Grosser Preis von Baden

The Grosser Preis von Baden is a Group 1 flat horse race in Germany open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Baden-Baden over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early September.

Grosser Preis von Baden
Group 1 race
LocationIffezheim Racecourse
Baden-Baden, Germany
Inaugurated1858; 164 years ago (1858)
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorLongines
WebsiteBaden-Baden
Race information
Distance2,400 metres (1½ miles)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight56 kg (3yo); 60 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
2 kg for fillies and mares
Purse€160,000 (2021)
1st: €100,000
Grosser Preis von Baden
2021
Yellow, black panel, red braces, black cap Green, pink sleeves and cap Royal blue
Torquator Tasso Sisfahan Passion And Glory
Previous years
2020
Royal blue Silver, tassel on cap Yellow, black panel, red braces, black cap
Barney Roy Communique Torquator Tasso
2019
Royal blue Green, pink sleeves and cap White, red stripe, armlets and cap
Ghaiyyath Donjah Laccario
2018
Royal blue Yellow, large black spots, black spots on cap Emerald green, yellow disc, yellow sleeves and cap
Best Solution Defoe Iquitos
2017
Yellow, royal blue cross-belts and sleeves emerald green, yellow ball, yellow sleeves and cap Black, Two green hoops, Green Sleeves, Green and Black hooped cap
Guignol Iquitos Colomano
2016
emerald green, yellow ball, yellow sleeves and cap grey,dark blue halved horizontally, dark blue sash, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap dark blue, white sash and cap
Iquitos Nightflower Pagella
2015
Garnet, dark green cross-belts and armlets Silver and lilac diagonal halves with silver and lilac sash, lilac sleeves, quartered cap Grey, royal blue star and sleeves, royal blue cap, grey star
Prince Gibraltar Nightflower Sirius
2014
Red, royal blue sleeves, black cap white, Dark Green cross sashes, quartered cap Emerald Green, White diabolo, sleeves and cap
Our Ivanhowe Sea The Moon Night Wish
2013
Yellow, dark blue stars and sleeves, yellow cap Black, light blue and red sash, light blue sleeves, red cap Maroon, emerald green and white striped sleeves, white cap
Novellist Seismos Meandre
2012
Orange, dark blue chevron, orange and white striped sleeves,white cap, dark blue tassel Yellow and turquoise (halved horizontally), yellow sleeves, white cap White, orange star, orange sleeves, white armlets, orange cap
Danedream Ovambo Queen Pastorius
2011
Orange, dark blue chevron, orange and white striped sleeves,white cap, dark blue tassel Emerald Green, White diabolo, sleeves and cap Black, silver seams, silver stars on shoulder and back, black cap
Danedream Night Magic Joshua Tree
2010-2001
2010
Emerald Green, White diabolo, sleeves and cap Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap, black visor Royal blue
Night Magic Quijano Cavalryman
2009
Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves Royal blue Royal blue, white striped sleeves, white cap
Getaway Eastern Anthem Youmzain
2008
White, royal blue sash and cap, emerald green armlets Red, royal blue sleeves, black cap Dark Blue, White stars, Dark Blue sleeves, White Stars on cap
Kamsin Adlerflug It's Gino
2007
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap, black visor Red, royal blue sleeves, black cap Black, Two green hoops, Green Sleeves, Green and Black hooped cap
Quijano Adlerflug Egerton
2006
Orange, maroon discs and sleeves, maroon cap, orange spots Yellow, black panel, red braces, black cap Red, yellow stripes on sleeves, stripe on cap
Prince Flori Oriental Tiger Saddex
2005
White, red sash, red and white striped cap Yellow, black panel, red braces, black cap Royal Blue, Light Blue cap
Warrsan Gonbarda Westerner
2004
White, red sash, red and white striped cap Black, Two green hoops, Green Sleeves, Green and Black hooped cap Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves
Warrsan Egerton Shirocco
2003
Royal blue Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap White, green hoop, armlets and cap
Mamool Black Sam Bellamy Dano-Mast
2002
Royal blue Mauve, white 'H', white sleeves, mauve armlets, striped cap White, Lilac sash, Gold sleeves, Lilac cap
Marienbard Salve Regina Noroit
2001
Yellow, black epaulets Red, emerald green chevron, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green star Yellow, black sleeves, yellow cap, black visor
Morshdi Boreal Sabiango
2000-1992
2000
White, royal blue sash and cap, emerald green armlets Red, royal blue sleeves, black cap Orange, Emerald Green stars
Samum Catella Fruits Of Love
1999
Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves White, purple sash and cap, beige sleeves Red, green sleeves
Tiger Hill Flamingo Road Belenus
1998
Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves owned by Stall Blauer Reiter Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Tiger Hill Caitano Public Purse
1997
Red, emerald green chevron, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green star White, red sash, red and white striped cap Royal blue
Borgia Luso Predappio
1996
Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Royal blue, white striped sleeves, white cap Green, pink epaulets, white sleeves, pink cap
Pilsudski Germany Sunshack
1995
Royal blue, white striped sleeves, white cap Dark green, yellow hooped sleeves, striped cap Orange, beige stripe, striped cap
Germany Lecroix Right Win
1994
White, red stripe, red seams on sleeves, red cap Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves Lilac, Red and Black diamonds, Lilac sleeves, Red cap
Lando Monsun Kornado
1993
White, red stripe, red seams on sleeves, red cap Red, white emblems Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Lando Platini George Augustus
1992
Yellow, black epaulets Red, white emblems Yellow, black hoops on body
Mashaallah Platini Sapience
 

HistoryEdit

The event was established in 1858, and it was originally contested over 3,200 metres. The inaugural running was part of a three-day festival which celebrated the opening of Baden-Baden's Iffezheim Racecourse.

The race was shortened to 2,800 metres in 1887. It was titled the Jubiläums-Preis on several occasions during the 1890s. Its distance was cut to 2,200 metres in 1894, and extended to 2,400 metres in 1898.

The Grosser Preis von Baden was staged at Hoppegarten from 1942 to 1944. It was not contested from 1945 to 1947, and it was known as the Grosser Preis von Iffezheim in 1948 and 1949.

The present system of race grading was introduced in Germany in 1972, and the Grosser Preis von Baden was classed at Group 1 level. It was run in two separate divisions in 1974.

The race has had several different sponsors since the mid-1990s, and these have included Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Longines.

The Grosser Preis von Baden was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2012. The winner earned an automatic invitation to compete in the same year's Breeders' Cup Turf.[1] The race was removed from the series after the 2017 running.

RecordsEdit

Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Kincsem1877, 1878, 1879
  • Oleander – 1927, 1928, 1929

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Gerhard Streit – Magnat (1941), Samurai (1943), Mangon (1952), Baal (1954), Masetto (1956)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • George Arnull – Oleander (1927, 1928, 1929), Alba (1930), Widerhall (1932), Magnat (1941), Samurai (1943)
(note: the trainers of some of the early winners are unknown)

Leading owner (10 wins):

  • Gestüt Schlenderhan – Gastgeber (1875), Oleander (1927, 1928, 1929), Alba (1930), Widerhall (1932), Magnat (1941), Samurai (1943), Alpenkönig (1970), Ivanhowe (2014)

Winners since 1968Edit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1968 Luciano 4 Oskar Langner Sven von Mitzlaff Stall Primerose 2:38.10
1969 Stratford 5 Carlo Ferrari Federico Regoli Scuderia Ticino 2:40.00
1970 Alpenkönig 3 Fritz Drechsler Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Schlenderhan 2:34.00
1971 Cortez 6 Oskar Langner Sven von Mitzlaff Gestüt Zoppenbroich 2:32.20
1972 Caracol 3 Oskar Langner Sven von Mitzlaff Gestüt Fährhof 2:30.50
1973 Athenagoras 3 Harro Remmert Sven von Mitzlaff Gestüt Zoppenbroich 2:32.00
1974 i * Meautry 4 E. Sauvaget G. Pézeril F. Baral 2:34.60
1974 ii Marduk 3 Peter Remmert Hein Bollow Countess Batthyany 2:34.80
1975 Marduk 4 Peter Remmert Hein Bollow Countess Batthyany 2:41.00
1976 Sharper 3 Willie Carson Andreas Hecker Arthur van Kaick 2:38.00
1977 Windwurf 5 Geoff Lewis Heinz Gummelt Gestüt Ravensberg 2:32.40
1978 Valour 3 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton George Ward 2:38.40
1979 M-Lolshan 4 Brian Taylor Ryan Price Essa Alkhalifa 2:30.90
1980 Nebos 4 Lutz Mäder Hein Bollow Countess Batthyany 2:37.60
1981 Pelerin 4 Greville Starkey Harry Wragg Sir Philip Oppenheimer 2:27.60
1982 Glint of Gold 4 Pat Eddery Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:29.10
1983 Diamond Shoal 4 Steve Cauthen Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:28.00
1984 Strawberry Road 5 Brent Thomson John Nicholls Singleton / Stehr 2:29.60
1985 Gold and Ivory 4 Steve Cauthen Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:37.80
1986 Acatenango 4 Georg Bocskai Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Fährhof 2:28.30
1987 Acatenango 5 Georg Bocskai Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Fährhof 2:34.70
1988 Carroll House 3 Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis Antonio Balzarini 2:52.70
1989 Mondrian 3 Kevin Woodburn Uwe Stoltefuss Stall Hanse 2:29.68
1990 Mondrian 4 Manfred Hofer Uwe Stoltefuss Stall Hanse 2:34.65
1991 Lomitas 3 Peter Schiergen Andreas Wöhler Gestüt Fährhof 2:28.81
1992 Mashaallah 4 John Reid John Gosden Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:37.83
1993 Lando 3 Andrzej Tylicki Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Ittlingen 2:28.20
1994 Lando 4 Peter Schiergen Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Ittlingen 2:27.33
1995 Germany 4 Frankie Dettori Bruno Schütz Jaber Abdullah 2:37.72
1996 Pilsudski 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Lord Weinstock 2:26.74
1997 Borgia 3 Kieren Fallon Bruno Schütz Gestüt Ammerland 2:28.56
1998 Tiger Hill 3 Andreas Suborics Peter Schiergen Georg von Ullmann 2:40.16
1999 Tiger Hill 4 Terence Hellier Peter Schiergen Georg von Ullmann 2:29.91
2000 Samum 3 Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz Stall Blankenese 2:38.95
2001 Morshdi 3 Philip Robinson Michael Jarvis Darley Stud 2:31.27
2002 Marienbard 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:34.93
2003 Mamool 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:32.75
2004 Warrsan 6 Kerrin McEvoy Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 2:32.79
2005 Warrsan 7 Kerrin McEvoy Clive Brittain Saeed Manana 2:34.42
2006 Prince Flori 3 Filip Minarik Sascha Smrczek Stall Reni 2:33.87
2007 Quijano 5 Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen Gestüt Fährhof 2:28.19
2008 Kamsin 3 Johan Victoire Peter Schiergen Stall Blankenese 2:37.68
2009 Getaway 6 Adrie de Vries Jens Hirschberger Georg von Ullmann 2:36.06
2010 Night Magic 4 Filip Minarik Wolfgang Figge Stall Salzburg 2:32.73
2011 Danedream 3 Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen Gestüt Burg Eberstein 2:37.52
2012 Danedream 4 Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen Eberstein & Yoshida 2:36.23
2013 Novellist 4 Eduardo Pedroza Andreas Wöhler Christoph Berglar 2:33.90
2014 Ivanhowe 4 Filip Minarik Jean-Pierre Carvalho Gestüt Schlenderhan 2:36.30
2015 Prince Gibraltar 4 Fabrice Veron Jean-Claude Rouget Jean-Francois Gribomont 2:31.48
2016 Iquitos 4 Ian Ferguson Hans-Juergen Groeschel Stall Mulligan 2:33.79
2017 Guignol 5 Filip Minarik Jean-Pierre Carvalho Stall Ullmann 2:32.55
2018 Best Solution 4 Pat Cosgrave Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:37.38
2019 Ghaiyyath 4 William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 2:30.08
2020 Barney Roy 6 James Doyle Charlie Appleby Godolphin 2:39.52
2021 Torquator Tasso 4 Rene Piechulek Marcel Weiss Gestut Auenquelle 2:29.21

* The race was run in two separate divisions in 1974.

Earlier winnersEdit

  • 1858: La Maladetta
  • 1859: Geologie
  • 1860: Capucine
  • 1861: Mon Etoile
  • 1862: Stradella
  • 1863: La Toucques
  • 1864: Vermouth
  • 1865: Vertugadin
  • 1866: Etoile Filante
  • 1867: Ruy Blas
  • 1868: Trocadero 1
  • 1869: Cerdagne
  • 1870: no race
  • 1871: Monseigneur
  • 1872: Dami
  • 1873: Hochstapler
  • 1874: Il Maestro
  • 1875: Gastgeber
  • 1876: Przedswit
  • 1877: Kincsem
  • 1878: Kincsem 2
  • 1879: Kincsem
  • 1880: Tallos
  • 1881: La Gondola
  • 1882: Lehetetlen
  • 1883: Brocken
  • 1884: Florence
  • 1885: Plaisanterie
  • 1886: Nero
  • 1887: Bulgar
  • 1888: Waverley
  • 1889: Tantale
  • 1890: Yellow
  • 1891: Le Capricorne
  • 1892: Perdican
  • 1893: Nickel
  • 1894: Ilse
  • 1895: Armbruster
  • 1896: Tokio
  • 1897: En Bloc
  • 1898: Slusohr
  • 1899: Gobseck
  • 1900: Xamete
  • 1901: Semendria
  • 1902: La Camargo
  • 1903: Vinicius
  • 1904: Exema
  • 1905: Gouvernant
  • 1906: Hautbois
  • 1907: Hammurabi
  • 1908: Faust
  • 1909: Azalee / Mademoiselle Bon 3
  • 1910: Ksiaze Pan
  • 1911: Badajoz
  • 1912: Rire aux Larmes
  • 1913: Mosci Ksiaze
  • 1914–20: no race
  • 1921: Ossian
  • 1922: Träumer
  • 1923: Ganelon
  • 1924: Scopas
  • 1925: Aditi
  • 1926: Indigo
  • 1927: Oleander
  • 1928: Oleander
  • 1929: Oleander
  • 1930: Alba
  • 1931: Sichel
  • 1932: Widerhall
  • 1933: Alchimist
  • 1934: Agalire
  • 1935: Athanasius
  • 1936: Wahnfried
  • 1937: Dadji
  • 1938: Procle
  • 1939: Trollius
  • 1940: no race
  • 1941: Magnat
  • 1942: Gradivo
  • 1943: Samurai
  • 1944: Ticino
  • 1945–47: no race
  • 1948: Der Löwe
  • 1949: Silberfasan
  • 1950: no race
  • 1951: Prince d'Ouilly
  • 1952: Mangon
  • 1953: Niederländer
  • 1954: Baal
  • 1955: Stani
  • 1956: Masetto
  • 1957: Windfang
  • 1958: Dushka
  • 1959: Malefaim
  • 1960: Sheshoon
  • 1961: Rio Marin
  • 1962: Kaiserstuhl
  • 1963: Espresso
  • 1964: Espresso
  • 1965: Demi Deuil
  • 1966: Atilla
  • 1967: Salvo

1 The 1868 winner was declared as Trocadero after a dead-heat with his stablemate Nelusco.
2 The 1878 edition finished as a dead-heat, but Kincsem defeated Prince Giles the First in a run-off.
3 The 1909 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Breeders' Cup Challenge Schedule" (PDF). breederscup.com. Retrieved 29 April 2012.