A leading two-year-old who became a classic star at three and a Group 1 winner in France at four, Gestut Fahrhof stallion Pastorius is a son of leading sire Soldier Hollow (by In The Wings) and so represents the broad Sadler's Wells (by Northern Dancer) line.
He is a full-brother to last year's German juvenile champion Parthenius, and his dam, Princess Li (by Monsun), is a winning grand-daughter of Group 2 ARAG Preis (German 1000 Guineas) heroine Princess Nana (by Bellypha).
That classic scorer is the grandam of the Group 1-placed sprint stakes winner Sunny King (by Desert Sun) and she is a half-sister to Assia (by Royal Academy), the stakes-placed dam of classic-placed Group 2 scorer and German champion Arcadio (by Monsun).
The various other stakes winners in the first four generations of the family include Alys (by Blakeney), the Group 2-placed stakes-winning fourth dam of Pastorius.
He should be capable of getting some two-year-old winners, but it is likely that his best results will come when his progeny start racing beyond a mile and he could do very well in his native land.
PASTORIUS (GER) – b.2009 – Soldier Hollow – Princess Li, 6 wins inc Deutsches Derby (Gr1), Grosser Dallmayr Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (Gr1), Prix Ganay (Gr1), Preis der Einheit (Gr3), German Racing Herzog von Ratibor Rennen (Gr3), 2nd Winterfavorit-Trial (L), 3rd Grosser Preis von Baden (Gr1). Sire in Germany. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
bf - Adelma (by Sternkonig) Goffs Dec withdrawn
bf – Aosta Valley (by Hurricane Run) Tattersalls IRE Sept withdrawn
bc – Burning Heart (by Lomitas) Baden-Baden Sept €14,000
bf - Casanga (by Rainbow Quest) Baden-Baden Sept €80,000
bc – Cresta (by Blue Canari) Baden-Baden Sept €11,000
bc - La Candela (by Alzao) Baden-Baden Oct €11,000
bc - Lomitas Dream (by Lomitas) Baden-Baden Oct not sold
bc – Monastrella (by Sinndar) Baden-Baden Sept €12,000
bf - Neckara (by Shirocco) Arqana Oct €43,000
bc – Noble Lady (by Sholokhov) Baden-Baden Sept €52,000
bc - Princesse Aga (by Acatenango) Baden-Baden Oct €12,000
bc – Sing Hallelujah (by Big Shuffle) Baden-Baden Sept €55,000
bc – Staying Alive (by Royal Dragon) Baden-Baden Sept €30,000
bf - Suquia (by Mount Nelson) Baden-Baden Oct €10,000
bc – Zarah Top (by Big Shuffle) Baden-Baden Sept €20,000
Sires of Stallions