German Derby Hero's Half-Brother One Of The BBAG Sale Highlights

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The catalogue for the BBAG Yearling Sale is now online. Featuring 224 yearlings–38 of which are full- or half-siblings to group winners–one of the most intriguing lots is an Areion (Ger) half-brother to this year's G1 Deutsches Derby hero Sammarco (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) as lot 157 from Gestut Park Wiedingen.

Three other lots are full- or half-siblings to Group 1 winners, with lot 58, a Gestut Fahrhof-consigned Frankel (GB) half-brother to Potemkin (Ger) (New Approach {Ire}); lot 134 is a full-brother to G1 German Oaks heroine Diamanta (Ger) (Maxios {GB}) from Gestut Brummerhof; and Gestut Karlshof will offer lot 177, a half-brother to the champion and G1 Preis von Europa victress Donjah (Ger) (Teofilo {Ire}). Sea The Stars (Ire) has sired the topper or joint-topper in three of the past four years (2018/19/20), and he is represented by lot 162, a half-brother to Virginia Joy (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) and Virginia Storm (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) from the draft of Gestut Auenquelle. While the aforementioned Diamanta's daughter (lot 178) is by Dubawi (Ire) and will be consigned by Gestut Brummerhof. Other lots of note include: lot 47, a colt by Lord Of England (Ger) who is a half-brother to GII Belmont Gold Cup hero Loft (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) from Gestut Hof Ittlingen; and Gestut Rottgen will consign Best Solution (Ire)'s son who is a half-brother to G2 Italian Derby winner Ardakan (GB) (Reliable Man {GB}) (lot 76).

The sale will begin at 10 a.m. local time on Sept. 2, and it is part of the Big Week in Baden-Baden, which features several days of top-quality racing.

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