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Race card for Saturday 22nd. October

October 18th, 2016 · Klampenborg, Photo, Race card

The Kicker and Nicolaj Stott on Oaks Day. Saturday it’ll be Martin Rodriguez in the stirrups

Race card for Saturday 22nd. October 2016

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Race card for Saturday 15th. October

October 14th, 2016 · Klampenborg, Race card, St. Leger

Oliver Wilson on Frøken Smilla – they’re also starting Saturday

The race card for Saturday 15th. October

We’re heading for the end of the season, this time it is St. Leger with among them the Derby winner Suspicious Mind and the rival from that race Efesos in it as well. There are 7 horses in St. Leger, which is the same number of races on the day.

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Danish Championships for Amateur Riders and Espen’s new life

October 10th, 2016 · Amateur/aprentice handicap, Dansk Kriterium, Diverse, Klampenborg, Photo

A happy and relaxed Espen in the winners paddock Saturday

Rikke Bay-Torp and Clauses Angola win the Danish Amateur Championship before Sir Walther/Lea Olsen and Miss Else/Lucas Olsen

Espen Ski with the Amateur jockeys and members of the
DAC at Klampenborg at his exhibition: From the left: Lone Reimer-Høgenhaug – Vice Chairman, Lisa Lindberg, Sabina Gammelgaard, Lise Vest, The winner and Chairman Rikke Bay-Torp, Espen, Cecilie Johnsen, Mona Al-Haj. In front of them: Jaqueline Jacobsen and Victoria Larsen

Saturday I went racing and photographed for the first time in a while. It was nice to get into things. I knew that Espen was comming and was looking forward to seeing him. But first the race.

It was the Danish Championship for Amateurs with 10 horses running. At the end, there was only one horse in the lead and that was Clauses Angola with Rikke Bay-Torp in the saddle. A very convincing win and a very happy jockey and of course trainer and owner.

Clauses Angola (Academy Award – Andalouise) is a bay mare owned by Reinhold Andersen AB, bred by Østerbygaard Stud and trained by Ellinor Rasmusson, Malmö and was ridden by Rikke Bay-Torp

For the prize Espen Ski had contributed one of his works to the winning jockey. Most people here know who Espen is or rather who he was! This article is as much about him and his new life as anything else. The Espen you knew was one of the most succesful jockeys in Scandinavia. He did most of what you’d want in that field and then he did something he most certainly did not. He got injured – seriously injured!

Espen fell of and had serious headtrauma and was in hospital for a long time and for him to even survive was a miracle. So he is just so grateful to be just that – alive! Of course he had times of despair and misery and thinking about “what now?” and if he could go back. And we as a public didn’t know much and that was also due to the process of him not knowing for a long time. What he wanted and what was possible. The acceptance that life was now different took a long time and a lot of internal work. Espen has been on a horse afterwards and it’s not that he can’t ride anymore. He can, but he’s not the same man anymore and another fall could be the last. It’s simply not worth it.

He is now very happy exploring his artistic side and Saturday he displayed some of it at Klampenborg and gave one of his works as a prize in this race. A very nice collage.

It was extreemly nice to see Espen so happy and relaxed and well. I haven’t seen him since last year at the Norwegian Derby Day where he was physically well but the whole process was not there yet. I could clearly tell the difference and that was great to see. As that is the most important: That Espen is happy and healthy – now the artist Espen Ski! He’ll try and come back to Klampenborg next season with more art. Personally I’m very much looking forward to it.

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Race cards for the weekend!

September 9th, 2016 · Bro Park, Klampenborg, Photo, Race card

Stinger and Carlos Lopez are also starting in Stockholm

We have a lot of racing going on this weekend and here are some of the horses starting in Stockholm and the race cards for the different race days. There are many more lovely horses, but I need to get this up before the racing starts. I hope you enjoy the racing, no matter how much you’re going to watch. As for me – properly all of it, knowing me.

I’m not sure if I’m going racing tomorrow at Klampenborg as I’ve had some health issues (if you want to read, there is translation on site) lately, but we’ll see. If nothing else I’ll watch it at home. But I might see you!
I wish you all a lovely weekend.

Karmastrikesback and Per-Anders Gråberg

Dark Eagle and Kevin Stott in Stockholm it’s with Oliver Wilson in the saddle

Here it is first Monte Carlo and Nicolaj Stott and right behind him is Good One with Oliver Wilson and they are again in the same race (and same jockeys) – Breeders Trophy Mile

All Or Nothing and Kevin Stott win the Danish 2000 Guineas. In Breeders Trophy Classic he has Fredrik Janetzky up

The race cards for the three race days this weekend:

The Race card for Stockholm Friday 9th. September

The race card for Klampenborg 10th. September

The race card for Bro Park 11th. September

The Derby winner Suspicous Mind with Per-Anders-Gråberg up in Stockholm too.
Here with lead-up Sabina Karlsson after winning The Derby

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The Race Card for Oaks Day 4th. September 2016

September 1st, 2016 · Danish Oaks, Klampenborg, Race card

You’ll find the race card here.

The photo is of last years winner of The Oaks, Mai Pen Rai (FR) with trainer Niels Petersen and jockey Elione Chaves and lead up Cecilie Johnsen.

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Scandinavian Open Yearling Sale 2016

August 24th, 2016 · Scandinavian Open Yearling Sale, York Stutteri

The yearlings on offer can be seen here!

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Race Card for Saturday 20th. August

August 17th, 2016 · Race card

You’ll find the race card for Saturday here.

The photo is Playboy and Shane Karlsson on SOC-Day!

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Race card for the SOC/Derby weekend 6th. & 7th. August 2016

August 3rd, 2016 · Race card

The photo is from SOC day last year and is Ulrikke Nielsen on Zolitall (IRE) winning Without Fear Handicap before Francis Waveru on Ferrari Junior.

You find the race card here.

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