Hessen-Pokal

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Hessen-Pokal
Group 3 race
Location Frankfurt Racecourse
Frankfurt, Germany
Inaugurated 1967
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Frankfurt
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres (1¼ miles)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight 56 kg (3yo); 57½ kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
1 kg if not won €12,000 *
Penalties
3 kg for Group 1 winners *
2 kg for Group 2 winners *
1 kg for Group 3 winners *
* since January 1
Purse €55,000 (2012)
1st: €32,000

The Hessen-Pokal is a Group 3 flat horse race in Germany open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Frankfurt over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1967, and it was originally called the Concentra-Pokal. It used to be held in July, and was initially contested over 2,550 metres. It was cut to 2,500 metres in 1971.

The race was given Group 3 status in 1973. It was shortened to 2,000 metres in 1974. It was renamed after Hesse, the German state where Frankfurt is located, in 1979.

The Hessen-Pokal was promoted to Group 2 level in 1987. It was relegated back to Group 3 in 1989. For a period it was known as the Frankfurt-Pokal.

The race was extended to 2,050 metres in 1999, and restored to 2,000 metres in 2001. It was switched to November in 2006.

Records[edit]

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Harris – 1977, 1979
  • Twist King – 1989, 1990

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Bruce Raymond – Harris (1977, 1979), Ti Amo (1982)
  • Terence Hellier – Latmos (1994), Imperioso (2000), Tarlac (2005)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Peter SchiergenCatella (1999), Imperioso (2000), Zöllner (2001), Soldier Hollow (2004), Elle Shadow (2010)

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Time
1967 On Dit 3 Harro Remmert Sven von Mitzlaff 2:37.60
1968 Zachäus 7 Joan Pall Andreas Hecker 2:35.80
1969 Gin 6 Johannes Starosta Arthur-Paul Schlaefke 2:39.40
1970 Elviro 5 Peter Alafi Sven von Mitzlaff 2:39.70
1971 Selekta 6 Manfred Kosman Dr A. Stocks 2:35.10
1972 Furka 6 Raimund Prinzinger R. Zachmeier 2:36.80
1973 Sarto 5 Fritz Drechsler Heinz Jentzsch 2:38.00
1974 Star Appeal 4 Manfred Kosman Anton Pohlkötter 2:00.50
1975 Record Run 4 Brian Taylor Gavin Pritchard-Gordon 2:04.00
1976 Red Regent 4 Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn 2:04.80
1977 Harris 5 Bruce Raymond Oskar Langner 2:02.80
1978 Ziethen 4 Paul Cook Theo Grieper 2:08.10
1979 Harris 7 Bruce Raymond Uwe Ostmann 2:04.70
1980 Mokka 5 Otto Gervai Charly Seiffert 2:05.10
1981 no race
1982 Ti Amo 4 Bruce Raymond Franz-Felix Schreiner 2:02.00
1983 Hill's Pageant 4 Joe Mercer Peter Walwyn 2:03.70
1984 Hot Touch 4 Steve Cauthen Geoff Wragg 2:08.20
1985 Diu Star 5 Lutz Mäder Theo Grieper 2:04.60
1986 Grauer Wicht 5 Bernd Selle Hartmut Steguweit 2:02.00
1987 Nuas 3 Terence Kelleher Theo Grieper 2:05.00
1988 Highland Chieftain 5 Willie Carson John Dunlop 2:05.60
1989 Twist King 4 Dragan Ilic Peter Lautner 2:05.60
1990 Twist King 5 Dragan Ilic Peter Lautner 2:04.31
1991 Sir Felix 5 Michael Roberts Mario Hofer 2:05.14
1992 Sugunas 4 Andreas Boschert Andreas Wöhler 2:05.40
1993 Iron Fighter 4 Ronald Hillis Horst Steinmetz 2:05.84
1994 Latmos 4 Terence Hellier Peter Rau 2:06.36
1995 Solon 3 Peter Schiergen Heinz Jentzsch 2:06.32
1996 Dankeston 3 Michael Roberts Michael Bell 2:04.84
1997 Devil River Peek 5 Andrasch Starke Bruno Schütz 2:10.53
1998 Aboard 3 Stanley Chin Andreas Schütz 2:05.36
1999 Catella 3 Andreas Suborics Peter Schiergen 2:05.71
2000 Imperioso 4 Terence Hellier Peter Schiergen 2:11.06
2001 Zöllner 3 Jimmy Quinn Peter Schiergen 2:09.30
2002 Street Poker 4 Andreas Boschert Andreas Wöhler 2:04.12
2003 Picotee 6 Jimmy Quinn Dr Andreas Bolte 2:07.16
2004 Soldier Hollow 4 Andreas Suborics Peter Schiergen 2:10.16
2005 Tarlac 4 Terence Hellier Andreas Schütz 2:03.69
2006 Wiesenpfad 3 Johan Victoire Waldemar Hickst 2:22.69
2007 Fair Breeze 4 Andreas Helfenbein Mario Hofer 2:17.41
2008 Lady Deauville [a] 3 Hayley Turner Paul Blockley 2:12.30
2009 Zafisio 3 Graham Gibbons Roger Curtis 2:19.65
2010 Elle Shadow [b] 3 Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen 2:18.39
2011 King's Hall 3 Eduardo Pedroza Andreas Wöhler 2:11.26
2012 Seismos 4 Andrea Atzeni Andreas Wöhler 2:14.57

a The 2008 running took place at Hanover.
b The 2010 edition was held at Dortmund.

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