New developments around the Trotting Classics Tour

The crop of 2019 is the first generation to benefit from the new concept: the Trotting Classics Tour. The tension is rising because next month we kick off in Hamburg with the first satellite race for two-year-olds! At the beginning of this year, over 400 yearlings registered for the Trotting Classics Tour, more than we had budgeted in advance. And after the first four entry fees around 380 horses are still registered, that is more than expected too. This means that more budget will be released for the generation of 2019.

Before the season starts, we want to look ahead to next year.

Extra races and prize money in 2022

In addition to 500.000 euros prize money in 24 different races, we will spend the extra finances in 2022 as follows:

  1. An extra race in Wolvega, an international Criterium for three-year-olds. Purse: 40.000 euros (2 series of 5.000 euros and 30.000 euros for the final).
  2. The Criterium in Hamburg and the Gold Cup in Munich will both be upgraded with 5.000 euros each (the purse was 25.000 euros and will be 30.000 euros).
  3. All 5 satellite races for three-year-olds are doubled in prize money (was 4.000 euros purse and will become 8.000 euros)
  4. An extra race in Wolvega, planned in November. International race for three-year-olds with maximum earnings up to 10.000 euros. Purse: 20.000 euros.

We continue to keep a close eye on the financial situation of our foundation every round of deposits. The basic principle is and remains that all entry fees of a certain generation are also spend on that generation.

New sponsor

At the beginning of this year, we were excited to announce that the most successful TCT breeder will receive free foal money from Readly Express in 2021, 2022 and 2023. In the meantime, clothing brand MIRA has registered itself as a sponsor for the most successful TCT driver. Over the next three years, starting in 2021, they will sponsor four customized trainingsuits (summer, winter, all-weather and rain). It is our intention to also set up a ranking with applicable prizes for TCT owners and TCT trainers.

Generation 2020

Do you own a yearling and would you like to register him or her for the Trotting Classics Tour? You can do this until 31. December 2021 via our website All horses that will be auctioned on 27. August 2021 in Wolvega receive a 50% discount on the first entry fee.

Kind regards,

On behalf of the Trotting Classics Tour Foundation
Robin Goudsblom
Ferry Hollander