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Schwarzgold-Rennen

The Schwarzgold-Rennen is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at Weidenpesch Racecourse, Cologne, over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was formerly contested in November, and it was then known as the Kölner Herbst-Stuten-Meile. This was open to fillies aged three or older, and it was given Group 3 status in 2005. The present conditions and the current title were introduced in 2008, when the race was switched to May. The date was changed in order to provide a new trial for the German 1,000 Guineas, which had been rescheduled for slightly later in the season.

The name "Schwarzgold-Rennen" pays tribute to the filly Schwarzgold, the winner of the German 1,000 Guineas, the Preis der Diana and the Deutsches Derby in 1940. The title has been used previously for several other events, including the German 1,000 Guineas (1941–88), the Hamburger Stutenpreis (1995–98) and the Diana-Trial (2004–07). It has also been used for Listed races at Hoppegarten and Cologne.

Winners since 2005

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Time
2005 Marine Bleue Thierry Thulliez Nicolas Clément 1:44.04
2006 Turning Light Adrie de Vries Mario Hofer 1:40.09
2007 Vincennes Johan Victoire Henri-Alex Pantall 1:43.13
2008 Peace Royale Andreas Suborics Andreas Wöhler 1:37.79
2009 Addicted Andreas Suborics Torsten Mundry 1:38.03

References


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Schwarzgold Rennen (2009).

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