Linngari to enter stud in Germany next year
DUAL Group 1 winner Linngari will enter stud in Germany next year. The six-year-old son of Indian Ridge will retire to Gestut Romerhof after contesting the Hong Kong Cup in December.
Bred by The Aga Khan, Linngari started his career in the UK with Sir Michael Stoute. He won twice at two and added another two victories at three, including the Listed William Hill Superior Mile.
Transferred to South African trainer Herman Brown at four, Linngari won the Al Rashidiya and the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort at Nad Al Sheba.
At five Linngari raced for French-based trainer Diego Lowther. His best runs came when finishing second to Caradak in the Prix de la Foret, and winning the Goldene Peitsche in Baden-Baden.
Back with Herman Brown in the spring of his five-year-old season, he won his second Al Fahidi Fort. For the rest of the year he was trained by Alain de Royer Dupre, for whom he won his first Group 1 — the Premio Vittorio di Capua at San Siro.
This year he raced in Dubai for Brown again, before returning to Stoute's Newmarket stables. This summer he won his second Group 1, the Grosser Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, and finished third to New Approach in the Champion Stakes.
In total, Linngari won 11 races over distances ranging from 6f to 1m2f.
Linngari will become the first son of Indian Ridge to stand in Germany when he arrives at Romerhof. His fee has been set at €6,000, with concessions available.
Michael Andree, owner of Gestut Romerhof, commented: "Linngari won over a wide range of distances for a number of different trainers — he was certainly a tough cookie.
"One of his owners, Rupert Plersch, was very keen to stand him in Germany so that he would have the best possible chance. He should attract plenty of good mares from Germany, France, Italy and beyond."