HARPER LODGE FARM has its first Camelot progeny after a 3yo unraced colt by the three-times Classic winner was purchased at Tattersalls July Sale two days ago and the colt is available for a quarter share partnership.
The handsome bay son of Camelot was ridden for the first time yesterday morning in the indoor school by stable apprentice Jack Duern and he was impressed with the horse’s attitude and demeanour. A strong, powerful scopey looking individual, the unnamed colt has a strong pedigree with plenty of black type throughout the page.
The sire Camelot won four Group Ones, starting with the Racing Post Trophy over a mile as a 2yo in 2011. He then won the English 2000 Guineas the following year and so became the first horse to land the Racing Post Trophy and the Guineas double in 40 years since High Top in 1972.
Camelot went on to win the English Derby in a five length romp and then doubled up in the Irish equivalent by two lengths, despite racing on unsuitable soft/heavy going at the Curragh. The son of French Derby and Arc winner, Montjeu, he went down by half a length in the St Leger, so being denied the first Triple Crown winner since the great Nijinksy in 1970.
The dam, Brigid was by that superb French miler, Irish River. The filly was a winner at three and she was a full sister to multiple Group winner, Or Vision. She produced six winners from seven runners and they included two Group One winners, Sequoyah and Listen, who was Champion 2yo filly in Ireland in 2007.
The yard has done well in recent years with unraced, beautifully bred “cast-offs”, including three-times winner Villette and of course Tropics, winner of 12 races and over £1/2 million in prize money!
If you would like to get involved in a small partnership with a beautifully-bred son of a dual Derby winner, please call Dean Ivory in the Racing Office on 01923 855 337.