It has been announced that 9-year old German trotting stallion Brioni winner of the Elitlopp in 2011 has been retired.
His last race was the Copenhagen Cup at Charlottenlund (Denmark) on 10th June in which he finished 5th.
Although bred in Germany by his owner Herz Gunter, Brioni has always been trained in Sweden by Joakim Lovgren who has also always been his driver except on one occasion on 4th October 2008 when he won the Bronze Division Final at Solvalla partnered by Johnny Takter.
In a career of 63 races, Brioni won 32 races with earnings totaling Sek 13,195,325. His best timing is 1’09”7 over 1609m which he registered in the Gold Division Final at Gavle on 19th May 2012.
Brioni’s career began in 2007 with six straight victories and won 17 of his first 19 races during the first two years.
Joakim Lovgren said that the decision to retire the horse had been easy even though sad but it was the most dignified thing to do and thus he will be retiring as an elite horse. Now that he is retired from racing, Brioni will be going to stud next year. His greatest victories remain the Elitlopp and Olympiatravet in 2011.