Ajax (horse)

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For the Australian racehorse of the same name, see Ajax II.
Ajax
Sire Flying Fox (GB)
Grandsire Orme
Dam Amie
Damsire Clamart
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1901
Country France
Colour Bay
Breeder Edmond Blanc
Owner Edmond Blanc
Trainer Robert Denman
Record 5 starts, 5 wins
Major wins
Prix Noailles (1904)
Prix Lupin (1904)
Prix du Jockey Club (1904)
Grand Prix de Paris (1904)
Last updated on 29 January 2011

Ajax (foaled 1901 in France) was an undefeated Thoroughbred racehorse that won the Grand Prix de Paris and was an influential sire.

Breeding[edit]

Bred and raced by Edmond Blanc, he was by the good winner and sire, Flying Fox and his dam was the unraced Amie by Clamart, who also won the Grand Prix de Paris. Ajax was a brother to Adam, a sire who was exported to the United States in 1906 and then in 1908 to Austria.[1]

Racing record[edit]

Ajax was trained by Robert Denman and ridden by jockey, George Stern. In 1904 the three-year-old colt won the two most prestigious races in France, the Prix du Jockey Club[2] and the Grand Prix de Paris[3] before retiring undefeated after five starts.

At stud, Ajax was an influential stallion[4] who sired Union (his first classic winner and the 3rd dam of Le Pacha) and Teddy. His daughters produced the undefeated Havresac II, Invershin, Massine and Le Correge.[1]

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Ajax, bay stallion, 1901
Sire
Flying Fox
b. 1896
Orme
b. 1889
Ormonde
b. 1883
Bend Or
Lily Agnes
Angelica
b. 1879
Galopin*
St.Angela
Vampire
br. 1889
Galopin*
br. 1872
Vedette
Flying Duchess
Irony
ch. 1881
Rosebery
Sarcasm
Dam
Amie
b. 1893
Clamart
ch. 1888
Saumur or Soukaras (unknown)
(unknown)
Princess Catherine
ch. 1876
Prince Charlie
Catherine
Alice
b./br. 1887
Wellingtonia
ch. 1869
Chattanooga
Araucaria
Asta
br. 1877
Cambuslang
Lady Superior

Note: b. = Bay, br. = Brown, ch. = Chestnut

* Ajax was inbred 3x4 to Galopin. This means that the stallion appears once in the third generation and once in the fourth generation of his pedigree.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pryor, Peter, The Classic Connection, Cortney Publications, Luton, 1979
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Tb Heritage: Flying Fox

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