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Henrythenavigator 2008.jpg
Henrythenavigator at the 2008 Breeders' Cup
Sire Kingmambo
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Dam Sequoyah
Damsire Sadler's Wells
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2005
Country United States
Colour Bay/Brown
Breeder Western Bloodstock
Owner Susan Magnier
Trainer Aidan O'Brien
Record 10: 6-2-1
Earnings £873,703
Major wins
Coventry Stakes (2007)
2000 Guineas (2008)
Irish 2,000 Guineas (2008)
St. James's Palace Stakes (2008)
Sussex Stakes (2008)
Last updated on June 6, 2009

Henrythenavigator (foaled February 28, 2005) is an American-bred and Irish-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. He won the 2000 Guineas, the Irish 2,000 Guineas, the St. James's Palace Stakes and the Sussex Stakes in 2008.

After he finished second in the Breeders' Cup Classic it was announced that Henrythenavigator would retire to Ashford Stud, Kentucky (Coolmore's farm in Kentucky), to stand at stud beginning the 2009 season. For the 2010 season, he shuttled between Ashford Stud and Coolmore's Australian farm; he now shuttles between Coolmore's Ireland and Australia farms.

He is named after the Portuguese prince Henry the Navigator.

Stud record[edit]

Henrythenavigator attracted a number of top-class mares in his first season. They included: Vertigineux, the dam of Zenyatta; Rags To Riches, winner of the Belmont Stakes; Peeping Fawn, winner of the Irish Oaks; and, Mien, dam of Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown.


Pedigree of Henrythenavigator
Mr. Prospector Raise a Native Native Dancer
Raise You
Gold Digger Nashua
Miesque Nureyev Northern Dancer
Pasodoble Prove Out
Santa Quilla
Sadler's Wells Northern Dancer Nearctic
Fairy Bridge Bold Reason
Brigid Irish River Riverman
Irish Star
Luv Luvin' Raise a Native
Ringing Bells


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