With a crowd of 26,000 looking on, jockey Lanfranco Dettori rode the Irish stallion Mamool to victory in the Bugatti Grand Prix on Sunday.
A field of 8 thoroughbreds competed in an exciting race at the Iffezheim race track for prize money totaling 800,000 Euros. The bookmakers had listed the German stallion Next Dessert from the Wittekindshof stables as the horse to beat, however it was the also highly touted Mamool that crossed the finish line first, taking home the cherished trophy and the 500,000 Euro first prize money.
Known for 131 years as the “Baden Grand Prix”, this year for the first time the race was run as the “Bugatti Grand Prix”. This internationally important race in Baden-Baden can look back on a glorious history, having witnessed some of horse racing’s most memorable races, a place where horse racing legends have been born.
For the fourth time, this prestigious event was held as part of the World Series Racing Championship, which features 13 of the most important horse races in the world. It is appropriate then that the legendary name of Bugatti should be coupled with this great race.