Multi-millionaire and dual Group 1 star Protectionist begins his stallion career at Gestut Rottgen in Germany. He was a Group 2-winning stayer in his native land before winning the Group 1 Melbourne Cup over two miles at Flemington.
An extended stay in Australia did not work out for him so he returned to Europe in 2016 and added two more pattern wins to his tally, notably his two and a half length defeat of Nightflower in the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Berlin over 12 furlongs at Hoppegarten in August.
Protectionist is a son of the great German stallion Monsun (by Konigsstuhl) and so is by the sire of the successful sires Manduro, Samum and Shirocco, each of whom have sired several Group/Grade 1 winners on the flat.
His dam is out of the listed scorer Parisienne (by Distant Relative) and what is most striking about her is that she is by the runaway Arc hero Peintre Celebre (by Nureyev) and from the female line that produced that star.
Their common ancestor is the stakes winner Plencia (by Le Haar) whose brilliant daughter Pawneese (by Carvin II) was a half-sister to Group 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes scorer Petroleuse (by Habitat). The latter is the grandam of Peintre Celebre, while the King George, Oaks and Prix de Diane (French Oaks) heroine Pawneese is the fourth dam of Protectionist.
He was pattern placed from just two starts as a juvenile and is standing in a country that has little two-year-old racing, so it is likely that it will be 2021 before we start to see the best of Protectionist's first crop emerge, when they are three-year-olds tackling middle-distances.
PROTECTIONIST (GER) – b.2010 – Monsun – Patineuse, 8 wins inc Melbourne Cup (Gr1), Grosser Preis von Berlin (Gr1), Prix Kergorlay (Gr2), Hansa Preis (Gr2-twice), Derby Trial (L), 2nd Grosser Preis der Badischen Unternehmer Rennen (Gr2), Grosser Preis Herzog von Ratibor Rennen (Gr3), Preis von Dahlwitz (L), 3rd Derby-Trial (L). Sire in Germany. First foals in 2018.
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