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Grosser Preis von Baden: Our trip to the Black Forest



What is the Grosser Preis von Baden?


A traditional trial for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Torquator Tasso was the last horse to complete the double in 2021. First held at the inauguration of Iffezheim Racecourse itself, the G1 contest unfurls over 1m4f. Germany's most famous international contest, the race formed part of the Breeders Cup Series from 2012 to 2017.



What's the itinerary?


Flying in on Thursday, you'll be put up at a luxury hotel in the spa town of Baden-Baden. Breakfast is included, as are flights and transfers to and from the airport and hotel. We'll also transport you to and from hospitality (with suburb viewing) at Iffezheim Racecourse, where there's racing on Saturday, as well as on Sunday's Grosser Preis Day.



What happened in 2023's edition?


The 153rd edition of the Grosser Preis von Baden went the way of Zagrey for French trainer Yann Barberot and Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon. This year's German Derby-winning Fantastic Moon was scratched the day of the race, citing unfavourable ground, leaving Henk Grewe's Mr Hollywood to come home second.



What about Germany's premier yearling sales?


Friday sees Germany's premier yearling sale unfold at the BBAG sales complex, just outside Iffezheim Racecourse. You'll have a front row seat as the auction gets underway. Today's event draws a strong contingent of trainers, agents and owners from across the continent (particularly from central Europe), as well as purchasers from the UK and Ireland. With France just over the water, there's a noticeable international air.

 

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