Majorien to stand at Haras de Lonray in 2009
MAJORIEN, a 14-year-old son of Machiavellian, will stand at Haras de Lonray in 2009.
Bred by Francois Geffroy, Majorien was purchased by Gainsborough Stud for FF1,200,000 at the Deauville yearling sale in 1995.
Subsequently trained by Criquette Head-Maarek for Maktoum Al Maktoum, Majorien finished second behind Revoque in the Grand Criterium at two, and won three times, including when beating Tamure by a length in the Prix du Conseil de Paris, at the age of three.
At five he was transferred to be trained by Neil Drysdale in the US, where hefinished second in the Charles Whittingham Handicap.
Majorien had stood at Haras d'Etreham since retiring, and has sired numerous minor winners on the continent.
He was sold at Deauville last December for €28,000. At Lonray he will join Agnes Kamikaze, Great Journey and Northern Park.