Andreas Wohler

German Derby Hero Laccario Retired to Haras d'Annebault

German champion Laccario (Ger) (Scalo {GB}--Laccata {GB}, by Lomitas {GB}) will retire to Haras d'Annebault as a dual-purpose stallion in 2022, Galopponline.de reported. A winner of the 2019 G1 Deutsches Derby for Manfred Ostermann who also bred the 5-year-old under his Gestut Hof Ittlingen banner, Laccario's fee will be €3,000. The deal was brokered by Richard Venn. A winner at second asking at Cologne at three, the Andreas Wohler trainee took the Listed Aengevelt Derby-Trial in May of 2019 and followed up in the G2 Sparkasse Union-Rennen a month later....

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Lord of England's Palmas Routs German Oaks Rivals

Gestut Etzean's unbeaten 3-year-old filly Palmas (Ger) (Lord of England {Ger}) posted a half-length success in her May 16 debut going one mile at Hannover and doubled her tally when upped to 10 1/2 furlongs for Dusseldorf's June 19 Listed Diana-Trial in her only other start. Sent postward as the 9-2 second favourite back over the same strip for Sunday's 163rd Henkel Preis der Diana - German Oaks, she simply outclassed her rivals to win by daylight for a career high. The homebred bay maintained a rail berth through the...

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Classic Prospects Aplenty For Wohler

By Sean Cronin & Christa Riebel Thrust into the limelight in the mid-1980s when succeeding his father Adolf, himself one of Germany's post-war icons and famed caretaker of G1 Deutsches Derby-winning cornerstone Surumu (Ger) (Literat {Ger}), it was clear from the outset Andreas Wohler had a tough act to follow. Since sending out 38 winners in 1986, he has notched two trainers' championships and registered at least a half-century of victories in 26 out of the last 30 seasons. Consistency matters and--with a plethora of champions already through the school,...

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Racing Suspended Across Continental Europe

With racing in Britain and Ireland continuing behind closed doors, fellow European nations on the continental mainland are now enduring a temporary shutdown of the racing programme in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, France and Germany became the latest countries to call a halt to racing in the short term, following similar moves by Italy and Spain. France's President Emmanuel Macron imposed a 15-day lock down on Monday evening, while earlier that afternoon France Galop issued a statement announcing that there would be no racing in France...

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