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)
Flight allowance of up EUR 250 each for up to two return tickets
One 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 is well served with international flights from all destinations.
The new airport at Berlin-Schönefeld (BER) finally opened in 2021 and replaces Berlin-Tegel which is now closed.
Journey times from the airport are as follows:
40 minutes by car and
45 minutes 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 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.