GP von Baden Doubles in Value to €400,000

The 153rd Grosser Preis von Baden, which has doubled in value to €400,000 for 2023, has drawn 46 entries at its early closing stage, including 10 from Godolphin and seven trained by Joseph O’Brien.

On the home front, defending champion Mendocino (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) takes top billing for trainer Sarah Steinberg, and his compatriots with entries include last year’s Deutsches Derby winner Sammarco (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) and Tunnes (Ger) (Giuliani {Ger}), the half-brother to 2021 Grosser Preis von Baden and Arc winner Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}).

Last year’s G1 Preis von Europa winner Rebel’s Romance (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who went on from Germany to land the GI Breeders’ Cup Turf, heads the Godolphin list, with former Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Yibir (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) also entered. 

Stephan Buchner, Managing Partner of Baden Galopp said, “We are already looking forward to September 3, when the 153rd Grosser Preis von Baden, one of the sporting highlights in European horse racing, will be held. Of course, we are a bit disappointed with the number of nominations but, as always, the accounts are only settled at the end. Maybe there will be one or two late entries.”

The Grosser Preis von Baden is the feature race of five days of racing at Baden-Baden throughout the week of August 26 to September 3, with five further days of action scheduled at the Iffezheim track during 2023 from May 18.


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