Segenhoe’s Merchant Navy Takes the Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Segenhoe bred Coolmore Stud G1 winner Merchant Navy who will stand next to his father, super sire Fastnet Rock, at Jerrys Plains after being sold to global breeding powerhouse Coolmore for more than $30 million.
It is the first son of Fastnet Rock that Coolmore has decided to buy following his racecourse performances, and he is seen as having all the attributes of his famous father. He races on under the management of Coolmore.
Merchant Navy never looked troubled in the race and would have won by considerably more except for the Ward horse Bound for Nowhere hanging in on top of him.
— Knightsbridge (@KBloodstock) June 23, 2018
DIAMOND JUBILEE STAKES (G1)
Ascot, Group I Stakes, $590,220, 4 yo’s & up, 6F, 1:12.09, GD-F.
1 Merchant Navy (AUS) (b, c, 4 yo), A++, $340,260
Fastnet Rock (AUS) – Legally Bay (AUS), by Snippets (AUS)
B: C BARHAM; O: MERCHANT NAVY SYND/SMITH/MAGNIER/TABOR; T: O’BRIEN AIDAN; J: MOORE RYAN.
2 City Light (FR) (b, c, 4 yo), A++, $129,000
Siyouni (FR) – Light Saber (FR), by Kendor (FR)
B: SARL JEDBURGH STUD & MME I CORBANI; O: ECURIE J-L BOUCHARD & MME I CORBANI; T: WATTEL STEPHANE; J: SOUMILLON CHRISTOPHE.
3 Bound for Nowhere (b, c, 4 yo), A++, $64,560
The Factor – Fancy Deed, by Alydeed
B: Wayne Lyster, Gray Lyster & Bryan Lyster; O: WESLEY A WARD; T: WARD WESLEY A; J: ROSARIO JOEL.
What a finish!!!!!!!
MERCHANT NAVY wins the Diamond Jubilee Stakes for Ryan Moore.
Harry Angel completely blew the start and was 11th of 12. pic.twitter.com/Y1btRimmLe
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) June 23, 2018
Margins: head, ¾, neck. Others: THE TIN MAN, PROJECTION, D’BAI (IRE), SIR DANCEALOT (IRE), SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA), LIBRISA BREEZE, REDKIRK WARRIOR, HARRY ANGEL (IRE), INTELLIGENCE CROSS (USA).
It has been quite a year for Segenhoe
Segenhoe Stud clocked up a massive $8,618,500 at the Inglis sales alone, at the Magic Millions they delivered total sales of $7,750,000 across 19 yearlings (av $409,211 ) Segenhoe Stud Australia had a record year.
Segenhoe has also produced quality gallopers like Whypeeo and Pretty in Pink of late and the farm continues to go from strength to strength.