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Printing and Publishing Services for Thoroughbred Racing and Breeding in Sweden and Scandinavia Scandinavian Racing Bureau AB Postadress Box 14 • CV 182 05 Djursholm Sweden Björn Zachrisson Telefon 08-753 14 57 Born June 17, 1935 Telefax 08-753 46 86 Printer, 4th generation. Postgiro 70 75 98 - 9 Updated 2007-02-15 Bankgiro 286 - 0468 Bank Nordbanken F-skattesedel 556 108-2180 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Director Björn Zachrisson Administration Gunilla Zachrisson General career Swedish baccalaureat (studentexamen Djursholms Samskola 1955). Officer in the Swedish Army (cavalry/infantry) reserve, 1955-1957. DGI degree (Diploma, The Graphic Institute, Stockholm) 1957-1959. Amateur rider, Swedish Champion Amateur (flat) 1959 and 1962, (NH) 1962. Jockey Club of Sweden Travel Scholarship, 1959, sejour in the USA (Chicago) 1960-61, working for a publishing house in Chicago and studying Thoroughbred Racing in the USA. Production manager Sveriges Radios Förlag, also Röster i Radio/TV, 1963-1966. Racing secretary Täby Galopp, late 60’s. Assistant General Secretary Galoppförbundet 1973-76. Marketing director ATG (V65 and Thoroughbred Racing) 1977-81. Publishing, publications and media activities TV commentator of Thoroughbred Racing total period 1962-2005 (free lance), all Swedish channels through the years. Launched “pirate” Race Card GALOPPÖREN for Täby Galopp in 1962, first with past per- formances (formrader) along US lines (Daily Racing Form) in Sweden. This publication soon became “legitimate” and became accepted as official race card for Täby Galopp. Freelance racing writer (Thoroughbred) for Svenska Dagbladet, major conservative daily in Sweden, for a few years in the late 60,s and early 70’s. Thoroughbred racing editor in magazine RIDSPORT, major equestrian publication (tabloid, 35.000 copies, bi-monthly) in Sweden 1972-1999. Launched (together with a few others, mainly Ulf Donar and Staffan Linse) FORMTRAVAREN med GALOPPEXTRA (tabloid, bi-weekly) to cover horse-racing in Sweden, mainly Trotting, and containg elaborate past performance lines, in 1966. The venture lasted 1,5 years, but would probably have enjoyed much greater success if it had coincided with the creation of the AB Trav och Galopp in 1973-74. Technical editor Täby Galopp Race Card 1962-66, 1973- Technical editor Jägersro Galopp Race Card 1973-1986 Editor and owner of JOCKEY, private Thoroughbred Magazine, 1967-1970. Editor TRAV OCH GALOPP I SVERIGE (Rabén & Sjögren), 1970 (book) Editor jubilee and anniversary books and pamphlets for Amatuer Riders Club (ARK), 1964 and 1994. Editor 100 YEARS OF RACERIDING at Strömsholm, 1988 (book). Innovations and initiator activities Starting stalls 1962 (Täby Galopp was first in Europe). American-influenced past performance lines directly in race card. Winner’s circle in front of the stands (1964). Paddock (walking ring) in front of stands instead of behind (1970’s) Caliente protective helmet for race riders (1962). Swedish Grand National (1971) with specially donated challenge trophy given by Mrs Mirabel Topham herself, owner of Grand National and Aintree Race Course, at Strömsholm. Suggestion to organize ”Round Table” conferences based on the US scheme at the National Museum of Racing (Jockey, 1971). First conference, organized by SGC (Gunnar Atterholm, master of activities and programme) was held in Stockholm (Hotel Anglais) in 1980. Changing the voting procedure for Horse of the Year in Trotting to include voting through ATG:s ”Gratisprogrammet”, resulting in 40.000 plus votes after 1979 season (Horse of the Year Pershing). Writing petition letter - ”Kungabrevet” (for the Täby Galopp Trainers’ Association) to H M Majesty the King of Sweden (Department of Agriculture) to ask for a Royal Charter investiga- tion into survival conditions for Thoroughbred Racing in Sweden, which resulted in a govern- mental investigation leading to the creation of the AB Trav och Galopp in 1972-73 (1970). Breeders’ Trophy scheme in Swedish Thoroughbred racing, 1984. Swedish programme (subsequently called ”Svenskprogrammet”) for supporting and encou- raging Swedish Thoroughbred Breeders (Svenskprogrammet), 1991, based on the already excisting incentive programmes launched in France and in the USA (especially in the State of New York as New York State Thoroughbred Breeding Program). Common Racing Performances Data Base for Sweden, Norway and Denmark, proposition made in letter to the Scandinavian Jockey Clubs and ATG Computer Services in Noevember, 2004, to basically use the Swedish computer central base ”Sportsystemet” for all racing input in Scandinavia including transforming the Norwegian and Danish race courses to function as their respective counterparts in Sweden. No official reply received as per February, 2007. International jockey tournaments and co-ordinating International Star Jockeys visits from 1979-2003, and also co-ordinator of many other visits by international star jockeys, e g Lester Piggott, Bill Shoemaker, Gregg McCarron, Darrel McHargue, Julie Krone, Cash Asmussen, Laffit Pincay jr, Kent Desormeaux, etc. Note: Many of the above projects were of course realized with major input of others, e g: Erik Söderberg, Gunnar Atterholm, Claes Björling, Bo Gillborg, Christer Schildt, Tommy Mår- tenson, Bernt Tollebäck, Åge Paus, Alf Landvik, Nils Ståhle, Kjell Sjöberg, just to name a few. Associations, organizations and clubs President Amateur Riders Club (ARK) 1980-1988. Vice President FEGENTRI (Federation International des Gentlemen Riders), 1984-1994. Vice president EFTBA (European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders’ Associations) 1992- 1994, Honorary Vice-President upon retirement. Board of directors, The Jockey Club of Sweden, 1989-1992. Board of directors and vice president, SFAF (Swedish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association), 1992-1994. Present memberships JK, The Jockey Club of Sweden (since 1963), ARK, The Amateur Riders Club of Sweden (since 1952), SGTä, The Stockholms Galoppsällskap (owners of Täby Galopp), SHK, Swedish Turf Journalists, FEGENTRI, Honorary vice-president. Distinctions Gyllene Mössan (Award of Merit) for services rendered beyond call of duty, 1989, by Amatörryttarklubben. Jockeyklubbens förtjänstmärke (Award of Merit), 1997, by Jockeyklubben. Present situation SRB AB - Scandinavian Racing Bureau AB in Sweden, owned by Gunilla and Björn Zachrisson and run from their small office in the basement of their home in Djursholm, outside Stock- holm, Sweden. The SRB has been serving the Thoroughbred Racing industry - more or less continually since the early 60’s - in Sweden, Denmark and Norway - mainly through the techni- cal editing - both for printed publications as well as from 2007 - on the ”net” of RACING BULLETINS (officiella galopp- kalendrar) for Denmark, Norway and Sweden inthe joint publication Skandina- visk Galopp, incl SWEDISH YEARBOOK, GALOPP-INFO, CONDITIONS BOOKS, RULES BOOKS, etc, and SWEDISH STUD BOOK and supplements, TÄBY GALOPP RACE CARD, and many other supplements and statistics books, sales catalogues, etc. BZ on the Turf - nowadays . . . The connection with the racing game is the red cap, a gift from friend and former Daily Racing Form writer Mike Mullaney. SRB AB It is a give-away from Saratoga Race Course, oldest racing establishment on the North American continent.
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