Sören Nordin

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Sören Nordin
Frances Bulwark & Sören Nordin Elitloppet 1953 001.jpg
Sören Nordin with Frances Bulwark in 1953
OccupationHarness racing driver and trainer
Born(1917-09-05)5 September 1917
Forsa, Hälsingland, Sweden
Died6 September 2008(2008-09-06) (aged 91)
Career wins3,221
Major racing wins
Elitloppet Sweden (1953)
Hambletonian Oaks United States (1983, 1991)
Breeders Crown United States (1984, 1990)
World Trotting Derby United States (1984)
Yonkers Trot United States (1984, 1985)
Canadian Trotting Classic Canada (1985)
Dexter Cup United States (1985)
Peter Haughton Memorial United States (1986)
Gran Premio Delle Nazioni Italy (1952)
Gran Premio d'Europa Italy (1980)
Gran Criterium Italy (1992, 1998)
Gran Premio Nazionale Italy (1993)
Italian Trotting Derby Italy (1999)
Gran Premio Allevatori Italy (1998)
Gran Premio Continentale Italy (2000)
Prix d'Amérique France (1950)
Preis der Besten Germany (1956)
Oslo Grand Prix Norway (1972, 1973)
Copenhagen Cup Denmark (1976)
European 5-year-old Championship Europe (2001)
Racing awards
Dan Patch Trainer of the Year Award United States (1986)
Hall of Fame Sweden (inducted in 2007)
Significant horses
Mustard, Baltic Speed, Brandy Hanover, Mr Drew, Sandy Bowl, Tarport Frenzy, Ron B Hanover, Nealy Lobell, Frances Bulwark.

Ernst Sören Nordin (5 September 1917, Forsa, Hälsingland – 6 September 2008) was a Swedish harness racing driver and trainer who later started a stable in America. Nordin won 3,221 races in 10 different countries as a driver, he won the Swedish Trotting Derby 11 times – still a record.[1] In 1950, Nordin won the Prix d'Amérique, and in 1953 the Elitloppet. 21 times, Nordin was the champion driver at Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden's premier track.

In 1981, he moved to the United States to set up the Team Nordin stable together with his son, Jan, training their trotters during the winter at Pompano Park's training center. They campaigned several top trotters and world champions including Baltic Speed, Brandy Hanover, Mr Drew, Sandy Bowl, Tarport Frenzy, Ron B Hanover and Nealy Lobell; the horses they trained in the US set 41 world records.[2] In 1992, when their top clients decreased their involvement in trotting, the Nordins moved to Italy[3] to become the private trainers for the Biasuzzi stable.[4] In 1992-1993, the stable was believed the most profitable in the world.[2]


  1. ^ Soren Nordin dead at 91[permanent dead link], The U.S. Trotting Association, September 6, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Sören Nordin har avlidit Archived 2008-09-20 at the Wayback Machine, Sveriges Radio, 6 September 2008.
  3. ^ Travlegendaren Sören Nordin död TT via Svenska Dagbladet, 6 September 2008.
  4. ^ Soren Nordin dies at 91, Harnessracing.com, September 6, 2008.

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