Coolmore New Sponsor Of German 2000 Guineas

St Mark's Basilica is the sponsoring Coolmore stallion for the German 2000 Guineas | Sarah Farnsworth

Coolmore is the new sponsor of the G2 Coolmore St Mark's Basilica German 2000 Guineas, which will be held at Cologne on Monday, May 20, the organisation announced on Tuesday.

“German breeders have been great supporters of Coolmore over the years and we have been long-time race sponsors in the country,” said Coolmore's Joe Hernon. “We were more than happy to get involved on this occasion.”

Three of the past 10 renewals of the German Classic have featured winners by Coolmore sires, including the late Zoffany (Ire)'s Knife Edge (Ire) for Marco Botti and the Coolmore partners in 2016.

“We feel very honored by the commitment and are pleased to have found a top international partner in Coolmore for this year's German 2000 Guineas,” said Philipp Hein, general manager of Cologne Racecourse. “Our thanks go to everyone involved. “

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