09/29/2014 2:10PM

Sea The Moon to Lanwades Stud in England


German Derby winner Sea The Moon will make his stallion debut in the 2015 breeding season, standing at Lanwades Stud in Newmarket, England.

The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of sire Sea The Stars was campaigned as a homebred for German-based Gestut Gorlsdorf and trained by Markus Klug. Racing Post reports that the colt will be partially syndicated, with Gestut Gorlsdorf retaining an interest.

Sea The Moon finished his career winning four out of five starts for lifetime earnings of $710,167, highlighted by wins in the German Group 1 German Derby and Group 2 Oppenheim-Union-Rennen. His lone defeat was a runner-up finish in the Group 1 Preis Von Baden.

"We have spent the last two weeks considering the best options for Sea The Moon and have been approached by many leading European stud farms,” Gestut Gorlsdorf’s Heike Bischoff-Lafrentz told Racing Post. “[Farm owner Kirsten] Rausing and her team at Lanwades Stud have been absolutely fantastic to deal with and it's really been a very simple decision in the end.

"Lanwades is a terrific stud farm, and the combination of Miss Rausing's and Gestut Gorlsdorf's mares, shareholders' mares and broodmares from the market place will ensure that Sea The Moon has the best possible start at stud which, as the colt's breeders, was always our priority."

Sea The Moon is out of the unraced Monsun mare Sanwa, who is also the dam of German stakes-placed Sansiwa. He is from the family of German Derby winners Schiaparelli and Samum, German Oaks winner Salve Regina, and Grade 2 winner Salve Germania.

"He is a beautiful colt and so closely resembles the magnificent Sea The Stars who has made such an extraordinary impact at stud this year,” Rausing said. “As he is out of a Monsun sister to Samum, he represents a fantastic outcross option for many European breeders."