Soren Nordin dies at 91
September 06, 2008
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Soren Nordin, a legendary trainer in Sweden who started a stable in America and also left his mark here, has died in Sweden at age 91.
Nordin was a leading trainer at the Solvalla racetrack, Sweden\'s premier track, before he moved to the U.S. in the early 1980s. He quickly became a force in American trotting, sending out such champions as Baltic Speed, Tarport Frenzy, Sandy Bowl, among others.
Together with his son Jan, who called their stable Team Nordin, they trained their trotters during the winter at Pompano Park\'s training center and then when they shipped north in the spring, they began filling entry boxes for the top stakes for 2 and 3 year old trotters.
In the early 1990s, when their top clients decreased their involvement in trotting, the Nordins moved to Italy to become the private trainers for the powerful Biasuzzi Stable.
In 2007 Soren Nordin was inducted in the Swedish Hall Of Fame. Among his survivors is his son Jan and another son, accomplished European horseman Ulf.