StampNews.com would like to inform that Aland Post has designed and is ready to put into circulation a special stamp dedicated to horse races. The item has unusual triangular form and depicts Indian Silver ‒ the most successful Åland trotter. The stamp is to be released on the 8th of May.
Åland's most successful trotting horse so far was Indian Silver. Out of 61 starts, Indian Silver won 24 races. The trotter features on three-cornered stamp out on 1 May, the day of the first 2015 races at the trotting track Ålandstravet.
Indian Silver had his breakthrough in 1997 at the age of four. This was the year he was housed for professional training at Stig H Johansson stables, one of the most reputed jockeys and trainers in Swedish trotting history.
Indian Silver's track record includes wins in Eliterennen in Gelsenkirchen, Copenhagen Cup and Momarken Grand Prix. Out of 61 starts, Indian Silver won 24, was placed second 12 times and third 7 times. He was in the Swedish Elitloppet final twice. In 2009, Indian Silver died from colic.
Founded in 1936, Ålandstravet - Åland Equestrian Association arranges harness racing, dressage, show jumping and Icelandic horse racing. In 2015, six harness racing events will take place at Ålandstravet.