First-crop stallion Holy Roman Emperor, a French champion and Irish group I winner, sired his first winner when his son High Award won the first race for 2-year-olds in England and Ireland this year. High Award scored March 21 at the Curragh in Ireland, winning at five furlongs under 129 pounds.
High Award races for Susan Magnier, wife of John Magnier, who is the managing partner of Coolmore Stud, where Holy Roman Emperor stands at stud. Coolmore is located in Ireland.
Irish-bred High Award is trained by Tommy Stack, whose wife, Liz, in partnership with Jane Rowlinson, are the breeders of High Award. High Award is out of Irish champion and classic winner Tarascon (by Tirol).
Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill—L’On Vite, by Secretariat) was France’s 2-year-old champion male in 2006. He was retired to stud at Coolmore early in his 3-year-old season to replace first-year stallion George Washington following the discovery that the latter had fertility problems. Holy Roman Emperor entered stud with four wins, three in group events, and earnings of $764,836.
Holy Roman Emperor’s fee at Coolmore is $17,500 euros.