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Entertainment Season opening in Hoppegarten: sofa and livestream instead of racetrack and bouncy castle

12:05  02 april  2021
12:05  02 april  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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on Easter Sunday begins the new season of the racetrack Hoppegarten - with a live stream, but also with restrictions and worries.

Wie bereits zu Beginn der vergangen Saison bleiben die Zuschauerränge am Sonntag leer. © Photo: Imago As already at the beginning of the past season, the viewer ranks will remain empty on Sunday.

21000 viewers summarizes the racetrack in Hoppegarten in front of the gates of Berlin, at the season opening on Sundays, but not even the owners of the animals on the plant. Only horse, jockey and coaches are admitted due to the coronavirus arrangements, and so a total of only a few hundred people will be present. No champagne, no bouncy castle and no live music - the event character can not be maintained for pandemiebings .

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Tracking the event instead in a live stream (from 11 am / Hoppegarten.com). "We have invested very strongly into the live broadcast," says Michael who, managing director of the racetrack. Among other things, a well-known moderator was brought on board with Thorsten Castle. Almost seven hours program with races and background reports are planned.

The first list races of the season are at

"After the long break, the horses pockets with the hooves and want to go back to the turf," says Wrellich. 141 starters for twelve races are a very good result. " The Jockey Elite with Audience Duckling Eddie Pedroza, Old Master Andresch Strong and the Reignizing Champion Bauyrzhan Murzabzyev and the big German training quarters will all be there," it says.

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two races are particularly interesting, because in Hoppegarten are the two first black-type races of the young season in Germany. The names of the winners will then be printed thick in the pedigree of the horse. 14 mares race over 1600 meters around the price of the rotten Röttgen. Three of them have already decided international group races for themselves.

at the Altano race, which is also endowed with 15000 euros, reach ten stands on the long-distance. The competition is the classic preparation for the oleender race for which all Altano starters are already reported. The most important German marathon race for fullbloods takes place on the Pentecost Sunday in Hoppegarten.

Internet bets The only source of revenue

made of eleven race days were used to season 2021 nine. This increases the number of races per day. So the cost can be lowered. "Corona meets us like everyone else," says that. The price funds were reduced, on Sundays still 73000 euros to win. The "last major intake" is currently remaining the betting - this time not analogous to the switch, but digital over the smartphone.

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"So far we got away with a blue eye, but without viewers, it will be tight for us," says by the financial impact of corona crisis . In the fall, other events such as concerts should finally return to Hoppegarten.

But another virus makes the equestrian sport also: the "Equine Herpes" . With a tournament in Valencia, more than ten animals died. However, Deutsche Galoppsport remained largely spared so far. Nevertheless, it is a situation that you are closely watching in Hoppegarten. Sunday, the applicable vaccination may be checked exactly.

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