SAXON Warrior was an unbeaten Group 1 star at two, a classic winner at three and he made a great start at stud with a Grade 1 winner in his first crop. His third crop yearlings last year sold for up to €300,000.

The highlight of his first crop runners was Victoria Road, the Trevor Stewart-bred winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. That crop also features Group 2 Blandford Stakes winner Lumiere Rock who was a close up third in the Group 1 Prix de l’Opera.

In France Greenland won the Group 3 Prix Greffulhe, while Moon Ray was victorious in the Prix Miesque. In the USA, Freydis The Red landed the $1 million Dueling Ground Oaks. Saxon Warrior’s first crop included four Group 1 performers.

Saxon Warrior’s debut success over a mile at the Curragh was followed up in the Group 2 Beresford Stakes at Naas, a month before he beat Roaring Lion a neck in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

That pair would meet six times, and it could perhaps have been three all had Saxon Warrior not injured a tendon in his final start. Their first rematch was in the Group 1 2000 Guineas, which Saxon Warrior won in style. The final one was their memorable Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes battle where only a neck separated them at the line. Roaring Lion also won their Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes duel by a neck.

Saxon Warrior was a three-quarter-length third in the Group 1 Irish Derby, did well to finish fourth to Masar in the Derby after a nightmare trip, and also finished fourth in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York, which Roaring Lion won.

In addition to being a classic winner from a famous family, Saxon Warrior has the added attraction and being a top-class son in Europe of the late Deep Impact (Sunday Silence).

His dam is the classic-placed juvenile filly champion Maybe (Galileo), who is out of the sprint stakes winner Sumora (Danehill), and that mare, a three-parts sister to the Group 1 Oaks and Group 1 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) heroine and blacktype producer Dancing Rain (Danehill Dancer), is out of an unraced half-sister to Derby hero Dr Devious (Ahonoora) and notable sprinter Archway (Thatching), both the sire of Group 1 winners.

Race record

SAXON WARRIOR (JPN), Bay 2015. 2nd top rated 2yr old colt in Europe in 2017. Jt 2nd top rated 3yr old colt in Europe in 2018. Won four races, £1,112,466, over 1 mile, at 2 and 3 years including, Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1, Racing Post Trophy Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.1, Juddmonte Beresford Stakes, Naas, Gr.2, also placed second in Coral Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park, Gr.1, QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.1, and third in Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, Curragh, Gr.1.

At stud

Retired to stud in 2019, and sire of 101 winners, of 164 races, and £4,644,888, including VICTORIA ROAD (IRE), LUMIERE ROCK (IRE), GREENLAND (IRE), MOON RAY (FR), ARCHAIC SMILE (AUS), SANS VOIX (GB), ZULU WARRIOR (FR), FREYDIS THE RED (FR), THORNBROOK (IRE), Aethelflaed (AUS), Gan Teorainn (IRE), Impact Warrior (IRE), Borna (FR), View Zabeel (IRE), Rage of Bamby (IRE), Pure Circle (IRE), and Killybegs Warrior (IRE).


Stands at: Coolmore Stud, Fethard, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, E91 XK26, Ireland.

Contact: : Christy Grassick, Maurice Moloney, Gerry Aherne, Jason Walsh, Mark Byrne, Neil Magee and Tom Harris

Telephone: +353 52 6131298



Fee: €25,000