Ito, Brother to In Swoop, Joins Yorton Stud

Ito, by Adlerflug | Marc Ruehl

David Futter's Yorton Stud has announced the arrival of Ito (Ger), a Group 1-winning son of the late German champion sire Adlerflug (Ger) and full-brother to German Derby winner In Swoop (Ire).

Bred by Gestut Schlenderhan, Ito was himself the champion older horse in Germany in 2015, the year in which he won the G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern. His dam is also a Classic winner, the Preis der Diana victrix Iota (Ger) (Tiger Hill {Ire}).

“We are very excited to have acquired Ito, whose profile speaks for itself,” said Futter. 

“He is a gorgeous-looking horse, standing 16.2hh and getting very good-looking stock, and his temperament is exactly what we look for in a stallion – to us that is as important as their race record. He won as a three-year-old, excelled at four and held his form at five.

“The sad death of Adlerflug last year was a blow to breeders, but Ito provides a wonderful opportunity to get into that sire's precious bloodline.”

Along with his Group 1 win, Ito as also runner-up in the G1 Grosser Preis Von Berlin and won two Group 2 races, earning a Timeform rating of 125. 

Having initially retired to stud in Germany, Ito's first crop of runners are now four-year-olds. His fee will be announced at a later date.

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