Champion sire Monsun put down in Germany

Champion European stallion Monsun was put down on Tuesday.  He was aged 22 and had been going blind in his later years.

Monsun (Ger) was based at Gestüt Schlenderhan near Cologne.  He passed the 100 stakes winner milestone when Novellist won a Frankfurt Group 3 in May.

His Group 1 winners included Manduro (Prix d’Ispahan, Prince of Wales’s Stakes & Prix Jacques le Marois), Shirocco (German Derby, Coronation Cup and Breeders’ Cup Turf) and Stacelita (French Oaks, Beverly D. Stakes & Flower Bowl Invitational).

Sheikh Mohammed stands Manduro at Kildangan Stud in County Kildare.

Monsun (Konigsstuhl – Mosella by Surumu) was trained by Heinz Jentzsch for Baron Georg von Ullmann.  He won three Group 1 events and was runner-up to Lando in the 1993 German Derby in Hamburg.