The most prestigious race of the season

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Tradition

Few races in Germany can look back on a tradition as long as the Baden Grand Prix.

The Group 1 highlight of the Great Week in Iffezheim, which has been held annually since 1858, with a few exceptions, has been associated with the biggest names in the sport both nationally and internationally for over 150 years.

The list of winning horses ranges from the Hungarian wonder mare Kincsem (1877/1878/1879), to Oleander (1927/1928/1929), also a three-time winner, to Acatenango (1986/1987), three-time Galopper of the Year, to Arc winners Danedream (2011/2012) and Torquator Tasso (2021).

The highlight of the season

In addition to the two Group 1 races for the classic vintage, the Baden Grand Prix is THE highlight of the German racing season.

Here, Germany's best horses compete with top international gallopers. The international reputation was recently underlined especially by Godolphin.

The Al Maktoum family racing company has produced the winner three times in the last five years, including 2019 14-length winner Ghaiyyath, who was named the world's best racehorse the following year.

Testing for the Arc

 

In recent years, the Grand Prix of Baden has increasingly developed into a preparatory race for the Prix de'l Arc de Triomphe.

 

Both Danedream and Torquator Tasso won the Group 1 highlight at Iffezheim before going on to win the most important race in the world.

 

The two exceptional gallopers underlined the importance and the class of the Grand Prix of Baden both nationally and internationally.

Increase in the endowment

In the 2023 season, the endowment of the Baden Grand Prix will be increased again.

400,000 corresponds to the highest total prize money payout since 2006 and is intended above all to create an incentive for international guests to compete in Iffezheim.

In the long term, Baden Galopp would like to guarantee an adequate endowment and consolidate the national, as well as international relevance of the Group 1 test.