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Henrythenavigator and Majestic Warrior Join Ashford Team

Ashford Stud adds two extremely well-bred grade I winners to its roster this year in the shape of Majestic Warrior (TrueNicks,SRO) and Henrythenavigator (TrueNicks,SRO), and this exciting duo are also enrolled on TrueNicks, giving breeders the opportunity to run complimentary hypo-mating reports with them.

Despite owning a classic pedigree, Henrythenavigator captured the Coventry Stakes (Eng-II)  over six furlongs at Royal Ascot at 2. At 3, he took in succession the Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I), the Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I), the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) in a new course record, and the Sussex Stakes (Eng-I). Those races saw him twice defeat New Approach, and gain three victories over Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) victor Raven's Pass. He ended his career with an excellent second in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), when making his only start on a synthetic surface.

Henrythenavigator is a son of Kingmambo (TrueNicks,SRO) out of Irish champion 2-year-old filly Sequoyah, and is a brother to group-winning and twice classic-placed Queen Cleopatre. His dam, a daughter of Sadler's Wells, is a sister to Irish champion 2-year-old filly Listen.

Majestic Warrior broke his maiden on his debut at 2, scoring over 6 1/2 furlongs at Saratoga. He returned to take the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I), scoring by 2 1/4 lengths from Ready's Image (TrueNicks,SRO). The only A.P. Indy (TrueNicks,SRO) son to win a grade I at less than a mile, Majestic Warrior is out of two-time grade I winner Dream Supreme, a daughter of Seeking the Gold. The granddam, Spinning Round, is a grade I-winning daughter of Dixieland Band out of a Secretariat mare, and is bred on a similar cross to Storm Cat.

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