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 ||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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- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Hessen-Pokal (2009).
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