Klampenborg Galopbane

Klampenborg Galopbane and the Derby

Klampenborg Galopbane and the Derby are located in connection to Dyrehaven in the Northen part of Copenhagen. Homeground of the Danish Derby.

With the forest af Dyrehaven’s beautiful wooden border makes Klampenborg Galopbane an extraordinary experience.

Klampenborg Galopbane is one of the most beautiful and charming galop courses in Europe.

Klampenborg Galopbane
Klampenborg Racecourse

After the galop sport for a long periode was in Nørre Fælled and after on the grass-plain by The Hermitage,

Christian VI’s hunting lodge in Dyrehaven, Klampenborg Galopbane opened on 1 June 1910

and has since been the main nerve in the Danish gallop sport, where gallop races have been held without delay since.

Galloping stories and traditions.

In all countries, galloping is held according to rules based on a

set of rules set by the English The Jockey Club, founded in 1750. The horses compete against others 2- and 3-year-olds horses,

while the races after the 3-year-old season are typically open to 4-year-olds and older horses.

This means that the biggest races in the gallop sport are also the most difficult to win, as the horse has only one chance to win the respective race in life.

All galloping horses are of the breed English thoroughbred, The thoroughbred breed dates back to the 1660s,

when interests sought to create a horse-race that was faster than the existing horse-race by breeding 3 Arabian stallions with 40 English warmblood Mares.

It is said that all galloping horses can be traced back to these 43 horses, however,

it has subsequently been established that a few more Arabian stallions have been bred in the breed.

Klampenborg Galopbane and the Derby

The English The Derby Stakes from 1780 is the most famous. It rides over 2,400 meters and is open to three-year-old horses.

The other English classics for three-year-old horses are The 2000 Guineas Stakes from 1809 (1,609 meters, one English mile),

St. Doctors from 1776 (2,900 meters in England) as well as the three-year-old jumpers The Oaks from 1779 (2,400 meters) and The 1000 Guineas Stakes from 1814 (1,609 meters).

The Danish Derby is the most prestigious race in galloping, and it takes place on the second Sunday in August.

The derby is also called the battle for the ‘Blue Ribbon’, as the horse wins a blue silk ribbon. The derby is just like in England at 2,400 meters and is therefore known as the stayer race.

Klampenborg Galopbane. Klampenborgvej close to Dyrehaven and Bakken. And only 5 min. from Bellevue and S-Station.