Gestut Fahrhof's young stallion Campanologist, a multiple European group I winner, has died at the age of 10 after suffering a bout of colic upon his return to Germany from Argentina.
Campanologist, whose first foals are yearlings this year, closed his racing career in 2012 with a 11-6-5 career line from 36 starts for Godolphin.
A Kentucky-bred son of Kingmambo, Campanologist won four group I races, including three in Germany: the 2011 Preis von Europa and the 2010 Grosser Preis von Lotto Hamburg-Deutschland-Preis-Grosser Hansa Preis and Reinhland-Pokal, as well as the group I Gran Premio del Jockey Club in Italy. He also won group races in England and the United Arab Emirates, including the 2008 King Edward VII Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot and posted runner-up finishes in the 2011 Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I) and International Bosphorus Cup (Tur-II).
Campanologist's dam is the Sadler's Wells mare Ring of Music, an unraced daughter of 1980 Canadian Horse of the Year and U.S. champion older mare Glorious Song. Ring of Music is a half sister to 1996 U.S. champion turf male and good sire Singspiel and graded stakes winner Rahy, who twice was among leading sires in the U.S.
Of Campanologist's first crop of yearlings offered at public auction this year, a colt offered by Newsells Park Stud and out of German stakes-placed Praia (Big Shuffle) brought the highest price when selling to Blandford Bloodstock for £140,000 ($225,175) during the Book 1 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.