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German Oaks Switch To Dusseldorf
In Europe, the 2006 German Oaks "has been moved from Hamburg to Dusseldorf, but will be run on its scheduled date of June 5 over its usual 2200m distance as the Grosser Henkel Preis der Diana," reported racingpost.co.uk. The Gr1 contest was run at Mulheim from 1948-2003, but its last 2 renewals have been at Hamburg. This 2nd relocation "ties in with a new sponsorship deal with Dusseldorf-based Henkel (one of Germany's biggest companies with involvement in many industrial sectors, most famously detergents & the Persil brand)".