On Whitsunday, 19.05.2024, the Irish Raceday is on the program at Hoppegarten racecourse. The highlight of the race day is the Comer Group International 53rd Oleander Race, the most important and valuable race for long-distance specialists in German horse racing. The longest race of the Berlin season lasts three and a half minutes and covers an extreme 3,200 meters - 850 meters of the Hoppegarten straight track, then a full lap of 2,350 meters.
Oleander was the kind of racehorse you could only dream of: fast and easy to ride, uncomplicated and willing to go to the absolute limit. A rock in the surf. He contested a total of 23 races, of which he won 19, sometimes with overwhelming superiority. He won the Grand Prix of Baden three times and his winnings amounted to 580,950 marks, which was a lonely record for over 40 years, despite the economic crisis, inflation, war, currency reform and later rising race prices. Oleander was not just a first-class racehorse, he was the idol of German horse racing for decades.