About the sport
The world of horse racing in Denmark is concentrated around harness racing (trotting) governed by the Danish Central Federation of Trotting (Dansk Travsports Centralforbund, DTC) and flat racing placed under the authority of Danish Gallop (Dansk Galop). Each year over 2000 harness races are organized on the 8 racetracks at different locations in Denmark while approximately 300 flat races are organized in Klampenborg, Odense, Aarhus, and Aalborg.
Denmark counts 3000 racing horses within both trotting and galloping. Several prestigious races such as the Danish Derby highlight the disciplines throughout the year. The harness Derby is open for the 4-year-old horses and is held at Charlottenlund Travbane every last weekend of August whereas the Derby in flat racing is open for the 3-year-old horses and held every last Sunday of June at Klampenborg Galopbane.
Charlottenlund Travbane hosts furthermore the international race Copenhagen Cup every year the second Sunday in June. Klampenborg Galopbane hosts the international race Scandinavian Open Championship (Gr.3). The race is open for older horses and is held on the first Sunday in August.
Where to see the races?
Billund Trav Nordmarksvej 1, Billund 7190, www.billundtrav.dk
Charlottenlund Travbane Traverbanevej 10, 2920 Charlottenlund, www.travbanen.dk
Car-Center Racetrack Gedser Landevej 22, 4800 Nykøbing F, www.nykftrav.dk
Skive Trav Flyvej 2, 7800 Skive, www.skive-trav.dk
Harness and flat racing:
Jydsk Væddeløbsbane Observatorievejen 2, 8000 Århus C, www.jvb-aarhus.dk
NKI Racing Arena Aalborg Flyvej 2, 7800 Skive, www.aav.dk
Fyens Væddeløbsbane Prins Haralds Alle 51 B, 5250 Odense, www.fvb-odense.dk
Klampenborg Galopbane Klampenborgvej 52-56, 2930 Klampenborg, www.galopbane.dk