PRECOCIOUS GROUP WINNER AND GR.1-PLACED JUVENILE BY SIRE SENSATION NO NAY NEVER.
Displaying A SPARKLING TURN-OF-FOOT winning the Molecomb Stakes Gr.3 by over 3 lengths, and a debut winner in April of his 2-year-old season.
Placed in two of the most anticipated juveniles races in Europe, when 2nd by a short neck in the Flying Childers Stakes Gr.2 and 3RD IN THE MIDDLE PARK STAKES GR.1. Also 4th in the Prix Morny Gr.1.
Always in the frame in all six of his European starts at 2, and one of the highest-rated 2-year-olds of his generation.
“ARMOR was a very precocious 2-year-old who had it all - natural speed, toughness and a great turn of foot. And a gentleman.”
Trainer Richard Hannon
“As one of our most consistent 2-year-olds at Al Shaqab, Armor is showing a profile close to Mehmas, with whom we’ve enjoyed great successes while retiring him in Ireland. We’d like to offer a similar opportunity to the French breeders by standing Armor at Haras de Bouquetot.”
Khalifa Al Attiya, Al Shaqab General Manager
AT 2 YEARS OLD, IN 7 STARTS
1st Molecomb Stakes Gr.3, Goodwood UK, 5f by 3 1/4 lengths
1st Maiden Stakes, Doncaster UK, 5f on debut
2nd Flying Childers Stakes Gr.2, Doncaster UK, 5f by a neck
3rd Middle Park Stakes Gr.1, Newmarket UK, 6f
4th Prix Morny Gr.1, Deauville FR, 6f
By NO NAY NEVER (2011). Hwt. colt in France, Stakes winner in England, France and N.A., Darley Prix Morny
Gr.1, etc. Sire of TEN SOVEREIGNS (Hwt. in Europe, England and Ireland, Darley July Cup Gr.1, etc.; sire),
ALCOHOL FREE (Qatar Sussex S. Gr.1), etc.), BROOKE (Premio Las Oaks Gr.1, 2nd Premio Polla de Potrancas
Gr.1, etc.), NAY LADY NAY (Mrs. Revere S. Gr.2, 3rd Flower Bowl Stakes Gr.1, etc.), ARIZONA (Coventry S.
Gr.2, 2nd Darley Dewhurst Stakes Gr.1, 3rd Goffs V. O'Brien National Stakes Gr.1, etc.; sire), WICHITA (Bet365
Park S. Gr.2, 2nd 2000 Guineas Gr.1, 3rd Darley Dewhurst Stakes Gr.1, St James's Palace Stakes Gr.1 etc.), etc.
HESTIA by High Chaparral. Winner at 3 in FR. Dam of 4 foals, 3 to race, 2 winners:
ARMOR (c. No Nay Never). Black type winner, see race record.
CELESTIAL POINT (f. Pivotal). 2 wins at 3, 2021 in ENG.
PERRUCHE GRISE by Mark of Esteem. 2 wins in 2 starts at 3 in FR. Half-sister to PINSON (Hwt. at 3 on French
Free Hand., 9 1/2 - 11 fur., Prix Guillaume d'Ornano-Haras d'Etreham Gr.2, etc., sire). Dam of 2 winners:
HESTIA (f. High Chaparral). See above.
FROSTY FLYER (g. Silver Frost). Winner at 4 in FR, placed at 3 in ENG.
Tadorne by Inchinor. 3 wins at 2 and 3 in FR, 2nd Prix La Sorellina LR, 3rd Prix d'Angerville LR, Grand Criterium
de Bordeaux LR. Dam of 6 winners:
PINSON (c. Halling). 4 wins in 5 starts at 3 in FR, placed at 4 in ENG, Hwt. at 3 on French Free Hand., 9 1/2 - 11 fur., Prix Guillaume d'Ornano-Haras d'Etreham Gr.2, Prix Daphnis Gr.3, 2nd Countrywide Steel and Tubes Joel S. Gr.3. Sire.
PERRUCHE GRISE (f. Mark of Esteem). See above.
TARPON (c. Vettori). 8 wins, 3 to 9 in FR.
TEMERAIRE (f. Mount Nelson). Winner at 3 in ENG, placed at 2 and 3 in FR.
OGADINE (f. Le Havre). 2 wins in 4 starts at 3 in FR.
MIMOSA (f. Halling). Winner at 3 in FR.
TAMBURA by Kaldoun. Winner at 2 in FR. Sister to FLORESTA (Prix Zeddaan LR, etc.), half-sister to Secret de
Famille (2nd Le Vase d'Argent LR, etc.), Pink Cloud (2nd Prix Belle de Nuit LR, etc.). Dam of 10 winners:
VERBA (f. Anabaa). 3 wins, 2 to 4 in FR, Prix Altipan LR, 2nd Totesport Betxtra Chartwell Fillies' S. Gr.3, Prix
de Saint-Cyr LR, Prix Ceres LR, 3rd Prix Miesque Gr.3. Dam of 4 winners.
XIMB (g. Septieme Ciel). 7 wins at 2 and 4 in FR, Prix du Haras de la Huderie LR, 3rd Prix Jean-Luc
Lagardere Grand Criterium Gr.1.
WELCOME MILLENIUM (f. Kendor). 3 wins at 2 in FR, Criterium du Bequet LR, 2nd Prix d'Aumale Gr.3,
Prix des Reservoirs Gr.3, 3rd Prix de la Grotte Gr.3, Prix La Camargo LR. Dam of 6 winners.
KAMBURA (f. Literato). 2 wins at 2 in FR, Criterium de Lyon - Prix Equita Lyon LR, 2nd Prix Miesque Gr.3.
Dam of a winner.
Tadorne (f. Inchinor). Black type placed winner, see above.
VIVA MARIA (f. Kendor). Winner in 2 starts at 2 in ENG. Dam of 4 winners, inc.:
NATIVE KHAN (c. Azamour). 3 wins in 6 starts at 2 and 3 in ENG, Craven S. Gr.3, Alexis Catchpole
Celebration Solario S. Gr.3, 3rd QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas Gr.1, Friarstown Stud International
S. Gr.3, Jockey Club of Turkey Meld S. Gr.3. Sire.
Caipirinia (f. Hawk Wing). 2 wins at 2 in FR, 3rd Prix Delahante LR. Producer.
The main successful sire line matings for ARMOR's sire NO NAY NEVER have been represented in the table below (to 1.11.21):