General Information

Travel allowances for horses

Great Britain – €1,200
France – €1,000
Ireland – €1,400
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

Partner Hotel: KPM Hotel & Residences, Englische Straße 6, 10587 Berlin‘
Connection:    60 minutes ride with City Train Service (Line S5)
Station:           „Tiergarten“ to „Hoppegarten“

Reservation:    Bookingpage
Phone:            +49 30 3740 990

Hospitality:     for runners in all group races: free lunch for up to four persons in one of our hospitality areas

Berlin Airport | BER

Journey times from the airport are as follows:
60 minutes by car and
50 minutes ride by train – change at “Ostkreuz” onto the S5 train to Hoppegarten

Entering horses trained abroad in German handicaps

A horse trained abroad can be entered in any handicap if it has an actual rating in the country where it is trained. Please note that there is no maximum weight in handicaps under the German Rules of Racing. In all handicaps a weight allowance can be claimed by a rider if he/she has not won in total 50 races.

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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