Leading German sire Monsun dies at 22

by | 09.12.2012 | 5:01pm

Monsun, the leading sire in Germany and one of the top sires in Europe was euthanized Sept. 11 after suffering from a severe neurological disease. He was 22.

The son of Konigsstuhl, who also suffered from blindness during his later years, had stood his entire career at Gestut Schlenderhan near Cologne.

Trained by Heinz Jentzsch for Baron Georg von Ullmann, Monsun lost to the superb Lando in the Deutsches Derby (Ger-I), but went on to win three German Group 1 races over 12 furlongs.

Monsun has been an incredibly influential stallion in Europe, and had sired 108 stakes winners at the time of his death. Fourteen of those winners were at the group/grade 1 level, including Shirocco, Stacelita, and Manduro.

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