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 ||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 ||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|
- galopp-sieger.de – Zukunfts-Rennen.
- horseracingintfed.com – International Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Zukunfts-Rennen (2009).
- pedigreequery.com – Zukunfts-Rennen – Baden-Baden.