Saxon Warrior

Bay201516.1 hh (1.64m)
Distance won over: 8f.
Deep Impact - Maybe
Fee for 2023: €35,000

Stands at Coolmore

Unbeaten Group 1 winner at 2 and a brilliant Guineas winner at 3

  • By Japanese super-sire DEEP IMPACT (Champion Sire in Japan 2012-2019)
  • Out of unbeaten European Champion 2YO Filly MAYBE (by GALILEO)
  • His second dam is the Listed winner SUMORA (by DANEHILL), herself a three-parts sister to Oaks winner DANCING RAIN

“This is a colt with an array of weapons, having a top notch cruising speed, the turn of foot to separate himself, the stamina to operate over longer distances and, notably, the kind of pack-dominating tenacity that will ensure he makes the most of his physical gifts.” James Willoughby, Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

  • At 3: WON Gr.1 2,000 Guineas defeating Masar, Roaring Lion, Expert Eye etc.
  • At 2: WON Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy defeating Roaring Lion
  • At 2: WON Gr.2 Beresford Stakes by 2½ lengths

Yearlings in 2022 sold for €545,000, €425,000, €390,000, €365,000, €250,000, €150,000, €150,000, €120,000, €110,000 etc.

Top performers from his first crop already include...

  • Victoria Road - winner of the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Gr.3 Prix de Conde & Listed Criterium du Fonds Europeen de L'Elevage for Aidan O'Brien
  • Lumiere Rock - winner of the Gr.3 Staffordstown Stud Stakes at the Curragh for Joseph O'Brien. Runner-up in the Gr.3 Blue Wind Stakes
  • Moon Ray - dual winner for Nicholas Clement including the Gr.3 Prix Miesque at Chantilly
  • Gan Teorainn - 2½-length fillies’ maiden winner at Naas for Jim Bolger. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Prix Marcel Boussac. Sold for 1,000,000gns in the Sceptre Session at Tattersalls
  • Thornbrook - impressive debut maiden winner at Leopardstown for Joseph O'Brien. Third in the Gr.2 Debutante Stakes at the Curragh
  • Rage Of Bamby - dual novice stakes winner for Eve Johnson Houghton. Third in the Gr.2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket
  • Greenland - winner of the Gr.3 Prix Greffulhe for Aidan O'Brien
  • Pure Circle - maiden winner in Pisa. Runner-up in the Listed Premio Seregno in Milan
  • Killybegs Warrior - dual winner at Newmarket over 7f. for Charlie Johnston. Third in the Listed Feilden Stakes at Newmarket

Other winners include Ser Sed, Sax Appeal, Buccabay, Sword Song, Behind The Scenes, Naxos, Londoner, Impact Warrior, Irregular Warfare, Henry The Lion, Belon, Admire Iru, Ivanowitch, Saadi, Dazzling Brave, Madame de Saxe, Heathguard etc.

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