Travel allowances for horses (for runners in all group races and in the Listed Races at the Grand Prix Festival Meeting)
- Great Britain - €1,000
- France - €800
- Ireland - €1,200
- Other countries - on request
The allowance is not payable in respect of horses that have won prize money of €3,000 or more.
Owner and Trainer benefits (for runners in all group races and in the Listed Races at the Grand Prix Festival Meeting)
- Flight allowance of up EUR 250 each for up to two return tickets
- up to two double rooms in a Berlin 5* hotel for up to two nights
- Limousine transfer service between airport, hotel and the racecourse
- Free lunch for up to four in one of our hospitality areas
- Assistance with restaurants bookings, sightseeing
- Invitation to the Grand Prix Evening Reception in Berlin on August 10th
Berlin is well served with international flights from all destinations. Journey times by taxi from the two Berlin airports to Hoppegarten racecourse are as follows:
Berlin-Schönefeld: 40 minutes, Berlin-Tegel: 50 minutes
Entering horses trained abroad in German handicaps
New for 2015 a horse trained abroad can now be entered in any handicap if it has won a flat race either in the current year or in the year before. This document only contains class B, C and D handicaps with prize money of €10,000 and above. The approximate UK rating corresponding to the minimum weight (52 kg or 8st 3lb) is shown for each handicap race. Please note that there is no maximum weight in handicaps under the German Rules of Racing.
Class B Handicap 1 races
Three races for horses rated 79 - 85*, €12,000 to the winner
Class C Handicap 2 races
Seven races for horses rated 56 - 71 *, €7,000 to the winner
Sprint Series Finale for horses rated 53 *, €14,000 to the winner
Class D Handicap 2 races
Three races for horses rated 44 - 51 *, €5,500 or €7,000 to the winner
* ratings shown are for four years old plus at the minimum weight to be carried of 52kg (8st 3lb), please
see scale for three years old in the race programme
Supplementary entries for all races can be made on the day of the declaration to run. The supplementary entry fees are as follows. For all Group races the supplementary entry fee is 10% of the prize money for the race. For all other races the supplementary entry fee is 175% of the total stakes.
Hoppegarten boasts a galloping and fair turf track measuring 2350m (just under 12 furlongs) in circumference. The run in measures 550m (just under three furlongs) with a slightly uphill finish. Hoppegarten also has Germany’s only 1400m (7 furlongs) straight course. Both tracks are 30 meters wide. Built on sandy subsoil, the tracks drains well and enjoys the benefit of a modern watering system. Consequently, extreme ground conditions are rare.