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German stallion Martillo sires first winner

FIRST-SEASON sire Martillo, a resident of west German stud Gestüt Zoppenbroich, was represented by his first winner today when his daughter Ma Dauphine scored on her debut in the 1m1f maiden that opened the card at St Malo in France.

Ma Dauphine is owned and bred by Philippe Faucampre, Nathalie Moruzzi and Virgilio Da Ponte.

The Yann Barberot-trained filly is the second foal out of the winning 10-year-old mare Notre Dauphine, a daughter of Dauphin De Bourg.

A son ofrecently-deceased leading French sire Anabaa, Martillo was Listed-placed at two, won the German counterpart of the 2,000 Guineas and finished third to Zafeen in the St James's Palace Stakes at three, and went on to add four Group 2 victories over 1m to his record at four and five.

Initially retired to the Haras des Chartreux in Normandy in 2006, Martillo was transferred to Zoppenbroich in the autumn of 2007. He has stood the past two seasons at a fee of €4,000 and his first crop of German-bred foals arrived this spring.





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