Hein Bollow

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Heinrich "Hein" Bollow (born December 5, 1920 in Nienstedten ; † April 20, 2020 in Cologne ) was one of the most successful German jockeys and trainers in German horse racing .


Bollow completed his apprenticeship with trainer Anton "Pan" Horalek in Hoppegarten . In his active time from 1936 to 1963 he rode 1033 victories, 4 of them in the German Derby with Allasch (1953), Kaliber (1954), Kilometer (1956) and Herero (1962). Bollow was the most successful jockey of the year (championship) thirteen times. From 1947 he lived in Cologne.

His active time as a coach lasted from 1963 to 1988. Here he was able to record 1,661 victories, including a derby victory on the Hamburg-Horn racecourse with Marduk (1974). In 1965 he managed the only coaching championship in continuous competition against his former vocational school colleague, the coaching legend Heinz Jentzsch . Bollow was the first person in horse racing to record over 1,000 victories both in the saddle and as a trainer. This double success has earned him the title of legend of horse racing many times .

He was a regular guest at the Cologne-Weidenpesch horse racing track until he was just a year old . He last lived in a retirement home near the racecourse.

Hein Bollow was admitted to hospital in mid-April 2020. He died on the 20th of the month at the age of 99 in Cologne of complications from a stroke .


Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Thomas Adam: Germany's turf legend Hein Bollow died at the age of 99. In: GaloppOnline. April 20, 2020, accessed April 20, 2020 . Former jockey and trainer Hein Bollow has died. In: sueddeutsche.de . April 20, 2020, accessed April 20, 2020 .
  2. Database of the bearers of the Federal Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal President's Office