The German Model

Asian racing conference Mumbai India, 26th January 2016

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The German Model

History

First German Stud

The state-owned Gestüt Graditz was established in 1686 by Kurfürst Johann Georg III

1869

The private Gestüt Schlenderhan was established by Baron von Oppenheim

History

After World War II (1945) and the German economic upturn (1950) a lot of new stud-farms were founded

  • 1971

    Foundation of the European Pattern Committee

  • 1972

    Germany joins the European Pattern Committee

History

  • 1985

    European boundaries loosen through Schengen agreement

  • 1986

    More and more starts abroad of german horses

History

1991

Opening the first three Classics for international runners

  • 1000 Guineas

  • 2000 Guineas

  • St.
    Leger

History

  • 1992

    Opening for international runners

    German Oaks

History

  • 1993

    Opening for international runners

    German Derby

    • Buzzword wins the German Derby
  • History

    2010

    First international winner of the German Derby (Godolphin's Buzzword)

Breeding

Approval of Stallions

Breeding

Approval of Stallions


  • Conformation

    Correctness of gaits

    Swing and elasticity of gaits

    General impression

    Rating (GAG)

    No drug policy

Breeders' Premium

30%

Bonus for the breeder of a 2yo and 3yo horses in Germany

(Highest bonus behind France in Europe)

Breeders' Premium

20%

Bonus for the breeder of a 4yo and 5yo horses in Germany

(Highest bonus behind France in Europe)

1986: Acatenango

Acatenango wins the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Group 1) in France

    • Lirung
  • 1986: Lirung

    Lirung wins the Prix Jacques Le Marois (Group 1) in France

Breeding Insights

Stayers

German racehorses are specialized for long distance races

Breeding Insights

Fixtures

Races in Germany are mainly defined for 3yo and older horses over a distance of 1m4f

Breeding Insights

Patient development

Slow development of the horses: The first race for 2yo is in June. The focus is on the 3-4yo campaign.

Breeding Insights

Major races for Stayers

Germany's Group 1-Races


  • German Derby

    (2.400 m)

    Grosser Preis von Berlin

    (2.400 m)

    Grosser Preis von Baden

    (2.400 m)

    Grosser Preis von Europa

    (2.400 m)

  • Grosser Preis von Bayern

    (2.400 m)

    German Oaks

    (2.200 m)

    Grosser Dallmayr-Preis

    (2.000 m)

Breeding Insights

Small breeders

80% of the German breeders only own 1-2 mares

Breeding Insights

Strike rates

7 Group 1 winner from 1.000 foals per year

Superior horses from Germany

International top stayers "Made in Germany"

Hall of Fame
  • Lando

    Winner of the Japan Cup 1995 (Group 1)

    Japan Cup
  • Danedream

    2011: Winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Group 1)
    2012: Winner of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Group 1)

    Arc

    King Georges
  • Novellist

    2013: Winner of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Group 1)

    Ascot
  • Protectionist

    2014: Winner of the Melbourne Cup

    Melbourne Cup

The German Model

Passion

Key to Success

German Breeding stands for passion and commitment

  • Sale is not essential

    German breeders do not mainly breed for the market

  • German Breeding selection

    Only sound and proven horses will be bred from

3x Sales in Baden-Baden

Auctions in Germany

“The fantastic news about german breeding, it is not commercial! Bad news about german breeding, it is not commercial.”

Bill Oppenheim
Bill Oppenheim Breeding expert
  • Geld

    Glück

    Geduld

  • Geld

    Glück

    Geduld

  • Money

    Luck

    Patience

  • Kenhope

    International German Racing: Filly with German bloodline, French trained, Indian owner (Dr. C. Poonawalla), wins a listed race in Duesseldorf

    Kenhope's win in the Listed Race

The Author

  • Daniel Krüger was born in the vicinity of Baden-Baden racecourse so caught the racing bug very early. Racing became a passion and during his formal training with the NATO he took first steps into racehorse ownership.

    Leaving a promising career within the NATO behind to pursue his love for racing, Daniel took the gamble to start a belated second apprenticeship with Fährhof Stud in 2000.

    Graduating quickly through the ranks he became their Stallion Nominations Manager, progressing to become the general Marketing Manager.

  • He was appointed by the German Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association as their manager in July 2010, a post with resulted in various positions inside German Racing, as co-founder of German Thoroughbred Marketing and vice president of Bremen Racecourse to name but two.

    The annual Expert-Day for owners and breeders is his brainchild, 300 owners visited the one day course in 2015. As well he is a member of the German Pattern Committee.

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