Borgia (horse)

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Borgia
Borgia.jpg
Borgia with her 2006 foal, Bahama Bay.
Sire Acatenango (GER)
Grandsire Surumu (GER)
Dam Britannia
Damsire Tarim (GB)
Sex Mare
Foaled 1994
Country Germany
Colour Bay
Breeder Gestut Ammerland
Owner Gestut Ammerland
Trainer Bruno Schütz (Germany)
André Fabre (France)
Record 22: 6-7-1
Earnings $3,038,904
Major wins
Deutsches Derby
Grosser Preis von Baden (1997)
Hong Kong Vase (1999)
Awards
German Horse of the Year (1997)
Last updated on 1 April 2011

Borgia (4 April 1994 – 29 March 2012) was a well-bred, much travelled and performed German-bred Thoroughbred racemare that was trained in Germany and France. She won the Deutsches Derby, Grosser Preis von Baden and Hong Kong Vase.

Background[edit]

Borgia was by Acatenango and her dam Britannia was by Tarim (GB) making her a half-sister to Boreal who also won the Deutsches (German) Derby. Bred in Germany Borgia was sent to France and trained by André Fabre in 1998.[1]

In March 2012 she was put down because of a serious horse colic.[2]

Racing record[edit]

Borgia was one of the few fillies who could win the Deutsches Derby. In 1997, she also won the Grosser Preis von Baden. She finished third in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and second to Chief Bearheart in the Breeders' Cup Turf, a Group One (G1) weight for age race held in North America. At five-year she won the Hong Kong Vase which is one of the four Hong Kong International Races.

Stud record[edit]

After retiring from racing career in 2000 Borgia was in the broodmare band of the stud of her owner Stud Ammerland. Firstly Borgia was mated with the European top sire Sadler's Wells. Her four-year-old daughter, Bahama Bay by Dansili finished fourth in the listed race, the Prix de Royaumont. Borgia’s colt, Mutayaser by Shamardal sold for 230,000gns to Shadwell. In 2010 she was covered by Sea The Stars at Gilltown Stud in County Kildare.[3]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Borgia (GER), bay mare, 1994
Sire
Acatenango (GER)
Ch. 1982
Surumu (GER)
1974
Literat Birkhahn
Lis
Surama Reliance
Suncourt
Aggravate
1966
Aggressor Combat
Phaetonia
Raven Locks Mr.Jinks
Gentlemen's Relish
Dam
Britannia
Bay 1985
Tarim
1969
Tudor Melody Tudor Minstrel
Matelda
Tamerella Tamerlane
Ella Retford
Bonna
1978
Salvo Right Royal
Manera
Birgit Altrek
Borinage (Family: 14-b)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ungaro holds the torch". The Racing Post. 30 July 1998. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Star German filly Borgia dies of colic aged 18 Racing Post
  3. ^ Bloodstock World Staff. "Star German mare Borgia visits Sea The Stars". Racing Post. Retrieved 1 April 2011.