2007 – “Authorized”




A fine art horse-racing print from an original painting by Jacqueline Stanhope

2007 Epsom Derby winner, by champion Montjeu. Ridden by Frankie Dettori.

Signed Limited Edition of 250 – Approximate image size (cms): 38 x 48

Authorized was foaled on 14 February 2004 and was sired by Montjeu, winner of the Irish Derby, Prix du Jockey Club and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1999 and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2000. Authorized’s dam, the unraced Funsie, was sired by Saumarez, winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1990. Funsie is owned by the Irish jockey Mick Kinane, who is one-third of the partnership which bred Authorized. Kinane would go on to ride against Authorized in the 2007 Epsom Derby, finishing last on Archipenko.

He was sold as a foal for 95,000 guineas to Tony Nerses at Tattersalls Newmarket, England sales in November 2004 and returned there in October 2005 as a yearling to be bought by the Newmarket trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam for 400,000 guineas on behalf of the Kuwaiti businessmen and racing partners Saleh al Homaizi and Imad al Sagar.

He was broken at Fawley House Stud by Danni & Steve O’Neill in 2006/7.

Authorized was trained throughout his career by Peter Chapple-Hyam at his St Gatien stables in Newmarket.

  • Age: foaled February 14, 2004
  • Breeding: Montjeu (IRE) – Funsie (FR) (Saumarez)
  • Trainer: P W Chapple-Hyam
  • Owner: Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar

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