Andreas Putsch

Saint Pair: A Boutique Operation With a Global Outlook

Performance or pedigree? In an ideal world a breeder would choose both when buying a mare but, depending on budget, almost inevitably there has to be a compromise. In recent weeks in TDN we have heard from Mark Johnston about his selection process when buying yearlings, in which he is particularly keen on a decent rating for the dam. On the opposite side of the equation this week as vendor, Andreas Putsch is in agreement. "For us it is all about selection, of the matings, of culling, and trying to...

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Group 1 Winner Pearly Shells Passes Away at 22

Haras de Saint Pair's Group 1-winning foundation mare Pearly Shells (GB) (Efisio {GB}-Piffle {GB}, by Shirley Heights {GB}) has passed away from natural causes. The Lord Harrington-bred bay was 22. A Ir£265,000 Goffs October yearling, she was raced by 6C Racing Ltd. and trainer Francois Rohaut. She graduated in her second start at three in early May of 2002, then added the Listed La Coupe des Pouliches later that month. Pearly Shells captured the G2 Prix de Malleret at Saint-Cloud in June, and took Deauville's G3 Prix de la Nonette...

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