Authorized

B 2004 16.1½HH (1.66M)
Montjeu – Funsie (Saumarez)
Standing at Haras du Logis, Normandy
The best Derby winner standing in France who is now a proven G1 sire. A G1 winner from 8-12f, he’s sired G1 horses from 8-15f including G1 winners Ambivalent and Seal Of Approval plus Hartnell in Australia.

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Authorized's five-length triumph in the Derby earned him a Racing Post Rating of 130, a figure that had not been bettered – and equalled only once – for ten years previously
Derby S (G1), 12f, Epsom, 02 Jun 2007
Juddmonte International S (G1), 10F, York, 21 Aug 2007
Racing Post Trophy (G1), 8f, Newbury, 21 Oct 2006
Dante S (G2), 10½f, York, 17 May 07

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Hartnell
Epsom H (G1), 8f, Randwick, 29 Sep 2018
Pounamu
Kingston Town Classic (G1), 9f, Ascot, 09 Dec 2017
Hartnell
Turnbull S (G1), 10f, Flemington, 02 Oct 2016
Hartnell
BMW S (G1), 12f, Rosehill, 28 Mar 2015
Seal of Approval
British Champions Fillies' & Mares' S (G1), 12f, Ascot, 19 Oct 2013
Complacent
Spring Champion S (G1), 10f, Randwick, 12 Oct 2013

Pedigree

AUTHORIZED

MONTJEU

SADLER'S WELLS

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NATALMA

FAIRY BRIDGE

BOLD REASON

SPECIAL

FLORIPEDES

TOP VILLE

HIGH TOP

SEGA VILLE

TOUTE CY

TENNYSON

ADELE TOUMIGNON

FUNSIE

SAUMAREZ

RAINBOW QUEST

BLUSHING GROOM

I WILL FOLLOW

FIESTA FUN

WELSH PAGEANT

ANTIGUA

VALLEE DANSANTE

LYPHARD

NORTHERN DANCER

GOOFED

GREEN VALLEY

VAL DE LOIR

SLY POLA

By MONTJEU (1996) Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), etc. Sire of 1,499 foals aged three and up, including AUTHORIZED, BRACELET, CAMELOT, CHICQUITA, FAME AND GLORY, FROZEN FIRE, GALLANTE, GREEN MOON, HURRICANE RUN, JAN VERMEER, JOSHUA TREE, JUKEBOX JURY, LEADING LIGHT, MASKED MARVEL, MONTARE, MONTMARTRE, MOTIVATOR, OFFER, POUR MOI, RECITAL, SCORPION, SPEED GIFTED, ST NICHOLAS ABBEY, TAVISTOCK, etc.

1st dam: Funsie by Saumarez. Unraced. Dam of 10 foals, 6 to race, 3 winners:

AUTHORIZED (c Montjeu) Champion, see Race record.

EMPOWERED (c Fasliyev) 3 wins (10f-12f) at 3 and 4.

2nd dam: VALLEE DANSANTE by Lyphard. Winner (8f). Dam of 9 winners:

BROOKLYN’S DANCE (f Shirley Heights) 3 wins at 2 and 3, Prix Cleopatre (G3). Dam of:

SOLEMIA (f Poliglote) Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Prix Corrida (G2), 2nd Prix du Conseil de Paris (G2), 3rd Prix Vermeille (G1).

PROSPECT WELLS (c Sadler’s Wells) Prix Greffulhe (G2).

PROSPECT PARK (c Sadler’s Wells) La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte (G3), 2nd Prix du Jockey Club (G1).

BROOKLYN’S GOLD (g Seeking The Gold) Prix de Suresnes.

GOLD DODGER (f Slew O’Gold) Prix de la Pepiniere. Dam of: CHINTZ (f Danehill Dancer) Park S (G3). Grandam of: THE GURKHA (c Galileo) Sussex S (G1), Poule d'Essai des Poulains (G1), 2nd St James's Palace S (G1), Eclipse S (G1). Sire; SAVILE ROW (c Makfi) Newmarket H, 2nd New Zealand 2,000 Guineas (G1), Levin Turf Classic (G1), Herbie Dyke S (G1)BUCKHURST (c Australia) Dubai International S (G3), Royal Whip S (G3), 2nd Gallinule S (G3), Kilternan S (G3); Queen Nefertiti (f Galileo) 3rd Brownstown S (G3);

NEVER GREEN (f Halling) Prix Occitanie. Dam of: Ecolo (c Invincible Spirit) 3rd Prix la Rochette (G3). Grandam of: SOUSTRACTION (f Lope de Vega) Prix d'Aumale (G3), 2nd Prix Vanteaux (G3), 3rd Prix Saint-Alary (G1); MATEMATICA (f Rock Of Gibraltar) Prix Matchem, 2nd Prix Marcel Boussac (G1).

BROOKLYN’S STORM (f Storm Cat) Winner. Dam of: POLLARA (f Camelot) Prix de Royaumont (G3). Grandam of: SILASOL (f Monsun) Champion two-year-old filly in France, Prix Saint-Alary (G1), Prix Marcel Boussac (G1).

PRINCESSE DANSANTE (f King’s Best) Winner at 3, Prix Joubert. Dam of:

SKIFFLE (f Dubawi) Height of Fashion S.

Krissante (f Kris) Winner at 2, 2nd Prix Saraca, Prix La Sorellina. Dam of:

OKAWANGO (c Kingmambo) Grand Criterium (G1). Sire.

QUEST OF FIRE (f Rainbow Quest) Winner at 3. Dam of:

QUILA (f Unfuwain) Winner at 2. Dam of: QUIJANO (g Acatenango) Grosser Preis von Baden (G1), Gran Premio di Milano (G1), twice.

3rd dam: Green Valley by Val De Loir. Unraced. Dam of 13 winners:

GREEN DANCER (c Nijinsky) Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1), Observer Gold Cup (G1), Prix Lupin (G1). Champion sire.

VAL DANSEUR (c Nijinsky) Golden Gate H (G2), 3rd Sunset H (G1). Sire.

ERCOLANO (c Sir Ivor) Prix du Lys (G3), Prix d'Iena. Sire.

SOVIET LAD (c Nureyev) Prix de Pontarme, 2nd Bernard Baruch H (G1). Sire.

Irish Valley (f Irish River) Dam of:

ALHAARTH (c Unfuwain) Champion two-year-old colt in Europe, Dewhurst S (G1). Sire.

Dhelaal (f Green Desert) Unraced. Dam of: MAKFI (c Dubawi) Champion three-year-old colt in Europe, 2,000 Guineas (G1), Prix Jacques Le Marois (G1). Sire.

Conformation

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Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 2 1 - 1 -
Three 5 3 1 - -
Total 7 4 1 1 -

At 2

1st
Racing Post Trophy (G1), 8f, Newbury, beating Charlie Farnsbarns, Medicine Path, Eagle Mountain, Thousand Words, Sunshine Kid, Regime, Petara Bay, Drumfire.
3rd
Conditions race, 8f, Newbury, to Teslin, Aqaleem.

At 3
Champion three-year-old in Europe

1st
Derby S (G1), 12f, Epsom, by 5l, beating Eagle Mountain, Aqaleem, Lucarno, Soldier Of Fortune, Salford Mill, Kid Mambo, Yellowstone, Acapulco, Admiralofthefleet, Mahler, Anton Chekhov, Regime, Petara Bay, Strategic Prince, Archipenko.
1st
Juddmonte International S (G1), 10½f, York, beating Dylan Thomas, Notnowcato, Duke Of Marmalade, Asiatic Boy, Hattan, Song Of Hiawatha.
1st
Dante S (G2), 10½f, York, by 4l, beating Raincoat, Al Shemali, Adagio.
2nd
Eclipse S (G1), 10f, Sandown, to Notnowcato, beating George Washington, Yellowstone, Admiralofthefleet, Kandidate, Archipenko, Champerey. 

Timeform 133

Authorized’s progeny at the races