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Kalla pays homage to late Schlenderhan owner

THE three-year-old filly Kalla paid a fitting tribute to her late owner-breeder Karin Baroness von Ullmann by winning the Listed Prix Melisande over 1m2f by three lengths at Fontainebleau today.

The Baroness, who owned the leading German stud Gestüt Schlenderhan and whose colours had been carried to Group 1 victory on numerous occasions, died aged 87 in Cologne on Monday.

Kalla's pedigree fuses together two judicious Schlenderhan purchases. Her sire Monsun was bought as a yearling by the Baroness's son Georg Baron von Ullmann at Baden-Baden and, after racking up three Group 1 wins in Germany, was retired to stand at Schlenderhan, where hehas carved out a successful career as sire of the likes of Manduro and Shirocco.

 

Her dam, Kittiwake, is a Listed-placed half-sister to Pentire by the recently-deceased Rathbarry Stud stallion Barathea. She raced in the Gestüt Schlenderhan silks after being bought as a yearling for 300,000gns at Tattersalls.

Kittiwake has produced five winners at stud, including three black-type performers. The most notable of those is Konigstiger, winner of the Gran Criterium at two, fourth in the German Derby at three, and represented by his first crop of two-year-olds this season.

 

 

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