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Schiaparelli: one of three Classic winners produced by Sacarina

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Brilliant German producer Sacarina dies

SACARINA, one of the most successful German broodmares of all time, was put down at her owners' stud, Gestüt Karlshof near Frankfurt, on Friday. The daughter of Old Vic was 19.

From 12 foals, Sacarina has been represented by nine runners and a third of those won Classics.

Samum, her first offspring, won the Deutsches Derby and Grosser Preis von Baden.

Samum stands at Karlshof and was champion German sire in 2008, when his son Kamsin won the Deutsches Derby, Rheinland-Pokal and Grosser Preis von Baden, and his daughter Baila Me landed thePreis von Europa. He also sired this year's Group 1 winner Durban Thunder.

Sacarina's third foal, Salve Regina, by Monsun and so a sister to Samum, won the Preis der Diana and was second in the Deutsches Derby.

Salve Regina is the dam of Salve Germania, a Peintre Celebre filly who won the Grade 2 Ballston Spa Handicap at Saratoga.

Sacarina's seventh foal, Schiaparelli, is also by Monsun:  he won the Deutsches Derby and a trio of Group 1s at four, before being sold to Godolphin, for whom he won the Goodwood Cup and Group 1 Gran Premio del Jockey Club.

Schiaparelli now stands as a jumps sire at Overbury Stud in Gloucestershire.

Sacarina is also dam of Seventh Sky, a son of King's Best who won a Listed Derby Trial at Hanover last year, and Sasuela, a winning daughter of Dashing Blade who produced Listed winner Seismos.

Sacarina has often proven a sales ring success, with Sortita, a filly by Monsun, selling to Shadwellfor €750,000 at the Arqana August Yearling Sale in 2006.

Sacarina was retained by Gestüt Karlshof for 800,000gns when offered at the 2008 Tattersalls December Sale.

She was among the first book ofmares covered by exceptional world champion Sea The Stars last year but was barren to him.

A Karlshof spokesperson told the German press: "She was always a diva and suffered only a few other mare as friends.

"When she had to travel for covers, she was so homesick that she ate poorly and so always returned home in a bad state.

"In recent days, Sacarina's phsyical condition was getting worse, so we decided to take her to an animal clinic. Terminal cancer was diagnosed, after which the mare had to be euthanised. "

Sacarina was bred by Bassam Freiha out of the winner Brave Lass, a daughter of Ridan and German 1,000 Guineas winner Bravour.





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