days in Australia are numbered as a result of his sale to South Africa, but Coolmore
shuttler Oratorio (IRE) will serve out his current season here and for
breeders that are interested in his results a new Group I winner in Germany will
come as good news.
Four year-old mare Temida took out the Group I Rheinland Pokal at Munich on Sunday, scoring a two length win in the mile and a half contest.
Her trainer Miltcho Mintchev was saddling his first Group 1 winner and said, "We built her up step by step, as the big races are in the autumn. She will now run in the [Sept. 2] G1 Grosser Preis von Baden."
A Group III winner in Italy last year, Temida has the overall record of four wins and three placings from 10 starts and is the fourth Group I winner for Oratorio joining Manawanui, Banchee and Beethoven.
Interestingly from an Australian perspective, she is from a daughter of Red Ransom in Interim Payment, a half-sister to US Group I winner Midships.
Oratorio (pictured) stands his last Australian season at Coolmore at a fee of $11,000.