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YOSHIDA BUYS GERMAN CLASSIC WINNER

 

FEODORA Winning the G1 Preis der Diana Aug 8th, 2014. Courtesy M. Ruhl.

FEODORA Winning the G1 Preis der Diana Aug 8th, 2014. Courtesy M. Ruhl.

January 9th, 2015 as published on thoroughbreddailynews.com

A few days after the reported sale of dual Group 1 victor Ivanhowe (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) to Australia, another of Germany’s top racehorses is set to leave the country as 2014 G1 Preis der Diana heroine, Feodora (Ger) (Lord of England {Ger}) has been sold by owner-breeder Gestuet Etzean to Teruya Yoshida of Shadai Farm.  Mark Dassbach, grandson of Etzean’s founder Heinz Weill, told GaloppOnline.de, “She will have one more season in training and is leaving [Thursday] to join Andre Fabre, who will prepare her for her 4-year-old campaign.”

Feodora filled the runner-up spot on her first three starts, and initially failed to sparkle when stepped up to Classic level, running seventh in the G2 German 1000 Guineas and 10th in the G1 Prix de Diane in Chantilly.  However, she lost her maiden tag in outstanding fashion when posting an impressive 2 1/2-length victory in the G1 Preis der Diana, on what was her first start for Woehler. She was subsequently beaten less than a length by We Are (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) in the G1 Prix de l’Opera and wrapped up her 3-year-old season with a fourth to the aforementioned Ivanhowe in the G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern.

GaloppOnline.de reported that the seven-figure deal, whose precise amount remained undisclosed, had been brokered by Jonas Grasser, the man who was also responsible for the sale of Group 3-winning filly Ovambo Queen (Ger) (Kalatos {Ger}) to Yoshida back in 2012.  [Both FEODORA and OVAMBO QUEEN were jointly sold by Jonas Grasser and Eugenio Colombo of Colombo Bloodstock Agency.]

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