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 2019 sold for €650,000, €365,000, €255,000, €245,000, €220,000, €200,000, €195,000, €190,000, €175,000, €170,000, €170,000, €170,000, €165,000, €145,000, €140,000, €140,000, €140,000, €130,000, €130,000, €130,000, €120,000, €110,000, €100,000 etc.
"going from strength to strength as a sire and he remains at €40,000 in 2020" International Thoroughbred, December 2019
A proven Gr.1 sire from his first crop! His top performers include…
- Latrobe - Gr.1 Irish Derby & Gr.3 Ballyroan Stakes winner for Joseph O'Brien. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Irish St Leger & Gr.1 Mackinnon Stakes
- Athena - winner of the Gr.1 Belmont Oaks for Aidan O'Brien & third in the Gr.1 Pretty Polly Stakes
- Wonderment - winner of the Gr.1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud for N Clement
- Fighting Irish - 3-time winner including the Gr.2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte for trainer Harry Dunlop. Placed in the Gr.2 German 2,000 Guineas
- Hunting Horn - 3-time winner including the Gr.2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup & Gr.3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot. Runner-up in the Gr.2 Prix Niel & third in the Gr.1 Belmont Derby
- King Of Leogrance - winner of the Gr.2 Adelaide Cup, Listed Prix Vulcain & Listed Roy Higgins Handicap
- Pollara - dual winner including the Gr.3 Prix de Royaumont at Chantilly
- Accon - impressive winner of the Gr.3 German Derby Trial. Third in the Gr.1 German Derby
- Wait Forever - multiple winner including the Gr.3 Italian 2,000 Guineas, Gr.3 Premio del Giubileo, Listed Premio Pisa & Listed Premio Natale Di Roma
- Degraves - showed an impressive turn of foot to win the Gr.3 Eyrefield Stakes at Leopardstown for Joseph O'Brien
- Downdraft - multiple winner for Joseph O'Brien & OTI Racing including the Gr.3 Hotham Stakes, Listed Lenebane Stakes & Listed Her Majesty's Plate. Runner-up in the Gr.2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup & Gr.3 Irish St Leger Trial Stakes
- Alounak - 4-time winner including the Gr.3 Preis der Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, Listed Junioren-Preis & Listed Grafenberger Derby Trial. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Canadian International & Gr.2 Prix Greffulhe
- Goddess - winner of the Gr.3 Snow Fairy Fillies Stakes & Listed Hurry Harriet Stakes. Runner-up in the Gr.2 Kilboy Estate Stakes & Gr.2 Blandford Stakes
Other black-type winners include Pink Dogwood, Arthur Kitt, Sir Eric, Lady Wannabe, Naturally High, Skyward, Bolleville, Alexander James, Crown Towers etc.