October 24th 2010

Monsun´s son Dawn Twister now in the top rank

Dawn Twister, by Monsun, wins the last important staying race of the German season. The 3yo, bought by the IVA at the BBAG yearling sale on behalf of Baron Georg von Ullmann, runs out an easy winner of the Badener Steher Cup, a listed race over 1 3/4 miles at Baden-Baden, and thus joins the ranks of Germany top stayers.

October 10th 2010

Alianthus confirms his status as Germany´s top miler

Alianthus, trained by Jens Hirschberger for Baron Georg von Ullmann, confirms his status as the top miler in Germany with an easy win at Düsseldorf. The 5yo, bought by IVA as a yearling, makes all the running to take the Grosser Preis der Landeshauptstadt (Group Two).

September 26th 2010

first pattern race victory for Alianthus

Baron Georg von Ullmann´s Alianthus (by Hernando) wins his first pattern race – a Group Two at that. The 5yo, bought by the IVA at the BBAG yearling sales, wins the Grosse Europa-Meile over a mile at Cologne.

July 8th 2010

Low Key wins valuable sales race at Hanover

Low Key continues on the winning trail. The 3yo colt, bought by German International Bloodstock (IVA) for Baron Georg von Ullmann at the BBAG yearling sales, ran out an easy winner of the Grosser Preis der Eilert Bauuntenehmung, a BBAG sales race over ten furlongs at Hanover.

July 4th 2010

Low Key shows further improvement

IVA purchase Low Key (by Pentire), a 3yo trained by Jens Hirschberger for Baron Georg von Ullmann, showed further improvement by winning the AirBerlin Business Points-Rennen, a strongly contested handicap, at Düsseldorf.

June 13th 2010

BBAG yearling purchase Lindentree runner-up in Union-Rennen

Lindentree, a 3yo colt by Dai Jin trained by Waldemar Hickst for Stall Grafenberg, was an excellent runner-up in the Oppenheim-Union-Rennen (Group Two), traditionally the most important trial for the German Derby. He was bought by German International Bloodstock (IVA) at the BBAG yearling sales at Baden-Baden.


IVA purchase Quillajo wins for new owner in France

IVA- purchase Quillajo (2006, Tiger Hill – Quelle Amie) won for his new owner Marcello Randelli and trainer Yves de Nicolay on her French debut in the Prix Plantaganet over 2100 metres in Angers.
The filly, bred by Gestüt Park Wiedingen, was previously trained by Waldemar Hickst, for whom she won a 3yo maiden at Munich, following which she ran fourth in the Grosser Preis der Jungheinrich Gabelstapler Group Three) in Hamburg.
She is a daughter of listed-placed Quelle Amie, who was bought by IVA (German International Bloodstock) as a yearling and was sold by IVA to France in November 2009.


IVA- purchase Uriah now a successful broodmare: son King Dancer wins in Hong Kong

The Acatenango filly Uriah was sold by the IVA to GaryTanaka in 2002 after winning three racesand running third in the 118. Deutsches St. Leger. She went on to win a listed race in Frankfurt and then the Group Two Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct,New York.Now she has also proved herself at the top level as a broodmare: her son King Dancer (by Danehill Dancer) won the Mercedes Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial (Group Two) over 1800 metres at Sha Tin.
see also: successful dams of group winners (Groups One and Two).


2009 - a successful year for the IVA

From the point of view of the IVA - Internationale Vollblutagentur (Geman International Bloodstock)- 2009 was another successful year, particularly so in respect of our broodmare purchases. Pride of place goes to the outstanding Getaway, whose dam Guernica was an IVA - purchase. Getaway was officially rated the best horse in Germany with an international rating of 122 following his Group One successes in the Deutschland-Preis and Grosser Mercedes Benz-Preis. IVA- purchase Walzerkoenigin was another to produce a Group One winner:her son Wiener Walzer won the Deutsches Derby (Group One), Rheinland-Pokal (Group One) and Oppenheim-Union-Rennen (Group Two) and with a rating of 120 was Germany´s champion three-year-old.
Two broodmares bought for Gestüt Höny-Hof also produced group race winners in 2009. Miss Hony was dam of Miss Europa, whose victories included the Group Two Diana Trial, while Salve Regina was dam of Salve Germania, who was given a rating of 109 and won the Group Two Baliston Spa Handicap in the USA.
In another case, Flamingo Fantasy, who won the Hansa-Preis (Group Two) and was runner-up to Getaway in the Deutschland-Preis(Group One), the IVA was not responsible for the dam but bought the second dam Fabula Dancer at the Keeneland Sales (USA).


New DRV president an IVA client

Albrecht Woeste, who has been confirmed as the new president of the Direktorium für Vollblutzucht und Rennen (Germany´s overall racing authority) has been a client of Rüdiger Alles for some time. Woeste, in partnership with some friends, has had horses in training for several years under the stable name Stall Grafenberg. The two-year-old Lindentree (by Dai Jin), bought by the IVA at Baden-Baden´s BBAG yearling sale in 2008 for 55,000 euros, will be running in their colours this year. The colt was bred by Gestüt Zoppenbroich and is a brother to Lindner, who has since been sold to Sheikh Mohammed; he will be trained by Waldemar Hickst in Cologne, as was Lindner.


IVA pays 480,000 euros for Monsun colt at Baden-Baden

Top price at the BBAG yearling sale at Baden-Baden this week was the 480,000 euros paid by the IVA, acting on behalf of Georg Baron von Ullmann, for lot no. 67, a Monsun colt out of Dawn Side, bred by Gestüt Fährhof. The colt is a half-brother to six black type performers, including group winners Diamante and Divisa. This is the second-highest yearling price in the history of the BBAG, the record being held by North Star, who was sold to Baron Ullmann the previous year.


Newsletter premiere

Just in time for Baden-Baden´s yearling sales, Rüdiger Alles presents his latest innovation, a regular newsletter with stories, statistics and news reports concerned with racing and his bloodstock agency IVA. For obvious reasons the story of IVA purchase Manduro, the best horse in the world last year, is one of the main features. In addition there is a lengthy look behind the scenes at leading stud Gestüt Zoppenbroich. Rüdiger Alles has personally inspected all the top yearlings there, as well as at other leading German studs.
The newsletter is produced by the Dequia Media agency of Frauke Delius. You can read the full contents here:

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Rüdiger Alles buys Monsun colt at Deauville

Rüdiger Alles is always keen on buying the offspring of Germany´s top thoroughbred stallion Monsun, and so it was that the Mettmann bloodstock agent paid 280,000 euros for a Monsun colt at the recent Arqana yearling sales at Deauville. He bought the colt out of the mare Fairy Queen, bred by Newsells Park Stud, on behalf of Georg Baron von Ullmann.
The young colt, whose dam won two Group Two races, the Prix de Royallieu and Royal Ascot´s Ribblesdale Stakes, has been named Fierce Storm and will go into training with Jens Hirschberger at Bergheim.


New sales record for IVA

A new German yearling sales record was established this week at Baden-Baden. Lot no.173 was expected to be one of the top lots at the BBAG sale, and the atmosphere when the colt bred by Gestüt Brümmerhof entered the ring was electric. There were bids from all over and they soon shot up to stratospheric levels; it was quickly clear that the yearling would fetch a record price.
The bidding ended in a duel between Russian investors and the IVA of Rüdiger Alles. When auctioneer Daniel Delius finally brought down the hammer, it was for a new German record of 710,000 euros. The colt, named North Star, was knocked down to Rüdiger Alles, bidding on behalf of Georg Baron von Ullmann.