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The Zukunfts-Rennen is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany which is open to two-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at Baden-Baden over a distance of 1,400 metres (about 7 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late August or early September.

The event was established in 1859, and it was originally contested over 1,000 metres. Its distance was extended to 1,200 metres in 1883. For most of its history the race has been held at Baden-Baden, but the 1942 and 1943 runnings were switched to Hoppegarten.

The Zukunfts-Rennen was given Group 3 status in the 1970s, and it was promoted to Group 2 level in 1982. Its present length, 1,400 metres, was introduced in 2006. The race returned to Group 3 level in 2007. Its sponsors have included Moët et Chandon (1982–96) and Maurice Lacroix (2000–08).

Winners since 1988





1988 Mon Tresor Richard Quinn Ron Boss 1:16.10
1989 Somethingdifferent Willie Carson John Gosden 1:10.70
1990 Jimmy Barnie Billy Newnes John Dunlop 1:16.15
1991 Showbrook Lester Piggott Richard Hannon 1:08.90
1992 Sharp Prod Lester Piggott Lord Huntingdon 1:17.14
1993 Owington Michael Hills Geoff Wragg 1:10.94
1994 Green Perfume [1] Richard Quinn Paul Cole 1:10.54
1995 Flying Squaw Richard Hughes Mick Channon 1:13.12
1996 Muchea Richard Hughes Mick Channon 1:10.58
1997 El Maimoun Andreas Suborics Mario Hofer 1:10.34
1998 Golden Silca John Reid Mick Channon 1:11.44
1999 Auenklang Kevin Woodburn Hans-Walter Hiller 1:08.33
2000 Tagshira Torsten Mundry Urs Suter 1:11.91
2001 Flying Dash Andrasch Starke Hans Blume 1:10.24
2002 Checkit [2] Steve Drowne Mick Channon 1:10.29
2003 Mokabra Ted Durcan Mick Channon 1:10.19
2004 Daring Love Andreas Boschert Uwe Ostmann 1:11.16
2005 Ajigolo Ted Durcan Mick Channon 1:10.31
2006 Global Dream Andreas Boschert Uwe Ostmann 1:27.20
2007 Pomellato Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen 1:23.73
2008 Serienhoehe Filip Minarik Peter Schiergen 1:29.49
2009 Hearts of Fire Olivier Peslier Pat Eddery 1:29.33

1 Desidera finished first in 1994, but she was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.
2 Easy Way was first in 2002, but he was placed second after a Stewards' Inquiry.


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

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