German Derby

German Derby/Oaks Entries Close Wednesday

Nominations for next season's G1 154th IDEE Deutsches Derby and G1 Henkel-Preis der Diana (German Oaks) close Wednesday. The former contest, scheduled for July 2 at Hamburg, has already attracted a swathe of notable entries including Paul Vandeberg's hitherto unraced filly Tiara Hilleshage (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), who is a homebred full-sister to last term's G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso (Ger). "She is an elegant filly who, like her brother, needs time and the focus is on her 3-year-old season," said trainer Marcel Weiss earlier this year....

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€1-Million Classic Colt Leads The Way At The Arc Sale

Quality bloodstock has been in high demand at a range of venues and all price points on an international scale despite ongoing political upheaval in 2022, and Arqana's Arc Sale at Saint-Cloud on Saturday evening continued that trend. Dominating the buyers' sheets was Jean-Pierre de Gaste and Alexandra Saint Martin's International Thoroughbred Consultants (I.T.C.). The duo picked up a quintet of horses, including the Classic-placed Schwarzer Peter (Ger) (Neatico {Ger}) (lot 17)--the €1-million sales topper--exclusively on behalf of Sheikh Haif Mohammed Al Qahtani's Haif Company. Those five lots grossed €2.94...

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