The 149th German Derby

  • vergrößern © Hamburger Renn-Club e.V.
  • vergrößern © Hamburger Renn-Club e.V.

    Pure excitement at the Hamburg-Horn racecourse: From 29 June to 8 July 2018, visitors can enjoy daily competitions of the finest thoroughbred horses on the track.

    Each of the seven racing days will focus on a spectacular main event. Excitement is guaranteed, as a total of two million euros prize money is involved. This money attracts the elite of horses and jockeys to Hamburg. The highlight is the annual IDEE derby on the first Sunday in July in Hamburg. Since 1869 it has been the most important German horse race of the year. On the final day of the meeting, July 8, 2018, the successor of Windstoß, who won the IDEE 148th German Derby in 2017, will be sought.

    The history of the derby is not only the history of the most important race in German horse breeding, it is also a piece of cultural history. The Derby survived two world wars, which is why it had to move five times from Hamburg-Horn: 1919 to Berlin-Grunewald, 1943 and 1944 to Berlin-Hoppegarten, 1946 to Munich-Riem and 1947 to Cologne. But it's back to Hamburg every time. 

    At the 149th Derby, visitors can be fascinated by the extraordinary atmosphere and enjoy exciting races, the variety of culinary offerings and the many other attractions such as pony, trot and thoroughbred arabian races.

    Numerous VIP areas are available to visitors for customer events, company parties, club meetings or birthday parties. 

    The exact starting times, the distribution of the races as well as the horses and jockeys are only determined a few days before the respective event after the starters have been specified.




    • 29 June - 8 July 2018



    • Fr, 29.06.2018 , 15:30 
    • Sa, 30.06.2018 , 11:30
    • So, 01.07.2018 , 11:30
    • Mi, 04.07.2018 , 17:30 
    • Do, 05.07.2018 , 11:30
    • Do, 05.07.2018 , 16:30
    • Sa, 07.07.2018 , 11:30 
    • So, 08.07.2018 , 12:30 




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    Address: Rennbahnstraße, 22111 Hamburg
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