Camelot

Bay200916.0 hh (1.62 m)
Distance won over: 8f. – 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 2018 sold for €560,000, €500,000, €480,000, €445,000, €400,000, €400,000, €385,000, €335,000 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 Second Crop Sire & a proven Gr.1 sire from his first crop! His top performers include…

  • Latrobe - G1 Irish Derby winner for Joseph O'Brien. Runner-up in the G1 Irish St Leger & G1 Mackinnon Stakes
  • Athena - winner of the G1 Belmont Oaks for Aidan O'Brien & third in the G1 Pretty Polly Stakes
  • Wonderment - winner of the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud for N Clement
  • Fighting Irish - 3-time winner including the G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte for trainer Harry Dunlop. Placed in the G2 German 2,000 Guineas
  • Hunting Horn - dual winner including the G3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot. Runner-up in the G2 Prix Niel & third in the G1 Belmont Derby
  • Pollara - dual winner including the G3 Prix de Royaumont at Chantilly
  • Wait Forever - dual G3 winner including the Italian 2,000 Guineas
  • Arthur Kitt - dual winner including the Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot for Tom Dascombe. Runner-up in the G3 Solario Stakes
  • Alounak - 3-time winner including the Listed Junioren-Preis & Listed Grafenberger Derby Trial. Runner-up in the G2 Prix Greffulhe
  • Sir Erec - dual winner including the Listed Martin Moloney Stakes at Limerick for Aidan O'Brien & G2 placed
  • 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

Other black-type performers include King of Camelot, Alhadab, Amazing Lips, Lucius Tiberius, Stella di Camelot, Whirling Dervish, Lady of Shalott etc.