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DamSo Sedulous
DamsireThe Minstrel
Foaled10 April 2001
BreederBaron Georg von Ullmann
OwnerBaron Georg von Ullmann
TrainerAndreas Schütz
André Fabre (age 4-5)
Record13: 7-1-3
Major wins
Deutsches Derby (2004)
Gran Premio del Jockey Club (2004)
Breeders' Cup Turf (2005)
Coronation Cup (2006)
Prix Foy (2006)
Jockey Club Stakes (2006)
German Horse of the Year (2005)
Last updated on 20 February 2007

Shirocco (foaled 10 April 2001) is a German Thoroughbred racehorse. He was trained in his native Germany by Andreas Schütz up to the end of his three year old season before moving to French trainer André Fabre to race as a four and five year old.[1]


Shirocco was sired by Monsun, a German racehorse and leading sire.[2] His dam was The Minstrel mare So Sedulous who won two races when trained in England by Geoff Wragg. She was also the dam of Subiaco (winner of the Group 2 Gerling-Preis) and stakes winners Satchmo, Storm Trooper and September Storm.[3][4]

Racing career[edit]

Shirocco is best known for winning the Breeders' Cup Turf in 2005. He also won the 2004 Deutsches Derby.[2] Overall, he won 6 major group races in 5 countries.


In 2005 Shirocco was named German Horse of the Year.

Stud record[edit]

In October 2006 he was purchased by Darley Stud and retired to Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England.[1] In seven seasons on the Darley stallion roster he sired Brown Panther (winner of the Group 1 Irish St. Leger), Windstoss[5] (winner of the Group 1 Deutsches Derby) and Group 2 winners Arrigo, Grand Vent and Wild Coco.[6] Before the start of the 2014 breeding season he was sold to Glenview Stud in Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland to stand as a National Hunt stallion.[7] In 2016 his daughter Annie Power won the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.


Pedigree of Shirocco (GER), bay horse, 10th April 2001[8]
Monsun (GER) 1990
Königsstuhl (GER) 1976 Dschingis Khan (GER) 1961 Tamerlane (GB) 1952
Donna Diana (GER) 1956
Konigskronung (GER) 1965 Tiepoletto (FR) 1956
Kronung (GER) 1957
Mosella (GER) 1985 Surumu (GER) 1974 Literat (GER) 1965
Surama (GER) 1970
Monasia (GER) 1979 Authi (IRE) 1970
Monacensia (GER) 1969
So Sedulous (USA) 1991
The Minstrel (CAN) 1974 Northern Dancer (CAN) 1961 Nearctic (CAN) 1954
Natalma (USA) 1957
Fleur (CAN) 1964 Victoria Park (CAN) 1957
Flaming Page (CAN) 1959
Sedulous (IRE) 1986 Tap On Wood (IRE) 1976 Sallust (GB) 1969
Cat O'Mountaine (GB) 1967
Pendulina (IRE) 1978 Prince Tenderfoot (USA) 1967
Rosemarin (GB) 1966


  1. ^ a b "Shirocco to Enter Stud at Dalham Hall in England". 23 October 2006. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  2. ^ a b Morris, Tony (8 July 2004). "Shirocco another success story for Classic blend". The Racing Post. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  3. ^ "So Sedulous, dam of Shirocco, is put down". Racing Post. 21 February 2008. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  4. ^ "September Storm - Stallion Profile". Racing Post. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  5. ^ "Windstoss emulates his sire to land a first top-level success". Racing Post. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  6. ^ "Shirocco Progency". Racing Post. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  7. ^ "Shirocco on the move to Glenview Stud". Racing Post. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Shirocco Pedigree". Retrieved 2017-07-04.