Son of High Chaparral enters stud in Germany
LAST year's leading German-trained two-year-old colt Tai Chi will begin his stallion career at Gestüt Ohlerweiherhof next year.
The Gestüt Hachtsee-owned and bred son of High Chaparral won his first two races in France before landing a BBAG auction race and then the Group 3 Preis des Winterfavoriten at Cologne last October.
Tai Chi signed off his juvenile season with a creditable third to Mandaean in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud.
This year he was a keeping-on sixth when favourite for the German 2,000 Guineas, the Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen.
After the death of his trainer Werner Baltromei he joined Andreas Wöhler but he did not run again.
Tai Chi is out of the Listed-placed Big Shuffle mare Taita.
Another new recruit to the German stallion ranks next year is 2010 Italian St Leger winner Burma Gold, who is retiring to his owner-breeder Gestüt Ammerland.
The son of Java Gold is out of a sister to Ammerland's fine racemare Borgia and is thus bred very similarly to Coronation Cup winner Boreal - a half-brother to Borgia by Java Gold.