Group 1 Racing in Germany

Unlike other European countries, horse racing isn’t deep rooted in the German sporting culture. This is probably due to the fact many Germans think of the sport as an English only affair. However over the last few decades horse racing in Germany has flourished and is moving from strength to strength. Some of the race courses in Germany are known as the best in Europe and one of them is Iffezhiem Racecourse, also referred to as the home of horse racing in Germany. The biggest race is the Deutsches Derby, which was established in 1869 and is ran at Hamburg each year.

Group 1 Horse Racing Records – Germany

  • Number of Group 1’s – 7
  • Total prizemoney – $2.14 million
  • Average prizemoney per Group 1 race – $306,815
  • Richest Race – Deutsches Derby – $684,000
  • Most successful jockey – Gerhard Streit
  • Most successful trainer – George Arnull


List of Group 1 Races in Germany

  • Deutsches Derby – $684,319, 2400m, Hamburg, July, 3yoc&f
  • Grosser Preis von Berlin – $184,239, 2400m, Hoppegarten, July, 3yo+
  • Bayerisches Zuchtrennen – $163,183, 2000m, Munich, July / Aug, 3yo+
  • Preis der Diana – $526,399, 2200m, Düsseldorf, August, 3yo f
  • Grosser Preis von Baden – $263,199, 2400m, Baden-Baden, September, 3yo+
  • Preis von Europa – $163,183, 2400m, Cologne, September, 3yo+
  • Grosser Preis von Bayern – $163,183, 2400m, Munich, November 3yo+

The 2016 Deutsches Derby won by Isfahan