash Hammering) took the second spot for Johnny Takter and Kaka A.T. (6m November-Elegance Real-Dale Qui) finished third for Erik Adielsson.

The Gold Express Gaxe (new Hall of Fame inductee) for free-for-all trotters included several starters in the upcoming Bergsaker featured event on August 24th, the Sundsvall Open. The Gold on Saturday offered 150,000SEK to the winner of this 2100 meter autostart event. Sanity (7g Love You-Flash Light-Mack Lobell) took the win for Johnny Taker in 1.12.3kr, his 25th victory in 58 career appearances for earnings approaching 6.3 million SEK. Harry Haythrow (7g Rite On Line-Speedy Tilda-Spotlite Lobell) was second for Peter Untersteiner with the Bjorn Goop handled Monster Drive (7m Thai Tanic-Kewpie-Pearsall Hanover) taking the third spot.

Other upper class events on the Orebro card showcased the following winners:

  • Twin’s Fairytail (4m Orlando Vici-Mint Hornline-Lindy’s Crown) in the Category II worth 200,000SEK to the winner of this 2100 meter autostart event. Ake Svanstedt was driver/trainer of the winner in 1.12.6kr;
  • You Talking To Me (5g Credit Winner-Tiba Lavec-Ata Star L) won the Category I event in 1.12.9kr, also worth 200,000SEK to the winning connections in this 2100 meter autostart course. Bjorn Goop is trainer/driver of the winner;
  • Le Mat (6g Juliano Star-La Concours-Super Arnie) won the Bronze Final worth 220,000SEK to the winner. He scored in 1.12.5kr for trainer/driver Robert Bergh and it was his 15th career win in just 32 starts.

The August 24th classic Sundsvall Open (Gr. I International UET Masters Series, 2140 meters autostart) was drawn and features a competitive field on V75 Weekend at Bergsaker.

Sundsvall Open – August 24 Bergsaker

  1. Friction, S. Melander
  2. Nahar, R. Bergh
  3. Sanity, Johnny Takter
  4. Raja Mirchi, E. Adielsson
  5. Sebastian K, A. Svanstedt
  6. Formula One, Jorma Kontio
  7. Save The Quick, B. Goop
  8. Shaq Is Back, D. Reden
  9. Panne de Moteur, Orjan Kihlstrom
  10. Monster Drive, Johan Untersteiner

The history of the Sundsvall Open is rich in its past winners and we expect 2013 to continue the tradition.

 

Year

Winner

Driver

Trainer

Owner

Kr time

1996

His Majesty

Torbjörn Jansson

Annelie Henriksson

Stall Stand In

1.13,6

1997

Scandal Play

Bo Eklöf

Lars Marklund 

Gunnars Kiosk i Piteå AB

1.13,5 

1998

Zoogin

Åke Svanstedt

Åke Svanstedt 

Håkan Andersson i Sundsvall AB

1.14,6 

1999

Remington Crown

Joseph Verbeeck

Jan Kruithof 

Marquise de Moratalla 

1.13,0 

2000

Victory Tilly

Stig H Johansson

Stig H Johansson 

Stall Kalas 

1.12,7 

2001

Victory Tilly

Stig H Johansson

Stig H Johansson

Stall Kalas 

1.12,2 

2002

Victory Tilly

Stig H Johansson

Stig H Johansson

Stall Kalas 

1.12,1 

2003

Gidde Palema

Åke Svanstedt

Åke Svanstedt 

Stall Palema 

1.13,5 

2004

Infant du Bossis

Örjan Kihlström

Stefan Melander 

Martin Jean Raymond 

1.12,0 

2005

Spring Ray

Björn Goop

Håkan Olofsson 

Jägersklass KB 

1.12,7 

2006

Giant Diablo

Örjan Kihlström

Roger Walmann 

Stall Zenith HB 

1.12,5 

2007

Giant Superman

Fredrik B Larsson

Fredrik B Larsson 

Stall Geidermark AB 

1.12,7 

2008

Triton Sund

Jörgen Sjunnesson

Stefan Hultman 

Yvonne & Olle Lindström 

1.11,6 

2009

Commander Crowe

Peter Ingves

Petri Puro 

P.P.Travträning AB (P Puro) 

1.12,1 

2010

Lisa America

Torbjörn Jansson

Jerry Riordan 

Guida Italia SRL 

1.12,2 

2011

Joke Face

Erik Adielsson

Lutfi Kolgjini 

Stabb Behåll AB & Lutfi Kolgjini AB 

1.11,7 

2012

Sebastian K.

Åke Svanstedt

Åke Svanstedt 

Knutsson Trotting AB 

1.11,6 

 

by Thomas H. Hicks



 

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