mediaElitloppet (The Elite): Race History & Key Facts

  • Location: Solvalla, Stockholm, Swe.
  • Inaugural Race: 1952
  • Distance: 1 mile
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds & older
  • 2016 Purse: $1,000,000 (approximately)
 




 Video of the 2014 Elitloppet

Check out the HD video of the 2014 Elitloppet as the French raider Timoko cruises to victory in front of 50,000 fans!



 A Brief History of The Elitloppet

The Elitloppet (translated to The Elite Race) is one of the biggest races in standardbred horse racing, held annually at Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, Swedem the race regularly takes place in front of a crowd of over 50,000 and attracts the best standardbred horses from Europe and (sometimes around the world).

There are typically two qualifying rounds leading to a final.  The final this year will take place on Sunday May 31 as race 14 on the program.

The race has happened every year since 1962 and the host country leads the way with 22 owned winners, closely followed by France with 21.  Italy and Germany have won the race eight and five times respectively and the USA have sent three winners across, and Canada two winners.

For more information on the Elitloppet (in English!) please visit the official site of Elitloppet.

You can bet on all the action from the USA and get the latest harness racing results with BetAmerica.com!

 




Elitloppet – Race Records

Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for The Elitloppet:

Fastest Winning Time

1:09.50
Timoko (FR) in 2014

Most Wins by a Driver

6 Stig H.Johansson

Most Wins by a Country

22
Sweden 





 Historic Results of The Elitloppet

In the table below, view a record of past Elitloppet winners for every race.

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2014
Timoko
Bjorn Goop
2013
Nahar
Robert Bergh
2012
Commander Crowe
Christophe Martens
2011
Brioni
Joakim Lovgren
2010
Iceland
Johnny Takter
2009
Torvald Palema
Ake Svanstedt
2008
Exploit Caf
Jean-Michel Bazire
2007
L'Amiral Mauzun
Jean-Michel Bazire
2006
Conny Nobell
Bjorn Goop
2005
Steinlager
Per Oleg Midfjeld