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Silvano to stand at Fährhof in 2009

DUAL Grade 1 winner Silvano is to return to his original stud base, Gestüt Fährhof in North Germany, next year, having stood at Maine Chance Farm in South Africa since 2005.

Maine Chance Farm is owned by Andreas Jacobs, who also oversees the running of Fährhof, which was founded by his grandfather Walther Jacobs.

Among the winners conceived during Silvano's first spell in Germany are dual Group 2 winner and Coronation Stakes runner-up Mi Emma, and US Grade 2 winner Proudinsky.

A son of Fährhof stalwart Lomitas, Silvano was trained by Andreas Wöhler to win seven races, including the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup and the Arlington Million at the age of five.

Fährhof has reshuffled its stallion roster, with Galileo's brother Black Sam Bellamy leased to Shade Oak Stud in the UK and Lomitas limited to covering a few Fährhof-owned mares.




Galileo £10,647,143
Dark Angel £3,008,962
Dubawi £2,934,398
Kodiac £2,222,880
Acclamation £2,085,631
Frankel £1,958,689
Nathaniel £1,879,961
Sea The Stars £1,873,321
Iffraaj £1,752,685
Invincible Spirit £1,692,997