Camelot

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

Undefeated Champion 2yo & Triple Classic winner

 

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 have sold for €465,000, €380,000, €380,000€360,000, €350,000€320,000, €320,000, €320,000, €315,000, €300,000 etc.

First crop 2YO’s include…

Fighting Irish – 3-time winner including the G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte for trainer Harry Dunlop.
Alounak
, dual winner including the Listed Junioren-Preis for trainer Jean-Pierre Carvalho.
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 and finished runner-up in the Listed Criterium de Lyon.
Wait Forever bolted up at San Siro on debut & finished runner-up in the G3 Premio Guido Berardelli.
Saracen Knight won an 8f. maiden by 2 lengths at Gowran Park for Aidan O’Brien.
Vitamin won a novice stakes at Newmarket for trainer Richard Hannon by 2 lengths.
Msayyan – impressive maiden winner for John Gosden and Al Shaqab Racing.
Tonkin won a 7f. maiden by an impressive 8½ lengths for trainer Paddy Prendergast & owner/breeder Rick Barnes.
Merlin Magic – maiden winner for David Elsworth.
Whirling Dervish – 6-length maiden winner for Jessica Harrington at Tipperary.
Lady Of Shalott – impressive maiden winner on debut for David Simcock.
Lady Camelot won a 7f. maiden on debut for trainer Gavin Cromwell.
King Of Leogrance – earned ‘JDG Rising Star‘ status when winning by 2½ lengths on debut for Jean-Claude Rouget.
Casimir – 5½-length debut winner in France for C. Ferland.
Stella Di Camelot won on debut over 6f. at Saint-Cloud for trainer Gianluca Bietolini.
Aucun Regret – winner on debut for A. Botti.

Magic 20 for Camelot

November 13, 2017

Camelot’s great season continued on Sunday with a double for his first-crop juveniles, taking his tally for the year to…

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Coolmore Fees for 2018

October 30, 2017

“We are delighted to have three very exciting new prospects for the coming season and are very much looking forward…

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Super Camelot doubles up

October 11, 2017

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Saracen Knight (2c Camelot-Za’hara, by Raven’s Pass) led a double for the unstoppable Camelot on Wednesday. The…

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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. 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.

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCES

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