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Bavarian Classic

The Bavarian Classic is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Munich over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late May or early June.

The event was established in 1969, and in the early part of its history it was called the Grosser Hertie-Preis. Its distance was frequently modified during this period, ranging from 1,850 to 2,200 metres. The race was given Group 2 status in 1977, and from this point it began a more sustained spell over 2,200 metres.

After several short-term title changes, the event became known as the Grosser Müller-Brot-Preis in 1997. Its length was cut to 2,000 metres in 1998, and it was downgraded to Group 3 level in 2004. Since then it has been known by its present title, the Bavarian Classic.

Winners since 1985





1985 Acatenango Andrzej Tylicki Heinz Jentzsch 2:17.50
1986 El Salto Andrzej Tylicki Heinz Jentzsch 2:22.80
1987 Le Glorieux Jean-Luc Kessas Robert Collet 2:28.80
1988 Obando Andrzej Tylicki Heinz Jentzsch 2:16.36
1989 Oldham Georg Bocskai Uwe Ostmann 2:24.14
1990 Buenos Mark Rimmer Bruno Schütz 2:24.69
1991 Malmsey Steve Cauthen André Fabre 2:24.82
1992 Captain Horatius John Reid John Dunlop 2:17.79
1993 Monsun Peter Schiergen Heinz Jentzsch 2:17.35
1994 Vialli Stephen Eccles Heinz Jentzsch 2:19.10
1995 O'Connor Andreas Boschert Andreas Wöhler 2:22.90
1996 Mongol Warrior David Harrison Lord Huntingdon 2:30.80
1997 Ajano [1] Andrzej Tylicki Hans-Jürgen Gröschel 2:23.40
1998 Tiger Hill Billy Newnes Peter Schiergen 2:06.20
1999 Acambaro Torsten Mundry Peter Rau 2:10.50
2000 Samum Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz 2:09.80
2001 Zöllner Jimmy Quinn Peter Schiergen 2:10.00
2002 Belcore Andreas Boschert Andreas Wöhler 2:09.20
2003 Ransom O'War Stanley Chin Erika Mäder 2:07.74
2004 Fight Club Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz 2:11.64
2005 Arcadio Terence Hellier Peter Schiergen 2:07.06
2006 Imonso Andreas Suborics Peter Schiergen 2:16.24
2007 Persian Storm Terence Hellier Jens Hirschberger 2:13.60
2008 Walzertraum Terence Hellier Jens Hirschberger 2:12.39
2009 Saphir Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen 2:06.60

1 Caitano finished first in 1997, but he was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Bavarian Classic (2009).
  • pedigreequery.comGrosser Müller-Brot Preis (Bavarian Classic) – München-Riem.

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