Arc Champ Torquator Tasso Retired To Auenquelle

Torquator Tasso | Emma Berry

Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}–Tijuana {Ger}, by Toylsome {GB}), the 2021 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero, has been retired from racing. As previously announced, the chestnut will stand at Gestut Auenquelle. Connections had originally been mulling a start in the G1 Japan Cup, but opted to retire the Marcel Weiss runner.

Weiss confirmed: “We are grateful that he enjoyed such an outstanding career and that he has come back safe and sound. We always said he would retire if he ran well.

“Frankie could not go forward too fast, otherwise Tasso would not have anything left at the end of the race. He rode exactly according to plan and did everything right.

“He is the horse of a lifetime and deserves a long and happy career at stud.”

A winner of the G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin as a sophomore in 2020, the P. H. Vandeberg-bred turned €24,000 BBAG October Mixed Sale graduate would enjoy his finest year on the track at four. A colourbearer for Gestut Auenquelle, he added the G2 Hansa Preis before running second to subsequent 2022 Arc heroine Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin, prior to his Arc heroics at 71-1.

On the board in four of his five starts this term, he did take the G2 Grosser Hansa-Preis, before second-place efforts in the G1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth S. and back in Germany in the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden. The half-brother to dual Group 3 winner Tunnes (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}) signed off his career with a close third in the Arc to Alpinista and Vadeni (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}), and retires with a mark of 16-6-5-2, and earnings of $4,737,917.

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