Protectionist (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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Making Waves: Good Things Come In Threes

   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week's column is highlighted by the victory of Behind Enemy Lines (GB) (Sioux Nation) in the Cutler Bay S. at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Sioux Nation Colt Makes The Cut At Gulfstream Rockingham Ranch, Talla Racing, LLC and David Bernsen's Behind Enemy Lines (GB) (Sioux Nation) ran like a 1-9 favourite should to give his Coolmore sire his fifth stakes winner and first Stateside in the Cutler Bay S. at Gulfstream...

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Group 2 Winner Amazing Grace Joins The Arqana December Breeding Stock Sale

Group 2 winner Amazing Grace (Ger) (Protectionist {Ger--Amabelle {Ger}, by Danehill Dancer {Ire}), twice placed at the highest level in her native land, will be offered during Arqana's December Breeding Stock Sale, from Dec. 3-6. Slated to enter the ring on Dec. 3, the G2 T. von Zastrow Stutenpreis heroine also took last year's G2 Diana Trial for breeder Dr. Christoph Berglar and trainer Waldemar Hickst. Her final race was a solid third in the G1 Preis von Europa and her record stands at 15-4-4-5 with earnings of $229,353. Currently...

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Protectionist Colt Powers To Rising Stardom In Germany

Gestut Rottgen's homebred 2-year-old colt Aspirant (Ger) (Protectionist {Ger}--Aussicht {Ger}, by Haafhd {GB}), who holds an engagement in Krefeld's Nov. 13 G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen, went postward as the 16-5 second choice for Sunday's one-mile Preis der Holschbach Immobilien Gruppe at Dusseldorf and returned home with a 'TDN Rising Star' after disposing of his rivals in impressive fashion. Aspirant was professional from the gate and broke well to gain a narrow advantage going into the first turn. Comfortable on the lead throughout this debut, he was nudged along at the...

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