The German-bred Dynaformer colt Wiener Walzer (translation = Viennese waltz) gave the storied Gestut Schlenderhan its 18th Deutsches Derby winner (Group 1 German Derby) today at Hamburg. Click here to see the chart of the race. Wiener Walzer covered the 2400 meters in 2:29.56 and won by a length and a quarter from German-bred Sordino. The colt’s win comes a month after Schlenderhan owner Karin Baroness von Ullmann’s death in early June at age 87. Schlenderhan last won the Derby in 2007 with Adlerflug, a son of In the Wings.
Click here to read more about Wiener Walzer and Gestut Schlenderhan.
Note that Georg Baron von Ullmann, Karin’s son and a successful breeder in his own name, won a Listed Race the day before at Hamburg with another German-bred Dynaformer. This one, the 4-year-old Dynaformer filly Guantana, is out of the owner’s Group 1 winner Guadalupe, a daughter of Schlenderhan’s leading sire Monsun.
Monsun has sired three German Derby winners, including Georg Baron von Ullmann’s Shirocco, who won in 2004, but the outstanding stallion has not yet sired a winner of the race for Schlenderhan. Click here to read more about Monsun.
Also today, Dynaformer’s 3-year-old daughter Gozzip Girl won the 10-furlong Grade 1 American Oaks on Hollywood’s turf course. Like Wiener Walzer, Gozzip Girl also is from a Kingmambo mare.