This is the 14th in a series of notes and impressions about the new stallions in Kentucky for 2009. The horses will be reviewed alphabetically.
Majestic Warrior (2005 bay by A.P. Indy out of Dream Supreme, by Seeking the Gold)
Stands at Ashford Stud for $20,000 live foal
For size, scope, and quality, Majestic Warrior is something to behold. He is such a grand-looking animal that the international triumvirate of Smith-Magnier-Tabor swept in and bought a substantial interest in the colt after his impressive success in the G1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga as a 2-year-old in 2007.
Standing 16 hands and a half-inch, Majestic Warrior seems even taller from his lordly carriage and outstanding presence. He has good bone and stands over plenty of ground. He has a very good hindquarter, good strength, and a big (20 inch) gaskin for a horse who is bred to be more of a classic animal than a powerhouse.
But A.P. Indy occasionally gets a racer with outstanding speed, and his son Pulpit has become an important sire of stallions for consistently passing along just those qualities.
The broodmare sire of Majestic Warrior, the Mr. Prospector stallion Seeking the Gold, is another influence for classic quality, but he too also sometimes gets runners with power and speed.
The dam of Majestic Warrior, Dream Supreme, was one of Seeking the Gold’s fastest daughters. Unbeaten at 2 and twice a winner at G1 level at 3, Dream Supreme was a truly top-class filly who won more than $1 million and has produced two stakes winners from her first three foals.
With a grand physique, a beautiful pedigree, and a G1 victory, Majestic Warrior has tremendous potential. The only ding on his resume is that after the Hopeful, this outstanding individual never approached such form again. It is quite puzzling to breeders and advisers because if he had an infirmity or some other issue, it could be important to breed to strength in that area.