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Hartnell (GB)

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A true globetrotter

Hartnell is one of Godolphin’s true globetrotters, and has been a superb flagbearer for both the stable and his sire, Derby winner Authorized, for the past five years.

Foaled at Rutland Stud, on the outskirts of Newmarket, Hartnell began his racing career with Mark Johnston, who had also trained his dam, Debonnaire.

Having broken his maiden by four lengths in the September of his juvenile year, Hartnell recorded two further wide-margin wins at two, including a 10-length demolition of the field in the Zetland Stakes on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course. He rounded off his campaign with a creditable third in the G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud.

Hartnell reappeared at three in the Derby Trial at Epsom, but the undulating track wasn’t to his liking and he finished fifth. Less than a month later, and another Derby Trial (this time at Lingfield), he gave a far better account of himself, finishing second. This was enough for his trainer to book his place at Royal Ascot where he would line up in the Queen’s Vase. Relishing the extra distance, Hartnell won far more easily than the neck margin would suggest and added a well-deserved first Stakes win to his record.

Australian success

Shipped to Australia that November, Hartnell returned to racing at G1 level in February 2015 and made a superb start to his southern hemisphere career when finishing second to his stablemate and paternal half-brother Contributer in the one-mile Chipping Norton Stakes. 

Winner of the G3 Sky High Stakes next time out, Hartnell then added his first G1 victory in The BMW at Rosehill, demonstrating his versatility as the race is run over a mile and a half. This contest had been won previously by some of horseracing’s all-time greats, including Octagonal and Makybe Diva.

Hartnell won two G2 contests the following September, before cruising to the easiest of wins in the G1 Turnbull Stakes – another race where the past winners read like a ‘who’s who’ of racing greats. 

Finding only the incomparable Winx too good in the Cox Plate next time out, Hartnell then finished a remarkable third in the ‘race that stops a nation’, the G1 Melbourne Cup.

August 2017 saw him add an outstanding seventh Group win to his record, this time in the G2 P B Lawrence Stakes, and he would go on to place twice more at G1 level during that campaign.

In February 2018, Hartnell recorded perhaps his most remarkable G1 win, flying home to land the seven-furlong C F Orr Stakes, no mean feat for a horse who won his first Stakes race over two miles at Ascot.

Foal date
Authorized (IRE)
Debonnaire (GB)

Career Results

DateResultRacecourseRace details
09/11/20193rdFlemington (AUS)Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
19/10/20197thCaulfield (AUS)Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (Group 1 Handicap) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
05/10/20193rdFlemington (AUS)TAB Turnbull Stakes (Group 1) (4yo+) (Turf) 4yo+
29/09/20194thCaulfield (AUS)Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
14/09/20194thFlemington (AUS)PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
31/08/20194thCaulfield (AUS)New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
17/08/20193rdCaulfield (AUS)P.B. Lawrence Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
13/04/20193rdRandwick (AUS)Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
06/04/20193rdRandwick (AUS)The Star Doncaster Mile (Group 1 Handicap) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
16/03/20192ndFlemington (AUS)All-star Mile (Conditions) (2yo+) (Turf) 2yo+
23/02/20193rdCaulfield (AUS)Yulong Futurity Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
02/02/20195thRosehill (AUS)Expressway Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
03/11/201810thFlemington (AUS)Kennedy Mile (Group 1 Handicap) (2yo+) (Turf) 2yo+
13/10/20182ndCaulfield (AUS)Aquis Toorak Handicap (Group 1) (2yo+) (Turf) 2yo+
29/09/20181stRandwick (AUS)Tab Epsom Handicap (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
08/09/20184thMoonee Valley (AUS)Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes (Group 2) (2yo+) (Turf) 2yo+
18/08/20182ndCaulfield (AUS)Sir John Monash P.B. Lawrence Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
21/04/20184thRandwick (AUS)Schweppes All Aged Stakes (Group 1) (2yo+) (Turf) 2yo+
10/03/201810thFlemington (AUS)TAB Australian Cup (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
24/02/20183rdCaulfield (AUS)Carlton Draught Peter Young Stakes (Group 2) (2yo+) (Turf) 2yo+
10/02/20181stCaulfield (AUS)Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
07/11/201720thFlemington (AUS)Emirates Melbourne Cup (Group 1 Handicap) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
14/10/20179thCaulfield (AUS)Ladbrokes Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
01/10/20172ndCaulfield (AUS)Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
16/09/20172ndFlemington (AUS)PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
19/08/20171stCaulfield (AUS)Charge Of The Light Horse P.B. Lawrence Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
08/04/20172ndRandwick (AUS)Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
18/03/20172ndRosehill (AUS)Ranvet Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
25/02/20178thRandwick (AUS)TAB Chipping Norton Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
13/02/20172ndRandwick (AUS)The Star Apollo Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
01/11/20163rdFlemington (AUS)Emirates Melbourne Cup (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
22/10/20162ndMoonee Valley (AUS)William Hill Cox Plate (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
02/10/20161stFlemington (AUS)Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes (Group 1) (4yo+) (Turf) 4yo+
17/09/20161stRandwick (AUS)Ascend Sales Trophies Hill Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
03/09/20161stRandwick (AUS)Tattersalls Club Chelmsford Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
20/08/20162ndRandwick (AUS)Warwick Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
27/02/20165thRandwick (AUS)Precise Air Chipping Norton Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
03/11/201515thFlemington (AUS)Emirates Melbourne Cup (Group 1 Handicap) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
24/10/20155thMoonee Valley (AUS)William Hill Cox Plate (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
04/10/20156thFlemington (AUS)Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes (Group 1) (4yo+) (Turf) 4yo+
05/09/20154thRandwick (AUS)Tattersalls Club Chelmsford Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
11/04/20154thRandwick (AUS)Schweppes 150th Sydney Cup (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
28/03/20151stRosehill (AUS)The BMW (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
14/03/20151stRosehill (AUS)McGrath Estate Agents Sky High Stakes (Group 3) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
28/02/20152ndWarwick Farm (AUS)Liverpool City Council Chipping Norton Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+) (Turf) 3yo+
13/09/20147thDoncaster (GB)Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) (Entire Colts & Fillies) 3yo
20/08/20146thYork (GB)Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) 3yo
10/07/20141stNewmarket (July) (GB)Bahrain Trophy (Group 3) 3yo
20/06/20141stAscot (GB)Queen's Vase (Listed Race) 3yo
10/05/20142ndLingfield (GB) Derby Trial Stakes (Listed Race) (Colts & Geldings) 3yo
23/04/20145thEpsom (GB)Investec Derby Trial (Conditions Race) (Bobis Race) 3yo
09/11/20133rdSaint-Cloud (FR)Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Group 1) (2yo Colts & Fillies) (Turf) 2yo
02/11/20131stNewmarket (GB)Laundry Cottage Stud Farm Zetland Conditions Stakes 2yo
25/10/20131stDoncaster (GB)Racing Post Weekender Nursery Handicap 2yo rated 0-95
02/10/20132ndSalisbury (GB)Booker Wholesale British Stallion Studs E B F Novice Stakes 2yo Nov
15/09/20131stFfos Las (GB)Bluebell Recruitment/British Stallion Studs E B F Maiden Stakes 2yo Mdn
30/08/20132ndThirsk (GB)British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes (Div I) 2yo Mdn
26/07/20139thYork (GB)Batleys Cash And Carry Median Auction Maiden Stakes 2yo Mdn
Hartnell (GB) Authorized (IRE) Montjeu (IRE) Sadler's Wells (USA)
1996 Floripedes (FR)
2004 Funsie (FR) Saumarez (GB)
1999 Vallee Dansante (USA)
2011 Debonnaire (GB) Anabaa (USA) Danzig (USA)
1992 Balbonella (FR)
2005 Ultra Finesse (USA) Rahy (USA)
1992 Suavite (USA)