Gestut Etzean

German Sire Ranks Bolstered By Power Of Three

The list of German stallions has been boosted to 38 this year with the addition of three new recruits: one from Ireland, one returning from France, and one who has never left the stud where he was born other than to go to the races.  In the case of Alson (Ger), who is now the sole stallion at the Jacobs family's historic Gestut Fahrhof, his repatriation following a racing career partly based in Chantilly with Andre Fabre is a welcome move. Alson is the only son in Germany of the...

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Japan To Stand At Gestüt Etzean

Japan (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), who will make his final start in Sunday's G1 Japan Cup, will stand next season in Germany at Gestüt Etzean. The 5-year-old has been being purchased by a partnership of Gestüt Etzean, Mr. and Mrs. Matusche and Gestüt Fährhof, with Coolmore retaining part-ownership. "In Germany there is no son of Galileo and to get one of his quality is great," said Etzean's Ralf Kredel. "We are thankful to Coolmore for this opportunity and looking forward to his first foals." A Group 2 winner as a juvenile,...

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Lord of England Euthanised at 18

Group 1 winner Lord of England (Ger) (Dashing Blade {GB}-- Loveria {GB}, by Los Santos {Fr}), was euthanised due to persistent heart problems at Gestut Etzean in Germany. Galopp Online reported the news on Monday morning. Bred by Stall Pontresina and raced by Stall Lucky Owner, the chestnut began his career at two with two wins in Italy, including the Listed Premio Giuseppe de Montel and placed third two starts later in the G1 Gran Criterium. Making his debut in Germany at three for trainer Mario Hofer, Lord of England...

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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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Stars Come Out For BBAG 

BADEN-BADEN, Germany--There was a dramatic start to the day on the eve of Germany's premier yearling sale at BBAG when a number of agents, vets and consignors were evacuated as the Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel caught fire in the early hours of Thursday morning. Solenn Gouesnard of Haras d'Ombreville was taken to hospital temporarily with smoke inhalation but everyone else escaped unscathed, though many were left without clothes and passports. "We spent all night on the street in pyjamas," said Matt Coleman, who had arrived with a group which...

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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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Star Quality On Offer At BBAG

BADEN-BADEN, Germany—A new record was set at last year's BBAG Yearling Sale when a Sea The Stars filly bred by Gregor and Julia Baum at Gestut Brummerhof sold for €820,000 to Godolphin. On the sales ground on Thursday, another filly by the Aga Khan Studs stallion was receiving plenty of attention at the Gestut Gorlsdorf draft, which was no surprise considering lot 61 is a full-sister to wide-margin Deutsches Derby winner Sea The Moon (Ger), who is now one of the most popular young stallions in Europe. Already named Sea...

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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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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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