The 28-year old renowned Trakehner breeding stallion Kostolany passed away on Monday 28 October 2013. The black stallion was euthanized today as he suffered from old age. Kostolany was bred by the Langels Family at Gestüt Hämelschenburg and was sired by Enrico Caruso out of Kapstadt (by Falke x Ibikus). His entire life he spent at the same home and was a true member of the family. His breeding career started in 1987 when he was proclaimed champion of the Trakehner Stallion Licensing. Kostolany stood out with his willingness to work and perform and his strong conformation. He was trained up to Grand Prix level but never competed at high profile competitions. He featured often in shows and became famous for his Phantom of the Opera demonstration with trainer Otto Langels. am here.
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