homebred

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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Trainer Liz Merryman Has High Hopes for Homebred Filly

It's a rare feat to get to the winner's circle on one of the biggest weekends in racing with a horse bred, owned and trained by the same connection, but Elizabeth Merryman did just that when her speedy filly Caravel (Mizzen Mast) gave a gutsy performance at Pimlico to take The Very One S. by a nose on Preakness weekend. Many would consider the juggling act between the foaling barn and the training center to be an impossibility, but Liz Merryman says for her, it's the best way to produce...

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MGSW and Classic Placed Shaman to Yeomanstown Stud
MGSW and Classic Placed Shaman to Yeomanstown Stud

MGSW and Classic-placed Shaman (Ire) (Shamardal-Only Green {Ire} by Green Desert) will stand at Yeomanstown Stud in 2021. The Wertheimer et Frere homebred's fee will be announced at a later date. "He is a great looking son of the mighty Shamardal from one of the best pedigree's around, add to that his impressive race record Shaman is a huge addition to us and should prove popular to breeders from both Ireland and abroad," said Yeomanstown's David O'Callaghan. "We are delighted to have Wertheimer Et Frère retain a share in Shaman...

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Munnings Filly Earns Rising Star Tag at Belmont

ALDA (Munnings) became the newest 'TDN Rising Star' Thursday with a decisive score at Belmont Park. Rallying to be third on debut in a five-panel event at this oval June 12, she was hammered down to even-money to improve over an extra furlong here. Saving ground in a joint third, the homebred was several lengths off the dueling leaders through a sharp first quarter in :21.89. Closing the gap entering the backstretch, the homebred split horses with a three-wide move turning for home and overtook Illegal Smile (Ire) (Camacho {GB})...

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Illness Claims Champion Conduit at 15

American and English champion Conduit (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}-Well Head {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) passed away last week after a short illness at Tullyraine House Stud, Racing Post reported on Wednesday. The Ballymacoll Stud homebred was 15. "Three weeks ago he was bouncing and his usual self, but within a short space of time it became apparent he had suffered a very acute brain injury, " Hugh Suffern, principal of Tullyraine House Stud, told Racing Post. "He fought very hard for around three weeks, but eventually he succumbed in the middle...

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