Montjeu (by Sadler's Wells) was a brilliant middle-distance horse who became both a leading international classic and Group 1 sire and a source of notably successful stallion sons, both flat and National Hunt.
Joshua Tree raced from two to seven years of age, winning in Ireland, England, France, Qatar, and Canada. In the latter country he became something of a celebrity as he made one of their best races his own. He won the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine as a three-year-old, was runner-up to Sarah Lynx at four, then won it again at five and six.
In addition to the array of countries in which he was a winner, Joshua Tree was also Group 1-placed in Germany and Group 3-placed in Dubai. His career earnings topped £2.4 million, he stands at Haras du Grand Courgeon, in France, and covered 47 mares in his first season.
Joshua Tree is the best of several winners out of the Grade 3 scorer Madeira Mist (by Grand Lodge) and that half-sister to multiple South African Grade 1 heroine Inara (by Trippi) is also a half-sister to Misty Heights (by Fasliyev), who was a pattern-placed stakes winner in Ireland.
His grandam is the one-time scorer Mountains Of Mist (by Shirley Heights) and that half-sister to Group 2 Lowther Stakes winner Enthused (by Seeking The Gold) is out of the Group 1 Coronation Stakes star Magic Of Life (by Seattle Slew). Those who descend from that talented miler also include the European pattern winners Norman Invader (by War Chant), Energizer (by Monsun), and Group 1-placed Nova Hawk (by Hawk Wing).
The fourth dam of of Joshua Tree is the prolific Larida (by Northern Dancer) whose wins featured the Grade 2 Orchid Handicap and placings included second in the Grade 1 Demoiselle Stakes.
His better flat representatives are likely to be middle-distance horses and stayers and, given how the Montjeu stallions are doing with their jumpers, it seems likely that he will get some talented performers in that sector in time.
JOSHUA TREE (IRE) - b.2007 - Montjeu - Madeira Mist, 7 wins inc Pattison Canadian International Stakes (Gr1 - 3 times), Prix Kergorlay (Gr2), Royal Lodge Stakes (Gr2), 2nd Pattison Canadian International Stakes (Gr1), Princess of Wales's Stakes (Gr2), Prix Kergorlay (Gr2), Dubai Gold Cup (Gr3), 3rd Grosser Preis von Baden (Gr1), Coronation Cup (Gr1), Prix Foy (Gr2), Great Voltigeur Stakes (Gr2). Sire in France. First foals in 2016.
Sires of Stallions