New Zealand 2019/20 Trotting Stallion of the Year

Majestic Son (2002 18 B h Angus Hall – Celtic Contessa)


Majestic Son took out his third New Zealand Trotting Stallion of the Year award on the back of some strong Open Class results.

All Ages: First in Stakes Won & Winners

$ Won Starters Foals Winners Starts Wins Placings
1,574,280 135 487 74 1156 125 221

In the past it has been the dominance of his juveniles that have seen Majestic Son get a jump on his opposition.

Despite Sundees Son having won three Group Ones at four and New Zealand Trotter of the Year, one of the few knocks on Majestic Son was that his progeny had failed to go on a do a job beyond their two and three year old seasons.

This season saw a lot of talented Majestic Son progeny making the leap to Open Class and making a name for themselves, putting to bed any speculation about the great sire he has become.

Group Racing Winners

  • Oscar Bonavena: Canterbury Park Trotting Cup (G3), Trotters Flying Mile (G2), Cambridge Trotters Flying Stakes (G3)
  • Sundees Son: Ordeal Trotting Cup (G3)
  • Winterfell: Interdominion Trotting Heat 2 & 6 (G3), Interdominion Trotting Final (G1), National Trot (G1)
  • Majestic Man: Interdominion Trotting Heat 5 (G3)
  • Pretty Majestic: Northern Trotting Breeders Stakes (G3)

Group Racing Placegetters 

  • Valloria: 2nd D G Jones Trotting Cup (G3), 3rd Canterbury Park Trotting Cup (G3)
  • Majestic Man: 3rd Interdominion Trotting Heat 2 & 6 (G3), 2nd Interdominion Trotting Final (G1), 2nd National Trot (G1)
  • Oscar Bonavena: 3rd National Trot (G1)
  • Winterfell: 3rd Cambridge Trotters Flying Stakes (G3), 2nd 4 & 5YO Championship (G3
  • One Majic Kenny: 2nd Hambletonian (G3)
  • Pretty Majestic: 2nd Greenlane Cup (G3)
  • Chevron Action: 2nd NZ Trotting Oaks (G2)

Even with a number of the feature trotting races cancelled due to Covid and the shortening of the season, he managed to increase his number of wins by four from the previous season and was only $200,000 shy of his 2018/19 stake money earned.

The Breeders Crown winning son of Angus Hall has taken advantage of the numbers he has received thanks to being one of the few fresh options available.

Coupling his fresh semen with his affordable pricing and high fertility has seen Majestic Son serve some fantastic books and having served 105 in 2020, he will in conversations for leading Trotting Stallion for many years to come.