Baden Baden – Sales & Racing
The story of El Sur-Racing
It all started with a weekend planned for the Baden “Sales & Racing” festival in April 2019. Jochen, who has had a passion for galloping since “Rivals of the Racecourse” (TV series that ran on ZDF in the 1980s) as well as all other equestrian disciplines, just came from the day of the racing stables in Munich, where he had visited the stable of Michael Figge and wanted to bring Simone closer to this passion. The hotel, wellness package and VIP cards were booked and the project could begin.
After we had been thinking about a concept for our Sachsenburg (see Stud) for months, the idea of our own whole blood breeding crystallized more and more. Finally, the passion of polo could also be combined with the professional commercial goals of horse breeding. It is not unusual for gallopers to find a second profession in polo after the end of their career.
However, since the conversion of the Sachsenburg will still take some time, the idea was born with two yearlings, who are still to prove themselves in sport, to lay the basis for their own breeding program.
With some expert tips from the future trainer, Michael Figge and internet research (among others Turf-Times) the auction catalogue was rolled out in the evening, in the end the longlist was 35 yearlings mares. Jochen already traveled to Baden-Baden on Thursday to inspect all horses. We then discussed the shortlist again with Michael Figge.
It started on Friday and an exciting auction day awaited us. Anyone who has ever raised their hands at an auction and knows the adrenaline rush will be able to understand it, it was a glittering experience. Since the price level remained below what we expected, there were four horses. A lot has changed since then, the training list has grown and we have already restructured.
Our current training list:
El Sur Starlets
For the full family tree (PDF) please click on the family tree!
Current videos on the training work of our starlets
La Estrellita won her first group placement in the Baroness von Ullmann – Schwarzgoldrennen GB 3 on 08.05.2022 in Cologne despite not quite ideal race course.
On Sunday our Wonderful Starlet and our Queen of Starlets were at the start in Munich. Wonderful Starlet was about the "Prize of the MIG Funds", a compensation II race over 2000 m. Placed 5th, she was able to prevail in an exciting race and finished second. She only...
In an interview with Sportwelt, coach Figge reviews the year 2021. A sensational year not only because of, but also and in particular through our "La Estrellita", which crossed the finish line in second place in the "Ferdinand Leisten Memorial" and was able to receive...
On 01.02.22 a new phase of life began for our, now 4-year-old, Pop Starlet (Soldier Hollow x Pop Chart v. Dubawi), she changed from the racing team to the Fährhof and is to be covered there by Alson.
“Next year the construction work for our stud farm will start”
An insider talk between Michael Hähn (RACEBETSBLOG) and Jochen Stargardt from 29.12.2021.
The day before yesterday, the last starlet in the racing team has moved in with Michael Figge in Munich! After the yearling auction, our Ruler of the World mare went again together with her playmates to the spacious paddocks of the Fährhof studfarm. Since October, she...