Camelot

Bay200916.0 hh (1.62 m)
Distance won over: 8f. to 12f.
Montjeu - Tarfah
Fee for 2019: €40,000

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 2019 sold for €650,000, 300,000gns, 210,000gns, €200,000, 200,000gns, €195,000, €190,000, 180,000gns, €175,000, €160,000, €140,000, €140,000, 140,000gns, 140,000gns, 140,000gns, 135,000gns, €130,000, €130,000, 120,000gns, 115,000gns, 105,000gns, €100,000, 100,000gns etc.

"A fee increase to €40,000 from €30,000 for Camelot looks restrained in light of the fact he towered over the other second-season sires in Europe this year by nearly every measure - including progeny earnings and number of both winners and stakes winners." Martin Stevens, Racing Post, 25th Nov. 2018

Leading Third Crop Sire & 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 - dual winner including the Gr.3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot. Runner-up in the Gr.2 Prix Niel & third in the Gr.1 Belmont Derby
  • Pollara - dual winner including the Gr.3 Prix de Royaumont at Chantilly
  • Accon - impressive winner of the Gr.3 German Derby Trial for Markus Klug. 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
  • Pink Dogwood - dual winner including the Listed Salsabil Stakes at Navan for Aidan O'Brien. Placed in the Gr.1 Epsom Oaks, Gr.1 Irish Oaks & Gr.1 Pretty Polly
  • Arthur Kitt - dual winner including the Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot for Tom Dascombe. Runner-up in the Gr.3 Solario Stakes
  • Downdraft - multiple winner for Joseph O'Brien & OTI Racing including the Listed Lenebane Stakes & Listed Her Majesty's Plate. Runner-up in the 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
  • Sir Erec - dual winner including the Listed Martin Moloney Stakes at Limerick for Aidan O'Brien & Gr.2 placed
  • Lady Wannabe - dual winner including the Listed Vincent O'Brien Ruby Stakes at Killarney for Fozzy Stack. Runner-up in the Listed Cairn Rouge Stakes
  • King Of Leogrance - winner of the Listed Prix Vulcain for Jean-Claude Rouget
  • Naturally High - dual winner including the Listed Prix de Suresnes for Pascal Bary
  • Skyward - impressive 3-length winner of the Listed Prix Turenne at Saint-Cloud
  • Alexander James - Listed winner at Chantilly

Other black-type performers include King of Camelot, Alhadab, Amazing Lips, Lucius Tiberius, Stella di Camelot, Whirling Dervish, Lady of Shalott, Aunt Hattie, Tipitena, Light My Fire, Camphor, Our Candidate, Dance Legend etc.