Horse racing has been an attraction in Hoppegarten, in Brandenburg near Berlin, since 1868, with its popularity peaking in the early years of the 1900s. Even during the communist period, it survived, though the track became neglected and eventually went through bankruptcy in 2005.

Shortly after these photographs were made in 2007 and 2008, the course was purchased by a private investor. The facilities have been renovated and attendance has more than doubled in the years since.

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