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CIRCUS MAXIMUS

A champion miler and triple Gr.1 winner Circus Maximus displayed Gr.1 form as a two-year-old, training on to beat the best of his generation at three in the Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot over a mile. He franked this form in the autumn of his three-year-old season against older horses when winning the Gr.1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp over a mile. At four, Circus Maximus was successful again at Royal Ascot in the Gr.1 Queen Anne Stakes over a mile joining champion Frankel as a son of breeding colossus Galileo to have won both these prestigious Royal Ascot races. Circus Maximus is the only foal of his dam Duntle, first past the post in the Gr.1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown and like her son, a dual stakes winner over a mile at Royal Ascot.

2021 SERVICE FEE: TBC

Circus Maximus | Introduction

GALILEO - DUNTLE (Danehill Dancer) | 16.0hh

  • Champion Miler at 3 & 4
  • Triple Gr.1 winner at a mile including twice at Royal Ascot
  • 2YO Gr.1 performer
  • Fast and tough with an impressive turn of foot
  • Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes winner like leading sires Frankel, Kingman, Shamardal & Giant’s Causeway
  • Timeform 125 - “tall, good bodied, highclass performer”
  • By breed-shaping colossus Galileo and only foal of his dual Royal Ascot winning dam Duntle
  • “I was impressed with Circus Maximus when I saw him. He is a quality, correct colt with a great outlook and attitude and a very good walk” - Bill Dwan, Castlebridge Stud Farm, Ireland

Circus Maximus | Race Record

Arion Report

Full Race Record for

CIRCUS MAXIMUS (IRE) 2016 Bay colt
by Galileo - Duntle, by Danehill Dancer

 

(in Great Britain, Ireland, France, U.S.A.)

AgeRuns1st2nd3rdEarnings
241-1£28,139
3731-£906,909
46122£559,326
Totals:17533£1,494,375
26/Aug/20185th of 23
(3/4 length)
Curragh Irish Stallion Farms 2YO Maiden S., €17,500, 7f, time 01:27.35. Track yielding (yielding to soft in places). Carried 131.00lbs. Breaking Story was 1st and I Am Superman 2nd and Playa del Puente 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith.€280
22/Sep/20181st of 16Gowran Park Irish Stallion Farms 2YO Maiden S., €16,500, 1m, time 01:44.13. Track heavy (soft to heavy in places). Carried 131.00lbs. Army Recruit was 2nd and Il Paradiso 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables Ireland Ltd & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith.€10,164
13/Oct/20183rd of 8
(3 lengths)
Newmarket Autumn S., Gr.3, £60,000, 1m, time 01:37.35. Track good to firm. Carried 127.00lbs. Persian King was 1st and Magna Grecia 2nd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit.£6,456
27/Oct/20184th of 11
(Short Head)
Doncaster Futurity Trophy, Gr.1, £231,000, 1m, time 01:37.72. Track good to soft (good in places). Carried 127.00lbs. Magna Grecia was 1st and Phoenix of Spain 2nd and Western Australia 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit. Jockey: W M Lordan.£12,382
09/May/20191st of 6Chester Dee S., L, £76,000, 10¼f, time 02:16.51. Track good to soft. Carried 126.00lbs. Mohawk was 2nd and Fox Chairman 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit. Jockey: R L Moore.£42,533
01/Jun/20196th of 13
(4 1/2 lengths)
The Derby, Gr.1, £1,625,000, 1½m, time 02:33.38. Track good to firm. Carried 126.00lbs. Anthony Van Dyck was 1st and Madhmoon 2nd and Japan 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit. Jockey: L Dettori.£21,937
18/Jun/20191st of 11Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1, £538,750, 1m. Track good (good to soft in places). Carried 126.00lbs. King of Comedy was 2nd and Too Darn Hot 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit. Jockey: R L Moore.£305,525
31/Jul/20192nd of 8
(1/2 length)
Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1, £1,059,250, 1m, time 01:38.57. Track good. Carried 126.00lbs. Too Darn Hot was 1st and I Can Fly 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit. Jockey: R L Moore.£225,938
21/Aug/20197th of 9
(3/4 length)
York International S., Gr.1, £1,062,500, 10¼f, time 02:07.77. Track good. Carried 125.00lbs. Japan was 1st and Crystal Ocean 2nd and Elarqam 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit. Jockey: D O'Brien.
08/Sep/20191st of 11ParisLongchamp Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1, €450,000, 1600m, time 1:36.54. Track good to soft. Carried 56.50kg. Romanised was 2nd and Line of Duty 3rd. Trainer: AP. O'BRIEN. Owner: FLAXMAN/MAGNIER/TABOR/SMITH. Jockey: RYAN-LEE MOORE.€257,130
02/Nov/20194th of 13
(Nose)
Breeders' Cup Mile, Gr.1, US$1,840,000, 1m, time 1:32.45. Track firm, Weather Clear. Carried 123.00lbs. Uni was 1st and Got Stormy 2nd and Without Parole 3rd. Trainer: O'Brien, Aidan. Owner: Tabor, Michael B., Smith, Derrick, Magnier, Mrs. John and Flaxman Holdings, Ltd.. Jockey: MOORE, RYAN.US$100,000
16/Jun/20201st of 15Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1, £250,000, 1m, time 1:40.05. Track good to soft. Carried 126.00lbs. Terebellum was 2nd and Marie's Diamond 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit. Jockey: R L Moore.£148,000
29/Jul/20202nd of 7
(0.75L)
Goodwood Sussex S., Gr.1, £275,000, 1m, time 1:38.75. Track good. Carried 134.00lbs. Mohaather was 1st and Siskin 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit.£59,125
16/Aug/20203rd of 7
(5 Len)
Deauville Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr.1, €600,000, 1600m, time 1:38.6. Track very soft. Carried 59.00kg. Palace Pier was 1st and Alpine Star 2nd. Trainer: AP. O'BRIEN. Owner: FLAXMAN/MAGNIER/TABOR/SMITH. Jockey: CHRISTOPHE SOUMILLON.€68,580
06/Sep/20203rd of 6
(6 Len)
ParisLongchamp Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Gr.1, €270,000, 1600m, time 1:36.73. Track good. Carried 58.50kg. Persian King was 1st and Pinatubo 2nd. Trainer: AP. O'BRIEN. Owner: FLAXMAN/MAGNIER/TABOR/SMITH. Jockey: RYAN-LEE MOORE.€30,861
17/Oct/202010th of 14
(1L)
Ascot Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1, £650,000, 1m, time 1:45.13. Track soft (heavy in places). Carried 130.00lbs. The Revenant was 1st and Roseman 2nd and Palace Pier 3rd. Trainer: A P O'Brien. Owner: Flaxman Stables/mrs Magnier/tabor/smit.
07/Nov/20202nd of 14
(Neck)
Breeders' Cup Mile, Gr.1, US$1,840,000, 1m, time 1:33.73. Track firm, Weather Clear. Carried 126.00lbs. Order of Australia was 1st and Lope y Fernandez 3rd. Trainer: O'Brien, Aidan. Owner: Tabor, Michael B., Smith, Derrick, Magnier, Mrs. Johnand Flaxman Holdings, Ltd.. Jockey: MOORE, RYAN.US$340,000

Champion 3YO Miler in France in 2019. Champion Older Male Miler in Ireland in 2020.
World Thoroughbred Ranking: 118 (in 2019), 120 (in 2020).

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