From Suomen Cup Kylmäverihevosille 2013 (jokimaanravit.fi) and Diktaattori vei Suomen Cupin 5000 euron bonusrahan Mikkeliin (hevosjalostusliitot.fi)
Lahti racetrack has revived a traditional harness racing cup, Suomen Cup, for coldblood trotters. The idea is to have the regional champions, chosen by elimination races, to compete against each other in the final, and therefore create some tension between the cheering crowds from different regions. ;)
This year the cup will have its elimination races held through March and the final takes place at Lahti 6th of April. The horses should live in the region they are wished to represent and participate the elimination race of that chosen region.
Elimination races & tracks:
Fri 8.3. Jyväskylä Central Finland and Southern Savonia
Mon 11.3. Oulu Lapland, Ostrobothnia and Kainuu
Mon 18.3. Seinäjoki South Ostrobothnia, Middle Ostrobothnia and Svenska Österbotten
Fri 22.3. Turku Satakunta, Häme and Varsinais-Suomi
Wed 27.3. Vermo Southern Finland, Kymi-Karelia and Nylands län
Fri 29.3. Kuopio North Karelia and Northern Savonia
Last year the winner Diktaattori won 15 000€ first prize and he thorse breeder association of Mikkeli region got an additional 5000€ bonus to support their work locally.
Earlier Cup winners: