Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen

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Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen
(German 2,000 Guineas)
Group 2 race
Location Weidenpesch Racecourse
Cologne, Germany
Inaugurated 1871
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Köln-Weidenpesch
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres (1 mile)
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds
excluding geldings
Weight 58 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Purse 153,000 (2011)
1st: €100,000

The Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen is a Group 2 flat horse race in Germany open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Cologne over a distance of 1,600 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

It is Germany's equivalent of the 2,000 Guineas Stakes, a famous race in England.

History[edit]

The event was established in 1871, and it was originally held at Hoppegarten as the Henckel-Rennen. It was named after the Henckel von Donnersmarck family. It was initially contested over 2,000 metres, and it was shortened to 1,600 metres in 1904. It was staged at Grunewald from 1918 to 1922, and it returned to Hoppegarten in 1923.

The race was abandoned in 1945 and 1946, and in the period thereafter it took place at Düsseldorf (1947), Cologne (1948) and Dortmund (1949). It was transferred to Gelsenkirchen in 1950.

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

The event was moved to Cologne and renamed the Mehl-Mülhens-Rennen in 1986. It was named in memory of Maria Mehl-Mülhens (died 1985), a long-time owner of Gestüt Röttgen, a successful stud farm near Cologne.[1]

Records[edit]

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Otto Schmidt – Lentulus (1922), Augias (1923), Favor (1925), Aurelius (1926), Effendi (1942), Neckar (1951)

Leading trainer (10 wins):

  • George Arnull – Monfalcone (1924), Alba (1930), Widerhall (1932), Sturmvogel (1935), Walzerkönig (1936), Orgelton (1938), Wehr Dich (1939), Magnat (1941), Aubergine (1949), Asterios (1950)

Leading owner (18+ wins):

  • Gestüt Schlenderhan – Dorn (1892), Real Scotch (1904), Prunus (1918), Monfalcone (1924), Alba (1930), Widerhall (1932), Sturmvogel (1935), Walzerkönig (1936), Orgelton (1938), Wehr Dich (1939), Magnat (1941), Aubergine (1949), Asterios (1950), Allasch (1953), Lombard (1970), Swazi (1976), Aviso (2007), Irian (2009)

Winners since 1968[edit]

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1968 Literat Oskar Langner Sven von Mitzlaff Gestüt Fährhof 1:46.60
1969 Hitchcock Fritz Drechsler Heinz Jentzsch Karl-Heinz Münchow 1:44.90
1970 Lombard Fritz Drechsler Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Schlenderhan 1:42.30
1971 Widschi Ron Hutchinson Theo Grieper Gestüt Röttgen 1:44.10
1972 Caracol Oskar Langner Sven von Mitzlaff Gestüt Fährhof 1:36.70
1973 Flotow A. J. Reid Arthur-Paul Schlaefke Mrs W. Richter 1:36.50
1974 Lord Udo Edward Hide Theo Grieper Gestüt Röttgen 1:37.50
1975 Kronenkranich Harro Remmert Sven von Mitzlaff Stall Moritzberg 1:38.10
1976 Swazi Joan Pall Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Schlenderhan 1:38.50
1977 Ziethen Dave Richardson Theo Grieper Stall Moritzberg 1:43.10
1978 Limbo Georg Bocskai Oskar Langner Stall Ittlingen 1:40.80
1979 Königsstuhl Peter Alafi Sven von Mitzlaff Gestüt Zoppenbroich 1:41.70
1980 Wauthi Heinz-Peter Ludewig Theo Grieper Gestüt Röttgen 1:37.70
1981 Orofino Peter Alafi Sven von Mitzlaff Gestüt Zoppenbroich 1:41.10
1982 Tombos Georg Bocskai Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Fährhof 1:42.10
1983 Nandino Bruce Raymond Heinz Hesse Gestüt Etzean 1:46.50
1984 Soto Grande Peter Remmert Adolf Wöhler Stall Margarethe 1:40.60
1985 Lirung Georg Bocskai Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Fährhof 1:39.50
1986 Philipo Dave Richardson Hartmut Steguweit Stall Surinam 1:36.30
1987 Kondor José Orihuel Hein Bollow Ilse Ramm 1:37.20
1988 Alkalde Manfred Hofer Peter Lautner Gerda Poorten 1:35.80
1989 Turfkönig Olaf Schick Uwe Ostmann Günter Merkel 1:36.18
1990 Mandelbaum Alan Freeman Uwe Ostmann Stall Steigenberger 1:37.10
1991 Flying Brave John Reid John Dunlop Aubrey Ison 1:37.88
1992 Platini [a] Mark Rimmer Bruno Schütz Stall Steigenberger 1:36.31
1993 Kornado Andre Best Bruno Schütz Stall Granum 1:36.39
1994 Royal Abjar Willie Ryan Andreas Wöhler Jaber Abdullah 1:33.17
1995 Manzoni Torsten Mundry Andreas Wöhler Gestüt Hof Heidendom 1:33.71
1996 Lavirco Torsten Mundry Peter Rau Gestüt Fährhof 1:39.85
1997 Air Express Brett Doyle Clive Brittain Mohamed Obaida 1:36.75
1998 Tiger Hill Billy Newnes Peter Schiergen Georg von Ullmann 1:33.85
1999 Sumitas Andreas Suborics Peter Schiergen Georg von Ullmann 1:36.25
2000 Pacino Paul Eddery Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:36.12
2001 Royal Dragon Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz Gestüt Park Wiedingen 1:34.89
2002 Dupont Darryll Holland William Haggas Wentworth Racing Ltd 1:34.32
2003 Martillo William Mongil Ralf Suerland Gestüt Höny-Hof 1:39.62
2004 Brunel Darryll Holland William Haggas Highclere X 1:36.30
2005 Santiago Andreas Boschert Uwe Ostmann Gestüt Hof Vesterberg 1:41.31
2006 Royal Power Chris Catlin Mick Channon Jaber Abdullah 1:38.04
2007 Aviso Terence Hellier Jens Hirschberger Gestüt Schlenderhan 1:36.68
2008 Precious Boy Adrie de Vries Waldemar Hickst Gestüt Park Wiedingen 1:37.13
2009 Irian Filip Minarik Jens Hirschberger Gestüt Schlenderhan 1:35.87
2010 Frozen Power Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 1:36.69
2011 Excelebration Adam Kirby Marco Botti Giuliano Manfredini 1:36.20
2012 Caspar Netscher Shane Kelly Alan McCabe Charles Wentworth 1:34.40
2013 Peace at Last Fabrice Veron Henri-Alex Pantall Guy Heald 1:36.08
2014 Lucky Lion Ioritz Mendizabal Andreas Lowe Gestut Winterhauch 1:35.17
2015 Karpino Oisin Murphy Andreas Wöhler Pearl Bloodstock Ltd 1:34.01
2016 Knife Edge Ryan Moore Marco Botti Magnier / Tabor / Smith 1:34.33

a Alhijaz finished first in 1992, but he was relegated to fourth place following a stewards' inquiry.

Earlier winners[edit]

  • 1871: Bauernfänger
  • 1872: Seemann
  • 1873: Zwietracht
  • 1874: Herzog
  • 1875: Waisenknabe
  • 1876: Templer
  • 1877: Zützen
  • 1878: Lateran
  • 1879: Goldfisch
  • 1880: Tschungatai
  • 1881: Blue Monkey
  • 1882: Trachenberg
  • 1883: Ghibelline
  • 1884: Souvenir
  • 1885: Andernach
  • 1886: Potrimpos
  • 1887: Tausendkünstler
  • 1888: Padischah
  • 1889: Anarch
  • 1890: Nickel
  • 1891: Peter
  • 1892: Dorn
  • 1893: Königswinter
  • 1894: Herold
  • 1895: Nixnutz
  • 1896: Dahlmann
  • 1897: Argwohn
  • 1898: Altgold
  • 1899: Missouri
  • 1900: Griffin
  • 1901: Regenwolke
  • 1902: Frodi
  • 1903: Bengali
  • 1904: Real Scotch
  • 1905: Inverno
  • 1906: Fels
  • 1907: Fabula
  • 1908: Horizont
  • 1909: Fervor
  • 1910: Micado
  • 1911: Moenus
  • 1912: Flagge
  • 1913: Csardas
  • 1914: Terminus
  • 1915: Antinous
  • 1916: Taucher
  • 1917: Landgraf
  • 1918: Prunus
  • 1919: Eckstein
  • 1920: Pallenberg
  • 1921: König Midas
  • 1922: Lentulus
  • 1923: Augias
  • 1924: Monfalcone
  • 1925: Favor
  • 1926: Aurelius
  • 1927: Torero
  • 1928: Contessa Maddalena
  • 1929: Wilfried
  • 1930: Alba
  • 1931: Sichel
  • 1932: Widerhall
  • 1933: Cassius
  • 1934: Pelopidas
  • 1935: Sturmvogel
  • 1936: Walzerkönig
  • 1937: Iniga Isolani
  • 1938: Orgelton
  • 1939: Wehr Dich
  • 1940: Newa
  • 1941: Magnat
  • 1942: Effendi
  • 1943: Granatwerfer
  • 1944: Poet
  • 1945–46: no race
  • 1947: Nebelwerfer
  • 1948: Ostermorgen
  • 1949: Aubergine
  • 1950: Asterios
  • 1951: Neckar
  • 1952: Mangon
  • 1953: Allasch
  • 1954: Atatürk
  • 1955: König Ottokar
  • 1956: Kilometer
  • 1957: Orsini
  • 1958: Pfalzteufel
  • 1959: Waidmann
  • 1960: Wiener Walzer
  • 1961: Orlog
  • 1962: Herero
  • 1963: Mercurius
  • 1964: Dschingis Khan
  • 1965: Fioravanti
  • 1966: Krawall
  • 1967: Presto

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maria Mehl-Mülhens". Der Spiegel (in German). 29 April 1985. Retrieved 23 October 2011.