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

Undefeated Champion 2yo & Triple Classic winner


Fee for 2018: €30,000

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

Yearlings in 2017 sold for €380,000, €350,000€280,000, €235,000, €215,000, €205,000, €200,000 etc.

Top performers from his first crop include…

Fighting Irish – 3-time winner including the G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte for trainer Harry Dunlop.
– 3-time winner including the Listed Junioren-Preis & Listed Grafenberger Derby Trial for trainer Jean-Pierre Carvalho.
Wait Forever broke the track record in the Listed Premio Pisa & runner-up in the G3 Premio Guido Berardelli.
King Of Camelot won the Prix de Saint-Cyr Les Vignes for Andre Fabre and finished third in the G3 Prix de Conde at Chantilly.
Alhadab won the Prix Christian Rollet for Andre Fabre. Finished runner-up in the G3 Prix NoaillesListed Criterium de Lyon.

Other winners include Saracen Knight, Vitamin, Msayyan, Tonkin, Merlin Magic, Downdraft, Whirling Dervish, Lady Of Shalott, Lady Camelot, King Of Leogrance, Heroine, Moncamel, Casimir, Stella Di Camelot, Aucun Regret, Leggendario, Miranda, Pollara, Naturally High, Cameo, Hunting Horn, Emin, Odds On Oli etc.

It was by only three-quarters of a length that Camelot failed to become the first Triple Crown winner since Nijinsky in 1970. His sire Montjeu has been one of the greatest classic influences of modern times.

With a flood of first-crop winners in the autumn, including a Gr.2 winner over six furlongs, Camelot could likely develop into Montjeu’s best stallion son.

Camelot is bred to 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. Altogether three sons of Montjeu have Group winners out of ANABAA mares, so this is a compelling option.

Montjeu sired Bracelet and Wading from a mare by GREEN DESERT. Camelot should be ideal for daughters of OASIS DREAM, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, CAPE CROSS and SEA THE STARS.

Camelot creates only 4×3 to DANEHILL when mated to mares by Danehill’s sons and his very first stakes winner has a dam by Dansili’s son RAIL LINK.

Authorized, another of Montjeu’s Derby winners, has two black-type fillies out of GALILEO mares. As there is also a Gr.1 winner whose grandsires are Galileo and Montjeu, Camelot could be considered for mares with SADLER’S WELLS blood.

Camelot’s first Group winner, Fighting Irish, has a dam by PIVOTAL, a stallion whose daughters have shone with other middle-distance stallions from the SADLER’S WELLS line.

Montjeu sired Gr.1 winners in both hemispheres from GRAND LODGE mares.

Camelot should combine with the SHIRLEY HEIGHTS line, as Montjeu’s son Fame And Glory had a SHIRLEY HEIGHTS dam. A mare by DARSHAAN produced the Derby winner Pour Moi to Montjeu and another produced the Australian Gr.1 winner Offer.

Montjeu has four Gr.1 winners with two lines of Zeddaan. It was a KENDOR mare which produced 2017 Derby winner Wings of Eagles to a son of Montjeu.

The BLUSHING GROOM line should work very well with Camelot, as Montjeu sired the Derby winner Authorized from a mare by SAUMAREZ.

Montjeu had major success with MR PROSPECTOR line stallions, notably siring 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.

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 Montjeu’s sons have Group winners out of mares by SELKIRK, TREMPOLINO, DIESIS and ELMAAMUL.

Three other sons of Montjeu have Group winners from AHONOORA line mares.


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