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Preis von Europa

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Inaugurated  1963
Website  Köln-Weidenpesch
Race type  Flat / Thoroughbred
Surface  Turf
Location  Köln-Weidenpesch Cologne, Germany
Distance  2,400 metres (1½ miles)

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The Preis von Europa is a Group 1 flat horse race in Germany open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Cologne over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.


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The event was established in 1963, a year after the discontinuation of the Gladiatoren-Rennen at Krefeld. Its predecessor was contested over 2,800 metres, and the last running was won by a horse called Opponent. The same horse won the inaugural edition of the Preis von Europa, run over 2,400 metres at Cologne.

The present system of race grading was introduced in Germany in 1972, and the Preis von Europa was classed at the highest level, Group 1.

The race has been sponsored by several different companies since the 1980s, including Puma, Deutsche Post and IVG.

With its 55th running in 2017, the Preis von Europa has been run at the same venue throughout its history.


Most successful horse (3 wins):

  • Anilin – 1965, 1966, 1967
  • Leading jockey (4 wins):

  • Andrasch Starke - Schiaparelli (2007), Girolamo (2012), Nightflower (2015, 2016)
  • Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Heinz Jentzsch – Lombard (1971), Days at Sea (1974), Ebano (1977), Ataxerxes (1982), Monsun (1993, 1994), Solon (1995)
  • Leading owner (4 wins):

  • Voskhod Stud – Anilin (1965, 1966, 1967), Aden (1978)
  • References

    Preis von Europa Wikipedia