News 10.06.2019
LACCARIO triumphs in G2 Union-Rennen! (10.06.2019)
The exclamation marks in the title were truly a necessity this time! The manner in which LACCARIO rolled down the final stretch in the most relevant trial to the German Derby today was not only immensely impressive but also very emotional. Racing commentator Marvin Schridde's voice seemed to burst and spectators were on their feet in today's €70,000 Union-Rennen, a group 2 challenge for the derby crop run over 2200 m and traditionally the most important one on the way to the highlight of the year.

LACCARIO enjoyed a perfect race and beautiful trip given to him by Eduardo Pedroza, who settled the colt in third position along the inner rails where he breezed along contently and without disturbances. As the field reached the final stretch, the horses seemed to form a wall going head-to-head; only while the jockeys began their work, Pedroza was still sitting quietly. But once he opened his hands with two furlongs to go, LACCARIO ignited his turbo and drew clear with such might that he easily put nearly three lengths between himself and rest with only a few jumps. Two and a half lengths at the post don't say that Pedroza already had his hands down, but they allow us to anticipate the IDEE 150. German Derby on July 8 at Hamburg with the SCALO-son going in as the likely favorite.
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