|Group 3 race|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1,600 metres (1 mile)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
1½ kg for fillies and mares
1 kg if not won €12,000 *
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since January 1 last year
The Frankfurter Meile is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to Thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Frankfurt over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in April.
The event was established in 1982, and it was originally called the Ostermann-Pokal. It was initially contested over 1,200 metres at Gelsenkirchen, and it used to be open to horses aged three or older. During the early part of its history it was held in June, July or August. It was extended to 1,600 metres upon transferring to Cologne in 1988, and it was run under various sponsored titles after 1999.
The race was renamed the Grosse Hessen Meile when it moved to Frankfurt in 2007. It became the Frankfurter Meile in 2010, and at this point it was rescheduled to be run in April and the minimum age was raised to four.
Most successful horse (3 wins):
- Power Flame – 1997, 1998, 2000
Leading jockey (2 wins):
- Neil Grant – Timely Threat (1993), A Magicman (1995)
- Kevin Woodburn – Power Flame (1997, 1998)
- Andreas Boschert – Banyumanik (2001), Pepperstorm (2004)
Leading trainer (3 wins):
- Andreas Wöhler – Power Flame (1997, 1998, 2000)
|1982||Norman Style||4||Dave Richardson||Herbert Cohn||1:09.90|
|1983||Mister Rocks||5||Peter Alafi||Sven von Mitzlaff||1:11.60|
|1984||Red Rudy||4||Georg Bocskai||Heinz Jentzsch||1:10.40|
|1985||Gabitat||7||Paul Cook||Brian Gubby||1:10.50|
|1986||Tarib||3||Richard Hills||Harry Thomson Jones||1:10.10|
|1987||Roaring Riva||4||Michael Wigham||Willie Musson||1:13.90|
|1988||Just a Flutter||4||Bruce Raymond||Michael Jarvis||1:37.31|
|1989||Alkalde||4||Paul Eddery||Peter Lautner||1:38.10|
|1990||Maximilian||3||George Duffield||John Gosden||1:35.30|
|1991||Enharmonic||4||Willie Ryan||Lord Huntingdon||1:35.32|
|1992||Irish Stew||4||Andrzej Tylicki||Hans Blume||1:36.77|
|1993||Timely Threat||3||Neil Grant||Theo Grieper||1:38.83|
|1994||Ventiquattrofogli||4||Michael Roberts||John Dunlop||1:33.68|
|1995||A Magicman||3||Neil Grant||Hartmut Steguweit||1:33.70|
|1996||Orfijar||6||Billy Newnes||Peter Lautner||1:35.90|
|1997||Power Flame||4||Kevin Woodburn||Andreas Wöhler||1:36.16|
|1998||Power Flame||5||Kevin Woodburn||Andreas Wöhler||1:36.22|
|1999||Miss Tobacco||3||Pascal van de Keere||Ralf Suerland||1:32.05|
|2000||Power Flame||7||Andreas Suborics||Andreas Wöhler||1:41.22|
|2001||Banyumanik||5||Andreas Boschert||Mario Hofer||1:35.41|
|2002||Love Regardless||3||Keith Dalgleish||Mark Johnston||1:35.84|
|2003||Scapolo||5||Warren O'Connor||Christian von der Recke||1:38.74|
|2004||Pepperstorm||3||Andreas Boschert||Uwe Ostmann||1:34.20|
|2005||Proudance||3||Andreas Helfenbein||Ralf Suerland||1:44.53|
|2006||Lateral||3||William Mongil||Peter Schiergen||1:36.31|
|2007||Aspectus||4||Fredrik Johansson||Hans Blume||1:34.50|
|2008||Abbashiva||3||Norman Richter||Peter Rau||1:36.43|
|2009||Sehrezad||4||Jiri Palik||Andreas Löwe||1:39.02|
|2010||Enzio||4||Dominique Boeuf||Nicolas Millière||1:36.52|
- Recurring sporting events established in 1982 – this race is included under its original title, Ostermann-Pokal.
- galopp-sieger.de – Große Hessen-Meile (vormals Ostermann-Pokal).
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Grosse Hessen Meile (2010).
- pedigreequery.com – Grosse Hessen Meile – Frankfurt.
- pedigreequery.com – Ostermann-Pokal – Köln.