Fürstenberg-Rennen

The Fürstenberg-Rennen is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at a variety of German racecourses, over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in August. The race was run at Baden-Baden until 2010.

Fürstenberg-Rennen
Group 3 race
LocationIffezheim Racecourse
Baden-Baden, Germany
Inaugurated1880
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
WebsiteBaden-Baden
Race information
Distance2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weight57 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
1 kg if not won €12,000
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners
2 kg for Group 2 winners
1 kg for Group 3 winners
Purse€55,000 (2012)
1st: €32,000

HistoryEdit

The event was established in 1880, and it was originally contested over 2,400 metres. For a period it was known as the Preis von Iffezheim.

The distance of the race was modified several times during the early 1900s. It began a spell over 2,200 metres in 1957.

The present race grading system was introduced in Germany in 1972, and the Fürstenberg-Rennen was given Group 3 status. It was cut to 2,000 metres in 2001.

The event was titled the Belmondo-Preis in 2010. It was held at Hanover as the Grosser Preis des Audi Zentrums Hannover in 2011.

The race was run over 2,100 metres at Düsseldorf in 2012, and on this occasion it was called the Grosser Sparkassenpreis.

RecordsEdit

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Andrasch StarkeHibiscus (1999), Pryor (2001), Willingly (2002), Day Walker (2005), Elle Shadow (2010)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Sven von Mitzlaff – Ordinate (1959), Kaiseradler (1960), Sudan (1962), Celia (1963), Nachtflug (1965), Lilie (1969), Caracol (1972)
  • Heinz JentzschLombard (1970), Monzeno (1975), Anno (1982), Lirung (1985), El Salto (1986), Zampano (1987), Solon (1995)
(note: the trainers of some of the early winners are unknown)

Winners from 1969 at Baden-BadenEdit

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
1969 Lilie Harro Remmert Sven von Mitzlaff 2:23.50
1970 Lombard Fritz Drechsler Heinz Jentzsch 2:16.00
1971 Dulcia Joan Pall Hein Bollow 2:18.70
1972 Caracol Oskar Langner Sven von Mitzlaff 2:20.40
1973 Horst-Herbert Peter Remmert Hein Bollow 2:19.60
1974 Tannenhorst Horst Horwart Heinz Gummelt 2:16.30
1975 Monzeno Joan Pall Heinz Jentzsch 2:16.40
1976 Tuttlinger Eric Eldin Arthur-Paul Schlaefke 2:15.20
1977 North Stoke Ron Hutchinson John Dunlop 2:20.50
1978 Nelusko José Orihuel Hein Bollow 2:19.40
1979 Girlandajo Dave Richardson Arthur-Paul Schlaefke 2:17.10
1980 Ludovico Peter Remmert Harro Remmert 2:15.80
1981 Ti Amo Heinz-Peter Ludewig Franz-Felix Schreiner 2:15.80
1982 Anno Georg Bocskai Heinz Jentzsch 2:19.50
1983 Harly Brian Rouse John Dunlop 2:16.60
1984 Romana Lutz Mäder Hein Bollow 2:15.10
1985 Lirung Georg Bocskai Heinz Jentzsch 2:20.20
1986 El Salto Georg Bocskai Heinz Jentzsch 2:18.80
1987 Zampano Georg Bocskai Heinz Jentzsch 2:16.50
1988 Carroll House Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis 2:19.40
1989 Premier Amour Olivier Poirier Robert Collet 2:22.39
1990 Erdelistan Tony Cruz Alain de Royer-Dupré 2:19.83
1991 Tao Lester Piggott Andreas Wöhler 2:18.62
1992 Non Partisan Paul Eddery André Fabre 2:16.73
1993 Sternkönig Neil Grant Theo Grieper 2:13.53
1994 Twen Peter Schiergen Harro Remmert 2:17.98
1995 Solon Peter Schiergen Heinz Jentzsch 2:18.50
1996 Wurftaube Kevin Woodburn Harro Remmert 2:16.18
1997 March Groom Andreas Suborics Attila Friebert 2:16.13
1998 Indikator Andreas Boschert Andreas Wöhler 2:16.89
1999 Hibiscus Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz 2:18.86
2000 Sword Local Andreas Suborics Mario Hofer 2:25.03
2001 Pryor Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz 2:02.17
2002 Willingly Andrasch Starke Michael Trybuhl 2:05.15
2003 Big Bad Bob Pat Eddery John Dunlop 2:03.40
2004 Lyonels Glory Andreas Suborics Urs Suter 2:06.25
2005 Day Walker Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz 2:02.23
2006 Waleria Andreas Suborics Hans-Jürgen Gröschel 2:10.72
2007 Persian Storm Terence Hellier Jens Hirschberger 2:02.61
2008 Liang Kay Terence Hellier Uwe Ostmann 2:11.42
2009 Toughness Danon Jozef Bojko Andreas Wöhler 2:04.48
2010 Elle Shadow Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen 2:06.26

Winners since 2011Edit

Year Course Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2011 Hanover Theo Danon Filip Minarik Peter Schiergen 2:02.41
2012 Düsseldorf Andolini [b] Eduardo Pedroza Andreas Wöhler 2:08.88
2013 Hanover Limario Ted Durcan R Dzubasz 1:57.99
2014 Krefeld Eric Stephen Hellyn C Von Der Recke 2:09.13
2015 Krefeld Palace Prince Eddy Hardouin Andreas Lowe 2:07.62
2016 Hanover Wai Key Star Eduardo Pedroza Andreas Wohler 2:10.35
2017 Hanover Real Value Fabrice Veron Mario Hofer 2:10.47
2018 Düsseldorf Destino Martin Seidl Markus Klug 2:24.70
2019 Düsseldorf Bristano Filip Minarik M G Mintchev 2:25.82
2020 Hoppegarten Be My Sheriff Andrasch Starke Henk Grewe 2:33.20
2021 Hoppegarten Adrian Andrasch Starke Henk Grewe 2:31.47

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1880: Kaleb
  • 1881: Wildschütz
  • 1882: Tittle Tattle
  • 1883: Maria
  • 1884: Cambus
  • 1885: Triftig
  • 1886: Dictator
  • 1887: Lucretia
  • 1888: Wallfahrt
  • 1889: Fledermaus
  • 1890: Barde
  • 1891: Tambour-Major
  • 1892: Nora
  • 1893: Ilse
  • 1894: Königskrone
  • 1895: Armbruster
  • 1896: Armbruster
  • 1897: Geranium
  • 1898: Nicosia
  • 1899: Gobseck
  • 1900: Winfried
  • 1901: Slanderer
  • 1902: Nordlandfahrer
  • 1903: La Chine
  • 1904: Macdonald II
  • 1905: Phoenix
  • 1906: Derby Cup / Hammurabi *
  • 1907: Sejan
  • 1908: Faust
  • 1909: Frere Luce
  • 1910: Maboul
  • 1911: Royal Flower
  • 1912: Sarrasin
  • 1913: Cyklon
  • 1914–20: no race
  • 1921: Chrysolith
  • 1922: Alpenrose
  • 1923: Ganelon
  • 1924: Rosalba Carriera
  • 1925: Weissdorn
  • 1926: Naplopo
  • 1927: Oleander
  • 1928: Castel Sardo
  • 1929: Tantris
  • 1930: Alba
  • 1931: Wolkenflug
  • 1932: Ostermädel
  • 1933: Unkenruf
  • 1934: Ehrenpreis
  • 1935: Contessina
  • 1936: Wahnfried
  • 1937: Gaio
  • 1938: Procle
  • 1939: Octavianus
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Nuvolari
  • 1942: Aureolus
  • 1943–51: no race
  • 1952: Leidenschaft
  • 1953: Salut
  • 1954: Makra
  • 1955: Masetto
  • 1956: Bernardus
  • 1957: Nisos
  • 1958: Aletsch
  • 1959: Ordinate
  • 1960: Kaiseradler
  • 1961: Arardo
  • 1962: Sudan
  • 1963: Celia
  • 1964: Marinus
  • 1965: Nachtflug
  • 1966: Sawara
  • 1967: Bussard
  • 1968: Seebirk

* The 1906 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

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