Baron Georg von Ullmann's French champion Manduro will retire to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley at the end of his racing career. Manduro will remain owned by Ullmann until his retirement from racing and will continue to be trained by Andre Fabre.
Manduro, a 5-year-old son of German leading sire Monsun, has compiled an impressive record this season, winning all four of his starts, including the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Fr-I), Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I), and Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I).
John Ferguson, Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock adviser, said, "We are delighted to add Manduro to our roster, which already includes Monsun's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Shirocco. Manduro has proven this season that he is one of the best turf horses in the world, winning group I races from a mile to one mile two furlongs in his past three starts this season."
Baron von Ullmann said, "We are happy to continue our association with Darley after the excellent opportunities given to Tiger Hill and Shirocco and expect Manduro to be a great success at stud."
Bred in Germany by Rolf Brunner, Manduro was a French champion last year. He has won or placed in 16 of 17 races and earned $1,887,727. He is out of stakes-placed, multiple stakes producer Mandellicht (by Be My Guest).