Peter Schiergen

Guiliani's Tunnes A Powerhouse In The Grosser Preis Von Bayern

Continuing his march towards the heights achieved by his celebrated half-brother Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), Holger Renz's Tunnes (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}--Tijuana {Ger), by Toylsome {GB}) went Flightline-like through Munich's mud to register a formidable 10-length success in Sunday's G1 Allianz Grosser Preis von Bayern. Already firmly established among the elite of his country's middle-distance and staying performers having won his last two starts including Dortmund's Sept. 18 G3 Deutsches St Leger by a cumulative margin of 14 lengths, the Peter Schiergen-trained chestnut was only warming up for this tour...

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Guiliani's Tunnes Bounds To Classic Glory At Dortmund

Holger Renz's accidental purchase Tunnes (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}--Tijuana {Ger), by Toylsome {GB}), a half-brother to G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) who was acquired as the result of an online oversight, brought the curtain down on his juvenile campaign with a win in Krefeld's Nov. 14 G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen. Having passed on his G1 Deutsches Derby engagement this term, he made a successful comeback in a Baden-Baden conditions heat at the end of last month and continued his winning streak with a wide-margin...

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Torquator Tasso's Half-Brother Back With A Bang

Off the track since winning the G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen at Krefeld in November, Holger Renz's Tunnes (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}) who is a half-brother to the internationally-renowned G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe , G1 Grosser Preis von Baden and G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) stormed back onto the scene at Baden-Baden on Wednesday. Confidently-backed into 9-10 favouritism for the Preis der BBAG-Jährlingsauktion, the Peter Schiergen-trained chestnut was full of running in the hands of Bauyrzhan Murzabayev throughout the early stages in a share of third. Moved...

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Tornadic Tops Arqana August Online Sale

Tornadic (GB) (Toronado {Ire}), who went within a neck of winning the valuable Grand Handicap de Deauville when last seen Aug. 7, was sold for €150,000 to Youssef Mohammed Alturaif (YMT Farm) to top Friday's first edition of the Arqana August Online Sale. The first of seven offerings during the online auction, the consistent 4-year-old, previously trained by Jerome Reynier, rode a three-race winning streak into the Grand Handicap, having won at handicap level at Compiegne in April before consecutive victories at Saint-Cloud in May and June. YMT Farm was...

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Camelot's Sammarco Pounces For Munich Group 1 Triumph

The elders smothered last week's G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. at Ascot, dominating once more in this week's G1 Sussex S. at Goodwood, but the Class of 2019 landed a telling counterpunch as Gestut Park Wiedingen's homebred G1 Deutsches Derby hero Sammarco (Ger) (Camelot {GB}--Saloon Sold {Ger} {SP-Ger}, by Soldier Hollow {GB}) annexed the latest elite-level clash of the generations, doing so with aplomb, in Sunday's 10-furlong G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis - Bayerisches Zuchtrennen at Munich. Sammarco, who saluted in his Oct. 31 debut at Halle, suffered his...

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Time Test's Rocchigiani Battles To G3 Thoroughbred Triumph

Goodwood may not have attracted as big an international contingent as last month's Royal Ascot festival, but Thursday's G3 Bonhams Thoroughbred S. was very much a continental affair as Germany's G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas) second Rocchigiani (GB) (Time Test {GB}--Ronja, by El Corredor) showed his class to garner the 3-year-old one-mile test. Last term's G3 Zukunftsrennen victor, who ran fifth in the Royal meet's June 18 G3 Jersey S. last time, was positioned in second as Norway's Norsk 2000 Guineas hero Hotline Bling (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) established a...

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Camelot's Sammarco Prevails In Deutsches Derby Thriller

Hamburg's new starting stalls, wider than before, were the reason for a near 30-minute delay to Sunday's G1 IDEE 153rd Deutsches Derby and course technicians worked furiously on making necessary adjustments to the running rail so that they would fit the track. In the €650,000 contest itself, it was a matter of millimetres at the finish too as Gestut Park Wiedingen's G2 Union-Rennen victor Sammarco (Ire) (Camelot {GB) denied the Markus Klug-trained duo Schwarzer Peter (Ger) (Neatico {Ger}) and So Moonstruck (Ger) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) in a thrilling conclusion...

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Camelot's Sammarco Prevails in G2 Union-Rennen Thriller

Gestut Park Wiedingen's homebred 3-year-old colt Sammarco (Ire) (Camelot {GB}--Saloon Sold {Ger}, by Soldier Hollow {GB}) outpointed subsequent sales-race winner Alaska Tiger (Ire) (Maxios {GB}) by a neck when annexing his Oct. 30 debut over 7 1/2 furlongs at Halle in his lone juvenile start and came back this term to finish second behind subsequent G2 Prix Hocquart third Lavello (Ire) (Zarak {Fr}) in Munich's May 1 G3 Bavarian Classic last time. The April-foaled bay enjoyed considerable support as the 14-5 second favourite for Monday's G2 Sparkasse KolnBonn - 187th...

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Lizaid Registers A Stakes First For Zarak In Germany

Trainer Peter Schiergen had already scooped last month's G3 Zukunfstrennen, one of Germany's four juvenile pattern-race contests, with Rocchigiani (GB) (Time Test {GB}) and he doubled up with the once-raced maiden winner Lizaid (Ger) (Zarak {Fr}) in Sunday's G3 Die Winterkonigin - Preis des Derbysiegers Sisfahan at Baden-Baden to provide that filly's freshman sire (by Dubawi {Ire}) with a first black-type triumph. Lizaid's debut score came in the same one-mile Hannover maiden annexed by 2018 heroine Whispering Angel (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) and she remained undefeated to provide her trainer...

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Half-Brother To Torquator Tasso Graduates At Cologne

Holger Renz's €38,000 BBAG September graduate Tunnes (Ger) (Guiliani {Ire}), a half-brother to last week's G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), bettered a debut second at Cologne last month with a three-length score in Sunday's Alson-Rennen back at the Weidenpescher venue. 1st-Cologne, €5,100, Mdn, 10-10, 2yo, 9 1/4fT, 1:57.83, g/s. TUNNES (GER) (c, 2, Guiliani {Ire}--Tijuana {Ger}, by Toylsome {GB}), who ran second going one mile in his Sept. 26 debut at this venue last time, was swiftly into stride and led from flagfall....

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Time Test Gets His First Group Winner At Baden-Baden

Off the mark on debut at Mulheim July 11, Stall Domstadt's Rocchigiani (GB) provided The National Stud's first-season sire Time Test (GB) with a first group winner and second black-type winner overall in Wednesday's G3 Renate und Albrecht Woeste Zukunftsrennen at Baden-Baden. Buried in mid-pack early, the Peter Schiergen-trained 19-5 second favourite was delivered by Bauyrzhan Murzabayev to take over with two furlongs remaining and deny Arnis Master (Ger) (Tai Chi {Ger}) by 1 1/2 lengths. The dam Ronja (El Corredor), who was successful in the Listed Dusseldorfer Henkel-Stutenpreis, also...

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Gleneagles Filly Powers to German 1000 Guineas Triumph

Gestut Brummerhof's Novemba (Ger) (Gleneagles {Ire}) may have appeared to set an unsustainable pace when scooting off in front under Sybille Vogt in Sunday's G2 Wempe 101st German 1000 Guineas at Dusseldorf, but she was not for catching and powered further clear of toiling rivals to secure an impressive 7 1/2-length triumph. Vogt's enterprising tactics also yielded a first Classic success for a female rider. Novemba took two goes to shed maiden status, which she did at Hannover in August, and ran seventh in Baden-Baden's Sept. 12 G3 Zukunftsrennen before...

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