In 2015, Leipzig commits a major anniversary: 1000 years ago, the place was first mentioned .
The history of Leipzig has many facets. One of them is – in more recent times – sports, which originally included hunting, boating and horse racing. Here, the city took literally a pioneering role: with the establishment of one of Germany’s oldest racing clubs, the “Leipziger Rennclub”, on May 7, 1863, and one of Germany’s oldest racecourses, which has been used since 1867.
In the 150-year-old, eventful history of the Leipzig flat racing, the social, economic and political changes, that had been taken place in Germany since the mid-19th Century, are sharpely highlighted. Therefore, this chronicle is exciting not only for turf-friends, but also for those interested in the past of this so history-charged city. And they should contribute to the certainty that Leipzig’s horse racing is firmly rooted in local traditions andexperiences and therefore has a secure future.
2013, 152 pages, hardcover, many mostly coloured illustrations, 15 x 24 cm;