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Horse Racing Events in Germany

Horse racing is a popular spectator sport in the UK, and gambling on horseraces is the cornerstone of the British betting industry.

The two main forms of horse racing in the UK are unobstructed distances races, known as flat racing, and races over fences or over hurdles, known as National Hunt racing. Additionally there is another form of racing which is run on an altogether more informal and ad hoc basis, known as point to point racing.

Point to point is a form of steeplechasing for amateur riders. Like professional racing, it is run under the auspices of the governing and regulatory body for horse-racing in Great Britain, the British Horseracing Authority.

The UK has produced some of the greatest jockeys, including Sir Gordon Richards, usually considered the greatest jockey ever. There are between four and five hundred professional jockeys based in the UK.

Here's a list of notable horse racing events which take place annually in the UK, under the jurisdiction of the British Horseracing Authority.

Group 1


Month Race Name Racecourse Distance Age/Sex
June / July Deutschland-Preis Düsseldorf 2,400 3yo+
July Deutsches Derby Hamburg 2,400 3yo c&f
July / Aug Bayerisches Zuchtrennen Munich 2,000 3yo+
August Preis der Diana Düsseldorf 2,200 3yo f
August Rheinland-Pokal Cologne 2,400 3yo+
September Grosser Preis von Baden Baden-Baden 2,400 3yo+
September Preis von Europa Cologne 2,400 3yo+

Group 2


Month Race Name Racecourse Distance Age/Sex
April / May Gerling Preis Cologne 2,400 4yo+
May Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen Cologne 1,600 3yo c&f
May / June G. P. der Badischen Wirtschaft Baden-Baden 2,200 4yo+
June German 1,000 Guineas Düsseldorf 1,600 3yo f
June Diana-Trial Cologne 2,200 3yo f
June Union-Rennen Cologne 2,200 3yo
June Hansa-Preis Hamburg 2,400 3yo+
August G. P. der Sparkasse Hannover Hanover 1,600 3yo+
Aug / Sept Goldene Peitsche Baden-Baden 1,200 3yo+
Aug / Sept Oettingen Rennen Baden-Baden 1,600 3yo+
September Grosse Europa-Meile Cologne 1,600 3yo+

Group 3


Month Race Name Racecourse Distance Age/Sex
March / April Grand Prix Aufgalopp Cologne 2,200 4yo+
April Dr. Busch-Memorial Krefeld 1,700 3yo
April / May Frühjahrs Dreijährigen-Preis Frankfurt 2,000 3yo
May Schwarzgold-Rennen Cologne 1,600 3yo f
May Betty Barclay-Rennen Baden-Baden 3,200 4yo+
May Badener Meile Baden-Baden 1,600 3yo+
May / June Bénazet-Rennen Baden-Baden 1,200 3yo+
May / June Bavarian Classic Munich 2,000 3yo
June G. P. der Dortmunder Wirtschaft Dortmund 2,000 3yo+
June Hamburger Meile Hamburg 1,600 3yo+
June / July Fährhofer Stutenpreis Hamburg 2,200 3yo f
June / July Hamburger Stutenpreis Hamburg 1,600 3yo+ f
June / July Holsten Trophy Hamburg 1,200 3yo+
July Grosse Hessen Meile Frankfurt 1,600 3yo+
August Silberne Peitsche Cologne 1,300 3yo+
August Walther J. Jacobs-Stutenpreis Bremen 2,200 3yo+ f
August Spreti-Rennen Baden-Baden 2,000 4yo+
August Fürstenberg Rennen Baden-Baden 2,000 3yo
Aug / Sept Maurice Lacroix-Trophy Baden-Baden 1,400 2yo
September Euro-Cup der Mehl-Mülhens-Stiftung Frankfurt 2,000 3yo+
Sept / Oct Deutsches St. Leger Dortmund 2,800 3yo+
October Preis der Deutschen Einheit Hoppegarten 2,000 3yo+
October Frankfurter Stutenpreis Frankfurt 2,150 3yo+ f
October Grosser Preis von Düsseldorf Düsseldorf 1,700 3yo+
October Preis des Winterfavoriten Cologne 1,600 2yo
October Baden-Württemberg-Trophy Baden-Baden 2,200 3yo+
October Badener Sprint-Cup Baden-Baden 1,400 3yo+
October Preis der Winterkönigin Baden-Baden 1,600 2yo f
November Herzog von Ratibor Rennen Krefeld 1,700 2yo
November Hessen-Pokal Frankfurt 2,000 3yo+


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