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The Hessen-Pokal is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Frankfurt over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

The event was established in 1967, and it was originally called the Concentra-Pokal. In the first part of its history it was held in July. It was initially contested over 2,550 metres, and it was cut by 50 metres in 1971. The race attained Group 3 status in 1973, and it was shortened to 2,000 metres the following year. It was given its present title in 1979.

The Hessen-Pokal was promoted to Group 2 level in 1987, but it reverted to its former status two years later. For a period thereafter it was sometimes known as the Frankfurt-Pokal or the Frankfurt Cup. Its distance was extended to 2,050 metres in 1999, and it was restored to 2,000 metres in 2001. It was switched to November in 2006.

Winners since 1987






1987 Nuas 3 Terence Kelleher Theo Grieper 2:05.00
1988 Highland Chieftain 5 Willie Carson John Dunlop 2:05.60
1989 Twist King 4 Dragan Ilic Peter Lautner 2:05.60
1990 Twist King 5 Dragan Ilic Peter Lautner 2:04.31
1991 Sir Felix 5 Michael Roberts Mario Hofer 2:05.14
1992 Sugunas 4 Andreas Boschert Andreas Wöhler 2:05.40
1993 Iron Fighter 4 Ronald Hillis Horst Steinmetz 2:05.84
1994 Latmos 4 Terence Hellier Peter Rau 2:06.36
1995 Solon 3 Peter Schiergen Heinz Jentzsch 2:06.32
1996 Dankeston 3 Michael Roberts Michael Bell 2:04.84
1997 Devil River Peek 5 Andrasch Starke Bruno Schütz 2:10.53
1998 Aboard 3 Stanley Chin Andreas Schütz 2:05.36
1999 Catella 3 Andreas Suborics Peter Schiergen 2:05.71
2000 Imperioso 4 Terence Hellier Peter Schiergen 2:11.06
2001 Zöllner 3 Jimmy Quinn Peter Schiergen 2:09.30
2002 Street Poker 4 Andreas Boschert Andreas Wöhler 2:04.12
2003 Picotee 6 Jimmy Quinn Dr. Andreas Bolte 2:07.16
2004 Soldier Hollow 4 Andreas Suborics Peter Schiergen 2:10.16
2005 Tarlac 4 Terence Hellier Andreas Schütz 2:03.69
2006 Wiesenpfad 3 Johan Victoire Waldemar Hickst 2:22.69
2007 Fair Breeze 4 Andreas Helfenbein Mario Hofer 2:17.41
2008 Lady Deauville [1] 3 Hayley Turner Paul Blockley 2:12.30
2009 Zafisio 3 Graham Gibbons Roger Curtis 2:19.65

1 The 2008 running took place at Hanover.


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