Holy Roman Emperor (horse)
|Holy Roman Emperor|
|Holy Roman Emperor is a thoroughbred racehorse out of L'On Vite by Danehill. He was born around 2004 in 22x20px Ireland, and was bred by Tower Bloodstock.|
Railway Stakes (2006)|
Phoenix Stakes (2006)
Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère (2006)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on June 21, 2007|
Holy Roman Emperor, sired by Danehill out of a Secretariat mare, was a leading two-year-old winning four races from seven runs racehorse in Europe in 2006. He was trained by Aidan O'Brien and won two Group One races, the Phoenix Stakes where he defeated the Coventry Stakes winner Hellvelyn and subsequent Group One winning filly Miss Beatrix and the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère where he defeated the useful French colt Battle Paint. He also defeated subsequent three year old mile champion Excellent Art producing a blistering turn of foot to win the Group Two Railway Stakes at the Curragh.
His greatest rival was Teofilo, to whom he finished runner-up twice, firstly in the National Stakes, and later in the Dewhurst Stakes. There was great anticipation of another year of races between the pair, but it was decided in March 2007 to retire Holy Roman Emperor to stud as a replacement for George Washington, who was suffering fertility problems (and was also a son of Danehill). He is now a "shuttle stallion" for Coolmore Stud, standing at Coolmore's main farm in Ireland during the Northern Hemisphere breeding season and travelling to Coolmore's Australia farm to cover mares during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Holy Roman Emperor's first runner in the UK or Ireland, High Award trained by Tommy Stack won at the Curragh on March 21st, 2010.