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Doyen (IRE)

Age
18
Foal date
22/04/2000
Gender
Horse
Colour
Bay
Sire
Sadler's Wells (USA)
Dam
Moon Cactus (GB)
Breeder
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Official rating
119
Career earnings
$1,248,955.86
Starts14Wins5Placed2
Doyen (IRE) Sadler's Wells (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN) Nearctic (CAN)
1954
1961 Natalma (USA)
1957
1981 Fairy Bridge (USA) Bold Reason (USA)
1968
1975 Special (USA)
1969
2000 Moon Cactus (GB) Kris (GB) Sharpen Up (GB)
1969
1976 Doubly Sure (GB)
1971
1987 Lady Moon (GB) Mill Reef (USA)
1968
1980 Moonlight Night (FR)
1972
Began his career under Andre Fabre's tutelage with a fifth in a backend juvenile contest (October 2002); the following spring he returned with three consecutive wins, culminating with victory in the Group 3 Prix du Lys at Longchamp; he was given a summer break and reappeared with a decent second behind Dalakhani in the Group 2 Prix Niel (September 2003), but finished fourth behind the same winner the following month in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe; he joined Godolphin for his 4yo campaign, which began with a good second in the Group 1 Coronation Cup behind Warrsan at Epsom (June 2004); just over two weeks later, he relished firm ground over 1m4f at Royal Ascot with a showstopping 6l success in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes in a new course-record time; in July, he returned to Ascot with an equally impressive Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes success; he never reached such heights again and was retired in the summer of 2005.