where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2017-09-12 12:20:25  

Coolmore Stud’s exciting young sire Camelot (Montjeu) was represented by his first stakes winner as a stallion when his son Alounak won the Listed Grosser Preis von Engel & Volkers Dusseldorf-93rd Junioren-Preis over a mile at Dusseldorf on Sunday.

Alounak, who has now won two of just three outings, ran on strongly to register his first black type victory on Sunday.
He is one of seven first crop winners for his sire Camelot, who had a 2017 stud fee of €35 000.

Camelot, a champion at two and three, is one of four Gr1 Investec Derby winners sired by French champion and six time Gr1 winner Montjeu. Montjeu’s earlier Derby winners included Pour Moi, whose son Wings Of Eagles won the 2017 Gr1 Investec Derby at the lucrative odds of 40-1.

The only 2000 Guineas winner for Montjeu, Camelot, unbeaten in two starts as a two-year-old, won six of his 10 outings and earned just £2 000 000 in prize money. His most impressive performance came when Camelot romped to a five length win over subsequent US Champion and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Main Sequence (Aldebaran) in the 2012 Investec Derby. In the process, his trainer Aidan O’Brien and rider Joseph O’Brien became the first father and son combination to win the Epsom Derby.

Camelot’s other notable victories included the 2011 Gr1 Racing Post Trophy and the following year’s Gr1 Irish Derby. But for a neck defeat at the hands of Encke (Kingmambo), Camelot would have been a Triple Crown winner.
He also won the Gr3 High Chaparral EBF Mooresbridge Stakes and was second to four time Gr1 winner Al Kazeem (Dubawi) in the 2013 Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Camelot is out of the Gr3 Dahlia Stakes winner Tarfah (Kingmambo)

His 17th dam is none other than the great mare Kincsem (Cambuscan), who was unbeaten in 54 outings.

Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • Britain
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    poet brings down cracksman3 hours ago

    Sir Michael Stoute became the winning-most trainer at Royal Ascot as Poet’s Word conquered Cra...

    View | Add Comment
    rose's royal ascot 21 hours ago

    Well here we are again. In my humble opinion the absolutely best race meeting in the World. A meeti...

    View | Add Comment
    saxon warrior was green according to trainer2018-06-04

    Saxon Warrior, the disappointment of the Derby, sponsored by Investec, will have his next start at...

    View | Add Comment
    shock in derby as godolphin's masar wins2018-06-02

    It was supposed to be all about 2,000 Guineas hero Saxon Warrior but it was Craven Stakes winner Mas...

    View | Add Comment
    cracksman, men amongst men2018-06-02

    Cracksman digs deep to lift Investec Coronation Cup The highest-rated horse in Europe stared defe...

    View | Add Comment
    saxon warrior draw concern2018-05-31

    Saxon Warrior will face 11 rivals when he bids to follow up his 2000 Guineas triumph in Saturday&rsq...

    View | Add Comment
    tv presenter catches loose horse at uk races 2018-05-22

    At The Races presenter Hayley Moore was the heroine of the hour at Chepstow as she dramatically step...

    View | Add Comment
    smart call could return to royal ascot in 20182018-05-18

      South African-bred Smart Call could return to Royal Ascot in 2018 with trainer Sir Michael S...

    View | Add Comment
    at the races to be rebranded 2018-04-30

    Sky Sports to launch dedicated racing channel. Chester and Bangor-on-Dee racecourses sign long-term ...

    View | Add Comment
    smart call sadly disappoints again 2018-04-07

    Smart Call disappointed her followers yet again and has not won anywhere in the world since her move...

    View | Add Comment