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Second Group One Winner For Camelot

Coolmore Stud's exciting classic winner Camelot has sired his second G1 winner in less than a week with his 3YO filly Atehna winning the Belmont Oaks in New York.

Second Group One Winner For Camelot

Coolmore Stud's exciting classic winner Camelot has sired his second G1 winner in less than a week with his 3YO filly Atehna winning the Belmont Oaks in New Yor

Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Athena (Camelot x Cherry Hinton, by Green Desert) landed the $1 million Oaks just six days after racing in Ireland at the Curragh.

Ryan Moore was in the saddle and made his move as the field turned for home and running out an easy winner from Thewayiam.


“She's a very straightforward filly,” said Moore.”She's taken her racing very well.

“I thought she was very impressive.”

Camelot has enjoyed an incredible year and Athena was winning just six days after Latrobe (Camelot x Question Times, by Shamardal) landed the G1 Irish Derby.

The following day his Italian 2000 Guineas winner Wait Forever (Camelot x Mount McLeod, by Holy Roman Emperor), took the G3 Premio del Giubileo.

Hunting Horn (Camelot x Mora Bai, by Indian Ridge) - one of Camelot’s two Royal Ascot winners this year - was also in action at Belmont on Saturday, finishing third in the G1 Belmont Derby Invitational.

Camelot (Montjeu) currently heads the second season sires’ table in Europe by winners (43) and by progeny earnings (nearing £2 million).

The Belmont Derby was won by Catholic Boy, who became the 23rd G1 winner for his sire More Than Ready.

Catholic Boy (More Than Ready x Song Of Bernadette by Bernardini) is trained by Jonathan Thomas and was ridden by Javier Castellano.

IN FRANCE Intellogent became the first elite winner for Galileo’s second season sire Intello by winning the G1 Prix Jean Prat at Deauville on Sunday. Trained by Fabrice Chappet and ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot, Intellogent (Intello x Nuit Polaire by Kheleyf) beat Cascadian (New Approach) by a short neck, with Gustav Klimt (Galileo) a length back in third.

Intello won the 2013 Prix du Jockey Club and finished third to Treve in that year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

He is standing at Cheveley Park Stud in the UK after transferring from Haras du Quesnay in France/ He is also the sire of G2 Chester Vase scorer Young Rascal and three other Listed winners.

IN GERMANY the Soldier Hollow colt Weltstar became the fifth G1 winner for his German-based sire by winning the Deutsches Derby at Hamburg on Sunday, leading home a one-two for the sire.

Weltstar (Soldier Hollow x Wellenspiel by Sternkonig) was emulating his year-older brother Windstoss (Shirocco) who won last year’s classic.

Trained by Markus Klug and ridden by Adrie de Vries, the winner again confirmed his superiority over Destino in second by a neck, with Royal Youmzain (Youmzain) a length and a half back in third.

Soldier Hollow, a multiple Group 1 winner in Germany and Italy, stands at Gestut Auenquelle.

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