Ben Walden Jr., president of Hurricane Hall, announced that New York grade II winner Teuflesberg (Johannesburg—St. Michele, by Devil’s Bag) arrived Feb. 1 at the Lexington farm in good health for the 2008 breeding season. His fee is $10,000 stands and nurses.
Teuflesberg was injured during the running of the Oct. 6 Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland. Dr. Larry Bramlage performed successful surgery Oct. 11 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.
"Teuflesberg has healed perfectly and is now back to where he can be treated like a normal horse,” Bramlage said about the 4-year-old colt.
Teuflesberg won the Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park, the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, and the Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds, and retired with earnings of $621,981. In a blanket finish in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, he finished a neck behind the winner in fourth.
“I’ve never been as excited in my life about a first year horse as I am about Teuflesberg,” said Walden. “He’s a special horse, and we’ve already begun contacting the hundreds of breeders that have eagerly awaited his arrival.”
Bred in Kentucky by Richard Giacopelli, Teuflesberg raced for his trainer, Jamie Sanders, in partnership with Donnie Kelly, Gary S. Logsdon and Jeff Singer.