The Weekly Wrap: Euro Delights Aplenty

We head towards a weekend featuring the final British Classic of 2021, the Arc Trials and Irish Champions Weekend with the last week having offered plenty of food for thought across Europe. Torquator Tasso (Ger) paid a posthumous tribute to his champion sire Adlerflug (Ger) by adding victory in the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden to his 2020 win in the G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin. Second in last year's Deutsches Derby to another son of Adlerflug, the recently retired In Swoop (Ire), the 4-year-old beat this year's Derby winner...

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Ohlerweiherhof Living Derby Dream With Isfahan

SANKT WENDEL, Germany--Among the current batch of second-crop stallions in Europe, only two thus far have sired a Group 1 winner. The all-conquering Mehmas (Ire), last season's record-breaking champion freshman, has two, while the other name on the list may be less familiar to those outside Germany. Isafahan (Ger) (Lord Of England {Ger}), bred by his trainer Andreas Wohler, won the G1 Deutsches Derby of 2016, and five years later his first-crop Sisfahan (Fr), also chestnut and bearing the same green and pink colours of Darius Racing, emulated his father...

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G3 Winner Adrian Tops BBAG Sale

Recent Group 3 winner Adrian (Ger) (Reliable Man {GB}) was the top-priced lot at €110,000 at the BBAG's first August horses in training sale, which was incorporated to target horses with high levels of form and entries in Baden-Baden's feature meeting that runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. Adrian (lot 2), a 4-year-old entire, was picked up by Tom Malone. Trained thus far by Henk Grewe for Gestut Auenquelle, Adrian was a listed winner last year at three going 2200 metres and has won two black-type races this year,...

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Group 3 Winner Adrian Leads BBAG Sale

The BBAG has released the catalogue for its new horses-in-training sale on Aug. 20. The sale was created to attract horses with high-level form and with entries in Baden-Baden's feature meeting that runs Aug. 29 to Sept. 5. Among the top draws of the 34 catalogued are 4-year-old colt Adrian (Ger) (Reliable Man {GB}), winner of the G3 Furstenberg-Rennen over a mile and a half on July 18; 5-year-old gelding Bristano (GB) (Dansili {GB}), a mile-and-a-half Group 3 winner last year who is placed at listed level in 2021; Only...

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BBAG Launches New August HIT Sale

The BBAG August Sale, a new sale comprised mainly of horses-in-training that have entries during German racing's Big Week at Baden-Baden, was announced by the sales company on Wednesday. A single-day sale, action will begin at 2 p.m. local time on Aug. 20, with the Big Week of racing kicking off from Aug. 29-Sept. 5. Bids will be accepted in person, by phone or online. All horses in the catalogue can be viewed at their respective racing stables. Registration deadline for the auction is Friday, Aug. 13. Buyers can register...

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BBAG Yearling Sale Catalogues 223 Yearlings

The one-day BBAG Yearling Sale in Baden-Baden will see 223 yearlings go through the ring on Sept. 3, as the catalogue was announced on Thursday. Selling will start at 10 a.m., with the sale offering 32 siblings or half-siblings to group winners and six of the yearlings are half or full to Group 1 scorers. Overall, 52% of the yearlings are either out of black-type dams or are siblings to black-type horses and the majority of the yearlings are eligible to run for the lucrative BBAG auction races. Among the...

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Restricted Access to BBAG October Mixed Sale

BBAG's October Mixed Sale, set for Oct. 16-17, is restricted to 500 people. Both Ireland and the UK have been placed on Germany's COVID-19 High Risk list, as cases of the coronavirus have increased in recent times. In order to attend the sale, a negative COVID-19 test must be taken within 48 hours before arriving in Germany. Certification of the negative COVID-19 test is required for admittance to the sales grounds. The sale begins on Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.

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The Weekly Wrap: Positives To Be Found In Yearling Market

September ushered in the early rounds of the yearling sales in Europe, with the Goffs UK Premier, BBAG, Tattersalls Ascot and Arqana Select sales all having taken place within the last fortnight. Three of that quartet have at least been able to take place in their intended venues, albeit Arqana's flagship sale was three weeks later than usual. The one-day Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale was moved to Newmarket, and Park Paddocks will also host the Tattersalls Irelend September Sale next week, which has been reduced to two days from three,...

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Amaron's Run Wild Dominant In the Pretty Polly

It was another success for the John Gosden stable in a Classic trial at Newmarket on Sunday as Tweenhills Fillies and Meridian International's Run Wild (Ger) (Amaron {GB}) produced a scintillating display in the Listed Pretty Polly S. Third in the Listed Montrose Fillies' S. when last seen here in November, the 11-2 shot was kept wide by Oisin Murphy throughout the early stages and soon held the overall lead allowed to bowl at her own tempo. Crossing to the far rail to complete the demolition job, the chestnut had...

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Sea the Stars's Miss Yoda Takes the Oaks Trial

Following two fluent wins over a mile at Kempton and Sandown in August and September with a runner-up finish in the G3 Zetland S. at Newmarket in October, Miss Yoda (Ger) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) looked the clear pick of the trio heading for Friday's Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial which the John Gosden stable won in 2019 with the subsequent Epsom heroine Anapurna (GB) (Frankel {GB}). Missing the break as the fellow Gosden-trained Lake Lucerne (Dubawi {Ire}) was withdrawn having become upset in the stall next door, the even-money favourite...

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Freshman Sire Bow Creek Off the Mark at Baden-Baden

Mario Hofer trainee What's Up (Fr) (Bow Creek {Ire}) secures a short-head verdict at Baden-Baden to become the first winner for his Haras du Logis-based freshman sire (by Shamardal). 2nd-Baden-Baden, €5,000, Mdn, 5-24, 2yo, 5fT, 1:01.39, gd. WHAT'S UP (FR) (c, 2, Bow Creek {Ire}--Perfect Bounty {GB}, by Bahamian Bounty {GB}) stalked the pace in second from the outset of a contest reduced to a match by three late scratchings. Angled into a clear lane with 300 metres remaining, the 8-5 second choice received one flick of Mikki Cadeddu's persuader...

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Night of Thunder's No Limit Credit Takes the Schwarzgold-Rennen

Gestut Karlshof's No Limit Credit (Ger) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) entered Sunday's G3 Karin Baronin von Ullmann - Schwarzgold-Rennen with more than a small measure of currency from her 2-year-old days and duly emerged from the Cologne feature with enhanced profitability. Successful by 5 1/2 lengths in Baden-Baden's valuable Ferdinand Leisten-Memorial in October before finishing a distant sixth behind the imperious Wonderful Moon (Ger) (Sea the Moon {Ger}) taking on the colts in the G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen at Krefeld in November, the chestnut was always well placed tracking the...

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