General Information

Travel allowances for horses

Great Britain – €1,000
France – €800
Ireland – €1,200
Other countries – on request
The allowance is not payable in respect of horses that win prize money of €3,000 or more in a Group race or €1,500 or more in a Listed race.

Owner and Trainer benefits

(for runners in all group races and in the Listed Races)

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

Berlin Airports

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
BER: 40 minutes

Travelling by train from Berlin-Schönefeld: 45 – 60 minutes
Travelling by bus & train from Berlin-Tegel: ~70 minutes
Travelling by bus & train from BER: 60 – 80 minutes

Entering horses trained abroad in German handicaps

Since 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.

Horses trained in Scandinavia will receive an automatic allowance of 2 kg (4 1/2 lbs) off their national handicap.

Please note that there is no maximum weight in handicaps under the German Rules of Racing.

Supplementary Entries

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.

Course characteristics

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.

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