Pearls or Passion


MONSUN, 1990 – 2012, Konigsstuhl – Mosella (Surumu),stood from 1996 to 2012 at Gestut Schlenderhan, Germany.

From 1996 to 2000 Monsun was cheap domestic stallion covering at £4.000 or less.

In first five crops Monsun produced the colts/stallions; Samum, Network, Speedmaster and Shirocco, and then stakes winning colts like Le Miracle, Foreman, Noriot, Subiaco, Simoun and Storm Trooper.

From these crops there were 94 fillies including top performers like; Sommernacht, Tres Ravi, Well Minded, Astilbe, Guadalupe, Salve Regina, Aubonne Lysuna, Royal Fantasy, Amarette, Give Me Five, La Ina, Noble Stella, Vallera and Kitcat. Overall 10% of these fillies were stakes/Group winners.

22 of these fillies are already stakes producers,(22%) and they include the dams of the Group 1 winners Night Magic, Colour Vision, Pastorius and Lucky Speed, and the Group 2 winners Tres Blue, Sommerabend and Salve Germania. Of the stakes winning Monsun fillies born in these years 66% are already stakes producers.

From 2001 to 2005 Monsun was expensive domestic stallion covering at between £15.000 – £30.000.

From these five crops he produced the colts; Manduro, Gentlewave, Schiaparelli, Axxos, Dominante, Persian Storm, Iolith, Aizavoski etc

From these crops there were 112 fillies including top performers; Anna Monda, Kalla, Mimetico, Umirage, Bolivia, Floriot, Royal Highness, Sorrent, Ana Mona, Beiramar, Karravel, La Boum, Quelle Amore, Soudaine, Miss Europa, Brisk Breeze and Stacelita.

Many of these fillies are already the dams of stakes horses including Group 1 winner Sortilege, Group 2 winner Don Bosco etc etc.

From 2006 to 2012 Monsun was an expensive international stallion covering at more than £100.000.

The best colts to come from these years, so far, include; Maxios, Fiorente, Novellist, Attempo, King of Arnor, Masterstroke, Excess Knowledge, Ocovango, Penglai Pavillion, Protectionist, Pinzolo, Scotland etc etc.

From these seven crops, which include two year olds, yearlings and foals of 2013, he produced a total of 133 fillies the best perfomers so far include, Pearls or Passion, Silasol, Estimate, Pirika, Imagery, Yellow And Green, Kaliana, Waldlerche, February Sun, Selkis, Rumh, Not For Sale, Monblue, Royal Mary, Indian Breeze, Ambria, Last Born etc etc.

Of the 282 Monsun fillies aged four years or older there have been to date 44 stakes/Group winners 16%.



In total the progeny of Monsun’s daughters have already won or placed in 153 different black type races. The fillies from his early years have produced several of the best international performers to come out of Germany recently including the Derby winners Lucky Speed and Pastorius, French Group 2 winner Tres Blue and the champion filly Night Magic. The best racemares from this period have been particularly successful broodmares and include multiple Group producers Tres Ravi, Sommernacht and Lysuna. Princess Li, the winner of a claimer in Milan,  and Night Woman, Listed placed,  have aready produced champions Pastorius and Night Magic from the Sadler’s Wells line stallions Soldier Hollow and Sholokhov.

Of the 44 stakes winning daughters of Monsun, 4 are dead, 8 belong to Schlenderhan, 2 to Darley, 10 to Japanese breeders, leaving only 20 who are ever likely to go to auction in Europe, and then several of these belonging to The Queen, the Wertheimers brothers, Sheikh Abdullah al Thani etc are most unlikely to do so.

Monsun’s best chance of leaving a male line dynasty may now lie in Japan with Novellist, but his daughters look set to conquer international racing after being a dominant influence in Germany in recent years. Stakes winning Monsun mares are rare, particularly well suited to Sadler’s Wells line stallions, and are clearly passing on their father’s extraordinary dominance.