BBAG = Baden-Baden Sales Company. A release on its website — a lengthy advert for its September yearling sale — makes for fascinating reading. In the back of my mind I knew there was German blood in the families of the 1-2 finishers of the Epsom Derby, Sea the Stars and Fame and Glory, but this release documents it with brief histories of their families, as well as the family of unbeaten French-bred filly Stacelita— whose sire and dam are both German-breds. Stacelita is, of course, a heavy favorite to win the Prix de Diane — the French Oaks equivalent. Click here to read the release from the BBAG website.