- Authorized (horse)
Thoroughbred racehorse infobox
horsename = Authorized
caption =Authorized on 2007 Epsom Derby
grandsire = Sadler's Wells
dam = Funsie
damsire = Saumarez
sex = Colt
foaled = 2004
country = Ireland flagicon|Ireland
colour = Bay
breeder = Marengo Investments & Knighton House Ltd & M Kinane
owner = Godolphin/Darley
record = 7: 4-1-1
earnings = £1,286,663
Racing Post Trophy(2006)
awards = European Champion Three-Year-Old Colt (2007)
Co-World Champion 3-Yr-Old (2007)
updated= November 15, 2007
Authorized (foaled February 14, 2004) is an Irish-bred and British-trained
Thoroughbredracehorse, winner of the 2007 Epsom Derby.
Birth, pedigree and sales
Authorized was foaled on
14 February 2004and was sired by Montjeu, winner of the Irish Derby Stakes, Prix du Jockey Cluband Prix de l'Arc de Triomphein 1999 and the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond 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. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2007/05/22/shhots22.xml "Kinane's double chance" Daily Telegraph article 23 May 2007] ] . 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
TattersallsNewmarket, Englandsales in November 2004 [ [http://www.racingbetter.co.uk/epsom_derby/2007/runners/authorized.html Epsom Derby runners 2007 profile of Authorized] ] and returned there in October 2005 as a yearling to be bought by the Newmarket trainer Peter Chapple-Hyamfor 400,000 guineas on behalf of the Kuwaiti businessmen and racing partners Saleh al Homaizi [ [http://www.ntra.com/stats_bios.aspx?id=21054 Saleh al Homaizi's National Thoroughbred Racing Association biography] ] and Imad al Sagar [ [http://www.ntra.com/stats_bios.aspx?id=21055 Imad al Sagar's National Thoroughbred Racing Association biography] ] .
He was broken at [http://www.fawleyhousestud.com/ Fawley House Stud] by Danni & Steve O'Neill in 2006/7.
Authorized has been trained throughout his career by Peter Chapple-Hyam at his St Gatien stables in Newmarket.
Authorized made his racecourse debut at
Newbury Racecourseon 15 September 2006, in the one mile Haynes, Hanson and Clark Conditions Stakes. Ridden by Eddie Ahern, he finished third of seven runners behind the winner, Teslin. He was beaten by a head into third by Aqaleem and the Racing Post’s assessment of Authorized was that "he is bred to make a better three-year-old and looks sure to improve and win races." [ [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?race_id=415567&r_date=2006-09-15 Racing Post result Haynes, Hanson & Clark Cond Stks] ]
A month later, on 21 October 2006, Authorized returned to Newbury to contest the Group One
Racing Post Trophyover one mile. The race was run on heavy going, and Authorized was ridden for the first time by Frankie Dettori. He won at odds of 25 to 1, by one and three quarter lengths from Charlie Farnsbarn. The odds-on favourite Eagle Mountain finished fourth. Authorized was quoted immediately after the race at 16 to 1 for the 2007 Epsom Derbybut this was soon cut to 10 to 1. [ [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?race_id=414466&r_date=2006-10-21 Racing Post result Racing Post Trophy] ]
Authorized’s first run as a three-year-old came in the ten furlong
Dante Stakesat York Racecourseon 17 May. Ridden by Frankie Dettori, Authorized was sent off 10 to 11 favourite and won by four lengths from Raincoat. It appeared at the time to be the best performance in any of the 2007 Trial races for the Epsom Derbyand Authorized was made favourite for the race. [ [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?race_id=427783&r_date=2007-05-17 Racing Post result Dante Stakes] ]
Media attention ahead of the Derby focused on Frankie Dettori who, despite winning all the other British Classics at least twice each, had so far failed to win the Derby in 14 attempts. For the race itself, run at
Epsom Downs Racecourseon 2 June 2007, Authorized was a clear favourite at odds of 5 to 4, and justified the odds by winning by five lengths in a fast time. Dropped back in the field early on, he came to join the leaders inside the final two furlongs and won comfortably. His winning margin has not been bettered since Slip Anchorwon in 1985 and in a faster time than either Motivatorin 2005 or Sir Percyin 2006. Eagle Mountain finished second and Aqaleem third. [ [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?race_id=395855&r_date=2007-06-02 Racing Post result Epsom Derby] ] [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/6698707.stm BBC report of Epsom Derby] ]
Breeding rights to Authorized were sold to Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum in June 2007. He was leased back to his owners for the remainder of the 2007 racing season and remained at Peter Chapple-Hyam's stables. [ [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2007/06/08/shmcgr08.xml "Authorized sold to Sheikh Mohammed" Daily Telegraph article 8 June 2007] ]
Authorized's third run of 2007 came in the
Eclipse Stakesat Sandown Park on 7 July, where attempted to become the first Epsom Derby winner to win the Eclipse since Nashwanin 1989, and the first Epsom Derby winner to win another race of any description since High Chaparralin 2002. [ [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/racing/article2017455.ece "Authorized faces tough test in Eclipse" Times article 3 July 2007] ] . He was provided with a pacemaker, Champery, to give him a strong pace in an effort to test the stamina of his closest expected rival, George Washington, but despite beating George Washington he finished second to Notnowcato, who was switched to the stands side of the course by Ryan Moore to exploit the faster ground there. [ [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/race_result.sd?race_id=430469&r_date=2007-7-7 Racing Post result Eclipse Stakes] ]
Authorized returned to the racecourse on 21 August in the Juddmonte International Stakes over an extended ten furlongs at
York Racecourse. Sent off the 6 to 4 favourite, he was opposed by six runners including his Eclipse Stakesconqueror, Notnowcato and the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakeswinner, Dylan Thomas. Always travelling well, Authorized took the lead just over a furlong out and beat Dylan Thomas by a length. [ [http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/result.sd?race_id=435457&r_date=2007-08-21 Racing Post result International Stakes] ]
He ran his last race in Paris at the Prix des Arc. Dylan Thomas won this event at odds of 11/2. Authorized heavily backed and sent off at evens was never in contention to win the race, taking the wide outside route. Frankie Dettori's words as he unmounted were "this was not the same horse I'm used to riding".
Authorized retired as a racehorse on Wednesday 10 October just a few days after his disappointing race in Paris. Trainer of Authorized Chapple-Hyam hailed the son of Montjeu as "The King". Chapple-Hyam: "Authorized is the King. He is the best horse I've ever trained and I'll never forget him." He continued: "He goes with the best wishes of everyone connected to the yard and I'm sure he'll be a big success as a stallion. I look forward to one day hopefully training his progeny," he told peterchapplehyam.com.
Authorized won four of his seven starts and amassed over £1.25million in total prize money. He will now be a Stallion for Darley. Darley has priced 2007 Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Authorized at £25,000 pounds (about $35,000) for his first season. He will stand at Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England. Authorized is by Montjeu out of Funsie, by Saumarez.For their second breeding seasons, in 2009, Manduro and Authorized will switch locations.
* [http://breeding.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=41526 Bloodhorse.com article]
* [http://www.pedigreequery.com/authorized3 Authorized's pedigree and partial racing stats]
* [http://www.britishhorseracing.com/goracing/racing/racehorses/184.108.40.206.1.asp?item=003618 Authorized's profile on the British Horseracing Board website]
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