BBAG Sales

Half-Brother To Torquator Tasso Graduates At Cologne

Holger Renz's €38,000 BBAG September graduate Tunnes (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}), a half-brother to last week's G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), bettered a debut second at Cologne last month with a three-length score in Sunday's Alson-Rennen back at the Weidenpescher venue. 1st-Cologne, €5,100, Mdn, 10-10, 2yo, 9 1/4fT, 1:57.83, g/s. TUNNES (GER) (c, 2, Guiliani {Ire}--Tijuana {Ger}, by Toylsome {GB}), who ran second going one mile in his Sept. 26 debut at this venue last time, was swiftly into stride and led from flagfall....

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New Bay's Sea Bay Routs Winterfavoriten Field By Nine Lengths

Gestut Winterhauch's 2-year-old colt Sea Bay (Ger) (New Bay {GB}) graduated with a one-length win in his Aug. 22 debut over seven furlongs at Hannover, but slipped to fourth when upped to one mile for Dusseldorf's Sept. 12 Listed Junioren Preis in his only other start. He had finished behind the reopposing Ariolo (Ger) (Reliable Man {GB}) and Millionaire (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) on stakes bow last time, but overturned that form and found plenty more besides to make Sunday's G3 Preis des Winterfavoriten all his own as he took the...

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Mylady A Stakes First For The Grey Gatsby In Germany

Gestut Karlshof's homebred 2-year-old filly Mylady (Ger) (The Grey Gatsby {Ire}) posted an Aug. 22 debut score tackling 7 1/2 furlongs at Mulheim in her only prior start and doubled up with a narrow victory over one mile in Sunday's Listed Junioren-Preis at Dusseldorf to become the first stakes winner for her freshman sire (by Mastercraftsman {Ire}). The spayed grey was rousted from the boxes to claim an early rail position and settled in a handy third after the initial strides. Locked in a pocket when trying to steal up...

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Adlerflug's Mythico Holds On For German 2000 Guineas Glory

Stall TMB's Mythico (Fr) (Adlerflug {Ger}) opened this season with a last-of-eight finish in ParisLongchamp's Apr. 11 G3 Prix Noailles before running second to Best of Lips (Ire) (The Gurkha {GB}) in Krefeld's Apr. 24 G3 Dr Busch-Memorial last time and took advantage as that rival floundered in Monday's G2 36th Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas) at Cologne to secure Classic glory in game fashion. The March-foaled bay had also finished behind Best of Lips when third in the Rhineland venue's Oct. 11 G3 Preis des Winterfavoriten and closed a four-race...

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Camelot's Sunny Queen Reigns In Munich

After the dust had settled on another edition of the Breeders' Cup extravaganza Stateside, elite-level action continued apace in Germany with Munich staging Sunday's Allianz-sponsored G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern, the country's penultimate pattern-race event of the season, and Cayton Park Stud's Sunny Queen (Ger) (Camelot {GB}) stepped forward to claim a career high in the 12-furlong feature. The February-foaled bay, untested as a juvenile, registered a May 7 debut third at Hannover when the German season rebooted in earnest and pounced for a first stakes success in the Listed...

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Intello's Noble Heidi Is Germany's Winter Queen

Manfred Schmelzer's Noble Heidi (Fr) (Intello {Ger}) added to trainer Henk Grewe's regular Tours de France tally with a July 1 debut win over seven furlongs at Compiegne, slipping to third in an Aug. 21 heat over the same distance at Clairefontaine, and she regained the winning thread upped to one mile at Chantilly last month, defeating subsequent G3 Prix Thomas Bryon second Homeryan (Fr) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) in that Sept. 1 test. She was sent postward as the 17-10 selection for Sunday's G3 Preis der Winterkonigin, Germany's premier...

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Sea The Moon's Sister Sells For €820,000 At BBAG

Sea The Sky (Ger) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), a full-sister to wide-margin G1 Deutsches Derby winner and Lanwades Stud stallion Sea The Moon (Ger), sold for €820,000 at Germany's BBAG Yearling Sale to Dietrich Von Boetticher's Gestut Ammerland. Offered as lot 61 by her breeders Heike Bischoff and Niko Lafrentz of Gestut Gorlsdorf, the February-born filly is out of Sanwa (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), herself a full-sister to the German Classic-winning trio of Samum (Ger), Schiaparelli (Ger) and Salve Regina (Ger). Sea The Sky's price equalled the record for the sale...

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Sea the Stars's Miss Yoda Takes the Diana

Capping a week to remember even by his exalted standards, Frankie Dettori dropped in on Dusseldorf to whip up the crowd as he steered the Westerberg colour-bearer Miss Yoda (Ger) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) to glory in the G1 Henkel-Preis der Diana. On the front from the outset and allowed her own terms, the June 5 Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial winner was only headed briefly in early straight as Silence Please (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) loomed but when shaken up forged a 3/4-of-a-length success from Zamrud (Ger) (Samum {Ger}), who nosed...

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Areion's Lancade On Top In the German Guineas

One of the lesser-exposed members of the line-up for the 100th renewal of Sunday's G2 Wempe German 1000 Guineas, Stall Raffelberg's Lancade (GB) (Areion {Ger}) was the one to hit the heights in the Dusseldorf Classic. Successful over 8 1/2 furlongs on her seasonal bow at this venue May 16, the 11-1 shot was settled in mid-division early against the rail by Adrie de Vries before being angled out in early straight. Swamping her rivals with 150 metres remaining, the Yasmin Almenrader-trained chestnut readily asserted for a comfortable 1 1/4-length...

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The Weekly Wrap: From Famine To Feast

There were days when we were drumming our fingers on our at-home desks or dining tables wondering what on earth to write about for tomorrow. But now that the shock of racing's shutdown has been completely erased by the return, finally, of racing in Ireland to complete a European full set, the panic is not what to write but how on earth to keep up with it all. No complaints here. The last few weeks since the French return in mid-May and Britain just over a week ago have provided...

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