Camelot x Tellora

Camelot x Tellora



Champion and co-World Highweight, Camelot came closer to winning the English Triple Crown than any horse since Nijinsky II in 1970. An undefeated group one winner at two, Camelot, captured the 2,000 Guineas (gr. I), Epsom Derby (gr. I) and Irish Derby (gr. I), before missing by just a ¾ length in his attempt to complete the first English Triple Crown in nearly half a century.

Camelot is a son of Montjeu, a son of Sadler’s Wells who earned a reputation as “The Derby Sire.” A truly outstanding international sire, Montjeu was represented such as Roman Emperor, Nom du Jeu, Sharvasti, Wall Street, and Tavistock – now an exciting young sire – from his Southern Hemisphere crops.

From the first crop of Camelot, Champion Thoroughbreds offer a filly bred on a proven classic producing cross. She is out of the two-time winner, Tellora, a daughter of Elusive Quality, also broodmare sire of such as Guelph and Shooting To Win.

A sister to the dam of Blue Diamond Preview runner-up Capannello, Tellora is also half-sister to the stakes winning and graded stakes placed sprinter, Rebel Call.

The second dam, Encosta de Lago’s daughter, Terrenora, is a winner of three races, and also took third in the VRC Matriarch Stakes (gr. III), and is out of the eight-time winner Tattenora.

The family goes back to the great Aga Khan foundation mare, Theresina, via a half-sister to the renowned sire, Pakistan II.

This filly owns some intriguing and potentially highly-significant pedigree patterns. She is bred on the Montjeu/Gone West cross which has already produced 12 stakes winners, including Epsom Derby (gr. I) captor, Motivator, and classic winner Leading Light.

Camelot also brings in Danehill, a horse who combines with this filly’s broodmare sire, Elusive Quality, in nine graded stakes winners, including Champion Guelph.

The pedigree features both Sadler’s Wells and his brother Fairy King, who come together in at least 25 stakes winners, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) scorer, Red Rocks, who is bred very similarly to this filly.

It’s also interesting to note that Camelot is a Sadler’s Wells/Mr. Prospector cross, where the dam of this filly is a Mr. Prospector/Fairy King cross, a type of pattern that can frequently pay dividends.

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