German Raider Wins Arc

Tara Madgwick - Sunday October 3

The Group I Longchamp Arc de Triomphe (2400m) produced an upset result overnight with German bred and trained four year-old  Taquorto Tasso proving too good for the Aga Khan’s quality mare Tarnawa

The Marcel Weiss trained four year-old son of Adlerflug scored a three-quarter length win over the Shamardal mare with the well favoured Godolphin colts Hurricane Lane and Adayar in third and fourth place.

A two time Group I winner in Germany and second in the German Derby last year, Taquorto Tasso has the overall record of five wins and four placings from 11 starts.
 


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His owner Gestut Auenquelle bought Torquator Tasso for just €24,000 at BBAG in October 2018 and the colt is the best of three winners from Tijuana, whose grand-dam Turbaine is a half-sister to none other than Arc winner and blue hen Urban Sea, the dam of Galileo and Sea the Stars.



Torquator Tasso is one of five Group I winners and 20 stakes-winners by Adlerflug, a German Derby winning son of In the Wings that died earlier this year at age 17.

 

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