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Pomellato to enter stud at Haras d'Etreham

POMELLATO, whose three-length victory in the 2007 Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte established him as one of the best German-trained juveniles of recent times, will enter stud at Haras d'Etreham in Normandy next year.

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

Peter Schiergen

Peter Schiergen: trained Pomellato

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch 

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

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

Pomellato is by Cork and Orrery Stakes winner Big Shuffle – one of the leading influences for speed in Germany and also sire of last year's Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte winner Smooth Operator– and out of the 10-year-old Polar Falcon mare Passata, making him a full-brother to this season's Listed-placed three-year-old filly Pom Pom Pom.

A fee for Pomellato has not yet been announced.

Another new recruit at Haras d'Etreham in 2010 will be last year's leading first-season sire by prize money, Elusive City, who has been transferred from the Irish National Stud.






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