Gestüt Fährhof

A showcase for thoroughbreds

In the beginning there were 70 hectares of land and a passion for horses. Fährhof´ s founder Walther J. Jacobs started off breeding warm-bloods but soon recognised that his stud was ideal for breeding the faster and nobler animal – the thoroughbred. As a result of his shrewd purchases of bloodstock, both in Germany and abroad, Fährhof quickly established itself in the ranks of leading owners and breeders and soon the black and yellow colours were a familiar scene on German racecourses. Tristan was the first homebred winner in 1965 and in 1977 came the first Fährhof winner of the Deutsches Derby, Surumu, later to establish himself as an outstanding sire. The resident stallions are now Black Sam Bellamy, Lomitas, SABIANGO and Königstiger and from 2008 Lateral, champion two-year-old and champion miler, is also standing as a stallion in the wonderful surroundings at Sottrum.

Gestüt Fährhof

Yearlings at Gestüt Fährhof

Their most succesful
horses in Europe:

Acatenango (2x G. P. von Baden, Grand Prix de Saint Cloud, Derby) • Lagunas (Derby) • Lomitas (G.P. von Baden) • Surumu (Derby) • Paita (Criterium de Saint-Cloud) • Sumitas (German 2000 Guineas, Champion 2yo) • Silvano (Arlington Million, Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup) • Sabiango (Deutschland-Preis, Charles Whittingham Memorial) • Quijano (G.P. von Baden) • Osorio (Italian Derby)

Großer Fährhof 5, 27367 Sottrum   •  +49 4264 8356-0 [-8356-12 Fax]   •   •   •  Owner: Stiftung Gestüt Fährhof   •  Stud Manager: Herbert Kahrs   •  Haberloh: Stefan Ullrich   •  Training Centre: Simon Stokes   •  350 acres, 225 boxes   •  Stallions: Black Sam Bellamy, Königstiger, Lomitas, Lateral,   •  Sabiango