Since 1858 there is racing at the track Baden-Baden – Iffezheim
The Racing Fixtures
Since 1858 there is racing at the track Baden-Baden – Iffezheim, since 2004 there three different festivals, each with a different character: The Spring Festival in May, the Great Festival Week end of August and the Sales & Racing Festival in October. At all three festivals there is also a BBAG sales of pure thoroughbreds.
In 2022 we will organize a winter race day in December for the first time.
It includes three fixtures, starting on Thursday, which is a public holiday in the federal state of Baden-Wurttemberg, the Badener Meile (Gr.2) is the first group race of the year at Baden-Baden. On Saturday there will be 2 listed races,the Silberne Peitsche and the Diana Trial for fillies.
On Sunday there are two group events, the Gr.3 Derby Trial and the Gr.2 Grosser Preis der Badischen Wirtschaft, as the main race of the spring meeting.
GREAT FESTIVAL WEEK
The summer week always has been the core of racing at Baden-Baden – from a sporting and a society view. It’s a must for any racing fan. Six group races and three listed races are being held:
- On the first Saturday the Gr.III Preis der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe
- on the first Sunday the Gr.II Casino Baden-Baden Goldene Peitsche
- on Wednesday the Gr.III Renate und Albrecht Woeste Zukunftsrennen.
- The final weekend starts with a real “Ladies Day”. The 2 main races of the day are all about the fillies – First one is the listed race WACKENHUT Mercedes-Benz Fillies Cup, followed by the the Gr.II race , the T. von Zastrow Stutenpreis
- while on the Sunday there are two group races, the Gr.II Brunner – Oettingen Rennen and the highlight of the year – the Gr.I Grosser Preis von Baden, which is being held for the 153th time this year.
SALES & RACING FESTIVAL
The youngest festival has two racing days.
On Friday it features the richest race for two year olds in Germany, the Ferdinand Leisten Memorial BBAG Sales race. On Sunday will be held two group races – the Gr.III “THE LÄND Trophy” and the Gr.III Preis der Winterkönigin, the most important race for two year old fillies in the country.
History of racing at Baden-Baden – Iffezheim
Since the mid 19th century pure thoroughbreds have been racing at Iffezheim near Baden-Baden at the doorstep of the Black Forest. The track was built on the initiative of French casino tenant Edouard Bénazet who wanted to create further attractions for his illustrious guests. The first race was held on September, 5th, in 1858. There were three racing days in the first with the Grosse Preis von Baden being the highlight – like it is today.
After the French-German war the Internationale Club took over. Earl Carl Egon zu Furstenberg was the first president. Baden-Baden quickly developed into the leading track in Germany, racing only interrupted by two World Wars. 1951 the modern era started. In 1963 the first yearling sales were held – later leading to the Baden-Badener Auktionsgesellschaft BBAG, which is located near the racetrack in Iffezheim.
In 1972 a second Festival additional to the Great Festival Week at the end of August was added – the Spring Festival in May. Since 2004 there also is the Sales & Racing Festival in October. In 2010 Baden Racing took over as organizer of the races under the leadership of President Dr. Andreas Jacobs, who is an internationally recognized breeder and owner of thoroughbreds in Germany, England and South Africa.
Your day at the races
How to get here by car: You leave the Motoway A5 Baden-Baden-Mitte and turn in direction Iffezheim. Please follow the racing signs. There is a lot of space for parking (fee).
How to get here by bus or train: From the main station Baden-Baden in Oos you can take the bus line 218. From the Main station Rastatt you can take the bus line 234.
The racetrack Baden-Baden – Iffezheim offers plenty of areas for everybody: from the daily entrance without a reserved seat to the VIP all-inclusive seat in the Champions’ Club.
You can order tickets through our ticket-webshop
On the day you can easily get an upgrade at the scales office. If you wish a reserved seat, we do recommend however to book early, in particular for the Sundays.
OWNERS & TRAINERS LOUNGE
For the owners and trainers, we converted the restaurant above the scales Area on the 1st floor of the Technical Building as the official Owners & Trainers Lounge.
We wanted to create a central meeting point for the active participants, that is as close as possible to the action.
Directly above the jockey room and weighing area, it is only a few steps to the parade ring, the saddle boxes and the winners enclosure.
Our catering partner offers a small menu with a moderate price-performance for the physical well-being.
In order to revive old traditions, the reception after each award ceremony will be held in the demarcated area of the Owners & Trainers Lounge.
Information for Owners, Trainers and Jockeys
We are happy to welcome you and your horse in Iffezheim.
We would like to provide you here with some information regarding your arrival and stay at the Iffezheim racecourse.
Regarding the allocation of guest stalls, please contact our office at: +49/7229/187-0 or at [email protected]
In the surrounding towns, from small charming inns to the best hotels in Germany, you will find everything to make a visitor’s heart beat faster.
In Iffezheim we recommend the “Hotel de Charme – zum Schiff” or the Hotel Leuchtners directly next to the racecourse.
You can also find accommodations nearby in Rastatt, Hügelsheim, Bühl and at the Baden Airpark.
Accommodation stable staff
A limited number of rooms are available for stable staff in Boxendorf.
10.00 € per night and person will be charged.Please bring your own bedding. Please contact:[email protected]