German-Blooded Thoroughbred Stallions With Sire Potential for 2010

The Blood-Horse MarketWatch recently published an updated "Prospective Stallions of 2010" list for its subscribers. The 12-page report identifies intact horses whose racing careers merit consideration for service in the breeding shed.

  • While reviewing the listings, my eye was drawn to the name of a grade II winner -- or, actually, to his pedigree line.  You see, I'm becoming more and more a fan of the German stallion Monsun (GER) and there he was as sire of Lauro (GER) (pedigree). Lauro has an intriguing inbreeding pattern:  his fourth dam is a full sister to the sire of Surumu (GER) (another great German sire, appearing here as Monsun's damsire to complete the inbreeding).  What a family this is:  Lauro's own dam is half-sister to Deutsches Derby (Ger-I) winners Lando (GER) and Laroche, and his granddam is half to three French group I winners (and big group Is at that: the Prix du Jockey Club, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe).  The inbreeding doesn't end with the full siblings; Lauro is also a 3 x 4 cross to Dschingis Khan (GER), who is both his great-grandsire and third damsire. The larger pedigree shows significant linebreeding to 1917 stallion Herold (GER); the son of Dark Ronald (GB) and tail-male ancestor of Surumu is also represented in Monsun's lineage and appears a dozen times in Lauro's pedigree.

Reportedly slated to stand in France in 2010. he dark bay 6-year-old Lauro has raced 14 times with four wins and earnings of $409,988. He took second in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) earlier this year in addition to a 2008 win in the Sky Classic Stakes (gr. IIT) at Woodbine, and has stakes wins or placings in France, Germany, Canada, and the U.S. 

  • Surumu is broodmare sire of Lauro's sire Monsun -- and also of Raffie's Majesty (SRO). Well, Raffie's Majesty (who we've discussed before) is represented by a couple of potential sire sons this year -- not too shabby for a regional stallion with a fairly small annual book of mares.
    • Dr. V's Magic (pedigree) is out of a Summer Squall mare and was a nice runner on the New York circuit.  He won the New York Stallion Spectacular Bid Stakes and the Empire Classic Handicap as a 3-year-old of 2007, and also placed in the grade III Discovery Handicap that year.  Dr. V's Magic was back in black (type) this August at Finger Lakes, and shows four wins and 10 times in the money from 16 lifetime starts for $327,892 in earnings.
    • The humorously-named Stud Muffin (pedigreeis out of a Seattle Dancer mare. The light grey 5-year-old is also a New York franchise runner -- not surprising given Raffie's Majesty's decade-long representation within the Empire State -- and has run an impressive 30 times with six wins and 16 total money efforts for $436,632 winnings. Stud Muffin captured the Noble Nashua Stakes and Empire Classic Handicap last year along with a group III placing in the Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III).
  • If you haven't yet picked up on the common thread of modern German bloodlines, I'll hammer it in again with the next potential sire. Surumu -- yes, Surumu, who we've seen so frequently in the role of damsire -- is grandsire of Musketier (GER) (pedigree).  Musketier is our first earner of more than a half-million dollars (a figure he beats by a scant $6,430), and is yet another turf stakes horse. Specifically, the son of the Surumu stallion Acatenango (GER) annexed the Prix de Conde (Fr-III) in France and the Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) in Canada, in addition to a second-place effort in the Man o'War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. Out of a mare from a French branch of Lyphard's sire line, Musketier has a 5 x 6 cross to Relance (FR), dam of Surum's damsire Reliance II (FR).
  • Surumu is back in the role of damsire for our next entry. Here, he checks in as broodmare sire of Lomitas, the grandsire of Proudinsky (GER) (pedigree), whose international pedigree has a strong smattering of German lines throughout. From the Lomitas (GB) line of Nijinsky and out of a Shirley Heights (GB)-line stallion, the bay Proudinsky is a 6-year-old with 20 starts and earnings exceeding $1.1 million -- more than half of which was bankrolled in back-to-back Mervin Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) wins.
  • And finally, Flashmans Papers (GB) (pedigree) hails from an historic German family -- but is free of Surumu! Flashmans Papers was a listed winner in the States and in England; those wins and a graded placing were on the grass, but he showed some versatility by placing in a dirt stakes in September this year. By the Danehill son Exceed and Excel (AUS) -- a stallion inbred 3 x 3 x 3 to half-siblings Northern Dancer and Spring Adieu -- Flashmans Papers is out of a mare by Lion Cavern. Lion Cavern was a Mr. Prospector son of Secrettame, who's better known as the dam of Gone West and half-sister to Tentam and Known Fact.

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Daylami

Are they going to retire Proudinsky this year?

  • Scot's reply:  Proudinsky was scratched from a Belmont grade III a few weeks ago in what would have been a comeback from several months off.  It seems unlikely that he'll actually go to stud in 2010 if he's in good racing form -- with the stallion market as it is, the better choice for a horse such as this is probably to keep him at the track.
13 Nov 2009 3:50 AM
Kathryn

Do you have any information on the 1930s race mare Nereide, who won the Deutsches Derby? What are her foal's impact on racing/breeding, as well as her own?

  • Scot's reply:  Here are a few basics... perhaps a reader who's studied German breeding history can supply more information.  Nereide (GER) was born in 1933 and was by Laland (GER), the fifth generation of the Trachenberg (GER) sire line developed in Germany; the larger line was Highflyer (GB)'s son Sir Peter (GB) through Buccaneer (GB). Nereide's dam was the 1924 mare Nella da Gubbio (ITY) (by Grand Parade (GB) from the Orme (GB) line). Her dam, the family 4-r mare Nera Di Bicci, was a Tesio mare. Nereide had three registered foals:  Nuvolari (GER) and Nordlicht were stakes-winning Oleander (GER) sons who became sires.  Daughter Nerepha (by Pharis II (FR)), had a stakes-winning gelding and another son that did not serve at stud.
13 Nov 2009 6:57 PM
Pedigree Shelly

      A  group winning son of Monsun would be well supported by breeders here in the  States  that are looking for a refreshing outcross !

13 Nov 2009 7:01 PM
Kaydee815

SO glad you featured the German stallions.   I would love for us to take advantage of some of those German bloodlines, esp. some of the Konighssthul line.  

14 Nov 2009 9:10 PM
Jim P

Thanks for the research and info on this stallion and on Monsun. I'm all for anything that helps put soundness combined with class back in the breed. Great work!!!

15 Nov 2009 12:49 PM
C Bea

German mares are a great source of soundness and stamina. I don't see a German stallion making it just yet here in the State unless Adena Springs takes a chance on something different like they did with El Prado.

The German lines in many ways are superior to our in that they don't allow stallions racing on medication to stand at stud. This helps purge many bad qualities out of their stock.

Nice speedy domestic stallion on top of some good old fashioned, sound German stock. Classic winners galore!!

16 Nov 2009 10:47 AM
cgc

Here you will find more information about KONIGSSTUHL & SURUMU  –

two of the greatets stallions and the most succssful cross in Germany!

www.cgc-bloodstock.com/.../all_pride__syndicate.HTM

MONSUN  (Konigsstuhl)

The most successful representative of the best German bloodlines at stud

ACATENANGO & PLATINI  

Surumu’s best son’s at stud

All Pride  by Platini (Surumu) ex Dam 2nd. Allegretta,

Dam too of King’s Best & Urban Sea, Dam of Galileo, Sea the Stars

Dam-sire Plugged Nickle (Key To The Mint by Graustark by Ribot

Plugged Nickle ex Broodmare of the Year Toll Booth 3-l (Buckpasser) Family of A.P.Indy  

ALL PRIDE Half Sister ALWAYS AWESOME Makes $1 Mill At Fasig-Tipton Keeneland 11-Oct-2009

ALWAYS AWESOME (USA) 2000 f by Awesome Again ex Anzille (Plugged Nickle) ex Allegretta  

ALLEGRETTA - THE DAM WITH WORLD FAME

URBAN SEA - WINNER G1 PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE

SEA THE STARS - WINNER G1 PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE 2009

GALILEO - THE NEW SUPERSTAR STALLION

The top sire under the age of 18 in the world right now!

  • Scot's reply:  All Pride (pedigree) is by a son of Surumu out of a daughter of Allegretta.  Interestingly, Surumu is a Birkhahn/Tantieme cross and Allegretta is from the Tantieme line with Birkhahn as a second damsire.  All Pride is half-brother to Always Awesome, who I used as an example in a previous blog post about Fasig-Tipton's online catalog page updates.
19 Nov 2009 6:04 PM
Charles Owen

I did not see the original article and would be amazed if Flashmans Papers was ever mentioned as a potential sire. Am I correct in thinking this was the implication? I own a half sister in foal to his sire so would be happy!!  

  • Scot's reply:  Flashman's Papers did indeed meet the qualifications for "potential sire" in that study.  I see he's already raced (and won) in 2010, and I'd agree it's unlikely that he'll actually make it to a breeding shed this year -- but who knows!  Best of luck with your Exceed And Excel (AUS) foal.
14 Jan 2010 12:40 PM
KRR

SO GLAD N THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR THE GREAT INFO ON GERMAN STALLIONS,IT WILL BE OF GREAT HELP IF ANY ONE CAN GIVE ME GERMAN STALLION PROSPECT DETAILS AS I AM LOOKING TO BUY A GERMAN LINE STALLION.

24 May 2010 10:41 AM

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