Scandinavian Open Championship

The Scandinavian Open Championship is a Group 3 flat horse race in Denmark open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles) at Klampenborg in early August.

Scandinavian Open Championship
Group 3 race
LocationKlampenborg Racecourse
Klampenborg, Denmark
Inaugurated1996
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorArqana
WebsiteKlampenborg
Race information
Distance2,400 metres (1½ miles)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight53 kg (3yo); 58 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since January 1 last year
Purse450,000 kr (2017)
1st: 250,000 kr

HistoryEdit

The event was first run with its present title in 1977 & 1978 then reintroduced in 1996. It replaced the Dansk Eclipse Stakes, Denmark's version of the Eclipse Stakes.

For a period the Scandinavian Open Championship held Listed status. It was promoted to Group 3 level in 2000. That year's running was the first Group race to be staged in Denmark.[1] It is currently the country's only Group race. The 2014 and 2015 renewals took place in June.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Albaran – 1998, 1999
  • Valley Chapel – 2001, 2002
  • Bank of Burden – 2012, 2013

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Fredrik Johansson – Valley Chapel (2001, 2002), Peas and Carrots (2009)
  • Per-Anders Gråberg – Equip Hill (2007), Bank of Burden (2012, 2013)

Leading trainer (3 wins):

  • Cathrine Erichsen – Albaran (1998, 1999), Master Bloom (2019)
  • Niels Petersen – Bank of Burden (2012, 2013), Without Fear (2014)

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1977 Trainer's Seat(IRE) 4 Lester Piggot Terje Dahl ?
1978 Pollerton(GB) 4 Lester Piggot Harry Thomson Jones ?
1996 Federico 4 Kim Andersen Søren Jensen 2:26.00
1997 Harbour Dues 4 Pat Eddery Lady Herries 2:26.20
1998 Albaran 5 Janos Tandari Cathrine Erichsen 2:29.40
1999 Albaran 6 Janos Tandari Cathrine Erichsen 2:25.00
2000 Montalban 4 L. Hammer-Hansen Andreas Löwe 2:28.20
2001 Valley Chapel 5 Fredrik Johansson Wido Neuroth 2:28.10
2002 Valley Chapel 6 Fredrik Johansson Wido Neuroth 2:29.80
2003 Dano-Mast 7 Terence Hellier Flemming Poulsen 2:29.90
2004 Crocodile Dundee 3 John Egan Jamie Poulton 2:26.80
2005 Alpino Chileno 6 Carlos Lopez Rune Haugen 2:29.40
2006 Halfsong 6 Sara Slot Karl Peter Andersen 2:28.90
2007 Equip Hill 5 Per-Anders Gråberg Bendik Bö 2:31.20
2008 Chinese Mandarin 5 Nicholas Cordrey Erna van Doorn 2:26.00
2009 Peas and Carrots 6 Fredrik Johansson Lennart Reuterskiöld, Jr. 2:29.80
2010 Django 7 L. Hammer-Hansen Jessica Long 2:25.60
2011 Ovambo Queen 4 Gaetan Masure Dr Andreas Bolte 2:31.30
2012 Bank of Burden 5 Per-Anders Gråberg Niels Petersen 2:23.00
2013 Bank of Burden 6 Per-Anders Gråberg Niels Petersen 2:23.60
2014 Without Fear 6 Rafael Schistl Niels Petersen 2:30.80
2015 Berling 8 Dina Danekilde Jessica Long 2:27.10
2016 Quarterback 4 Jan-Erik Neuroth Rune Haugen 2:28.00
2017 Giuseppe Piazzi 5 Oliver Wilson Flemming Velin 2:33.70
2019 Master Bloom 4 Carlos Lopez Cathrine Erichsen 2:32.50

Dansk Eclipse StakesEdit

The Dansk Eclipse Stakes was the precursor of the Scandinavian Open Championship. It was last run in 1995.

  • 1987: Obidos
  • 1988: Sunset Boulevard
  • 1989: Sunset Boulevard
  • 1990: Icemood
  • 1991: Silvestro
  • 1992: Silvestro
  • 21993: Kateb
  • 1994: Kateb
  • 1995: Matahif

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denmark: Klampenborg". The Free Library (Racing Post). 7 August 2000. Retrieved 17 February 2013.