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Hansa Preis

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Inaugurated  1892
Sponsor  IDEE
Surface  Turf
Race type  Flat / Thoroughbred
Website  Hamburg
Distance  2,400 m
Location  Horner Rennbahn Hamburg, Germany

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The Hansa-Preis is a Group 2 flat horse race in Germany open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Hamburg-Horn over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June or July.

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History

The event was established in 1892, and it was originally called the Grosser Hansa-Preis. It was known as the Jubiläums-Preis in 1902 and 1927.

The race was held at Dresden in 1944, but all of its other runnings have taken place at Hamburg. It was titled the Grosser Preis von Berlin in 1962.

The present system of race grading was introduced in Germany in 1972, and the Hansa-Preis was classed at Group 2 level.

The event used to be contested over 2,200 metres. It was extended by 200 metres in 2008.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Gerhard Streit – Janus (1933), Walzerkönig (1939), Octavianus (1940), Fabier (1955), Masetto (1956), Traumgeist (1957, dead-heat)
  • Peter Alafi – Opponent (1963, 1966), Königsstuhl (1981), Orofino (1982, 1983), Ordos (1984)
  • Leading trainer (9 wins):

  • Heinz Jentzsch – Lombard (1972), Arratos (1973), Stuyvesant (1977), Acatenango (1987), Astylos (1988, dead-heat), El Salto (1988, dead-heat), Carlton (1993), Lando (1994), Monsun (1995)
  • Winners since 1969

    a Germany finished first in 1995, but he was relegated to second place following a stewards' inquiry.
    b Soldier Hollow was first in 2005, but he was placed second after a stewards' inquiry.
    c The 2010 edition was merged with the Deutschland-Preis.
    d Berlin Berlin was first in 2013, but he was disqualified after failing a dope test.

    Earlier winners

    * The 1901, 1913, 1928 and 1957 races were dead-heats and have joint winners.

    References

    Hansa-Preis Wikipedia


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