Tiger Hill, a two-time German champion and prominent stallion, was euthanized Sept. 27 after fracturing a leg in his paddock at Gestut Fahrhof in Germany. The son of Danehill out of the Appiani II mare The Filly was 17.
Bred in Ireland and raced by Baron Georg von Ullmann of Gestut Schlenderhan, Tiger Hill carved out a record of 10-3-1 from 17 starts with earnings of $1,186, 639. He won six group stakes including three group I events and the classic Mehl-Muelhens Rennen (Ger-II, Two Thousand Guineas). He was twice a German champion at 11 to 14 furlongs.
In France, Tiger Hill ran second in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) and third in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I). Tiger Hill contested the Japan Cup (Jpn-I), finishing 10th in his final start.
Tiger Hill began his stallion career at Gestut Schlenderhan and later stood for Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation in England, Ireland, and Australia before returning to Germany. He has sired 47 stakes winners including eight champions. His runners include Iota, winner of the Preis der Diana (Ger-I, German Oaks), and Cheetah, an English-bred who won the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park and placed in two other graded stakes.
Tiger Hill's stakes winners as a broodmare sire include Salomina, winner of this year's German Oaks.
Tiger Hill's death came shortly after the demise of Gestut Schlenderhan's major stallion Monsun.