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BREED: Thoroughbred xx
Born: 2006
Colour: dark brown
Height: 169 cms.

Licensed for: Trakehner, Hanover, Oldenburg, Rhineland, Westphalia, Southern German Breeding Associations

The son of his damsire Acatenango, ( Ituango) sired Michael Jung's FischerRocana!


How often does a top racehorse finish his career on the track and then get licensed by SIX Sport Horse Studbooks? Take a bow Lucarelli!


The search that seemed like looking for a “black cat in a coal cellar” finally concluded, when Gladys & Eamon McArdle sourced the shining Lucarelli in Germany. For Ireland’s breeders Lucarelli is a “special” TB stallion, his credentials are of epic potential. His qualities could not be better!


'A highly interesting thoroughbred with a large frame, legs, shoulder and croup, with big eyes and much expression” was the comment of Lars Gehrmann, the Head of Breeding at the Trakehner Breeding Association. He further praised the poised walk and the worldly-wise manner of the dark brown horse. He is praised for his rideability. Unusually for a sport stallion, Lucarelli was hugely successful as a racehorse before being used as a sport horse stallion.


Bred by the German Stud, Ittlinger Lucarelli competed in 27 races, won 7 of them and placed in 5. He was especially good as a stayer over long distances. He won the Silver Ribbon of the Rhineland, a listed race over 3000m and placed in Group races. He finished his racing career in 2014. Soon after Lucarelli then appealed to the jury and public at various German Studbook Licencings.

“A highly interesting Thoroughbred with a lot of frame leg and neck, large shoulder and croup formation as well as a big eye and a lot of expression, also the sovereign step and the serene appearance of the dark brown,” commented the breeding director of the Trakehner Verband Lars Gehrmann.

“The commission was very surprised with Lucarelli’s rideability and qualities displayed after just having switched careers”.

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Lucarelli's father, elegant and correct High Chaparral xx won six Group 1 races between the age of two and four; among others the Breeders Cup Turf, Group 1 in the USA and as a three year old the British and the Irish Derbies, Group 1.


High Chaparra’s dam is Darshaan-mare Kasora, from one of the best mare families of the Aga Khan. This cross proved to be extremely successful, providing more than 50 stakes horses. High Chaparral himself is father of 36 Group race winners, 12 of them at Group 1 level.

Sadler's Wells, Lucarelli's grandfather, is compact and full of type. He is the son of Northern Dancer and a three times Group 1 winner himself. Sadler's Wells is a full brother of Tate Gallery and of champion stallion Fairy King. Sadler's Wells is a proven father of champions - he provided 20 European classical champions heading more than 70 Group 1 winners. With his sons Galileo, Monjeu and High Chaparral at the top, he is a leading stallion provider.

Also as a Sport horse stallion provider - through Sadler's Hall he is grandfather of former Holstein Breeding Association stallion Water Dance (Andreas Ostholt) and through Black Sam Bellamy (Fährhof) of Warendorf state stud stallion Saphir.


Lucarelli's mother Lavorna stems from one of the most successful German mare families. Her grandmother Laurea provided the Derby Champions Lando and Laroche. Lando was a champion racehorse with seven international Group 1 victories, among others the Japan Cup, and was the father of ten Group 1 Champions.

A current representative of the mare family is Trakehner mare Lady You TSF by Houston, born in 2004. With rider Friederike Tophoff-Kaup, she won the individual gold medal and the team gold medal at the European Championships Rural Riders. After further placings in CIC*** tests, she was sold to Australia.

Lucarelli's damsire Acatenango stems from the best German stallion line (Surumu – Literat – Birhan). He was champion racehorse and champion stallion himself. Twelve thoroughbred sons of Acatenango are licensed for warmblood breeding.

The still active son Ituango attracted attention with his daughter fischerRocana FST, who won the team gold medal and the individual silver medal with rider Michael Jung at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy in 2014.


Lucarelli comes from an exceptional family of racehorses. The mother Lavorna represents one of the most successful German mare families. Her grandmother Lauzea brought the Derby winners Lando and Laroche. Lando appears in the lines of the renowned dressage sire Belissima M. Another offspring of the line is the mare Lady You TSF of Houston, Team and Individual Gold Medallist European Championship of the rural Eventing riders 2013, under Friederick Tophoff-Kaup.

Lucarellie’s dam’s sire Acatenango, a race champion and champion sire. No less that 12 TB. Sons of Acatenango have been Approved for Warmblood Breeding. They include Ituango, the sire of Fischer Rocana FST, (Michael Jung), Team Gold and Individual Silver medal 2014, World Equestrian Games, Normandy and the 3 time Rolex CCI4* Kentucky winner.

Lucarelli’s sire High Chaparral, was the 3 time German Racehorse of the Year. He is the sire of Nicky Henderson’s stable star Altior, the treble Cheltenham Festival winner. High Chaparral’s lines relate to Holstein Breeding Association stallion Water Dance and Warendorf State Stud stallion Saphir.

Lucarelli’s first foals in Germany are tall, athletic models with good gaits and a lot of power. They are bold characters who love to gallop! His oldest progeny are 3 years of age in 2019 in Germany.

Eventually a Thoroughbred stallion that we have been looking for, for years! Lucarelli – A joy to the eyes, with an amazing mentality, super gaits and outstanding rideability.

We are grateful to Mr. Wahler, Klostehof Medinger, for agreeing the deal of Lucarelli.

“Either of these TB. Stallions, Primary or Lucarelli, are the types to breed young event horses”: Brian Lusk, Eventing Ireland and Young Event Horse.


Lucarelli's grand damsire Shirley Heights, bred by the Queen, was an outstanding racehorse and distinguished himself as an excellent father of race and sport breeding mares.



In his seven year long racing career, Lucarelli xx, competed in 27 races, won seven of them and placed in five. He was especially successful as long distance racehorse. In 2013, he won the Silberne Band des Rheinlandes in Cologne, a Listed race of 3,000 meters and he was able to place in long distance Group races.. At the Thoroughbred Showcase in 2012, his then two-year-old half-sister Look of Love by Shirocco was Champion mare.


Lucarelli ended his active racing career sound in the summer of 2014 and began his second career as a sport horse stallion.

Lucarelli's first young stock are tall, athletic models, with very good gaits and a lot of power. They are bold characters who love to GALLOP!

A four month old filly by Lucarelli xx in the United States this summer....

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