Photo: Per-Erik Berglund/Znapshot
Photo: Per-Erik Berglund/Znapshot
Photo: Per-Erik Berglund/Znapshot

How to read the racecard

Learn how to read a Swedish race card and to understand all the abbreviations.

At the top of the page is the race number and the types of bets available on the race. This example is the 3rd race of the day and the 2nd leg of the V64, the main betting form that day.

In Sweden, the horse’s race number is the same as the horse’s draw in the stalls.

After the name of the horse follows it’s current handicap rating, what weight the horse will carry in the race, and the name of the jockey. Underneath this line, there is information on the horse’s age, colour, sex, pedigree, breeder (”uppfödare”), owner (”ägare”), and trainer. The far right column states the number of runs, first, second and third-place finishes, and earnings (career total, current year only and past year only).

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Performance history

  1. Race track, date and race number
  2. Type of race (maiden, hcp, etc)
  3. Distance, surface and going
  4. The winner’s time
  5. Name of winner (and weight carried)
  6. Name of runner-up (and weight carried)
  7. Result of horse, with distance to winner in lengths. A ”d” means that the horse was disqualified.
  8. Handicap rating
  9. Weight carried (in kgs)
  10. Jockey
  11. Odds with ATG
  12. Prize to the winner in SEK (175’ = 175.000), to give an indication of race standard


Type of race

  • a amateur race
  • åv weight for age
  • h handicap
  • ma maiden race


  • gr turf
  • dt dirt track
  • aw all-weather
  • hä hurdle race
  • st steeplechase

Track conditions

  • gd good
  • gl good to firm
  • gm good to soft
  • mj soft
  • nt somewhat heavy
  • tg heavy
  • bl wet
  • lt firm

Racetrack or country

  • Bp Bro Park
  • Jä Jägersro
  • Gg Gothenburg
  • St Strömsholm
  • Gd Gärdet
  • Öv Övrevoll
  • Kl Klampenborg
  • DK Denmark (other)
  • GB Great Britain
  • IRE Ireland
  • D Germany
  • F France
  • Du Dubai

Other information

  • B blinkers
  • S cheek pieces
  • hls neck
  • m many lengths
  • dl dead heat

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