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Shirocco (GER)

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.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
2005 John Deere Turf

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 01, 2006Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien BarriereLONGCHAMP17
September 10, 2006Prix Foy Gray d'Albion BarriereLONGCHAMP21
June 02, 2006Vodafone Coronation CupEPSOM11
May 07, 2006Stanjamesuk.com Jockey Club S.NEWMARKET21
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 29, 2005John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfBELMONT PARK11
October 02, 2005Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien BarriereLONGCHAMP14
September 11, 2005Prix Foy Gray d'Albion BarriereLONGCHAMP23
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 17, 2004Gran Premio del Jockey Club ItalianoMILAN11
September 05, 2004Volkswagen Grosser Preis von BadenBADEN BADEN13
July 04, 2004BMW 135 Deutsches DerbyHAMBURG11
June 13, 2004169 Oppenheim-Union-RennenKOLN23
May 15, 20041 RWE Aqua Derby-TrialMULHEIM 1
March 27, 2004Preis Dolce Vita des Eiscafe' Venezia im SchwanenMarktKREFELD 2