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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


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Bénazet-Rennen (2009).

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