Kuninkuusravien kokonaistulokset 2000-luvulta (Hippos.fi 25.7.2011)
Click the link above to visit Hippos site. There you can find all the results from the finnhorse championship races from the 21st century.
For those who are not familiar with the championships rules, I will try to clarify them. Let’s take an example from last year’s queen race’s final table.
Queen race results (Oulu 2010)
P=Place, T=Time, D=difference. I had to squeeze some information so the table would fit. ;) See the complete results at Hippos.
The race consists of three parts: 2100m, 1609 and 3100m races. The 2100m race is run on Saturday and the other two on Sunday. Every race has it’s own winnings, tote betting etc.
The crucial part is the time. The winner is the one who trots all the three races in the shortest time. For example, last year’s winner I.P. Vipotiina won all the three races, and therefore was the fastest overall, so she was also crowned as the queen. The horse doesn’t necessarily have to win all the three races to be crowned, but they shouldn’t be left too far from the winner neither. For example in Seinäjoki (2005), crowd got to see fascinating drama on the final race, where Milia won the final 3100m race with tremendous spurt. She had been 7th on the 2100m and 8th on the mile, so she was not considered to challenge the favourites Hymyhuuli and V.H. Suvitar, but she DID catch up the 1.6 seconds she lacked on shorter races and won the crown! I still get the chills as I think of it! :D
And, as you can see, if the horse gets disqualified even one time, it is out of the final result count. They still can participate in all races and compete normally, but the big winning wishes are gone with the gallop.