HOPPEGARTEN RACECOURSE  
Situated about 30 minutes from Berlin city centre, the Hoppegarten Racecourse has as its principal race the Group 2 Diana Trial held each May.
  In 1867 the Union-Klub Jockey Club was formed and they bought 600 hectares of land on the outskirts of Berlin which was previously used for growing hops, hence the name.

 

 
The inaugural meeting took place on 17th May 1868 and both King Wilhelm I and Otto Von Bismarck were in attendance.
   

 

 
If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email johnslusar@fsmail.net