Haras du Thenney’s Amarillo was a triple pattern winner from six to seven furlongs – crowned champion older sprinter in Germany in 2014 – and notched up his easiest success when taking a mile listed contest by seven lengths on soft ground at Dusseldorf.
His string of pattern placings feature second to Amaron in the Group 1 Premio Vittorio di Capua, also over a mile, and although racing in a country not noted for its juvenile programme, he was a pattern placed winner at two, the blacktype performance also coming over a mile.
He is an early stallion son for Holy Roman Emperor (by Danehill), a stallion whose dozen top-level winners include 2018 classic scorers Romanised and Well Timed, and he is out of Alte Kunst (by Royal Academy) who earned her blacktype when third in a mile listed contest.
This makes him a half-brother to Art Antique (by Darshaan), who was pattern-placed over 10 furlongs, and a slightly closer relation to mile Group 3 scorer Aslana (by Rock Of Gibraltar), and a grandson of the dual German champion Alte Zeit (by Surumu).
She won both the Group 2 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) and Group 2 Schwarzgold-Rennen (German 1000 Guineas), and she was runner-up to Luigi in the Group 1 Deutsches Derby.
With all of this on his page, Amarillo looks a likely candidate to produce some capable autumn and winter juveniles, and to get his best winners in the broad six to 12-furlong range at three and upwards. There are 18 registered members of his first crop.
AMARILLO (IRE) - b.2009 - Holy Roman Emperor - Alte Kunst, 6 wins inc John of Gaunt Stakes (Gr3), Flieger Preis (Gr3), Silberne Peitsche (Gr3), Bayerischer Fliegerpreis (L), Preis der Dreijahrigen (L), 2nd Premio Vittorio di Capua (Gr1), Challenge Stakes (Gr2), Mehl-Mulhens Rennen (Gr2), Prix de la Porte Maillot (Gr3), Greosser Preis der CGH Versicherungen (Gr3), Preis der Winterfavoriten (Gr3), Sparkasse Holstein Cup Flieger Preis (Gr3), Herbst Preis (L), 3rd Meilen Trophy (Gr2), Oppenheim-Rennnen (L). Sire in France. First foals in 2017.
Bf - Allez Hongkong (by Sakhee) Arqana November not sold
Bf - Belle Et Royale (by Astronomer Royal) Osarus September not sold
Bc - Final Whistle (by Rossini) Osarus September €8,000
Brf - La Beaute (by Ali-Royal) BBAG October €2,500
Bf - Olonella (by Selkirk) Arqana October €8,000
Bf - Roxanna (by Myboycharlie) Arqana February €4,000
Bf - Roxanna (by Myboycharlie) BBAG October €7,500
Bc - Royale Requete (by Urgent Request) BBAG October €1,500
Bc - Saving Grace (by Manduro) Baden-Baden August not sold
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