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Shirocco (GER)

Shirocco (GER)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
C. Soumillon
Trainer: 
A. Fabre
Owner: 
Baron Georg Von Ullmann
Breeder: 
Baron Georg Von Ullmann

It has been said that every horse’s best distance can be measured with a yardstick. It took plenty of yardsticks to measure Shirocco’s – it was 1 1/2 miles. In an era when few horses ran that distance, this German homebred of Baron Georg von Ullmann won six times at 1 1/2 miles in 10 lifetime attempts. Trained in 2005 in France by Andre Fabre, Shirocco made only two starts prior to the Breeders’ Cup. His second was a strong 4th place finish in the prestigious Group 1 Prix de l’ Arc de Triomphe. 
Jockey Christophe Soumillon aboard Shirocco (GER) did not chase the “Rabbit” in the race – Shake the Bank who was sent out to help the chances of stablemate Better Talk Now. He reeled in the pacesetter and held off a challenge from champion English Channel at the quarter pole to pull away by 1 3/4 lengths.

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  • 2005 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2005 John Deere Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Shirocco (GER)
Monsun (GER)
Konigsstuhl (GER)
Dschingis Khan
Konigskronung
Mosella
Surumu (GER)
Monasia (GER)
So Sedulous
The Minstrel
Northern Dancer
Fleur
Sedulous (IRE)
Tap On Wood (IRE)
Pendulina

Career Highlights

May 15, 2004
Wins his second career start in Germany at 1 3/8 miles on the turf rated good.
July 4, 2004
Wins Group1 BMW Deutsches Derby at 1 1/2 miles on a soft turf course.
October 29, 2005
Wins Breeders’ Cup Turf.
2004
2005
2006
May 15, 2004
Wins his second career start in Germany at 1 3/8 miles on the turf rated good.

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