The Elitlopp final





We are now back in the United States again after a fantastic and enjoyable weekend in Stockholm. While in Sweden, we met many friends and colleagues. Resolve performed very well in both the elimination and the final of the Elitlopp. We ended up 3th over in the elimination. I thought he should have done a better job keeping up with the gate, but he is use to a longer and more consistent speed here in the US.

The way he raced the last 700 meters, 3 wide was impressive. I had a good feeling after finishing 2nd in the elimination and draw post position 3 for the final.

I wish everyone was able to experience the feeling of being in the post parade of the Elitlopp final. Scoring down in front of grandstand and the fans is an amazing feeling, it’s just magical! The final was pretty much a repeat of the elimination, Resolve put on a strong fight and finished 2nd going 3 wide in the last turn. Nuncio raced amazing too. To win the Elitlopp racing second over is a strong performance and very unique.

We would like to thank Bender who sponsored and organized a direct flight for the American horses. We wish the trainers in the US would have showed more interest. We have to figure out the reason for the lack of interest before next year and hopefully we will have a full load going to Solvalla in 2017. Yannick Gingras and Jimmy Takter had an amazing moment in the winner circle after Pinkman’s win in the 4 year old Elit. Something that can only be experienced on Solvallas Elitlopp weekend.

Once again, I would like to say Thank You to the Bender family, Solvalla and to all fans for an amazing weekend!

We’ll be back!!!


Best Regards

Ake Svanstedt