Preis von Europa

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Preis von Europa
Group 1 race
Location Köln-Weidenpesch
Cologne, Germany
Inaugurated1963
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website Köln-Weidenpesch
Race information
Distance2,400 metres (1½ miles)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-years-old and up
Weight57 kg (3yo); 60 kg (4yo+)
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies and mares
Purse€155,000 (2018)
1st: €100,000
Preis von Europa
2020
Owner Darius Racing.svg Owner Gestut Rottgen.svg Owner Mr A E Oppenheimer.svg
DonjahKasparDame Malliot

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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History

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 58th running in 2020, the Preis von Europa has been run at the same venue throughout its history.

Records

Most successful horse (3 wins):


Leading jockey (4 wins):


Leading trainer (7 wins):


Leading owner (4 wins):

Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1963Opponent5Hein BollowJosef HochsteinMrs N. Thissen2:36.20
1964Fujiyama4E. WindrifMiguel Clément Edmond de Rothschild 2:36.50
1965Anilin4Nikolai NasibovW. SchimschirtVoskhod Stud2:32.20
1966Anilin5Nikolai NasibovNikolai NasibovVoskhod Stud2:37.80
1967Anilin6Nikolai NasibovNikolai NasibovVoskhod Stud2:31.70
1968Arjon5Robert JalluHenri van de PoeleP. Hilger2:35.50
1969Tajo4Johannes StarostaHeinz GummeltGestüt Ravensberg2:31.90
1970Cortez5Oskar LangnerSven von MitzlaffGestüt Zoppenbroich2:34.30
1971Lombard4Fritz Drechsler Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Schlenderhan2:33.10
1972Prince Ippi3 Willie Carson Theo GrieperGestüt Röttgen2:32.20
1973Acacio d'Aguilar4Georges DoleuzeMiguel Clément James Goldsmith 2:30.20
1974Days at Sea3Fritz Drechsler Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Sybille2:39.00
1975Windwurf3Jerzy JednaszewskiHeinz GummeltGestüt Ravensberg2:31.60
1976Windwurf4Jerzy JednaszewskiHeinz GummeltGestüt Ravensberg2:34.50
1977Ebano4Ralf Suerland Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Fährhof2:30.60
1978Aden3Alexander ChuguevetsNikolai NasibovVoskhod Stud2:30.40
1979 Nebos 3Lutz MäderHein BollowCountess Batthyany2:32.60
1980Pawiment6Otto GervaiCharly SeiffertGestüt Moritzberg2:34.80
1981 Glint of Gold 3John Matthias Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:43.80
1982Ataxerxes5Andrzej Tylicki Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Schlenderhan2:39.80
1983Esprit du Nord3 Lester Piggott John FellowsRobin Scully2:31.20
1984Gold and Ivory3 Steve Cauthen Ian Balding Paul Mellon 2:38.80
1985Sumayr3 Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:27.00
1986Allez Milord3 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Jerome Brody2:34.13
1987Kamiros5Peter AlafiHarro RemmertDieter Stein2:31.76
1988Kondor4Peter RemmertHein BollowIlse Ramm2:38.32
1989 Ibn Bey 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole Fahd Salman 2:34.57
1990Mondrian4Manfred HoferUwe StoltefussStall Hanse2:39.97
1991Lomitas3 Peter Schiergen Andreas WöhlerGestüt Fährhof2:27.65
1992 Apple Tree 3 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Paul de Moussac2:31.67
1993 Monsun 3Andrzej Tylicki Heinz Jentzsch Georg von Ullmann2:42.23
1994 Monsun 4Andrzej Tylicki Heinz Jentzsch Georg von Ullmann2:32.90
1995Solon3 Peter Schiergen Heinz Jentzsch Gestüt Schlenderhan2:27.06
1996Lavirco3Torsten MundryPeter RauGestüt Fährhof2:28.63
1997Taipan5 Sylvain Guillot John Dunlop 4th Baron Swaythling 2:31.88
1998Taipan6 Sylvain Guillot John Dunlop Exors of Lord Swaythling 2:29.90
1999Belenus3Kevin WoodburnAndreas WöhlerTurf Syndikat 992:33.13
2000Golden Snake4 Davy Bonilla John Dunlop The National Stud 2:32.49
2001Kutub4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:38.21
2002Well Made5Terence HellierHans BlumeGestüt Röttgen2:31.02
2003 Mamool 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:35.20
2004Albanova5 Seb Sanders Sir Mark Prescott Kirsten Rausing 2:36.12
2005Gonbarda3Filip MinarikUwe OstmannGestüt Auenquelle2:33.78
2006 Youmzain 3 Kieren Fallon Mick Channon Jaber Abdullah2:28.51
2007Schiaparelli4 Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen Stall Blankenese2:29.70
2008Baila Me3 Dominique Boeuf Werner BaltromeiGestüt Karlshof2:32.10
2009 Jukebox Jury 3Royston Ffrench Mark Johnston Alan Spence2:29.56
2010Scalo3 Olivier Peslier Andreas WöhlerGestüt Ittlingen2:34.53
2011Campanologist6 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 2:28.66
2012Girolamo3 Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen Gestüt Ebbesloh2:26.37
2013Meandre5Adrie de VriesArslangirej Savujev Ramzan Kadyrov 2:29.88
2014Empoli4Adrie de Vries Peter Schiergen Bukhtoyarov / Kappushev2:30.42
2015Nightflower3 Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen Stall Nizza2:31.55
2016Nightflower4 Andrasch Starke Peter Schiergen Stall Nizza2:29.30
2017Windstoss3Adrie de VriesMarcus KlugGestut Rottgen2:32.40
2018Khan4Clement LecouevreHenk GreweDarius Racing2:37.47
2019Aspetar4Jason Watson Roger Charlton Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani 2:26.00
2020Donjah4Clement LecoeuvreHenk GreweDarius Racing2:31.82

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