Gestut Rottgen

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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German Derby hero Windstoss Will Stand at Gestut Rottgen

Two-time Group 1 winner Windstoss (Ger) (Shirocco {Ger}--Wellenspiel {Ger}, by Sternkoenig {Ire}) has been retired and will stand at stud in 2022 at Gestut Rottgen, who bred and raced the 7-year-old, Galopponline.de reported on Monday. A fee will be announced later. The Markus Klug trainee's biggest victory was in the 2017 G1 Deutsches Derby, and he also won the G1 Preis von Europe later that year. Highweighted as a 3-year-old from 11-14 furlongs in Germany, the bay also placed in additional nine group races in the UK, France and his...

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Classic Sibling Awaited At Historic Röttgen

There can be no better breeding home run than for a mare to produce a Derby winner as her first foal. In the case of Gestüt Röttgen's homebred Wellenspiel (Ger) (Sternkoenig {Ger}), this auspicious entree to her stud career happened not once but twice, with her first two foals both becoming winners of the G1 Deutsches Derby. Windstoss (Ger) (Shirocco {Ger}) and his half-brother Weltstar (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) are the product of nine generations of Röttgen breeding, stretching back to the purchase of one of the stud's first mares,...

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MG1SW Reliable Man Returns to Gestut Rottgen

MG1SW and Group 1 sire Reliable Man (GB) (Dalakhani {Ire}-On Fair Stage {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) will return to Gestut Rottgen for the 2021 covering season, the German stud announced on Monday. The grey spent his first four years there, before standing for three years in France-a year at Haras du Thenney and two at Haras d'Annebault. A fee for the 12-year-old, who also shuttles to Westbury Stud in New Zealand, will be announced later. A winner of the G1 Prix du Jockey Club and the G1 Queen Elizabeth S....

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Wellenspiel Slated to Visit Soldier Hollow

Dual Classic producer Wellenspiel (Ger) (Sternkoenig {Ire}-Well Known {Ger}, by Konigsstuhl {Ger}), dam of consecutive G1 German Derby winners in Windstoss (Ger) (Shirocco {Ger}) and Weltstar (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}), will visit Soldier Hollow this spring, Racing Post reported. Soldier Hollow holds court at Gestut Auenquelle for €30,000 in 2020. The Gestut Rottgen homebred is currently in foal to Sea The Stars (Ire). A half-sister to G1 Preis von Europa hero Well Made (Ger) (Mondrian {Ger}), the winning 12-year-old produced her Derby winners as her first and second foals, and...

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