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The Euro-Cup is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Frankfurt over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

The event was formerly known as the Team Trophy der Volksbanken und Raiffeisenbanken. The 1988 edition was classed at Group 3 level, and it was contested over 2,200 metres. It was promoted to Group 2 status in 1989. Its distance was cut to 2,100 metres in 1990, and to 2,000 metres in 1991.

For a period the title of the race was frequently changed. Names included the Made in Europe-Trophy (1995–96) and the Flughafen Frankfurt-Trophy (1997–98). For the next two years, when it was known as the Henninger-Trophy (1999) and the Arthur Andersen Euro-Cup (2000), its distance was increased slightly to 2,050 metres. There was no comparable event at Frankfurt in 2001 – it was replaced by the Preis des Bankhaus Sal. Oppenheim, which was run at Cologne over 1,850 metres.

The race returned to Frankfurt with its present distance, 2,000 metres, in 2002. It was downgraded to Group 3 level in 2007.

Winners since 1988






1988 Highland Chieftain 5 John Reid John Dunlop 2:16.02
1989 Medicus 5 Manfred Hofer Bruno Schütz 2:18.50
1990 Starlet 4 John Reid Lord Huntingdon 2:08.92
1991 Goofalik 4 Bruce Raymond John Hammond 2:05.45
1992 George Augustus 4 John Reid John Oxx 2:08.35
1993 Komtur 3 Kevin Woodburn Harro Remmert 2:06.22
1994 Bad Bertrich 3 Andrasch Starke Bruno Schütz 2:13.86
1995 Hushang 5 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx 2:09.74
1996 Artan 4 Ray Cochrane Martin Rölke 2:10.48
1997 Crystal Hearted 3 Tony McGlone Henry Candy 2:07.02
1998 Oxalagu 6 Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz 2:14.72
1999 Catella 3 Andreas Suborics Peter Schiergen 2:07.12
2000 Elle Danzig 5 Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz 2:12.29
2001 Denaro 3 Andreas Suborics Christian von der Recke 2:01.38
2002 Walzerkoenigin 3 Filip Minarik Peter Schiergen 2:05.78
2003 Frühlingssturm 3 Torsten Mundry Peter Rau 2:05.36
2004 Soldier Hollow 4 William Mongil Peter Schiergen 2:13.91
2005 Fight Club 4 Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz 2:06.64
2006 Nordtänzerin 3 Filip Minarik Peter Schiergen 2:10.55
2007 Shrek 3 Eduardo Pedroza Andreas Wöhler 2:03.26
2008 Zaungast 4 Eugen Frank Waldemar Hickst 2:07.40
2009 Querari 3 Johan Victoire Andreas Wöhler 2:14.07


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