Grosser Preis von Düsseldorf
The Grosser Preis von Düsseldorf is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Düsseldorf over a distance of 1,700 metres (1 mile and 99 yards), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.
The event was formerly contested over 2,400 metres, and it used to be restricted to horses aged four or older. For a period it was scheduled to be run in the first half of the season. The European race-grading system started to include German events in 1972, and the Grosser Preis von Düsseldorf was given Group 2 status.
The race was cut to 2,200 metres in 1979, and its present distance was introduced in 1983. It was opened to three-year-olds in 1985, and at the same time it was rescheduled to take place in the autumn. It was downgraded to Group 3 level in 1998. The event has been known as the Grosser Preis der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf since 2002.
Winners since 1985
|1985||Young Runaway||3||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||1:46.60|
|1986||Eve's Error||3||Walter Swinburn||Michael Stoute||1:43.50|
|1987||Zampano||3||Andrzej Tylicki||Heinz Jentzsch||1:43.40|
|1988||Seratino||5||Olaf Schick||Uwe Ostmann||1:50.00|
|1989||Royal Touch||4||Willie Ryan||John Hammond||1:49.45|
|1990||Zille||5||Peter Schiergen||Jutta Schultheis||1:51.10|
|1991||Redden Burn||3||Willie Ryan||Henry Cecil||1:48.29|
|1992||Lucky Lindy||3||Brian Rouse||Richard Hannon||1:45.13|
|1993||Port Lucaya||3||Frankie Dettori||Richard Hannon||1:49.60|
|1994||Risen Raven||3||Peter Schiergen||Heinz Jentzsch||1:46.12|
|1995||Tres Heureux||5||L. Hammer-Hansen||Erika Mäder||1:49.45|
|1996||Village Storm||6||Terence Hellier||Søren Jensen||1:47.80|
|1997||Crimson Tide||3||Michael Hills||John Hills||1:47.35|
|1998||Tres Heureux||8||Georg Bocskai||Erika Mäder||1:51.19|
|1999||Page's King||4||Alessandro Schikora||Waldemar Himmel||1:47.00|
|2000||Peppercorn||3||Pascal van de Keere||Uwe Ostmann||1:47.98|
|2001||Peppercorn||4||Torsten Mundry||Uwe Ostmann||1:51.28|
|2002||Love Regardless||3||Keith Dalgleish||Mark Johnston||1:46.45|
|2003||Medici||3||Jean-Pierre Carvalho||Mario Hofer||1:48.70|
|2004||Peppercorn||7||Peter Heugl||Uwe Ostmann||1:45.21|
|2005||Common World||6||Robert Burke||Tom Hogan||1:45.05|
|2006||Wiesenpfad||3||Andreas Suborics||Waldemar Hickst||1:47.41|
|2007||Mharadono||4||Wladimir Panov||Peter Hirschberger||1:46.45|
|2008||Apollo Star||6||Stéphane Pasquier||Lenka Horakova||1:43.22|
|2009||Schutzenjunker||4||Daniele Porcu||Uwe Ostmann||1:46.80|
- galopp-sieger.de – Großer Preis der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Race Detail (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Grosser Preis von Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf.