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2011 World Trotting Conference Dates

The 2011 World Trotting Conference will open on Thursday, August 4 and conclude on Tuesday, August 9. The Conference will be coordinated with the World Driving Championship, which is scheduled to open on Sunday, July 31 and conclude on Friday, August 5, 2011.

The schedule* is:

Thursday, Aug. 4: Opening plenary session; opening committee meetings

Friday, Aug. 5: Second plenary session; committee meetings

Saturday, Aug. 6: The 2011 Hambletonian Final at the Meadowlands

Sunday, Aug. 7: Third plenary session; committee meetings

Monday, Aug. 8: Fourth plenary session: final committee meetings

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Close of the 2011 World Trotting Conference; evening banquet

*The above dates and activities are subject to change.

 
2011 World Driving Championship Dates

The 2011 World Driving Championship will open on Sunday, July 31 and conclude on Friday, August 5, and will be coordinated with the 2011 World Trotting Conference, which will open on Thursday, August 4 and close on Tuesday, August 9.

The schedule is:

Sunday, July 31: Opening Round of four races at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack

Monday, Aug. 1: Second Round of four races at Tioga Downs

Wednesday, Aug. 3: Third Round of four races at Monticello Raceway

Thursday, Aug. 4: Fourth Round of four races at The Meadowlands

Friday, Aug. 5: Fifth and Final Round of four races at Empire City at Yonkers Raceway

 

There will be a welcoming dinner for the drivers and their guests on Saturday, July 30, and the drivers will also visit The Meadowlands to see the 2011 Hambletonian Final.

 
World Driving Championships: Year-by-Year                            Top
 

The World Driving Championship tournament was originally created by Stan Bergstein, and contested in North America in 1970—and won by Canada’s Herve Filion.

 

The 2011 renewal will be the 25th edition of the tournament, which is the oldest and richest such horse racing tournament in the world. Since 1981 it has been a biennial event, and since 1985 has been conducted in conjunction with the World Trotting Conference.

 

Here are the results of the 24 previous World Driving Championships:

 

All-Time World Driving Championship Standings

1970 through 2009

 

2009 - Norway

Rank - Driver - Country - Points

1. - Birger Jorgensen - Denmark - 164

2. - Peter Ferguson - New Zealand - 148

3. - Eirik Hoitomt - Norway - 147

4. - Roland Hulskath - Germany - 138

5. - Bjorn Goop - Sweden - 136

6. - Jason Bartlett - USA - 127

7. - Christophe Martens - Belgium - 120

8. - Brad Forward - Canada - 96

9. - Imre Fazekas - Hungary - 93

10. - Garreth Rattray - Australia - 89

 

2007 – Australia and New Zealand

Rank - Driver - Country - Points

1. - Christophe Martens - Belgium - 180

2. - Colin De Filippi - New Zealand - 177

3. - Bjorn Goop - Sweden - 158

4. - Kerryn Manning - Australia - 143

5. - Antti Teivainen - Finland - 129

6. - Andy Miller - United States - 117

7. - Eirik Hoitomt - Norway - 112

8. - Gilles Barrieau - Canada - 104

9. - Hugo Langeweg, Jr. - The Netherlands - 102

10. - Veiko Tamjarv - Estonia - 87

 

2005 – Italy

1. - Roberto Andreghetti - Italy - 172

2. - Erik Adielsson - Sweden - 160

3. - Heinz Wewering - Germany - 149

4. - Andy Miller - United States - 145.5

5. - Juan Antonio Riera Rossello - Spain - 133

6. - Geoff Webster - Australia - 130

7. - Gerhard Mayr - Austria - 124

8. - Jody Jamieson - Canada - 110

9. - Antii Teivainen - Finland - 109.5

10. - Mark Jones - New Zealand - 72

 

2003 – Canada

1. - Mark Jones - New Zealand - 164

2. - Erik Adielsson - Sweden - 154

2. - Jody Jamieson - Canada - 154

4. - Pierre Vercruysse - France - 147

5. - Antti Teivainen - Finland - 147

6. - Sam “Chip” Noble III - United States - 142

7. - Stuart Sowerby - United Kingdom - 117

8. - Hugo Langeweg - The Netherlands - 109

9. - Grant Dixon - Australia - 84

10. - Alan Wallace - Ireland - 80

 

2001 – Finland and Sweden

1. - Jody Jamieson - Canada - 168

2. - Enrico Bellei - Italy - 164

3. - Orjan Kihlstrom - Sweden - 153

4. - Sam “Chip” Noble III - United States - 147

5. - Christophe Martens - Belgium - 126

6. - Tony Herlihy - New Zealand - 125

7. - Jorma Kontio - Finland - 119

8. - Brian Hancock - Australia - 117

9. - Manfred Zweiner - Germany - 114

10. - Yannick Alain Brand - France - 85

 

1999 – Australia

1. - Sylvain Filion - Canada - 161

2. - Jorma Kontio - Finland - 157

3. - Lance Justice - Australia - 149

4. - Ken Barron - New Zealand - 143

5. - David Miller - United States - 138

6. - Carl-Erik Lindblom - Sweden - 136

7. - Richard-William Denechere - France - 123.5

8. - Giuseppe Pietro Maisto - Italy - 108.5

9. - Alan Haythornthwaite - United Kingdom - 106

10. - Michael Honemann - Germany - 81

 

1997 – Germany

1. - Heinz Wewering - Germany - 243

2. - Daniel Dube - Canada - 226.5

3. - Jos Verbeeck - Belgium - 219

4. - Ricky May - New Zealand - 217

5. - Gerhard Mayr - Austria - 215

6. - Dave Magee - United States - 210

7. - Chris Alford - Australia - 210

8. - Olle Goop - Sweden - 207

9. - Gunnar Eggen - Norway - 182.5

10. - Steve Lees - United Kingdom - 160

 

1995 – United States

1. - Dave Magee - United States - 164

2. - Hans Petter Tholfsen - Norway - 123

3. - Juan Antonio Riera Rossello - Spain - 121

4. - Lance Justice - Australia - 112

5. - Mike Lord - United Kingdom - 107

6. - Tony Herlihy - New Zealand - 107

7. - Jean Claude Hallais - France - 106

8. - Hugo Langeweg - The Netherlands - 104

9. - Daniel Dube - Canada - 70

10. - Vladimir Blokhin - The Ukraine - 55

 

1993 – Germany, Belgium and France

1. - Heinz Wewering - Germany - 179

2. - Ron Pierce - United States - 152

3. - Jorma Kontio - Finland - 128

4. - Gerard Vergaerde - Belgium - 120

5. - Jean Claude Hallais - France - 106

6. - Hugo Langeweg - The Netherlands - 105

7. - Maurice McKendry - New Zealand - 104

8. - Gaetan Lamy - Canada - 97

9. - Barrie Rattray - Australia - 96

10. - Michael Lord - United Kingdom - 92

 

1991 – Australia and New Zealand

1. - Maurice McKendry - New Zealand - 148

2. - Fred Kersley - Australia - 145

3. - Doug Brown - Canada - 126

4. - Pietro Gubellini - Italy - 125

4. - Ron Pierce - United States - 125

4. - Ake Svanstedt - Sweden - 125

7. - Birger Jorgensen - Denmark - 116

8. - Stephen Lees - United Kingdom - 100

9. - Hennie Grift - The Netherlands - 86

10. - Vitaly Tanishin - Soviet Union - 77

 

1989 – Canada

1. - Ron Pierce - United States - 153

2. - Maurice McKendry - New Zealand - 151.5

3. - Ted Demmler - Australia - 148

4. - Tjitse Smeding - The Netherlands - 140.5

5. - Rick Zeron - Canada - 135

6. - Bartolome Estelrich - Spain - 117

7. - Adolf Ubleis - Austria - 116

8. - Birger Jorgenson - Denmark - 111

9. - Tony Turnbull - Australia - 92

 

1987 – Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway

1. - Ted Demmler - Australia - 189

2. - Ulf Thoresen - Norway - 187

3. - Birger Jorgensen - Denmark - 169.5

4. - Jim Frick - Sweden - 154.5

5. - Maurice McKendry - New Zealand - 144

6. - Joe Marsh Jnr - United States - 134

7. - Tony Herlihy - New Zealand - 123

8. - Terry Kerr - Canada - 109

9. - Steve Lees - United Kingdom - 94

10. - Wing Leung - Macau - 78

 

1985 – Australia and New Zealand

1. - Tony Herlihy - New Zealand - 104

2. - Robert Cameron - New Zealand - 103

3. - Jean Claude Hallais - France - 92

4. - Gunnar Eggen - Norway - 88

5. - Steve Condren - Canada - 86

6. - Darrell Alexander - Australia - 76

7. - Stephen Choi - Macau - 68

7. - Stephen Lees - United Kingdom - 68

9. - Ron Marsh - United States - 62

10. - Tjitse Smeding - The Netherlands - 44

 

1983 – Macau

1. - Robert Cameron - New Zealand - 106

2. - DuWayne Guest - Macau - 100

3. - Sten Juul - Denmark - 88

4. - Joe O'Brien - USU/Canada - 84

5. - Ross Sugars - Australia - 79

6. - Pekka Korpi - Finland - 72

7. - Olle Goop - Sweden - 68

8. - Ulf Thoresen - Norway - 61

 

1981 – Norway, Finland, West Germany and Italy

1. - Ulf Thoresen - Norway - 248

2. - Carlo Bottoni - Italy - 195

3. - Pekka Korpi - Finland - 187

4. - Gunnar Eggen - Norway - 177

5. - Darrell Alexander - Australia - 173

6. - Peter Wolfenden - New Zealand - 156

7. - Benoit Cote - Canada - 154

8. - Walter Paisley - United States - 144

9. - Rolf Dautzenberg - West Germany - 134

 

1979 – Australia and New Zealand

1. - Ulf Thoresen - Norway - 199

2. - Kevin Holmes - New Zealand - 175

3. - Gilles Gendron - Canada - 172

4. - Bea Farber - United States - 167

5. - Jim Schrader - Australia - 163

6. - Peter Wolfenden - New Zealand - 141

7. - Pekka Korpi - Finland - 136

8. - Hans Wewering - West Germany - 116

 

1978 – United States and Canada

1. - Kevin Holmes - New Zealand - 333

2. - Pekka Korpi - Finland - 298

3. - Herve Filion - United States - 285

4. - Joe Hudson - Canada - 282

4. - Ulf Thoresen - Norway - 282

6. - Kevin Newman - Australia - 260

7. - Donald Dancer - United States - 240

8. - Preben Kjaersgaard - Denmark - 221

 

1977 – West Germany, France and Norway

1. - Ulf Thoresen - Norway - 172

2. - Peter Wolfenden - New Zealand - 141

3. - Dieter Marz - Austria - 135

4. - Brian Gath - Australia - 134

4. - Jan Wagenaar - The Netherlands - 134

6. - Keith Addison - Australia - 112

7. - Joe Marsh Jnr - United States - 105

8. - Gilles Gendron - Canada - 83

 

1975 – Australia and New Zealand

1. - Keith Addison - Australia - 145

2. - Peter Wolfenden - New Zealand - 144

3. - Joe O'Brien - United States - 136

4. - Shelly Goudreau - Canada - 131

5. - Ulf Thoresen - Norway - 125

6. - Joe Marsh Jnr - United States - 110

7. - Horst Bandemer - West Germany - 99

8. - Jan Wagenaar - The Netherlands - 88

 

1974 – West Germany, Norway and France

1. - Joe Marsh, Jr. - United States - 153

2. - Kevin F. Brook - Australia - 132

3. - Gilbert Martens - Belgium - 99

4. - John Smolenski - New Zealand - 95

5. - Gerard Mascle - France - 92

5. - Ulf Thoresen - Norway - 92

7. - Gilles Gendron - Canada - 88

8. - Adolf Ubleis - Austria - 68

 

1973 – Austria, France, West Germany and Italy

1. - Ulf Thoresen - Norway - 148

2. - John Smolenski - New Zealand - 124

3. - Herve Filion - Canada - 120

4. - Giuseppe Guzzinati - Italy - 92

5. - Joe Marsh, Jr. - United States - 88

6. - Jan Van Dooyeweerd - The Netherlands - 83

7. - James H. Schrader - Australia - 78

8. - Gilbert Martens - Belgium - 76

 

1972 – United States and Canada

1. - Giuseppe Guzzinati - Italy - 920

2. - Joe O'Brien - United States - 900

3. - Herve Filion - Canada - 674

4. - Vic Frost - Australia - 658

5. - Gilbert Martens - Belgium - 598

6. - Peter Wolfenden - New Zealand - 597

7. - Adolf Ubleis - Austria - 409

8. - Willi Rodde - West Germany - 140

 

1971 – United States and Canada

1. - Adolf Ubleis - Austria - 680

2. - Billy Haughton - United States - 638

3. - Peter Wolfenden - New Zealand - 519

4. - Herve Filion - Canada - 510

5. - Gordon Rothacker - Australia - 345

6. - Cencio Ossani - Italy - 263

7. - Karsten Buer - Norway - 243

8. - Jean Rene Gougeon - France - 223

 

1970 – United States and Canada

1. - Herve Filion - Canada - 472

2. - George Sholty - United States - 418

3. - Stanley Dancer - United States - 392

4. - Kevin Newman - Australia - 298

5. - Peter Wolfenden - New Zealand - 285

6. - Nello Bellei - Italy - 281

6. - Ernst Fisher - Austria - 281

8. - Eddy Freundt - West Germany - 139