Torquator Tasso and Yibir Head GP Von Baden Entries


Torquator Tasso wins the 2021 Grosser Preis von Baden | Marc Ruehl

The 152nd G1 Grosser Preis von Baden, set to be run on Sunday, Sept. 4, has attracted an international entry of 48 horses, including the defending champion and Arc hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}).

The German champion is joined on the list by last year's runner-up, the 2021 Deutsches Derby winner Sisfahan (Fr) (Isfahan {Ger}), as well as recent Baden-Baden Group 2 winner Alter Adler (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}).

A strong overseas entry for the 2,400m contest at Iffezheim includes last year's Irish Derby winner Hurricane Lane (Ire) ((Frankel {GB}) and his Godolphin stable-mate, the Breeders' Cup Turf winner Yibir (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}). Also potentially making the trip from Newmarket is Kirsten Rausing's Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}), trained by Sir Mark Prescott and the winner of three Group 1 races in Germany last year, and the Saudi-owned, William Haggas-trained Grocer Jack (Ger) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who started his career in Germany. Richard Hannon has entered Amo Racing's Mojo Star (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who has been runner-up in the Derby, St Leger and Gold Cup. 

Stephan Buchner, managing partner of Baden Galopp, said: “We are very happy with the outstanding number of entries for our highlight of the year. The response from home and abroad makes us look forward with great anticipation to a horseracing festival on September 4 on our beautiful racetrack.”

The €200,000 Grosser Preis von Baden is the feature race on the final day of Baden-Baden's 'Grosse Woche' which gets underway on Aug. 27.

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