German gallop Derby: The moon goes down

the surprise victory at the German gallop Derby in Hamburg: In Swoop, the three-year-old stallion from the tradition of gestüt Schlenderhan, stormed to the fini

German gallop Derby: The moon goes down

the surprise victory at the German gallop Derby in Hamburg: In Swoop, the three-year-old stallion from the tradition of gestüt Schlenderhan, stormed to the finish line to the front, leaving all of the favorites behind and flew past the first post. And in only his third Start. Not only for the competition, also for the weather here in Germany, it was difficult to estimate, because he is trained in the Winter in Chantilly in France by Francis-Henri Graffard. Also, his Jockey is a Frenchman: Ronan Thomas.

Evi Simeoni

sports editor.

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For the German Jockey andrasch Starke up, the moon went down, For Wonderful Moon, one of the Top favorites of the 19 horses strong field, there was only a disappointing sixth place. It was supposed to be the eighth Derby victory for Strong and the first for the Trainer climber Henk Grewe, of the four horses in the race for the 650,000 euros in prize money at the Start, but disappointed had to return to Cologne.

In the required safety distance

The most sad but at this Corona Version of a Derby-festival were the award ceremonies. "Without victory", so Eugen-Andreas Wahler summed it up, the President of the Hamburg Rennclubs. In each case a small group compared to the empty grandstand, which faces mostly behind masks hidden in the required safety distance. A verwehende anthem, rippling applause – that left many a friend of racing to swallow. "This is hard," said Sibylle Vogt, the much acclaimed Amazon, the third Derby Rider in history, and the first woman, who was twice in this classics at the Start.

"With the audience is quite different. Because it might pour out of me from even cats and dogs – the thing is that the audience is there.“ In the context of race, they came in the dreary honor, pleasure, your Derby horse Anatello not, however, had to do with the racing starting much.

andrasch Starke up, the 46-year-old worldly-wise professional, is likely to have suffered Derby disappointment more than under the conditions. He took it with due sobriety. "During the race itself has neither ear nor eye for the audience, since it focuses entirely on the horse and themselves," he said. "You notice it but after the race when the spectators are missing. I still think a football stadium is without spectators clearly bleak.“ Wearing mouth and nose protection during the race, Strong and "exhausting", especially in the heat. Of Hamburg was not plagued, but.

a Maximum of 1000 persons, in which, among other things, at the entrance of fever was measured, allowed the Racecourse to enter the buzzing normally and buzzing – last year, 25,000 spectators on Derby day. Hamburg is famous for its "Roar", the backdrop of the rising noise, if the field gallops for the first Time in front of the grandstand race down the track – this time you could distinguish even single Call, you could hear the muffled Hufgetrommel on the rain of the previous days soft made flooring.

Hardcore weather in the Hotel next door

Hardcore weather, rented in the Hotel next to the main grandstand and watched the race from the window – in part, correctly dressed, partially. The Rest had to follow the event stream live or on television, and his bets in the Internet place.

Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 13:20

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