For information about racing in Norway, please contact
Hans Petter Eriksen
telephone +47 22 95 62 22, fax +47 22 95 62 62
Please read our rules for the use of whip in Norway
How to get to the track, please click here
Welcome to Ovrevoll Racecourse, the leading racecourse in Scandinavia. Ovrevoll Racecourse is located at the head of the Oslo Fjord, just a 15 minutes drive west of Oslo City center. Ovrevoll is the only racecourse in Norway and has both turf track and an all-weather track.
Ovrevoll Racecourse was officially opened in 1932 by King Haakon VII and Queen Maud. The racecourse is situated in the countryside on the outskirts of Oslo. Jar in Baerum is now a popular residential district, but the racecourse surroundings are still idyllic.
The racing season starts in the middle of April and ends by December.
The dirt track is about seven furlongs long and has flood lights. The dirt track is used for training all year, the turf is reserved for races and training just before important races.
The turf track at Ovrevoll is approx. one mile two furlongs round, and is about 15 meters wide. Most of the main races are held on the turf track, the first in May and the last in October.
The biggest event of the year is the Derby Day, the last Sunday in August every year. The Group 3 race, Marit Sveaas Memorial is the most valuable race of the year with 800.000 Norwegian Kroner to the winning owner.
The turf track is also used for hurdle races. We put out the movable plastic hurdles from Easy Fix.
Ovrevoll has a grandstand with a restaurant right by the winning post, while the Sherryhaugen Cafè has the best view of the paddock.