"Mount Nelson was a great looking colt with lots of speed and class. At two I felt he was one of our best Classic prospects."

Aidan O’Brien, trainer

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2004 Rock of Gibraltar ex Independence (Selkirk), bay 16.1½ hh (1.66m)

Gr.1 winner at 2 and 4 years.  A proven sire of Group winners.


Sire of 32 Stakes horses inc:
Highlands Queen - 1st Prix de Pomone Gr.2, Deauville, and Prix Cleopatre Gr.3, Saint-Cloud.
Boscaccio - 1st
Oppenheim-Union-Rennen Gr.2, Cologne, and Derby Trial L, Hannover.
- won Royal Lodge Stakes Gr.2, Newmarket, and Chesham Stakes L, Royal Ascot (see video).
Purr Along - dual Group winner & 2nd highest rated 2yo filly in the 2012 World Thoroughbred Rankings (see video).
Volume - dual Gr.1 Classic placed

Performance: Won the Gr.1 Criterium International (8f) at 2yrs in race record time.  Official rating: 119 - 4th top rated two-year-old.
Came back from injury to win the Gr.1 Coral Eclipse (10f).  TR 126.
Pedigree: By Champion miler and leading sire Rock of Gibraltar out of Independence (Selkirk) winner of the Sun Chariot and Matron Stakes.  Bred on the same Danzig / Sharpen Up sire cross as Danehill Dancer and Invincible Spirit.
Presence: Probably the best looking stallion in the UK.  320,000gns yearling.
2016 Fee: £5,000 1st Oct SLF - plus new 'filly+ scheme'
((Filly Foal, Free Return OR 50% Rebate - if your mare breeds a filly foal from a nomination to Mount Nelson in 2016)

"The moment I clapped eyes on Mount Nelson, I thought he was outstanding.  I'm a huge fan of his sire and he's better looking.  I see a very bright future for him, and my clients agree; we have booked more mares to him than any other freshman this season." Johnny McKeever, McKeever St Lawrence

"I heard he was a good looking horse, but I hadn’t expected him to be such an impressive individual.  He has great presence and an unbelievable walk." Gerry Burke, Glidawn Stud

"I have rarely seen a horse with quite such a good walk." Hubert Honore, Haras d'Ommeel