In training

Joshua Tree (IRE)

Bay Colt
DOB: 08 Mar 2007
Montjeu (IRE) x Madeira Mist (IRE) (Grand Lodge (USA))

Joshua Tree is by legendary Coolmore stallion Montjeu and he is out of a Grade 3-winning half-sister to the Listed winner Misty Heights. 

Joshua Tree has been something of a journeyman throughout his career, competing in Ireland, England, Canada, Hong Kong, Qatar, Germany, Dubai and Italy during his five seasons in training. A seven-time winner, Joshua Tree landed first major win when taking the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot.

As a three-year-old, he put up strong performances in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes and the St Leger, and subsequently came out on top in the Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine. He returned to Canada to finish second in the 2011 renewal of the race and then travelled to France for the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay, toppling a strong field of likely Melbourne Cup contenders that included 2010 winner Americain.

A third to Orfevre in the Group 2 Prix Foy at Longchamp was followed by a return visit to Woodbine for another tilt at the Canadian International, where he once again emerged victorious in 2012. 

Joshua Tree made his 2013 reappearance in the Yorkshire Cup and went on to run third to St Nicolas Abbey in the Group 1 Coronation Cup at Epsom. He ran disappointingly in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud but returned to France to run, once again, a tremendous race in the Prix Kergorlay, where he was a half-length second to Verema after making the running.

After running down the field in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Joshua Tree returned to his favourite venue - Woodbine - to complete an historic hat-trick of wins in the Canadian International, becoming the first horse to do so. 

The globetrotting Joshua Tree continued to run gallantly abroad in the spring of 2014, finishing sixth - beaten less than three lengths - in the Group 1 Al Maktoum Challenge in Dubai, and he made his final appearance in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot. A tough, talented and versatile performer, Joshua Tree began life as a stallion in 2015. 

Link to form and entries  (courtesy of the Racing Post; opens in a new window)

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  • 9th of May 2014