Champion of Europe at 4 yrs, 2004
Winner of 5 races including Gr.1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot.
A proven Stakes Sire on the Flat now making his mark as a Jumps Sire.
Doyen had an outstanding 4 year old season finishing it as Timeform’s Horse of the Year with a rating of 132 and was assessed as having put up two of the best performances in Europe over 11/2 miles.
He won the Grade 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot by 6L. and in doing so broke the 12 furlong course record, which had stood for 21 years. He then went on to win the Group 1 King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at the same course by 3 lengths and he retired to stud as Europe’s fastest 12 furlong Group 1 Winner.
Won 5 races at 3-4 years over 12 f.
At 3 Years
WON Prix du Lys, Longchamp, Gr. 3 (12f)
WON Prix Lyon Avant Lugdunum Coupe de Trois Ans L.
WON Prix Cadet Roussel, Saint Cloud.
2nd Prix Niel, Lonchamp Gr.2
4th Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe, Longchamp to Dalakhani
At 4 Years - Champion of Europe, 2004
WON King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stks. Ascot, Gr.1 (12f)
WON Hardwicke Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 (12f) in record time
2nd Vodafone Coronation Cup, Epsom Downs, Gr.1 (12f)
At the sales 2014
Doyen’s only 3 year old on offer at Tatts Derby Sales was purchased by Kieran McManus for €100,000.
Yearlings and foals of 2014 were purchased by:
A Leading Sire in Germany
Successful Sire on the Flat - 50% winners to runners worldwide
With 15 individual Black Type winners of 22 races and 33% winners to Runners (stakes races)
Camborne – 6 wins inc. Gr.3 Dubai Duty Legacy Cup, Newbury
Sneak A Peak – Gr.2 & Listed Winner
Vif Monsieur – Gr.3 & Listed Winner of 5 races in Germany
Quiz Mistress – 3 times Listed Winner of 6 races
Ladys Purse – Gr.3 & Listed Winner of 3 races in France
A Fine Start with his N.H. Runners
With 23 individual winners of 54 races with 5 individual Black Type winners & 34% Winners to Runners N.H.
Golden Doyen – 2 wins inc. Gr.2 Prestbury Juvenile Hurdle Cheltenham
Valdez – 7 wins & Gr.2 winner over fences
Pine Creek – 3 wins inc. William Hill H. Hurdle Ascot LR
Doyly Carte – 4 wins inc. LR TBA Mares Novice Hurdle Cheltenham
Keys – 5 wins inc. LR EBF Jr. N.H. Flat Race Cheltenham
Kumbeshwar – 4 wins, also: 2nd in Gr.1 Juvenile Hurdle Aintree
& Gr.1 AES Champion 4yo Hurdle Punchestown
A Leading Sire of European Stakes Horses
With 9.5% Stakes Winners to foals
Doyen has an exceptional classic pedigree.
A son of Saddler’s Wells, also the sire of leading jumps stallions Old Vic, King’s Theatre, Oscar and Milan, Doyen is out of the Group 3-winning Kris mare Moon Cactus and a brother to Oaks heroine Moonshell.
His dam, Moon Cactus, was 2nd in the Gr.1 French Oaks and was third in the Gr.1 1000 Guineas.
His female line includes the great Mill Reef and Prix de L’Arc winner Levmoss as maternal sires.