Soldier Hollow's Tamfana Seals Chantilly Stakes Double For Menuisier and Velon

David Menuisier, fresh off the Group 1 victory of Sunway (Fr) (Galiway {GB}) in this week's Criterium International, remains on the crest of a wave and, having combined with Marie Velon to snag the Chantilly undercard's Listed Prix Isonomy earlier on Friday, legged up the rider once more to complete an afternoon black-type double with Tamfana (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}--Tres Magnifique {Fr}, by Zoffany {Ire}) in the G3 Prix Miesque. The March-foaled bay hit the board going an extended seven furlongs at Ffos Las in her Sept. 14 debut and...

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Ohlerweiherhof Draft Rules At BBAG

Baden-Baden's BBAG October Sale concluded its two-day run on Saturday, and the top six lots were all consigned by the sale's leading vendor Gestut Ohlerweiherhof. Wonderful Art (Ire) (lot 35) was well in front on the leader board during Friday's session, bringing a €100,000 winning bid from Panorama Bloodstock to top the sale as a whole. By Caravaggio, the 2-year-old filly is out of the dual stakes winner Wish You Well (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}). The Soldier Hollow (GB) filly Salve's Secret (Fr) (lot 24) was knocked down for €65,000...

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Sea The Moon's Fantastic Moon Dominates Niel Rivals

Liberty Racing's G1 Deutsches Derby hero Fantastic Moon (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}--Frangipani {Ger}, by Jukebox Jury {Ire}) suffered a reversal following up in Munich's G1 Bayerisches Zuchtrennen last time and bounced back in style to dominate the closing stages of Sunday's G2 Qatar Prix Niel at ParisLongchamp. The Sarah Steinberg trainee tanked forward to stalk the pace in third for the most part and improved into second along the false straight. Coming under pressure soon after turning for home, the 51-10 chance quickened to seize control approaching the final...

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Areion's Calif Too Good In The Oettingen-Rennen

Stall Hanse's Calif (Ger) (Areion {Ger}--Cherry Danon {Ire}, by Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}), who ran sixth in two Group 3 starts after annexing May's G3 45th Kronimus Badener Meile at Baden-Baden, returned over the same one-mile strip of that stakes breakthrough to double his pattern-race tally in Sunday's G2 90th Brunner Oettingen-Rennen at the Iffezheim venue. The 17-2 chance occupied a slot in rear after a slightly tardy getaway and remained there through halfway. Shaken up when sent wide into the straight, he made relentless headway from the two pole...

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Living the Good Life in Baden-Baden

IFFEZHEIM, Germany--Baden-Baden, so good they named it twice. Okay, so the BBAG sales complex and its neighbouring grand racecourse may be in the small nearby village of Iffezheim but it is Baden-Baden that lends its name to the current stop on the European yearling sales tour, now that Donville is in the rear-view mirror. The caravan rolls on, and it is always wise to stay on for a few days in Baden-Baden if time allows as, whether you're a pedigree purist or you simply enjoy a good day out at...

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BBAG August Online Auction Wraps

The BBAG August online auction wrapped with two of the top lots destined for England while a third would be exchanging hands to Swiss customers. Lot 56, the group-placed Western Soldier (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}), achieved the highest auction price at €62,000 and went the way of Christian Freiherr von der Recke in a long bidding duel with five bidders from three countries; England to be his new home. The same buyer also went to €60,000 for lot 38, the stakes-placed Quality Road (Ger) (Aerion {Ger}), who will also be...

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BBAG August Online Catalogue Attracts 53 Entries

The Classic-placed Dhangadhi (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) (lot 16) is one of 53 horses catalogued for the BBAG August Online Sale which runs from Aug. 16 to Aug. 18. The full-brother to listed winner and group-placed Dibujaba (Ger) and the G2 German 1000 Guineas third Dishina (Ger) holds entries to several auction races. The stakes-placed colt Quality Road (Ger) (Areion {Ger}) (lot 38), who has been entered in the G3 St Leger and G1 Preis von Europa, is also part of the sale, as is lot 56, Western Soldier (Ger)...

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Half-Sister To Arc Hero Torquator Tasso One Of The Stars Of BBAG's Yearling Catalogue

A 235-strong catalogue, featuring a Guiliani (Ire) half-sister to G1 Prix de l'Arc de Tromphe hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) and a full to Group 1 hero Tunnes (Ger) (lot 75), was revealed for the BBAG Yearling Sale on Saturday. Set for Baden-Baden at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1, the sale boasts an additional 37 full- or half-siblings to group winners, with 51% of the yearlings catalogued out of black-type dams or dams who are siblings to black-type horses. Some of other lots of note include lot 44, a...

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Sea The Moon's Fantastic Moon Emulates Sire With Deutsches Derby Triumph

Sea The Moon (Ger) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) powered to a wide-margin triumph underneath Hamburg's stands' side rail in the 2014 G1 Deutsches Derby and his Sarah Steinberg-trained son Fantastic Moon (Ger) ploughed the same furrow to claim a clear-cut success of his own in Sunday's latest renewal of the German highlight. The 31-5 third favourite was positioned well off the pace with just one of his 19 rivals in arrears for the most part. Inching forward on the home turn, he was sent wide into the straight to launch...

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Zarak's Straight Powers To Union-Rennen Triumph, Mr Hollywood Second

Gestut Karlshof homebred Straight (Ger) (Zarak {Fr}--Seductive {Ger}, by Henrythenavigator) was back among familiar foe in Sunday's G2 Sparkasse KolnBonn-188th Union-Rennen, Germany's premier G1 Deutsches Derby trial, at Cologne and delivered a powerful performance to garner the 11-furlong feature by daylight. Straight was steadied in rear from flagfall and was detached from his rivals through halfway. Tanking forward once into the home straight, the 46-5 chance quickened impressively to gain control entering the final furlong and powered clear of his rivals to hit the line with a five-length buffer back...

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BBAG August Online Sale Topped By German Derby Winner's Half-Sister

Juvenile filly Salon Starlet (Ger) (Saxon Warrior {Jpn}) (lot 39), a half-sister to 2022 G1 German Derby hero Sammarco (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), brought a bid of €72,000 from Florent Fonteyne to top the BBAG August Online Sale. The pair are out of the stakes-placed Saloon Sold (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}), herself out of a half-sister to three black-type winners. ITC Bloodstock snapped up winning Swedish-trained mares Uchchaihshravas (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) (lot 12), from the family of G1 Racing Post Trophy runner-up Van Der Neer (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}), and...

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German Derby Hero's Half-Brother One Of The BBAG Sale Highlights

The catalogue for the BBAG Yearling Sale is now online. Featuring 224 yearlings--38 of which are full- or half-siblings to group winners--one of the most intriguing lots is an Areion (Ger) half-brother to this year's G1 Deutsches Derby hero Sammarco (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) as lot 157 from Gestut Park Wiedingen. Three other lots are full- or half-siblings to Group 1 winners, with lot 58, a Gestut Fahrhof-consigned Frankel (GB) half-brother to Potemkin (Ger) (New Approach {Ire}); lot 134 is a full-brother to G1 German Oaks heroine Diamanta (Ger) (Maxios {GB})...

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