Camelot conformation shot

Bay 2009 16.0 hh (1.62 m)
Montjeu – Tarfah
Distance won over: 8f. – 12f.

Undefeated Champion 2yo & Triple Classic winner


Fee for 2016: €25,000

The fastest son of sire of sires Montjeu

An unbeaten G1 winning Champion 2yo with the speed to win a Guineas and the class and acceleration to win the Epsom Derby by 5 lengths, a run throughout which he stayed unbeaten

Only the third horse since Nijinsky to land the Guineas/Derby double following Nashwan and Sea The Stars.

“He was the perfect racehorse, a beautiful horse with a terrific action. Speed, class and a super-intelligent horse to go with it – he had it all.”
Aidan O’Brien

His outstanding first yearlings have already sold for €360,000€320,000, €320,000, €260,000, €240,000, €240,000, €230,000€200,000, €200,000, €180,000, €170,000€130,000, €120,000, €110,000 etc.

“I love this filly and I love the stallion. He was the best looking yearling I ever saw, and he’s stamping them. They’re all quality. This one has a lot of Camelot to her–a lovely head, a lovely colour, a great walk. And of course she has a great pedigree. I’m delighted to have got her. It’s great to have such a promising son of Montjeu so let’s hope it happens.” Renowned judge Demi O’Byrne, purchaser of a €320,000 Camelot filly at Arqana and also yearling purchaser of Camelot himself!

Derby legends…

June 27, 2014

9-time Epsom Derby winning jockey Lester Piggott visited Coolmore on Friday where he met another Derby legend. “Camelot was obviously…

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It was by only three-quarters of a length that Camelot failed to become the first Triple Crown winner since Nijinsky in 1970 and only the second since Bahram in 1935. His sire Montjeu has been one of the greatest classic influences of modern times, with Camelot ranking as one of his four winners of the Derby and four winners of the Irish Derby. Camelot was exceptional. Not only did he cruise to victory in the Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy at two, but he also defeated 17 rivals to become Montjeu’s only classic winner over a mile, in the 2,000 Guineas.

Camelot is bred on a similar pattern to Motivator, sire of the brilliant Treve. As Treve is out of a grand-daughter of DANZIG, this line merits serious consideration with Camelot. Even though Camelot has a second dam by Danehill, DANZIG will be back in the fifth generation of his foals’ pedigrees. Therefore mares by such as GREEN DESERT, ANABAA, POLISH PRECEDENT and WAR FRONT create only 5×3 to DANZIG. Altogether three sons of Montjeu have Group winners out of ANABAA mares.

Montjeu sired Bracelet and Wading from a mare by GREEN DESERT, and Hurricane Run’s talented son Bunker is another with a GREEN DESERT dam. Camelot should be ideal for daughters of OASIS DREAM, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, CAPE CROSS, DESERT PRINCE and DESERT STYLE. A Montjeu mare already produced a Gr.1-winning miler to INVINCIBLE SPIRIT.

In view of the growing number of good winners inbred to DANEHILL, mares by sons of this great stallion also come into the picture. Montjeu mares produced the top-class Legatissimo to DANEHILL DANCER and the American Gr.1 winner Obviously to his son CHOISIR.

Montjeu sired Gr.1 winners in both hemispheres from GRAND LODGE mares, so daughters of SINNDAR are interesting.

Expect excellent results when Camelot is combined with the SHIRLEY HEIGHTS line, especially as Montjeu’s accomplished son Fame And Glory has a SHIRLEY HEIGHTS dam. A mare by DARSHAAN produced the Derby winner Pour Moi to Montjeu. Two of Montjeu’s sons also have Gr.1 winners out of DARSHAAN mares.

The BLUSHING GROOM line should work very well with Camelot, as sons of Montjeu have sired Gr.3 winners from RAINBOW QUEST mares, plus others from daughters of RAHY and QUEST TO FAME. Montjeu sired the Derby winner Authorized from a mare by SAUMAREZ, a son of RAINBOW QUEST.

MR PROSPECTOR will be back in the fourth generation of Camelot’s foals, via KINGMAMBO. A second line is therefore attractive, in view of the scale of Montjeu’s success with other MR PROSPECTOR line stallions. He sired Motivator and Leading Light from GONE WEST mares, Gallante and Geoffrey Chaucer from MACHIAVELLIAN mares and Frozen Fire from a WOODMAN mare. Montjeu has three Group winners from ZAFONIC mares.

LYPHARD sired the second dam of Authorized, while his sons PHARLY and BELLYPHA also sired the second dams of some of Montjeu’s Gr.1 winners. LINAMIX is the broodmare sire of the high-class Montmartre and also of the very smart Ectot, a son of Hurricane Run.

The similarly-bred Motivator is showing promise with the STORM BIRD line, siring a Gr.2 winner from a BLUEBIRD mare and a Gr.3 winner from a CAT THIEF mare.

SHARPEN UP is a path to follow with Camelot, as he sired the second dams of Motivator and Hurricane Run. Montjeu’s top son St Nicholas Abbey was out of a mare by Kris’s son SURE BLADE.

AHONOORA line mares could be a good match, as three other sons of Montjeu have stakes winners from them.


Undefeated Champion 2YO in GB/Ire in 2011

1stRacing Post Trophy-Gr.1, Doncaster, by 2¼ lengths from Zip Top and Fencing.
1stMaiden, 8f., Leopardstown, by 2 lengths on debut.

Brilliant Champion 3YO in Europe in 2012

1stDerby Stakes-Gr.1, 12f., Epsom Downs, by 5 lengths from Main Sequence and Astrology.
1stIrish Derby-Gr.1, 12f., Curragh, by 2 lengths from Born To Sea and Light Heavy.
1st2,000 Guineas-Gr.1, 8f., Newmarket, by a neck from French Fifteen, Hermival and Trumpet Major.
2ndSt Leger Stakes-Gr.1, 14f., Doncaster, beaten just ¾ length by Encke.

Gr.1 performing 4YO on return from colic surgery

1stMooresbridge Stakes-Gr.3, 10f., Curragh, by 1¾ lengths from Triumphant and Parish Hall.
2ndTattersalls Gold Cup-Gr.1, 10½f., Curragh, beaten 1½ lengths by Al Kazeem.

Camelot-Undefeated Champion 2yo & Triple Classic winner

Epsom Derby-Gr.1

Irish Derby-Gr.1

2000 Guineas-Gr.1

Racing Post Trophy-Gr.1