Gestut Rottgen Hosts German Stallion Parade

As the countdown to the start of the covering season begins, a host of Germany's stallions will be on parade at Gestut Rottgen, in Cologne, on Saturday, January 27. The stud's own line-up of Windstoss (Ger), Millowitsch (Ger) and new recruit Iquitos (Ger) will be joined by visiting sires Best Solution (Ire) and Accon (Ger) from Gestut Lunzen, and Gestut Fahrhof's Alson (Ger). Also in attendance will be Japan (GB), who stands at Gestut Etzean, Destino (Ger) from Gestut Westerberg, Gestut Hof Ittlingen's homebred Neatico (Ger), and Rubaiyat (Ger), who...

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The Weekly Wrap: The Final Countdown?

Today's the day that trainers in Britain can make entries for the first race meeting to be staged in Britain since March 17. Never will there have been so much interest in a Class 6 handicap at Newcastle as there will be next Monday at 1pm when the gates ping back to deliver a long awaited resumption of activity. As we have seen in France and Germany with last-minute interventions and location changes, it is perhaps unwise to assume that racing will actually take place on Monday in Britain, but...

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Grewe Primed For German Restart

By Sean Cronin & Christa Riebel Henk Grewe, Germany's reigning champion trainer, was born in December 1982 and introduced to the joys of turfdom early in life. His parents owned racehorses and, having ridden his first winner at the age of 16, he was champion amateur rider in 2002. Serving an apprenticeship under leading conditioner Mario Hofer, his elevation to the professional ranks was rewarded with career highlights aboard Prince Flori (Ger) (Lando {Ger}) in the 2006 G3 Fruhjahrs Dreijahrigen-Preis, Caudillo (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}) in the 2009 Listed St Leger...

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German HOTY Rubaiyat Set To Stake Classic Claim

Among the European nations, it may well be Germany that gets racing back up and running first, and two men who will be extra pleased to see it resume are Dr Stefan Oschmann and his bloodstock advisor Holger Faust. Through his Darius Racing operation, Oschmann is the owner of the 2019 Horse of the Year in Germany, the unbeaten Rubaiyat (Fr) (Areion {Ger}), who is now favourite for the G2 Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas). The colt, who beat his elders to the title after his faultless juvenile campaign which saw...

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