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Schiaparelli retires to Overbury Stud

07/07/10 - Monsun’s five-time G1-winning son to stand along side Kayf Tara

Schiaparelli, the German Derby winner who took a total of five Group 1 races including a hat-trick of top level wins as a four-year-old, has been retired to Overbury Stud in Gloucestershire, home of Britain’s leading National Hunt stallion Kayf Tara, as well as Bertolini, Proclamation and Sagamix.

A full-brother to leading young sire and fellow German Derby winner Samum, Schiaparelli won 12 of his 21 starts with nine of these wins at 12 furlongs or less. Trained as a young horse by Peter Schiergen, he won the G1 German Derby, the G1 Deutschland-Preis, the G1 Preis von Europa and the G1 Gran Premio del Jockey-Club before being bought by Godolphin at the end of his four-year-old season. He went on to win the G2 Goodwood Cup on his only start at two miles, the G2 Prix Kergorlay and a second victory in the G1 Gran Premio del Jockey-Club.

Schiaparelli is the second son of Monsun to retire to Britain after Shirocco. Monsun, sire of 2007 world champion Manduro, has already sired a leading stallion: Schiaparelli’s full brother Samum, who stands for €25,000 and has himself already sired a German Derby winner. The brothers are out of the Old Vic mare Sacarina, dam of a third G1 winner, the German Oaks winner Salve Regina.

Simon Sweeting, manager of Overbury Stud, said, “Schiaparelli was an extremely talented and durable racehorse who went on any ground. Fully effective at 12 furlongs at the highest level he stayed further and is everything one could wish for in an outstanding stallion prospect.

"His sire is a remarkable influence, his brother is a leading sire and his dam is by the top jumps stallion Old Vic. Added to which he is a fine looking, athletic horse. I am thrilled to be standing him and am extremely grateful to Sheikh Mohammed for his continued support for National Hunt breeding in Britain.”

Schiaparelli’s fee will be set at a later date.

For more information, contact Simon Sweeting on 07796174926 or simon@ovstud.co.uk.