Gestut Karlshof

Counterattack's Maigret Retains Unblemished Record in Krefeld Feature

Gestut Karlshof's Maigret (Ger) (Counterattack {Aus}--Minoris {Fr}, by Dabirsim {Fr}) concluded a two-race juvenile campaign with an unbeaten record and continued on his winning streak when notching a decisive victory in Sunday's G3 Dr Busch-Memorial at Krefeld. The homebred bay prevailed in his Aug. 20 debut over seven furlongs at Hannover, despite blowing the start, and doubled up in Dusseldorf's Sept. 10 Listed Junioren-Preis upped to one mile when last seen. Maigret was the last of seven into stride here and, racing against the inside hedge, lobbed along under cover...

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Karlshof Straight to the Top with Fourth German Champion Breeder Title 

For the fourth time in its 33-year existence Gestut Karlshof has been named champion breeder in Germany for 2023. The first title came in 2000, the year Samum (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}) won the G1 Deutsches Derby and set the ball rolling for what has become the stud's signature family. Samum's dam Sacarina (GB) (Old Vic {GB}) went on to produce, from repeat matings to Monsun, the G1 Preis der Diana winner Salve Regina (Ger), whose Classic success for Manfred and Edith Hellwig of Gestut Hony-Hof gave the Faust family of...

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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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Mylady A Group First For The Grey Gatsby at Krefeld

Gestut Karlshof's 3-year-old filly Mylady (Ger) (The Grey Gatsby {Ire}), who backed up an Aug. 22 debut win at Mulheim with a narrow score in Dusseldorf's Sept. 12 Listed Junioren-Preis, maintained her perfect record and went three-for-three in Sunday's G3 Dr Busch Memorial at Krefeld. The homebred grey, sent postward as the 11-5 favourite, was bustled along from the gates to remain in touch with the pack through the initial strides of this 8 1/2-furlong test. Angled wide for a clear passage in the straight, she quickened in impressive fashion...

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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 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 the...

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Preis von Europa Glory For Teofilo's Donjah

Darius Racing's Donjah (Ger) (Teofilo {Ire}) was overlooked at 15-1 for Saturday's G1 Preis von Europa at Cologne, but she upped her level with conditions to suit to register a career-best under Clement Lecoeuvre. Impressive when successful in the G2 Gran Premio del Jockey Club at the San Siro in October, the bay who had been fourth in Hamburg's G2 Grosser Hansa-Preis over this 12-furlong trip last time July 11 was held up early with one behind. Delivered wide and late to overhaul Kaspar (Ger) (Pivotal {GB}) in the dying...

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The Weekly Wrap: The Final Countdown?

Today's the day that trainers in Britain can make entries for the first race meeting to be staged in Britain since March 17. Never will there have been so much interest in a Class 6 handicap at Newcastle as there will be next Monday at 1pm when the gates ping back to deliver a long awaited resumption of activity. As we have seen in France and Germany with last-minute interventions and location changes, it is perhaps unwise to assume that racing will actually take place on Monday in Britain, but...

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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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German HOTY Rubaiyat Set To Stake Classic Claim

Among the European nations, it may well be Germany that gets racing back up and running first, and two men who will be extra pleased to see it resume are Dr Stefan Oschmann and his bloodstock advisor Holger Faust. Through his Darius Racing operation, Oschmann is the owner of the 2019 Horse of the Year in Germany, the unbeaten Rubaiyat (Fr) (Areion {Ger}), who is now favourite for the G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas). The colt, who beat his elders to the title after his faultless juvenile campaign which saw...

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Colt for Jimmy Two Times

MGSW & G1SP Jimmy Two Times (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}--Steel Woman {Ire}, by Anabaa) sired his first reported foal, a colt, at Gestut Karlshof, Galopp Online reported on Thursday. The bay is out of G1SW Baila Me (Ger) (Samum {Ger}), the full-sister to fellow Group 1 winner Be Fabulous (Ger). Jimmy Two Times stands at Gestut Hofgut Heymann for €5,000 in 2020.

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