Those who delve back into 2021 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, Torquator Tasso’s pedigree will find an important piece of Arc-winning form, as his third dam is a half-sister to none other than Urban Sea, winner of the race in 1993 and dam of Galileo and Sea The Stars.
Torquator Tasso was already among his sire Adlerflug’s five Group 1 winners prior to his career-best effort on Sunday, having won last year’s Grosser Preis von Berlin and the Grosser Preis von Baden last month.
Given Torquator Tasso’s owners already stand Soldier Hollow, German champion sire in 2016, 2018 and 2019, it seems entirely likely that the Arc winner will get the opportunity to do his bit to help maintain Adlerflug’s influence.
The son of In The Wings, who died unexpectedly at the age of 17 after covering a mare at his home Gestut Schlenderhan in early April, is represented by other stallion sons including Gestut Ammerland’s Iquitos and Gestut Erftmuhle resident Ito.
In Swoop, who came within a neck of supplying Adlerflug with an Arc winner in last year’s race, has also found a place at stud, but will be covering jumps mares under the Coolmore National Hunt banner in 2022. – Racing Post.