The Hamburger Meile is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Horner Rennbahn, Hamburg, over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late June.
The event was established in 1986, and it was initially called the Cognac Hennessy-Rennen. It was originally classed at Listed level, and the inaugural running was contested over 1,600 metres. This was extended to 1,800 metres in 1987, and it returned to its former length in 1989. In the early 1990s the race was known as the Hamburg Dresden-Pokal. It lost its position as a Listed event in 1992, and it was run thereafter under various sponsored titles.
The race regained Listed status in 2000, and it was promoted to Group 3 level in 2002. From this point it was known as the Deutscher Herold-Preis, and it was subsequently run as the JAXX-Pokal from 2005 to 2008.
Winners since 2002
|2002||Zarewitsch||3||Filip Minarik||Peter Schiergen||1:43.42|
|2003||Up and Away||9||L. Hammer-Hansen||Erika Mäder||1:32.09|
|2004||Sambaprinz||5||Andrasch Starke||Horst Horwart||1:41.44|
|2005||Areias||7||Terence Hellier||Andreas Schütz||1:40.15|
|2006||Lateral||3||William Mongil||Peter Schiergen||1:35.75|
|2007||König Turf||5||Torsten Mundry||Christian Sprengel||1:45.30|
|2008||Sehrezad||3||Jiri Palik||Andreas Löwe||1:38.24|
|2009||Earl of Fire||4||Dominique Boeuf||Werner Baltromei||1:34.55|
- galopp-sieger.de – Hamburger Meile.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Hamburger Meile (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Hamburger Meile – Hamburg.