What’s in a Name: Tilsit

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Not far from the Baltic Sea, Tilsit was a contested town of many names, in different languages: it was Tilsit in German, Tilže in Lithuanian, Tylza in Polish, and now Sovetsk in Russian, since 1945. Napoleon signed two treaties in Tilsit in 1807, at the apex of his power: first with the Russian Czar Alexander I (on a raft in the river Neman) and then with the Prussians two days later. A first foal out of very promising mare Multilingual, 3-year-old colt Tilsit, who won at Newcastle by 19 lengths last Saturday, carries a name that is inspired and inspiring.
1st-Newcastle, £5,400, Novice, 6-27, 3-5yo, 8f 5y (AWT), 1:38.03, st. TILSIT (c, 3, First Defence–Multilingual {GB}, by Dansili {GB}) Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $5,858. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Inc (KY); T-Charlie Hills.

An Italian native, Andrea Branchini now lives in Lexington, Ky. where he works in the equine transport industry.

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