Walner brother sold in million-dollar European deal

Tetrick Wania, a 2-year-old colt, has been sold by his breeder Riina Rekilä to Germany’s biggest owner, Karin Walter-Mommert, in a deal, according to the Norwegian trade press Trav og Galopp Nytt, amounts to around $3.4 million.

Tetrick Wania is sired by Muscle Hill and out of Random Destiny, who also is the dam of Walner.

In 2020 Tetrick Wania was offered for sale at the Lexington Selected Sale, but Rekilä took him home for $85,000, which she does not regret today.

Tetrick Wania is Europe’s fastest 2-year-old as he recently won in 1:57.1f at Jägersro with breeder, owner, and trainer Rekilä in the bike.

Tetrick Wania is Swedish registered, though Rekilä is Finnish, and now Tetrick Wania is owned by German Karin Walter-Mommert. Tetrick Wania will continue to be in training and care by Rekilä, who also will drive him in the upcoming Svenskt Uppföddningslopp on Saturday at Jägersro, a race, with a purse for the winner of $85,000, where Tetrick Wania will go to post as the heavy favorite.

Karin Walter-Mommert is married to Ulrich Mommert and together they have the biggest racing stable in Germany.

Ulrich Mommert is also the owner of the biggest trotting track in Germany, the Mariendorf track in Berlin, home to the Deutsches Traberderby and the German Breeders Crown.

Another Muscle Hill son, Global Trustworthy, made headlines Sunday by winning the Group 1-race Palio de Comuni at the Montegiorgio track in Italy.

The Palio race was first raced in 1989 and 24 townships around Montegiorgio take part in the race, which is contested with three eliminations and a final.

Each township is sponsoring a trotter and it is a big honor to win the final.

Global Trustworthy, with trainer/driver Alessandro Gocciadoro, represented Comune di Gualdo Tadino and won in a photo finish in 1:54.1h, beating Akela Pal Ferm with Antonio di Nardo by a nose.

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