Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld

Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld

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The Bahrenfeld trotting track is a traditional sports and event venue in Hamburg. It is located in the west of the city in the Altona district of Bahrenfeld.HistoryIn 1880, the North German Racing and Trotting Club was founded in Altona, whose board decided to build its own competition venue. Within a few months, a grass oval and grandstand were built on the site of today's racecourse. A well-attended opening ceremony was held on June 20, 1880, and the club hired its own trainer to ensure the continuity of the sport: Anthony Mills. With him began the history of a famous trotting dynasty. In 1898, his son Charlie Mills was born at the racecourse. The "trotting professor", who was later so successful in France as well, formed numerous class horses with new training methods. In the period between the world wars, he caused a sensation with U.S. imports such as Walter Dear (Prix d'Amérique winner) as well as with nationals. At just 20 years of age, Charlie Mills won the first of eight German Derbies with the mare Raute. In 1953, a commemorative plaque was unveiled on the site of his birthplace, which can still be found today in the entrance area of the racecourse.The North German Racing and Trotting Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with the best-paying race on German soil to date. Hinrich Heitmann triumphed with Pikant in front of a sold-out grandstand at the German Trotting Grand Prix for 20,000 marks. The spectacular big event concealed the fact that the club was already in great financial difficulties, which were soon to prove insoluble and lead to its dissolution. However, the end of harness racing in Bahrenfeld was not sealed. With support from Berlin, the Altonaer Renn-Club was founded in May 1905. From then on, racing in Bahrenfeld was revived. In 1920, the first "Grand Prix of Germany" was held in Bahrenfeld. This content has been machine translated.
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