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Grand Prix Premiere

Group 3 race
Grand Prix Premiere
Location Weidenpesch Racecourse
Cologne, Germany
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Yoobet.de
Website Köln-Weidenpesch
Race information
Distance 2,200 metres (1m 3f)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Four-years-old and up
Weight 57 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
1 kg if not Group placed *
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since January 1 last year
Purse 50,000 (2010)
1st: €32,000

The Grand Prix Premiere is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to Thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Cologne over a distance of 2,200 metres (about 1 mile and 3 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in April.

The event was formerly known as the Moormann-Rennen, and it used to be held at Dortmund. Its distance at this venue was frequently modified, but it was usually contested over 1,800 or 2,000 metres.

The race was transferred to Cologne in 1986, and at this point it was renamed the Grand Prix Aufgalopp. It was initially run over 1,900 metres, and for a period it was classed at Listed level. It was extended to its present length in 1990, and it was promoted to Group 3 status in 2007. Its title was changed to the Grand Prix Premiere in 2010.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Dschingis Khan – 1965, 1966
  • Revlon Boy – 1982, 1983
  • Friedland – 1992, 1993

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Fritz Drechsler – Prinz Aga (1959), Naretha (1963), Bacchus (1969), Basalt (1971), Lombard (1972)
  • Terence Hellier – Germany (1995), Turbo Drive (1998), Pyromaniac (1999), Damiano (2000), Oriental Tiger (2008)

Leading trainer (14 wins):

  • Heinz Jentzsch – Dschingis Khan (1965, 1966), Priamos (1968), Bacchus (1969), Basalt (1971), Lombard (1972), Schiwago (1973), Mirando (1974), Whip It Quick (1976, dead-heat), Aschanti (1979), Shepard (1981), El Arco (1984), Los Rinos (1990), Concepcion (1996)

Winners since 1989

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Time
1989 New Moon 8 Dragan Ilic Peter Lautner 2:06.40
1990 Los Rinos 4 Andrzej Tylicki Heinz Jentzsch 2:26.60
1991 Taishan 5 Dragan Ilic Raimund Prinzinger 2:27.90
1992 Friedland 4 Lester Piggott Trond Hansen 2:34.70
1993 Friedland 5 John Reid Georg Ording 2:23.80
1994 Fergano 6 Kevin Woodburn Jürg Studer 2:31.30
1995 Germany 4 Terence Hellier Bruno Schütz 2:30.40
1996 Concepcion 6 Peter Schiergen Heinz Jentzsch 2:23.20
1997 Leconte 6 Torsten Mundry Manfred Weber 2:25.70
1998 Turbo Drive 4 Terence Hellier Andreas Schütz 2:31.30
1999 Pyromaniac 5 Terence Hellier Peter Lautner 2:35.40
2000 Damiano 4 Terence Hellier Peter Schiergen 2:35.60
2001 Tempelwächter 7 Andrasch Starke Heinz Hesse 2:41.20
2002 Simoun 4 Filip Minarik Peter Schiergen 2:30.70
2003 Fleurie Domaine 4 Jean-Pierre Carvalho Mario Hofer 2:32.25
2004 Grantley 7 Norman Richter Heinz Hesse 2:27.80
2005 no race 2005
2006 Gandolfino [1] 4 Andreas Boschert Werner Baltromei 2:47.30
2007 Egerton 6 Torsten Mundry Peter Rau 2:21.72
2008 Oriental Tiger 5 Terence Hellier Uwe Ostmann 2:33.39
2009 Ostland 4 Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen 2:22.87
2010 Appel au Maitre 6 Jan-Erik Neuroth Wido Neuroth 2:22.86

1 The 2006 edition was run over 2,400 metres.

Earlier winners

  • 1953 – Almeido
  • 1954 – Preusse
  • 1955 – no race
  • 1956 – Solotänzerin *
  • 1957 – Adjag
  • 1958 – Liperion
  • 1959 – Prinz Aga
  • 1960 – Feuereifer
  • 1961 – Thiggo
  • 1962 – Dornkaat
  • 1963 – Naretha
  • 1964 – Taunus
  • 1965 – Dschingis Khan
  • 1966 – Dschingis Khan
  • 1967 – Goldbube
  • 1968 – Priamos
  • 1969 – Bacchus
  • 1970 – Ernani
  • 1971 – Basalt
  • 1972 – Lombard
  • 1973 – Schiwago
  • 1974 – Mirando
  • 1975 – Teotepec
  • 1976 – My Brief / Whip It Quick *
  • 1977 – Wladimir
  • 1978 – Wasso
  • 1979 – Aschanti
  • 1980 – Peloponnes
  • 1981 – Shepard
  • 1982 – Revlon Boy
  • 1983 – Revlon Boy
  • 1984 – El Arco
  • 1985 – Fürst Igor
  • 1986 – Our Martin
  • 1987 – Ajouni
  • 1988 – Medicus

* The 1956 running was a 1,000-metre race for two-year-olds.
* The 1976 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

See also

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Grand Prix Premiere (2010).



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