Founded in 1989, Gestüt Ammerland is located on beautiful Lake Starnberg at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. With its 500 hectares of rolling meadows, forestland, spacious stable facilities and riding arenas, the stud counts as one of Germany's most beautiful stud farms. Britannia (second - German Oaks 1988) and Luigi (winner - German Derby 1988) laid the foundation for Gestüt Ammerland's early success in thoroughbred racing. These successes were followed by many others including Borgia (winner - German Derby 1997, winner - Großer Preis von Baden 1997, winner - Hong Kong International Vase 1999, second - German Oaks 1997, second - Breeders' Cup Turf 1997, third - Prix de l'Arc de Triumphe 1997), Boreal (winner - German Derby 2001, winner - Coronation Cup 2002, third - Dubai Sheema Classic 2002),
Grey Lilas (winner - Prix du Moulin de Longchamp 2004, second - Prix de l'Opera 2004, second - Poule d'Essai des Pouliches 2004), World Champion Racehorse 2005 Hurricane Run (winner - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2005, winner - Irish Derby 2005, winner - King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2006, winner - Tattersalls Gold Cup 2006, second - Prix du Jockey Club 2005), Lope de Vega (winner - Prix du Jockey Club 2010, winner - Poule d'Essai des Poulains 2010), Golden Lilac (winner - Poule d'Essai des Pouliches 2011, winner - Prix de Diane 2011, winner - Prix d'Ispahan 2012), Baltic Baroness (winner - Prix Vermeille 2014) and Waldgeist (winner - Criterium de Saint-Cloud 2016, second - Prix du Jockey Club 2017, fourth - Irish Derby 2017).