Pastorius supplies his first winner at stud
Son of Soldier Hollow stands at Gestut Fahrhof at a fee of €6,500
Pastorius, the Classic-winning son of Soldier Hollow, became the latest first-season sire to record his first winner on Friday as Lord Leoso won a 6½f maiden at Cologne.
Sent off the 69-10 favourite, the Andreas Wohler-trained Lord Leoso led home a one-two-three for newcomers, with the Invincible Spirit colt Ancient Spirit in second and the Kamsin filly Unikat in third.
Trained by Mario Hofer, Pastorius showed plenty of promise at two winning a mile Group 3, before scoring twice at the highest level at three with victories in the Deutsches Derby at Hamburg and the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis at Munich.
His Classic campaign saw him crowned champion three-year-old colt in Germany in 2012 and he followed up with a win in the Prix Ganay at Longchamp at four.
Lord Leoso hails from the family of blue hen Walzerkoenigin, the dam of Wiener Walzer - who, like Pastorius, won the Deutsches Derby - and the Group 2-winning pair Walzertakt and Port Douglas.
The sire of 30 foals of racing age, Pastorius has stood the past four seasons at Gestut Fahrhof at a fee of €6,500.