Alenquer Bought By PMB Racing And Ballymore Stables For Oz Campaign

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Group 1 winner Alenquer (Fr) (Adlerflug {Ger}–Wild Blossom {Ger}, by Areion {Ger}), has been sold to Ballymore Stables and PMB Racing and will travel Down Under to compete in the Sydney autumn carnival, according to a tweet by PMB Racing's Paul Moroney.

Formerly trained by William Haggas for M.M Stables, the 4-year-old colt won the G3 Winter Derby this February and was a game victor of the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh in May. In his latest effort, he was ninth in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in the wake of Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}).

“Delighted to announce that in conjunction with Ballymore Stables we have secured high-class European Group 1 winner Alenquer to race in Australia,” Moroney tweeted on Thursday morning. “[He] heads south next month to aim for the Sydney autumn carnival.”

Bred by Gestut Romerhof, the February foal was an €18,000 Arqana December weanling turned 80,000gns Tattersalls October yearling. He won both the G2 King Edward VII S. and G3 Classic Trial S. and was placed in both the G1 Grand Prix de Paris and G1 International S. in 2021. His record stands at 13-5-2-1 and $1,035,568 in earnings.

He is one of two winners from three to race for the winning Wild Blossom, herself a daughter of Wind In Her Hair (Ger) (Turtle Island {Ire}), also the dam of the stakes winner Wilder Wein (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}).

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