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Breeders Cup 2015

Top sire Montjeu dies at the age of 16

Montjeu big

The winner of six Group One races on the track, he went on to become one of the world's leading stallions for the Coolmore Stud.

A statement from Coolmore said he died on Thursday morning after a short illness "which was due to complications from an overwhelming septicaemia".

The son of Sadler's Wells sired Derby winners Motivator (2005), Authorized (2007) and Pour Moi (2011).

Montjeu retired to stud at the end of 2000 after a racing career that saw him win the 1999 French and Irish Derbies, as well as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe the same year.

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He's going to leave a big hole in racing

Mick Kinane, who rode Montjeu to five victories

Trained by John Hammond to win 11 of his 16 starts, he was also a brilliant winner of the 2000 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

During his breeding career, Montjeu provided a succession of winners for the Coolmore team of John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor, in whose colours he raced.

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Really a terrible, tragic loss for Coolmore, as well as the rest of the thoroughbred racing world!! Montjeu was right at the top of the list among the great active sires. He was one the horses that completed what I call the "big 3" , being Montjeu, High Chaparral, and the mighty Galileo that were doing an incredible job of carrying on that incredible Sadler's Wells bloodline. Probably the most influential bloodline in breeding from the aspect of turf racing.

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