The Bénazet-Rennen is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Iffezheim Racecourse, Baden-Baden, over a distance of 1,200 metres (about 6 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.
The event is named in honour of Edouard Bénazet (1801–1867), the founder of Iffezheim Racecourse. It was established in 1972, and it was originally contested over 1,400 metres. This was cut to its present length in 1983. The Bénazet-Rennen was formerly classed at Listed level, and it was promoted to Group 3 status in 1995.
Winners since 1993
|1993||Dolphin Street||3||Cash Asmussen||John Hammond||1:12.38|
|1994||Nasr Allah||4||Dragan Ilic||Fredy Scheffer||1:11.94|
|1995||Wessam Prince||4||Walter Swinburn||Carlos Laffon-Parias||1:12.07|
|1996||Passion for Life||3||Paul Eddery||Geoff Lewis||1:09.02|
|1997||Monaassib||6||Daragh O'Donohoe||Ed Dunlop||1:07.91|
|1998||Dyhim Diamond||4||Dominique Boeuf||Carlos Laffon-Parias||1:09.01|
|1999||Auenadler||7||Terence Hellier||Uwe Ostmann||1:10.43|
|2000||Skip||6||Torsten Mundry||Urs Suter||1:12.19|
|2001||Gorse||6||John Reid||Henry Candy||1:08.09|
|2002||Call Me Big||4||Terence Hellier||Eckhart Gröschel||1:08.68|
|2003||Ingolf||5||Eduardo Pedroza||Andreas Wöhler||1:09.99|
|2004||Lucky Strike||6||Adrie de Vries||Andreas Trybuhl||1:07.94|
|2005||Lucky Strike||7||Adrie de Vries||Andreas Trybuhl||1:07.56|
|2006||Soave||7||Olivier Peslier||Andreas Trybuhl||1:09.26|
|2007||Lucky Strike||9||Adrie de Vries||Andreas Trybuhl||1:11.35|
|2008||Abbadjinn||4||Torsten Mundry||Peter Rau||1:10.03|
|2009||Contat||6||Rastislav Juracek||Pavel Vovcenko||1:09.97|
- galopp-sieger.de – Bénazet-Rennen.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Bénazet-Rennen (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Bénazet-Rennen – Baden-Baden.