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Pomellato sold to carry on stud career in Iran

FIRST-CROP foal sire Pomellato has been sold to continue his stud career in Iran.

The six-year-old son of Big Shuffle retired to the Haras d'Etreham in Normandy in 2010 and was moved to Gestüt Harzburg in his native Germany this year. He had covered mares there in recent weeks.

Pomellato's new owners are a syndicate headed by Dr M. Jokar and Imam M. Polami and, according to German newsletter Turf-Times, he already has 50 mares booked to him in Iran.

Peter Schiergen

Peter Schiergen: trained Pomellato

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch 

Pomellato's three-length victory in the 2007 Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte established him as one of the best German-trained juveniles of recent years.

Owned and bred by Gestüt Hof Ittlingen and trained by Peter Schiergen, he raced four times at two for three wins and a close fourth behind Scintillo in the Group 1 Gran Criterium at Milan.

His Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte victory came at the expense of Go and Go Round Tower Stakes scorer Norman Invader and subsequent dual King's Stand Stakes hero Equiano, and he also won the Maurice Lacroix Trophy at Baden Baden.

Injury ruled Pomellato out of a three-year-old campaign and, after failing to recover sufficiently to race at four, hisconnections took the decision to retire him.

Pomellato is out of the Polar Falcon mare Passata, making him a brother to Listed-placed filly Pom Pom Pom and half-brother to Listed-winning chaser Passato.

Pomellato'sdeparture leaves Harzburg with two stallions, Adlerflug and Kalatos.




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