Kerrin McEvoy won a Group 1 in Germany for the fourth time in his illustrious international career when guiding Australian Bloodstock-owned Toskana Belle to victory in the German Oaks.

Toskana Belle is trained by Melbourne Cup winning trainer Andreas Wohler, who joined forces with the Australian Bloodstock team to win Australia’s greatest race in 2014 with Protectionist.

“It’s been another big night, it was great,” Australian Bloodstock’s Jamie Lovett said.

“That’s the third time we’ve won that race now.”

Australian Bloodstock’s previous successes in the Preis der Diana were Salomina in 2012 and Turfdonna in 2015. Both mares were subsequently sold to Japanese interests.

Lovett told News Corp that the McEvoy booking was more a stroke of luck due to his prior engagement to ride in the Shergar Cup series on the Saturday at Ascot.

“Funny enough Jamie Spencer was booked to go to Germany to ride her but when they decided to run Artorius in France on the same weekend we had to find another jockey,” he said.

“I was talking to Cheers (Bryan Haskins – McEvoy’s manager). I was chasing a rider in Sydney and he said Kerrin’s in the UK for the Shergar Cup that weekend so I asked if he’d go to Germany on the Sunday to ride for us.

“He gave up a seat at the West Ham Man City game, so it’s all worked out well.”

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