Monsun (Ger)

Melbourne Cup Winner Protectionist Dies

by TTR AusNZ Dual-hemisphere Group 1 winner Protectionist (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}--Patineuse {Ger}, by Peintre Celebre), who won the 2014 G1 Melbourne Cup for Australian Bloodstock, died recently at 13. Australian Bloodstock, who raced Protectionist later in his career, said via X, "Sad to hear of the passing of 'our champ' Protectionist. A remarkable horse with such a strong character who meant a lot to so many people. #Lifechanger." Bred by Dr. Christoph Berglar, the bay won the G2 Hansa-Preis and G2 Prix Kergorlay for his breeder and trainer Andreas Wohler...

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Kingman Half to Skitter Scatter Debuts at Sandown

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Sunday's Insights features the half-brother to a Group 1-winning heroine as well as a well-regarded colour bearer for The King and Queen.. 16.45 Sandown, Mdn, £15,000, 2yo, 7fT SKELLET (IRE) (Kingman {GB}) debuts for Anthony and Sonia Rogers and the Ralph Beckett stable and is the sixth foal out...

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Heart Attack Claims Manduro at 18

Highweight Manduro (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}-Mandellicht {Ire}, by Be My Guest), sustained a fatal heart attack at Haras du Logis on Saturday, Darley announced. The five-time highweight was 18 and stood for €7,000 at Haras du Logis this year. Bred by Rolf Brunner, the half-brother to SW, G1 German Oaks third, and Group 1 producer Mandela (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}) brought €130,000 at the 2003 Baden-Baden September Yearling Sale and would race his entire career in the colours of Baron Georg von Ullmann. Two-for-two in his juvenile season and named Germany's champion...

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I Remember 1993

Following about five years of practical work experience in Germany, Great Britain, the United States and Australia, 1993 was my first year as a freelance journalist on breeding topics and as a breeding advisor. I travelled to Newmarket in May on Guineas weekend and witnessed the scintillating performance put up by Zafonic (Gone West) when landing the 2000 Guineas, setting a new track record in the process. The unbeaten champion juvenile colt of 1992 looked magnificent in the parade ring and strode out every bit the champion he was. The...

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