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Goldene Peitsche

The Goldene Peitsche is a Group 2 flat horse race in Germany which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Baden-Baden over a distance of 1,200 metres (about 6 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late August or early September.

The event was established in 1867, and it was initially held at Tempelhof. It was transferred to Hoppegarten in 1868, and this became its first long-term venue. The race was switched to Grunewald in 1918, and it returned to Hoppegarten in 1923.

The Goldene Peitsche was not run from 1945 to 1947, and after this it had brief spells at Cologne and Mülheim. It moved to its present home, Baden-Baden, in 1953. For a period it was classed at Group 3 level, and it was then promoted to Group 2 status in 1991.

Winners since 1988






1988 Astronef 4 Alain Lequeux Robert Collet 1:11.10
1989 Astronef 5 Eric Saint-Martin Robert Collet 1:10.93
1990 Flower Girl 3 Richard Hills Harry Thomson Jones 1:10.02
1991 Nicholas 5 Lester Piggott Susan Piggott 1:09.20
1992 Elbio 5 John Reid Peter Makin 1:12.99
1993 Robin des Pins 5 Cash Asmussen François Boutin 1:08.55
1994 Munaaji 3 Walter Swinburn Andreas Wöhler 1:09.89
1995 Hever Golf Rose 4 Jason Weaver Joe Naughton 1:10.64
1996 Daring Destiny 5 Richard Hughes Karl Burke 1:10.21
1997 Don't Worry Me 5 Gérald Mossé Guy Henrot 1:09.65
1998 Areion [1] 3 Andreas Boschert Andreas Wöhler 1:08.66
1999 Keos 5 Thierry Jarnet John Hammond 1:08.97
2000 Barrow Creek 6 Terence Hellier Peter Schiergen 1:09.40
2001 Vision of Night 5 Pat Eddery John Dunlop 1:08.34
2002 Nobel Prize 6 Rodrigo Blanco Diego Lowther 1:11.27
2003 Stormont 3 Torsten Mundry Hugh Collingridge 1:08.12
2004 Raffelberger 3 Andreas Suborics Mario Hofer 1:09.47
2005 Striking Ambition [2] 5 Steve Drowne Roger Charlton 1:07.94
2006 Linngari 4 Andreas Suborics Diego Lowther 1:11.76
2007 Electric Beat 4 Torsten Mundry Christian Sprengel 1:09.04
2008 Overdose 3 Andreas Suborics Sandor Ribarszki 1:08.21
2009 War Artist 6 Andreas Suborics James Eustace 1:08.06

1 Averti finished first in 1998, but he was relegated to third place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
2 Lucky Strike was first in 2005, but he was placed second after a Stewards' Inquiry.


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Goldene Peitsche (2009).

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