Welcome to Europe's newest racecourse.
Bro Park, Europe’s newest racecourse, officially opened on 16 June, 2016 with a day featuring international competition. In the twelve months since, 42 race meetings staged on both turf and dirt have been held at the state-of- the-art-facility that is owned by the Swedish Racing Association and replaced Täby Racecourse as the home of racing in the Swedish capital. It stages some of Scandinavia's most important races, including the Swedish 2000 and 1000 Guineas in May, the Gr.3 Stockholm Stora Pris in June, the Festival of Swedish Racing with the Gr.3 Stockholm Cup International in September, and now also the Lady Jockeys' Thoroughbred World Championship in July.
The racecourse is located in Bro which is approximately 30-40 minutes from the centre of Stockholm by car and a similar distance from Arlanda Airport, with public transport links on a par with Täby.
The racing surfaces
Bro Park has an impressive 2100m turf course and a 1900m dirt track on the inside. There are chutes on the turf course to optimise variety in distances. The course has been designed as a fair galloping track with the turf course, where the majority of the major races will be run, closest to the viewing public.
The course is 30 meters wide and has a very level surface which enables the rails to be moved easily and effectively provides the option to create three ‘different tracks’. Separate courses for steeplechase and hurdling are planned on the inside of the flat courses.
Technology and innovation
High quality floodlighting has been installed which will enable evening racing on the both the turf course and the dirt track all year round. Digital cameras and broadcast equipment will ensure the best possible racegoer experience. ATG, the Swedish equivalent to PMU, is working closely with the management to guarantee first class betting opportunities.
The main stand is an attractive high-quality construction which blends modern and classical design to create a welcoming atmosphere while retaining an air of exclusivity. Designed to cater for an average raceday attendance comfortably the facility will be supplemented on Premium days with the installation of marquees and temporary structures.
Stabling and training at Bro Park
Bro Park covers an area of approximately 500 acres and has permanent stabling and training facilities for 300 horses with the capacity to accommodate a further 100 on race days. The facilities have been designed in consultation with a team of vets and racing experts to create the best possible environment for the horses and the people working with them.
Photos courtesy of Elina Björklund/Svensk Galopp, Stefan Olsson/Svensk Galopp and Amie Karlsson.